Re: Playoff teams that got a bad draw/drew the short straw
1999 Magic- finished in a 3-way tie with the Pacers and Heat for best record in the East, but lost on the tiebreakers and ended up with the 3 seed.
Instead of drawing the Knicks or the playoff neophyte Bucks, they drew an improving 76er team led by a rapidly-rising Allen Iverson.
Do the Knicks still do anything in the '99 playoffs if they face Orlando? Could they have made a playoff run if they face untested Milwaukee?