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

Published on May 17th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,653 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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