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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
Orlando leads, 2-1
May 26th, 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
Scott Foster
Mike Callahan
Joe DeRosa
Series Central

The Orlando Magic, in whom almost nobody believed after they fell behind the Boston Celtics, 3-2, in the Conference Semifinals, are poised to take a 3-1 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals. The Cavs, apart from league MVP LeBron James, have been unable to establish any sort of offensive rhythm. Meanwhile, the team's defense has mostly failed to take away the Magic's versatile offensive arsenal. In spite of all that, Cavs guard Mo Williams has guaranteed Cleveland will win tonight's game, and eventually the series.

Dwight Howard says he's approaching this game as though it's a Game 7. The Cavaliers might take a similar stance tonight, because if they lose, their season might as well be over. But given the way Williams has run his mouth in this series, he might guarantee the Cavs win the NBA Finals, the World Series, and the next season of Survivor, even after a loss tonight.

As always, the game tips at 8:30.