Orlando Magic Show Maturity in What Was More than a Comeback

Jess RamirezContributor IMay 21, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 20:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 20, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

This win is huge for the Orlando Magic. That's obvious.

They were known as the team who makes a hobby out of blowing 15 point leads.

Cleveland has been known for turning 15 point leads into 30 point leads.

But, last night, Orlando turned the tables. For once, they were the team coming back, and now all the questions are going to be toward Mike Brown instead of coach Stan Van Gundy.

The country now knows that the Magic are for real.

Anyone can say, "It's just one game," but thinking about how exactly the game was won and in what circumstances makes it so much bigger.

The Magic were down 16 at the Q. No one wins at the Q, let alone comes back from 16 point deficits. Cleveland was rolling in the first half. LeBron was nailing jumpers like Kobe; Mo was hitting 70 ft shots. The Magic just had no answer for anything.

Yet, the Magic did not run away with their tails between their legs like any other team would have. They fought back and did the unthinkable.

Cleveland is now on their heels. All that "playoffs is a different season" bologna is just that: a bunch of bologna. Didn't you guys hear? Apparently, the favorable matchups that Orlando has only matters in the regular season; they're thrown out the window in the playoffs

I don't think Orlando got the memo.

Orlando is now going to win the series because they know they can win at the Q and they know they can fight back.

This series is Orlando's for the taking. Here's to hoping they do just that.