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(1988) John Stockton goes for 23 & 24 vs Magic Johnson in GM5

Published on May 17th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,609 views

On this day in history, May 17th of 1988, John Stockton had a 20/20 masterpiece (23 points & 24 assists) in a 2 point loss to Magic Johnson and the Lakers during the 88 playoffs.  The memorable series lasted 7 games and ended with another Stockton 20/20 masterpiece (29 points & 20 assists), but Magic, who had his best game of the series, and the Lakers were just too much for the Stockton and Malone show.

Here’s the number on Stockton and Magic in the series.

GM1
Magic: 19pts, 9asts
Stockton: 7pts, 16asts

GM2
Magic: 19pts, 10asts
Stockton: 19pts, 13asts

GM3
Magic: 16pts, 6asts
Stockton: 22pts, 12asts

GM4
Magic: 24pts, 9asts
Stockton: 21pts, 13asts

GM5
Magic: 20pts, 13asts
Stockton: 23pts, 24asts

GM6
Magic: 10pts, 9asts
Stockton: 14pts, 17asts

GM7
Magic: 23pts, 16asts
Stockton: 29pts, 20asts

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