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Magic doomed by slow start and finish

Originally Published: May 29, 2009
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- The grease board in the visiting locker room had four one-line messages written on it after the game, the utterly perfect penmanship betraying the source of the man who wrote it: Orlando head coach Stan Van Gundy.

"48" read the first line, as in 48 minutes. (Translation: 24 to 30 minutes of good basketball, which was what the Magic played, ain't going to get you to the NBA Finals.)

"Defend" read the second line, and the word was circled. (Translation: You fall behind ...

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