CHAMPIONS

Lakers Take 15th NBA Title

What happened to the gritty Orlando Magic basketball team that battled past the defending champion Boston Celtics and LeBron-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs? Looks like they decided to stay home for Game 5 of the NBA finals Sunday night, limping to a lopsided 99-86 loss to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their 15th franchise title. It is the fourth championship for Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who scored 30 points—and Coach Phil Jackson’s NBA best 10th championship, vaulting him past the previous record holder, legendary Celtics Coach Red Auerbach.