Magic will spend Super Bowl Sunday in Canada

Whose idea was it to play NBA games on Super Bowl Sunday? And the Magic get the worst of it, because they’ll be north of the border for what is arguably the biggest party event of the year. Should we blame the government, or even the NBA? No… The Magic will play at noon against the Raptors, who beat the Magic in a Sunday afternoon game last month. In that game, the Raptors were without the great Jose Calderon and Jermaine O’Neal, but Anthony Parker and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack. Dwight Howard went off for a career-high 39 points, but Hedo, Jameer and Rashard didn’t provide him much help. Toronto is a mess right now. They’re playing under an interim coach, their team is unhappy, it’s -15 degrees and they’ve lost to Milwaukee twice in the past month. It’s bad times up there in Hogtown. But I’d never put it past Chris Bosh to put up one of his 40-15 games and single-handedly carry his team down the stretch. Courtney Lee has to be upset with being snubbed from the rookie challenge, but that won’t make a difference on the court. What did all-star snubbery do for Cleveland’s motivation on Thursday night? That’s right.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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