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Friday, May 22, 2009

Game 2 Friday night preview

The Magic will look to take a commanding 2 games to 0 lead over Cleveland in a 8:30 PM start on TNT.

LeBron James and Mo Williams are calling Game 2 a "must-win" game for Cleveland.

The oddsmakers aren't convinced the Magic are for real despite the Game 1 win, as the Cavaliers are solid 9 point favorites.

For the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports, click here


  • At 6:09 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    It's like the oddsmakers are so sure the Cavaliers are going to win, they're just daring people to bet against them with the ridiculous point spread.

    The Magic were in this same position in Boston, coming off a Game 1 victory there, and did not look good at all in Game 2 in a Boston rout.

    Hopefully, the Magic have learned from that and they realize what a great chance they have tonight to take control of the series with another win in Game 2.

    The Magic will need to play another fantastic game, as the Cavaliers know they can't afford to lose this one, and they haven't lost two games in a row all season at home.

  • At 7:14 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    What the oddmakers are not capable of predicting, with any statiscal confidence, is that the pressure is all on CLE, and if the Magic is fired up enough to keep the game close they have a good chance to steal another one in there. I am not saying that it's gonna happen but CLE cannot win it on the shoulders of LeBron. I expect MP and CL to get extended minutes, out of whom CL is going to be the X-factor ... he was well below his average in the last game. Magic is gonna milk Rashard once again, and I am hopeful that they will come up with another win. Does anybody know what is LeBron's condition after the tasking game that he went through?

  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt, LeBron is good to go for Game 2. He was mentally and physically exhausted immediately following Game 1.

    I wonder if J.J. Redick will see any playing time in Game 2 for the Magic.


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