L.A. Times: Forty-eight minutes were in the books but Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Orlando Magic had yet to be settled Sunday at Staples Center.
Right before the five-minute overtime started, Derek Fisher gathered his teammates around and implored them to seize the moment, to push forward, to not give in.
And then the 34-year-old Fisher went out and played all five minutes of the overtime, part of his 41-minute night in which the 6-1 guard produced across the board.
“As we thankfully got into that overtime, that’s where I sat there and kept telling myself and telling the guys, ‘Five more minutes, man,’ ” Fisher said. “Being the best is not supposed to be easy. These are the type of games that make it memorable.”
It was the most minutes Fisher had played in a playoff game this postseason.
“Whatever it takes at this point,” Fisher said.