|2009 NBA Finals|
|Los Angeles leads, 2-0|
|June 9th, 2009|
|Derek Fisher||PG||Rafer Alston|
|Kobe Bryant||SG||Courtney Lee|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Hedo Turkoglu|
|Pau Gasol||PF||Rashard Lewis|
|Andrew Bynum||C||Dwight Howard|
Can the Orlando Magic rally from a 2-0 hole to win their first NBA Finals game in 7 tries as a franchise? We'll find out tonight. Orlando overcame a 2-1 deficit in the Quarterfinals against Philadelphia and a 3-2 deficit in the Semifinals against Boston, but it has yet to face a 2-game deficit at any point in these playoffs. A Magic loss assures certain doom, while a win would give them some reason to hope for a championship going forward.
For the conspiracy theorists, note that tonight's officiating crew is composed of 2 of the 3 referees who officiated Game 3 of the Conference Finals against Cleveland, which saw both teams shoot a combined 86 free throws. Yikes.
Tip's at 9, and if the officials are whistle-happy, we might be here until midnight or later.