O.C. Register: The Lakers won’t get a chance to avenge their NBA Finals loss to Boston, but they will face the team that eliminated the Celtics this season: the Orlando Magic.

Orlando’s Game 6 victory over Cleveland on Saturday night set up a Lakers-Magic NBA Finals matchup, with the Lakers having home-court advantage in the series that will start Thursday at Staples Center. Games 3, 4 and 5 would be scheduled for Orlando’s Amway Arena.

The Lakers’ failure to catch Cleveland for the NBA’s best regular-season record did not wind up costing them home-court advantage in the championship round. However, the Lakers went 2-0 against the Cavaliers in the regular season compared to 0-2 against the Magic.

Orlando’s star in both games was All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson, who is out for the season with torn labrum in his shoulder. Nelson, who has been replaced via trade by ex-Houston Rocket Rafer Alston, had 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting in Orlando’s 106-103 home victory over the Lakers on Dec. 20.

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  • GETLEBRON.COM

    Pietrus=Kobe Stopper

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    GETLEBRON.COM = IDIOTS

  • Eidraq

    [Comment ID #74044 Will Be Quoted Here]

    u mean lebron stopper?

  • http://myspace.com/badlatinmutha JohnJohn

    LeBrick Lames is no Kobe. How many championships does the King of Chumps Lebron Have? Thank you. As for Pietrus, guy is on crack. I know my neighbor sold it to him. Dwight H. is the smallest 7 footer in the NBA. Guy is really like 6-10. See him next to Bynum and he looks small. Lakers in 6.

  • Mitch4Pres

    yea lebron only averaged 40 against pietrus. uh oh guys we should be worried

  • http://am570rado.com phil buss

    [Comment ID #74044 Will Be Quoted Here]

    What kind or a moron are you? Are you sure you’re watching basketball?

  • Paul Garnett

    Kobe will choke in the finals again. For the last two finals he has played like crap. Magics in 6.

  • rodney

    loook olrlando is easy to beat u jussbeat have to let d howard u he has no low post skiils let him beat u stay on the shooters and play good ball lakers in 6

  • nick

    First, To the guy who says KOBE will choke. Thats not gonna happen!!! Also, This laker team is deep and has a way better supporting cast than Lebron the sore loser had and they played Orlando very well! I think this Laker team is PEAKING just in time for the showdown. Lakers in 6!!!

  • WifelovesLuke

    ” Eidraq
    Jun 1st, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    GETLEBRON.COM on June 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

    Pietrus=Kobe Stopper

    u mean lebron stopper?”

    LBJ averaged 38+ ppg and Pietrus is a stopper? Serious? I am more concerned about his 3 point shooting because Kobe is just plain “UNSTOPPABLE”.

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