The Toronto Raptors Have A Magic Number!

Stephen Brotherston@@ProBballNBAAnalyst IMarch 31, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 28:  Chris Bosh #4 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates a basket with teammate Amir Johnson #15 against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2010 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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On the morning of March 31, 2010, the Toronto Raptors' magic number is seven .

It's the last day of March, with less than 10 games remaining, and the Toronto Raptors are seeded in this year’s playoff race.  May all the whiners and naysayers please take a seat.

Forgotten is last year’s abysmal season.  A distant memory is the 7-13 start to this season. Soon to be forgotten are the five losses in a row that followed Chris Bosh’s return from injury. The Toronto Raptors are in a playoff race!

And the Raptors are in a playoff race that they should win.

Chicago’s schedule is significantly tougher than Toronto or Charlotte.”

Source:  NBA EC Playoff Race for Eighth Heats Up

On the morning of Wednesday, March 31, the day after the Bulls failed to beat the first of five playoff bound teams that they will be facing at home to close out the season, the Toronto Raptors awoke to find themselves two losses and a game and a half ahead of the ninth spot in the East.

With the tie-breaker firmly in hand, the Toronto Raptors magic number of Raptors wins or Bulls losses in any combination stands at SEVEN.

After Toronto’s game tonight against the LA Clippers, the Raptors magic number should be six (6).

An exciting two weeks of basketball is in store for Toronto Raptors fans.