Who's got the staying power?

Five writers tackle five questions on three teams on the brink of playoff elimination

Originally Published: April 28, 2011

While Game 7 is one of the most magical phrases in sports, Game 6 is the elimination game that comes first.

Speaking of elimination, that's what the Orlando Magic, New Orleans Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers face on Thursday night. What's more, a loss by Orlando would put the Magic just one season away from potential free agency for Dwight Howard, and the same goes for the Hornets and Chris Paul.

Seen in that light, Thursday night is the biggest night of ...

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