It continues to be anyone's guess as to who the Magic may face in the first round of the playoffs. Going into today's action, just 1 1/2 games separate the 7th seed and the 5th seed in the East. WAS holds the 5th seed at 42-38, TOR the sixth seed at 40-39, and PHI the 7th seed at 40-40. If things stay that way, it will be the Magic against TOR in the first round.
Meantime, the Magic play at CHI tonight, trying to get back on track after a disheartening 1 pt home loss FRI to MIN. After beating the Bulls by 32 pts last WED, the Magic are just 3 pt favorites tonight (www.pinnaclesports.com).