1987-88 Lakers

<b>1987-88 Lakers</b><br>
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<u>62-20, First in Pacific Division</u><br>
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Defeated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORSPT000099" title="Detroit Pistons" href="/topic/sports/basketball/detroit-pistons-ORSPT000099.topic">Detroit Pistons</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" 15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> Finals, 4-3<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 win at least 60 games for the fourth straight season.<br>
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2. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT000010" title="Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" href="/topic/sports/basketball/kareem-abdul-jabbar-PESPT000010.topic">Kareem Abdul-Jabbar</a>'s consecutive game streak of scoring in double figures ends at 787.<br>
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3. Lakers become the first team since the 1968-69 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">Boston Celtics</a> to win consecutive NBA titles.<br>
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4. Lakers become the first team in NBA history to win three consecutive series in Game 7 (4-3 over Utah, Dallas and Detroit).<br>
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5. James Worthy is named MVP of 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, Jeff Lamp, Milt Wagner.<br>
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<b>Seated, left to right (players only)</b>: Kurt Rambis, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PEHST001031" title="Magic Johnson" href="/topic/sports/basketball/magic-johnson-PEHST001031.topic">Magic Johnson</a>.<br>
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<b>Not pictured</b>: Tony Campbell, Ray Tolbert.
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1987-88 Lakers

62-20, First in Pacific Division

Defeated Detroit Pistons in NBA Finals, 4-3

Head Coach: Pat Riley

Key Moments:

1. Lakers win at least 60 games for the fourth straight season.

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's consecutive game streak of scoring in double figures ends at 787.

3. Lakers become the first team since the 1968-69 Boston Celtics to win consecutive NBA titles.

4. Lakers become the first team in NBA history to win three consecutive series in Game 7 (4-3 over Utah, Dallas and Detroit).

5. James Worthy is named MVP of the NBA Finals.

Standing, left to right (players only): Wes Matthews, Billy Thompson, A.C. Green, Mike Smrek, Mychal Thompson, Jeff Lamp, Milt Wagner.

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

Not pictured: Tony Campbell, Ray Tolbert.

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