Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Rosters

1981-1982 Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 7-2 225 Apr 16, 1947 35 UCLA 12 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks
Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 Dec 3, 1951 30 Minnesota 8 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Cooper G-F 6-5 170 Apr 15, 1956 26 New Mexico 3 1978 Rnd 3, Pick 16, Los Angeles Lakers
Clay Johnson SG 6-4 175 Jul 18, 1956 25 Missouri 1 1978 Rnd 5, Pick 22, Portland Trail Blazers
Magic Johnson SG 6-9 255 Aug 14, 1959 22 Michigan State 2 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Los Angeles Lakers
Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 Jan 29, 1955 27 Rutgers 4 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 11, Cleveland Cavaliers
Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 May 24, 1954 27 North Carolina 5 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Washington Wizards
Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 May 21, 1955 26 Arizona State 4 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 13, Chicago Bulls
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 Sep 25, 1951 30 North Carolina 9 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Buffalo Braves
Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 Jul 29, 1959 22 Michigan 0 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 19, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin McKenna GF 6-5 195 Jan 8, 1959 23 Creighton 0 1981 Rnd 4, Pick 19, Los Angeles Lakers
Norm Nixon PG 6-2 170 Oct 11, 1955 26 Duquesne 4 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 22, Los Angeles Lakers
Kurt Rambis PF 6-8 213 Feb 25, 1958 24 Santa Clara 1 1980 Rnd 3, Pick 12, New York Knicks
Jamaal Wilkes GF 6-6 190 May 2, 1953 28 UCLA 7 1974 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Golden State Warriors

1981-1982 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 Atlanta Hawks PHI in 2
First Round #4 New Jersey Nets #5 Washington Bullets WAS in 2
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #5 Washington Bullets BOS in 5
Second Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #2 Milwaukee Bucks PHI in 6
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 Philadelphia Sixers PHI in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Seattle SuperSonics #6 Houston Rockets SEA in 3
First Round #4 Denver Nuggets #5 Phoenix Suns PHX in 3
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Phoenix Suns LAL in 4
Second Round #3 Seattle SuperSonics #2 San Antonio Spurs SAS in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 San Antonio Spurs LAL in 4

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #3 Philadelphia Sixers #1 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 6

1981-1982 L.A. Lakers Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Norm Nixon 14 39.2 20.4 3.1 8.1 1.6 0.1 2.4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 14 35.2 20.4 8.5 3.6 1.0 3.2 2.9
Jamaal Wilkes 14 38.2 20.0 5.0 2.6 1.1 0.2 2.9
Magic Johnson 14 40.1 17.4 11.3 9.3 2.9 0.2 3.1
Bob McAdoo 14 27.7 16.7 6.8 1.6 0.7 1.5 2.5
Michael Cooper 14 27.4 11.9 4.4 4.4 1.7 0.8 2.1
Kurt Rambis 14 19.9 5.9 6.1 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.2
Mike McGee 4 2.5 3.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Clay Johnson 7 5.4 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Mark Landsberger 9 6.7 1.1 2.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4
Jim Brewer 8 7.1 0.8 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.5
Eddie Jordan 3 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.7 0.0 0.3

1981-1982 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Phoenix Leaders
Apr 27, 1982
v.
Phoenix
W, 115-96 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 28. J. Wilkes
PTS: 20. D. Johnson
Apr 28, 1982
v.
Phoenix
W, 117-98 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 24. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 27. D. Johnson
Apr 30, 1982
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Phoenix
W, 106-114 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
3-0 PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
PTS: 23. Alvan Adams
May 2, 1982
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Phoenix
W, 107-112 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
4-0 PTS: 24. J. Wilkes
PTS: 31. D. Johnson

1981-1982 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders San Antonio Leaders
May 9, 1982
v.
San Antonio
W, 128-117 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 34. G. Gervin
May 11, 1982
v.
San Antonio
W, 110-101 The Forum
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 22. J. Wilkes
PTS: 34. M. Mitchell
May 14, 1982
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San Antonio
W, 108-118 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
3-0 PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 39. G. Gervin
May 15, 1982
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San Antonio
W, 123-128 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
4-0 PTS: 30. Norm Nixon
PTS: 38. G. Gervin

1981-1982 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
May 27, 1982
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Philadelphia
W, 117-124 Spectrum
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 24. Norm Nixon
REB: 14. M. Johnson
AST: 10. Norm Nixon
PTS: 27. J. Erving
REB: 11. C. Jones
AST: 9. Mo Cheeks
May 30, 1982
@
Philadelphia
L, 110-94 Spectrum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 23. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 11. M. Johnson
AST: 10. Norm Nixon
PTS: 24. J. Erving
REB: 14. J. Erving
AST: 11. Andrew Toney
Jun 1, 1982
v.
Philadelphia
W, 129-108 The Forum
NBA Finals
2-1 PTS: 29. Norm Nixon
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 8. M. Johnson
PTS: 36. Andrew Toney
REB: 13. D. Dawkins
AST: 9. Mo Cheeks
Jun 3, 1982
v.
Philadelphia
W, 111-101 The Forum
NBA Finals
3-1 PTS: 24. M. Johnson
REB: 11. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 14. Norm Nixon
PTS: 28. Andrew Toney
REB: 9. Bobby Jones
AST: 11. Andrew Toney
Jun 6, 1982
@
Philadelphia
L, 135-102 Spectrum
NBA Finals
3-2 PTS: 23. Bob McAdoo
REB: 10. M. Johnson
AST: 13. Norm Nixon
PTS: 31. Andrew Toney
REB: 12. J. Erving
AST: 8. Andrew Toney
Jun 8, 1982
v.
Philadelphia
W, 114-104 The Forum
NBA Finals
4-2 PTS: 27. J. Wilkes
REB: 13. M. Johnson
AST: 13. M. Johnson
PTS: 30. J. Erving
REB: 9. C. Jones
AST: 6. Andrew Toney