>> Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So I don't know who to blame this loss on the most, Kobe Bryant? Or the fact Orlando shot 62.5% from the field for the whole game?
I think it might be a combination of both. Orlando played out of their skulls tonight. They were hitting from everywhere on the court, led by Dwight Howard's 21 points and 14 boards. The Black Mamba actually played a great game outside of the 5 missed freethrows and that crucial turnover with 28 seconds left. Even with his great performance, he will be remembered for choking during the crucial part of the game.
This game tells us something though. Orlando shot the ball ridiculously tonight and Kobe Bryant did them a favor or three and they still could only win by 4 points. That tells me that Orlando has no shot at winning this series because they'll never shoot that great again and Kobe will never miss 5 freethrows in a game again. I'm still sticking with my pick of the Lakers in 6.