The Orlando Magic now know their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals: it's the Boston Celtics, who took out the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in Game 6 of their series in impressive fashion, with a 94-85 final score. Boston won the final three games of the series and is on a dangerous roll.
Game 1 between the Magic and the Celtics will tip at 3:30 PM this Sunday, May 16th, at Orlando's Amway Arena; ABC will televise the game.
Orlando won the season-series from Boston, 3-1, but it was closer than the record might indicate: the Magic had only had a +5 differential. The largest victory margin for either team was 9 points.
Orlando met Boston in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last year, which the Magic took in 7 games, clinching in a blowout on the Celtics' home floor. Both teams were missing key players: the Celtics didn't have Kevin Garnett, while the Magic were without Jameer Nelson.
We'll have more coverage of this series in the days ahead. Until then, here's the schedule, courtesy of the Magic:
Game 1 - Sunday, May 16, 3:30 p.m., at Orlando (Amway Arena), ABC TV
Game 2 - Tuesday, May 18, 8:30 p.m., at Orlando (Amway Arena), ESPN TV
Game 3 - Saturday, May 22, 8:30 p.m., at Boston, ESPN TV
Game 4 - Monday, May 24, 8:30 p.m., at Boston, ESPN TV
Game 5 - Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 p.m., at Orlando (Amway Arena), ESPN TV, if necessary
Game 6 - Friday, May 28, 8:30 p.m., at Boston, ESPN TV, if necessary
Game 7 - Sunday, May 30, 8:30 p.m., at Orlando (Amway Arena), ESPN TV, if necessary
Also from the Magic's message:
Single game tickets remaining after a season ticket holder pre-sale will go on sale to the general public May 14th beginning at Noon.