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TOASTS OF THE COASTS
John Papanek
May 19, 1980
In a brilliant East-West showdown the Sixers and the Lakers split the first four games of the NBA finals
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May 19, 1980

Toasts Of The Coasts

In a brilliant East-West showdown the Sixers and the Lakers split the first four games of the NBA finals

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An hour or so later, the basketball court was being removed, revealing the Spectrum ice. Dawkins, with 26 points, and Erving had seen to it that the wood would be down again for Game 6. On his way out, Abdul-Jabbar stopped to say goodby to two of Julius' three children. As he walked away, 6-year-old Julius Winfield Erving III hollered after him, "You said you were going to win, Kareem! You didn't win! You lost!" Abdul-Jabbar chuckled to himself, and walked to the airport bus.

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