The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic are going to square off in the 2009 NBA Finals starting on Thursday, June 4th at the Staples Center. The NBA Finals format is a 2-3-2 series, which means the first two games will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Then the middle 3 games will shift to Orlando to be played in Amway Arena. Then the final two games will be played back in Los Angeles, if no one has already won. The series is a best of 7, so whoever wins 4 games first will be the 2009 NBA Champions.
2009 NBA Finals schedule:
Game 1- June 4, Magic at Lakers
Game 2- June 7, Magic at Lakers
Game 3- June 9, Lakers at Magic
Game 4 – June 11, Lakers at Magic
Game 5- TBD, Lakers at Magic
Game 6 - TBD, Magic at Lakers
Game 7- TBD, Magic at Lakers
* Games 5, 6 & 7 will only be played if necessary.
The Orlando Magic finished the 2009 NBA regular season with a 59-23 record and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers won 65 games in 2009 (lost 17) and edged past the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference Finals. To buy 2009 NBA Finals ticketsvisit the TicketCity website or call 1.800.880.8886.