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Orlando Magic Fans Need Not Panic: Orlando Will Not Face the Detroit Pistons in the First Round of the Playoffs

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Where will amazing happen for the Orlando Magic this postseason? Well, after hosting two games at Amway Arena, they'll likely head to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

Thanks to the Bulls' come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Pistons tonight, the Orlando Magic are assured not to face the Pistons in the first round. Orlando is locked into the third seed, and the Pistons' loss ensures they cannot reach the sixth seed.

The feeling of relief I have is enormous. The championship window is still open! Celebrate!

The list of Orlando's playoff opponents has narrowed to two teams: Philadelphia and Chicago. Given Philly's recent 5-game losing streak, and the fact that its final two games are versus Boston and at Cleveland, it's hard to imagine its staying in 6th. Ergo, the Chicago Bulls are the Magic's most likely playoff opponent this year. There are two days left to sort everything out, though.