Dennis “3-D” Scott has a confession to make: He believes the 2009-10 Orlando Magic are the best team in the history of the franchise — even better than his old Magic club. The gold standard always has been the Shaquille O’Neal-Penny Hardaway team of the mid-90’s that played in the NBA Finals in 1995.
“They’re better than us,” said Scott, who lives in Atlanta. “We had a great starting five, but they’re deeper. Gotta better bench.”
The Magic have stormed through the playoffs at 8-0, ousting Charlotte and Atlanta. They emerged from the first two rounds last season at 8-5, going 4-2 against Philadelphia and 4-3 against Boston.
Here’s our Top 10 countdown why the Magic appear to be a better team this postseason than last season: