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Lakers-Magic: Five Reasons It Ends for Orlando

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

1. Goodbye, Mismatches.


Dwight Howard vs. a Blue-and-Wine colored corpse.

6'10" Hedu Turkoglu vs. a 6'3" shooting guard.

Rashard Lewis vs. The General Motors version of Dennis Rodman.

These are called mismatches. The NBA is full of them. Most games hinge on these specific match-ups. Ask Mark Cuban how much he dreads playing New Orleans each and every year. Or ask any coach from the 2001 playoffs about playing against Shaq in general.

Mismatches are how this game is played and won.

Orlando just had to many for the Cavaliers to overcome; the Cavaliers lack of depth, size, and scoring from inside didn't help much either.

These mismatches are no longer pre...

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