2. Magic's Junior Skyhook Gives Lakers 3-1 Advantage

Date: 6/9/1987

What would be the last Finals matchup of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson's careers didn't turn out to be much of a contest, however it's doubtful any Laker fans lamented the lack of intrigue. Los Angeles held a 2-1 series lead when Bird sank a three pointer late in Game 4, looking to knot them at two apiece. But Magic Johnson stuck another dagger in Boston's heart with his iconic "junior sky hook" over McHale and Parish to give the Lakers a commanding 3-1 series lead. L.A. would go on to win the series in six, Magic was the unanimous Finals MVP and victor of his decade-long war against Bird.