On his blog, Dwight Howard writes that the Magic have found special motivation from all of the Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James talk:
Every time I look at TV, it seems like that's all anybody is talking about. It's like nobody is even giving us a shot at winning this series and we've used it as motivation.
We're up 2-to-1 and we have a long way to go vs. the Cavs, but hopefully we can mess of those plans of getting Cleveland and L.A. in the Finals. If the lil' ol' Magic make it, what will they say then?
We really, really think we have the team and the talent to win a championship this year. Nobody out there on ESPN thinks that we can do it, but we think we have everything that it takes right now to bring that 'ship back to O-town.
He also says that the secret to his free throw shooting lately has been to keep a certain dance tune in his head at the free-throw line. Up in Cleveland, he points out, they played krunk music that made it hard for him to concentrate on good form.