Orlando Magic Need To Raise Expectations For E'Twaun Moore

By John Raffel
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not easy when the team has lost 20 of its last 22.

But E’Twaun Moore just keeps trying to play as steady and as consistent as he possibily can with the Orlando Magic.

On Sunday night, the Magic lost 108-92 to the Memphis Grizzlies in suffering their 20th NBA loss in the last 22 games. It’s a game in which the Magic never led. It’s been that kind of a season.

Still Moore continues to hang with it, along with other Magic players, and puts in his work as best and competitively as he possibly can. Against the Grizzlies, he had respectable numbers with 40-of-109 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line for 12 points. He was among three Magic players to lead the team with 12 points, which gives good indication right there why the Magic lost again.

The numbers for Moore have been consistent the past few games. But obviously, the Magic need more from him and others to pick up their offense and throw a stingier defense at the opposition.

In his last two games, he’s also had 33 strong minutes on the court. The Magic need productivity and more minutes from their players. They are 16-44 and headed for a win total probably in the low 20s with losses getting close to 60. The Grizzlies were able to give star player Zach Randolph, nursing a sprained ankle, the night off.

That’s embarrassing when the opposition can rest its star player and still win handly. Moore and his teammates simply need to do more for the Magic to get something respectable out of the rest of the season.

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