The stage is set. The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets battle for dominance in the West, while the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic compete to control the East. Seven games (if necessary) will determine who makes it to the Finals.
The 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics were eliminated in the conference semifinals by the Orlando Magic. It was an epic battle and it took seven games for the Magic to win the series. They face a rested Cleveland Cavaliers team who swept the Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals.
The Los Angeles Lakers want to prove that they are still the best team in the Western Conference and hope to return to the Finals to avenge last year’s loss. They played a 7-game series against the Houston Rockets and face a Denver Nuggets team that only lost one game to the Dallas Mavericks in the conference semifinals. Be sure to check out the library’s subject guide on Basketball and visit the library to get books on your favorite teams and players.