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Previewing Magic Opponents – Southeast Division

Last season the Orlando Magic (59-23) finished with the second-best record in the NBA and another Southeast Division title by six games over the Atlanta Hawks (53-29).

The Magic would lose in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics after doing away with the Hawks in the second round. Atlanta advanced after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Miami Heat (47-35) lost to the Celtics in the first round while the Charlotte Bobcats (44-38) also lost in the first round, to the Magic. The Washington Wizards (26-56) rounded out the division.

It seems the landscape in the Southeast has changed quite a bit since then.

– Local Flavor –

Atlanta Guard/Forward Maurice Evans appeared in 68 games with the Magic during the 2007-08 season… Atlanta Center Zaza Pachulia started his career in Orlando in 2003-04, playing in 59 games… Miami Guard Carlos Arroyo spent parts of three seasons (2005-08) with the Magic… Miami Forward Juwan Howard played in 81 games in Orlando in 2003-04… Miami Forward Mike Miller began his career with the Magic in 2000 and lasted through 49 games of the 2002-03 season.

––– Previewing the Southeast Division –––

Below, Jeff Clark at CelticsBlog offers up a collection of Southeast Division previews for the upcoming season.

Bobcats: Rufus on FireHoops AddictSBN Recap

Hawks: Peachtree Hoops

Heat: Peninsula Is MightierSportsAgentBlog.com

Magic: Orlando Pinstriped PostMagic BasketballOrlando Magic DailyOrlando Sports Central

Wizards: Bullets ForeverSparty and FriendsTruth About ItSBN Recap

––– MORE PREVIEWS –––

Northwest Division

Central Division

Pacific Division

Atlantic Division

Southwest Division

– (email JC@OrlandoSportsCentral.com or follow @OrlandoSportsJC and Carnahan Chronicles) –

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