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NBA Finals Game Four: Lakers on Verge of Sending Magic Fishing

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

The Lakers didn’t so much as win Game Four as the Magic lost it. Either way, after persevering in overtime 99-91, the Lakers are on the verge of capturing their first title since their three-peat, while the Magic are looking for answers.

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The Lakers tweaked their screen/roll coverage some so that weak side power forward dragging behind the screen wouldn’t constantly be left open on Hedo Turkoglu‘s drives.

Instead of having that player’s defender sag into the lane, the Lakers would ask the big man defending the screen to stay with Turkoglu with the corners rotating to pick up Howard until the Lakers big man could recover.

As a result of this, Turkoglu...

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