The NBA Finals: Lakers lead 2-0

NBA Finals Magic Lakers BasketballKobe Bryant and Pau Gasol teamed up for a 101-96 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 2. Bryant had 29 points and 8 assists, while the big Spaniard Gasol had 24 points, 7 of which came in overtime.

The Magic had a chance to win it with 0.6 seconds left, but rookie Courtney Lee missed a nearly open layup to send the game to overtime.

Game 3 is tonight (Tuesday June 9 at 8:00pm EST) as the series shifts to Orlando. Magic fans hope that Dwight Howard can rescue the Magic from their 2-0 series deficit.

Glossary
teamed up – the two players combined

Spaniard - a person from the country Spain

open layup – a clear chance to put the ball in the basket

2-0 series deficit – the Magic are down two games to zero in the best-of-seven series


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