This was a battle of the big men: Orlando's young stud, Shaquille O'Neal, against Houston's Hall of Fame-to-be center, Hakeem Olajuwon. Orlando, with a 57-25 regular-season record, was the No. 1 seed in the East while Houston carried a more pedestrian 47-35 record and was seeded No. 6. But Kenny Smith, Robert Horry, Sam Cassell and Clyde Drexler, who was acquired midseason, were too much for the young Magic to handle as the Rockets took their second championship of the "Michael Jordan in professional baseball" era.