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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NBA Finals : Magic vs. Lakers Preview

So Orlando beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games. After the game LeBron James left the court and did not shake any players hands and didn't talk to the media. Dwight Howard had his way in game 6 and the only game James was held in check, only game he was under 30 points in the series. But nonetheless, now it's time for the real battle.

Orlando Magic vs L.A. Lakers

It has been 14 years since Orlando's first NBA finals trip where they were slept by the Houston Rockets. That team was lead by Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway with a great supporting cast of Horace Grant, Nick Anderson, and Dennis Scott. This years Magic team is very comparable with the 95 team. Dwight Howarad and Hedo Turkgoglu are the go to guys with great help from Rashard Lewis, Courtney Lee, and Rafer Alston. Also Jameer Nelson was a NBA All-Star this year and has the possibility of returning to the team for the finals. The Orlando Magic were 2-0 in the season series season this year with Nelson being the leading scorer in both games.

The Lakers were picked to be the guarenteed Western Conference pick. Sure, they did win the Western Conference, but they had their doubts. They went 7 games against the Houston Rockets who were without Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. They went 6 games agsint the Denver Nuggets but many were picking the Nuggest to win the series. Lamar Odom has been questionable, the same with Andrew Bynum, and Derek Fisher cannot hit a jump shot. While everybody who does not know the Orlando Magic is picking the Lakers in 4 or 5 games, I Pick Orlando in 6.

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