Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Rosters

1982-1983 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 36 UCLA 13 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Cooper G-F 6-5 170 Apr 15, 1956 27 New Mexico 4 1978 Rnd 3, Pick 16, Los Angeles Lakers
Clay Johnson SG 6-4 175 Jul 18, 1956 26 Missouri 2 1978 Rnd 5, Pick 22, Portland Trail Blazers
Magic Johnson SG 6-9 255 Aug 14, 1959 23 Michigan State 3 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 Feb 27, 1952 31 Houston 9 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Atlanta Hawks
Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 Jan 29, 1955 28 Rutgers 5 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 11, Cleveland Cavaliers
Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 May 24, 1954 28 North Carolina 6 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Washington Wizards
Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 May 21, 1955 27 Arizona State 5 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 13, Chicago Bulls
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 Sep 25, 1951 31 North Carolina 10 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Buffalo Braves
Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 Jul 29, 1959 23 Michigan 1 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 19, Los Angeles Lakers
Steve Mix SF 6-7 215 Dec 30, 1947 35 Toledo 12 1969 Rnd 5, Pick 4, Detroit Pistons
Norm Nixon PG 6-2 170 Oct 11, 1955 27 Duquesne 5 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 22, Los Angeles Lakers
Kurt Rambis PF 6-8 213 Feb 25, 1958 25 Santa Clara 2 1980 Rnd 3, Pick 12, New York Knicks
Jamaal Wilkes GF 6-6 190 May 2, 1953 29 UCLA 8 1974 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Golden State Warriors
James Worthy PF 6-9 225 Feb 27, 1961 22 North Carolina 0 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Los Angeles Lakers

1982-1983 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Boston Celtics #6 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 3
First Round #4 New Jersey Nets #5 New York Knicks NYK in 2
Second Round #1 Philadelphia Sixers #5 New York Knicks PHI in 4
Second Round #3 Boston Celtics #2 Milwaukee Bucks MIL in 4
Conference Finals #1 Philadelphia Sixers #2 Milwaukee Bucks PHI in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Phoenix Suns #6 Denver Nuggets DEN in 3
First Round #4 Seattle SuperSonics #5 Portland Trail Blazers POR in 2
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 5
Second Round #2 San Antonio Spurs #6 Denver Nuggets SAS in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 San Antonio Spurs LAL in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Philadelphia Sixers #1 Los Angeles Lakers PHI in 4

1982-1983 L.A. Lakers Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 15 39.2 27.1 7.7 2.8 1.1 3.7 3.3
Jamaal Wilkes 15 39.3 19.9 6.0 3.4 1.3 0.7 2.2
Magic Johnson 15 42.9 17.9 8.5 12.8 2.3 0.8 4.3
Norm Nixon 14 38.4 19.0 3.4 6.4 1.3 0.1 2.4
Michael Cooper 15 30.2 9.4 3.9 2.9 1.7 0.4 1.3
Kurt Rambis 15 25.1 7.5 6.0 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.5
Bob McAdoo 8 20.8 10.9 5.8 0.6 1.4 1.2 1.8
Mark Landsberger 11 12.8 2.4 4.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
Dwight Jones 7 8.4 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7
Mike McGee 6 4.2 2.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.7
Clay Johnson 7 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Steve Mix 8 3.2 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1982-1983 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Portland Leaders
Apr 24, 1983
v.
Portland
W, 118-97 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 16. M. Johnson
PTS: 22. M. Thompson
REB: 9. M. Thompson
AST: 7. M. Thompson
Apr 26, 1983
v.
Portland
W, 112-106 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 37. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 9. J. Wilkes
AST: 7. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. Calvin Natt
REB: 7. Wayne Cooper
AST: 15. D. Valentine
Apr 29, 1983
@
Portland
W, 109-115 Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
3-0 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 9. J. Wilkes
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 22. Calvin Natt
REB: 10. Calvin Natt
AST: 14. D. Valentine
May 1, 1983
@
Portland
L, 108-95 Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 9. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 8. M. Johnson
PTS: 20. Jim Paxson
REB: 10. Calvin Natt
AST: 11. D. Valentine
May 3, 1983
v.
Portland
W, 116-108 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
4-1 PTS: 36. Norm Nixon
REB: 11. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 15. M. Johnson
PTS: 32. Jim Paxson
REB: 11. Calvin Natt
AST: 8. D. Valentine

1982-1983 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders San Antonio Leaders
May 8, 1983
v.
San Antonio
W, 119-107 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 30. Norm Nixon
REB: 8. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 12. M. Johnson
PTS: 26. M. Mitchell
REB: 9. G. Gervin
AST: 18. Johnny Moore
May 10, 1983
v.
San Antonio
L, 113-122 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 28. Norm Nixon
REB: 12. M. Johnson
AST: 11. Norm Nixon
PTS: 32. G. Gervin
REB: 20. A. Gilmore
AST: 15. Johnny Moore
May 13, 1983
@
San Antonio
W, 100-113 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
REB: 11. M. Johnson
AST: 13. M. Johnson
PTS: 23. M. Mitchell
REB: 14. A. Gilmore
AST: 9. Johnny Moore
May 15, 1983
@
San Antonio
W, 121-129 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 31. M. Johnson
REB: 8. M. Johnson
AST: 17. M. Johnson
PTS: 35. M. Mitchell
REB: 11. M. Mitchell
AST: 17. Johnny Moore
May 18, 1983
v.
San Antonio
L, 112-117 The Forum
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 11. M. Johnson
AST: 19. M. Johnson
PTS: 26. M. Mitchell
REB: 14. A. Gilmore
AST: 17. Johnny Moore
May 20, 1983
@
San Antonio
W, 100-101 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
4-2 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 25. G. Gervin

1982-1983 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
May 22, 1983
@
Philadelphia
L, 113-107 Spectrum
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 26. Norm Nixon
REB: 10. M. Landsberger
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 27. Moses Malone
REB: 18. Moses Malone
AST: 9. J. Erving
May 26, 1983
@
Philadelphia
L, 103-93 Spectrum
NBA Finals
0-2 PTS: 23. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 8. M. Johnson
AST: 13. M. Johnson
PTS: 24. Moses Malone
REB: 12. Moses Malone
AST: 8. Mo Cheeks
May 29, 1983
v.
Philadelphia
L, 94-111 The Forum
NBA Finals
0-3 PTS: 23. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 15. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 13. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. Moses Malone
REB: 19. Moses Malone
AST: 6. Moses Malone
May 31, 1983
v.
Philadelphia
L, 108-115 The Forum
NBA Finals
0-4 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 7. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 7. M. Johnson
PTS: 24. Moses Malone
REB: 23. Moses Malone
AST: 9. Andrew Toney