The Orlando Magic made us all take notice tonight.
Hedo Turkoglu and the Orlando Magic stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers in tonight's Game 1.
Rashard Lewis hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 14.7 seconds left to give the Magic a stunning 107-106 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena despite LeBron James scoring a career playoff-high 49 points.
The Cavaliers led by as many as 16 points, but were unable to close out the game against the Magic in losing their first playoff game this season.
The big thing that happened in Game 1 is that Cleveland reverted back to the way it played two to three years ago on offense. Instead of moving the ball the way they’ve done all season, they went back to having four guys stand and watch James make things happen.
Now James is great enough to score 49 points under those circumstances, but the Cavaliers are at their best when they move the ball and share the ball.
It’s how they built the 15-point halftime lead. Guys were cutting to the basket, driving to the rim and making the Orlando defense move and adjust.
When James just tries to create by himself, the rest of the teammates stand around and watch. If Cleveland continues to play that way, it will have a tough time beating the Magic.