Kryptonite has struck the Orlando Magic.
ESPN reports that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been suspended from Thursday night's Game Six in Philadelphia. This is as a result of a first quarter elbow to the head of Sixers, center Samuel Dalembert.
Sixers GM Ed Stefanski said that, "The rule is clear...I contacted the league immediately after the play."
David Stern on speed dial—not even Superman can outrun that. The Sixers have life.
ESPN also reports that Magic starting guard Courtney Lee will be out for at least Game Six, possibly longer, thanks to an inadvertent elbow from...you guessed it.
Orlando may have a three games to two lead in the series, but the Sixers have borrowed a page from the Phillies' book.
Never say die.
Orlando wants no part of a Game Seven, even if it is at Amway Arena. (Amway? Really?) The Sixers have an excellent chance of winning a series in which most experts had them being swept.
Everybody who had the Sixers winning this series before it started, raise your hands.
Nobody gave them a shot, not even me, and I am the biggest homer there is. I was just hoping they wouldn't get swept. Now, they have a real shot at winning this series, and they would be even money against either Chicago or a Garnett-less Celtics.
Then comes LeBron and them.
End of the ride.
But that would be a pretty sweet ride considering where it started.