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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's official... Magic to face Raptors in the first round

With TOR's 91-75 win over MIA and PHI's controversial 91-90 loss to CLE MON night, that ensures the Raptors will finish as the sixth seed in the East and will therefore face the number three seed Magic. TOR has a record of 41-40 and PHI has a 40-41 record, with TOR holding the tiebreaker in case the two teams finish tied.

A quick recap of the three games between the Magic and TOR this season:

NOV 7... ORL 105 at TOR 96
FEB 20... at TOR 127 ORL 110
MAR 4... at ORL 102 TOR 87

Raptors' C Chris Bosh was injured and did not play in the third game. Bosh scored 40 pts against the Magic in FEB.

Dates and times for the games will be announced.


  • At 6:10 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    In games that Bosh scored big so did Dwight. Therefore, I don't wory about that match up. My concern is on the guards' positions. We particularly cannot allow Ford and Calderon to go off on us. I expect Magic to win the series 4-2.

  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt, you're right about the Raptors' PGs T.J. Ford and Jose Calderon. If they go off on us like Calderon did in the second TOR/ORL game where the Raptors scored 127 pts, the Magic are in trouble! I expect Dooling to see a lot of action off the bench if Nelson has a hard time guarding either Ford or Calderon.

    I also hope Howard can play a little better defense on Bosh than he did in the two games Bosh played against the Magic. Bosh seemed to do whatever he wanted.

    I'll do a more complete post on the season stats of the Raptors' players in a day or two, but I agree with Matt that this will be a six game series with the Magic winning, if the Magic approach each game with the proper focus and intensity. With so much in the line in the playoffs, I expect the Magic to do that much.

  • At 11:13 PM, Blogger ASponge said…

    As citizens of the NBA, it falls on the rest of us to help Save the Sonics! I beg you to please post your team/owner's information with the following. Thanks!

    We Miami Heat fans have put together a proposed plan of action here: http://thesouthfloridafan.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-help-seattle-keep-their-sonics.html

    It involves this:


    "As a form of protest, we vow to boycott any game next season in which the Oklahoma City Sonics play, whether it be in our arena or watching it on television."

    Spread this around as much as you can. It's going to take the other teams to prevent this from happening. Let's save the Sonics!

  • At 11:08 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I see the magic winning this series also,the main reason being that we have the perimeter advantage with two players close to all-star status (hedo and rashard has been before). We cant let guys like bargnani and mo pete become superstars in our building,the point guard and center match-ups are going to wind up being a wash because both teams platoon those positions.


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