2009 Eastern Conference Finals Game #6 -- Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Game Night Discussion Thread By John Bena (aka CavsBlogger) May 30, 2009 267 comments / new [1] The Lakers defeated the Magic, four games to one, to win the franchise's 15th NBA championship. Search. Dominant offensive play coupled with a spectacular defense by both starters and reserves from the second quarter until the buzzer helped the Lakers to win Game 5 and secure the series. The best-of-seven playoff was contested between the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers (who were also the defending Western Conference champions), and the Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic. M-V-P! After the Lakers routed the Magic in Game 1, Courtney Lee had an opportunity to even the series but was unable to convert the in-bounds alley-oop with 0.6 seconds left (goaltending? It was also the Magic's last season having the Amway Arena as their home arena. In Game 3, the Magic also set the Finals record for the best field goal percentage with 63 percent, and the Finals record for the best field goal percentage in the first half with 75 percent. The Orlando Magic had a magical run to the NBA Finals as they would be poised to go up against the Los Angeles Lakers for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The 2009 NBA Finals was the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s championship series for the 2008–09 season. Howard scored a career playoff-high 40 points in Orlando's Game 6 clincher against Cleveland and seems to be unstoppable with just one player. The 2009 NBA Finals was the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s championship series for the 2008–09 season. However, despite the incredible shooting percentage, the Lakers managed to stay close for much of the game. Add to my favorites. In the opening frame, all 5 starters scored and assisted on at least one field goal, but the Lakers pulled to within 2 at the quarter break. $39.99 + $8.40 shipping This was the first NBA Finals series since 1984 to have two games go into overtime (Games 2 and 4); both were won by the Lakers. Head coach Phil Jackson captured his 10th NBA championship as a coach, surpassing Red Auerbach for most championships all-time by an NBA coach. This is the seventh time in NBA Finals history that a team that lost the championship the previous season has won the Finals the very next year. Following the game, NBA Commissioner David Stern presented the Lakers with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and presented Kobe Bryant with the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Trophy during a presentation on center-court at Amway Arena. Down by 6 in the opening minutes of the 4th quarter, the Magic were able to come back to take a 76–75 lead halfway through the quarter, but unable to increase the lead due to poor free-throw shooting, specifically from Hedo Türkoğlu and Dwight Howard. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Orlando Magic 2009-2010 Schedule and Results All the scores of the games played by the Magic in the NBA 2009-10 Regular Season and the 2010 Playoffs, with teams, results, winning and losing streaks, partial and final records and evolution of the playoff series. 4 (1) Los Angeles Lakers-1. This series was nicknamed the "Disney Series" for its connections to The Walt Disney Company. PHOTOS ; Pictures: Orlando Carnival Downtown . The Magic are seeking their first title in just their second finals appearance, while the Lakers are here for the 30th time and are looking their 16th championship. This is also the first odd season since 2001 that the San Antonio Spurs did not win the NBA Finals; they won in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Salaries. With 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the game tied at 79, Howard converted a 3-point play to give the Magic an 82–79 lead. Watch again the 2009 FINALS of the NBA between Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic. Orlando Magic 2009 NBA Finals: A Recap and Key Factors For Each Team Matt Femrite Correspondent I May 31, 2009 Comments. Türkoğlu made another jumper with 1:34 remaining to give the Magic a 5-point lead. The Magic came out in Game 3 with fire. Both regular-season games and three of the NBA Finals games were close contests, decided by six points or fewer or in overtime. The Celtics were previously 32–0 when leading a series 3–2, and 17–3 previously in Game 7s at home. The Magic shot a field goal percentage of 63% for the game, a Finals record. 2009 NBA Finals. Add to my favorites. Down 87–82 with 31 seconds left, Kobe Bryant spun through the lane and passed to Gasol for a dunk to cut the lead to 3. After the 2011–12 season Stan Van Gundy was fired, and in a blockbuster offseason trade, Howard was traded to the Lakers, which he spent one season with the Lakers and later move to Houston Rockets. 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Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Scores from any date in BAA/NBA or ABA history. Visit http://www.nba.com/video for more highlights. Disney owns both ESPN, and Finals broadcaster ABC; Walt Disney World is located 20 miles (32 km) from Orlando in nearby Lake Buena Vista, and Disneyland is located 30 miles (48 km) from Los Angeles in nearby Anaheim. With their team's win, Pau Gasol became the first Spaniard, and D. J. Mbenga the first Belgian Congolese player, to win an NBA championship. Thus, Howard return to the Eastern Conference teams after signing with Atlanta Hawks. This also included a 75% first quarter, also a Finals record. On the next possession, the Lakers would miss a layup and a jumper, but regained possession on an offensive rebound by Ariza and a loose-ball foul on Jameer Nelson. The victory was noted by many as a personal success for Finals MVP Kobe Bryant, winning his first championship and succeeding in the playoffs without the presence of former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal where some people had previously speculated that Bryant could not "win one without Shaq". The Los Angeles Lakers, top-seeded champions of the Western Conference, defeated the Orlando Magic, third-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, four games to one in a best-of-seven series. Dwight Howard set an NBA Finals single-game record with 9 blocked shots in Game 4. Magic Franchise Index. VTG Adidas Orlando Magic Dwight Howard 2009 NBA Finals Jersey Mens 52 2XL Sewn. In the playoffs the Magic swept the Charlotte Bobcats and the Atlanta Hawks, becoming the first team in NBA history to win their first eight playoff games by 20 or more points. Coming out of the half, Orlando cut the lead to 5 with 7:45 remaining in the 3rd on a 3-pointer by Rafer Alston. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Lue and another backup point guard, Anthony Johnson were the only players on Orlando's roster with NBA finals experience. All rights reserved. Down 40–36 with 7:11 in the 2nd quarter, the Lakers went on a 16–0 run, fueled by two 3-pointers and solid defensive play from Trevor Ariza. #NBATogetherLive: LeBron James drains first career walk-off game-winner in Game 2 of Conf. Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic - FULL GAME REPLAY - GAME 1 - NBA 2009 Finals 415. Again the Lakers won the top seed in the West, though winning just eight games less than the year before. Data Provided By Down 95-93 with just a second left, the Cavaliers win Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals behind reigning league MVP LeBron James' first career playoff buzzer-beating game-winner. Jun 05, 2009 at 3:44 PM . With 47 seconds left, Hedo Türkoğlu hit a jumper that was originally called a 3-pointer. The series was the third straight championship that the Lakers clinched on the road (after 2001 and 2002); the last time the Lakers clinched the championship at home was in 2000. The closest they came to winning a championship was in 1995 and 2009 when they lost the Finals. Somehow, he and a relatively starless Magic team made the NBA Finals in 2009. Leading by as much as 18 in the half, Los Angeles led by 15 going into the 4th quarter. Not as the innovators that first prioritized the three-point shot (inside-out brand of basketball with four shooters, including the frontcourt nightmare match-up duo of the 6-10 Rashard Lewis and 6-10 Hedo Turkoglu). In Game 6, Howard's stellar performance with 40 points and 14 rebounds helped the franchise earn its second Finals appearance (they were swept by the Houston Rockets in the 1995 Finals during Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway era). The previous record holders, all of whom had blocked eight shots in a Finals game,[4] were: Bill Walton of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 of the 1977 NBA Finals; Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the 1986 NBA Finals; Howard's assistant coach Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the 1994 NBA Finals; Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the 2001 NBA Finals; and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the 2003 NBA Finals. Upon the game's finish, Oasis's "Don't Look Back in Anger" was played throughout Amway Arena. With the game tied at 84, Rashard Lewis hit a jumper with 1:32 remaining to give the Magic a 2-point lead. Rashard Lewis backtapped the rebound to center-court, but the ball went to Pau Gasol, who ran in unimpeded for a dunk, giving the Lakers the lead for good. Share. With the Lakers up 1 in overtime with 1:55 left, Derek Fisher stole a J. J. Redick pass and was fouled on the ensuing fastbreak, making both free throws. Kobe Bryant responded with a jumper of his own to tie the game. Watch the highlights of the game 5 between Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic. They eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder in six, the Utah Jazz in four, and the Phoenix Suns in six to return to the NBA Finals and renew their heated rivalry with the Celtics. 2009 NBA Finals: Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers. However, after dispatching the Philadelphia 76ers in six games, the Magic stunned the Celtics by winning Game 7 in Boston. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. This is both the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth NBA championship in the 2000s (fifteenth overall) and the Magic's second Finals appearance since 1995. The Lakers reached the NBA Finals by defeating the Utah Jazz in the best-of-seven Western Conference First Round, the Houston Rockets in the best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinals, and the Denver Nuggets in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals. This win marked the first Finals win in Magic franchise history, losing their first 6 Finals games (being swept in their first appearance and losing Games 1 and 2). Date Opponent Result Venue Record Orlando Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders; Jun 4, 2009 @ L.A. Lakers: L, 100-75: Staples Center NBA Finals 0-1: PTS: 14. Kobe Bryant averaged 32.4 points and 7.4 assists in this series, which was the best combination of those categories since Jerry West averaged 37.9 points and 7.4 assists (1969). The 63rd edition of the championship serieswas played between Ju… Kobe Bryant led the team to a Game 1 win with 40 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Summary and statistics for the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals - Magic vs. Cavaliers Login Upload your video. With 33 seconds remaining, Dwight Howard was able to deflect, but not steal, a Derek Fisher pass, and Pau Gasol was able to again tie the game at 88 with a layup. More 2008-09 Magic Pages ... > Orlando Magic > 2008-09 Roster and Stats. A record-breaking performance from the Magic's 65% team shooting ensured the team a Game 3 win and the first Finals victory in franchise history. In the Finals the Lakers won a hard-fought seven game series against the Celtics to retain the NBA title, becoming the first team to repeat as champions since the 2002 Lakers. Bill and Luke Walton became the third father and son pair to each win a championship as a player; the other father–son combinations are Matt Guokas, Sr. (1947) with Matt Jr. (1967) and Rick Barry (1975) with son Brent (2005 and 2007). Do you have a blog? The 2009–10 Orlando Magic season was the 21st season of the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Finals vs. Orlando Magic in 2009. Due to stellar defense by the Lakers, Dwight Howard was a dismal 1–6 from the field, his fewest made field goals in his playoff career, and finished with 12 points, 10 of which came from free throws. On the final possession of regulation, Mickaël Piétrus missed a 20-footer. Next Gallery. Tyronn Lue, a backup point guard with Orlando, appeared with the Lakers during their initial championship run in the early 2000s and faced his former team in the finals. May 30, 2009: Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 — Orlando Magic 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 90 June 4, 2009: NBA Finals Game 1 — Los Angeles Lakers 100, Orlando Magic 75 Having missed his first five 3-point shots of the game, Fisher spotted up and hit a pivotal three-pointer over Jameer Nelson to tie the game at 87 with 4.6 seconds left. M-V-P!’’ They played three physical series against the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, and Denver Nuggets, winning in 5, 7, and 6 games, respectively. On the bench to witness it was a previous record holder, his assistant coach Patrick Ewing, who had 8 in Game 5 of the 1994 NBA Finals while with the New York Knicks. However, replay showed that his foot was on the line, giving the Magic a 2-point lead. Find out more. The Magic again won 59 games and the division title in the 2009–10 season, in which they let go of Hedo Türkoğlu to the Toronto Raptors and acquired Vince Carter from the New Jersey Nets. Lamar Odom answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to restore the Laker lead to double digits. The Orlando Magic have never won a NBA Finals. However, Kobe Bryant kept the Lakers in the game, scoring 13 of the team's 20 first-quarter points. The Lakers earned their berth into the playoffs by winning the Pacific Division. Full game replay of the amazing Game 1. The Magic were overlooked by many to even reach the Eastern Conference Finals, as they played in the shadows of the #1-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, led by regular-season MVP LeBron James, and defending champion #2-seed Boston Celtics. The Lakers ended the 3rd quarter on a 25–10 run, led by the fierce play from Kobe Bryant, who finished with 40 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, joining the likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Jordan, and Jerry West to put up those numbers in a single NBA Finals game. ORLANDO – During the closing minutes of the Orlando Magic’s 103-90 defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals fans inside Amway Arena serenaded standout center Dwight Howard and mocked superstar forward LeBron James with chants of “M-V-P! Before, Fisher then hit a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 94–91 lead. After coming so close, the Magic lost a chance to tie the series, a fact not lost upon the arena staff in Orlando. The two team captains (the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Magic's Dwight Howard) were teammates and starters on the United States men's national team the previous summer, winning a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The 25-point margin of victory was the 6th-largest in NBA Finals Game 1 history. The 2009 Magic team is now best remembered by outsiders as the team that denied the world a LeBron/Kobe NBA Finals match-up. This is Orlando's third season of at least 55 wins. Take a look at the Orlando Magic's 2009 Playoff run to the NBA FInals. ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Hedo Turkoglu #15, Dwight Howard #12 and Rafer Alston #1 of the Orlando Magic walk up court against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals … With 31 seconds left, Kobe Bryant passed out of a double-team with the controversy of no called on Jameer Nelson after being knocked out by Kobe Bryant. 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