Round: Eastern Conference Finals
Dates: May 20-May 30
Winner: Magic, 4-2
The Kobe vs LeBron mania was at its peak and we were just four games away from one of the most anticipated Finals matchups of all time. We're still waiting. The Cavs were heavily favored and would build significant leads in the series' first two contests. But Orlando would overcome both, taking Game 1 and barely missing a chance at Game 2, thanks to a miraculous three pointer at the buzzer from LeBron.
James would put the Cavs on his back in Game 4, finishing with 44, 12, and 7, yet it wasn't enough to prevent another Magic win in overtime, as Orlando put Cleveland in a 3-1 series stranglehold. A classic triple double from Bron in Game 5 delayed the inevitable, but Dwight Howard's 40 and 14 concluded the shocking upset in Game 6.