On May 16 in 1980: Magic Johnson's historic Game 6 in the Finals vs. 76ers
Rookie guard Magic Johnson filled in at center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and came up with 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists as the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by beating Philadelphia 123-107 in Game 6 of the Finals. Johnson sank all 14 of his free throw attempts to set a Finals record and he was named the Finals MVP. Johnson's 42 points were the most scored by a rookie in an NBA Finals game.
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