Game 2 Instant Reaction

Well, what is there to say after a game like that. The Magic had a chance to steal Game 2 in Los Angeles, but just couldn’t quite get it done. As Courtney Lee’s lay-up attempt bounced off the rim at the end of regulation, I just had a feeling that the Magic weren’t going to be able to pull it out in overtime. It was a great play, with great execution, but the shot just didn’t fall and that’s how it goes sometimes. Unfortunately for the Magic, if they’re going to win an NBA championship, shots like that have to go in. In overtime the Magic fell behind and just didn’t have enough time to come back. You really have to give it up to the Lakers, they’ve been here before and they played like it down the stretch, making their last 14 free throw attempts. You can’t really blame this one on anyone, it was a great game and the Magic had the ball with a chance to win the game, and that’s all you can really ask for. We’ll have a full recap online later tonight, and more coverage between now and the Game 3 tip on Tuesday night in Orlando.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily