The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th Championship as a franchise, and are now 1 title away from matching the Boston Celtics.
The series began with an L.A. victory in Game 1. Both teams went back-and-forth for the first 4 games – leaving the NBA Finals tied at 2 wins apiece. Andrew Bynum, who had been extremely effective up to that point, tweaked his already-injured knee in Game 4. Before that, the Lakers seemed poised to take a 3-1 lead [...]