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Second Quarter Run Helps Lakers Pull Away from Magic, Win 15th NBA Championship

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Until midway through the second quarter, Game Five of the NBA Finals had all the makings of a classic. 

It started out with neither team giving up an inch to the other as they both made every possession matter.

Then, the Los Angeles Lakers proceeded to win their 15th NBA Championship in a matter of five minutes and 53 seconds.

How did it happen?

With his team down 40-to-36 at the 5:53 mark in the second quarter, Game Three hero Derek Fisher hit a three to pull the Lakers within one.

Trevor Ariza and Hedo Turkoglu then both received double technicals following a Magic timeout.

After that, Trevor Ariza took over.

He came back after the timeout, nailed a t...

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