2009 NBA Finals Lakers vs Magic Game 4 | Derek Fisher Makes Two Clutch 3-PointersCategory: Basketball
LA Lakers veteran point guard Derek Fisher has been doing this all his playoff career. That is, hit three-point shots. In fact in the history of the NBA Finals, he is third all-time in most treys made behind Robert Horry and Michael Jordan. He is best well-known for hitting this amazing three-point shot with .4 second left in the shot clock.
In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, he did it again. Twice.
With the Lakers trailing by three points with 10.8 seconds left, Fisher hit a three-pointer which tied the score at 87 and helped sent the game into overtime. It was the second overtime game in the series after the Game 2 thriller. Then in the OT period, his three-pointer with 31.3 seconds to go put his team ahead 94-91. The LA Lakers eventually wrapped up the game with a final score of 99-91.
Superman Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic was spectacular all-night long on the defensive end with 21 rebounds and set an NBA Finals record with 9 blocks. However, it was his kryptonite, the free-throw shot that helped doom his team. He missed two crucial ones in the closing seconds before the Derek Fisher three-point dagger. He made just 6 of 14 free-throws for the game.
The Lakers is now up 3-1 in the series. In the history of the NBA Finals, no team has ever come back from that deficit to win the championship.
Game 5 is on June 14, Sunday at the Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida. Here’s the Philippine TV schedule.
HALFTIME SHOW: The quick-change couple must have jinxed the Orlando Magic. They performed at halftime during the Game 2 overtime thriller which the Lakers won. Here in Game 4, they performed again. And the Magic lost in overtime again. The man also quick-changed again into a jersey/shorts uniform but this time, wearing the Magic colors. But the lady still did not quick-change into a cheerleader uniform. 😀
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