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Tonight's Game: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic

2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Cleveland Cavaliers main logo
Orlando Magic main logo
Series Tied, 1-1
May 24th, 2009
Amway Arena
8:30 PM
Probable Starters
Mo Williams PG Rafer Alston
Delonte West SG Courtney Lee
LeBron James SF Hedo Turkoglu
Anderson Varejao PF Rashard Lewis
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Dwight Howard
Game Officials
Joe Crawford
Greg Willard
Mark Wunderlich
Series Central

Perhaps lost in the talk of the Orlando Magic's remarkable resiliency against the Cleveland Cavaliers, coming back from deficits of 16 and 23 points in Games 1 and 2, respectively, in salvaging a split in Cleveland, is the fact that the Magic would not have to make such spectacular comebacks were they not to get off to such horrid starts. In the 2 first quarters of this series, Cleveland has outscored Orlando by 28 points, or more than one point per minute. The Magic are struggling on both sides of the ball in the early going, shooting 14-of-41 (34.1%) from the field themselves while allowing the Cavs to shoot 24-of-48 (50%) in those quarters. The Magic would be running away with this series if they came out with better energy and focus. Perhaps that won't be a problem tonight, as they'll be playing on their home floor in front of a raucous crowd that hasn't been this excited since the Shaquille O'Neal / Penny Hardaway era.

Game 3 tips tonight at 8:30 on TNT.