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2007–08 Los Angeles Lakers season From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2007–08 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Phil Jackson Arena Staples Center Results Record 57–25 (.695) Place Division: 1st (Pacific) Conference: 1st (Western) Playoff finish NBA Finals (lost 2–4) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com Los Angeles Lakers seasons < 2006–07 2008–09 >
The 2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 62nd season of the franchise, 60th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 48th in Los Angeles. The team celebrated their 60th anniversary, thus the Laker jerseys bore the 60th anniversary patches on the leftmost part. They finished the regular season with 57 wins, finishing with the most wins in the tightest conference race in NBA history. The Lakers clinched the top seed in the playoffs for the 29th time in franchise history. This 15 game turnaround from last season as been attributed to the progress of the teams bench players and the mid-season trade for Pau Gasol. The Lakers sold out all 41 home games for the season. After 12 seasons in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was named the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player for the first time in his career. The Lakers post season ended losing the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics in 6 games.
Contents: Offseason – Draft picks – Roster – Regular season – Playoffs – Game log Player stats – Awards and records – Transactions – See also – References
Injuries and surgeries
Following the 2006-07 NBA Season, their offseason was marred with surgeries to their two key players. The first of which was Lamar Odom having shoulder surgery which made him miss the first five games of the 2007-08 NBA Season. Another was Kwame Brown having shoulder surgery also.
The Laker's first signing was their first round draft pick Javaris Crittenton. Then the Lakers resigned Luke Walton to a six year contract extension worth $30 million. Chris Mihm also signed a new contract for 2 years despite missing the entire previous season after having surgery on his right ankle. Walton was a key player last season while Mihm was sidelined for the whole season. The most notable signing of the Lakers offseason was the signing of past hero, Derek Fisher, to a three year deal worth approximately $14 million. Fisher was released from the Utah Jazz at his request during the offseason so his family can move to a city that has better treatment for his daughter, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. The Lakers signed him in order to add stability at the point and they needed a player who was well versed in the triangle offense. The Lakers were also hoping that signing a former veteran of the Lakers would ease Bryant's demand to be traded. Andrew Bynum and Jordan Farmar had their 4th year and 3rd year contracts extended respectively. This kept each player with the team for at least one more year. DJ Mbenga and rookie Coby Karl were also signed with the team to fill roster spots. Coby Karl, the son of Nuggets coach George Karl switched between the NBDL and Lakers roster throughout the season. During midseason injuries plagued the team and Ira Newble was signed to a 10 day contract. After this he signed a contract for the rest of the season.
Early in the season the Lakers traded Maurice Evans and under achieving power forward Brian Cook for forward Trevor Ariza. Ariza would average 6.5 points per game averaging only 18 mintues per game. Ariza broke his foot in practice on January 20 and missed the rest of the regular season. He returned to the Lakers on May 23rd.
After Andrew Bynum was injured for the rest of the season, they Lakers needed help in the front court before they risked falling out of contention in the playoff race. In February, the Lakers traded Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Marc Gasol, Aaron McKie (who was resigned specifically for the trade), the draft rights to Marc Gasol, two 1st round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 and cash for Pau Gasol and a second round draft pick in 2010. Many consider the Lakers the major benefactor of the trade. The trade became an immediate success with the Lakers who went 22–5 with Gasol in the lineup.
The most notable departure was last year's starting point guard Smush Parker to the Miami Heat. Aaron McKie left the Lakers and became a voluntary coach for the 76ers. After spending one year with the Lakers Shammond Williams left via free agency to play for the Pamesa Valencia of the ACB.
The Lakers first round draft pick, Javaris Crittention.Los Angeles had three selections for the 2007 NBA Draft. With their first round pick, the Lakers selected Georgia Tech freshman point guard Javaris Crittenton. With their second pick coming from the Bobcats, the Lakers selected the 6 foot 9 inch Chinese player Sun Yue. And with their final pick the Lakers selected Pau Gasol's younger brother, Marc. Marc Gasol and Crittenton were both traded midseason for Pau Gasol. Sun Yue spent the entire 2007-08 season playing in the ABA and China national basketball team and didn't play a game in the NBA.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team 1 19 Javaris Crittenton Point Guard United States Georgia Tech 2 40 Sun Yue Point Guard China Beijing Olympians (ABA) 2 48 Marc Gasol Center Spain Akasvayu Girona (Spain)
2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers roster Players Coaches Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
3.0 SF 3 USA Ariza, Trevor 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
2.0 SG 24 USA Bryant, Kobe (C) 78 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Lower Merion HS (PA)*
5.0 C 17 USA Bynum, Andrew 84 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) St. Joseph HS (NJ)*
1.0 PG 5 USA Farmar, Jordan 74 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
1.0 PG 2 USA Fisher, Derek 73 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Arkansas-Little Rock
4.5 F/C 16 ESP Gasol, Pau 84 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Spain
1.5 G 11 USA Karl, Coby 77 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Boise State
5.0 C 28 COD Mbenga, D. J. 84 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) DR Congo
5.0 C 31 USA Mihm, Chris 84 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Texas
3.0 SF 14 USA Newble, Ira 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Miami (Ohio)
3.5 F 7 USA Odom, Lamar 82 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
3.5 F 10 SRB Radmanović, Vladimir 82 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Serbia
4.0 PF 21 France Turiaf, Ronny 82 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Gonzaga
1.5 G 18 Slovenia Vujačić, Sasha 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Slovenia
3.0 SF 4 USA Walton, Luke 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
Head coach Phil Jackson (North Dakota) Assistant coach(es) Frank Hamblen (Syracuse) Kurt Rambis (Santa Clara) Brian Shaw (UC Santa Barbara) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (UCLA) Craig Hodges (Long Beach State) Jim Cleamons (Ohio State) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legend (C) Team captain (DP) Unsigned draft pick (FA) Free agent Injured -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roster • Transactions Last transaction: 2008-03-21
Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Pau Gasol DJ Mbenga Chris Mihm Andrew Bynum
PF Lamar Odom Ronny Turiaf
SF Vladimir Radmanović Luke Walton Trevor Ariza
SG Kobe Bryant Sasha Vujacic Ira Newble
PG Derek Fisher Jordan Farmar Coby Karl
Following the 2006-07 NBA Season the future of Kobe Bryant's career as a Laker fell into doubt, when he demanded to be traded. For a week he tiraded and the situation escalated when a videotape about him was released. The video recorded him saying that the Lakers should have traded Andrew Bynum for Jason Kidd. Bryant insulted Bynum and was critical of General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Roster management decided to resign Derek Fisher, a past hero, but the Lakers would enter the season frustrated and with question marks.
The Lakers started the 2007-08 NBA Season surprisingly well. Fueled by the emergence of Andrew Bynum's as a main option at center, the Lakers would even enjoy being the number one team in the Western Conference for three days. Capped by an early season trade for Trevor Ariza, rumors of Bryant wanting to leave Los Angeles were finally beginning to die. However, before the Lakers could savor their new success, Bynum would go down with a knee injury that would take him out for the remainder of the season. Suddenly, the contending Lakers would lose three straight games. The remainder of the season looked bleak for the Lakers, who were struggling to win games. It seemed that injuries, once again, would cripple another Laker season.
60th Anniversary logo worn on the Lakers' uniform.On February 1, the Lakers dealt the unpopular Kwame Brown (who was booed viciously by the fans for his many turnovers in recent games), rookie Javaris Crittenton, veteran Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol, and first round picks in 2008 and 2010 for Spaniard all-star forward Pau Gasol and a second round draft choice in 2010. With the Lakers now having a center and power forward who are both 7 feet tall, analysts have referred to Gasol and Bynum as "the twin towers," similar to the duo of Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Even while waiting for Bynum's return, the Lakers were playing very well and got a second taste of being best in the Western Conference.
With Kobe Bryant leading the charge with his MVP-caliber season, the month of April was very triumphant for the Lakers, who quickly surged to the top of Western Conference. Aided by Pau Gasol's versatile abilities and Lamar Odom's stellar play as a third option, the Lakers clinched their playoff berth for the 55th time in their 60 years with the league, won the Pacific Division from the Phoenix Suns (their first since Shaq left in 2004), and clinched the number one seed in the Western Conference for the first time since the 1999-00 NBA season. Kobe Bryant publicly announced his desire to remain as a Laker. During the second round against the Utah Jazz, Byrant was officially named the 2007-2008 NBA Most Valuable Player award, to which he promised the fans that the team would "play until June," that he was "very proud to represent [the] organization, to represent [the] city" and thanked his teammates for helping him win the MVP award for the first time in his 12-season career. He said, "the special thing about this award is that we have done it together. I can't stress it enough. This is not an individual award."
Furthermore, the team had bonded during training camp last October in Honolulu when Lamar Odom hired a chef to cook for the team. "I won't take the credit," Odom said, "but in training camp we became tighter. I made sure we had a chef. We ate dinner, lunch and breakfast together every day at training camp. I think that was special. I think that's when the bond started." Additionally, Byrant's behavior towards his teammates changed as well. "It's the little things, taking guys out to dinner, talking to guys more about things," Luke Walton said. "He's such a great player, I think sometimes it gets frustrating if we don't understand something. But he's taking the time to explain what guys are doing out there a little more. I think before he used to be a little more negative towards his teammates, as opposed to now, when he's pulling people to the side, talking to them, finding out ways to figure it out together instead of just coming down hard on them. He's definitely more patient. He's having more fun. I think he's enjoying it more, especially with the team going like this."
In Pau Gasol's playoff debut with the Lakers, he scored 36 points, 16 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocked shots as the Lakers beat the Nuggets in Game 1. After Game 1, Kobe Bryant publicly announced his desire to remain as a Laker. Kobe Bryant gave the fans a vintage performance in Game 2 by scoring 49 points and adding 10 assists in a blowout at Staples Center. Game 2 against the Nuggets would mark a playoff first in which Lakers rookie guard Coby Karl became the first player to go against his coaching father, George Karl, in an NBA playoff game. The Nuggets were routed at home in Game 3, with Carmelo Anthony stating the team quit in the second half. Game 4 was closer, but Bryant led the Lakers with 14 points in the last five and a half minutes to close out the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Lakers were the only team in 2008 to sweep an opponent in the playoffs.
The Lakers faced the Utah Jazz in the second round of the playoffs which began on May 4th at Staples Center. It was the first time the two franchises had competed in a post-season series since the 1998 Western Conference Finals. Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, and Utah Head Coach Jerry Sloan and Assistant Coach Phil Johnson were the only individuals present from the 1998 series that were in this series. Conversely, it was also the first play-off series meeting between Coach Sloan, and Lakers' Head Coach Phil Jackson since the Chicago Bulls defeated the Jazz in the NBA Finals that same year. The Lakers took game 1 at Staples Center winning by 11 against the Jazz. During Game 2 against the Utah Jazz, Bryant was officially named the 2007-2008 NBA Most Valuable Player award, to which he promised the fans that the team would "play until June," that he was "very proud to represent [the] organization, to represent [the] city" and thanked his teammates for helping him win the MVP award for the first time in his 12-season career. He said, "the special thing about this award is that we have done it together. I can't stress it enough. This is not an individual award." After being presented the trophy Bryant led his team to their second victory with 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Having a 6–0 record in the playoffs the Lakers would travel to Utah to play the 3rd and 4th game of the series. However their streak would come to a sudden halt. The Jazz won both Games 3 and 4 to even up the series with Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer, who bounced back after having two terrible games at L.A., leading the team. Game 4 went to overtime which the Lakers lost for the first time this season. The series would head back to Los Angeles tied 2–2. The Lakers came back with authority as they took Game 5 with Bryant, Gasol, and Odom scoring 20 plus points each. The Jazz looked to force a Game 7 but the Lakers closed out the series in Game 6 in Utah to end the series 4–2. Their victory on the road against the Jazz marked not only an impressive road win against a team with the best home record in the league, but also the second victory a road team had notched against a home team in the entire 2007-2008 playoff Conference Semifinals, as home teams had won at an unprecedented 22–2 pace.
San Antonio Spurs
The Lakers would go on to fact the San Antonio Spurs in the Conference Finals. The two teams combined to win 7 of the last 9 NBA Championships. The Lakers were able to overcome a 20-point deficit in game 1 and win behind Kobe Bryant's 27 points, with 25 being scored in the second half. Game 2 was a cruise for the Lakers as they made a 9–0 run before halftime and built the lead to 30. For the third straight series the Lakers started of 2–0. This also marked Ariza playing for the first time since breaking a bone in his right foot in January. The Spurs easily took game 3 in San Antonio with Manu Ginobili carrying the Spurs after two terrible games in L.A. The Lakers barely escaped Game 4 with a narrow win after Brent Barry missed a last second 3-pointer due to a "missed foul call" on Derek Fisher, even though Bryant, Gregg Popovich, and Phil Jackson all agreed that it was not a foul. The NBA head office, however, admitted the next day that a foul should have been called, which would have given one of the league's top free throw shooters a chance to tie the game. Heading home up 3–1 in the series, the Lakers trailed in the first quarter by 17 but were able to cut the lead to six by halftime. Again, Bryant stepped up by scoring 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Lakers surged ahead to take a 100–92 victory behind their home crowd for a chance to win championship no. 15. They also improved to 4–0 against San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals.
The Lakers were able to reach the NBA Finals again as the no. 1 seed. The last time this happened to the team was during the 2000, where they beat the Indiana Pacers 4–2. The Lakers will look to renew their rivalry with the Boston Celtics as the two match up for the 11th time in the NBA Finals. The Celtics own an 8–2 record all-time against the Lakers in the NBA Finals, but were defeated by Los Angeles the last two times they met in 1985 and 1987. Entering the finals, the Celtics and the Lakers held the record for most Finals appearances (Celtics 20, Lakers 29) including the 2008 NBA Finals, and most Championships (Celtics 16, Lakers 14). The Celtics would go on to win the Finals 6-2 for their 17th NBA Championship.
Pacific Division GP W L PCT Home Road GB
Los Angeles Lakers 82 57 25 .695 30–11 27–14 --
Phoenix Suns 82 55 27 .671 30–11 25–16 2.0
Golden State Warriors 82 48 34 .585 27–14 21–20 9.0
Sacramento Kings 82 38 44 .463 26–15 12–29 19.0
Los Angeles Clippers 82 23 59 .284 13–28 10–31 34.0
October Record: 0–1; Home: 0–1; Road: 0–0 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 1 October 30 Rockets 95–93 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (45) 18,997 0–1
November Record: 9–6; Home: 6–2; Road: 3–4 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 2 November 2 Lakers 119–98 Suns NA Vladimir Radmanović (19) 18,422 1–1 3 November 4 Jazz 109–119 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (33) 18,997 2–1 4 November 6 Hornets 118–104 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (28) 18,997 2–2 5 November 9 Timberwolves 93–107 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (30) 18,997 3–2 6 November 13 Lakers 92–107 Spurs NA Kobe Bryant (18) 18,797 3–3 7 November 14 Lakers 93–90 Rockets NA Kobe Bryant (30) 18,178 4–3 8 November 16 Pistons 91–103 Lakers NA Lamar Odom (25) 18,997 5–3 9 November 18 Bulls 78–106 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (18) 18,997 6–3 10 November 20 Lakers 134–114 Pacers NA Kobe Bryant (32) 11,577 7–3 11 November 21 Lakers 103–110 Bucks NA Kobe Bryant (27) 17,526 7–4 12 November 23 Lakers 94–107 Celtics NA Kobe Bryant (28) 18,624 7–5 13 November 25 Nets 102–100 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (31) 18,997 7–6 14 November 27 SuperSonics 99–106 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (35) 18,997 8–6 15 November 29 Nuggets 99–127 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (24) 18,997 9–6 16 November 30 Lakers 96–120 Jazz NA Kobe Bryant (28) 19,911 9–7
December Record: 10–4; Home: 5–2; Road: 5–2 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 17 December 2 Magic 104–97 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (28) 18,997 9–8 18 December 4 Lakers 116–95 Timberwolves NA Kobe Bryant (20) 17,513 10–8 19 December 5 Lakers 111–107 Nuggets NA Kobe Bryant (25) 19,155 11–8 20 December 9 Warriors 113–123 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (28) 18,997 12–8 21 December 13 Spurs 97–102 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (30) 18,997 13–8 22 December 14 Lakers 106–108 Warriors NA Kobe Bryant (21) 20,705 13–9 23 December 16 Clippers 92–113 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (32) 18,997 14–9 24 December 18 Lakers 103–91 Bulls NA Sasha Vujačić (19) 22,310 15–9 25 December 20 Lakers 90–94 Cavaliers NA Kobe Bryant (21) 20,562 15–10 26 December 21 Lakers 106–101 Sixers NA Andrew Bynum (24) 17,903 16–10 27 December 23 Lakers 95–90 Knicks NA Kobe Bryant (39) 19,763 17–10 28 December 25 Suns 115–122 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (38) 18,997 18–10 29 December 28 Jazz 109–123 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (31) 18,997 19–10 30 December 30 Celtics 110–91 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (22) 18,997 19–11
January Record: 9–5; Home: 6–2; Road: 3–3 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 31 January 4 Sixers 93–124 Lakers NA Javaris Crittenton (19) 18,997 20–11 32 January 6 Pacers 96–112 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (26) 18,997 21–11 33 January 8 Lakers 117–101 Grizzlies NA Derek Fisher (26) 14,981 22–11 34 January 9 Lakers 109–80 Hornets NA Kobe Bryant (19) 15,605 23–11 35 January 11 Bucks 105–110 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (37) 18,997 24–11 36 January 13 Grizzlies 99–100 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (37) 18,997 25–11 37 January 14 Lakers 123–121 SuperSonics 1 Kobe Bryant (48) 13,452 26–11 38 January 17 Suns 106–98 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (30) 18,997 26–12 39 January 21 Nuggets 99–116 Lakers NA Derek Fisher (28) 18,997 27–12 40 January 23 Lakers 91–103 Spurs NA Kobe Bryant (29) 18,797 27–13 41 January 25 Lakers 105–112 Mavericks NA Kobe Bryant (40) 20,438 27–14 42 January 27 Cavaliers 98–95 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (33) 18,997 27–15 43 January 29 Knicks 109–120 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (24) 18,997 28–15 44 January 31 Lakers 89–90 Pistons NA Kobe Bryant (39) 22,076 28–16
February Record: 13–2; Home: 3–0; Road: 10–2 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 45 February 1 Lakers 121–101 Raptors NA Kobe Bryant (46) 19,800 29–16 46 February 3 Lakers 103–91 Wizards NA Kobe Bryant (30) 20,173 30–16 47 February 5 Lakers 105–90 Nets NA Derek Fisher (28) 19,990 31–16 48 February 6 Lakers 95–98 Hawks NA Lamar Odom (19) 19,701 31–17 49 February 8 Lakers 117–113 Magic NA Kobe Bryant (36) 17,519 32–17 50 February 10 Lakers 104–94 Heat NA Kobe Bryant (33) 19,600 33–17 51 February 11 Lakers 106–97 Bobcats NA Kobe Bryant (31) 19,270 34–17 52 February 13 Lakers 117–92 Timberwolves NA Kobe Bryant (29) 13,874 35–17 53 February 19 Hawks 93–122 Lakers NA Two Way Tie (23) 18,997 36–17 54 February 20 Lakers 130–124 Suns NA Kobe Bryant (41) 18,422 37–17 55 February 23 Lakers 113–95 Clippers NA Pau Gasol (23) 20,236 38–17 56 February 24 Lakers 111–91 Sonics NA Pau Gasol (22) 17,072 39–17 57 February 26 Trail Blazers 83–96 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (30) 18,997 40–17 58 February 28 Heat 88–106 Lakers NA Jordan Farmar (24) 18,997 41–17 59 February 29 Lakers 111–119 Trail Blazers NA Kobe Bryant (33) 20,651 41–18
March Record: 9–6 ; Home: 5–4 ; Road: 4–2 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 60 March 2 Mavericks 104–108 Lakers 1 Kobe Bryant (52) 18,997 42–18 61 March 4 Lakers 117–105 Kings NA Kobe Bryant (34) 17,317 43–18 62 March 7 Clippers 82–119 Lakers NA Derek Fisher (17) 18,997 44–18 63 March 9 Kings 114–113 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (26) 18,997 44–19 64 March 11 Raptors 108–117 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (34) 18,997 45–19 65 March 14 Lakers 98–108 Hornets NA Kobe Bryant (36) 18,199 45–20 66 March 16 Lakers 92–104 Rockets NA Kobe Bryant (24) 18,409 45–21 67 March 18 Lakers 102–100 Mavericks NA Kobe Bryant (29) 20,534 46–21 68 March 20 Lakers 106–95 Jazz NA Kobe Bryant (27) 19,911 47–21 69 March 21 SuperSonics 105–130 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (23) 18,997 48–21 70 March 23 Warriors 115–111 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (36) 18,997 48–22 71 March 24 Lakers 123–119 Warriors 1 Kobe Bryant (30) 20,713 49–22 72 March 26 Bobcats 108–95 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (27) 18,997 49–23 73 March 28 Grizzlies 114–111 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (53) 18,997 49–24 74 March 30 Wizards 120–126 Lakers 1 Kobe Bryant (26) 18,997 50–24
April Record: 7–1; Home: 5–0; Road: 2–1 # Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record 75 April 2 Trail Blazers 91–104 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (36) 18,997 51–24 76 April 4 Mavericks 108–112 Lakers NA Lamar Odom (31) 18,997 52–24 77 April 6 Lakers 114–92 Kings NA Kobe Bryant (29) 17,317 53–24 78 April 8 Lakers 103–112 Trail Blazers NA Kobe Bryant (34) 20,435 53–25 79 April 10 Lakers 106–78 Clippers NA Luke Walton (18) 20,084 54–25 80 April 11 Hornets 104–107 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (29) 18,997 55–25 81 April 13 Spurs 85–106 Lakers NA Kobe Bryant (20) 18,997 56–25 82 April 15 Kings 101–124 Lakers NA Pau Gasol (22) 18,997 57–25
2008 Game Log
First Round Game Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance Series 1 April 20 Denver 128–114 Gasol (36) Gasol (16) Gasol (8) Staples Center 18,997 1–0 2 April 23 Denver 122–105 Bryant (49) Gasol (10) Bryant (10) Staples Center 18,997 2–0 3 April 26 @ Denver 102–84 Bryant (22) Bryant, Odom, Radmanović (7) Bryant (8) Pepsi Center 19,602 3–0 4 April 28 @ Denver 107–101 Bryant (31) Odom (12) Bryant (6) Pepsi Center 19,264 4–0
Conference Semifinals Game Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance Series 1 May 4 Utah 109–98 Bryant (38) Gasol (10) Bryant (7) Staples Center 18,997 1–0 2 May 7 Utah 120–110 Bryant (34) Odom (16) Bryant (6) Staples Center 18,997 2–0 3 May 9 @ Utah 99–104 Bryant (34) Odom (12) Bryant (7) EnergySolutions Arena 19,911 2–1 4 May 11 @ Utah 115–123 Bryant (33) Odom (13) Bryant (10) EnergySolutions Arena 19,911 2–2 5 May 14 Utah 111–104 Bryant (26) Odom (11) Gasol (8) Staples Center 18,997 3–2 6 May 16 @ Utah 108–105 Bryant (34) Gasol (13) Bryant (6) EnergySolutions Arena 19,911 4–2
Conference Finals Game Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance Series 1 May 21 San Antonio 89–85 Bryant (27) Odom (8) Bryant (9) Staples Center 18,997 1–0 2 May 23 San Antonio 101–71 Bryant (22) Odom (12) Bryant (5) Staples Center 18,997 2–0 3 May 25 @ San Antonio 84–103 Bryant (30) Odom (11) Odom (6) AT&T Center 18,797 2–1 4 May 27 @ San Antonio 93–91 Bryant (28) Bryant, Gasol (10) Gasol (6) AT&T Center 18,797 3–1 5 May 29 San Antonio 100–92 Bryant (39) Gasol (19) Gasol (5) Staples Center 18,997 4–1
NBA Finals Game Date Opponent Score High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance Series 1 June 5 @ Boston 88–98 Bryant (24) Gasol (8) Bryant, Fisher (6) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 0–1 2 June 8 @ Boston 102–108 Bryant (30) Gasol, Radmanović (10) Bryant (8) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 0–2 3 June 10 Boston 87–81 Bryant (36) Gasol (12) Farmar (5) Staples Center 18,997 1–2 4 June 12 Boston 91–97 Odom (19) Gasol, Odom (10) Bryant (10) Staples Center 18,997 1–3 5 June 15 Boston 103–98 Bryant (25) Gasol (13) Gasol (6) Staples Center 18,997 2–3 6 June 17 @ Boston 92–131 Bryant (22) Odom (10) Odom (5) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 2–4
2008 Playoff Schedule
Player stats Legend GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
Walton, Luke Luke Walton 21 0 16.8 .454 .423 .722 2.6 2.0 .52 .19 6.0
Awards, records and milestones
Awards Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played January 7, 2008 through January 13, 2008. Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played February 25, 2008 through March 2, 2008. Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for February 2008. Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played March 31, 2008 through April 6, 2008. Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for April 2008. Phil Jackson was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for April 2008.
Milestones On December 23, 2007 Kobe Bryant became the youngest NBA player to score 20,000 points.
Season Kobe Bryant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2008 season
Transactions The Lakers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.
Trades November 20, 2007 To Los Angeles Lakers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trevor Ariza To Orlando Magic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maurice Evans, Brian Cook February 1, 2008 To Los Angeles Lakers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pau Gasol, 2nd Rd. Draft Pick (2010) To Memphis Grizzlies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, draft rights to Marc Gasol, Two Future 1st Rd Draft Picks (2008, 2010)
Free Agents Player Former team Derek Fisher Utah Jazz DJ Mbenga Golden State Warriors Ira Newble Seattle SuperSonics Player New team Smush Parker Miami Heat Shammond Williams Pamesa Valencia
Trivia Three members of the Lakers roster were second-generation players: Kobe Bryant (son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant), Luke Walton (son of Bill Walton), and Coby Karl (son of George Karl). Of all 82 games played, Kobe Bryant led his team in scoring 66 times (including a two-way tie) .
References ^ TheStar.com | Sports | Lakers re-sign Walton ^ Derek Fisher agrees to a 3-year contract to rejoin the Lakers | Sports | Basketball | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California ^ NBA.com : Trevor Ariza Career Stats Page ^ Lakers Notebook: Ariza back after 4 months away - LA Daily News ^ League feels the Pau - but what would Popovich have done? - CBSSports.com ^ NBA Playoffs: Gasol - 'One of the greatest trades ever' - Salt Lake Tribune ^ ESPN - Bryant asks for trade, then backtracks slightly - NBA ^ SportingNews.com - Your expert source for NBA Basketball stats, scores, standings, blogs and fantasy news from NBA Basketball c ^ MVP Bryant wants to stay with the Lakers - LA Daily News ^ Recipe for Lakers' success came at meal time - LA Daily News ^ SportingNews.com - Your expert source for NBA Basketball stats, scores, standings, blogs and fantasy news from NBA Basketball ^ Nuggets playoff report: Karl makes history ^ MVP Bryant wants to stay with the Lakers - LA Daily News ^ Finals Countdown: Lakers make a statement in Utah ^ ESPN - San Antonio vs. Los Angeles - Recap - May 23, 2008 ^ Bosh, Bryant Named Players of the Week, January 14, 2008 ^ Kobe Bryant, Andre Miller Named Players of the Week, March 3, 2008 ^ Kobe Bryant, LeBron James Named Players of the Month, NBA.com, March 3, 2008. ^ Joe Johnson, Kobe Bryant Named Players of the Week, April 7, 2008 ^ Turkoglu, Bryant Named Players of the Month, NBA.com, April 17, 2008. ^ Rivers, Jackson Named Coaches of the Month, NBA.com, April 17, 2008. ^ Bryant Reaches 20,000 Points in Lakers’ Win Over Knicks, Associated Press, December 23, 2007. ^Kobe Bryant Wins Most Valuable Player Award, NBA.com, May 6, 2008.
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America East Conference Albany - Will Brown Binghamton - Kevin Broadus Boston University - Dennis Wolff Hartford - Dan Leibovitz Maine - Ted Woodward New Hampshire - Bill Herrion Stony Brook - Steve Pikiell UMBC - Randy Monroe Vermont - Mike Lonergan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! America East Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont - Rick Byrd Campbell - Robbie Laing East Tennessee State - Murry Bartow Florida Gulf Coast - Dave Balza Jacksonville - Cliff Warren Kennesaw State - Tony Ingle Lipscomb - Scott Sanderson Mercer - Bob Hoffman North Florida - Matt Kilcullen Stetson - Derek Waugh USC Upstate - Eddie Payne 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Sun Conference
Big 12 Conference Baylor - Scott Drew Colorado - Jeff Bzdelik Iowa State - Greg McDermott Kansas - Bill Self Kansas State - Frank Martin Missouri - Mike Anderson Nebraska - Doc Sadler Oklahoma - Jeff Capel III Oklahoma State - Travis Ford Texas - Rick Barnes Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon Texas Tech - Pat Knight 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big 12 Conference
Big East Conference Cincinnati - Mick Cronin Connecticut - Jim Calhoun DePaul - Jerry Wainwright Georgetown - John Thompson III Louisville - Rick Pitino Marquette - Buzz Williams Notre Dame - Mike Brey Pittsburgh - Jamie Dixon Providence - Keno Davis Rutgers - Fred Hill St. John's - Norm Roberts Seton Hall - Bobby Gonzalez South Florida - Stan Heath Syracuse - Jim Boeheim Villanova - Jay Wright West Virginia - Bobby Huggins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big East Conference
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington - Kirk Earlywine Idaho State - Joe O'Brien Montana - Wayne Tinkle Montana State - Brad Huse Northern Arizona - Mike Adras Northern Colorado - Tad Boyle Portland State - Ken Bone Sacramento State - Brian Katz Weber State - Randy Rahe 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh Coastal Carolina - Cliff Ellis Gardner-Webb - Rick Scruggs High Point - Bart Lundy Liberty - Ritchie McKay Presbyterian - Gregg Nibert Radford - Brad Greenberg UNC-Asheville - Eddie Biedenbach VMI - Duggar Baucom Winthrop - Randy Peele 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big South Conference
Big Ten Conference Illinois - Bruce Weber Indiana - Tom Crean Iowa - Todd Lickliter Michigan - John Beilein Michigan State - Tom Izzo Minnesota - Tubby Smith Northwestern - Bill Carmody Ohio State - Thad Matta Penn State - Ed DeChellis Purdue - Matt Painter Wisconsin - Bo Ryan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference Cal Poly - Kevin Bromley Cal State Fullerton - Bob Burton Cal State Northridge - Bobby Braswell Long Beach State - Dan Monson Pacific - Bob Thomason UC Davis - Gary Stewart UC Irvine - Pat Douglass UC Riverside - Jim Wooldridge UC Santa Barbara - Bob Williams 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big West Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
Horizon League - Butler - Brad Stevens Cleveland State - Gary Waters Detroit - Ray McCallum Loyola (Chicago) - Jim Whitesell UIC - Jimmy Collins UW-Green Bay - Tod Kowalczyk UW-Milwaukee - Rob Jeter Valparaiso - Homer Drew Wright State - Brad Brownell Youngstown State - Jerry Slocum 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Horizon League
Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
Ivy League Brown - Jesse Agel Columbia - Joe Jones Cornell - Steve Donahue Dartmouth - Terry Dunn Harvard - Tommy Amaker Penn - Glen Miller Princeton - Sydney Johnson Yale - James Jones 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ivy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius - Tom Parrotta Fairfield - Ed Cooley Iona - Kevin Willard Loyola (Maryland) - Jimmy Patsos Manhattan - Barry Rohrssen Marist - Chuck Martin Niagara - Joe Mihalich Rider - Tommy Dempsey St. Peter's - John Dunne Siena - Fran McCaffery 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference Akron – Keith Dambrot Ball State – Billy Taylor Bowling Green – Louis Orr Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon Central Michigan – Ernie Ziegler Eastern Michigan – Charles Ramsey Kent State – Geno Ford Miami – Charlie Coles Northern Illinois – Ricardo Patton Ohio – John Groce Toledo – Gene Cross Western Michigan – Steve Hawkins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune-Cookman - Clifford Reed Coppin State - Ron Mitchell Delaware State - Greg Jackson Florida A&M - Mike Gillespie Hampton - Kevin Nickelberry Howard - Gil Jackson Maryland-Eastern Shore - Meredith Smith Morgan State - Todd Bozeman Norfolk State - Anthony Evans North Carolina A&T - Jerry Eaves South Carolina State - Tim Carter Winston-Salem State - Bobby Collins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
Mountain West Conference Air Force - Jeff Reynolds Brigham Young - Dave Rose Colorado State - Tim Miles New Mexico - Steve Alford San Diego State - Steve Fisher Texas Christian - Neil Dougherty UNLV - Lon Kruger Utah - Jim Boylen Wyoming - Heath Schroyer 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mountain West Conference
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State - Howie Dickenman Fairleigh Dickinson - Tom Green LIU-Brooklyn - Jim Ferry Monmouth - Dave Calloway Mount St. Mary's - Milan Brown Quinnipiac - Tom Moore Robert Morris - Mike Rice Jr. Sacred Heart - Dave Bike St. Francis (PA) - Don Friday St. Francis (NY) - Brian Nash Wagner - Mike Deane 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona - Russ Pennell Arizona State - Herb Sendek California - Mike Montgomery Oregon - Ernie Kent Oregon State - Craig Robinson Stanford - Johnny Dawkins UCLA - Ben Howland USC - Tim Floyd Washington - Lorenzo Romar Washington State - Tony Bennett 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Pacific-10 Conference
Patriot League American - Jeff Jones Army - Jim Crews Bucknell - Dave Paulsen Colgate - Emmett Davis Holy Cross - Ralph Willard Lafayette - Fran O'Hanlon Lehigh - Brett Reed Navy - Billy Lange 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Patriot League
Southeastern Conference Alabama - Philip Pearson Arkansas - John Pelphrey Auburn - Jeff Lebo Florida - Billy Donovan Georgia - Pete Herrmann Kentucky - Billy Gillispie LSU - Trent Johnson Mississippi - Andy Kennedy Mississippi State - Rick Stansbury South Carolina - Darrin Horn Tennessee - Bruce Pearl Vanderbilt - Kevin Stallings 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southeastern Conference
Southern Conference Appalachian State - Houston Fancher Chattanooga - John Shulman The Citadel - Ed Conroy College of Charleston - Bobby Cremins Davidson - Bob McKillop Elon - Ernie Nestor Furman - Jeff Jackson Georgia Southern - Jeff Price Samford - Jimmy Tillette UNC-Greensboro - Mike Dement Western Carolina - Larry Hunter Wofford - Mike Young 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southern Conference
Southland Conference Central Arkansas - Rand Chappell Lamar - Steve Roccaforte McNeese State - Dave Simmons Nicholls State - J. P. Piper Northwestern State - Mike McConathy Sam Houston State - Bob Marlin Southeastern Louisiana - Jim Yarbrough Stephen F. Austin - Danny Kaspar Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Perry Clark Texas-Arlington - Scott Cross Texas-San Antonio - Brooks Thompson Texas State - Doug Davalos 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southland Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama A&M - L. Vann Pettaway Alabama State - Lewis Jackson Alcorn State - Samuel West Arkansas-Pine Bluff - George Ivory Grambling State - Larry Wright Jackson State - Tevester Anderson Mississippi Valley State - Sean Woods Prairie View A&M - Byron Rimm II Southern - Rob Spivery Texas Southern - Tony Harvey 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southwestern Athletic Conference
The Summit League Centenary - Greg Gary IPFW - Dane Fife IUPUI - Ron Hunter North Dakota State - Saul Phillips Oakland - Greg Kampe Oral Roberts - Scott Sutton South Dakota State - Scott Nagy Southern Utah - Roger Reid UMKC - Matt Brown Western Illinois - Derek Thomas 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! The Summit League
Sun Belt Conference Arkansas-Little Rock - Steve Shields Arkansas State - Dickey Nutt Denver - Joe Scott Florida Atlantic - Mike Jarvis Florida International - Sergio Rouco Louisiana-Lafayette - Robert Lee Louisiana-Monroe - Orlando Early Middle Tennessee - Kermit Davis New Orleans - Joe Pasternack North Texas - Johnny Jones South Alabama - Ronnie Arrow Troy - Don Maestri Western Kentucky - Ken McDonald 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Sun Belt Conference
West Coast Conference Gonzaga - Mark Few Loyola Marymount - Rodney Tention Pepperdine - Vance Walberg Portland - Eric Reveno Saint Mary's - Randy Bennett San Diego - Bill Grier San Francisco - Rex Walters Santa Clara - Kerry Keating 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! West Coast Conference
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