Here at the end of the season, Elfrid Payton is showing signs of getting it.
Payton, the point guard of the Orlando Magic, has strung four straight games together, including the team’s last two victories.
In those four games, Payton has 20, 14, 15 and 11 points. He also has 10, 7, 10 and 12 assists.
“I thought he did a nice job defensively,” Magic coach Scott Skiles said. “He was pushing the ball, like he has been the last three or four games. He got in the paint pretty much whenever he wanted to, and then when he got in there he made good decisions on whether to shoot it or give it to somebody else.”
The Magic now has 31 victories.
“I’m just trying to end the season on a good note,” Payton said. “My goal every year is to always get better each game and be playing my best ball at the end of the season.”
Orlando plays at Indiana Thursday night.