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2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Roster
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Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Born Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 Aug 23, 1978 25 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 7 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Charlotte Hornets (1988)
Brian Cook PF/SF 6-9 234 Dec 4, 1980 23 Illinois 0 2003 Rnd 1, Pick 24, Los Angeles Lakers
Derek Fisher PG 6-1 210 Aug 9, 1974 29 Arkansas-Little Rock 7 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 24, Los Angeles Lakers
Rick Fox F 6-7 230 Jul 24, 1969 34 North Carolina 12 1991 Rnd 1, Pick 24, Boston Celtics
Devean George SF/SG 6-8 235 Aug 29, 1977 26 Augsburg College 4 1999 Rnd 1, Pick 23, Los Angeles Lakers
Horace Grant F-C 6-10 255 Jul 4, 1965 38 Clemson 16 1987 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Chicago Bulls
Karl Malone F 6-9 265 Jul 24, 1963 40 Louisiana Tech 18 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Utah Jazz
Slava Medvedenko F 6-10 250 Apr 4, 1979 25 BC Kyiv (Ukraine) 3 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 Mar 6, 1972 32 LSU 11 1992 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Orlando Magic
Gary Payton G 6-4 180 Jul 23, 1968 35 Oregon State 13 1990 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Seattle SuperSonics
Kareem Rush SG 6-6 201 Oct 30, 1980 23 Missouri 1 2002 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Toronto Raptors
Bryon Russell G-F 6-7 225 Dec 31, 1970 33 Long Beach State 10 1993 Rnd 2, Pick 18, Utah Jazz
Jamal Sampson C-F 6-11 235 May 15, 1983 20 California 1 2002 Rnd 2, Pick 18, Utah Jazz
Luke Walton PF/SF 6-8 235 Mar 28, 1980 24 Arizona 0 2003 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Los Angeles Lakers

Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Indiana Pacers #8 Boston Celtics Indiana in 4
First Round #2 New Jersey Nets #7 New York Knicks New Jersey in 4
First Round #3 Detroit Pistons #6 Milwaukee Bucks Detroit in 5
First Round #4 Miami Heat #5 New Orleans Pelicans Miami in 7
Second Round #1 Indiana Pacers #4 Miami Heat Indiana in 6
Second Round #2 New Jersey Nets #3 Detroit Pistons Detroit in 7
Conference Finals #1 Indiana Pacers #3 Detroit Pistons Detroit in 6
Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Minnesota Timberwolves #8 Denver Nuggets Minnesota in 5
First Round #2 Los Angeles Lakers #7 Houston Rockets L.A. Lakers in 5
First Round #3 San Antonio Spurs #6 Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio in 4
First Round #4 Sacramento Kings #5 Dallas Mavericks Sacramento in 5
Second Round #1 Minnesota Timberwolves #4 Sacramento Kings Minnesota in 7
Second Round #3 San Antonio Spurs #2 Los Angeles Lakers L.A. Lakers in 6
Conference Finals #1 Minnesota Timberwolves #2 Los Angeles Lakers L.A. Lakers in 6
NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #2 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Detroit Pistons Detroit in 5

L.A. Lakers Playoff Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Rush 22 14.3 3.7 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.6
Devean George 22 21.4 5.5 2.3 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.5
Brian Cook 13 3.5 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
Luke Walton 17 7.9 1.9 1.3 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.8
Kobe Bryant 22 44.2 24.5 4.7 5.2 1.9 0.3 2.8
Derek Fisher 22 23.0 7.5 2.5 2.2 0.8 0.0 0.9
Bryon Russell 6 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0
Slava Medvedenko 21 11.3 4.0 2.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
Gary Payton 22 35.1 7.8 3.3 5.3 1.0 0.2 1.3
Karl Malone 21 38.0 11.5 8.8 3.4 1.1 0.1 2.2
Shaquille O'Neal 22 41.7 21.5 13.2 2.5 0.3 2.8 2.5
Rick Fox 16 9.1 1.1 1.4 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.6

Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Houston Leaders
Apr 17, 2004
VS
Houston
W, 72-71 Staples Center
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 20. S. O'Neal
REB: 17. S. O'Neal
AST: 6. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 18. S. Francis
REB: 12. Jim Jackson
AST: 5. S. Francis
Apr 19, 2004
VS
Houston
W, 98-84 Staples Center
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 36. Kobe Bryant
REB: 8. Karl Malone
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 21. Yao Ming
REB: 10. S. Francis
AST: 12. S. Francis
Apr 23, 2004
@
Houston
L, 102-91 Toyota Center
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 25. S. O'Neal
REB: 11. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 27. S. Francis
REB: 10. Yao Ming
AST: 7. S. Francis
Apr 25, 2004
@
Houston
W, 88-92 Toyota Center
Opening Round
3-1 PTS: 30. Karl Malone
REB: 13. Karl Malone
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 17. S. Francis
REB: 20. Jim Jackson
AST: 9. S. Francis
Apr 28, 2004
VS
Houston
W, 97-78 Staples Center
Opening Round
4-1 PTS: 31. Kobe Bryant
REB: 9. S. O'Neal
AST: 10. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 17. Jim Jackson
REB: 12. Kelvin Cato
AST: 5. S. Francis

Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders San Antonio Leaders
May 2, 2004
@
San Antonio
L, 88-78 AT&T Center
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 31. Kobe Bryant
REB: 13. S. O'Neal
AST: 5. Karl Malone
PTS: 30. Tim Duncan
REB: 11. Tim Duncan
AST: 9. Tony Parker
May 5, 2004
@
San Antonio
L, 95-85 AT&T Center
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 32. S. O'Neal
REB: 15. S. O'Neal
AST: 3. Derek Fisher
PTS: 30. Tony Parker
REB: 7. Tim Duncan
AST: 6. M. Ginobili
May 9, 2004
VS
San Antonio
W, 105-81 Staples Center
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 28. S. O'Neal
REB: 15. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 17. M. Ginobili
REB: 13. Tim Duncan
AST: 5. Tony Parker
May 11, 2004
VS
San Antonio
W, 98-90 Staples Center
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 42. Kobe Bryant
REB: 14. S. O'Neal
AST: 6. Karl Malone
PTS: 21. M. Ginobili
REB: 10. Tim Duncan
AST: 8. Tim Duncan
May 13, 2004
@
San Antonio
W, 73-74 AT&T Center
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 22. Kobe Bryant
REB: 12. Karl Malone
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 21. Tim Duncan
REB: 21. Tim Duncan
AST: 6. Tony Parker
May 15, 2004
VS
San Antonio
W, 88-76 Staples Center
Conference Semi Finals
4-2 PTS: 26. Kobe Bryant
REB: 19. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 20. Tim Duncan
REB: 11. Tim Duncan
AST: 4. M. Ginobili

Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Minnesota Leaders
May 21, 2004
@
Minnesota
W, 88-97 Target Center
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 27. S. O'Neal
REB: 18. S. O'Neal
AST: 6. Derek Fisher
PTS: 23. L. Sprewell
REB: 11. M. Olowokandi
AST: 8. Sam Cassell
May 23, 2004
@
Minnesota
L, 89-71 Target Center
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 27. Kobe Bryant
REB: 16. S. O'Neal
AST: 6. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 24. K. Garnett
REB: 11. K. Garnett
AST: 8. L. Sprewell
May 25, 2004
VS
Minnesota
W, 100-89 Staples Center
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 22. S. O'Neal
REB: 17. S. O'Neal
AST: 9. Gary Payton
PTS: 22. K. Garnett
REB: 11. K. Garnett
AST: 7. K. Garnett
May 27, 2004
VS
Minnesota
W, 92-85 Staples Center
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 31. Kobe Bryant
REB: 19. S. O'Neal
AST: 8. Karl Malone
PTS: 28. K. Garnett
REB: 13. K. Garnett
AST: 9. K. Garnett
May 29, 2004
@
Minnesota
L, 98-96 Target Center
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 23. Kobe Bryant
REB: 13. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 30. K. Garnett
REB: 19. K. Garnett
AST: 5. L. Sprewell
May 31, 2004
VS
Minnesota
W, 96-90 Staples Center
Conference Finals
4-2 PTS: 25. S. O'Neal
REB: 11. S. O'Neal
AST: 8. Gary Payton
PTS: 27. L. Sprewell
REB: 17. K. Garnett
AST: 5. L. Sprewell

NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue/Game Type Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Detroit Leaders
Jun 6, 2004
VS
Detroit
L, 75-87 Staples Center
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 34. S. O'Neal
REB: 11. S. O'Neal
AST: 4. Kobe Bryant
PTS: 22. C. Billups
REB: 8. R. Wallace
AST: 5. R. Hamilton
Jun 8, 2004
VS
Detroit
W, 99-91 Staples Center
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 33. Kobe Bryant
REB: 9. Karl Malone
AST: 8. Luke Walton
PTS: 27. C. Billups
REB: 14. Ben Wallace
AST: 9. C. Billups
Jun 10, 2004
@
Detroit
L, 88-68 The Palace of Auburn Hills
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 14. S. O'Neal
REB: 8. S. O'Neal
AST: 7. Gary Payton
PTS: 31. R. Hamilton
REB: 11. Ben Wallace
AST: 3. R. Hamilton
Jun 13, 2004
@
Detroit
L, 88-80 The Palace of Auburn Hills
NBA Finals
1-3 PTS: 36. S. O'Neal
REB: 20. S. O'Neal
AST: 6. Rick Fox
PTS: 26. R. Wallace
REB: 13. R. Wallace
AST: 6. R. Hamilton
Jun 15, 2004
@
Detroit
L, 100-87 The Palace of Auburn Hills
NBA Finals
1-4 PTS: 24. Kobe Bryant
REB: 8. S. O'Neal
AST: 5. Luke Walton
PTS: 21. R. Hamilton
REB: 22. Ben Wallace
AST: 6. C. Billups