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Scoreboard Watching: April 1st, 2009

Scoreboard Watching will give Orlando Magic fans a heads-up on which games with potential playoff implications to pay attention to.

  1. HEADLINER: Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 PM

    This game is huge for two reasons. First, the Celtics are battling with the Magic for the East's second seed, with homecourt advantage through at least the conference semifinals on the line. Second, the Bobcats are on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, but they've won 3 straight games, including an upset of the L.A. Lakers last night. If they get in, it might just be at Detroit's expense, keeping the Magic's nemesis out of harm's reach come playoff-time. Remember, Detroit has eliminated Orlando in each of the last two playoffs and is the only Eastern Conference team the Magic failed to defeat at least once this season.

    Final - 4.1.2009 1 2 3 4 OT 1 OT 2 Total
    Charlotte Bobcats 33 18 26 16 8 8 109
    Boston Celtics 26 28 17 22 8 10 111

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  2. WORTH NOTING: Detroit at New Jersey, 7:30 PM

    The Nets aren't officially out of the playoff hunt, but it's only a matter of time before they're mathematically eliminated. And they're a poor home team, at just 15-22 on the season. Detroit appears to have the upper-hand, but then again, the Pistons will be without the suspended Rasheed Wallace, and Allen Iverson is, to no one's surprise, unhappy with his new sixth-man role.

    Final - 4.1.2009 1 2 3 4 Total
    Detroit Pistons 21 27 27 23 98
    New Jersey Nets 32 27 27 25 111

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