Seventy-six people and dozens of buildings damages as were arrested as Los Angeles Lakers fans celebrated the team’s first NBA title in a decade.
Police say that celebrations turned chaotic as exuberant fans caused damage to approximately 30 businesses in downtown Los Angeles.
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Eight police officers were treated for injuries and three people from the crowd taken to hospital for less lethal munitions fired by officers, said a police statement.
Those arrested face charges including failure to disperse, vandalism and assault on a police officer.
The Lakers closed out their return to the top of the league by defeating he Heat 106-93 last evening. They won four of six games played, claiming a record-equalling 17th title.