NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 1986–87 season….and the culmination of the season’s playoffs…..as the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Eastern Conference and defending NBA champion Boston Celtics 4 games to 2. The key moment of the series was Magic Johnson’s junior sky hook in Game 4…..in an NBA final that was the 10th time that the Celtics and Lakers met in the NBA Finals….which…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Red Auerbach

The Celtics recovered from their two knockout blows in Games 1 and 2 with a counterpunch of their own…..as little-used backup center, Greg Kite, provided the spark…..after entering the game late in the first quarter when Robert Parish encountered foul trouble…..wherein he played 20 minutes….and although he failed to score….he grabbed nine rebounds….blocked a Magic Johnson layup….and did solid body…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + Heinsohn

Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle SuperSonics, at the end of 1985–86 the Celtics were not only the best team in the NBA….but also owned the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Len Bias with the pick and had high hopes that the presence of the young Maryland Terrapins star would ensure…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 5 Celtics Vs Lakers PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + Heinshon

The pregame show for the 1987 NBA Finals Game 5 between “serious rivals” Los Angeles Lakers verses the Boston Garden took place on June 11, 1987 at Boston Gardens before 14,890 fans….with the hosts of the“build-up to the game” being CBS Sports lead NBA broadcast team of Brent Musburger, Dick Stockton and Tom Heinsohn….so, we decided to…

NBA – 1987 – NBA Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics Halftime With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The guest for this NBA At the Half show with CBS’ Brent Musburger is Utah Jazz Coach Frank Layden (born January 5, 1932)….who today is a retired American basketball coach and executive of the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz. In addition to his coaching at the professional level, Layden coached at Adelphi Suffolk College….and is also a former head coach and player of his alma…

NBA – 1986 – Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics Halftime Show With Brent Musburger + Magic Johnson

In this video herewith….CBS’s Brent Musburger and guest host Magic Johnson man the mikes for At the Half of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals…..which was played on May 29, 1986 before 14,890 fans at Boston Garden…..when the third quarter again proved decisive for the Celtics….who outscored the Rockets 34-19 in the quarter….in a game…

NBA – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights – NBA Year In Review – With Dick Stockton + Tom Heinshon

The 1984–85 NBA season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.  Highlights from the 1984 – 1985 NBA season were as follows: Michael Jordan became the only rookie in NBA history to lead a team in four…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals – Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY:    In this Game 3 of the 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets….which was played on June 1st at The Summit in Houston, TX….in front of 16,016 fans…it became obvious that the Rockets, already down 2 – 0 in the series….had a must win situation facing them in…