Scouting Update: Magic-Lakers, Game 5

Updated: June 13, 2009, 3:39 PM ET
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

• Magic-Lakers series scouting report | Series page

The razor-thin margin between winning and losing in the NBA Finals has been on full display this season, as the Magic are an alley-oop layup and a free throw away from a 3-1 lead in the series. However, it isn't that simple. In spite of coach Stan Van Gundy's protestations, experience is the difference on crucial possessions that swing series.

It is experience that keeps a team from panicking when they are ...

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