Before this series started I told you that these teams were very evenly matched. That looked stupid after the first game, but I am being proven right after the last 2 games, which have been outstanding. Even though Orlando shot an incredible 62%, they can be better offensively. They still haven’t had that game where they barrage the Lakers with 3’s. They only made 5 of them in game 3, and even more surprising, they took just 14. The Lakers defense was bad, and Orlando moved the ball well. The Lakers let them get in rhythm early, and they were never able to get them out of it. I said before the series that Rafer Alston was the key for Orlando. When he plays well they win, when he doesn’t they lose. Pretty simple. Dwight Howard had just 1 turnover, after 7 in game 2. I also was impressed with the Orlando crowd. That building was tough to play in back in 1995 when the Magic went 39-2 in the regular season. It had that sort of feel to it, although should they really have Nick Anderson front and center before the game? I think that would be the equivalent of Scott Norwood getting the crowd fired up at a Bills game.