No. 6: Michael Cooper vs. Utah Jazz, Game 5 second round, May 17, 1988

The setting: The Lakers were struggling with the upstart Jazz, trailing by a point at the Forum when Cooper, who had not made a basket all game, hit a 17-footer with seven seconds left. The significance: Cooper’s jumper — the first game-winning shot of his career — and a James Worthy free throw secured a 111-109 victory, giving the Lakers a 3-2 lead. Utah beat the Lakers by 28 points in Game 6, but the Lakers prevailed in seven games and went on to win their second NBA title in a row. Pictured: Michael Cooper and Pat Riley celebrate winning the title in 1982.
Lennox McLendon, Associated Press
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