10 Jun 2009

Magic edge Lakers to claw their way back into NBA finals

6:44 pm on 10 June 2009

The Magic have won game three of the National Basketball Association finals 108-104 in Orlando to claw the Los Angeles Lakers back to a 2-1 series lead.

Dwight Howard had 21 points as the Magic shot a staggering 75 per cent in the first half and avoided a sweep in the best-of-seven series.

The Magic's win spoiled a superb performance by Kobe Bryant who put on a shooting clinic in the first half by scoring 21 points en route to his game-high 31.

Game four is in Orlando on Friday.