The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 65-17 record, and won the Pacific Division by 19 games. They zoomed past the Utah Jazz in 5 games, sweated out a 7 game series with the Houston Rockets, and eventually closed out the Denver Nuggets in 6. Yep...the Lakers are in the Finals, once again. Can Kobe Bryant finally get his ring without Shaq? Will Phil Jackson break Red's record and coach his 10th NBA Championship team? Or, will the Lakers lose in the Finals for the second consecutive year?
The Orlando Magic won the Southeast Division by 12 games, finishing with a 59-23 record. They took care of the 76ers in 6, knocked off the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics in 7, and upset the Cleveland Cavaliers, who finished with an NBA best 66-16 record, in 6 games. The Magic will make their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995, when they fell in 4 to the Back-to-Back Champion Houston Rockets. Do Rashard Lewis, Hedo, and Dwight Howard have what it takes to upset the Lakers and lead the Orlando Magic to their first NBA Championship?
Game 1: Lakers 100, Magic 75 Box Score
Game 2: Lakers 101, Magic 96 Box Score
Game 3: Magic 108, Lakers 104 Box Score
Game 4: Lakers 99, Magic 91 Box Score
Game 5: Lakers 99, Magic 86 Box Score
The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2009 NBA Championship, over the Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1.