Turnovers Ding Magic in OT
Lakers gain 2-0 lead in finals
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2009 1:14 AM CDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard reach for a rebound during the first half of the game.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – The Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 101-96 in Los Angeles yesterday, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Orlando flubbed a last-second shot at a fourth-quarter win, then let the Lakers dominate overtime with a 7-0 run, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kobe Bryant nailed just 29 points, 11 fewer than in Game 1. The Lakers' Pau Gasol contributed 24 points, and Lamar Odom 19.

"I didn't think Kobe had a good game at all, as far as his standards go," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson. "They double-teamed him. They trapped him. They came on all his drives and we didn't adjust to it immediately."