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2009 NBA Playoffs: NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic, Game 2

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2009 NBA Playoffs NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

Series Index:

Game 1: Lakers 100, Magic 75 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 2: Lakers 101, Magic 96 OT at Los Angeles Game recap & pictures
Game 3: Magic 108, Lakers 104 at Orlando   Game recap & pictures
Game 4: Lakers 99, Magic 91 OT at Orlando   Game recap & pictures
Game 5: Lakers 99, Magic 86 at Orlando   Game recap & pictures

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Los Angeles Lakers 2 - 0 Orlando Magic

GAME 2: L.A. Lakers 101 - Orlando Magic 96 OT

Lakers survived in regulation and reacted in overtime.

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 29 Gasol: 10 Bryant: 8
Magic Lewis: 34 Howard: 16 Lewis: 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Tot
LAL 15 25 23 25 13 101
ORL 15 20 30 23 8 96
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Picture Gallery (LAT)

June 7 - STAPLES CENTER - LOS ANGELES. This time it wasn't easy at all for L.A. The Magic could have won it in regulation but the Lakers survived and reacted in overtime to get a dramatic win 101-96 that puts them in total control of the Finals.

With just 9 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the game tied at 88 the Lakers had the ball where they wanted it, in Kobe Bryant's hands but his jumper attempt was blocked from behind by Hedo Turkoglu. After two timeouts and with just 0.6 of a second remaining Turkoglu fed rookie Courtney Lee with an alley-oop inbounds pass, but Lee, with some pressure from Pau Gasol. missed his shot.

In overtime Pau Gasol led the way by scoring 7 of L.A.'s 13 points. The Lakers were down 91-90 when they went into a 7-0 run that included a circus shot from Kobe, two free throws from Fisher and a 3-point play by Gasol. Rashard Lewis made a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to close the gap to 96-99 but Odom made 2 free throws to seal the score. The Lakers were perfect from the line in the extra time making all their 9 attempts.

In a close game that started slow with both team scoring 15 points in the first quarter the Magic ended the third two points ahead 65-63 and had chance to steal L.A.'s home-court advantage basically because Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard raised their games after being embarrassed in game 1. Lewis made 6 of 12 three-pointers for 34 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, Turkoglu added 22 points and Howard, who could dunk the ball for the first time this Finals added 17 and 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocked shots and made his presence felt on the defensive side.

But despite Howard's numbers Pau Gasol did a good job on him again at both sides of the court. Having to match with the Magic center most of the time because of Andrew Bynum incapability of staying out of foul trouble (5 points, 5 fouls, 16 minutes), the Spaniard had 24 points and 10 rebounds to contribute to Kobe's 29 points and 8 assists. This time Kobe had 7 turnovers but as always he was the soul of his team and scored 11 points in the fourth quarter including 7 of L.A.'s final 9. Coming from the bench Lamar Odom also had his best moments in the fourth where he scored 8 of his 19 points.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "There is a sense of relief because they played very well. There’s no doubt they had every opportunity or chance to win"

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "We blew a lot of assignments tonight—a lot of assignments—and we still managed to get a win."

Pau Gasol (Lakers): "I feel stronger. I feel the work that I put in this year has paid off and is paying off."

Stan Van Gundy (Magic Coach): "We missed it. I don’t know what else to say. We executed well, Hedo (Turkoglu) made a great pass. I’m not trying to be a pain … Hedo made a great pass and he just missed it.” The 20 turnovers crushed us in the end, twenty turnovers, especially when you're not shooting it great, makes it very difficult. When I look at these numbers, it's amazing to me that this was an overtime game. I can't quite figure out how it was looking at these numbers."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 29 4 8 2 - 7 TO
Pau Gasol 24 10 3 2 1  
Lamar Odom 19 8 2 1 3  
Derek Fisher 12 1 3 3 -  
Trevor Ariza 8 7 2 3 -  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Rashard Lewis 34 11 7 1 - 6/12 3pt
Hedo Turkoglu 22 6 4 - 1 5 TO
Dwight Howard 17 16 4 4 4 7 TO
J.J. Redick 5 2 1 - -  
Rafer Alston 4 1 5 - -  

Complete Boxscore

Orlando Magic
Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
R. Alston G 25:58 1-8 0-4 2-2 -5 0 1 5 1 0 0 1 1
C. Lee G 11:50 1-3 0-0 0-0 +3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Howard C 47:10 5-10 0-0 7-9 +1 3 16 4 7 4 4 3 4 17 
H. Turkoglu F 47:17 8-17 3-6 3-4 0 0 6 4 5 0 1 0 5 22 
R. Lewis F 45:18 12-21 6-12 4-4 -6 5 11 7 2 1 0 1 2 34 
Bench   Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
J.J. Redick 27:06 2-9 1-6 0-0 -2 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 3
M. Pietrus 23:10 1-3 0-1 0-0 -6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6
J. Nelson 16:40 1-3 0-1 2-4 -1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
M. Gortat 15:29 1-4 0-0 2-4 -4 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1
T. Battie 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Foyle DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 33-79 10-30 20-27 10 44 22 20 5 6 6 24 96 
Percentages:   .418 .333 .741   Team Rebounds: 11
Los Angeles Lakers
Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
K. Bryant G 48:30 10-22 1-4 8-10 +2 0 4 8 7 2 0 1 2 29 
D. Fisher G 41:04 4-9 2-3 2-2 +5 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 2 12 
A. Bynum C 16:24 2-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 5
P. Gasol F 43:53 7-14 0-0 10-11 0 0 10 3 0 2 1 2 3 24 
T. Ariza F 37:41 3-13 2-6 0-0 +2 1 7 2 0 3 0 2 3
Bench   Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
L. Odom 45:43 8-9 0-0 3-4 +10 2 8 2 2 1 3 0 5 19 
L. Walton 15:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Farmar 6:08 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
S. Brown 5:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
S. Vujacic 4:32 0-1 0-1 0-0 +3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 36-78 5-15 24-28 4 35 20 12 12 6 6 25 101 
Percentages:   .462 .333 .857   Team Rebounds: 9

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