Magic are about to shatter an NBA record

Magic are about to shatter an NBA record

Postby rlee » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:34 pm

Magic are about to shatter an NBA record
By Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Magic are about to shatter an NBA record.

Through 81 games, the team has attempted 1,334 free throws, averaging almost 16.5 per game.

The 2005-06 Phoenix Suns set the league record for fewest free-throw attempts per game, attempting 18.0 foul shots per game.

Mathematically, there's no possible way the Magic could eclipse the Suns' average — not with the Magic about to play their season finale Wednesday night against the Miami Heat in Miami.

The Philadelphia 76ers also are on pace to beat the Suns' record too, but the Sixers have attempted 29 more free throws than the Magic and are averaging 16.8 attempts per game.

It's highly unlikely that Orlando will have at least 29 more free-throw attempts than Philadelphia in the final game of the regular season.

But the Magic attempted a season-high 34 free throws during their 102-84 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Orlando went 20 for 34 from the line.
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