Game five: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic, 7:30 p.m.

Viewing information: TV: NBA TV, FS Florida Radio: 580 WDBO
Previous meetings: Game one: Sixers 100, Magic 98 Game two: Magic 96, Sixers 87 Game three: Sixers 96, Magic 94 Game four: Magic 84, Sixers 81
Thoughts:

  • After four games that have played out relatively the same way for the Magic (poor shooting, questionable transition defense, pleading to get Dwight Howard more shots, a great third quarter, a poor fourth quarter, etc.) they once again have a chance to take control of the series. A win here and there’s an incredible amount of pressure on the Sixers going back to Philadelphia.
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  • The Sixers still believe they can win. I’m impressed by their ability to control the tempo and continually find ways to score. It’s amazing. They have an interim coach, one of the league’s worst starting shooting guards, a 20-year-old starting at power forward, a 33-year-old point guard, a Bounty soft center, and no one who can consistently hit a 3-pointer. Yet, they’re tied with a 59-win team after four playoff games. Unbelievable.
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  • Really, there’s not much to say. It’ll be the same old drill tonight: Woody and I will be at the arena with live-blogging and plenty of pre- and post-game coverage. Holla.
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    Philip Rossman-Reich

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    Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily

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