The climb toward history brought them to here so tauntingly close to the spectacular summit.
They could reach out and almost touch the historic mountain top.
They could see the glistening majesty of the Everest-like peak.
Then they stepped onto the wrong rock, lost their grip, the terrain beneath their feet gave way and they tumbled perilously to earth.
Look out below.
Boston 96, Orlando 84.
The final Magic trick of the season the disappearing act -- has now been completed.