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Tonight's NBA Finals Game: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic

2009 NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers main logo
Orlando Magic main logo
Los Angeles leads, 2-0
June 9th, 2009
Amway Arena
9:00 PM
Probable Starters
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
Game Officials
Joe Crawford
Derrick Stafford
Mark Wunderlich
Series Central

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.