First off let me say that was a great win today for us. We beat a playoff team at their home place without MarShon and Lopez. I don't want to get a little ahead of myself but I think we have a realistic chance of making the playoffs. We have hung around without brook and when he gets back we will be so much better Deron won't have to work as hard every night to score because Lopez will help with that burden. Also the east is very weak. If we somehow got to the playoffs and avoided the heat or bulls we could have a legitimate shot to win.
Also beating The Magic could be the greatest thing to happen should we get matched with them. It will show Deron that we can play with the better teams and it will show Dwight how good we can be if he decides to join. I know the playoffs are a long shot but we have a sort of favorable schedule .
We have Cleveland Toronto Indiana Detroit Minnesota and the Knicks coming up. At the least we should go 3-3 and we could possibly win 4-5. I know that this team doesn't always resemble a playoff team but with a healthy Lopez coming back and with the way Deron and MarShon have been playing lately I see no reason why we can't steal a lower seed.