A night after L.A. defeated the Denver Nuggets 119-92 to earn the right to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals, the Orlando Magic beat the Cleveland Cavs 103-90 to claim the Eastern berth.
We’ll have a complete series preview up soon on Lakers.com, but in the meantime, here’s the confirmed schedule for the Finals, which starts on Thursday, June 4 at STAPLES Center:
Game 1, Thursday, June 4: Orlando at L.A., 6 p.m.
Game 2, Sunday, June 7: Orlando at L.A., 5 p.m.
Game 3, Tuesday, June 9: L.A. at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Game 4, Thursday, June 11: L.A. at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Game 5*, Sunday, June 14: L.A. at Orlando, 5 p.m.
Game 6*, Tuesday, June 16: Orlando at L.A., 6 p.m.
Game 7*, Thursday, June 18: Orlando at L.A., 6 p.m.
The Lakers took Saturday off, but will practice on Sunday to prepare for the Magic.