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Magic To Open The Playoffs Saturday

On Thursday the NBA announced the Orlando Magic would take on the Indiana Pacers in game one of their first round series on Saturday. The times for the first round have not been set, but a noon start has been speculated.

Sources also believed the series would be Saturday-Monday-Wednesday-Saturday.

Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and the organization anticipated a Saturday start – they’ll head straight to Indiana after wrapping up the season Thursday in Memphis – but hoped for a Sunday game. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel outlined the reasons here.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

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