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Thomas would end up with 43 points and eight assists in a heroic performance.
Magic Triple double
Relive the Lakers stirring run to glory on this action-packed recap of the 2010 NBA Finals. You’ll get the inside story of the NBA champs with exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews, along with fantastic highlights of their championship season and also exciting bonus features. Enjoy the ride as the Lakers complete the road to a repeat.
Many consider the 1971-72 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA. But despite a remarkable run to the title that included a record 33-game winning streak, this group was the unlikeliest of champions.
December 13, 2018 | James Harden Triple-Double Rockets vs Lakers - 50 Pts, 11 Asts, 10 Rebs!
On this day back in 2005, the Lakers beat the Mavs 112-90 behind 62 points from Kobe Bryant. The most shocking thing about the 62 from the 27-year-old Bryant was the 62 came in just 32 minutes in three quarters and was one more point than the total points by the entire Dallas Mavs team.
Wilt Chamberlain vs Lew Alcindor
Kobe Bryant hits the game winning buzzer beater shot against the Miami Heats. LA Lakers vs Miami Heats at Staples Center.
Bryant 33 pts vs Jordan 36 pts
Larry Bird with great performance (32 points, 17 rebounds, 9 assist) vs Magic Johnson triple-double (20 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists).
This game was the week before Superbowl Sunday. On Superbowl Sunday, the Celtics played the Sonics(who were the defending champs). That game was also Bill Russell's NBA on CBS debut. I think Gary Bender called that game.
51 points from James Harden, Kyle Kuzma dropped 38 points for the Lakers as they outlasted the Rockets, 122-116. The loss snapped a 14-game winning streak by Houston.
A two-part series exploring the Celtics–Lakers rivalry, focusing mainly on the 1980s era of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson but also examining the entire history of the NBA through the rivalry.
The 1963 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1963 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the National Basketball Association 1962–63 season. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Division champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Division champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' 7th straight trip to the championship series, and they won the series over the Lakers, 4–2.
The Lakers were facing elimination, and the absences of James Worthy and Byron Scott were not any help to the Lakers. This would not stop Magic Johnson as Johnson had 20 assists in the game. Elden Campbell outscored Michael Jordan with 13 points in the first half. The Lakers still fought and even led 93-90 in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls went on a 9-0 run, and Paxson's 10 points in the final half of the fourth quarter helped secure the Chicago Bulls', and Michael Jordan's, first NBA title. It was the only one of the Bulls' six Finals appearances to end in four games to one. This was also the last NBA Finals game to be played in The Forum (by the time the Lakers returned to the NBA Finals, they had moved to the new Staples Center).
In Game 2, the Lakers led 113-111 with 18 seconds left when Gerald Henderson stole a James Worthy pass to score a game tying layup. Worthy was in the game because starting forward Jamaal Wilkes was out of the series with an injury. The Lakers then inbounded the ball and Magic Johnson inexplicably dribbled the clock out during regulation time. The Celtics eventually prevailed in overtime 124-121, thanks to Scott Wedman's game-winning shot from the baseline with 14 ticks left.
In Game 3, the Lakers raced to an easy 137-104 victory as Magic Johnson dished out 21 assists, an NBA Finals record. After the game, Larry Bird said his team played like "sissies" in an attempt to light a fire under his teammates. It was Boston's worst playoff defeat in franchise history to that date.
In Game 5, the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead with a 121-103 victory, as Larry Bird scored 34 points. The game was known as the "Heat Game", as it was played under 97 °F (36 °C) heat, and without any air conditioning, at Boston Garden. The Celtics did not warm up with their sweat pants on because of extreme heat, and an oxygen tank was provided to give air to an aging Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Referee Hugh Evans became dehydrated and fainted at one point in the first half. He worked the first half, but was replaced by John Vanak for the second half
In Game 6, the Lakers evened the series with a 119-108 victory. In the game the Lakers answered the Celtics' rough tactics when Laker forward James Worthy shoved Cedric Maxwell into a basket support. After the game a Laker fan threw a beer at Celtics guard M.L. Carr as he left the floor, causing him to label the series "all-out-war."