JJ Redick the X-Factor: He Must Stay on the Bench for the Magic to Win

Gordon TrueCorrespondent IJune 11, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  J.J. Redick #4 of the Duke Blue Devils sits on the bench alone during warm-ups before their first round NCAA Tournament game against the Delaware State Hornets at the Charlotte Coliseum on March 18, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

I've discovered the secret to winning for the Orlando Magic. Don't let JJ Redick play!

Going into tonight's Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals, the Magic have a 5-4 record in their last nine games.

These nine games include the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the first three games of the NBA Finals.

JJ Redick has played in just three of these games. The Magic lost all three games.

Over the last two series:

When JJ Redick plays the Magic are 0-3.

When he doesn't play the Magic are 5-1.

Coincidence? Yeah, probably.