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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NBA Finals Game 3

As I've expected, Orlando won game three by four points over LA Lakers. I was hardly surprised at all when I saw the final result on the Internet. What I didn't expect to know was that this is the first time that the Magic has won in a Finals game, in 20 years. The last time they were in an NBA finals, they were swept by their rivals.

No wonder that there was so much celebration in Orlando after Game 3. Not only that, the team even made an NBA Finals shooting record of 63 percent.

Many commentaries agree, LA lost its invincibility in this game and proved that Kobe Bryant is a mortal after all.

Monday, June 8, 2009

NBA Finals Game 2

I was in a seminar while Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2009 was being played. When I returned to the office for lunch, I asked my office mate who won and he had a big smile on his face.

"Lakers," he said, "by five points on overtime."

My initial reaction was "Whoa! Five points? It was a 25-points lead on game 1, powered by 40 points from Kobe Bryant. Did the Lakers cool down this time?

My office mate shrugged his shoulder. He said that the Lakers three stars namely, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom continued to produce points, especially Gasol who made 7 of the 13 points of his team on overtime. He added that Kobe started a bit slow in the first half, producing only 6 points in the first half. He only picked up his game in the second half when the Kobe of Game One came back.

I watched the replay of the game tonight and I think Orlando was sloppy throughout the game, even committing 20 turnovers! Dwight Howard's performance did not help his team either. The Magic was just, well, lazy throughout the game.

So Game 3 moves on to Orlando. I expect the Magic to win this game, considering the home court advantage and the strong support of their fans.

By the way, I am following the series this year because some of my office mates have placed bets on who'd be the Champion this year. I wasn't able to join them because I came in late. Losing bettors will treat the winners to an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. Isn't that exciting?