SPORTS

New York vs. Los Angeles, Part 11

06/09/2014 02:44 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2014
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It's East vs. West. It's Pacific vs. Atlantic. It's the bustle vs. the beach. It's Koufax vs. Mantle. It's Chamberlain vs. Reed. It's the City That Never Sleeps vs. The City of Angels. It's New York vs. Los Angeles.

And it's happening again.

For the 11th time in the four major North American professional team sports leagues, a squad from the Los Angeles metropolitan area and a opponent from the New York metropolitan area are facing off in a championship series. This time around, it's the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cups Finals.

When the puck dropped on Game 1 at Staples Center on Wednesday night, the head-to-head records of the two cities was deadlocked 5-5. With bragging rights, even simply temporary ones, on the line, that's a reason for every Gothamite and Angeleno to be keeping an eye on this series.

Here are the results of the 10 previous title clashes between LA & New York:

  • 1963 World Series
    AP
  • Dodgers defeat Yankees, 4-0.
  • 1970 NBA Finals
    AP
  • Knicks defeat Lakers, 4-3.
  • 1972 NBA Finals
    AP
  • Lakers defeat Knicks, 4-1
  • 1973 NBA Finals
    AP
  • Knicks defeat Lakers, 4-1
  • 1977 World Series
    AP
  • Yankees defeat Dodgers, 4-2.
  • 1978 World Series
    AP
  • Yankees defeat Dodgers, 4-2.
  • 1981 World Series
    Associated Press
  • Dodgers defeat Yankees, 4-2.
  • 2002 NBA Finals
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  • Lakers defeat Nets, 4-0.
  • 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
    AP
  • Devils defeat Mighty Ducks, 4-3.
  • 2012 Stanley Cup Finals
    AP
  • Kings defeat Devils, 4-2.
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