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Will the Magic upset the Lakers? Almost

Orlando handled L.A. twice this season, but the Finals might look a little different

Originally Published: May 31, 2009
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Supposedly, last year taught me a lesson: Unlike the message in those mutual fund warnings, past results in the NBA are indicative of future results. In particular, we saw during the 2008 NBA Finals that regular-season outcomes do matter when it comes to postseason matchups. The Celtics' 2-0 sweep of the Lakers was a pretty good indicator of what was to come when the teams met in June, as Boston took the title in six games.

And now the Orlando Magic, who went a combined 6-3 against ...

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