Looking at the Playoffs and Celebrating Fifty Wins

Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis of the Orlando Magic share a laugh on the bench as the Magic defeat the Chicago Bulls, 104-84, for their 50th victory of the 2007/2008 season

 

Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis have a laugh on the bench during the Magic's 50th victory of the season.

 

Photo by Brian Kersey, the Associated Press

For anyone curious about the playoff picture, here it is, courtesy Tom Ziller of Fanhouse. Most likely, we'll face the Toronto Raptors in the first round. That's an unfavorable matchup, to say the least. I'd much rather play the Philadelphia 76ers, as we match-up better with them than we do the Raptors. Dwight Howard always has trouble guarding Chris Bosh, and the thought of having to stop him in a seven-game series frightens me.

I played a playoff edition of 20 Questions with Hardwood Paroxysm. You can check it out here.

And now, some diversions. In honor of our first fifty-win season since 1995/96, I thought I'd have some fun with the number 50...

If you're curious to see what 3QC will look like this Friday, when it migrates to the new SBN 2.0 platform, check Golden State of Mind, which made the jump today. It's purdy.

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