Finally the Magic have a win and the series is saved, or is it? A lot of people figured that the Magic would come to Orlando and get a win right off, and I agree, they had to, they had to in order to keep their fans and more importantly their players mentally attuned for what’s next, or what has to be next. Orlando now has a chance to pull the series around and actually come out of this thing holding on to the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time in franchise history. The biggest challenge is now game 4, if the Magic can come back on Thursday and secure another win at home they will have the momentum to finish off their home series with a turkey (three strikes). Rafer Alston really stepped it up in Tuesday’s game and took a commanding 20 points of the Magic’s win, as a result of his excellent shooting, 8-12, he was able to stick in for 37 minutes and coax the team to victory. Rafer was definitely the deciding factor for Tuesday’s game and it’s going to take even more out of him to help close out game 4, plus a myriad of other outstanding performances from the rest of the team.
Here’s a video of the highlights and man you can see how exciting this game was.