On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 22, The 1985 Lakers Won Western Conference Finals


November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Irvin “Magic” Johnson and James Worthy on stage during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue in front of the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1985 – The Los Angeles Lakers clinched the Western Conference Finals series victory after beating the Denver Nuggets in Game 5, 153-109. James Worthy led the way with 25 that night. Magic Johnson also chipped in 17 points and a whopping 19 assists as the Lakers scored the third-most points ever in a playoff game.

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