Take Two for Tinseltown
Nobody's perfect, not even the Los Angeles Lakers. They sure came close, though.
The winningest postseason run in NBA history came to a conclusion Friday night. The Lakers, looking as dominant and unbeatable as they had for nearly three months, finished off the Philadelphia 76ers 108-96 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals for their second straight title.
The record books will now read:
Best single-season playoff winning percentage: 2000-01 Lakers, .938 (15-1).
"The last 15-20 games, we just became a great team," Shaquille O'Neal said. "Kobe (Bryant) did a great job keeping everybody involved and everybody just shot the ball well. We played with a hunger."