Magic go cold in L.A., lose Game 1

Magic go cold in L.A., lose Game 1

There are 550 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 4, 2009, titled Magic go cold in L.A., lose Game 1. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Los Angeles Lakers have won Game 1 of the NBA finals, beating the Orlando Magic 100-75 behind a dominant performance from Kobe Bryant.

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New Port Richey, FL

#1 Jun 4, 2009

if it was the CAVS VS LAKERS, game would have been more exciting
Houston Rockets Fan

San Diego, CA

#2 Jun 4, 2009
Low Energy, shot won't go must be the 3 hours time zone different.
Crossing the pond fan

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#3 Jun 4, 2009
No Jameer Nelson = NBA Finals
Jameer Nelson = Lost NBA Finals
Orlando Resident

Cocoa, FL

#5 Jun 4, 2009
Tough, tough game. Orlando will be back though. They have faced set backs all year and even though this is a bitter pill, it won't stop them.

Lincoln, NE

#6 Jun 4, 2009
lots of open looks for the Magic but bad shooting and bad layups... very winable series in my opinion...
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#7 Jun 4, 2009
Butt ugly game tonight! We couldn't buy a basket at times.

Everyone looked tight and didn't relax and shoot the way they can. I think the Laker defense had them rattled a little.

Coaching staff needs to figure out what went wrong and then come back and play Magic ball!
Just Me

Mount Dora, FL

#8 Jun 4, 2009
The Magic looked like deer in headlights out there tonight. Things will get better next game once they overcome some of their nervousness.

Newry, UK

#10 Jun 4, 2009
this game was the worst we have played so far. low shooting, bad defending and especially bad passing. anyway it was the first game only and we have to come back strong and fight for the game 2. we need to shoot well and defend a bit better than today. thats all. come on magic..
Water Boy

Fullerton, CA

#11 Jun 4, 2009
Crossing the pond fan wrote:
No Jameer Nelson = NBA Finals
Jameer Nelson = Lost NBA Finals
Your gonna sit there and blame a BLOWOUT on Nelson? Please!

Magic got killed in all aspects tonight.
downtown resident


#12 Jun 4, 2009
more bricks than a construction zone. I still have faith that the Magic will rebound next game. Go Magic!
Orlando Resident

Cocoa, FL

#13 Jun 4, 2009
Orlando knows they can beat LA if they play their game.

Nanning, China

#14 Jun 4, 2009
OK we got our bad game out of the way. We know we will play better. Often we play bad when we have had too long of a lay off between games. NEXT.

Pea Ridge, AR

#15 Jun 4, 2009
So I guess you won't be sweeping the Lakers like some of you Magic trolls were saying. What happened to the 2-0 regular season that you were bragging about? Don't worry, the magic will play better on Sunday. They'll only lose by 5 or 6. Give the Lakers their props, they kicked your butts tonight!

Kissimmee, FL

#16 Jun 4, 2009
the west is for real... wasn't pretty

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Jun 4, 2009
They have surprised everyone all year so no need to give up hope - got to play like this is the NBA finals and fight harder as well as execute better. Stan needs to put his thinking cap on also!!
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#18 Jun 4, 2009
Rafer and Rashard couldn't hit buckets. We got 14 points total from the two of them. Hedo was doing well in the first half and he disappeared in the second also.

We will be back refocused and put up a much better game 2. Hopefully this game makes the Lakers overconfident.
magic fan

Lincoln, NE

#19 Jun 4, 2009
Water Boy wrote:
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Your gonna sit there and blame a BLOWOUT on Nelson? Please!
Magic got killed in all aspects tonight.
you are right about all aspects...but Nelson has lots to do wid lost confidence and a working team was sabotage wid a stupid stunt...if ur team is working...why the hell would u bring nelson in?????
Coach..very bad impulse move
Orlando Resident

Cocoa, FL

#20 Jun 4, 2009
Little Bobby, LA fans were just as confident last year when they thought LA would beat the Celtics...oh did that turn out again?

Since: May 09

Whittier, Ca

#21 Jun 4, 2009
Before any loudmouth fellow Lakers fans come on here and prematurely gloat. The Magic got alot of open looks, looks we cant count on them missing in rest of this series. Before this series started I felt either of these teams could easily win games. Its going to come down to execution. As a Lakers fan you always want to find something to hate about the other team and use it as motivation to stomp on them, but I cant find anything bad to say about the Magic. Good team. Its not even CLOSE to being over.

Phelan, CA

#22 Jun 4, 2009
Well, Magic fan I really, really hate to say that I told you so, but let keep it civil anyway like gentlemen (hmmm). Must, say that I was a bit surprised by Jameer's ability to bounce back in game form, but these Laker's have been on a mission since a very ugly final's loss last year. Our quarrel is not with you folks who enjoy the the Sunbelt lifestyle like us in sunny Cali, but with the haters in the cold confines of Boston. Sorry to rain on your parade. Of course we also would have loved to settled "The Dispute" mano un mano, but Lebron was not up to the task. Now, you Orlando fans get to decide who is the worst nightmare to your championship dreams!!!

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