Monday 18th December 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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2009 NBA Finals Diary Game 2: The Resilient Magic

What will you do if someone pushes you? The instinctively action would normally to push them back and that’s what the Orlando Magic had done today. They gave the Los Angeles Lakers a scare after Courtney Lee misses a potential game winning alley-oop shot in regulation. After loosing by 25 points in game 1 the Orlando Magic bounce back and took the Los Angeles Lakers 53 minutes before Kobe took matters into his own hands and now 2-0 ahead of Orlando which is halfway for their first ever championship after the post Shaq-Kobe era.
The two slumping forwards Hedo Turkuglo and Rashard Lewis in game 1 were playing superbly well in game 2 with Lewis scoring 18 points in the second quarter alone totaled 34 points and Hedo who block Kobe’s game winning shot onward to a timeout that designed an alley-oop play to Lee with 0.8 seconds left in regulation was scoring at will with 22 points. Dwight Howard who chipped in 17 points but had a defensive game with 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 block shots and 4 steals. It was clearly expected that the resilient Orlando Magic will try to level the series although they fall short but it would be a different story in game 3 when they are playing at home.
The Magic who is 0-6 in the finals is still trying to solve Kobe who can score and be a play maker anytime he wants. Lee and Pietrus who did a good job have been struggling to keep up with Kobe’s athleticism Hedo can guard Kobe but his offense would suffer.
The Orlando Magic in game two did a good job in their offense but LA’s size surely gave them a hard time. Dwight Howard who dunks the ball at will had zero attempts in game 1 and only had his first dunk in game two after three quarters.
Reverting back to the question what will you do if someone pushes you? Well you push them back and not let them get up… that’s how the Orlando Magic should have done. Game 3 in Amway arena…

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]