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1) Dwight Howard entered the season hoping to be a little more serious. After 81 games though, Howard is ready to let loose a little bit, Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Stan Van Gundy hopes it comes in moderation as his superstar continues to learn how to be a leader.
2) J.J. Redick is out against tonight, but says he is getting closer to practicing as the Playoffs come roaring closer.
3) With the Playoffs fast approaching, Dwight Howard knows the Magic's success against the Hawks in the postseason will start with him. That could be tricky considering Atlanta held Howard to his lowest field goal percentage against any opponent this season.
4) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel believes the Magic should sit Dwight Howard tonight rather than risk injury. That does not appear to be what will happen.
5) Zaza Pachulia of the Hawks has one role: get under his opponents' skin, even with his friends, writes Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
6) The Magic will open the postseason Saturday night at 7 p.m. against the Hawks at Amway Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and FSFlorida.
7) Bulls fans have been giving the Pacers' Danny Granger heat after he said he would rather face the Bulls than the Celtics in the first round. Wish granted. Now it is about backing up his words, Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes.
8) George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel tries to figure out and solicit opinion about what constitutes a successful run for the Magic this postseason.
9) The regular season is ending, but one fan has his eye already on the summer of 2012, starting a Web site urging Dwight Howard to stay in Orlando.
10) Indiana is playing Orlando tonight, but the team's eye has already turned to its first round opponent in Chicago, Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis Star reports.
12) Dwight Howard is joining Alana Beard of the WNBA and the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about diabetes. He sat down with Mary Brophy Marcus of USA Today to talk about the campaign.