Magic Johnson started at center (1980 NBA Finals G6)
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Magic Johnson started at center (1980 NBA Finals G6)- NBA.com
Magic Johnson - 42 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists in series-clinching Game 6(1980 NBA Finals), in place of injured Kareem
In one game, a 20-year-old rookie named Magic Johnson went from precocious to prodigious. With six-time NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar out with a severe ankle sprain, Magic started at center and turned in the best performance ever in an NBA Finals game -- 42 points, 15 boards, seven assists -- on the road, no less -- as the Lakers won their first of five NBA titles in the '80s.