2000–01 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2000–01 Los Angeles Lakers season
Pacific Division Champions
Thirteenth NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Buss
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 56–26 (.683)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net West, KCAL
Radio AM 570 KLAC
< 1999–00 2001–02 >

The 2000–01 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 55th season of the franchise, 53rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 41st in Los Angeles.[1] They finished the regular season with 56 wins and won the Pacific Division over the rival Sacramento Kings by one game. The Lakers clinched the second seed in the playoffs. They went on to win the 2001 NBA Finals 4–1 against the Philadelphia 76ers, earning the franchise its 13th NBA championship. It was the second of the Lakers' three-peat championships to begin the millennium.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2000 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 29 Mark Madsen PF  United States Stanford

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Shaquille O'Neal Greg Foster
PF Horace Grant Robert Horry Mark Madsen Stanislav Medvedenko
SF Rick Fox Devean George
SG Kobe Bryant Brian Shaw Isaiah Rider
PG Derek Fisher Tyronn Lue Ron Harper Mike Penberthy

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 31–10 25–16 14–10
x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 1 33–8 22–19 16–8
x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 5 31–10 20–21 12–12
x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 6 28–13 22–19 12–12
Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 12 26–15 18–23 17–7
Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 378 25 22–19 9–32 9–15
Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 39 11–30 6–35 4–20
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
4 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5
6 x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 7
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 8
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11
9 Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
10 Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 14
11 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18
12 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 27
13 Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35
14 Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 41


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (7) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-3)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-POR)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 April 22 Portland 93 Los Angeles 106 1-0 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 5:30et [1] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
2 April 26 Portland 88 Los Angeles 106 2-0 Staples Center, Los Angeles TNT 10:30et [2] Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
3 April 29 Los Angeles 99 Portland 86 3-0 Rose Garden, Portland NBC 5:30et [3] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
Los Angeles wins series 3–0

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Sacramento Kings Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-2)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-SAC)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 May 6 Sacramento 105 Los Angeles 108 1-0 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 3:00et [4] Mike Breen, Bill Walton & Steve Jones
2 May 8 Sacramento 90 Los Angeles 96 2-0 Staples Center, Los Angeles TBS 10:30et [5] Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
3 May 11 Los Angeles 103 Sacramento 81 3-0 ARCO Arena, Sacramento TNT 10:30et [6] Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
4 May 13 Los Angeles 119 Sacramento 113 4-0 ARCO Arena, Sacramento NBC 5:30et [7] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
Los Angeles wins series 4–0

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SA-LAL)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 May 19 Los Angeles 104 San Antonio 90 0-1 Alamodome, San Antonio NBC 6:30et [8] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
2 May 21 Los Angeles 88 San Antonio 81 0-2 Alamodome, San Antonio TNT 8:30et [9] Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
3 May 25 San Antonio 72 Los Angeles 111 0-3 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 9:00et [10] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
4 May 27 San Antonio 82 Los Angeles 111 0-4 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 5:30et [11] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
Los Angeles wins Western Conference Finals series 4–0

NBA Finals[edit]

  • By winning the Finals MVP award, Shaquille O'Neal joined the list of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Tim Duncan as the only players to win the award at least twice. Kobe Bryant and Lebron James have since joined the list. Jordan, Olajuwon, O'Neal, Bryant and James are the only five to win the award in back-to-back years.
  • Robert Horry became the second player in NBA history to be a member of back-to-back title-winning teams with two different franchises, joining Dennis Rodman.
  • The Lakers achieved the best ever NBA postseason record of 15-1, sweeping the Western Conference and then sweeping the 76ers after their Game 1 loss in the Finals.

Summary[edit]

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers.

Team Game 1* Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
Los Angeles (West) 101 98 96 100 108 4
Philadelphia (East) 107 89 91 86 96 1

∗ denotes a game that required overtime.

Lakers Roster[edit]

Head Coach: Phil Jackson
Shaquille O'Neal | Kobe Bryant | Derek Fisher | Rick Fox | Horace Grant | Isaiah Rider | Ron Harper | Brian Shaw | Robert Horry | Mike Penberthy | Slava Medvedenko | Tyronn Lue | Devean George | Greg Foster | Mark Madsen |

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 68 68 40.9 .464 .305 .853 5.9 5.0 1.68 .63 28.5
Derek Fisher 20 20 35.5 .412 .397 .806 3.0 4.4 1.95 .10 11.5
Greg Foster 62 8 7.3 .421 .333 .714 1.8 .5 .15 .19 2.0
Rick Fox 82 77 27.9 .444 .393 .779 4.0 3.2 .85 .35 9.6
Devean George 59 1 10.1 .309 .221 .709 1.9 .3 .25 .25 3.1
Horace Grant 77 77 31.0 .462 .000 .775 7.1 1.6 .66 .79 8.5
Ron Harper 47 46 24.2 .469 .264 .708 3.5 2.4 .83 .53 6.5
Robert Horry 79 1 20.1 .387 .346 .711 3.7 1.6 .68 .68 5.2
Tyronn Lue 38 1 12.3 .427 .324 .792 .8 1.2 .50 .00 3.4
Mark Madsen 70 3 9.2 .487 1.000 .703 2.2 .3 .11 .11 2.0
Slava Medvedenko 7 0 5.6 .480 1.000 .583 1.3 .3 .14 .14 4.6
Shaquille O'Neal 74 74 39.5 .572 .000 .513 12.7 3.7 .64 2.76 28.7
Mike Penberthy 53 0 16.1 .414 .396 .903 1.2 1.3 .42 .04 5.0
Isaiah Rider 67 6 18.0 .426 .370 .855 2.3 1.7 .40 .10 7.6
Brian Shaw 80 28 22.9 .399 .311 .797 3.8 3.2 .61 .34 5.3

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 16 16 43.4 .469 .324 .821 7.3 6.1 1.56 .75 29.4
Derek Fisher 16 16 36.0 .484 .515 .765 3.8 3.0 1.31 .06 13.4
Greg Foster 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .00 .00 .0
Rick Fox 16 16 35.8 .450 .316 .867 4.9 3.6 1.94 .44 10.0
Devean George 7 0 3.9 .500 .500 .500 .7 .1 .00 .00 2.0
Horace Grant 16 16 26.4 .385 .000 .733 6.0 1.2 .94 .81 6.0
Ron Harper 6 0 7.0 .500 .250 .667 1.3 .7 .67 .17 2.2
Robert Horry 16 0 23.9 .368 .362 .591 5.2 1.9 1.38 1.00 5.9
Tyronn Lue 15 0 8.7 .345 .385 .800 .7 .7 .80 .07 1.9
Mark Madsen 13 0 3.7 .077 .000 .600 .8 .3 .00 .15 .4
Shaquille O'Neal 16 16 42.3 .555 .000 .525 15.4 3.2 .44 2.38 30.4
Brian Shaw 16 0 18.1 .375 .345 .667 3.4 2.7 .63 .06 4.4

Award winners[edit]

  • Kobe Bryant, All-NBA Second Team
  • Kobe Bryant, All-NBA Defensive Second Team
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Center, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
  • Shaquille O'Neal, League Leader, FG%, 57.2
  • Shaquille O'Neal, All-NBA First Team
  • Shaquille O'Neal, All-NBA Defensive Second Team

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