The Biggest Blowouts in Sports History

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The Biggest Blowouts in Sports History
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The Los Angeles Lakers have been as close to a dynasty as anyone since the millennium began. With five titles in 11 years, the purple and gold are one of the NBA's most dominant franchises.

So when the hollow Cleveland Cavaliers came to Staples Center on January 11, most people thought it'd be a rout. No one thought it'd get historical.

The Lakers' 55-point win was the franchise's biggest margin of victory. They never gave up more than 16 points in a quarter, and nearly doubled up the Cavs. Cleveland point guard Manny Harris was minus-57 in plus-minus, which is just embarrassing.

Although it's even more embarrassing that Harris is a starting point guard in the NBA. But I digress.

With this mammoth beatdown, people started wondering how it fit into the record books. Did the Lakers' make the list of biggest blowouts in sports history?

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