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2009 NBA Playoffs: NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic, Game 5

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

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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 4 - 1 Orlando Magic

GAME 5: L.A. Lakers 99 - Orlando Magic 86

Lakers are back on the top of the NBA world.

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 30 Gasol: 15 Bryant: 5
Magic Lewis: 18 Lewis/Howard: 10 Lewis/Nelson: 4
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 26 30 20 23 99
ORL 28 18 15 25 86
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June 14 - ARMWAY ARENA - ORLANDO.. The Lakers returned to the top of the NBA world with a 99-86 victory over the Orlando Magic on game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals.

It's the 15th championship for the Lakers franchise, the fourth for Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. It is also the fourth for Phil Jackson as Laker coach and his 10th overall to break a tie with legendary Red Auerbach as the winningest coach in NBA history.

Kobe Bryant, the leader of this championship team, ended the game with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks, got a well deserved Finals MVP award and finally got rid of the shadow of Shaquille O'Neal.

This time, instead of sharing the team with big figure like Shaq, Kobe was surrounded by many talented and determined players, starting with Pau Gasol who turned out to be the complement Kobe was needing and continuing with Lamar Odom, Trevor Ariza and Derek Fisher. And game 5 was the perfect end for a great season, with the Lakers being the excellent defensive team they can be when they are in the mood, moving the ball to involve everybody and giving all they had for 48 minutes, decided to return to L.A. with the NBA trophy.

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The Magic, trying to become the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals, started the game with an early 15-6 lead but confronted with their inability of making their 3-pointers and L.A.'s defensive pressure they collapsed as soon as the second quarter when the Lakers, who were trailing 40-36 started a 16-0 run that was the beginning of the end for the Orlando's season. Ariza scored 7 of his 15 points in that run, Derek Fisher 5 of his 15 and the Lakers went to the halftime rest up by ten, 56-46.

And things only got worst for Orlando. With Pau Gasol dominating the paint (he ended with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocked shots) Dwight Howard got his 5th foul with 1:14 left in a third period where the Lakers led by as much as 16. In the fourth and despite having thing under control the Lakers never dropped their guard and didn't give Orlando a chance. Lamar Odom contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds to L.A.'s balanced offense while the Magic once again struggle with one of their specialities making only 8 of their 3-point attempts (.296). Rashard Lewis led them with 18 points but was 3-for-12 from beyond the 3-point line

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "I’ll smoke the cigar tonight in memory of Red (Auerbach). He was a great guy."...and about Kobe Bryant: "He’s learned how to become a leader in a way in which people want to follow him. That’s really important for him to have learned that because he knew that he had to give to get back in return, and so he’s become a giver rather than just a guy that a demanding leader. That’s been great for him and great to watch."

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "It finally felt like a big old monkey was off my back. It felt so good to be able to have this moment. For this moment to be here and to reflect back on the season and everything that you’ve been through, it’s top of the list, man.”... about Jackson receiving a champagne shower: "He took his glasses off, threw his head back and soaked it all in because this is a special time,”.. “For us to be the team that got him that historic 10th championship is special for us."

Dwight Howard (Magic): "It hurts. It hurts a lot. But you can learn a lot from losing. Sometimes you’ve got to lose to win."

Stan Van Gundy (Magic Coach):"I thought our guys fought hard. But they just had an answer for everything."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 30 6 5 2 4  
Lamar Odom 17 10 - 1 -  
Trevor Ariza 15 5 1 2 -  
Pau Gasol 14 15 3 - 4  
Derek Fisher 13 4 2 - -  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Rashard Lewis 18 10 4 1 - 3/12 3pt
Hedo Turkoglu 12 2 3 1 -  
Rafer Alston 12 5 3 2 - 1/6 3pt
Courtney Lee 12 4 1 1 -  
Dwight Howard 11 10 1 1 3  

Complete Boxscore

Los Angeles Lakers
Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
K. Bryant G 43:18 10-23 2-5 8-8 +14 0 6 5 1 2 4 0 2 30 
D. Fisher G 31:59 4-7 1-1 4-4 +16 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 13 
A. Bynum C 16:54 3-11 0-0 0-1 -6 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 5
P. Gasol F 42:09 6-9 0-0 2-4 +15 4 15 3 1 0 4 0 2 14 
T. Ariza F 41:29 5-12 2-5 3-6 +12 1 5 1 3 2 0 1 3 15 
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
L. Odom 31:43 5-12 3-3 4-5 +16 3 10 0 3 1 0 2 4 17 
L. Walton 14:07 1-2 0-1 0-0 +1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Farmar 10:59 1-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Vujacic 4:42 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 35-80 8-16 21-28 13 47 13 10 6 8 3 20 99 
 Percentages:   .438 .500 .750   Team Rebounds: 9
Orlando Magic
Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts 
R. Alston G 33:00 5-15 1-6 1-2 -16 1 5 3 3 2 0 2 5 12 
C. Lee G 26:19 5-11 0-2 2-2 -6 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 12 
D. Howard C 39:12 5-9 0-0 1-3 -14 2 10 1 3 1 3 0 5 11 
R. Lewis F 44:32 6-19 3-12 3-5 -14 1 10 4 2 1 0 2 3 18 
H. Turkoglu F 42:05 4-8 1-1 3-4 -11 0 2 3 2 1 0 2 5 12 
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
M. Pietrus 16:42 2-5 0-1 0-0 -13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Nelson 12:37 2-7 1-3 0-0 +2 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
J.J. Redick 10:37 3-3 2-2 0-0 +5 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1
M. Gortat 8:48 2-4 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Battie 3:28 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. Foyle DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 34-82 8-27 10-16 6 36 20 12 6 3 8 23 86 
 Percentages:   .415 .296 .625   Team Rebounds: 14

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