Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sixers vs. Magic: Series begins Sunday

After losing 6 games in a row, the Sixers surprised everyone by actually knocking off the Cavs, who rested all of their starters, and moving up to the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. Moving up to the 6th seed means the Sixers actually have a shot to compete in the playoffs, since they match up much better with Orlando, the 3rd seed, than they do with Boston, the 2nd seed. Here is the schedule of games for the first round series between the Magic and Sixers:

Game 1: Sun., April 19: at Orlando, 5:30 pm
Game 2: Wed., April 22: at Orlando, 7 pm
Gm. 3: Fri., April 24: at Philadelphia, 8 pm
Gm. 4: Sun., April 26: at Philadelphia, 6:30 pm
Gm. 5: Tue., April 28: at Orlando, TBD
Gm. 6: Thu., April 30: at Philadelphia, TBD
Gm. 7: Sat., May 2: at Orlando, TBD

I will have more analysis on this series later, but the Sixers are going to have to play much better basketball if they want to do any damage against the Magic. My initial prediction is Magic in 6. Check back later for more on the Sixers and the rest of the NBA Playoffs.

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