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Lakers-Magic: Orlando Only Have Themselves to Blame For Collapse

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

A three-headed monster defeated the Orlando Magic last night.

No, I'm not talking about Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and (surprisingly) Trevor Ariza.

I'm talking about missed free-throws, turnovers, and bad basketball IQ in the fourth quarter.

Hedo Turkoglu, who sliced and diced his way though the Laker's defense, came up short in two critical moments in the fourth quarter.  With 5:06 left in the game and the Magic down 77-76, Turkoglu (an 85 percent free-throw shooter in the playoffs) went to the line to shoot two with a chance to put them ahead by one point.

Both of them rimmed out.

He had a chance to redeem himself with 3:24 left in the game with Magic down by one.

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