Are Magic’s Defensive Struggles Mental?
In his pregame availability with the media before tonight’s game, Jacque Vaughn offered his clearest assessment yet on why the Magic’s defense continues to stumble.
“It’s amazing how your mind works,” Vaughn said when asked about the problems on defense.
“I think that’s the most powerful tool that you have. Early on, when we were playing defense at an extremely great rate, we weren’t scoring the ball. So now that we’re scoring it at a decent clip, you have to convince yourself that there’s a job to be done on the other end as well and that if my shots don’t go in, that doesn’t affect my approach on the other end. And it’s really that simple.”