Orlando Magic Clinch Playoff Berth For the First Time in Seven Years With Win Over Celtics

Magic has been tested time and again all season

ABOVE VIDEO: For weeks, the Orlando Magic have worked under the assumption that if they were going to end the longest postseason drought in franchise history and earn a playoff position, they would have to win their way in with their own success.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS–  For weeks, the Orlando Magic have worked under the assumption that if they were going to end the longest postseason drought in franchise history and earn a playoff position, they would have to win their way in with their own success.

So, maybe it was only fitting that a Magic team that has been tested time and again all season and forced to battle back repeatedly showed the same sort of resiliency and grit on Sunday night in a stirring victory that pushed them into the playoffs.

Down 13 in the early going and stunned late in the night when Boston rallied to wipe out a 14-point deficit to knot the score, Orlando got clutch plays from franchise fixtures Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross for a 116-108 victory that vaulted it into the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

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