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Los Angeles Lakers playoff history



Year Result
2001-02 Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated San Antonio, 4-1, conference semifinals Defeated Sacramento, 4-3, conference finals Defeated New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Finals
2000-01 Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated Sacramento, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Finals
1999-2000 Defeated Sacramento, 3-2, first round
Defeated Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Portland, 4-3, conference finals
Defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Finals
1998-99 Defeated Houston, 3-1, first round
Lost to San Antonio, 4-0, conference semifinals
1997-98 Defeated Portland, 3-1, first round
Defeated Seattle, 4-1, conference semifinals
Lost to Utah, 4-0, conference finals
1996-97 Defeated Portland, 3-1, first round
Lost to Utah, 4-1, conference semifinals
1995-96 Lost to Houston, 3-1, first round
1994-95 Defeated Seattle, 3-1, first round
Lost to San Antonio, 4-2, conference semifinals
1992-93 Lost to Phoenix, 3-2, first round
1991-92 Lost to Portland, 3-1, first round
1990-91 Defeated Houston, 3-0, first round
Defeated Golden State, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Portland, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Finals
1989-90 Defeated Houston, 3-1, first round
Lost to Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals
1988-89 Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated Seattle, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated Phoenix, 4-0, conference finals
Lost to Detroit, 4-0, NBA Finals
1987-88 Defeated San Antonio, 3-0, first round
Defeated Utah, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeated Dallas, 4-3, conference finals
Defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Finals
1986-87 Defeated Denver, 3-0, first round
Defeated Golden State, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Seattle, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals
1985-86 Defeated San Antonio, 3-0, first round
Defeated Dallas, 4-2, conference semifinals
Lost to Houston, 4-1, conference finals
1984-85 Defeated Phoenix, 3-0, first round
Defeated Portland, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Denver, 4-1, conference finals
Defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals
1983-84 Defeated Kansas City, 3-0, first round
Defeated Dallas, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Phoenix, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals
1982-83 Defeated Portland, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Finals
1981-82 Defeated Phoenix, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Finals
1980-81 Lost to Houston, 2-1, first round
1979-80 Defeated Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Seattle, 4-1, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Finals
1978-79 Defeated Denver, 2-1, first round
Lost to Seattle, 4-1, conference semifinals
1977-78 Lost to Seattle, 2-1, first round
1976-77 Defeated Golden State, 4-3, first round
Lost to Portland, 4-0, conference semifinals
1973-74 Lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, first round
1972-73 Defeated Chicago, 4-3, first round
Lost to Golden State, 4-1, conference semifinals
1971-72 Defeated Chicago, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, conference finals
Defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Finals semifinals
1970-71 Defeated Chicago, 4-3, conference semifinals
Lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, conference finals
1969-70 Defeated Phoenix, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeated Atlanta, 4-0, conference finals
Lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Finals
1968-69 Defeated San Francisco, 4-2, division semifinals
Defeated Atlanta, 4-1, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals
1967-68 Defeated Chicago, 4-1, division semifinals
Defeated San Francisco, 4-0, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals
1966-67 Lost to San Francisco, 3-0, division semifinals
1965-66 Defeated St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals
1964-65 Defeated Baltimore, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Finals
1963-64 Lost to St. Louis, 3-2, division semifinals
1962-63 Defeated St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals
1961-62 Defeated Detroit, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals
1960-61 Defeated Detroit, 3-2, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
1959-60 Defeated Detroit, 2-0, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
1958-59 Defeated Detroit, 2-1, division semifinals
Defeated St. Louis, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Finals
1956-57 Lost to St. Louis, division tiebreaker
Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 3-0, division finals
1955-56 Defeated St. Louis, second-place game
Lost to St. Louis, 2-1, division semifinals
1954-55 Defeated Rochester, 2-1, division semifinals
Lost to Fort Wayne, 3-1, division finals
1953-54 Defeated Rochester and Fort Wayne, 3-0, round-robin
Defeated Rochester, 2-1, division finals
Defeated Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Finals
1952-53 Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Fort Wayne, 3-2, division finals
Defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Finals
1951-52 Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Rochester, 3-1, division finals
Defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Finals
1950-51 Defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, division semifinals
Lost to Rochester, 3-1, division finals
1949-50 Defeated Rochester, first-place game
Defeated Chicago, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, division finals
Defeated Anderson, 2-0, NBA Semifinals
Defeated Syracuse, 4-2, NBA Finals
1948-49 Defeated Chicago, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Rochester, 2-0, division finals
Defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Finals
 



 

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