Police deal with unruly crowds

Updated: June 18, 2010, 2:12 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A jubilant celebration over the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic win in the NBA championship turned rowdy in scattered sections of the city, with raucous revelers hurling rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles.

Hundreds of police officers massed around Staples Center before Game 7 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, aiming to prevent a repeat of the violence that accompanied the Lakers' victory last year. But despite their massive presence, scattered ...

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