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Orlando at Boston

It could be a three-game night, or it might be a 10-game night. Doesn't matter. Actually, it is a 10-game night. Has no bearing on this. The Magic and Celtics are playing, and you need to watch.

You don't have to do it in real time. It's a Friday night, and someone might want to shower your foyer with rose pedals before feeding you stroganoff. Doesn't matter, tape the darn thing. Watch it tomorrow. Understand that it might go a long way toward giving you an understanding of what goes on in May. These two could go seven next spring, and you're going to want to know why.

You're also going to want to watch it because Orlando and Boston are two highly entertaining teams, squads that shoot well, play D, run the floor when appropriate, while slamming it home or working the baseline reverse scoop while inappropriate.

What else are you going to do? Mess with the head of some wrong number that keeps texting you? Not that this is wrong or anything, but leave the kid alone. They're scared.

10 games tonight. The Blazers are in Oakland to take on the Warriors, Houston and Atlanta will be a killer, Cleveland and Indiana will remind of glorious autumn evenings in the Midwest, Miami and Toronto makes no sense (weren't the Raptors just in Denver?), and Washington and the Oklahoma City Thunder feels like a spring training game between an American and National League team that would never meet in the World Series.

Comment away, down below. Have a lovely weekend.

Boston Celtics: 9-3, 90.9 possessions per game (25th-most in the NBA), 109.3 points scored per 100 possessions (fifth), 97.7 points allowed per 100 possessions (first).

Orlando Magic: 9-3, 92.2 possessions per game (18th), 108.9 points scored per 100 possessions (eighth), 102.8 points allowed per 100 possessions (11th).

All statistics courtesy basketball-reference.com.

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