Instant Reaction: Orlando 107, Cleveland 106

Wow. I don’t know about you but with the way this game started and the way the first half ended, I thought the Magic were in store for a big-time beat down. The biggest reason for the Magic comeback? I think everyone in the Q thought the Magic would lay down in the second half, and when they started to come back, the Cavs players and fans were stunned. I was a little stunned myself, but now everyone knows this Magic team is for real. Cleveland lost two games at home all year, and now the Magic have taken the home court advantage away with one big victory. Zach will be back later with further analysis, but I’ll leave you with one key stat. I think it came down to bench scoring: Magic 25, Cavs 5. If that trend keeps up throughout the series I really like Orlando’s chances.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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