1986-87 Lakers

<b>1986-87 Lakers</b><br>
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<u>67-15, First in Pacific Division</u><br>
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Defeated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">Boston Celtics</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" 15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> Finals, 4-2<br>
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<b>Head Coach</b>: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT008504" title="Pat Riley" href="/topic/sports/basketball/pat-riley-PESPT008504.topic">Pat Riley</a><br>
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<b>Key Moments</b>:<br>
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1. Lakers finish the season with the best record in the NBA.<br>
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2. The Lakers end the Boston Celtics' 48-game winning streak at Boston Garden.<br>
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3. Michael Cooper becomes the first, and so far, only, Laker to be named NBA defensive player of the year.<br>
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4. The Lakers jump out to a 29-0 lead against Sacramento on Feb. 4 and finish the first quarter ahead, 40-4.<br>
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5. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PEHST001031" title="Magic Johnson" href="/topic/sports/basketball/magic-johnson-PEHST001031.topic">Magic Johnson</a> is named MVP of the regular season and the NBA Finals.<br>
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<b>Standing, left to right (players only)</b>: Wes Matthews, Billy Thompson, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT002750" title="A.C. Green" href="/topic/sports/basketball/a.c.-green-PESPT002750.topic">A.C. Green</a>, Mike Smrek, Mychal Thompson, Adrian Branch.<br>
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<b>Seated, left to right (players only)</b>: Kurt Rambis, James Worthy, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT000010" title="Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" href="/topic/sports/basketball/kareem-abdul-jabbar-PESPT000010.topic">Kareem Abdul-Jabbar</a>, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, Magic Johnson.<br>
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<b>Not pictured</b>: Frank Brickowski
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1986-87 Lakers

67-15, First in Pacific Division

Defeated Boston Celtics in NBA Finals, 4-2

Head Coach: Pat Riley

Key Moments:

1. Lakers finish the season with the best record in the NBA.

2. The Lakers end the Boston Celtics' 48-game winning streak at Boston Garden.

3. Michael Cooper becomes the first, and so far, only, Laker to be named NBA defensive player of the year.

4. The Lakers jump out to a 29-0 lead against Sacramento on Feb. 4 and finish the first quarter ahead, 40-4.

5. Magic Johnson is named MVP of the regular season and the NBA Finals.

Standing, left to right (players only): Wes Matthews, Billy Thompson, A.C. Green, Mike Smrek, Mychal Thompson, Adrian Branch.

Seated, left to right (players only): Kurt Rambis, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, Magic Johnson.

Not pictured: Frank Brickowski

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