nba finals lakers vs magic

Philippines
June 2, 2009 12:18am CST
Game time starts on Friday here in the Philippines, So who do you think will win in this match up???? The veteran lakers, who's been to the finals last year, or the magic, first timers to reach the nba finals?
5 responses
@imacRuel1 (258)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Just to update this thred, Lakers are now 2-0 in the series... The game will shift in Orlando Magic's homecourt tomorrow, & let's see if the Magic will find a way to come back in the series... Lakers all the way!
@Philbo (579)
• Canada
2 Jun 09
Championships usually get won or lost in the paint. The Lakers have the bodies to negate Dwight Howard and do their own damage. Frankly the Cavaliers did not. It is going to be a tough series and while I am not writing off the Magic I think the Lakers will go home champions this year. I could be wrong. I thought the Cavs would beat the Magic but they didn't. That's how much I know.
@allen0187 (34242)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
it's the lakeshow or nothing!!! not a big fan of kobias but i think lakers can match well against the magic.they have the big bodies of gasol, bynum, and even odom to go up against howard plus the athleticism to play defense against the shooters of orlando. if bynum picks up howard, odom and gasol can play defense on rashard lewis and turk respectivley. the lakers can send different defensive players against the known offensive weapons of the magic. plus, we already know what orlando is brigning to the table here in the finals so zen master phil jackson knows what defensive scheme to come up with to counter van gundy's (ron jeremy look-a-like) offensive ploys. i think rafer alston and derek fisher negate each other's contributions. a big key here is jameer nelson. rumors has it that nelson can and will suit up in the finals. this is big since nelson was the leading scorer in both previous games that the magic defeated the lakers earlier in the season. i think if jameer nelson does play, he wouldn't be 100% and won't play a vital role as he did in the previous two games. either way, i think kobias won't be denied this year after gettign embarrassed by boston last year. i'd love to cheer for the underdog and see a cinderella finish in this year's nba championship but i doubt if there's someone in the orlando team who can stop black mamba's quest for a championship ring this year.
• China
2 Jun 09
This will be a wonderful match. I feel the lakers will laugh at last,they adjusted their status to the best though the fomer matches,the lost of the finals last year will be their most valuable experience. The magic always give you a supprise,they defended the last champion and the best record of team in union,they are the most underrated team in this season.But lack of experience is their shotage.In the final stage, experience play an important role,it will determie the magic can not win.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
I guess this will be a tough match for the Magics since they're a young team and they may not be used to the pressure on Finals games. On the other hand, the Lakers has been there a lot of times already but usually fumbles and come short to win the championship. This will be an interesting match but i am rooting for the Orlando Magics. I'm positive though the Kobe Bryant will win the Finals MVP.