Re: Last 8 games
In the 4 games without Howard this month, the Magic have performed thusly:
vs Den: W 104-101
@ Det: L 95-102
vs Det: W 119-89
@ Was: L 85-93
This suggests that they are still formidable at home, but on the road without Howard they are very much beatable, even by lottery teams.
Odds are Atlanta takes tonight's game and then Cleveland steals the next one if Howard doesn't suit up.
Remember, although we are 4 games behind the Magic right now, all we have to do is tie them to leap above them in the standings. We have the tiebreaker.