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Kiddlovesnets 05-30-2009 10:49 PM

Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Let's get it started...

Orlando Magic
C Dwight Howard
PF Rashard Lewis
SF Hedo Turkoglu
SG Courtney Lee
PG Rafer Alston

Los Angles Lakers
C Andrew Bynum
PF Pau Gasol
SF Trevor Ariza
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Derek Fisher

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dak121 05-30-2009 10:52 PM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Expect to see a lot of Odom at PF going up against Lewis on the perimeter. Lakers match up much better than Cleveland did because of that one factor.

Lakers in 6.

miniharrison37 05-30-2009 10:56 PM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Yeah, for sure the Lakers would have to start Bynum to stop Howard.

rs98762001 05-30-2009 11:05 PM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Home court will give this to the Lakers in 6. But it will be a close-fought series, with at least one Orlando blow out. The Lakers struggle with pick and roll and teams that can shoot the 3.

PP34Deuce 05-30-2009 11:46 PM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Lakers have an answer for Orlando's advantages in the last 2 series.

They have big 6'10 and up Big men with above average athletiscm.
They have 3 point shooters
they have Length in Odom,Ariza,Gasol,Bynum,
They have intelligent players in Kobe,Walton,Fisher
They have athletes that can run in transition to prevent the open 3's orlando gets.
They have a smarter coach who knows how to make adjustments

Orlando has...
Dwight Howard.....

Lakers in 6

100grandman 05-30-2009 11:58 PM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
God I hope Orlando wins.

sixerfan82 05-31-2009 12:00 AM

Re: NBA Finals 2009: Lakers vs Magic (Your Predictions)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crash
Lakers in 6


Easily.

NastaMaverick 05-31-2009 12:04 AM

Re: NBA Finals 2009: Lakers vs Magic (Your Predictions)
 
Magic in 6. Book it.

mbell75 05-31-2009 12:04 AM

Re: NBA Finals 2009: Lakers vs Magic (Your Predictions)
 
Lakers in 6

purple8gold 05-31-2009 12:08 AM

Re: NBA Finals 2009: Lakers vs Magic (Your Predictions)
 
I would love to think the Lakers in 7. But you just never know. IDK. :D

BRabbiT 05-31-2009 12:29 AM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Jackson will know how to slow down Howard (ie, shaq 2k)

But Turkoglu/Lewis will be a handful

Van Gundy never really had any answer for Lebron (who does?)...Kobe will go off, too.

LAL in 5

Allstar24 05-31-2009 12:38 AM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
This should be a good series...all the Lakers have to show up and play together as a team. Phil should consider starting Odom instead of Bynum for this series.

amfirst 05-31-2009 12:44 AM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Dwight usually owns Bynum, but Bynum does a better job on him than anyone on the Cavs. It's going to be a tuff match up for the Lakers. :eek:

ZHAKIDD532 05-31-2009 12:51 AM

Re: NBA Finals 2009: Lakers vs Magic (Your Predictions)
 
I picked the Lakers at the beginning of the season and I'll stick with that. But for them to win, I think for matchup purposes Lamar Odom is going to get a lot of minutes in this series to matchup with Rashard Lewis. And the Lakers are going to struggle against Dwight, but Kobe will have a monster series.

Lakers in 6.

Kingwillball 05-31-2009 12:58 AM

Re: Discuss the Magic vs Lakers matchup
 
Magic can win series if they continue to shoot the 3 ball like they have been doing cause Howard will dominate the soft Laker Frontcourt. The Lakers also don't defend the 3 ball that well. There is a reason they were 2-0 against Lakers and any Laker fans saying they win in 5 are gonna be in for a rude awakening. Magic will win this series and Kobe will not be able to dominate games like Lebron did.


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