The Best NBA Teams to Never Win an NBA Title

3. 1994-95 Orlando Magic

Record and standing: 57-25, 1st in Atlantic Division
Hall of Famer(s): Shaquille O'Neal
Scoring leader: Shaquille O'Neal (29.3 PPG)
Rebounds leader: Shaquille O'Neal (11.4 RPG)
Assists leader: Anfernee Hardaway (7.2 APG)
Round eliminated: NBA Finals

The Magic were already coming off a strong 1993-94 campaign in which they went 50-32, and they added veteran big man Horace Grant in the offseason to complement their already formidable duo of Shaq and Penny Hardaway. The result was a spectacular regular season that saw Orlando post the second best home record in NBA history as they went 39-2 in the Orlando Arena. They also had the distinction of being the only team to best Michael Jordan in the playoffs after he won his first title, knocking out the recently-returned legend and his Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Unfortunately for the Magic, the huge momentum killer of Nick Anderson's infamous missed free throws in Game 1 of the Finals ruined their season as they were swept by a sixth seeded, veteran Houston Rockets squad.

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