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NBA Greatest Duos: Magic Johnson & James Worthy vs ‘Bad Boy’ Pistons (1990)

Rare regular season classic from 1989/90 between defending champions Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, finals rematch from 1989.

Magic and Worthy were unreal in this one, Worthy with his scoring and Magic with playmaking and making everyone around him better.

Magic Johnson: 21 points, 5 rebounds, 16 assists.

James Worthy: 31 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 14/22 FG.

Lakers won this one 107:97.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199001210DET.html

Pistons won the title that year (back-to-back champs), meanwhile Lakers surprisingly lost their WCSF series against Phoenix Suns (4-1) with Kevin Johnson, Tom Chambers, Jeff Hornacek and Mark West.