2001–02 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2001–02 Los Angeles Lakers season
Fourteenth NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Buss
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 58–24 (.707)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net West, KCAL
Radio AM 570 KLAC
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

The highlight of the Los Angeles Lakers season was winning the 2002 NBA Finals thus completing the second three-peat in franchise history, the first since 1953-54.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
  • The Los Angeles Lakers did not have any Draft Picks.
  • The Lakers owned the 27th Pick Overall and it was sent to New York.
  • They also owned the 56th Pick Overall and it was sent to San Antonio

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Shaquille O'Neal Jelani McCoy
PF Robert Horry Samaki Walker Mark Madsen
Stanislav Medvedenko
SF Rick Fox Devean George
SG Kobe Bryant Brian Shaw Mitch Richmond
PG Derek Fisher Lindsey Hunter

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744 36–5 25–16 15–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3 34–7 24–17 16–8
x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12 30–11 19–22 14–10
x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16 26–15 19–22 13–11
Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22 25–16 14–27 9–15
Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25 23–18 13–28 12–12
Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40 14–27 7–34 5–19

Template:2001-02 NBA West standings

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (6) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-POR)

Venue TV Time TV Commentators
1 April 21 Portland 87 Los Angeles 95 1-0 Staples Center NBC 5:30et/2:30pt Tom Hammond, Bill Walton and Steve Jones
2 April 25 Portland 96 Los Angeles 103 2-0 Staples Center TNT 10:30et/7:30pt Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Fratello
3 April 28 Los Angeles 92 Portland 91 3-0 Rose Garden NBC 5:30et/2:30pt Tom Hammond, Bill Walton and Steve Jones
Los Angeles wins series 3–0

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-SAS)

Venue TV Time
1 May 5 San Antonio 80 Los Angeles 86 1-0 Staples Center NBC 5:30et/2:30pt
2 May 7 San Antonio 88 Los Angeles 85 1-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt
3 May 10 Los Angeles 99 San Antonio 89 2-1 Alamodome TNT 9:30et/8:30ct
4 May 12 Los Angeles 87 San Antonio 85 3-1 Alamodome NBC 5:30et/4:30ct
5 May 14 San Antonio 87 Los Angeles 93 4-1 Staples Center TBS 10:30et/7:30pt
Los Angeles wins series 4–1

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Sacramento Kings vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers

Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference Semifinals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SAC-LAL)

Venue TV Time (EST)
1 May 18 Los Angeles 106 Sacramento 99 0-1 ARCO Arena NBC 6:30
2 May 20 Los Angeles 90 Sacramento 96 1-1 ARCO Arena TNT 9:00
3 May 24 Sacramento 103 Los Angeles 90 2-1 Staples Center NBC 9:00
4 May 26 Sacramento 99 Los Angeles 100 2-2 Staples Center NBC 5:30
5 May 28 Los Angeles 91 Sacramento 92 3-2 ARCO Arena NBC 9:00
6 May 31 Sacramento 102 Los Angeles 106 3-3 Staples Center NBC 9:30
7* June 2 Los Angeles 112 Sacramento 106 3-4 ARCO Arena NBC 7:30
Los Angeles wins Western Conference Championship 4–3

NBA Finals[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 Wins
Los Angeles (West) 99 106 106 113 4
New Jersey (East) 94 83 103 107 0

2002 Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

Head Coach: Phil Jackson
Shaquille O'Neal | Kobe Bryant | Robert Horry | Derek Fisher | Rick Fox | Devean George | Samaki Walker | Lindsey Hunter | Stanislav Medvedenko | Mitch Richmond | Brian Shaw | Mark Madsen | Mike Penberthy | Jelani McCoy |

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 80 80 38.3 .469 .250 .829 5.5 5.5 1.48 .44 25.2
Derek Fisher 70 35 28.2 .411 .413 .847 2.1 2.6 .94 .13 11.2
Rick Fox 82 82 27.9 .421 .313 .824 4.7 3.5 .82 .26 7.9
Devean George 82 1 21.5 .411 .371 .675 3.7 1.4 .87 .51 7.1
Robert Horry 81 23 26.4 .398 .374 .783 5.9 2.9 .95 1.10 6.8
Lindsey Hunter 82 47 19.7 .382 .380 .500 1.5 1.6 .80 .23 5.8
Mark Madsen 59 5 11.0 .452 .000 .648 2.7 .7 .27 .22 2.8
Jelani McCoy 21 0 5.0 .571 .000 .250 1.2 .3 .00 .24 1.2
Slava Medvedenko 71 6 10.3 .477 .000 .661 2.2 .6 .41 .15 4.7
Shaquille O'Neal 67 66 36.1 .579 .000 .555 10.7 3.0 .61 2.04 27.2
Mike Penberthy 3 0 4.0 .500 .000 .750 .7 .7 .67 .00 1.7
Mitch Richmond 64 2 11.1 .405 .290 .955 1.5 .9 .28 .09 4.1
Brian Shaw 58 0 10.9 .353 .330 .692 1.9 1.5 .43 .05 2.9
Samaki Walker 69 63 24.0 .512 .000 .667 7.0 .9 .41 1.28 6.7

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 19 19 43.8 .434 .379 .759 5.8 4.6 1.42 .89 26.6
Derek Fisher 19 19 34.2 .357 .358 .786 3.3 2.7 1.00 .05 10.2
Rick Fox 19 19 34.3 .482 .349 .755 5.4 3.4 1.11 .32 9.8
Devean George 19 0 17.2 .365 .229 .733 3.6 .6 .58 .53 5.0
Robert Horry 19 14 37.0 .449 .387 .789 8.1 3.2 1.74 .84 9.3
Lindsey Hunter 18 0 7.3 .311 .276 .000 .4 .6 .11 .00 2.0
Mark Madsen 7 0 1.4 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .00 .00 .0
Slava Medvedenko 7 0 3.0 .600 .000 .000 .6 .0 .00 .00 .9
Shaquille O'Neal 19 19 40.8 .529 .000 .649 12.6 2.8 .53 2.53 28.5
Mitch Richmond 2 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .500 .5 .0 .00 .00 1.5
Brian Shaw 19 0 12.5 .333 .281 1.000 1.8 1.6 .26 .32 2.9
Samaki Walker 19 5 12.6 .462 1.000 .765 4.1 .2 .11 .32 3.3

Award winners[edit]

References[edit]