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Fun Finals Fact

Since the 1987 playoffs (the first season for which box scores are available), there have been 66 playoff games in which one of the teams has shot under 33% from the field.  61 of those teams have lost.  In other words, the Lakers are only the fifth team in the last 23 years to shoot worse the 33% and win a playoff game, and in one of the games (Indiana 73, Miami 70 in 2004) both teams were under 33%, so someone had to win. 

Only six times in Finals history has a team shot worse than 33%, and the Lakers are the first team to do so and manage to win.