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The title of the post describes, succinctly, the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers. Which team will punch back, tonight, in Game 3? 

 

This is what Hedo Turkgolu had to say about the road ahead for the team:

"It's all on us right now ... how we will approach it and play in front of our home fans."

 

All systems show that the city of Orlando is ready to root on the Magic:

The Magic have put smiles on fans' faces throughout Central Florida. Now that they are getting ready to host the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight, it is easier to see that excitement building.

Here are just a few examples:

The Magic have distributed more than 5,000 of the "Go Magic" lawn signs, and they are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods in the area, sprouting like blue-and-white flowers. Signs have also appeared on store fronts, restaurants and marquee boards at bars. At Sportstown Billiards on Robinson and Bumby, a message reads "We luv Da Magic." Even the Statue of Liberty replica off Lake Ivanhoe holds a "Go Magic" sign.

Single-game tickets to Games 3, 4 [...] sold out in six minutes.

 

Two quick requests - if you're going to watch Game 3 in person, be loud and be proud. Believe. Likewise, let us know if you're going to be at the O-Rena, tonight!