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If You Read Only One Orlando Magic-Related Blog Post Today...

... make it the latest installment in CelticsBlog's "Runnin' Fives" series, which focuses on the Magic. "Runnin' Fives" aims "to put together the best possible standard five-man line-up (two guards, two forwards, one center, with some room for finagling if need be) for each team based on the performance of the players while with said team." Steve Weinman asked me for my input, which makes me the fourth-most notable contributor to the post. Magic Senior Vice President Pat Williams (!) and Orlando Sentinel beat reporter Brian Schmitz also weighed-in. At least one of the omissions will shock you; it sure as Hell did me.

If you have a chance, make sure to watch United States play Greece in Olympic action. The game starts at 8 AM (on USA Network, if I'm reading this [rassafrassin'] guide correctly), so you might have a few more minutes to nurse that bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats before turning the tube on. Dwight Howard has played solidly, albeit unspectacularly, in the States' first two games, both blowouts. We need to see if he can come up big against a formidable opponent. One of those 20-point, 15-rebound, 5-block games would go a long way toward bolstering Howard's reputation and, much more importantly, securing a victory for the United States.