Round: NBA Finals
Dates: June 2-June 14
Winner: Lakers, 4-22
In the last Finals matchup of their storied rivalry, the Lakers proved too strong for an aging team of Celtics. Los Angeles easily captured the series' first two games, answered by a 30 and 12 effort from Larry Bird in a Game 3 win for Boston. But the Celtics 16-point lead in Game 4 evaporated, along with their chances to even the series. Bird provided some breathing room for the C's with a three pointer leaving twelve seconds on the clock, however that was just enough time for Magic Johnson and his "Junior Sky Hook" to seize a commanding 3-1 series lead.