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Scouting breakdown: Magic vs. Lakers

Originally Published: June 3, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Magic's offense vs. Lakers' defense

• In the playoffs, Orlando has scored 107.8 points per 100 possessions, and Los Angeles has given up 101.8 points per 100 possessions.

• It's not hard to discern what Orlando is trying to do on offense. They want to establish Dwight Howard inside and surround him with shooters who are anxious to score when Howard is surrounded. This strategy has never been more evident, or successful, than against Cleveland, which ...

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