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1982–83 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1982–83 Los Angeles Lakers season

The Lakers were attempting to become the first team since 1969 to repeat as NBA Champions. Although they reached the NBA Finals, they fell in four straight games to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Contents

  • NBA Draft 1
  • Roster 2
    • Depth chart 2.1
  • Regular season 3
    • Season standings 3.1
    • Game log 3.2
  • Playoffs 4
    • West First Round 4.1
    • West Conference Semifinals 4.2
    • West Conference Finals 4.3
    • NBA Finals 4.4
  • Player stats 5
    • Season 5.1
    • Playoffs 5.2
  • Award winners/Honors 6
  • Transactions 7
  • References 8

NBA Draft

The Lakers were the defending league champions, which normally results in a low draft position, but the Lakers had the top pick in the Draft thanks to a trade made years earlier. On February 15, 1980, the Lakers sent Don Ford and their top pick in the 1980 NBA Draft (who turned out to be Chad Kinch) in exchange for Butch Lee and the Cleveland Cavaliers' top pick in the 1982 NBA Draft.[1] Prior to the implementation of the NBA Draft Lottery in 1985, the teams with the two worst records from the previous season would engage in a coin flip to determine which team would receive the top pick. Therefore, when Cleveland finished with the worst record in 1981-82, the Lakers took their place in the coin flip, and won out over the San Diego Clippers to earn the top pick.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 1 James Worthy Forward  United States North Carolina

Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bob McAdoo
PF Kurt Rambis Mark Landsberger Dwight Jones
SF Jamaal Wilkes Steve Mix James Worthy Injured
SG Norm Nixon Michael Cooper Mike McGee
Clay Johnson
PG Magic Johnson Eddie Jordan

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 -
Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 5
Seattle SuperSonics 48 34 .585 10
Portland Trail Blazers 46 36 .561 12
Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 28
San Diego Clippers 25 57 .305 33

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

The Lakers had a first round bye.

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers: Lakers win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Portland 97
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 112, Portland 106
  • Game 3 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland: Los Angeles 115, Portland 109 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland: Portland 108, Los Angeles 95
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 116, Portland 108

West Conference Finals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) San Antonio Spurs: Lakers win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 119, San Antonio 107
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: San Antonio 122, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 3 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio: Los Angeles 113, San Antonio 100
  • Game 4 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio: Los Angeles 129, San Antonio 121
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: San Antonio 117, Los Angeles 112
  • Game 6 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio: Los Angeles 101, San Antonio 100

NBA Finals

(E1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (W1) Los Angeles Lakers: 76ers win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Philadelphia 113, Los Angeles 107
  • Game 2 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Philadelphia 103, Los Angeles 93
  • Game 3 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Philadelphia 111, Los Angeles 94
  • Game 4 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Philadelphia 115, Los Angeles 108

Player stats

Note: GP= Games played; MPG= Minutes per Game; REB = Rebounds; AST = Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; PPG = Points per Game

Season

Player GP MPG REB AST STL BLK PTS PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 79 32.3 592 200 61 170 1722 21.8
Jamaal Wilkes 80 31.9 343 182 65 17 1571 19.6
Magic Johnson 79 36.8 683 829 176 47 1326 16.8
Norm Nixon 79 34.3 205 566 104 4 1191 15.1
James Worthy 77 25.6 399 132 91 64 1033 13.4
Bob McAdoo 47 21.7 247 39 40 40 703 15.0
Michael Cooper 82 26.2 274 315 115 50 639 7.8
Kurt Rambis 78 23.2 531 90 105 63 584 7.5
Dwight Jones 32 15.3 114 22 13 9 156 4.9
Mike McGee 39 9.8 53 26 11 5 156 4.0
Clay Johnson 48 9.3 69 24 22 4 144 3.0
Mark Landsberger 39 9.1 128 12 8 4 98 2.5
Eddie Jordan 35 9.5 26 80 31 1 94 2.7
Steve Mix 1 17.0 1 2 0 0 9 9.0
Billy Ray Bates 4 6.8 1 0 1 0 5 1.3
Joe Cooper 2 5.5 2 0 1 1 2 1.0

Playoffs

Award winners/Honors

Transactions

References

  1. ^ James Worthy Bio at NBA.com
  • Lakers on Database Basketball
  • Lakers on Basketball Reference
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