Kings win their first Stanley Cup

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Kings win their first Stanley Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance for the Kings, the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists as Los Angeles ended its dominant two-month playoff run in front of frenzied fans who had waited 45 years for their first look at the Stanley Cup since the Kings' expansion birth in 1967.

With three first-period power-play goals after New Jersey's Steve Bernier was ejected for boarding Rob Scuderi, the Kings finished ferociously after taking a 3-0 series lead and then losing two potential clinching games last week.

Martin Brodeur stopped 19 shots for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, just the third team to force a Game 6 in the finals after falling into an 0-3 hole.

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VIDEO: John Wall's crossover and alley-oop vs. Utah Jazz create amazing highlight sequence

VIDEO: John Wall's crossover and alley-oop vs. Utah Jazz create amazing highlight sequence

John Wall is one of the best athletes at the point guard position in the NBA. You would know that by looking at his well-rounded stats over the years, or you could just watch this sequence in Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz.

Wall created two highlight reel plays on back-to-back possessions for the Wizards. First, he used a nasty crossover to get to the hoop and finish for two. Then, on a steal, he threw down an alley-oop tossed by Otto Porter.

Watch the two plays right here:

How many guys could do all of this in a span of about :30 seconds? And how many point guards? Not many.

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Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder: John Wall and Bradley Beal are 'probably' the NBA's best backcourt

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder: John Wall and Bradley Beal are 'probably' the NBA's best backcourt

The Utah Jazz don't see the Wizards often as members of the Western Conference. They are more used to battling teams like the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. But that doesn't mean Jazz coach Quin Snyder is unaware of what makes the Wizards one of the best teams in the East.

Snyder, in fact, thinks the Wizards' guard combination of John Wall and Bradley Beal may be the best in the NBA.

"I would probably say they are the best backcourt. They fit each other so well. John Wall being able to score but also create and be mindful of his teammates. And then for Beal to have the ability to get a shot and get a bucket. Those two guys together are very, very difficult to play against," Snyder said. 

As for Wall, it's his speed that really stands out to Snyder.

"The whole team has to run back or Wall will be laying it in."

As for Beal, who like Wall is having a career season, Snyder thinks his breakout year was a long time coming.

"I think he just got healthy. He's been a great player since he came in the league. It's no different than some of our guys. It's dealing with your health. That makes it harder. Everything is harder. I think we're seeing a guy who is the same guy, but has gotten better because he works at it. I think Scott [Brooks] does a great job with him. He's a heck of a coach. Clearly there is a comfort level that they have found as a team. In Beal's case, he's doing the things that he can do. There's no mystery to it, he's just a very, very good player."

Are Wall and Beal better than Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson? Clearly Snyder thinks a case can be made.

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