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DIME PREVIEW: Grizzlies at Magic

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If only the had figured it all out before it was too late. Once Hubie Brown was hired after the season started, there was a definite period of adjustment that lasted until the area of the All-Star break. But now, the Grizz seem to finally know how to win games. It's taken years of futility, but the are in danger of actually being good. They've won seven of their last 10 games, and have been playing nice ball. It's too bad that Hubie's crew didn't put it all together until they were 27 games out of first place. The best they can hope for now is to build for next season, and to do their best to play some kind of spoiler role for the teams who are still battling it out to hold their spots in the playoff race. The Orlando is one of those teams. Sitting in the 7th spot in the East, they're a full game behind the , but three ahead of the eighth-seeded , a team involved in their own three team dog fight for that last playoff spot. The one thing the doesn't want is to go into some kind of mini-slump that would send them back into the scrap for the 8th spot and face possible elimination. If the Grizz want to make life hard the for by sneaking out a win tonight, it begins and ends with containing T-Mac. McGrady's like a force of nature; he can't be stopped and he normally can't even be slowed down. Good luck to them. Their only hope of holding T-Mac under a 30-spot is if Tracy's bored or trying to save himself for the playoffs — two scenarios that aren't likely to happen. There's still too much on the line for the , and there's plenty of time to rest in the off-season.
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