Contrary to popular belief, the regular season does matter in the NBA.
This year, the Magic and Lakers faced off twice and the Magic won both games. The first game, in Orlando, saw the Magic hold the Lakers to 41.4% from the field. In the second game, the Lakers only shot 39.8% from the field.
If there’s one stat to watch this series (other than the score, obviously), it’s the Lakers’ field goal percentage.