The setting: The final game of the first-round series saw the Lakers trailing by a point when Abdul-Jabbar made a 10-foot sky hook with 12 seconds left at Denver. The significance: After David Thompson missed a shot at the other end, the Lakers had a 112-111 victory and a second-round date with Seattle. Abdul-Jabbar scored 29 points on 13-for-19 shooting, and added 16 rebounds, eight steals and six blocks. God, he was sensational, Lakers Coach Jerry West said of Abdul-Jabbar.
Jose Galvez / Los Angeles Times
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