Let’s check out the four factors* from yesterday’s game.
TM |PTS |POSS | OE | eFG | TO | OREB | |FT ORL | 75 |85.0 | 88.2 | 35.1 | 9.4 | 20.0 | 27.3 LAL |100 |88.5 |113.1 | 47.8 |10.2 | 32.6 | 16.9
Just a total ass kicking. The Lakers shot worse than their season average, but they limited the Magic to a meager 35.1% eFG. Los Angeles also dominated the offensive glass, using a team effort with no player pulling down more than 3. This is surprising because Orlando was the second best defensive rebounding team on the regular season. The Magic did win eek out a minor victory in turning the ball over, but had a decided edge at the line. Obviously Orlando will have to bring a better effort in game 2.
*Note: in previous examples I included team rebounds, which I don’t think should be included in four factor analysis. I’ve left them out in this calculation.