Relief would be a good word to describe the state of mind in Orlando Monday with word that Hedo Turkoglu experienced no swelling or discoloration in his sprained left ankle and will be good to go for the playoffs.
"To be quite honest, if this were a game we had to have, I think he could actually go (Monday night)," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said, according to the intrepid Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis (knee tendinitis) both will sit against the Bucks in Milwaukee.
If Van Gundy has been trying to hide his combination of horror and then relief over Turkoglu's injury, he's done a good job. If this were a long-term injury, you could pretty much take the same fork I told you to stick in the Spurs when they lost Manu Ginobili and apply it surgically to the Magic's title chances. This is a good development. The more healthy contenders, the better. Can't wait for Saturday to get here.