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Throwback Thursday: Robert Horry Saves The Lakers Season Reviewed by Momizat on . Through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals in 2002, the Sacramento Kings had taken a 2-1 series lead over the Lakers. Going into Game 4, the Through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals in 2002, the Sacramento Kings had taken a 2-1 series lead over the Lakers. Going into Game 4, the Rating: 0
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Throwback Thursday: Robert Horry Saves The Lakers Season

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Through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals in 2002, the Sacramento Kings had taken a 2-1 series lead over the Lakers. Going into Game 4, the Lakers knew that if they lost, their season and three-peat hopes were virtually on the line if they didn’t get a victory.

The Kings came out on fire in Game 4, taking a 40-20 lead after the end of the first quarter. They shot the ball at an otherworldly percentage, making it that much harder for the Lakers to have any shot at a come back.

The road to a victory would be an uphill battle for the Lakers, but it was an obstacle they would have to embrace if their desired another NBA title. They would slowly grind and chip their way back into the game, and would ultimately give themselves one chance to tie the game or win on the final possession.

Check out Horry’s game-winner in the Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals:

Horry’s historic game-winner would be the turning point in the Lakers 2002 playoff run, as it would propel them to defeating the Kings in a classic seven game series and advancing to their third straight NBA Finals where they would eventually three-peat.

In the end, without Horry’s heroics, the Lakers likely aren’t champions in 2002.
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Ryan Cole is a student at the University of Southern California (USC) majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sports Media Studies. His past experiences include interning for ESPN and Fox Sports. He is huge sports fan that loves to talk all kinds of sports. You can follow him on twitter here: @JustRyCole

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  • Sti1lmatic

    Man oh man, brings back memories of my high school days.

  • Van Chandler

    That was a great shot by Will Smith.

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