Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cavs first loss!

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round, Atlanta Hawks in the second round but not the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic proved that they can play at par with the Cleveland Cavaliers and even took a win, 107-106, on the Cleveland Cavalier's Home court where only few teams this season won. With only 14.7 seconds left and Orlando down by 2 points, 106-104, Lewis took a pass from Turkoglu squared up and took the 3-pointer and made the bucket to take a 1-point lead. Williams missed a 3-pointer on the other end. The lose is not the only bad news for the Cavs when James limped off the floor and had blood flowing in his left knee and also apparently injured his right leg.

The Magic used a strong 3rd quarter, 30-19, to storm back after trailing 63-48 at the half time. Dwight Howard had a monster game with 30 points and 13 rebounds but fouled out with only 25.6 seconds left in the game. Lebron James led the Cavs with 49 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.

Game Leaders

Orlando Magic
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwight Howard(30)
Lebron James(49)
Hedo Turkoglu(14)
Lebron james(8)
Dwight Howard(13)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas(10)
Dwight Howard(2)
Delonte West(4)
Block Shots
Courtney Lee(1)
Lebron James(3)
Team FG%

Lebron James had a monster night but what is daunting is that their defense was not there and allowed the Magic to shoot a sizzling 55.1%, 45.0% outside the arc. If they want to win against the Orland Magic, they got to turn their defense up a notch and protect the perimeter as well as harras Dwight Howard.

Well, Kudos to both teams! God bless! Next game will be on May 22, 2009 8:00 ET.

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