1987-88 Lakers 62-20, First in Pacific Division Defeated Detroit Pistons in NBA Finals, 4-3 Head Coach: Pat Riley Key Moments: 1. Lakers win at least 60 games for the fourth straight season. 2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's consecutive game streak of scoring in double figures ends at 787. 3. Lakers become the first team since the 1968-69 Boston Celtics to win consecutive NBA titles. 4. Lakers become the first team in NBA history to win three consecutive series in Game 7 (4-3 over Utah, Dallas and Detroit). 5. James Worthy is named MVP of the NBA Finals. Standing, left to right (players only): Wes Matthews, Billy Thompson, A.C. Green, Mike Smrek, Mychal Thompson, Jeff Lamp, Milt Wagner. Seated, left to right (players only): Kurt Rambis, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, Magic Johnson. Not pictured: Tony Campbell, Ray Tolbert.
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