On This Date 6/13/1989

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The Detroit Pistons reach the promised land, completing a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers with a 105-97 win at the Forum to win their first NBA Championship. The Lakers were the walking wounded in the series as they sought a third straight title, losing Byron Scott before Game 1 and Magic Johnson after Game 2 to hamstring injuries as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was bringing an end to a 20-year career.