Warriors’ magic number for homecourt throughout the entire playoffs is five.
The Blazers’ magic number for a playoff spot is one, can clinch tomorrow with a New Orleans loss. Magic number for NW division is 3.
FINAL: 120-114 Blazers. Aldridge with 32 points and 11 boards. Magic number to clinch division is now 3.
Trail Blazers “magic number” to clinch NW Division is now 4 after OKC loss to Utah. Will be 3 if the Blazers beat Nuggets tonight.
Thunder lose in Utah. Magic number for Blazers to clinch the division could be 3 if they hold on to this lead.
Bulls up 42-27. I don’t know if Derek Fisher is or isn’t a good coach but houdini couldn’t work magic with this bunch
Classy Magic's Shaqfest was strange given how festive (Do Shaq Dance, fans!) and how long it lasted for a guy who wrecked, ridiculed team.
Final: Pistons 111, Magic 97. Jackson: 26 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists. Payton: 14 points, 13 assists.
Przemek Karnowski looking like a cross between Shaq and Magic tonight.
End of the 3rd quarter: Pistons 87, Magic 76. Drummond: 16 points, 9 rebounds. Vucevic: 16 points, 13 rebounds.
Halftime: Pistons 54, Magic 53. Prince: 14 points, 4 rebounds. Payton: 10 points, 8 assists. Vucevic: 10 points, 7 rebounds.
Shout out to Diesel for being honored tonight in ORL. Shout out to Magic for burying hatchet & honoring greatest player in franchise history
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According to Pat Williams, then-Magic PR director Alex Martins used a cell phone to call in the Magic's pick with 30 secs remaining.
Pat Williams said problems with the Magic's phones on draft night nearly prevented the team from selecting Shaq before the time deadline.
Shaq said he wishes he had given seven years with the Magic and then evaluated his situation.