Magic must win 3 in a row… good luck

So the Magic must win three in a row to win the NBA championship. How difficult will that be? Let’s take a look at some statistics and what the Magic believe…

  • Since acquiring Pau Gasol in Feb 2008, the Lakers have NOT lost three games in a row.
  • Our winning percentage since we acquired Pau is an astounding 78% (93-119).

Here is one take on the Magic. All I have to say – good luck…

Some have said that the Magic don’t have what it takes to do that with their pension for choking away games, and even claiming a lack of desire. Look, the desire is there. During this entire playoffs, the Magic have ALWAYS fought back from being down. The 6ers had us down 2-1, the Celtics had us down 3-2. We won those.  The Magic have already set some records this finals. How about best FG percentage for a finals game in game 3? How about Dwight setting a record for most blocks in a finals game with 9?? You don’t get 9 blocks with a lack of desire. The point is, we’ve made some NBA history already.

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  • cjm

    ask denver how that worked out.

  • KidMarine

    Lets close this out tomorrow. Go Lakers!!!

  • kobe8

    i hope Kobe doesn’t try to do too much the next game.

  • Dwight Howard

    We can do it. We’ll take game three. See you all in L.A.

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

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    So you are going to the parade? Great we can always use someone to get us our drinks.

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

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    Kobe is going to do it all. Which I would like to do to you if you know what I mean.

  • gugy

    There is no way the Magic can win. They know that. The only thing I expect is a hard game and they will try to avoid LA celebrating at their building in Orlando. Then Lakers will be celebrating in LA game 6.

  • Michael_23

    Remember how the Phoenix Suns came back from 3-1. But we had a different team back then …

  • Lakezilla

    ^We had a different team but Phoenix also had the homecourt in that series as well. This underdog attitude, us against the media and world belief gets you so far. Especially when your against a team that is better than you. Its sounds good in the lockeroom but when you get on the court its a whole different world. When you shoot a record 75% in one half, 64% for the game and barely win by 2. You have no chance in the series. The other team is simply superior. It’s not being cocky, it’s just the facts.

  • Lakezilla

    OMG, you can’t say c_o_c_k_y? How lame.

  • kobe8

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    WTF???

  • sketch

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    Really? You’ll take game 3? Ummm… I thought that you guys already TOOK game 3! Yeah, way to go out on a limb there… way to pay attention to what game you’re playing and how many more to go! HAHAHA!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    I’m pretty sure 78% is not 93-119 ;-)