THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE NBA FINALS








Game 1:
Lakers 104, Pacers 87

Game 2:
Lakers 111, Pacers 104

Game 3:
Pacers 100, Lakers 91

Game 4:
Lakers 120, Pacers 118 OT

Game 5:
Pacers 120, Lakers 87

Game 6:
Lakers 116, Pacers 111




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June 19, 2000
Lakers vs. Pacers (116 - 111)
Pacers at Lakers Game 6 highlights
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June 14, 2000
Pacers vs. Lakers (120 - 87)
Lakers at Pacers Game 5 highlights
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June 14, 2000
Lakers vs. Pacers (120 - 118)
Lakers at Pacers Game 4 highlights
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June 11, 2000
Pacers vs. Lakers (100 - 91)
Lakers at Pacers Game 3 highlights
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June 9, 2000
Lakers vs. Pacers (111 - 104)
Pacers at Lakers Game 2 highlights
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June 7, 2000
Lakers vs. Pacers (104 - 87)
Pacers at Lakers Game 1 highlights
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AUDIO
June 19, 2000

Larry Bird says with Shaq the Lakers could dominate for years to come.
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June 19, 2000

"Oh baby!" Kobe Bryant's jumper caps a 6-0 run and gives the Lakers the 109-103 lead.
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June 19, 2000

Shaquille O'Neal says he's been working for this moment all his life.
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June 19, 2000

"And rams it down in!" Shaquille O'Neal with the fourth-quarter superslam.
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The Big Champion
Shaq was too powerful for the Pacers throughout the NBA Finals. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE Photos)

Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers have their NBA title. He scored 41 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday to lead the Lakers to a Finals-clinching 116-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers. This time, Shaq was a unanimous MVP.
 •Complete game highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 •City celebrates with Lakers' victory parade
 •Video highlights of the Lakers' parade: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 •Beyond the Box Score breaks down the series
 •Lakers celebrate in style
 •Bird bids poignant farewell
 •L.A. Times: The promised land
 •Quotes: Pacers | Lakers | Trophy presentation
 •Don Casey: Lakers withstand final test

Jackson Heave is Play of the Finals
More than 19,000 users cast votes for their favorite play of the Finals. Check out the complete poll results and see video of all the nominees!

Multimedia Feast
Can't get enough of Shaq and Kobe? Don't miss our collections of photos and video highlights from NBA Finals 2000.
 •NBA.cam photo album
 •Photo galleries: Game action | Lakers celebrate
 •Awards ceremony for trophy presentations: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 •Lakers postgame soundbites: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 •Pacers postgame soundbites: 28.8+ | ISDN+
 •Video galore: Player highlights | NBA.com TV

Red Hot Rose
This play diagram from Coach's Edge shows how Jalen Rose can be dangerous from three-point range when his defender is distracted.
 •Pacers play diagram: (Aust)In the Game
 •Lakers play diagram: Priceless Painting
 •Pacers play diagram: Reggie Reloads
 •Pacers play diagram: Little big man

Pick 'n' Play is Here
Create your own highlight reel of the NBA Finals with NBA.com Pick 'n' Play.







Championship merchandise at the NBA Store



NBA Finals 2000 global fact sheet

NBA.com TV makes its Finals debut

NBA Entertainment at the Finals

Global Broadcasting at the Finals

Milk Strong to the Net Video Archive





Game 1 Game 2
Game 3 Game 4 (I) Game 4 (II) Game 5 Game 6 Champs Lakers parade Celebrity fans in L.A.



SpinMove 360-images from the Finals


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Go inside the locker room and behind the scenes.

PHOTOS
 • Finals 2000 scrapbooks
 • NBA.cam scrapbook

VIDEOS
 • Game 6 movie:
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 • Game 5 movie:
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 • Game 4 movie:
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 •Game 3 movie:
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NBA.commentators

John Salley reveals the coolest teammate he ever had and differences in coaching as he answers e-mail.

 • Indiana's Sam Perkins answers e-mail
 • NBA.commentators index page



F E A T U R E S
Talk of Dynasty is Premature - NBA.com's Chris Ekstrand writes that it's possible - though not easy - for the Lakers to become repeat-champions.

Here's to You Dad! - Father's Day still takes place even with the hectic schedule at the Finals. The Lakers and Pacers just find alternate ways to celebrate.
 •Sixth Man honor for the Finals goes to the fans

Scoop on the Small Screen - Scoop Jackson takes his NBA Underground deep, deep into NBA Finals 2000 with a streaming video report from Indianapolis.

Season on the Brink - Indiana stacked its hand this season for an impressive run to the NBA Finals. The gamble paid off mostly because of Larry Bird's influence on veterans and youngsters, despite being a lame-duck head coach.
 •L.A. Times: What's next is Bird's call
 •Hoosier Hoops Daddy? Indiana, of course

Winning Mix - From the NBA Finals 2000 Commemorative Edition: Thanks to Reggie Miller and Jalen Rose, the Indiana Pacers produced a chemistry that has them closer than ever to an NBA title.
 •Radio analyst Leonard links Indy to glory days

Turbo-Charged Twosome - From the NBA Finals 2000 Commemorative Edition: Powerful Shaquille O'Neal and stylish Kobe Bryant hope to lead a championship drive for the Lakers.


S I G H T S  A N D  S O U N D S
Pick 'n' Play is Here! - Create your own highlight reel of conference finals games with NBA.com Pick 'n' Play.


P R E V I E W S
Home and Home - The Pacers and Lakers met twice during the regular season, with each team winning on its home court.

Don't Forget the Bench - Sure, this series has its star power, but players such as Brian Shaw and Travis Best played important roles to get their teams to the Finals.

On the Offensive - Chris Ekstrand says the Pacers can beat the Lakers, but only if they take their offense west to Los Angeles.
 • Lakers-Pacers scouting report
 • Lakers-Pacers Tale of the Tape



P L A Y O F F  F A C T S
New Playoff Records - Take a look at playoff records set in the 2000 postseason.

Game 1 Winners - A win in Game 1 means good things ... usually.


H I S T O R Y
Spurs Take It All - Revisit the 1999 Finals when San Antonio took home all the marbles.
 • NBA Finals Records: Individual | Team

Finalist Coaches in First Season With Club - Here's a list of coaches who reached the finals in their first season with a team with Phil Jackson being the latest.

Great Playoff Moments - Relive some of the most memorable moments from Playoffs past.

All-Time Playoff Results - Go back in time for the series results from every NBA Playoffs.

Playoff Record Setters - Visit our complete archive of past playoff record holders.




 
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