Few days ago Lakers took game 1 and beat Magic, in game 2 it's lakers again with 101-96. Lakers won game 2 in overtime. Both teams tied at 88 all after 4th quarter.The NBA 2009 Finals standing after game 2 is 2-0 in favor of Lakers.
One team is trying to win for dominance and control, the other team is just trying to win to survive. The Los Angeles Lakers hold a 1-0 series lead against the Orlando Magic and are trying to make it 2-0 as they lead the Magic 40-35 at halftime of Game 2 of their best of seven series. The Lakers are making a balanced attack, with no one scoring in double digits. Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol lead the team in scoring with 7 points apiece, Kobe Bryant and Trevor Ariza have 6, and Derek Fisher and Andrew Bynum each have 5. The Magic on the other hand are hanging on the shoulders of one man, Rashard Lewis. Lewis has a game high 20 points at the half with no signs of letting up. Although this is a good sign for Rashard, this isn't exactly the best news for Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, as the next best scorer for the game is Dwight Howard with 4 points. Will Orlando be able to work it's Magic in the second half or will Kobe and the Lakers continue with their surge? More updates to come as the game progresses.
Orlando is now ahead by 3, 65-63 at the end of the third. Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard have joined Rashard Lewis in double digit scoring with 17 and 10 respectively. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with 16 with Pau Gasol scoring 13. Can the Magic hang on or will the Lakers make a momentum changing run. We will know the answer to these in 12 minutes.
The game is all tied at 86 with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter. Amazing game between Rashard Lewis and Kobe Bryant.At the end of 48 minutes, the game has not been decided yet. The game is tied at 88 and an extra 5 minutes coming up for the Lakers and Magic.