Lebron’s eyes went wide open driving past two defenders and had an open shot at 35 feet from the basket 3.2 seconds is like a lifetime to him and the crowd from Amway Arena held their breath as James had a clean look and hit the rim and felt short from the basket.
The Orlando Magic had done what other teams haven’t done before particularly Detroit and Atlanta they gave Cleveland a challenge. Now they are close to closing the series in Cleveland. Leading by 3 games to 1 where only 8 teams went on to win a series (182-8) a staggering 4 percent which dates back to 1947. Now their backs are against the wall they will now have to find the perfect solution to their problem and late game heroics of Lebron isn’t even an answer. Lebron needs help from his teammates he could score consecutive 40 point game and block shots and play defense all game long but Mo Williams, Delonte West and Z needs to deliver. He couldn’t carry the whole team on his shoulder everybody has to step up especially if you are against a team who had all the bases covered. Credit is given where it is due and Orlando had a helluva job in controlling the Cavs offense and adding a defensive demon in Dwight Howard who gives any driving player second thoughts.
It’s still anybody’s ball game but the Cavaliers will have to push their selves to the limit if they want the series in a do or die game 7. For the first two games they trounce the Magic into double digit leads but they failed to sustain it. Orlando has been into adversities the whole season dealing with injuries and frustrations but that did not deter them. Lebron made an unbelievable three pointer to seal the Cavs win in game 2 but the Magic laugh it off. They have been in that situation when Big Baby Davis hit a jumper in their series with Boston. The road has been dusty and long for Orlando and when everybody thinks it’s a done deal with Lebron winning the battle of the East they are in for a shock.
“We’re not happy with just winning a few games in the Eastern Conference finals,” Howard said. “We want to win the whole thing.”
It sounds selfish and assuming but I guess they earned it. They are just a win away for the championship and Philadelphia, Boston and Cleveland couldn’t stop them even a buzzer beating shot by Lebron. The Orlando Magic is for real everybody should know that by now.