The question and comparison for this Orlando Magic team are inescapable. They are constantly reminded of their success and how good they can be because they have been here before. There must be some secret key that can unlock that group. Something that can spark that same run as they did last year, going 22-9 to reach 42-40 and the seventh-seed in the Eastern Conference.
Everyone sees it in them. And so the Magic face the question seemingly at every point of struggle.
They came together right around this point of the season defensively and suffocated teams.