Magic have tough road ahead

The Magic 1-10 and their next 10 opponents have a combined record of 62-43.

Updated: November 19, 2003, 9:00 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Maybe the Orlando Magic should have beaten the New York Knicks on Nov. 3.

Even with Grant Hill going through four ankle operations and unable to play this season, even with players like Ben Wallace and Troy Hudson having been let go due to Hill's burdening salary, even with eight new players on this year's team, five of them rookies, even with injuries to Gordan Giricek and Pat Garrity, maybe the Magic should have beaten the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 5.

After all, those were two games against non-playoff teams taking place at home.