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It's a wrap
Lakers celebrate season's end with title
Even as they amassed a 67-15 record during the regular season, the Lakers played with a cloud over their heads. Dominating from November to April was one thing, but could they win when it really counted? With their 116-111 victory over the Pacers in Game 6, the Lakers silenced the critics, took their trophy and went home. Unfortunately for the other 28 teams in the NBA, they'll be back.
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||Game 5: Pacers trounce Lakers to extend series|
With their backs against the wall, the Pacers came out firing and sent the series back to L.A.
||Game 4: Lakers take 3-1 series lead with OT win|
Kobe Bryant made three of the most clutch shots of his career to lead L.A. to the 120-118 victory.
||Game 3: Pacers come out shooting to win at home|
Reggie Miller scored 33 points as the Pacers trimmed the Lakers' series lead to 2-1.
||Game 2: Without Kobe, Lakers take 2-0 series lead|
Shaquille O'Neal was at it again -- and this time, he got in the record books.
||Game 1: Shaq, Lakers dominate in 104-87 win|
Shaquille O'Neal scored 43 points and pulled down 18 boards in the Lakers' home win.