March 17th- As the second half of the season gets underway, the playoff push begins and it couldn't be as important as this year with hopes of keeping Dwight Howard on the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic look pretty secure in the third seed with a record of (29-16) and an end season schedule that is favorable (Orlando Magic schedule). So I was wondering if the season ended today ("then it would be a short season"- Matt Guokas, commentator of Magic games), what team would the Magic be more favorable against in the first round?
As a huge Magic fan, I would (for the sake of speculation) like to know what teams I should hope to fall in the seed against the Magic. The possible teams that could go for a playoff seed that the Magic would face (seeds 4-8, given we are in a seed 1-4), may include the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. This takes in account that the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat stay strong, and that the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers have no chance of making the playoffs this year. In this poll give your opinion on the subject and comment if you like. Also what team do you think the Magic have an unfavorable chance of defeating in the first round, if any?