VIDEO: Los Angeles Calm After Brief Hoops Pandemonium

Jun. 18 2010, Published 7:18 a.m. ET

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You know the story: the local team wins a sports championship, and mobs of fans take to the streets burning cars, breaking windows and causing general chaos in celebration of their team's win.

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That being said, it was the same old story in LaLa Land Thursday after the hometown Lakers edged the Boston Celtics to win the NBA championship, and has all the details for you.

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Shortly after the buzzer sounded sealing the Lake Show's win, fires and mobs were reported at Downtown LA intersections such as at Figueroa Street and Venice Boulevard, 11th and Hope, 8th and Figueroa and 7th and Flower, among others.

Police were prepared, firing non-lethal rounds into some of the mobs while racking up 12 arrests on the night for crimes ranging from public drunkenness, vandalism and inciting a riot.



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