“Winning Time Season 1 Episode 11.” ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ ending brings the Los Angeles Lakers to the end of their 1979-80 NBA campaign. As the team faces the dreaded Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals, all eyes are on the Lakers, battling for their first title under new owner Jerry Buss. However, the Lakers are forced to play the final game without a key player. As their decisions were tested and the tournament title in line, the players gave their all on the field. Now, know about Winning Time Season 1 Episode 11.
Winning Time Season 1 Episode 11: Release Date
Winning Time Season 1 was first aired on March 6, 2022, on HBO Network. Winning Time Season 1 currently has 10 episodes in total. The watching time for each episode is approximately 59 minutes. Winning Time Season 1 Episode 11 is not available in Season 1. Winning Time Season 2 will release in 2023.
Winning Time Season 1 Episode 10: Recap
Winning Time Season 1 Episode 10 opens with the fifth game of the 1980 NBA Finals Series between the LA Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. During the game, the Lakers are at a high-level thanks to the good performance of Captain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However, towards the end of the fourth quarter, Abdul-Jabbar suffered an ankle injury. Still, he continues to play, leading the team to victory and giving the Lakers a 3-2 lead in the Finals Series.
After the scan, it becomes clear that Abdul-Jabbar will not be able to play in the sixth game and the final decision. Coaches Paul Westhead and Pat Riley discuss a possible solution. With Abdul-Jabbar out, Spencer Haywood is waiting to be called up to the team.
However, he was left out because of his cocaine addiction. Meanwhile, Jerry Buss is pleased to hear that the Lakers have broken even their finances and will be able to repay the loan. However, the rookie owner should first appoint a new treasurer after the tragic death of his mother.
The Lakers travel to Philadelphia to play their sixth game. Before the trip, Westhead received words of encouragement and advice from Jack McKinney. Meanwhile, Abdul-Jabbar informed Magic Johnson that he would not play and entrusted the team leads with Magic. Magic accepts the challenge and reassures his coaches and team players to play him as an institution instead of Abdul-Jabbar.
According to fans and pundits, the Lakers have little chance of winning without talismanic Abdul-Jabbar. However, 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson decides to prove the naysayers are wrong.
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