"There will be hundreds of Los Angeles police officers in and around Staples Center tomorrow," Beck said. " ... We do not celebrate victory by destroying the city."
Officials want to avoid the kind of mini-riot -- including fires, looting and mayhem -- that took place outside Staples after the Lakers won last year's NBA championship.
"If you don't have a ticket for game seven ... save money, save gas by celebrating at or near your home," Villaraigosa said.
Of course, tomorrow's face-off with Boston could be complicated by the staging of the Los Angeles Film Festival downtown, with screenings to begin at the Staples' adjacent LA Live complex at 7:30 p.m., when the game will be in full swing. And the E3 Expo, a gamers convention, will be wrapping up at the Convention Center next door to Staples about the same time the game starts.