Magic in a Hole, But Not COMPLETELY Out Of It

Matt SheaCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Courtney Lee #11 of the Orlando Magic misses a layup with 0.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter over Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Tears well up in my eyes every time I see a Magic moment like this, especially after seeing how close we were to winning the damn game right there. Gosh, you want to make an excuse for the man and say that he's "just A rookie" and "that was a tough shot," but the only words that describe that are "magical collapse" and "Courtney, thanks for choking the chicken." We are now down 2-0 in a series that should have been tied.

But, to the Magic's credit, the game was extremely close and should have been over on this last second shot. Instead, heading back to Orlando down 0-2, the Magic face the difficult task of coming back from this deficit that only three other teams have recovered from in NBA Final's history.

Having this close of a Game Two may be promising for our chances in Game Three, but I think we need a baller like Courtney to step up and be the next Dwyane Wade from '06. He has the ability to drive to the lane, which he should do more, and he has a "I wouldn't see a shot I wouldn't take" mentality as well. These two mindsets would be wonderful for him to take advantage of in Game Three.

Hopefully we aren't down by 12 in the 4th, but you've gotta like our chances to win these next three games (okay, at least two), and be the next history book team in the NBA. Even heading back to L.A. down 3-2, the Magic could pull out the series.

Impossible? No. Improbable? No. Difficult? Yes.

In the meantime, I remain faithful with the rest of Magic fans.

Let's take this to O-Town!