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News » Orlando Magic Getting Inside 2009-05-30


Orlando Magic Getting Inside 2009-05-30


Orlando Magic Getting Inside 2009-05-30
The Magic had better figure out a new strategy to slow down LeBron James before Game 6 Saturday in Orlando, or they could be going back to Cleveland one more time in this Eastern Conference final.

James unveiled a new twist to his MVP resume, beating the Magic in Game 5 with a quarter-long offensive domination that rarely has been seen before.

From the start to the finish of the fourth quarter, James held the ball at the top of key, waited and then made his move to the basket, either scoring or assisting every time the Cavaliers scored as he dictated the entire flow of the game.

"We've got to find a way to stop that," said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. "The game was basically all LeBron, all the time."

James didn't even match his 42.3 average for the series, but he had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, getting everyone else more involved than they had been throughout this series.

It was Mickael Pietrus trying to guard James at the top of the key, but each time James beat him with a move, the Magic defense collapsed and left someone else wide open. They might want to double team him sooner, or at least force him into a quicker pass, something to disrupt his rhythm.

The Magic still lead the series 3-2, but suddenly the pressure shifts to them, knowing they must win Game 6 or have to return to Cleveland.

Although the Magic have been confident that their more balanced attack can outlast the one-man show of James, they might not be so sure after Thursday's loss.

CAVS 112, MAGIC 102: LeBron James just wasn't ready for this series to end and willed his Cavaliers to a Game 5 victory with another stunning individual performance. James had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, but his fourth-quarter heroics were even more impressive. James either scored or assisted on 32 of Cleveland's 34 fourth-quarter points as he dominated the game offensively. Hedo Turkoglu had 29 points and six rebounds, but his performance paled compared to James. The Magic led by as many as eight points early in the second half, but James just took over in the final 12 minutes.


Author: Fox Sports
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Added: May 30, 2009

 

 
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