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...
- Two players in Magic history have scored exactly 50 points in a single game: Tracy McGrady in 2002 and Nick Anderson in 1993.
- The last player to wear no. 50 for the Magic was Mike Miller. His best game with the Magic came on Valentine's Day 2003, when he scored 33 points in a loss to the 76ers.
- The Magic got their 50th victory of the 1995/96 season with a 113-91 drubbing of Grant Hill and his Detroit Pistons. Horace Grant lead the way for us with 26 points, and Anthony Bowie had a 20/10/10 triple-double. Here's the recap from the Orlando Sentinel.
- The Magic's 50th win in franchise history was the first game of the 1991/92 season, a 106-96 decision over the New York Knicks. Again, here's the Sentinel's recap.
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.