Sure, it's happened before. Not often, but it's happened. And while many Magic fans, including myself, admit that defeat is certainly around the corner, we can still believe that the rare, but possible, 3-1 comeback is possible.
Hey, the Pistons did it to the Magic in 2003. When is it our turn?
Now, if the Magic lose it's just a first round exit at the hands of a better team. The opponent's talent and superiority is not disputable once elimination happens. I'll be the first realist to admit the Hawks got their revenge and were the better team. I'm not a 'well, if we had this or that' kind of fan. You beat my team, you deserve to advance and I'll root for you in the next round.
But the Hawks have to win four to advance and they've won three. So until that elimination happens, the Magic are alive. And here are some thoughts I have on how the Magic can get back in the series. These are things they MUST fix to survive or it's 0-22 in the title department.