Back from the dead! Just when it looked as if the Magic were going to tie this series up, the Lakers struck back!
Behind a solid defensive effort holding the Magic to under 42% shooting, the Lakers took a commanding 3-1 series lead to come within 1 win of the 2009 NBA title.
Four of the five Lakers starters scored in double figures and the Lakers played very clean basketball on the road with only 7 turnovers as a team, 10 less than their opponents.
As big as this was a win for the Lakers, they got lucky winning in overtime considering Orlando only made 22 of 37 threethrows and Fisher made two huge threes to lock up this week.
The Lakers must play better if they want to win this series in five games.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Fisher hit the two biggest shots of his career. He completely changed this series by himself.
2) Threeza did all of the little things and hit huge shots all night! Ariza continues to play amazing ball!
3) Kobe put up a lot of points but Pau did all of the little things with 16 points and 9 boards.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Bynum’s 6 points and 5 fouls were another disappointment.
Play of the Night: Fisher’s three to force overtime!
What to Look for Next Game: A similar game with hopefully a similar result!
Ticket Info: Game 6 tickets are on sale with full refunds. Might this be the closeout game? Email Steve@AveryTickets.com for info on how to lock these tickets up today!