The Orlando Magic made it look easy against Cleveland in Game 6 and stormed into the NBA Finals Saturday night.
The Lakers are waiting.
It's going to be a great series because the Magic has the size and the shooting ability to make life tough on the Lakers. Don't think they can win the series. But they can make it extremely tough on the Lakers.
But don't take my word for it. Here's a few predictions from the dudes at TNT.
Reggie Miller: Lakers in six games. "The Magic have fantastic shooters, but I think the Lakers have the experience.''
Kenny Smith: Lakers in six games. "If Orlando can get into the pick-and-roll and be effective, that's their hope. But to shoot spot-up threes? Those days are over.''
Charles Barkley: Magic in seven games. "They are better than people give them credit for. They beat the Lakers twice in the regular season and they are playing with some tremendous confidence.''
Give Barkley some credit. He picked the Magic to beat the Cavaliers in the East finals when virtually nobody else did.