Magic PLAYOFF Wands 4/6

Indianapolis, Ind.

(40-14) vs. (33-21)   
7 p.m./League Pass
Line: Thunder by 3.5
Tickets: $50-$1100 on TiqIQ
Magic’s Magic Number: 5

Team Record GB
3. Indiana 33-21 -1.5
4. Boston 30-24 1.5
5. Atlanta 32-23 0.0
6. Orlando 32-23
7. Philadelphia 29-25 2.5
8. New York 28-27 4.0

1) Stan Van Gundy addressed the media today and tried to clarify his statements. He further emphasized that questions about his future are irrelevant right now with Orlando in a five-game losing streak (h/t Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel).

2) Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports writes Van Gundy liberated himself with his admission that Howard wants him gone. The fact is, Wojnarowski reports, there is a divide in the Magic locker room and many are siding with Van Gundy. No more bull, indeed.

3) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel believes Orlando should do Stan Van Gundy a favor and let the coach go. At least he is going down in a blaze of glory. Van Gundy said after the game that he expects to finish the season in Orlando.

4) In non-Stan Van Gundy news, Ryan Anderson could be back Saturday against the 76ers.

5) Bovada has released odds on who will return to the Magic. Any takers on 10/1 odds that Stan Van Gundy stays and Dwight Howard leaves? h/t Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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