Orlando Magic Weekly Preview: February 29-March 6

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Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs

Feb 1, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) defends during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic look to follow an unbalanced week with a chance to finally go 3-0 over this coming week.

As the excitement of All-Star Weekend winds down (although Aaron Gordon has not been told, and thinks he is still competing in the dunk contest), and fans become more and more used to seeing new players in the Orlando Magic uniform, everything settles and the main goal can finally be thought of again:

Making the playoffs. Is it possible?

After a mixed week, the Magic are 11th right now in the Eastern Conference. The Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers twice (as they should), provided a thriller against the Golden State Warriors (nobody expected) beaten only by two Steph Curry threes, and then followed up with a frankly embarrassing loss to the New York Knicks (annoyingly fitting with previous trends). Orlando is now 26-32.

The question returns as ever: What can the Magic do this week to help themselves? Is there an undefeated week finally in sight?

For once: it is a possibility. The Magic play just three games this week, two at home in Florida (albeit with one back-t0-back). They play the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns.

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