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Lakers Moments: Los Angeles wins the 1985 NBA title

March 23, 2011 |  4:39 pm

K1wq8qnc A long time coming: Kurt Rambis, left, Coach Pat Riley, center, and Magic Johnson, right, celebrate with the rest of the team in the locker room after beating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Finals to win the 1985 NBA championship.

The Finals featured a Lakers-Boston matchup for the second season in a row. The Lakers were humiliated in the first game, 148-114, a contest remembered as the Memorial Day Massacre. But the Lakers won four of the next five games as they finally defeated Boston in the Finals for the first time in nine attempts.

Read more about the 1984-1985 season in All Things Lakers, the Los Angeles  Times’ interactive database of all things purple and gold.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Photo credit: Los Angeles Times

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