Cohen Courtside: Storylines vs. Pacers
Cohen’s Analysis: Let’s take this year’s Magic team when completely healthy. That means everyone is ready to go, including Al Harrington who hasn’t played a game yet this season. Would they have beaten the Pacers in last year’s playoff series? Despite extremely shorthanded when Indiana eliminated Orlando in five games, the Magic were very competitive. Subtract Ryan Anderson, who was virtually ineffective in that series, and Jason Richardson and replace them with Nikola Vucevic and Arron Afflalo. Also, J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson are much better this season than last. It would be a riveting series.