OKC Thunder: Dissecting 16 playoff seeds and 4 WC team records

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OKC Thunder Team Previews: Jonathan Isaac #1 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Orlando Magic:

  • 65 games played (30-35)
  • Record versus seeded teams: 35 occasions (9-26)
  • Record versus lottery teams: 30 occasions (21-9)
  • Home record (16-15)
  • Road record: (14-20)
  • Back to back sets: 10 played (6-14)
    • seven sets with both teams seeded (3-11)
    • one set versus one seed and one lottery seed (0-2)
    • two sets with both teams in the lottery (3-1)

The Magic rank last among the 16 playoff seeds and eighth in the East so they won’t likely be keen for a league seeding. That said, getting to play the Bucks isn’t a great reward either.

And while no one would expect an upset it’s important to note this club proved last season they are capable of playing tough-nosed defense and rank 10th in that area this season.

The loss of Jonathan Isaac hurt the Magic but there are rumblings he’ll attempt a return when play resumes. As the best defender on Orlando that could be huge as he’d offer a strong option to slow Giannis Antetokounmpo.