The biggest shots in Lakers playoff history
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Gail Goodrich vs. New York Knicks, Game 4 NBA Finals, May 5, 1972.( NBA Photo Library )
The setting: With 42 seconds remaining in overtime at Madison Square Garden, Goodrich made a 17-foot shot to put the Lakers ahead, 115-111.
The significance: Goodrichs basket came after Jerry West made two free throws to break a 111-111 tie with 1:15 left. The Lakers 116-111 victory gave them a 3-1 series lead and they clinched their first Los Angeles championship with a 114-100 victory two days later at the Forum.
Note: The picture shows Goodrich earlier in the 1972 season.