Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Rosters

1987-1988 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 41 UCLA 18 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 May 7, 1962 25 Ohio State 3 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Detroit Pistons
Michael Cooper G-F 6-5 170 Apr 15, 1956 32 New Mexico 9 1978 Rnd 3, Pick 16, Los Angeles Lakers
A.C. Green F-C 6-9 220 Oct 4, 1963 24 Oregon State 2 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 23, Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson SG 6-9 255 Aug 14, 1959 28 Michigan State 8 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Los Angeles Lakers
Jeff Lamp GF 6-6 195 Mar 9, 1959 29 Virginia 4 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 15, Portland Trail Blazers
Wes Matthews PG 6-1 170 Aug 24, 1959 28 Wisconsin 7 1980 Rnd 1, Pick 14, Washington Wizards
Kurt Rambis PF 6-8 213 Feb 25, 1958 30 Santa Clara 7 1980 Rnd 3, Pick 12, New York Knicks
Byron Scott PG 6-3 195 Mar 28, 1961 27 Arizona State 4 1983 Rnd 1, Pick 4, San Diego Clippers
Mike Smrek C 7-0 250 Aug 31, 1962 25 Canisius 2 1985 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Portland Trail Blazers
Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 Jan 30, 1955 33 Minnesota 9 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Portland Trail Blazers
Billy Thompson SF 6-7 195 Dec 1, 1963 24 Louisville 1 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 19, Atlanta Hawks
Milt Wagner SF 6-5 185 Feb 20, 1963 25 Louisville 1 1986 Rnd 2, Pick 11, Dallas Mavericks
James Worthy PF 6-9 225 Feb 27, 1961 27 North Carolina 5 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Los Angeles Lakers

1987-1988 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 New York Knicks BOS in 4
First Round #2 Detroit Pistons #7 Washington Bullets DET in 5
First Round #3 Chicago Bulls #6 Cleveland Cavaliers CHI in 5
First Round #4 Atlanta Hawks #5 Milwaukee Bucks ATL in 5
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 7
Second Round #2 Detroit Pistons #3 Chicago Bulls DET in 5
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 Detroit Pistons DET in 6

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 San Antonio Spurs LAL in 3
First Round #2 Denver Nuggets #7 Seattle SuperSonics DEN in 5
First Round #3 Dallas Mavericks #6 Houston Rockets DAL in 4
First Round #4 Portland Trail Blazers #5 Utah Jazz UTA in 4
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Utah Jazz LAL in 7
Second Round #2 Denver Nuggets #3 Dallas Mavericks DAL in 6
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Dallas Mavericks LAL in 7

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Detroit Pistons LAL in 7

1987-1988 L.A. Lakers Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
James Worthy 24 37.3 21.1 5.8 4.4 1.4 0.8 2.3
Magic Johnson 24 40.2 19.9 5.4 12.6 1.4 0.2 3.5
Byron Scott 24 37.4 19.6 4.2 2.5 1.4 0.2 1.8
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24 29.9 14.1 5.5 1.5 0.6 1.5 1.9
A.C. Green 24 30.2 10.0 7.3 0.8 0.5 0.5 1.1
Mychal Thompson 24 25.6 9.7 7.1 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.4
Michael Cooper 24 24.5 6.4 2.4 2.8 0.8 0.4 1.0
Kurt Rambis 19 9.8 2.7 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4
Tony Campbell 15 6.3 3.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3
Wes Matthews 10 2.7 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
Milt Wagner 5 2.8 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0
Mike Smrek 8 4.2 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.4

1987-1988 Los Angeles Lakers Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders San Antonio Leaders
Apr 29, 1988
v.
San Antonio
W, 122-110 The Forum
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 22. James Worthy
REB: 14. M. Thompson
AST: 18. M. Johnson
PTS: 34. A. Robertson
REB: 8. Walter Berry
AST: 5. A. Robertson
May 1, 1988
v.
San Antonio
W, 130-112 The Forum
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 29. M. Thompson
REB: 16. M. Thompson
AST: 15. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. A. Robertson
REB: 12. F. Brickowski
AST: 12. A. Robertson
May 3, 1988
@
San Antonio
W, 107-109 HemisFair Arena
Opening Round
3-0 PTS: 25. M. Johnson
REB: 11. James Worthy
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 27. Walter Berry
REB: 8. C. Anderson
AST: 11. A. Robertson

1987-1988 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Utah Leaders
May 8, 1988
v.
Utah
W, 110-91 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 23. James Worthy
REB: 10. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 9. M. Johnson
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 8. Thurl Bailey
AST: 16. J. Stockton
May 10, 1988
v.
Utah
L, 97-101 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 26. Byron Scott
REB: 12. M. Thompson
AST: 10. M. Johnson
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 12. Mark Eaton
AST: 13. J. Stockton
May 13, 1988
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Utah
L, 96-89 Salt Palace
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 29. Byron Scott
REB: 12. M. Thompson
AST: 6. M. Johnson
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 14. Mark Eaton
AST: 12. J. Stockton
May 15, 1988
@
Utah
W, 100-113 Salt Palace
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 29. James Worthy
REB: 11. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 9. M. Johnson
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 11. Karl Malone
AST: 13. J. Stockton
May 17, 1988
v.
Utah
W, 111-109 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 27. James Worthy
REB: 11. M. Thompson
AST: 13. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. Thurl Bailey
REB: 16. Karl Malone
AST: 24. J. Stockton
May 19, 1988
@
Utah
L, 108-80 Salt Palace
Conference Semi Finals
3-3 PTS: 16. Byron Scott
REB: 9. M. Thompson
AST: 9. M. Johnson
PTS: 27. Karl Malone
REB: 11. Karl Malone
AST: 17. J. Stockton
May 21, 1988
v.
Utah
W, 109-98 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
4-3 PTS: 29. Byron Scott
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 16. M. Johnson
PTS: 31. Karl Malone
REB: 15. Karl Malone
AST: 20. J. Stockton

1987-1988 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Dallas Leaders
May 23, 1988
v.
Dallas
W, 113-98 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 6. M. Johnson
AST: 12. M. Johnson
PTS: 18. Roy Tarpley
REB: 20. Roy Tarpley
AST: 7. Derek Harper
May 25, 1988
v.
Dallas
W, 123-101 The Forum
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 30. Byron Scott
REB: 7. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 19. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. Mark Aguirre
REB: 13. Roy Tarpley
AST: 8. Derek Harper
May 27, 1988
@
Dallas
L, 106-94 Reunion Arena
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 19. James Worthy
REB: 8. M. Johnson
AST: 10. M. Johnson
PTS: 23. Mark Aguirre
REB: 20. Roy Tarpley
AST: 6. Brad Davis
May 29, 1988
@
Dallas
L, 118-104 Reunion Arena
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 28. M. Johnson
REB: 12. A.C. Green
AST: 12. M. Johnson
PTS: 35. Derek Harper
REB: 13. Roy Tarpley
AST: 11. R. Blackman
May 31, 1988
v.
Dallas
W, 119-102 The Forum
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 20. M. Johnson
PTS: 31. Mark Aguirre
REB: 11. Roy Tarpley
AST: 6. Derek Harper
Jun 2, 1988
@
Dallas
L, 105-103 Reunion Arena
Conference Finals
3-3 PTS: 27. James Worthy
REB: 11. James Worthy
AST: 12. M. Johnson
PTS: 23. Mark Aguirre
REB: 13. Mark Aguirre
AST: 10. Derek Harper
Jun 4, 1988
v.
Dallas
W, 117-102 The Forum
Conference Finals
4-3 PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 24. Mark Aguirre
REB: 14. J. Donaldson
AST: 11. Derek Harper

1987-1988 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Detroit Leaders
Jun 7, 1988
v.
Detroit
L, 93-105 The Forum
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 28. M. Johnson
REB: 12. A.C. Green
AST: 10. M. Johnson
PTS: 34. A. Dantley
REB: 7. B. Laimbeer
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
Jun 9, 1988
v.
Detroit
W, 108-96 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 26. James Worthy
REB: 13. A.C. Green
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 19. A. Dantley
REB: 9. Rick Mahorn
AST: 7. Joe Dumars
Jun 12, 1988
@
Detroit
W, 86-99 Silverdome
NBA Finals
2-1 PTS: 24. James Worthy
REB: 9. James Worthy
AST: 14. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. D. Rodman
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
Jun 14, 1988
@
Detroit
L, 111-86 Silverdome
NBA Finals
2-2 PTS: 23. M. Johnson
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 6. M. Johnson
PTS: 27. A. Dantley
REB: 9. Isiah Thomas
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
Jun 16, 1988
@
Detroit
L, 104-94 Silverdome
NBA Finals
2-3 PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 6. M. Johnson
AST: 17. M. Johnson
PTS: 25. A. Dantley
REB: 11. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
Jun 19, 1988
v.
Detroit
W, 103-102 The Forum
NBA Finals
3-3 PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 19. M. Johnson
PTS: 43. Isiah Thomas
REB: 9. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Joe Dumars
Jun 21, 1988
v.
Detroit
W, 108-105 The Forum
NBA Finals
4-3 PTS: 36. James Worthy
REB: 16. James Worthy
AST: 14. M. Johnson
PTS: 25. Joe Dumars
REB: 10. John Salley
AST: 7. Isiah Thomas