These next nine games for the magic,are pretty much gonna sum up the season,its like having nine lives left in the season,we'll know after those nine whether we're still living and breathing within the playoff race,b/c out of the next nine games,only two are at home. Up first,back-to-back's on the road against playoff bound Cleveland and New Jersey,then two winnable home games. After those four,the magic go on a five game west coast trip,if the magic come back from that trip with a losing record (1-4,2-3 or the worst 0-5),then we can all forget the playoffs and start wondering which pick we'll have in the draft. Bottom line is the magic have to start making up some games,one or two here and there every so often,and they dont have to get everything back all in one night,just play consistent basketball and dont worry about who's in front of you in the standings. Being only 6 or 7 games back means,the magic dont even have to be perfect,just try and stay away from the losing streaks,if you lose a tough one,get right back going and win the next one. I dont wanna see any lackluster performances from the magic,getting down by ten or fifteen points and have to come back at the end,the magic have to play like they're backs are against the wall,max effort from start to finish is what it's gonna take over these next nine lives,oops i mean games!