Viewing information: TV: TNT Radio: 580 WDBO Previous games: Game 1: Magic 107, Cavs 106 Game 2: Cavs 96, Magic 95
It’s going to be electric tonight – I’m talking 1995, Shaq and Penny kind of energy. After most of the playoff games this year didn’t sell out to the day of the game, these games sold in 6 minutes. That’s unreal. I’m looking forward to it.
The Magic have to find a way to keep LeBron James away from the basket, as he scored 28 of his 35 points from the paint or the free-throw line in Game 2. 16 of his 23 field-goal attempts were from the inside, and he passed up open looks on the outside to make sure he got inside Orlando’s defense. I’d like to see a healthier dose of Mickael Pietrus, whose length and athleticism gives LeBron more trouble than Hedo Turkoglu or Courtney Lee can provide. Stopping the other guys is still important, but the Magic would like to improve on this: Game 1: 49 LeBron points 21 points off LeBron assists 0 points off free-throws from LeBron passes 66 percent of team points came from LeBron Game 2: 35 LeBron points 12 points off LeBron assists 4 points off free-throws from LeBron passes 53.2 percent of team points came from LeBron
Woody and I will be at the game, live-blogging and such. I’ll have a preview story up sometime before the game based off some pregame interviews, hopefully.