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1996-1997 Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Roster
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Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Born Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Corie Blount F-C 6-9 240 Jan 4, 1969 28 Cincinnati 3 1993 Rnd 1, Pick 25, Chicago Bulls
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 Aug 23, 1978 18 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 0 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Charlotte Hornets
Elden Campbell C-F 6-11 215 Jul 23, 1968 28 Clemson 6 1990 Rnd 1, Pick 27, Los Angeles Lakers
Derek Fisher PG 6-1 210 Aug 9, 1974 22 Arkansas-Little Rock 0 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 24, Los Angeles Lakers
Robert Horry F-C 6-9 220 Aug 25, 1970 26 Alabama 4 1992 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Houston Rockets
Eddie Jones G-F 6-6 200 Oct 20, 1971 25 Temple 2 1994 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Los Angeles Lakers
Jerome Kersey F 6-7 215 Jun 26, 1962 34 Longwood 12 1984 Rnd 2, Pick 22, Portland Trail Blazers
Travis Knight C 7-0 235 Sep 13, 1974 22 Connecticut 0 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 29, Chicago Bulls
George McCloud G-F 6-6 205 May 27, 1967 29 Florida State 6 1989 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Indiana Pacers
Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 Mar 6, 1972 25 LSU 4 1992 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Orlando Magic
Sean Rooks C 6-10 250 Sep 9, 1969 27 Arizona 4 1992 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Dallas Mavericks
Byron Scott G 6-3 195 Mar 28, 1961 36 Arizona State 13 1983 Rnd 1, Pick 4, San Diego Clippers
Nick Van Exel G 6-1 170 Nov 27, 1971 25 Cincinnati 3 1993 Rnd 2, Pick 10, Los Angeles Lakers

Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Chicago Bulls #8 Washington Wizards Chicago in 3
First Round #2 Miami Heat #7 Orlando Magic Miami in 5
First Round #3 New York Knicks #6 Charlotte Hornets New York in 3
First Round #4 Atlanta Hawks #5 Detroit Pistons Atlanta in 5
Second Round #1 Chicago Bulls #4 Atlanta Hawks Chicago in 5
Second Round #2 Miami Heat #3 New York Knicks Miami in 7
Conference Finals #1 Chicago Bulls #2 Miami Heat Chicago in 5
Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Utah Jazz #8 Los Angeles Clippers Utah in 3
First Round #2 Seattle SuperSonics #7 Phoenix Suns Seattle in 5
First Round #3 Houston Rockets #6 Minnesota Timberwolves Houston in 3
First Round #4 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Portland Trail Blazers L.A. Lakers in 4
Second Round #1 Utah Jazz #4 Los Angeles Lakers Utah in 5
Second Round #3 Houston Rockets #2 Seattle SuperSonics Houston in 7
Conference Finals #1 Utah Jazz #3 Houston Rockets Utah in 6
NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Chicago Bulls #1 Utah Jazz Chicago in 6

L.A. Lakers Playoff Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Robert Horry 9 31.0 6.7 5.3 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.2
Eddie Jones 9 31.4 11.2 3.4 3.2 1.0 0.4 1.4
Kobe Bryant 9 14.8 8.2 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.2 1.6
Derek Fisher 6 5.7 1.3 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.0 1.0
Travis Knight 9 10.3 2.1 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Sean Rooks 8 6.8 1.8 1.5 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4
Shaquille O'Neal 9 36.2 26.9 10.6 3.2 0.6 1.9 2.4
Elden Campbell 9 30.9 11.8 4.3 1.0 0.8 1.4 1.6
Nick Van Exel 9 39.2 14.4 3.4 6.4 1.1 0.0 2.0
Jerome Kersey 9 23.3 5.4 5.3 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.3
Corie Blount 3 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Byron Scott 8 16.8 6.4 1.5 1.4 0.1 0.0 1.0

Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Portland Leaders
Apr 25, 1997
VS
Portland
W, 95-77 The Forum
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 46. S. O'Neal
REB: 11. S. O'Neal
AST: 8. N. Van Exel
PTS: 18. A. Sabonis
REB: 11. Chris Dudley
AST: 5. J.R. Rider
Apr 27, 1997
VS
Portland
W, 107-93 The Forum
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 30. S. O'Neal
REB: 7. Eddie Jones
AST: 9. N. Van Exel
PTS: 20. R. Wallace
REB: 10. C. Robinson
AST: 7. K. Anderson
Apr 30, 1997
@
Portland
L, 98-90 Moda Center
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 29. S. O'Neal
REB: 12. S. O'Neal
AST: 4. S. O'Neal
PTS: 30. K. Anderson
REB: 7. Chris Dudley
AST: 5. K. Anderson
May 2, 1997
@
Portland
W, 91-95 Moda Center
Opening Round
3-1 PTS: 27. S. O'Neal
REB: 8. S. O'Neal
AST: 5. Eddie Jones
PTS: 23. A. Sabonis
REB: 10. A. Sabonis
AST: 5. K. Anderson

Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Utah Leaders
May 4, 1997
@
Utah
L, 93-77 EnergySolutions Arena
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 23. N. Van Exel
REB: 12. S. O'Neal
AST: 4. N. Van Exel
PTS: 23. Karl Malone
REB: 13. Karl Malone
AST: 7. J. Hornacek
May 6, 1997
@
Utah
L, 103-101 EnergySolutions Arena
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 25. S. O'Neal
REB: 12. S. O'Neal
AST: 12. N. Van Exel
PTS: 31. Karl Malone
REB: 11. Karl Malone
AST: 7. J. Hornacek
May 8, 1997
VS
Utah
W, 104-84 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 19. Kobe Bryant
REB: 10. S. O'Neal
AST: 5. N. Van Exel
PTS: 26. J. Hornacek
REB: 10. Karl Malone
AST: 8. J. Stockton
May 10, 1997
VS
Utah
L, 95-110 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-3 PTS: 34. S. O'Neal
REB: 11. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. N. Van Exel
PTS: 42. Karl Malone
REB: 10. B. Russell
AST: 11. J. Stockton
May 12, 1997
@
Utah
L, 98-93 EnergySolutions Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-4 PTS: 26. N. Van Exel
REB: 13. S. O'Neal
AST: 5. S. O'Neal
PTS: 32. Karl Malone
REB: 20. Karl Malone
AST: 10. J. Stockton