FINAL: Lakers 99, Orlando 86 (Lakers win NBA title)

FOURTH QUARTER
Random thought: At what point would Chick Hearn put this one in the refrigerator? Let’s go with 8:19 remaining, when Bryant hit a 3-pointer to push the Lakers’ lead to 83-67. The period turned into a victory march as the Lakers avenged last year’s Boston debacle.
LAKERS 99, ORLANDO 86

FINAL: Lakers 99, Orlando 91 (OT)

FOURTH QUARTER
What else but another Derek Fisher miracle? With the Magic leading 87-84, Dwight Howard missed two free throws. The Lakers drove the court, and Fisher made a 3-pointer from the right side with 4.6 seconds left to tie the game 87-87 and send it to overtime.
LAKERS 87, ORLANDO 87

OVERTIME
Rashard Lewis got the home fans going with a 3-pointer on the first possession, but then it was all Lakers, as they went on a 12-1 run to close out the game. The big shot, of course, came from Fisher, who broke a 91-91 tie with yet another devastating 3-pointer.
LAKERS 99, ORLANDO 91

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FINAL: Orlando 108, Lakers 104

FOURTH QUARTER
Orlando had an eight-point lead and momentum with seven minutes left, but the Lakers went on a 14-6 run to tie the game 99-99. The Magic didn’t fold, however. Bryant missed a 3 that would have given the Lakers the lead, and killed the Lakers’ hopes with a late turnover.
ORLANDO 108, LAKERS 104

Third quarter: Orlando 81, Lakers 75

THIRD QUARTER
Orlando shot a Finals record 75 percent from the field in the first half, but couldn’t keep it up, right? Well, sort of. The Magic hit three of its first four shots and built an eight-point lead with 2:31 remaining, but Bryant hit a 3-pointer with 1:20 left to keep the Lakers close.
ORLANDO 81, LAKERS 75