May 21, 1986: Ralph Sampson hits a twisting, off-balance shot as time expires at the Forum to beat the Lakers 114-112 and send the Rockets to the NBA Finals.

Sampson finishes with 29 points as Houston wins the Western Conference Finals 4-1 against the defending NBA champions.

It is Houston's second season with the Twin Towers combination of Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon, who had been ejected earlier in this game.

The Rockets lose in the Finals to the Celtics 4-2.

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