Memorial Day Moments

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Text: Bill Carey, SI.com Photo: Manny Millan/SI

May 27, 1985

The last Monday in May is anything but a sleepy day on the national sports calendar. Here are some noteworthy Memorial Day moments, some more memorable than others.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn't slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games.

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