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NBA Today

SCOREBOARD

Saturday, June 13

No games scheduled. Game 5 of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Magic is Sunday night in Orlando.

STARS

Thursday

-Derek Fisher, Lakers, forced overtime by making a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and then drilled another with 31.3 seconds to go in the extra period to help Los Angeles beat Orlando 99-91 and open a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals.

-Dwight Howard, Magic, had 16 points, 21 rebounds and a finals-record nine blocks. But he made just 6 of 14 foul shots, and had two crucial misses with 11.1 seconds to go in regulation.

THREE PARTY

In NBA finals history, only two players have made more 3s than Derek Fisher's 40: Robert Horry (56) and Michael Jordan (42).

SEVEN UP

The Lakers improved to 7-0 following a loss in the postseason, beating Orlando 99-91 in overtime to take a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals. Los Angeles can wrap up its first title since 2002 on Sunday night in Game 5.

SPEAKING

"He just has supreme confidence and I think those shots at the end of the game are actually easier for him than the other ones." -- Kobe Bryant, after Derek Fisher forced overtime by making a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and sank another with 31.3 seconds to go in overtime to help Los Angeles beat Orlando 99-91 for a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals.