Apologies for not posting an official Magic recap, but my week has been beyond hectic preparing my newspaper reporters to cover this game (and this game too). In case you hadn't deduced, my school (Brandeis) is in both the men's and women's NCAA Division III tournament this weekend (with the men playing at home), so it's been a struggle, since I edit the newspaper sports section.
Consider this your thread for tonight's game against the Raptors. Lines are Toronto by 5.5 and 193.5 on the over/under. Before I open the thread, some quick links.
A far more comprehensive game preview than ours..
Chris Bosh: Not playing.
Ivan reporting that Caron will test the hip Monday and hopefully be back soon thereafter. He also has some strong words indicating Gilbert is coming back next year.
More on Caron. He says his body is feeling "great." Yes!
A surprisingly poignant column from Tom Knott on Agent Zero. Here's the money line.
Gilbert Arenas is inevitably the life of the party, mostly because you never know what he might say or do next.
He used to play online poker at halftime, while Eddie Jordan plotted the game-winning strategy with the rest of the team.
Or so went the amusing anecdote, the veracity of it irrelevant.
So his impending date with free agency is certain to be different, if not a source of concern for those who try to interpret his every word and action.
Yet Arenas will have no compelling reason to leave Tony Cheng's neighborhood, so long as the Wizards grant him the maximum contract he seeks.
- DC columnists were on their game this week. Here's a great Mike Wise one about DeShawn Stevenson.
Here's the Raptors blog that smack-talked Andray Blatche after we beat them in OT a month ago.
I and other Wiz bloggers engage in some fun predictions for tonight.
This is an open game thread, so say it's "NOT POSSIBLE" here.