3 If Grant Hill stays healthy, the Magic is a playoff team. Orlando is committed to defense, its top scorers (Hill and Steve Francis) can both pass, and Dwight Howard is the next Tim Duncan.
2 MEMO TO: Boston Celtics. ON BEHALF OF: Every shivering team exposed to the frigid jet stream that flows by the visitors' bench at the Garden. REQUEST: Shut the bloody doors, and turn up the heat! You have the coldest gym this side of Irkutsk.
1 If the Sonics can't get relief from their crushing Key Arena lease, then owner Howard Shultz should fly his private jet to Nevada and begin negotiating a move to Vegas.
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