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Magic celebration

Magic celebration

June 14, 1987: The Lakers’ Magic Johnson sprays Champagne on teammates and photographers during a locker-room celebration after beating the Celtics 106-93 and winning the NBA Championship.

This photo by former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Michael Edwards accompanied this Page 1 story:

The Los Angeles Lakers won their fifth National Basketball Assn. championship — and fourth since 1980 — by defeating the Boston Celtics, 106-93, Sunday at the Forum. The Lakers won the championship series, 4 games to 2.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 32 points, including 19 in the first half, to lead the Lakers. James Worthy scored 22 points, and Magic Johnson, named the Most Valuable Player of the finals, had 16 points and 19 assists.

Dennis Johnson scored 33 points for the Celtics; Larry Bird was held to 16.
The Lakers trailed, 56-51, at half-time, but Magic Johnson led an 18-2 Laker run in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the third quarter. The Lakers led, 81-68, going into the fourth period.

This image was recently used in the Los Angeles Times’ All Things Lakers database.

1 Comment

  1. April 28, 2011, 12:34 pm

    I wonder if the equipment survived? haha

    By: sal

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