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Word of the Day: Anticipation

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Orlando Pinstriped Post Photo / Bruce Maddox
Orlando Pinstriped Post Photo / Bruce Maddox

anticipation (n.) - the act of looking forward; especially pleasurable expectation

Via this early-Friday Tweet from Orlando Magic forward Matt Barnes, in response to a fan's question about the NBA playoffs:

we gotta few more game but mentally I'm ready to get this sh*# started

The first day of NBA playoff action will be two weeks from today. Orlando will host the first game of its first-round series on either April 17th or April 18th, depending on how the schedule shakes out. Regardless, Barnes and his Magic teammates are no more than 15 days away from defending their Eastern Conference Championship. Or, in Barnes' words, getting "this sh*# started."