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1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers (7)
defeat
1985-86 Boston Celtics (4)
CHAMPIONSHIP


Larry Bird

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1986-87 Lakers
8
1966-67 Sixers
7
Fan Balloting
1986-87 Lakers
68%
1985-86 Celtics
32%

Magic Johnson
OVERVIEW
TEAM
67-15
RECORD
65-17
15-3
PLAYOFFS
15-3
"When you roll in [with a 40-1 home record], losing doesn't even factor in to the equation. Winning breeds a certain amount of arrogance."
— Center Robert Parish
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QUOTABLE
"The playoffs that year really were easy for us. We only lost three games for those playoffs, so that's a pretty dominant performance."
— Center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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LINEUPS
GUARD
Danny Ainge
6-5, 185
GUARD
Byron Scott
6-3, 195
Larry Bird
6-9, 220
FORWARD
James Worthy
6-9, 225
Kevin McHale
6-10, 225
FORWARD
A.C. Green
6-9, 220
CENTER
Bill Walton
6-11, 235
SIXTH MAN
Michael Cooper
6-5, 170
Jerry Sichting
6-1, 180
RESERVE
Mychal Thompson
6-10, 226
Scott Wedman
6-7, 220
RESERVE
Kurt Rambis
6-8, 213
TEAM STATISTICS
114.1 - 104.7
PPG - DEF. PPG
117.8 - 108.5
3807
REBOUNDS
3642
2387
ASSISTS
2428
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Bird - 25.8
PPG
Johnson - 23.9
Bird - 805
REBOUNDS
Green - 615
Bird - 557
ASSISTS
Johnson - 977

Photo credits:
Bird by Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images; Johnson by Rick Stewart/Getty Images