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The Rockets Had Just What It Took to Win; Lakers Didn't Have It

May 24, 1986

No team in the NBA, including Boston, can beat the Lakers, except the Lakers. This year the culprits seemed to be the 16-year jinx on champions repeating, Pat Riley and Mr. Clutch, Byron (Throw Up a Brick) Scott.

When the Lakers were being so badly out-rebounded, why didn't Riley play Kareem, Kupchak and Gudmundsson together? When Scott couldn't hit from outside, where was Mike McGee? With one second left, why was there no defense of the inbounds pass?

I would like to think it was divine intervention, but really it was just an inexcusable way for a championship team to lose.

BRUCE ALAN

Sun Valley

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