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

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| May 17th, 2015 | 1,702 Views

On this date in history, May 17th of 1988 of NBA Playoffs, John Stockton had a 20/20 masterpiece (23 points & 24 assists) in a two-point loss to Magic Johnson and his fastbreak Lakers. The memorable series lasted seven games and ended with another Stockton 20/20 masterpiece (29 points & 20 assists) and another loss for the Utah Jazz.

Here’s the impressive numbers for the two GOAT point guards 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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