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ICONS ON GAME 7

1984

Game 7 loss stirs memories for Magic. Rambis reflects on 1984 loss. And routine is key for Thompson.

COME TAKE A LOOK

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ESPNLA chronicles the Lakers' march through the NBA playoffs with photographs and game coverage.

PHIL'S DECISION

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Phil Jackson has a choice to make: Walk away, or chase another transcendent moment.

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penglove1017
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Game 7 for Kobe wasn't pretty, but 20 years from now when it's referred to, it'll be remembered as Kobe overcoming an off night and willing his team to a championship and his fifth in 11 years.

" -- penglove1017

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NO. 18 SLIPS AWAY

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Doc Rivers' unwavering faith nearly netted Boston a title.

WHAT WENT WRONG?

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The Celtics battled but simply ran out of gas in Game 7.

LOOKING BACK

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A look back at the Celtics' regular season and inspiring playoff run.

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GlassMan27
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Oh well, it's a well-known fact that the better team doesn't always win. Lakers had this game (and Game 1 for that matter) literally handed to them. Sad really, twice as many free throws. It shouldn't have even been close.

" -- GlassMan27