2003 NBA PLAYOFFS MEDIA INFORMATION

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1 2003 NBA PLAYOFFS MEDIA INFORMATION PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF John Black Director of Public Relations (310) Office (310) Home Alison Bogli Public Relations Coordinator (310) Office (310) Home/cell Josh Rupprecht Public Relations Assistant (310) Office (310) Home/cell The Lakers Public Relations Department is located at the HealthSouth Training Center at 555 N. Nash Street, El Segundo, CA PR Fax: (310) /6106 CREDENTIAL GUIDELINES All regular season media and photo credentials will be honored during the first three rounds of the playoffs. Additionally, NBA passes will be honored, as will single game credentials issued by the Lakers public relations department. However, please note that these credentials do not guarantee a seat in the working press area, which must be arranged by contacting the Lakers public relations department at least 24- hours prior to the game you wish to cover. If the game is a Sunday game, all requests must be received by close of business Friday. For non-season credential holders, credential requests must be made in writing by the affiliation s sports editor/director on company letterhead and faxed to the Lakers public relations department at (310) /6106. All single game credentials should be confirmed by the Lakers public relations department prior to arriving at STAPLES Center. Please have credentials visible at all times. Because of the tremendous amount of requests for playoff credentials, coupled with space limitations, it is not possible to accommodate every request. We urge all media to arrange credentials as soon as possible. ROAD CREDENTIALS: Any local media planning to cover the Lakers on the road during the first three rounds of the playoffs should notify John Black or Alison Bogli of their intentions at the earliest possible date. Please send pertinent information to Please include names of all personnel in the traveling party and pertinent hotel information. Media members will need to make hotel accommodations on their own throughout the postseason. contact Laura Geery, the Telecommunications Manager at STAPLES Center at (213) Please specify whether you would like the phone line at your press seat or work space in the Chick Hearn Press Room. INTERVIEWS: All interview requests should be directed to John Black. In accordance with NBA policy, both the Lakers and visiting locker rooms will be open to members of the media for a 45-minute period prior to game time and minutes following the conclusion of the game. Players and coaches are available for interview at these times. Only working members of the media with valid credentials will be admitted to the locker rooms. AB- SOLUTELY NO AUTOGRAPHS ALLOWED DURING MEDIA ACCESS PERIODS. Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson will be available to speak with the media approximately 90 minutes before game time. PRACTICES: All team practices will be closed with the exception of the last 30 minutes which will be open to the media. Players and staff will be available for interviews during a designated access period, before or after practice. Please contact the Lakers public relations department to confirm start of practice times, sites and availability of players and coaches. Duration of practice is at the discretion of the head coach. PHOTOGRAPHY: Limited space is available for still photographer along each baseline, with exact locations to be determined on game day. ABSOLUTELY NO TRIPODS ALLOWED. Photographers must stay in their designated areas, and are asked to be considerate of print media and fans directly in their viewing area. STATISTICAL SERVICES: Complete games statistics, including box scores, running playby-play and quotes will be provided - with running play-by-play and stats provided after each quarter. Scores from other games will also be made available. CHICK HEARN PRESS ROOM: The Chick Hearn press room is located near the primary media entrance adjacent to Chick Hearn Court. The stairway from the primary media entrance lead directly to the press room on the Event Level. A pregame meal is served in the press room beginning 2/12 hours prior to game time. There will also be beverages and snacks available in the press room during and following the game. All press materials including game notes, media guides and statistics will be available in the press room. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask John Black, Alison Bogli, Josh Rupprecht or any member of the Lakers public relations staff. MEDIA WILL CALL: Approved credentials can be obtained at the primary media entrance adjacent to Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa and Georgia streets) beginning 2 1/2 hours before game time. Media parking is located in parking lot #2 at the corner of Chick Hearn Court and Georgia. Please be aware that there is a fee for media parking. PHONE LINES: A limited number of telephones will be available to the media throughout the playoffs, although we cannot guarantee a telephone for anyone. To reserve a telephone and line, please The Los Angeles Lakers 2003 Playoff Guide was written and edited by Josh Rupprecht with assistance from John Black, Alison Bogli, Reza Marty, Desiree Torres, Jeff Barry, Jayme Jackson, Brittney Shipp and Ryan Thompson. The Lakers public relations department would also like to thank Bob Rosen, Chris Thorne and the Elias Sports Bureau for their invaluable research and assistance in compiling this guide. Photography by Andrew Bernstein, Catherine Steenkeste, Noah Graham and NBA Photos. 1

2 LOS ANGELES LAKERS STAFF DIRECTORY Owner/Governor Co-Owner Co-Owner Co-Owner/Vice President Executive Vice President of Marketing General Counsel and Secretary Executive Vice President of Business Operations Vice President of Finance Senior Vice President, Business Operations General Manager Assistant General Manager Assistant General Manager Special Consultant Special Consultant Head Coach Assistant Coaches Director of Scouting/Basketball Consultant Scouts Athletic Trainer Athletic Performance Coordinator Strength and Conditioning Coach Director of Video Services/Scout Equipment Manager Massage Therapist Director of Human Resources Executive Director of Marketing and Sales Executive Director, Multimedia Marketing Director of Public Relations Director of Community Relations Director of Charitable Services Director of Laker Girls Director of Ticket Operations Controller Administrative Assistant Basketball Operations Assistant Executive Assistant to the Head Coach Executive Director, Corporate Sponsorships and Client Management Director of Corporate Sponsorships Director of Corporate Sponsorships Team Physicians: Orthopedist Primary Internist Consultant Dentist Announcers Information Systems Manager Director of Event Production Public Address Announcer Director of Camps/Assistant to the General Manager Team Photographer Dr. Jerry Buss Philip F. Anschutz Edward P. Roski, Jr. Earvin Johnson Frank Mariani Jim Perzik Jeanie Buss Joe McCormack Tim Harris Mitch Kupchak Ronnie Lester Jim Buss Bill Sharman Walt Hazzard Phil Jackson Jim Cleamons, Kurt Rambis, Frank Hamblen, Tex Winter Bill Bertka Gene Tormohlen, Adam Filippi, Irving Thomas, Kevin Greevey Gary Vitti Chip Schaefer Jim Cotta Chris Bodaken Rudy Garciduenas Dan Garcia Joan McLaughlin Mark Scoggins Keith Harris John Black Eugenia Chow Janie Drexel Lisa Estrada Veronica Lawlor Susan Matson Mary Lou Liebich Tania Jolly Kristen Luken Ron Rockoff Eva Campbell Blain Skinner Dr. Steve Lombardo Dr. John Moe Dr. Michael Mellman Jeffrey P. Hoy, D.D.S. Paul Sunderland, Stu Lantz Tommy Yamada Ian Levitt Lawrence Tanter Glenn Carraro Andrew Bernstein 2

3 Primar y Busi ness Address Your Address Li ne 2 Your Address Li ne 3 Your Address Li ne 4 Phone: Fax: micr os oft.com LOS ANGELES LAKERS PLAYOFF ROSTER NO. NAME POS HT WT DOB SCHOOL PRO 8 Kobe Bryant G /23/78 Lower Merion HS Derek Fisher G /9/74 Arkansas Little Rock Rick Fox F /24/69 North Carolina Devean George G/F /29/77 Augsburg (MN) Robert Horry F /25/70 Alabama Mark Madsen F /28/76 Stanford Slava Medvedenko F/C /4/79 BC Kiev 2 34 Shaquille O Neal C /6/72 Louisiana State Jannero Pargo G /22/79 Arkansas 02 R 21 Kareem Rush G /30/80 Missouri 03 R 20 Brian Shaw G/F /22/66 UCSB Samaki Walker F /25/76 Louisville 98 6 Los Angeles Phil Jackson (North Dakota 67) Lakers HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACHES Jim Cleamons (Ohio St. 71), Frank Hamblen (Syracuse 69), Kurt Rambis (Santa Clara 80), Tex Winter (USC 47) ATHLETIC TRAINER Gary Vitti (Southern Connecticut State 76, Utah 82) NUMERICAL ROSTER 2 Derek Fisher 12 Jannero Pargo 21 Kareem Rush 3 Devean George 14 Slava Medvedenko 34 Shaquille O Neal 5 Robert Horry 17 Rick Fox 35 Mark Madsen 8 Kobe Bryant 20 Brian Shaw 52 Samaki Walker 3

4 MITCH KUPCHAK GENERAL MANAGER If the sports maxim that a player s true greatness is judged by the number of championships won can also be applied to members of team management, Mitch Kupchak s tenure as the General Manager and head of the Lakers basketball operations looks to be off to a remarkable start. Kupchak has filled in admirably as the successor to Jerry West, as the Lakers have been crowned NBA Champions in each of the first two years of his stewardship. Kupchak has acquired players like Horace Grant, Samaki Walker and Lindsey Hunter, all important members of Los Angeles last two championship runs. The acquisition of Grant was a trade that involved four teams (the Lakers, New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns), as well as 12 players, and is the largest such transaction in league history. Kupchak enters his 16 th season as a club executive and his third as the head of the team s basketball operations. Although his job description includes a variety of responsibilities which keep him thoroughly active 12 months a year, Mitch s top priority is the day-day-day management of the team. Included in his management duties are personnel decisions, contract negotiations, salary cap concerns and strategy, overseeing the Lakers entry in the annual Summer Pro League and the scouting of collegiate players. Additionally, he deals with various marketing and public relations functions. Kupchak, who joined the Lakers front office in 1986 following a 10-year NBA career, has played prominent roles in the past success of the Lakers as well as in the club s recent return to the upper echelon of the NBA. Originally a first-round draft choice of the Washington Bullets in 1976 (13 th overall), Mitch spent the first five years of his career with the Bullets, earning NBA All-Rookie Team honors following the campaign. He posted a career-best field goal percentage during his rookie season (.572), a figure which at the time represented the tenth highest in league history. During the campaign, Mitch played an important role in Washington s drive to the NBA championship, posting a career-high-tying 32 points against the Lakers on November 24, 1978, and his scoring average that season (14.6) ranked second among all NBA reserves. Following his stint with the Bullets, the Lakers acquired Kupchak from Washington on August 5, 1981 in exchange for Jim Chones, Brad Holland and a pair of draft choices. A reserve during his five-year tenure with the Bullets, Mitch was quickly inserted into the Lakers starting lineup during the first 26 games of the campaign averaging 14.3 points and 8.1 rebounds. Unfortunately, Kupchak suffered multiple injuries to his left knee during a game at the San Diego Sports Arena on December 19, 1981, an injury which required two major operations. It was feared even expected - that he would never play again, and in fact he missed the entire campaign. However, he proved doctors wrong by returning to the Lakers in the early portion of the season after undergoing intense daily therapy for 16 months. His persistence paid big dividends, as the reserve forward/center played a vital role in the Lakers march to the NBA title in 1985, allowing him to become a select group of players to win an NBA championship with two different clubs. Additionally, he remains one of only four players in club history to convert at least 10 field goals in a game without a miss (11-11 vs. San Antonio 11/20/81, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Byron Scott). Prior to the start of the campaign, after another lengthy rehabilitation following another knee injury, Kupchak retired as a player and joined the front office. He concluded his NBA career averaging 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 510 regular season games, while his career field goal percentage (.523) still ranks 33 rd among all-time NBA leaders. Due to his unfortunate injury and aware that his playing career would end prematurely, Kupchak studied for an MBA degree at UCLA during his spare time and rehabilitation stints, and earned that degree in February of This foresight helped prepare Mitch for his present job as a professional sports executive. A long-time Yankees fan who admired Mickey Mantle as a kid, Mitch was born in Hicksville, New York on May 24, 1954 and starred at Brentwood High School on Long Island. He was an All-America standout at the University of North Carolina, where he earned ACC Player of the Year honors as a senior. He averaged a career-high 18.5 points per game during his junior campaign, and ranked eighth overall in the NCAA in field goal percentage that season (.602). He was one of 20 former UNC standouts to have his jersey (#21) honored and raised to the rafters of the Smith Center in Chapel Hill during a special ceremony in November of Prior to his initial NBA campaign, Mitch was the starting center on the gold-medal winning United States team in the 1976 Olympic Games. An avid golfer, Mitch and his wife Claire live in Brentwood with their son Maxwell (5) and daughter Alina (3). 4

5 PHIL JACKSON HEAD COACH Though his tenure in Los Angeles has been relatively brief, Phil Jackson s results as Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers have been nothing short of amazing. Jackson has led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA Championships ( ) for the first time in franchise history. First with the Chicago Bulls ( and ), and now with Los Angeles ( ), Jackson has been at the helm of nine of the last 12 NBA Champions. After the Lakers four-game sweep of the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 NBA Finals, Jackson became the first person to lead a team to three consecutive championships three different times. Now in his fourth season in Los Angeles, Jackson has led the Lakers to victories in 70 percent of the team s contests and has compiled a regular season record. Now in his 13th season as an NBA head coach, Jackson has a mark of (.728) which is the best winning percentage of any coach in NBA annals. Additionally his total of 776 regular season wins ranks 12th all-time. During the campaign, Jackson led the Lakers to a record which represents the second-best mark in franchise history. His postseason resume is even more impressive. Jackson has led the Lakers to a mark in the playoffs, including the team s 15-1 (.938) run during the 2001 NBA playoffs, which is the highest winning percentage for any club in a single postseason. With a career postseason record of , Jackson has the highest playoff winning percentage of any coach in NBA history and his 156 wins in the highest postseason victory total for any head coach. His nine NBA Championships as a head coach tie him for the all-time mark with Boston s Red Auerbach. Dating back to 1996, he has led his teams (Bulls and Lakers) to victory in 25 consecutive postseason series, another NBA record. During the season, Jackson led the Bulls to the NBA s best-ever regular season record at 72-10, and a year later he led Chicago to the second-best-ever NBA regular season mark at 69-13, which tied the mark of the Lakers. On Dec. 7, 1996 he was named one of the 10 greatest head coaches in NBA history and also garnered 1996 NBA Coach of the Year honors. Jackson was named the 15th head coach in Los Angeles Lakers history on June 16th, 1999 at a press conference held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jackson joined the Lakers after a one-year sabbatical which followed 12 incredibly successful seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the last nine ( ) coming as Chicago s head coach. In his nine years as the head coach of the Bulls Jackson led Chicago to championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and compiled a regular-season record of In his first campaign as the Bulls head coach his team finished with a record, the best mark posted by a first-year Bulls head coach. He reached 200 career victories faster than any coach in NBA history, accomplishing the feat after only 270 games. Jackson has a storied basketball career which began as a player at the University of North Dakota where he was a twotime All-American under head coach Bill Fitch. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1967 NBA Draft (17th overall pick) and played 12 seasons in the NBA, missing the season due to injury. He was a key member of New York s 1973 NBA Championship team and is one of nine men to win an NBA Championship as both a player and a head coach. On June 8, 1978, Jackson was traded to the New Jersey Net where he would play his final two NBA seasons. Jackson ended his NBA career averaging 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 807 regular season games. While with the Nets, Jackson served as a player/assistant coach for both the and seasons and joined the bench full-time for the campaign. During the season, Jackson also served as a Nets television analyst. He returned to coaching, joining the Continental Basketball Association s Albany Patroons where he would coach from Jackson led the Patroons to the 1984 CBA Championship and was also named the CBA s Coach of the Year in He is the first person to win championships as a head coach in both the NBA and CBA. PHIL JACKSON S NBA COACHING RECORD Regular Season Playoffs Year Team W L PCT W L PCT Chicago Chicago NBA Champions Chicago NBA Champions Chicago NBA Champions Chicago Chicago Chicago NBA Champions Chicago NBA Champions Chicago NBA Champions LAKERS NBA Champions LAKERS NBA Champions LAKERS NBA Champions LAKERS

6 EASTERN CONFERENCE First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals WESTERN CONFERENCE Conference Finals Conference Semifinals First Round Best of Seven ( format) Best of Seven ( format) Best of Seven ( format) Best of Seven ( format) Best of Seven ( format) Best of Seven ( format) 1 DETROIT SAN ANTONIO 1 8 ORLANDO PHOENIX 8 4 PHILADELPHIA MINNESOTA 4 5 NEW ORLEANS LA LAKERS 5 2 NEW JERSEY SACRAMENTO 2 7 MILWAUKEE Best of Seven (2-3-2 format) UTAH 7 3 INDIANA DALLAS 3 6 BOSTON PORTLAND 6 Eight teams from each conference qualify for NBA Playoffs 2003 which begin on Saturday, April 19. The division winner with the best record in each conference is ranked No. 1, the other division winner is ranked No. 2 and the remaining six teams are ranked Nos. 3-8 according to their won-lost records. The team with the better regular season won-lost record has home-court advantage in each round of the playoffs.

7 FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION MIDWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB HOME ROAD LAST-10 STREAK W L PCT GB HOME ROAD LAST-10 STREAK New Jersey Lost 2 San Antonio Lost 1 Philadelphia Won 1 Dallas Won 3 Boston Won 2 Minnesota Won 3 Orlando Lost 2 Utah Lost 2 New York Lost 1 Houston Won 3 Washington Lost 3 Memphis Lost 3 Miami Won 1 Denver Lost 8 CENTRAL DIVISION PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB HOME ROAD LAST-10 STREAK W L PCT GB HOME ROAD LAST-10 STREAK Detroit Lost 1 Sacramento Won 2 Indiana Won 2 L.A. Lakers Won 2 New Orleans Won 5 Portland Lost 1 Milwaukee Won 4 Phoenix Lost 2 Atlanta Lost 1 Seattle Won 1 Chicago Won 1 Golden State Lost 4 Toronto Lost 8 L.A. Clippers Won 3 Cleveland Won 1 7

8 FINAL TEAM OVERALL STATS (OFFENSIVE) TEAMS' STATISTICS / INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 FIELD GOALS 3-PT. F.G.'S FREE THROWS -- REBOUNDS MISCELLANEOUS SCORING TEAM G MADE ATT. PCT. MADE ATT. PCT. MADE ATT. PCT. OFF. DEF. TOT. AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG. Dall G.S Sac LA-L Milw Orl Minn Mem Phil Ind N.Y S.A Phoe N.J Port Chi Utah Atl N.O LA-C Hou Bos Sea Wash Clev Det Tor Miami Den

9 OVERALL STATISTICS (DEFENSIVE) OPPONENTS' STATISTICS / INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 FIELD GOALS 3-PT. F.G.'S FREE THROWS -- REBOUNDS MISCELLANEOUS SCORING --- TEAM MADE ATT. PCT. MADE ATT. PCT. MADE ATT. PCT. OFF. DEF. TOT. AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG. DIFF. Det N.J S.A Miami N.O Sea Utah Hou Den Wash Port Bos Ind Phoe Phil Dall Sac Minn Tor N.Y Atl LA-C LA-L Orl Milw Chi Mem Clev G.S AVG.'S

10 FINAL PER GAME STATISTICS (OFFENSIVE) TEAMS' STATISTICS (PER GAME) / INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 FIELD GOALS 3-PT. F.G.'S FREE THROWS --- REBOUNDS MISCELLANEOUS TEAM G MADE ATT PCT MADE ATT PCT MADE ATT PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS Atl Bos Chi Clev Dall Den Det G.S Hou Ind LA-C LA-L Mem Miami Milw Minn N.J N.O N.Y Orl Phil Phoe Port Sac S.A Sea Tor Utah Wash

11 FINAL PER GAME STATISTICS (DEFENSIVE) OPPONENTS' STATISTICS (PER GAME) / INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 FIELD GOALS 3-PT. F.G.'S FREE THROWS --- REBOUNDS MISCELLANEOUS TEAM G MADE ATT PCT MADE ATT PCT MADE ATT PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS Atl Bos Chi Clev Dall Den Det G.S Hou Ind LA-C LA-L Mem Miami Milw Minn N.J N.O N.Y Orl Phil Phoe Port Sac S.A Sea Tor Utah Wash ONE TEAM BOTH TEAMS

12 FINAL NBA STATISTICAL RANKINGS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 TEAMS' STATISTICS, RANK WITHIN LEAGUE ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GS HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJ NO NY ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SA SEA TOR UTA WAS Points/game FG pct FT pct pt FG pct Off. Reb./gm Def. Reb./gm Rebounds/game 11t t Assists/game t t Steals/game t t 23t 8t t 1 11t Turnovers/gm t t t 16t t t 23t Blocks/gm t t Pers.Fouls/gm t 26t DQ/game 4t 10t 18t 27t 20t 27t 4t t 29 23t t 13t 23t 15t 26 13t 20t 4t 2t 2t 10t t 4t OPPONENTS' STATISTICS, RANK WITHIN LEAGUE ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GS HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJ NO NY ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SA SEA TOR UTA WAS Points/game FG pct FT pct pt FG pct Off. Reb./gm t t Def. Reb./gm Rebounds/game Assists/game 15 19t t Steals/game t 12t Turnovers/gm t t Blocks/gm 13t t t 12 20t 7 Pers.Fouls/gm t t DQ/game 24t 17t 23 28t 10 11t 6t t 13t 1 4t 24t 27 20t 13t 19 20t 13t 6t 6t 20t 24t 3 17t 28t 6t 11t COMBINATION TEAM/OPPONENT STATISTICS, RANK WITHIN LEAGUE Pts/game/diff Off. Reb. Pct Def. Reb. Pct Total Reb. Pct

13 FINAL NBA MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 DECIDED DECIDED POINTS FIELD GOAL TURNOVERS REBOUND BELOW OVERTIME 3 PTS. 10 PTS. PER GAME PERCENTAGE PER GAME PERCENTAGES 100 PTS. GAMES OR LESS OR MORE TEAM OWN OPP. OWN OPP. OWN OPP. OFF. DEF. TOT. OWN OPP. W L W L W L Atlanta Boston Chicago Cleveland Dallas 103.0* * Denver * Detroit * * Golden State * Houston Indiana L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minnesota New Jersey New Orleans * New York Orlando Philadelphia * Phoenix Portland Sacramento * San Antonio Seattle Toronto Utah * Washington COMPOSITE; 2378 games * - League Leader REBOUND PERCENTAGES OFF. - Percentage of a given team's missed shots which that team rebounds. DEF. - Percentage of opponents' missed shots which a given team rebounds. TOT. - Average of offensive and defensive rebound percentages. 13

14 FINAL STATISTICAL LEADERS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 SCORING AVERAGE G FG FT PTS AVG REBOUNDS PER GAME G OFF DEF TOT AVG ASSISTS PER GAME G AST AVG McGrady, Orl Wallace, Det Kidd, N.J Bryant, LA-L Garnett, Min Williams, Mem Iverson, Phi Duncan, S.A Payton, Sea.-Mil O'Neal, LA-L O'Neal, Ind Marbury, Pho Pierce, Bos Grant, Mia Stockton, Utah Nowitzki, Dal Murphy, G.S Tinsley, Ind Duncan, S.A Nowitzki, Dal Terry, Atl Webber, Sac Marion, Pho Nash, Dal Garnett, Min J. Williams, Tor Miller, LA-C Allen, Mil.-Sea Brown, N.O Snow, Phi Houston, N.Y Marshall, Chi Arenas, G.S Marbury, Pho Magloire, N.O Francis, Hou Jamison, G.S Stoudemire, Pho Garnett, Min Rose, Chi Gasol, Mem Bryant, LA-L Mashburn, N.O Abdur-Rahim, Atl Cassell, Mil Stackhouse, Was Martin, N.J Hudson, Min Marion, Pho B. Miller, Ind Mashburn, N.O Francis, Hou Yao, Hou Iverson, Phi Robinson, Atl Thomas, N.Y Davis, Cle O'Neal, Ind Malone, Utah McGrady, Orl Davis, Cle Howard, Den Eisley, N.Y Malone, Utah Weatherspoon, N.Y A. Williams, Tor Payton, Sea.-Mil Ilgauskas, Cle Parker, S.A Walker, Bos Wright, Mem Barry, Sea Jordan, Was Boozer, Cle Rose, Chi Abdur-Rahim, Atl Ratliff, Atl Walker, Bos Cassell, Mil Wallace, Por Christie, Sac Hamilton, Det Pierce, Bos Malone, Utah Stojakovic, Sac Davis, Por Williams, Chi Gasol, Mem Walker, Bos Jackson, Utah Kidd, N.J Divac, Sac Stackhouse, Was Howard, Den Van Horn, Phi Sprewell, N.Y Arenas, G.S Jamison, G.S Pierce, Bos Lewis, Sea Stepania, Mia Allen, Mil.-Sea Wallace, Por Bryant, LA-L Anderson, Por Nash, Dal Chandler, Chi Van Exel, Dal Harpring, Utah Dampier, G.S Crawford, Chi Mobley, Hou Laettner, Was Armstrong, Orl Terry, Atl Harpring, Utah Duncan, S.A Ilgauskas, Cle Nesterovic, Min Billups, Det

15 FINAL STATISTICAL LEADERS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 FIELD GOAL PCT. FG FGA PCT 3-PT FIELD GOAL PCT. 3FG 3GA PCT FREE THROW PCT. FT FTA PCT Curry, Chi Bowen, S.A Houston, N.Y O'Neal, LA-L Redd, Mil Allen, Mil.-Sea Boozer, Cle Person, Mem Nash, Dal Brown, N.O Wesley, N.O Hudson, Min Nesterovic, Min Szczerbiak, Min R. Miller, Ind Hilario, Den Nash, Dal Terry, Atl Duncan, S.A Harpring, Utah Nowitzki, Dal Harpring, Utah Peeler, Min Billups, Det Gasol, Mem Bibby, Sac Stackhouse, Was Grant, Mia Jones, Mia Armstrong, Orl Garnett, Min Barry, Det Robinson, Atl Brand, LA-C Barry, Sea Stojakovic, Sac Jefferson, N.J Fisher, LA-L Szczerbiak, Min Cheaney, Utah Battier, Mem Boykins, G.S Yao, Hou Piatkowski, LA-C Cassell, Mil B. Miller, Ind Rice, Hou Bibby, Sac Kirilenko, Utah Garrity, Orl Finley, Dal O'Neal, Ind Houston, N.Y Anderson, Por Thomas, N.Y Delk, Bos Mobley, Hou Stockton, Utah Christie, Sac Snow, Phi Van Horn, Phi Billups, Det Rose, Chi Szczerbiak, Min Mashburn, N.O Marion, Pho Stojakovic, Sac Eisley, N.Y Mashburn, N.O Magloire, N.O Strickland, Ind B. Jackson, Sac Abdur-Rahim, Atl Marion, Pho Bryant, LA-L Stoudemire, Pho McGrady, Orl Murphy, G.S Wallace, Por Bryant, LA-L Kidd, N.J Martin, N.J Stojakovic, Sac Abdur-Rahim, Atl Bibby, Sac Nowitzki, Dal Miller, Orl.-Mem Cassell, Mil B. Jackson, Sac Brown, N.O Jamison, G.S Ward, N.Y Hamilton, Det Redd, Mil Van Exel, Dal Posey, Den.-Hou Carter, Tor Allen, Mil.-Sea Stockton, Utah Kittles, N.J Fox, LA-L C. Butler, Mia Hughes, Was Williams, Dal Jones, Mia Divac, Sac Sprewell, N.Y Jordan, Was Nash, Dal Terry, Atl Lewis, Sea B. Jackson, Sac Rose, Chi Giricek, Mem.-Orl Parker, S.A Finley, Dal B. Miller, Ind Nowitzki, Dal Van Horn, Phi Yao, Hou

16 FINAL STATISTICAL LEADERS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 STEALS PER GAME G STL AVG BLOCKS PER GAME G BLK AVG MINUTES PER GAME G MIN AVG Iverson, Phi Ratliff, Atl Iverson, Phi Artest, Ind Wallace, Det Mobley, Hou Marion, Pho Duncan, S.A Marion, Pho Christie, Sac Brand, LA-C Bryant, LA-L Kidd, N.J Foyle, G.S Walker, Bos Bryant, LA-L O'Neal, LA-L Francis, Hou Pierce, Bos O'Neal, Ind Rose, Chi C. Butler, Mia Kirilenko, Utah Garnett, Min Francis, Hou Bradley, Dal Mashburn, N.O Tinsley, Ind Dampier, G.S Payton, Sea.-Mil Malone, Utah Ilgauskas, Cle Marbury, Pho Stockton, Utah Clark, Sac Davis, Cle Payton, Sea.-Mil Ostertag, Utah Brand, LA-C McGrady, Orl Gasol, Mem Lewis, Sea Armstrong, Orl Yao, Hou McGrady, Orl Wells, Por Robinson, S.A Wallace, Det McKie, Phi Garnett, Min Jamison, G.S J. Williams, Tor Swift, Mem Duncan, S.A Snow, Phi Nesterovic, Min Stackhouse, Was Hilario, Den Haywood, Was Pierce, Bos Davis, Cle Griffin, Hou Webber, Sac Jackson, S.A Chandler, Chi Nowitzki, Dal Terry, Atl Magloire, N.O Sprewell, N.Y Arenas, G.S Divac, Sac Finley, Dal Barry, Sea Thomas, N.Y Abdur-Rahim, Atl Jordan, Was Marion, Pho Terry, Atl Wesley, N.O Cato, Hou Houston, N.Y Walker, Bos Battier, Mem Snow, Phi Kirilenko, Utah Marshall, Chi Allen, Mil.-Sea Wallace, Det Robinson, Det O'Neal, LA-L A. Williams, Tor Stoudemire, Pho Robinson, Atl Nowitzki, Dal Wallace, Por Kidd, N.J Sprewell, N.Y Brown, N.O O'Neal, Ind Garnett, Min Nowitzki, Dal Wesley, N.O Allen, Mil.-Sea Diop, Cle Jordan, Was Marbury, Pho Brown, Was C. Butler, Mia Battier, Mem Allen, Mia Miller, LA-C Mobley, Hou Martin, N.J Wallace, Por Lewis, Sea Davis, Por Malone, Utah Posey, Den.-Hou Outlaw, Pho Jefferson, N.J

17 SEASON SERIES VS. OPPONENTS ATLANTA HAWKS (1-1) November Los Angeles Lost March Atlanta Won BOSTON CELTICS (1-1) November Boston Lost March Los Angeles Won NEW ORLEANS HORNETS (1-1) December Los Angeles Lost January New Orleans Won CHICAGO BULLS (1-1) November Los Angeles Won March Chicago Lost CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (1-1) November Cleveland Lost January Los Angeles Won DALLAS MAVERICKS (3-1) November Dallas Lost December Los Angeles Won April Dallas Won April Los Angeles Won DENVER NUGGETS (4-0) December Denver Won February Los Angeles Won February Denver Won April Los Angeles Won DETROIT PISTONS (1-1) February Los Angeles Won March Detroit Lost GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (2-2) November Los Angeles Won December Golden State Lost January Golden State Lost April Golden State Won HOUSTON ROCKETS (3-1) November Los Angeles Lost January Houston Won February Los Angeles Won March Houston Won INDIANA PACERS (2-0) February Indiana Won March Los Angeles Won LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (4-0) November LA Clippers Won January Los Angeles Won February Los Angeles Won March LA Clippers Won MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (4-0) November Memphis Won December Los Angeles Won March Los Angeles Won April Memphis Won MIAMI HEAT (1-1) November Miami Lost January Los Angeles Won MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (2-2) November Los Angeles Lost December Minnesota Lost March Los Angeles Won March Minnesota Won NEW JERSEY NETS (0-2) December New Jersey Lost January Los Angeles Lost ORLANDO MAGIC (1-1) November Orlando Lost December Los Angeles Won PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (1-1) December Philadelphia Lost March Los Angeles Won 17

18 SEASON SERIES VS. OPPONENTS PHOENIX SUNS (3-1) January Phoenix Lost January Los Angeles Won January Phoenix Won April Los Angeles Won PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (2-2) October Portland Lost November Los Angeles Won February Los Angeles Won April Portland Lost SACRAMENTO KINGS (2-2) December Los Angeles Lost January Sacramento Won March Sacramento Lost April Los Angeles Won SAN ANTONIO SPURS (0-4) October Los Angeles Lost November San Antonio Lost February Los Angeles Lost March San Antonio Lost SEATTLE SUPERSONICS (2-2) January Los Angeles Won February Los Angeles Won February Seattle Lost March Seattle Lost TORONTO RAPTORS (2-0) December Toronto Won December Los Angeles Won UTAH JAZZ (3-1) December Utah Lost December Los Angeles Won February Los Angeles Won February Utah Won WASHINGTON WIZARDS (1-1) November Washington Lost March Los Angeles Won 18

19 LOS ANGELES LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (50-32) LOS ANGELES LAKERS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Walker Medvedenko Shaw Madsen Rush Pargo Murray Samake LAKERS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Bryant C C O'Neal Fisher C 18C 8T Fox George C 18C 7C 7C 10C 6C 25C Horry T Walker C 26 Medvedenko C 6 7 9C 3T 18 Shaw Madsen C 6T 10 3T 15 Rush C 12C 3C 4C 9C 7C 11C Pargo C 10C 2C 2C 5C 5C 18C Murray Samake C 6C 2T 4 7T 2C 10C LAKERS OPPONENTS

20 LAKERS GAME-BY-GAME SCORES LOS ANGELES LAKERS Date Opponent Team/Opp Home Road Total High Scoring High Rebounds High Assists Opponent Scoring Atten. Oct 29 SAN ANTONIO L Bryant-27 Bryant-10 Bryant-5 Rose-16 18,997 Walker-10 Oct L Bryant-25 Bryant-10 George-5 Wallace-28 20,225 Nov Clipper W Bryant-33 Bryant-15 Bryant-12 Miller-22 20,474 Nov 3 PORTLAND W 98-95(OT) Bryant-33 Bryant-14 Bryant-12 Anderson-24 18,997 Nov L Bryant-15 Bryant-13 Bryant-9 Davis-24 19,833 Nov L 95-98(OT) Bryant-41 Walker-12 Horry-5 Pierce-28 18,624 Nov L Bryant-27 Fox-8 Horry-5 Stackhouse-29 20,173 Nov 12 ATLANTA L Bryant-21 Walker-10 Bryant-8 Abdur-Rahim-26 18,997 Nov 15 GOLDEN STATE W 96-89(OT) Bryant-45 Fox-14 Shaw-8 Jamison-25 18,997 Walker-14 Nov 17 HOUSTON L Bryant-46 Horry-9 Bryant-4 Francis-27 18,997 Walker-9 Nov L Bryant-16 Fox-9 Fox-5 Nash-21 20,096 Walker-9 Nov Antonio L Bryant-24 Walker-10 Bryant-7 Jackson-28 18,797 Nov 22 CHICAGO W Bryant-21 Bryant-10 Bryant-7 Marshall-14 18,997 Nov 24 MILWAUKEE W O'Neal-24 Bryant-11 Bryant-11 Redd-19 18,997 O'Neal-11 Nov L Bryant-21 Horry-9 Bryant-4 Jones-18 16,500 Nov L Bryant-38 Fox-10 Fox-6 McGrady-38 17,283 Bryant-10 Horry-6 Nov W (OT) Bryant-45 O'Neal-13 Fox-6 Gasol-24 19,351 Dec 1 MINNESOTA L O'Neal-31 O'Neal-13 Bryant-11 Garnett-23 18,997 Dec 3 MEMPHIS W O'Neal-28 Bryant-10 Bryant-11 Wright-17 18,512 Dec L O'Neal-23 O'Neal-15 Bryant-5 Malone-29 19,657 Dec 6 DALLAS W Bryant-27 O'Neal-11 Bryant-7 Van Exel-25 18,997 Dec 8 UTAH W O'Neal-32 O'Neal-11 Bryant-14 Kirilenko-30 18,997 Dec State L O'Neal-36 Horry-12 Bryant-14 Richardson-26 19,596 Dec 13 NEW ORLEANS L O'Neal-28 O'Neal-10 Fisher-6 Mashburn-21 18,997 Dec 15 ORLANDO W O'Neal-30 O'Neal-14 Bryant-8 McGrady-21 18,997 Dec L O'Neal-17 O'Neal-9 Bryant-6 Garnett-23 16,447 Dec Jersey L Bryant-21 Horry-11 Bryant-5 Kidd-27 20,049 Dec L (OT) Bryant-44 O'Neal-14 Bryant-10 Iverson-32 21,127 Dec W (OT) Bryant-31 O'Neal-15 Fisher-7 Peterson-27 19,800 O'Neal-31 Dec 25 SACRAMENTO L Bryant-27 O'Neal-17 Bryant-6 Stojakovic-26 18,997 O'Neal-27 Dec W Bryant-39 O'Neal-13 Fisher-9 Howard-20 19,099 Dec 29 TORONTO W O'Neal-35 O'Neal-10 Bryant-12 Peterson-18 18,997 Jan L Bryant-37 O'Neal-9 Bryant-7 Marion-23 19,023 Jan 5 PHOENIX W O'Neal-36 O'Neal-16 Fox-8 Marbury-32 18,642 20

21 LAKERS GAME-BY-GAME SCORES LOS ANGELES LAKERS Date Opponent Team/Opp Home Road Total High Scoring High Rebounds High Assists Opponent Scoring Atten. Jan 7 SEATTLE W Bryant-45 Horry-8 O'Neal-7 Mason-19 18,997 Jan 10 CLEVELAND W O'Neal-26 Bryant-10 Bryant-11 Davis-27 18,997 Jan 12 MIAMI W Bryant-36 Walker-16 O'Neal-5 C. Butler-23 18,997 Jan Orleans W Bryant-36 Bryant-11 Bryant-4 Davis-20 18,509 O'Neal-11 Jan L (OT) O'Neal-31 O'Neal-13 Bryant-9 Francis-44 16,285 Jan 20 L.A. CLIPPERS W O'Neal-32 O'Neal-15 Bryant-11 Miller-20 18,997 Walker-15 Jan 22 GOLDEN STATE L O'Neal-28 O'Neal-9 Bryant-7 Jamison-30 18,997 Jan 24 NEW JERSEY L O'Neal-27 O'Neal-13 Bryant-5 Martin-18 18,997 Fisher-5 Jan W Bryant-40 O'Neal-12 O'Neal-6 Marbury-33 18,437 Jan W Bryant-38 O'Neal-10 O'Neal-6 Stojakovic-36 17,317 Feb 1 UTAH W Bryant-42 O'Neal-13 Horry-6 Malone-26 18,997 Feb W Bryant-35 O'Neal-12 Fox-5 O'Neal-23 18,345 Fisher-5 Feb York W Bryant-46 Horry-12 O'Neal-7 Sprewell-24 19,763 Feb 11 DENVER W Bryant-42 Rush-9 Tied with-5 Howard-18 18,848 Yarbrough-18 Feb W Bryant-51 Walker-14 Fox-4 Howard-22 17,757 Fisher-4 Feb 14 SAN ANTONIO L Bryant-44 Horry-15 Horry-6 Duncan-28 18,997 Feb 16 NEW YORK L Bryant-40 Horry-11 Fisher-8 Houston-53 18,997 Feb 18 HOUSTON W106-99(2OT) Bryant-52 Horry-11 Bryant-7 Yao-24 18,997 Feb W Bryant-40 Bryant-6 Fisher-4 Malone-25 19,911 George-6 Feb 21 PORTLAND W Bryant-40 O'Neal-12 Horry-5 Wells-25 18,997 Feb 23 SEATTLE W Bryant-41 O'Neal-17 Rush-7 Lewis-28 18,997 Feb 25 L.A. CLIPPERS W O'Neal-33 Horry-10 Fox-8 Maggette-22 18,997 Feb 27 DETROIT W O'Neal-35 O'Neal-14 Fox-6 Williamson-19 18,997 Feb L Bryant-34 O'Neal-11 Bryant-9 Allen-29 17,072 Mar 5 INDIANA W O'Neal-26 O'Neal-11 Horry-6 O'Neal-28 18,997 Mar 7 MINNESOTA W O'Neal-40 O'Neal-14 Bryant-7 Nesterovic-19 18,997 Mar 9 PHILADELPHIA W O'Neal-39 O'Neal-10 Bryant-9 Iverson-30 18,997 Mar L Bryant-36 O'Neal-10 Bryant-5 Rose-27 23,122 Fisher-5 Mar L O'Neal-24 O'Neal-13 Fisher-5 Billups-33 22,076 Mar W Bryant-30 O'Neal-15 O'Neal-6 Garnett-23 20,199 Mar W O'Neal-24 O'Neal-11 Fox-5 Redd-21 18,717 Fisher-5 O'Neal-5 21

22 LAKERS GAME-BY-GAME SCORES LOS ANGELES LAKERS Date Opponent Team/Opp Home Road Total High Scoring High Rebounds High Assists Opponent Scoring Atten. Mar Clipper W O'Neal-42 Bryant-7 Bryant-6 Miller-15 20,101 O'Neal-7 Mar L Bryant-34 Bryant-13 Horry-5 Webber-26 17,317 O'Neal-13 Mar 21 BOSTON W O'Neal-48 O'Neal-20 Bryant-7 Walker-25 18,997 Mar Antonio L O'Neal-32 O'Neal-12 Fisher-3 Duncan-27 18,797 Mar W O'Neal-31 Bryant-10 Bryant-6 Robinson-22 19,870 Fisher-6 Mar W O'Neal-39 Bryant-9 Bryant-5 Francis-19 16,285 Posey-19 Mar 28 WASHINGTON W Bryant-55 O'Neal-13 Fisher-7 Jordan-23 18,997 Mar L O'Neal-34 Horry-8 Fox-6 Allen-32 17,072 Mar 31 MEMPHIS W O'Neal-34 O'Neal-11 Bryant-8 Gasol-22 18,997 Apr W O'Neal-31 O'Neal-17 Bryant-6 Nash-26 20,129 Apr W O'Neal-33 O'Neal-19 Bryant-6 Gasol-18 19,351 Williams-18 Apr 6 PHOENIX W (OT) Bryant-26 O'Neal-13 Bryant-7 Marbury-40 18,997 O'Neal-7 Apr 8 DALLAS W George-21 Horry-10 Fisher-8 LaFrentz-26 18,997 O'Neal-10 Nowitzki-26 Apr 10 SACRAMENTO W Bryant-34 O'Neal-16 Fisher-8 Bibby-24 18,997 Webber-24 Apr L Bryant-36 O'Neal-11 Bryant-7 Wells-29 20,580 O'Neal-36 Apr 15 DENVER W Bryant-32 Bryant-8 Pargo-5 Howard-19 18,997 Apr State W Bryant-44 O'Neal-12 Horry-6 Arenas-33 20,234 22

23 LAKERS INDIVIDUAL HIGHS HIGH GAMES Through games of April 16 LOS ANGELES LAKERS FIELD FREE REBOUNDS BLOCKED PLAYER MINUTES GOALS THROWS OFFENSIVE DEFENSIVE TOTAL ASSISTS STEALS TURNOVERS SHOTS POINTS KOBE 54C 19 (2) (4) 15C(2) 14 (2) 6T 8T 3 (2) 55 BRYANT FEB. 18 FEB. 18 FEB. 12 DEC. 25 MAR. 25 DEC. 25 DEC. 10 MAR. 31 DEC. 15 FEB. 18 MAR. 28 vs Hou. vs Hou. at Den. vs Sac. at Atl. vs Sac. at G.S. vs Mem. vs Orl. vs Hou. vs Wash. DEREK 49C 10C(2) 8T(2) (2) 5 2C 24 FISHER FEB. 18 FEB. 16 FEB. 19 MAR. 30 MAR. 28 APR. 3 DEC. 28 MAR. 26 NOV. 26 MAR. 15 JAN. 22 vs Hou. vs N.Y. at Utah at Sea. vs Wash. at Dall. at Den. at Hou. at Miami at Milw. vs G.S. RICK C 14 8 (3) (14) 23 FOX NOV. 29 MAR. 11 DEC. 22 NOV. 29 NOV. 15 NOV. 15 MAR. 9 NOV. 22 DEC. 3 MAR. 26 MAR. 11 at Mem. at Chi. at Tor. at Mem. vs G.S. vs G.S. vs Phil. vs Chi. vs Mem. at Hou. at Chi. DEVEAN 47C 9C 7C 6C 7T 10C 6C 3 (5) 3T(6) 3 25C GEORGE NOV. 3 NOV. 3 APR. 8 DEC. 20 NOV. 5 NOV. 5 MAR. 21 MAR. 5 APR. 10 NOV. 7 NOV. 3 vs Port. vs Port. vs Dall. at Phil. at Clev. at Clev. vs Bos. vs Ind. vs Sac. at Bos. vs Port. ROBERT 54C 7 6 (3) 6 (2) 11 15T 6 (10) 5 4 (3) 4 17 HORRY FEB. 18 APR. 8 MAR. 25 FEB. 16 FEB. 14 FEB. 14 APR. 16 FEB. 19 NOV. 5 NOV. 7 APR. 8 vs Hou. vs Dall. at Atl. vs N.Y. vs S.A. vs S.A. at G.S. at Utah at Clev. at Bos. vs Dall. MARK 32 5 (3) 5C 6T 6C 8 3T(3) 2T(5) 5C 4C 12 MADSEN NOV. 29 APR. 4 APR. 15 MAR. 28 NOV. 29 NOV. 29 APR. 10 APR. 15 MAR. 20 FEB. 18 MAR. 15 at Mem. at Mem. vs Den. vs Wash. at Mem. at Mem. vs Sac. vs Den. at Sac. vs Hou. at Milw. SLAVA 29C 6 3 (3) 6C 5C(4) 9C 3T(2) 2 3 2T 15 MEDVEDENKO NOV. 29 OCT. 30 NOV. 15 OCT. 30 MAR. 31 OCT. 30 DEC. 1 NOV. 29 NOV. 19 NOV. 15 OCT. 30 at Mem. at Port. vs G.S. at Port. vs Mem. at Port. vs Minn. at Mem. at Dall. vs G.S. at Port. TRACY (3) 1 (5) (3) 2 3 (2) 1 (3) 11 MURRAY OCT. 29 DEC. 4 DEC. 6 FEB. 11 DEC. 6 DEC. 6 DEC. 28 OCT. 29 DEC. 22 DEC. 22 DEC. 4 vs S.A. at Utah vs Dall. vs Den. vs Dall. vs Dall. at Den. vs S.A. at Tor. at Tor. at Utah SHAQUILLE (5) 14T (3) 3 (2) 7 (4) 7 (2) 48 O'NEAL JAN. 17 MAR. 21 MAR. 30 APR. 4 MAR. 21 MAR. 21 APR. 6 DEC. 8 MAR. 15 FEB. 4 MAR. 21 at Hou. vs Bos. at Sea. at Mem. vs Bos. vs Bos. vs Phoe. vs Utah at Milw. at Ind. vs Bos. 23

24 LAKERS INDIVIDUAL HIGHS HIGH GAMES Through games of April 16 LOS ANGELES LAKERS FIELD FREE REBOUNDS BLOCKED PLAYER MINUTES GOALS THROWS OFFENSIVE DEFENSIVE TOTAL ASSISTS STEALS TURNOVERS SHOTS POINTS JANNERO 27C 7C 2C(2) 2C(3) 5C 5C 5C 3C 4C(2) 1C(2) 18C PARGO APR. 15 APR. 15 NOV. 7 APR. 4 APR. 15 APR. 15 APR. 15 MAR. 31 APR. 15 MAR. 21 APR. 15 vs Den. vs Den. at Bos. at Mem. vs Den. vs Den. vs Den. vs Mem. vs Den. vs Bos. vs Den. KAREEM 26C 5C(2) 3C 4C 5C(2) 9C 7C 2C 4C(2) 2C 11C RUSH DEC. 29 FEB. 11 APR. 4 FEB. 11 FEB. 11 FEB. 11 FEB. 23 FEB. 1 APR. 15 APR. 16 JAN. 12 vs Tor. vs Den. at Mem. vs Den. vs Den. vs Den. vs Sea. vs Utah vs Den. at G.S. vs Miami SOUMAILA 17 4C 2T 3 (2) 4 (2) 7T 2C 0 1T(2) 2T(2) 10C SAMAKE OCT. 30 OCT. 30 OCT. 30 DEC. 1 OCT. 30 OCT. 30 OCT. 30 NOV. 26 NOV. 1 OCT. 30 at Port. at Port. at Port. vs Minn. at Port. at Port. at Port. at Miami at LA-C at Port. BRIAN (4) (2) (3) 20 SHAW NOV. 15 NOV. 8 APR. 16 DEC. 19 NOV. 7 DEC. 19 NOV. 15 NOV. 15 NOV. 20 FEB. 19 NOV. 8 vs G.S. at Wash. at G.S. at N.J. at Bos. at N.J. vs G.S. vs G.S. at S.A. at Utah at Wash. SAMAKI (2) 9C 13 (2) 16 5C 2 (4) 5T 4 14 (2) WALKER NOV. 7 NOV. 15 JAN. 5 NOV. 15 JAN. 20 JAN. 12 NOV. 1 FEB. 12 JAN. 20 NOV. 22 FEB. 11 at Bos. vs G.S. vs Phoe. vs G.S. vs LA-C vs Miami at LA-C at Den. vs LA-C vs Chi. vs Den. LAKERS (3) (2) High Games FEB. 18 MAR. 31 FEB. 12 APR. 4 FEB. 12 DEC. 25 DEC. 28 NOV. 29 JAN. 10 DEC. 3 APR. 15 vs Hou. vs Mem. at Den. at Mem. at Den. vs Sac. at Den. at Mem. vs Clev. vs Mem. vs Den. LAKERS 240 (73) (2) (2) 1 (4) 70 Low Games APR. 16 OCT. 29 JAN. 24 APR. 13 MAR. 30 MAR. 26 MAR. 23 DEC. 13 MAR. 14 APR. 10 NOV. 5 at G.S. vs S.A. vs N.J. at Port. at Sea. at Hou. at S.A. vs N.O. at Minn. vs Sac. at Clev. OPPONENTS (2) 15 (4) High Games FEB. 18 APR. 6 APR. 10 APR. 6 NOV. 19 NOV. 19 MAR. 11 APR. 6 NOV. 22 OCT. 29 MAR. 30 vs Hou. vs Phoe. vs Sac. vs Phoe. at Dall. at Dall. at Chi. vs Phoe. vs Chi. vs S.A. at Sea. OPPONENTS 240 (73) (2) (2) 2 (2) 7 0 (3) 73 Low Games APR. 16 OCT. 29 MAR. 15 FEB. 21 DEC. 28 DEC. 28 MAR. 5 MAR. 14 DEC. 6 MAR. 21 NOV. 22 at G.S. vs S.A. at Milw. vs Port. at Den. at Den. vs Ind. at Minn. vs Dall. vs Bos. vs Chi. "C" indicates a new career-high, "T" a tied career-high. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of games in which a player or team has reached a given total (if more than one). 24

25 LAKERS MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS INCLUDES GAMES OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, LOS ANGELES LAKERS / MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS RECORD HOME ROAD OT OVERALL Atlantic Central EASTERN Midwest Pacific Head Coach: Jackson, Phil WESTERN Overall: 13 Years 776 Won 290 Lost.728 Pct. W/Club : 4 Years 231 Won 97 Lost.704 Pct. TEAM WINNING & LOSING STREAKS: OVERALL HOME ROAD Win - 2 Win - 15 Win - 1 Long:Win - 7 Win - 15 Win - 6 Loss- 4 Loss- 2 Loss- 7 Last:Win GS Win -04/15 vsden Win GS POR Loss-02/16 vsny POR WON LOST OFFENSE VsOPP HOME ATTENDANCE Oct. 0 2 Nov If Opp W/L to date: 41 Games Dec < ,888 Total Jan. 8 4 Defense ,973 Average Feb ,997 High Mar < Sellouts Apr. 7 1 After 82 games last season: W 58 L 24 MARGINS Won By: Lost By: Won By: 1 1 Lost By: 1 1 At Start Of: OVERALL HOME ROAD FG% OVERALL HOME ROAD 2nd- Ahead: % Behind: % Tied: % rd- Ahead: % Behind: % Tied: th- Ahead: Behind: Tied:

26 LAKERS PRE-ALLSTAR GAME STATISTICS Statistics (24-23) LOS ANGELES LAKERS PRE ALL-STAR GAME -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Medvedenko Shaw Rush Murray Samake Madsen Pargo TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Medvedenko Shaw Rush Murray Samake Madsen Pargo TEAM OPPONENTS

27 LAKERS POST-ALLSTAR GAME STATISTICS Statistics (26-9) LOS ANGELES LAKERS AFTER ALL-STAR GAME -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Pargo Medvedenko Rush Shaw Walker Murray TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Pargo Medvedenko Rush Shaw Walker Murray TEAM OPPONENTS

28 LAKERS FINAL HOME STATISTICS Statistics (31-10) LOS ANGELES LAKERS STATISTICS IN HOME GAMES -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Medvedenko Walker Shaw Madsen Pargo Rush Samake Murray TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Medvedenko Walker Shaw Madsen Pargo Rush Samake Murray TEAM OPPONENTS

29 LAKERS FINAL ROAD STATISTICS Statistics (19-22) LOS ANGELES LAKERS STATISTICS IN ROAD GAMES -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Medvedenko Madsen Rush Shaw Murray Pargo Samake TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Medvedenko Madsen Rush Shaw Murray Pargo Samake TEAM OPPONENTS

30 LAKERS STATISTICS IN OCTOBER / NOVEMBER Statistics (6-11) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal George Fox Fisher Horry Walker Medvedenko Shaw Rush Murray Samake Madsen Pargo LAKERS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal George Fox Fisher Horry Walker Medvedenko Shaw Rush Murray Samake Madsen Pargo LAKERS OPPONENTS

31 LAKERS STATISTICS IN DECEMBER Statistics (7-8) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN DECEMBER FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG O'Neal Bryant Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Murray Medvedenko Shaw Rush Samake Madsen TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS O'Neal Bryant Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Murray Medvedenko Shaw Rush Samake Madsen TEAM OPPONENTS

32 LAKERS STATISTICS IN JANUARY Statistics (8-4) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN JANUARY FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Rush Medvedenko Shaw Madsen Murray TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox Horry George Walker Rush Medvedenko Shaw Madsen Murray TEAM OPPONENTS

33 LAKERS STATISTICS IN FEBRUARY Statistics (11-3) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN FEBRUARY FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Walker Shaw Medvedenko Rush Murray TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Walker Shaw Medvedenko Rush Murray TEAM OPPONENTS

34 LAKERS STATISTICS IN MARCH Statistics (11-5) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN MARCH FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG O'Neal Bryant Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Medvedenko Rush Pargo Shaw Walker TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS O'Neal Bryant Fisher Fox George Horry Madsen Medvedenko Rush Pargo Shaw Walker TEAM OPPONENTS

35 LAKERS STATISTICS IN APRIL Statistics (7-1) LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAMES IN APRIL FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher George Fox Horry Pargo Madsen Rush Medvedenko Walker Shaw TEAM OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME AVERAGE PER 48 MINUTES PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS REB AST PF STL TO BLK PTS Bryant O'Neal Fisher George Fox Horry Pargo Madsen Rush Medvedenko Walker Shaw TEAM OPPONENTS

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37 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP June 17 Forward Samaki Walker exercises option to remain with Lakers through season. June 26 The Lakers acquire Tracy Murray and draft rights to Kareem Rush in exchange for Lindsey Hunter and rights to Chris Jefferies. July 3 The Lakers sign rookie guard Kareem Rush. July 18 The Lakers sign free agent Devean George. July 23 The Lakers resign Bill Bertka, Director of Scouting. July 26 The Lakers sign free agent guard Brian Shaw, free agent forward Stanislav Medvedenko, and free agent guard Jannero Pargo. August 5 Legendary Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn passes away at the age of 85. Hearn served as the team s only play-by-play voice for 42 years. Hearn broadcast 3,338 consecutive games before undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve on December 19, August 9 Private funeral services for friends and family are held for Chick Hearn. A tribute is held at STAPLES Center where fans visit Chick s broadcast booth. August 14 The Lakers sign free agent guard A.J. Guyton. August 23 The Lakers sign free agent center Soumaila Samake. September 11 Lakers center Shaquille O Neal undergoes successful foot surgery. The surgical procedure, known as a cheilectomy, consists of the removal of bone spurs that have caused pain and restricted the join motion in his right foot. The surgery is performed Dr. Robert Mohr, Chief of the Division of Podiatric Surgery at the University Podiatry Group. September 18 The Lakers sign free agent forward/center Guy Rucker. September 19 The Lakers sign free agent center Nick Sheppard. September 20 The Lakers sign free agent forward Jefferson Sobral. September 24 Paul Sunderland joins the Los Angeles Lakers as the team s play-by-play announcer. October 9 The Lakers waive center Nick Sheppard. October 17 The Lakers waive forward Jefferson Sobral. 41

38 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP October 24 The Lakers waive guard A.J. Guyton. October 27 The Lakers waive forward/center Guy Rucker. October 28 The Lakers place center Shaquille O Neal (surgery; right foot) and forward Mark Madsen (strained left hamstring) on the injured list. October 29 Unable to mount a comeback, the Lakers drop their first season opener in 11 years to the San Antonio Spurs at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant posts a double- double in the loss, leading all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Without starters Shaquille O Neal and Rick Fox, the Lakers shoot a mere.318 from the field. This is the first opening night loss since losing at Houston November 1, October 30 On the wrong end of a 20-0 Trailblazers run midway through the second quarter, the Lakers lose to Portland at the Rose Garden. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with his second consecutive doubledouble of the season, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Slava Medvedenko adds 15 points and a career-high nine rebounds in the loss. November 1 In front of the largest crowd ever to witness a NBA game in Southern California (20,474), the visiting Lakers defeat the cross-town rival Los Angeles Clippers at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers and logs his first triple-double of the season (fourth career triple-double) with 33 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a game-high 12 assists. Five Lakers in addition to Bryant finish the game scoring double-figures (Devean George-13, Samaki Walker-10, Robert Horry-11, Derek Fisher- 10 and Stanislav Medvedenko-10). November 3 Behind Kobe Bryant s second consecutive triple-double (fifth career triple-double), the Lakers defeat the Portland Trailblazers in in overtime at STAPLES Center. Los Angeles rides its seven consecutive points at the beginning of overtime to victory. Devean George scores six of his career-high 25 points in the decisive overtime while logging a career-high 47 minutes. November 5 Kobe Bryant comes up one assist shy of recording his third consecutive triple-double and the Lakers suffer their third defeat of the season in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena. Bryant finishes the game with team-highs in points (15), rebounds (13) and assists (9). Lakers forward Devean George records his first double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the loss. November 7 Kobe Bryant s 41 points on a career-high 47 field-goal attempts are not enough as the Lakers lose in overtime to the Boston Celtics at FleetCenter. Samaki Walker records his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. November 8 Jerry Stackhouse s dunk with 0.2 seconds left in regulation gives the Washington Wizards a victory over the Lakers at MCI Center. Kobe Bryant scores a team-high 27 points while Brian Shaw records a season-high 20 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter. 42

39 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP November 12 Los Angeles loses its fourth consecutive game to the Atlanta Hawks at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with 21 points and eight assists while reserve Brian Shaw continues his hot shooting with 17 points in the loss. November 15 Using an 8-2 run to begin overtime, the Lakers go on to register a victory over the Golden State Warriors at STAPLES Center. Robert Horry, who scores seven of his nine points in the extra period, helps Los Angeles snap its four-game losing skid. Kobe Bryant leads all scores with 45 points while Samaki Walker and Rick Fox each tally a game-high 14 rebounds. Brian Shaw adds a season high eight assists in 35 minutes off the bench. November 17 Kobe Bryant s 46 points are not enough as the Lakers lose to the Houston Rockets at STA- PLES Center. Derek Fisher tallies 17 points while Robert Horry and Samaki Walker both contribute nine rebounds in the loss. November 19 The Dallas Mavericks hand Los Angeles their fourth straight road loss in a decisive victory at American Airlines Center. Los Angeles again struggles from the field, shooting just.308 from the field on 28-of-91 shooting. Kobe Bryant scores a team-high 16 points while Rick Fox pulls down nine rebounds and hands out a five assists in defeat. November 22 After missing the first 12 games of the season while rehabbing from off-season toe surgery, Shaquille O Neal returns to the Lakers line-up and helps end a three-game losing skid with an victory over the Chicago Bulls at STAPLES Center. O Neal comes off the bench to score 17 points and pull down seven rebounds in 21 minutes. Kobe Bryant leads all scorers with 21 points, hands out a gamehigh seven assists and grabs a team-high 10 rebounds to pace the Lakers. The Lakers place forward Devean George (posterior tibialis tendonitis; right ankle) on the injured list; activate Shaquille O Neal. November 24 Los Angeles defeats the Milwaukee Bucks at STAPLES Center behind Kobe Bryant s third triple-double of the season. Bryant registers 15 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists en route to his sixth career triple-double. Shaquille O Neal makes his first start of the season and leads all scorers with 24 points while grabbing 11 rebounds in 28 minutes. Derek Fisher scores a season-high 21 points and hands out seven assists in the win. November 26 The Lakers lose for the first time with Shaquille O Neal in the line-up to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. O Neal scores 15 points and grabs eight rebounds but struggles from the field while Kobe Bryant, who is limited to just nine first half minutes due to foul trouble, scores a game-high 21 points. Derek Fisher tallies 20 points for the Lakers in the defeat. The Lakers place forward Samaki Walker (strained lower back) on the injured list; activate Mark Madsen. November 27 In front of the largest crowd in Magic franchise history (17,283), Orlando defeats the Lakers at TD Waterhouse Centre. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with a game-high-tying 38 points and 10 rebounds while Shaquille O Neal posts 28 points in 36 minutes of play. 43

40 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP November 29 Playing in their fourth overtime game this season, the Lakers defeat the Memphis Grizzlies at The Pyramid in Memphis. Kobe Bryant (45) and Shaquille O Neal (33) combine to score 76 of the Lakers 112 points. Rick Fox adds 13 points, 11 rebounds and a team-high six assists in the victory. December 1 Getting outscored in the third quarter, the Lakers squander a 10-point halftime lead and lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with a team-high 31 points and 13 rebounds. Kobe Bryant adds 22 points and a game-high 11 assists in the loss. The Lakers place guard Jannero Pargo on the injured list (tendonitis; right knee); activate Devean George. December 3 Kobe Bryant records his fourth triple-double (seventh career triple-double) of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists as the Lakers notch a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal finishes the game with 28 points, joining teammates Rick Fox (14), Derek Fisher (12) and Robert Horry (11) in double-figures. December 4 Los Angeles is held to just 13 third quarter points at the Delta Center, losing to the Utah Jazz Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with 23 points and grabs 15 rebounds in the loss. December 6 In one of the largest comebacks in franchise history, the Lakers overcome a 27-point fourth quarter deficit and defeat the Dallas Mavericks at STAPLES Center. Trailing entering the final period, the Lakers outscore Dallas and convert 16-of-18 field goals, including 4-6 from three-point range. Kobe Bryant scores 21 of his game-high 27 points in the final quarter and is perfect from the field in the final quarter (8-8 FG, 1-1 3FG, 4-4 FT). Shaquille O Neal tallies 26 points and 11 rebounds while Robert Horry registers 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes off the bench. The Lakers waive center Soumaila Samake; activate forward/center Samaki Walker. December 8 Kobe Bryant s season-high 14 assist effort leads the Lakers to a win over the visiting Utah Jazz. Los Angeles registers consecutive wins for only the third time this season. Shaquille O Neal leads all scorers with 32 points while grabbing 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. December 10 A rocky second quarter that saw the Lakers allow 30 second quarter points comes back to haunt Los Angeles as they lose to the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland. The Lakers cut the lead to one point on three different occasions but are never able to overtake the Warriors. Shaquille O Neal scores 36 points on 12-of-17 shooting while Kobe Bryant equals a season-high with 14 assists for the second consecutive game. December 13 After a hot shooting first quarter (.632), the Lakers cool off and drop to 2-7 versus Eastern Conference opponents with an loss to the New Orleans Hornets at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with 28 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. 44

41 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP December 15 Behind 30 points and 14 rebounds from Shaquille O Neal, the Lakers register a victory over the Orlando Magic at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant paces the Lakers with 21 points and a game-high eight assists while Derek Fisher chips in with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists. December 17 The Lakers road woes continue as they lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Los Angeles trails early and never leads, losing for the 11 th time in 13 road games. December 19 The Lakers convert a franchise-worst 30.2% of their field goals in suffering a loss to the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena. The team scores just 71 points, one shy of the franchise record for fewest points scored in a game set earlier in the season at Cleveland. December 20 With a chance to win in the closing seconds of overtime, the Lakers come up just short and drop their third game in a row, losing to the Philadelphia 76ers at First Union Center. Shaquille O Neal scores 26 points and pulls down a game-high 14 rebounds before fouling out early in the overtime period for Los Angeles. December 22 The Lakers squander a five-point lead with 1:11 remaining in the game but recover to pull out a overtime win over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Shaquille O Neal and Kobe Bryant each tally 31 points in the win. December 25 The Lakers, who led by as many as 12 points, go cold in the second half and drop to eight games below.500 with a loss to the Sacramento Kings at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal tallies 27 points and 17 rebounds while Kobe Bryant scores 27 points and grabs a career-high 15 rebounds. Derek Fisher chips in with 15 points and three assists in the loss. December 28 The Lakers convert each of their first 11 field goal attempts en route to a win over the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Los Angeles outscores Denver in the opening period behind 19 points from Kobe Bryant. Bryant finishes with a game-high 39 points while adding six rebounds and six assists. Derek Fisher hands out a season-high nine assists, part of the Lakers season best 36 assist effort. December 29 Behind 35 points and 10 rebounds from Shaquille O Neal, the Lakers defeat the Toronto Raptors at STAPLES Center. O Neal converts 14-of-18 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws in leading all scorers. Kobe Bryant hands out a game-high12 assists and Rick Fox chips in with 15 points and three steals. January 4 A 14-0 second quarter run by the Phoenix Suns early in the second quarter puts the Lakers in a hole they are unable to dig themselves out of as they lose at America West Arena Kobe Bryant scores a game-high 37 points while recording seven rebounds and seven assists. Shaquille O Neal adds 25 points and nine rebounds in the loss. 45

42 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP January 5 Just one night after losing to the Suns in Phoenix, the Lakers bounce back with a victory over Phoenix at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal leads Los Angeles with 36 points and 16 rebounds, converting 15 of his 19 field goals attempts along the way. Kobe Bryant adds 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Rick Fox tallies a season-high eight assists in the victory. January 7 Kobe Bryant knocks down a NBA record 12 three-pointers as the Lakers cruise to a victory over the visiting Seattle SuperSonics. After missing his first three-point attempt, Bryant converts his next nine three-pointers and finishes 12-of-18 from three-point range on his way to a game-high 45 points. Derek Fisher and Devean George each add a pair of three-pointers as the Lakers set a franchise record for most three-pointers in a game with 17. January 10 The Lakers record their third consecutive win as they defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers at STA- PLES Center. Kobe Bryant records his fifth triple-double of the season with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Shaquille O Neal scores a game-high 26 points in 31 minutes of play as the Lakers have six players finish scoring in double-figures. January 12 Holding a one-point lead with 9:58 remaining in the third quarter, the Lakers outscore the visiting Miami Heat 25-5 over the next 8:15 to take a 21-point lead and cruise to a victory. Kobe Bryant scores a game-high 36 points. Samaki Walker grabs a season-high 16 rebounds for Los Angeles and Kareem Rush comes off the bench to chip in with a career-high 11 points in 13 minutes. January 15 Kobe Bryant tallies 30+ points for the seventh time in ten games as the Lakers record their forth straight victory with a win over the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena. Bryant records his 13 th double-double of the season with 36 points and 11 rebounds. Shaquille O Neal also gets into the act with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 41 minutes of action. January 17 The Lakers see their five game win streak come to an end as they lose to the Houston Rockets in overtime at Compaq Center. Houston seals the victory by outscoring the Lakers in the extra period. Shaquille O Neal records a team-high 31 points while pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. Kobe Bryant comes up one assist shy of a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Rookie guard Kareem Rush scores 10 points off the bench in 23 minutes of play. January 20 Behind Shaquille O Neal s 32 points and 15 rebounds, the Lakers hold off the visiting Los Angeles Clippers at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant adds 26 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in the win while Samaki Walker grabs a game-high-tying 15 rebounds. January 22 The Lakers surrender a four-point halftime lead to the Golden State warriors and lose at STA- PLES Center. Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with 28 points and nine rebounds while Derek Fisher scores a season-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field. Kobe Bryant adds 23 points and seven assists. For the first time this season, the Lakers have three players score 20+ in the same game. 46

43 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP January 24 After allowing just 59 points through the first three quarters, the Lakers give up 30 fourth quarter points to the New Jersey Nets and lose at STAPLES Center. New Jersey scores the final seven points of the contest to put the game away. Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Derek Fisher converts a career-high 10 field goals in tallying 22 points. January 29 Behind Kobe Bryant s 40-point effort, the Lakers snap the Phoenix Suns 11-game home winning streak with a victory at America West Arena. Bryant, who adds five rebounds and four assists in logging a game-high 46 minutes, scores 25 second-half points, 14 in the fourth quarter. Shaquille O Neal adds 25 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots while Robert Horry contributes with 16 points off the bench. January 31 Kobe Bryant (38) and Shaquille O Neal (36) combine to score 74 of the Lakers 124 points as Los Angeles defeats the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. Bryant adds five rebounds and five assists in the road victory while O Neal converts 12 of 13 free throw attempts, grabs 10 rebounds and hands out a game-high six assists. February 1 Kobe Bryant s 42 point-effort paces the Lakers as they record a victory over the Utah Jazz at STAPLES Center. Shaquille O Neal adds 21 points and 13 rebounds while Devean George chips in with 10 points off the bench. February 4 The Lakers reach.500 for the first time since they were 2-2 on November 3 with a victory over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. Los Angeles, winners of 12 of their last 16, knock off the Eastern Conference s best team in the Pacers behind Kobe Bryant s 35 points. Shaquille O Neal, playing through foul trouble, tallies 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks while Samaki Walker posts a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. February 6 Behind 46 points from Kobe Bryant, the Lakers record their fifth consecutive victory with a win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Bryant scores 40 of his 46 points in the first three quarters, helping give the Lakers a 30-point (97-67) advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Shaquille O Neal finishes the game with 33 points and a season-high-tying seven assists while Robert Horry comes off the bench to pull down a game-high 12 rebounds. February 11 Kobe Bryant s 42 points helps the Lakers increase their win streak to six games Tuesday night, knocking off the Denver Nuggets at STAPLES Center. Bryant shoots 17-of-21 from the line while handing out a team-high tying five assists to go along with four steals in 31 minutes of play. Shaquille O Neal, who also logs just 31 minutes, chips in with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the Lakers take control early and never trail after an O Neal hook shot early in the first quarter puts Los Angeles up February 12 Kobe Bryant records his seventh consecutive 35+ point game to help lead the Lakers to their seventh consecutive win with a victory over the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Bryant, finishes the game with 51 points and becomes the first player to record seven consecutive 35+ point performances in one season since Michael Jordan accomplished the feat in Shaquille O Neal records his 23 rd double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Samaki Walker contributes a game-high 14 rebounds in the win. 47

44 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP February 14 Despite Kobe Bryant s fourth consecutive 40+ game and eighth consecutive game with 35-plus points (44) the Lakers fall to the San Antonio Spurs Friday night at STAPLES Center, snapping their seven game winning streak. The Spurs outscore the Lakers by eight points in the third quarter, which proves to be the final margin of victory. Shaquille O Neal tallies 21 points and six blocked shots and Robert Horry comes off the bench to tally team-highs in rebounds (15) and assists (6). February 16 With no answer for Allan Houston s career-high 53 points, the Lakers drop their second straight home game to the New York Knicks at STAPLES Center. After a pair of back-to-back three s by Brian Shaw in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, the Lakers pull to within three but are unable to close the gap any further. The Lakers, who were without Shaquille O Neal due to a sore left knee, are led by Kobe Bryant s fifth straight 40+ point game, tying a franchise record set by Elgin Baylor during the season. Derek Fisher records 21 points and eight assists in the loss. February 18 The Lakers end their two game skid at home with a double-overtime win versus the Houston Rockets at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant s 52 points marks his 10 th consecutive game with 35 or more points and a franchise record sixth consecutive game with 40 or more points. Despite a sore right knee, Bryant also logs a career-high 54 minutes. Robert Horry starts in Shaquille O Neal s place and grabs a team-high 11 rebounds to go with eight points and six assists. February 19 In their second game in as many nights, the Lakers travel to Utah and defeat the Jazz at the Delta Center. Kobe Bryant continues his record scoring streak, pouring in 40 points (seventh consecutive game with 40 or more points) on 15-of-29 shooting while pulling down a team-high six rebounds in 40 minutes of play. Derek Fisher scores 16 points and hands out a team-high four assists while the Lakers bench outscores the Jazz reserves With the win, the Lakers take the season series 3-1 versus Utah. February 21 Welcoming Shaquille O Neal back to the lineup Friday night, the Lakers extend their win streak to three games with a victory over the Portland Trailblazers at STAPLES Center. O Neal, who missed the previous three games due to a sore toe and knee, logs 44 minutes, scores 24 points and pulls down 12 rebounds in his return. Kobe Bryant again leads the Lakers with 40 points, extending his streak of consecutive games scoring 40 or more points to eight. The Lakers trail by one with just under four minutes remaining when Bryant hits a three-point jumper that sends Los Angeles on a 15-6 run to close the game. February 23 Kobe Bryant ties Michael Jordan for the most consecutive 40-plus point games (nine) while Shaquille O Neal pulls down 17 rebounds as the Lakers defeat the Seattle Supersonics at STAPLES Center. Bryant extends his record-scoring streak with two free throws in the final 23.6 seconds and finishes with 41 points on the night. February 25 While both of Kobe Bryant s scoring streaks come to an end (consecutive 40-plus point games and consecutive 35-plus point games), the Lakers extend their winning streak to five consecutive games with a home win the Los Angeles Clippers at STAPLES Center. Playing for the first time without Coach Phil Jackson since he came to Los Angeles, the Lakers were led by Shaquille O Neal s gamehigh 33 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Bryant finishes the game with 32 points in 41 minutes. 48

45 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP February 27 Shaquille O Neal dominates an undersized Pistons front court in the Lakers win over Detroit at STAPLES Center. O Neal scores a game-high 35 points and grabs 14 rebounds as the Lakers record their fifth consecutive win at STAPLES Center and their sixth straight win overall. February 28 The Lakers six game overall and six game road winning streaks end as the Seattle Supersonics defeat the Los Angeles Lakers,107-90, at Key Arena. Despite jumping out to a first quarter lead, the Lakers are outscored by 28 points in the second and third quarters combined and get no closer than 10 points down midway through the third period. Despite the loss, Kobe Bryant scores a game-high 34 points and hands out a team-high nine assists. March 5 Robert Horry knocks down a 23-foot jumper as time expires to defeat the Indiana Pacers at STAPLES Center. The Pacers, who trail by 17 points at half, take a four point lead with a minute to play in regulation. Derek Fisher, who finishes with 19 points, makes two key layups in the closing minute to knot the game at 95. Following an Indiana miss, the Lakers regain possession with 6.2 seconds, setting the stage for Horry s jumper after the inbound pass was tipped in his direction. Horry finishes the game with eight points and a game-high six assists. Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 career points with a running eight-foot jump shot with 3:57 remaining in the third quarter. Bryant finishes the game with 20 points. March 7 Behind Shaquille O Neal s season-high 40 points, the Lakers win for the eighth time in nine games and extend their home winning streak to seven, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center. O Neal also contributes 14 rebounds, four assists and five blocked shots in the win. Kobe Bryant adds 30 points on 12-of-24 shooting while recording seven assists and three steals. The Lakers place forward Tracy Murray on the injured list (sprained right ankle); activate Jannero Pargo. March 9 The Lakers control the game from the opening tip and roll past the Philadelphia 76ers at STA- PLES Center. Shaquille O Neal records a double-double with 39 points and 10 rebounds while Kobe Bryant contributes 28 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the victory. Devean George leads the Lakers bench with 14 points. March 11 The Lakers start their season-long six game road trip off with a loss to the Chicago Bulls at United Center. Los Angeles struggles from the opening tip despite Kobe Bryant s game-high 36 points and Rick Fox s season-high 23 points. Shaquille O Neal tallies his 31 st double-double of the season (13 points and 10 rebounds) in the loss. March 12 The Lakers see their nine game win streak versus Detroit snapped Wednesday night as the Pistons even the season series at 1-1 with a victory at The Palace of Auburn Hills. While Shaquille O Neal leads the Lakers with 24 points and Kobe Bryant follows with 21 points, O Neal (0 points) and Bryant (two points) combine for only two of the Lakers 19 fourth quarter points as the Pistons outscore Los Angeles in the final period. 49

46 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP March 14 Derek Fisher knocks connects on a jumper with 26.6 seconds remaining to help the Lakers seal a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Fisher finishes the game with 21 points in 40 minutes of play (team-high). Kobe Bryant records a game-high 30 points for Los Angeles while Shaquille O Neal tallies 26 points, 15 rebounds, a game-high six and five blocked shots. With the victory, Los Angeles splits the season series with Minnesota 2-2. March 15 All five Lakers starters score in double-figures as Los Angeles defeats the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center. Despite being under the weather, Kobe Bryant scores 20 points and grabs nine rebounds while Shaquille O Neal tallies a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds. Rick Fox scores 14 points while Derek Fisher continues his hot shooting, scoring 13 points on 6-of-7 from the field. Mark Madsen is also in double-figures, scoring a season-high 12 points in his 10 th start of the year. March 17 Shaquille O Neal turns in a dominant performance with 42 points and despite a slow start, the Lakers pull away down the stretch, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in a road game at STA- PLES Center. Kobe Bryant scores 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting while grabbing a game-high-tying seven rebounds and handing out a team-high six assists. The Lakers sweep the season series 4-0. March 20 Shaquille O Neal becomes the fifth youngest and only the 28 th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points yet the Lakers are unable to come away with a victory losing to the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. O Neal posts his 35 th double-double of the season with 28 points and 13 rebounds while Kobe Bryant leads all scorers with 34 points and 13 rebounds, his 22 nd double-double this year. Derek Fisher (14) is the only other Lakers player to score in double-figures as the team shoots a mere 39% from the field. March 21 Behind Shaquille O Neal s season-high 48 points and season-high 20 rebounds, the Lakers notch a victory over the Boston Celtics at STAPLES Center. The Lakers outscore the Celtics in the third quarter en route to their ninth consecutive win at home. Kobe Bryant finishes the game with 13 points and a game-high-tying seven assists. March 23 Although Kobe Bryant (31) and Shaquille O Neal (32) both record 30+ point games, it is not enough to knock off the San Antonio Spurs who win their fourth game of the season versus the Lakers with a victory at SBC Center. The Spurs sweep the season series (4-0) with Los Angeles for the first time since the season. March 25 Shaquille O Neal scores 31 points in three quarters while Kobe Bryant scores 15 of his 28 points in the final period as the Lakers down the Atlanta Hawks in front of a sold out crowd at Philips Arena. Bryant finishes with 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Rick Fox (10) and Derek Fisher (12) join O Neal and Bryant in double figure scoring. Fisher tallies a season-high five steals in the contest. March 26 Shaquille O Neal scores a game-high 39 points as the Lakers defeat the Houston Rockets at Compaq Center. Kobe Bryant compliments O Neal with 31 points (11-of-12 from the charity stripe) while contributing team-highs in rebounds (9) and assists (5). Derek Fisher adds ten points for the Lakers and records five steals (season-high-tying) for the second consecutive game. With the victory, Los Angeles splits the season series with Houston

47 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP March 28 Kobe Bryant scores a franchise record 42 points in the first half and ties an NBA record for most three-point field goals in one half (eight) as the Lakers defeat the Washington Wizards in what is likely Michael Jordan s last game at STAPLES Center. Jordan scores the first seven points of the game for the Wizards and gets 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter. Bryant betters Jordan s quick start with 19 first quarter points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field including 3-of-4 from behind the arc. He continues his hot shooting in the second quarter, making 5-of-7 shots from three-point range en route to 23 points in the period and 42 for the half. Bryant finishes the game with an NBA season-high 55 points including nine three-pointers. March 30 Los Angeles drops the final game of its season series with the Seattle Supersonics as they allow a season-high 119 points in a loss at KeyArena. Los Angeles is led by Shaquille O Neal s game-high 34 points, coming on 11-of-12 shooting from the field and 12-of-17 from the charity stripe. Kobe Bryant is held to 14 points in 37 minutes while rookie Jannero Pargo is the only other Lakers player to tally double figures with a 11 points in 12 minutes of play. Robert Horry leads the Lakers with eight rebounds and scores nine points while Rick Fox hands out a team-high six assists in the loss. March 31 Following a tough road loss the night before, Los Angeles gets back on track with a victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies at STAPLES Center. Spurred by Shaquille O Neal s 39 th double-double of the season (34 points, 11 rebounds), the Lakers open up a 10-point first quarter lead, extend it to 14 at the half and never look back. Kobe Bryant finishes the game with 29 points while handing out a team-high eight assists and a career-high-tying six steals. April 3 Named Western Conference Player of the Month for March, Shaquille O Neal scores 31 points and grabs 17 reboundshis as the Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Kobe Bryant scores19 points while Derek Fisher finishes the game with 18 points including 4-of- 4 shooting from behind the arc and a season-high eight rebounds. April 4 With 3.3 seconds remaining in the game, the Lakers find Kobe Bryant near the top of the key on the inbounds pass and with two strides right and one dribble, Bryant pulls up and knocks down the game winning 21-foot-jumper to lift the Lakers over the Grizzlies at The Pyramid in Memphis. Los Angeles, trailing by 23 points going into the fourth quarter, turns to their bench at the outset of the decisive period for a spark. Rookies Jannero Pargo (six points in 23 minutes) and Kareem Rush (nine points in 15 minutes) play the entire period. Shaquille O Neal finishes with a game-high 33 points and 19 rebounds while Bryant ends the night with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists. With the victory, the Lakers sweep the season series versus Memphis 4-0. April 6 Overcoming a five-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation and once again turning to Kobe Bryant, who hits the game winning jump shot with 28 seconds left in overtime, Los Angeles clinches a playoff berth as they defeat the Phoenix Suns at STAPLES Center. The Lakers, now in the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year, earn their 12 th straight home-win. Bryant, also responsible for knotting the game in regulation with a 13-foot jumper from the right baseline, finishes with a team-high 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The Lakers take the season series versus Phoenix

48 LAKERS DAY-BY-DAY RECAP April 8 With six players scoring in double-figures, the Lakers notch their 25 th consecutive home victory over the Dallas Mavericks at STAPLES Center. Devean George leads the way for the Lakers with 21 points off the bench, marking the first time that a player other than Shaquille O Neal or Kobe Bryant has led the team in scoring since Derek Fisher s 28-point effort January 12 th, 2002 at Chicago, a span of 125 regular season games. O Neal finishes with 14 points and 10 rebounds for his 43 rd double-double of the season while Robert Horry scores a season-high 17 points and grabs 10 rebounds in the win. With the victory, the Lakers take the season series 3-1. April 10 The Lakers win for the sixth consecutive time and extend their unbeaten streak to 14 games at home with a victory over the Sacramento Kings at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant scores a gamehigh 34 points, grabs seven rebounds and hands out six assists while Shaquille O Neal posts his 44 th double-double of the season with 32 points and 16 rebounds, continuing the Lakers impressive march towards the postseason. Derek Fisher finishes with 17 points on 5-of-7 three point shooting in addition to dishing out a game-high eight assists. Robert Horry (11 points, eight rebounds) and Devean George (nine points, eight rebounds) play major roles for the Lakers off the bench, giving Los Angeles a 2-2 tie in the season series with the Kings. April 13 Rasheed Wallace s three-pointer with 4.1 seconds proves to be the difference as the Lakers suffer a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at The Rose Garden. Kobe Bryant scores 32 of his 36 points in the second half but his desperation three-point attempt to beat the final buzzer sails long. Shaquille O Neal adds 36 points of his own to pace Los Angeles but he and Bryant are the only two Lakers in double-figures. Los Angeles splits the season series with the Blazers 2-2. April 15 Kobe Bryant scores 20 of his 32 points in the first quarter as the Lakers extend their home winning streak to 15 games with a victory over the Denver Nuggets at STAPLES Center. Los Angeles comes out firing after the opening tip and sets a new season-high for points in the first quarter with 42. Shaquille O Neal, who records his 9,000 th career rebound in the third quarter, scores 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting in just 24 minutes of action. Lakers rookie guard Jannero Pargo enjoys a career night, establishing new highs in points (18), assists (5), rebounds (5) and minutes (27). The Lakers sweep the season series versus Denver 4-0. April 16 Kobe Bryant scores 44 points as the Lakers claim the fifth seed in the West with a victory over the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles, needing a victory and a Portland loss to gain the fivespot, takes a four point lead into the final period and uses a 12-0 spurt to put the game out of reach in the final minute. With his 44-point effort, Bryant joins Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as the only Lakers in franchise history to average 30 or more points in a single season. Shaquille O Neal records his 46 th double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds while Robert Horry grabs 10 rebounds and hands out a game-high six assists in the win. The Lakers and Golden State split the season series

49 LAKERS TRANSACTIONS (OVERVIEW) June 26 Acquired forward Tracy Murray and the draft rights to guard Kareem Rush for Lindsey Hunter and rights to Chris Jeffries. July 26 Signed free agent guard Jannero Pargo. August 14 Signed free agent guard A.J. Guyton. September 18 Signed free agent forward/center Guy Rucker. September 19 Signed free agent center Nick Sheppard. September 20 Signed free agent forward Jefferson Sobral. October 9 Waived center Nick Sheppard. October 17 Waived forward Jefferson Sobral. October 24 Waived guard A.J. Guyton. October 27 Waived forward/center Guy Rucker. October 28 Placed center Shaquille O Neal (surgery; right foot) and forward Mark Madsen (strained left hamstring) on the injured list November 22 Placed forward Devean George (posterior tibialis tendinitis; right ankle) on the injured list; activated Shaquille O Neal. November 26 Placed forward Samaki Walker (strained lower back) on the injured list; activated Mark Madsen. December 1 Placed guard Jannero Pargo on the injured list (tendinitis; right knee); activated Devean George. December 6 Waived center Soumaila Samake; activated forward/center Samaki Walker. March 7 Placed forward Tracy Murray on the injured list (sprained right ankle); activated Jannero Pargo. 53

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51 LAKERS KOBE BRYANT Number: 8 Position: Guard Height: 6-6 Weight: 220 Born: August 23, 1978 (Philadelphia, PA) College: None High School: Lower Merion (Ardmore, PA) Years Pro: 6 How Acquired Acquired by the Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996 (was selected by the Hornets with the 13th overall choice in the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996) Notes Ranked among league leaders in points (2 nd /30.0), rebounds (35 th /6.9), assists (14 th /5.9), three-point field goal percentage (27 th /.386), free throw percentage (26 th /.842), steals (6 th /2.21), minutes played (4 th /41.5), double-doubles (21 st /23) and triple-doubles (2 nd /5). Joins Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as only players in Lakers franchise history to average 30 or more points in a season. Made game-winning 21-foot jump shot as time expired Memphis. Tied a career-high with six steals 3/31 vs. Memphis. Tied NBA Record with eight three-point field goals in a half 3/28 vs. Washington. Established new franchise record with 42 points in a half 3/28 vs. Washington (formerly 37 points held by Elgin Baylor). Became youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 career points 3/5 vs. Indiana. Recorded his ninth consecutive 40-plus game (41) 2/23 vs. Seattle, fourth longest such streak in NBA history and a franchise record (record formerly held by Elgin Baylor who had five strait 40+ games during the campaign). Recorded a NBA season-high 55 points 3/28 vs. Washington (5th career 50+ point game, 3 rd this season). Recorded 35+ points in 13 consecutive games (1/29-2/23), fourth longest such streak in NBA history. By averaging 40.6 points in the month of February, became only the third player in NBA history to average 40 or more points in a month. Has topped 40 points in 19 games Boston, 11/15 vs. Golden State, 11/17 vs. Houston, Mem phis, Philadelphia, 1/7 vs. Seattle, Phoenix, 2/1 vs. Utah, New York, 2/11 vs. Denver, Denver, 2/14 vs. San Antonio, 2/16 vs. New York, 2/18 vs. Houston, Utah, 2/21 vs. Portland, 2/23 vs. Seattle, 3/28 vs. Washington and Golden State) this season. Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes at the 2003 All-Star Game in Atlanta. Recorded a game-high 46 points New York. Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games ending 2/23. Named Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of January. Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games ending 2/2/03. Named Western Conference Player of the Week (along with Phoenix s Stephon Marbury) for games ending 1/12. Converted a season-high 16 free throws (16-18) 2/1 vs. Utah. Recorded his fifth triple-double of the season (8th of career) with 21 points, ten rebounds and 11 assists 1/10 vs. Cleveland. Established a new NBA record with 12 three-pointers (12-18) 1/7 vs. Seattle. Grabbed a career-high-tying 15 rebounds 12/25 vs. Sacramento. Scored 44 points and handed out 10 assists Philadelphia. Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games ending 12/8. Handed out a season-high 14 assists on two occasions (12/8 vs. Utah and Golden State). Recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 24 points, ten rebounds and 11 assists 12/3 vs. Memphis. Registered his third triple-double of the season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists 11/24 vs. Milwaukee. Attempted a career-high 47 field goals Boston, tied for the third-most in LA-franchise history. Became the first Lakers player since 1991 to register consecutive triple-doubles LA Clippers and 11/3 vs. Portland) Tallied the fifth triple-double of his career with 33 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists (all game-highs) 11/3 vs. Portland. Recorded his fourth career triple-double (33 points, career-high 15 rebounds and 12 assists) 11/1 at LA Clippers. Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games ending 11/3. 55

52 LAKERS KOBE BRYANT NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

53 LAKERS DEREK FISHER Number: 2 Position: Guard Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Born: August 26, 1974 (Little Rock, AR) College: Arkansas-Little Rock 96 High School: Parkview (Little Rock, AR) Years Pro: 6 How Acquired Selected by the Lakers in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft (24th overall) Notes Ranked among the league leaders in three-point field goal percentage (13 th /.401). Scored 17 points on 5-of-7 from behind the arc and handed out a game-high eight assists 4/10 vs. Sacramento. Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds Dallas. Recorded back-to-back season-high five steal games Atlanta and Houston. Played a team-high 40 minutes and scored 21 points on 9-of-16 from the field Minnesota. Scored 19 points, pulled down four rebounds and handed out four assists 3/5 vs. Indiana. Played a career-high 49 minutes 2/18 vs. Houston. Tallied a career-high 10 field goals 1/24 vs. New Jersey. Scored a season-high 24 points 1/22 vs. Golden State. Handed out a season-high nine assists Denver. Handed out seven assists Toronto. Tallied 21 points 11/24 vs. Milwaukee. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

54 LAKERS RICK FOX Number: 17 Position: Forward Height: 6-7 Weight: 235 Born: July 24, 1969 (Toronto, Ontario) College: North Carolina 91 High School: Warsaw Community (Warsaw, IN) Years Pro: 11 How Acquired Signed by the Lakers as a free agent on August 28, NOTES Ranked among the league leaders in three-point field goal percentage (34 th /.375). Scored 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from behind the arc while handing out six assists 4/8 vs. Dallas. Handed out a season-high tying eight assists 2/25 vs. LA Clippers. Scored a season-high 23 points including a career-high tying six three point field goals Chicago. Scored 17 points Toronto. Recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds and a team-high six assists Memphis. Led team in rebounds (9) and assists (5) Dallas. Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds 11/15 vs. Golden State. Recorded ten points and eight rebounds in first game back from suspension Washington. Missed the first six games of the season due to league suspension for fighting. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG Boston Boston Boston Boston Boston Boston LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG Boston Boston Boston --injured LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

55 LAKERS DEVEAN GEORGE Number: 3 Position: Guard/Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 240 Born: August 29, 1977 (Minneapolis, MN) College: Augsburg (MN) 99 High School: Benilde-St. Margaret (Minneapolis, MN) Years Pro: 3 How Acquired Selected by the Lakers in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft (23rd overall) Notes Led team in scoring for first time in career with a season-high 21 points 4/8 vs. Dallas. Converted a career-high seven free-throws 4/8 vs. Dallas. Scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out 3 assists 2/23 vs. Seattle. Did not play Toronto due to sprained right ankle. Activated from the injured list 12/1. Placed on the injured list 11/22 (posterior tibialis tendinitis; right ankle) and missed 10 games (five on injured list). Recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds 11/5 at Cleveland. Has attempted a career-high 18 field goals on two occasions (11/3 vs. Portland and Cleveland). Tallied career-highs in points (25), field goals made (9) and minutes played (47) 11/3 vs. Portland. In his fourth career start recorded 10 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes of play (10/29). NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL TOTALS

56 LAKERS ROBERT HORRY Number: 5 Position: Forward Height: 6-10 Weight: 240 Born: August 25, 1970 (Hartford, MD) College: Alabama 92 High School: Andalusia (Andalusia, AL) Years Pro: 10 How Acquired Acquired by the Lakers from the Phoenix Suns (along with Joe Kleine) in exchange for Cedric Ceballos and Rumeal Robinson on January 10, Notes Scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for second double-double of the season 4/8 vs. Dallas. Made game winning 23-foot jump shot with no time remaining 3/5 vs. Indiana. Recorded a season-high five steals Utah. Logged a career-high 54 minutes and tied a season high with six assists vs. Houston (2/18). Tied season-highs in assists (6) and rebounds (15) 2/14 vs. San Antonio. Was ejected after receiving two technical fouls Phoenix. Did not play 12/1 vs. Minnesota due to a sore left ankle. Scored 14 points San Antonio. Recorded a season-high four blocked shots Boston. Grabbed 10 rebounds 11/3 vs. Portland. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG HOU HOU HOU HOU Phx/LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG HOU HOU HOU HOU LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

57 LAKERS MARK MADSEN Number: 35 Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 245 Born: January 28, 1976 (Walnut Creek, CA) Opening Day Age: 24 College: Stanford 00 High School: San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA) Years Pro: 2 How Acquired Selected by the Lakers with the 29 th 2000 NBA Draft. pick of the first round in the Notes Scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting in 13 minutes Memphis. Scored a season-high 12 points Milwaukee. Tied a career-high with three assists 4/10 vs. Sacramento. Blocked a career-high four shots and scored nine points 2/18 vs. Houston. Recorded his first start of the year 12/3 vs. Memphis. Grabbed five rebounds and scored two points in his first game back from injury 11/26. Placed on the injured list 10/28 (strained left hamstring) and missed the first 14 games of the season. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL TOTALS

58 LAKERS SLAVA MEDVEDENKO Number: 14 Position: Forward/Center Height: 6-10 Weight: 250 Born: April 4, 1979 College: None High School: None Years Pro: 2 How Acquired Signed by the Lakers as a free agent on August 15, Notes Started his eighth game of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing six rebounds 3/31 vs. Memphis. In his first start of the season, tallied 12 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes 11/22 vs. Chicago. Attempted a career-high 17 field goals 11/22 vs. Chicago. Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and scored a season-high 15 points 10/30 at Portland. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL -Injured LAL TOTALS

59 LAKERS SHAQUILLE O NEAL Number: 34 Position: Center Height: 7-1 Weight: 338 Born: March 6, 1972 (Newark, NJ) College: Louisiana State 92 High School: Cole (San Antonio, TX) Years Pro: 10 How Acquired Signed by the Lakers as a free agent on July 18, Notes Ranked among league leaders in points (4 th /27.5), field goal percentage (2 nd /.574), blocked shots (6 th /2.37), minutes per game (30 th /37.8) and double-doubles (3 rd /46). Recorded his 9,000 th career rebound 4/15 vs. Denver. Named Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in March. Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games ending 3/9. Scored a season-high 48 points 3/21 vs. Boston. Grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds 3/21 vs. Boston. Recorded 46 double-doubles this season, most recently scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Golden St. Recorded his 20,000 th career point Sacramento. Handed out a season-high-tying seven assists 4/6 vs. Phoenix. Did not dress due to a sore left knee 2/18 vs. Houston and 2/16 vs. New York. Registered 19 points and 13 rebounds in 26 minutes at the 2003 All-Star Game in Atlanta. Tied a season-high with seven blocked shots 2/4 at Indiana. Named a reserve to the Western Conference All-Star team (10 th career selection). Recorded a team-high 31 points and game-high 13 rebounds 1/17 at Houston. Tallied a season-high seven blocked shots 12/3 vs. Memphis. In his first start of the season, tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes 11/24 vs. Milwaukee. Recorded 17 points and seven rebounds in his first game 11/22 vs. Chicago. Activated from the injured list 11/22. Placed on the injured list 10/28 (surgery; right foot) and missed the first 12 games of the season. 70

60 LAKERS SHAQUILLE O NEAL NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG ORL ORL ORL ORL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG ORL ORL ORL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

61 LAKERS JANNERO PARGO Number: 12 Position: Guard Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Born: September 22, 1979 College: Arkansas 02 High School: Robeson HS (Chicago, Illinois) Years Pro: Rookie How Acquired Signed as a free agent on July 26, Notes Logged career-highs in points (18), assists (5), rebounds (5) and minutes (27) 4/15 vs. Denver. Handed out a team-high five assists and connected on 4-of-7 three-point field goals 4/15 vs. Denver. Scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting Seattle. Activated from the injured list 3/7. Placed on the injured list 12/1 (tendinitis; right knee). NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL TOTALS

62 LAKERS KAREEM RUSH Number: 21 Position: Guard Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 Born: October 30, 1980 College: Missouri 02 High School: Pembroke Hill HS (Kansas City, Missouri) Years Pro: Rookie How Acquired In a draft day trade from the Toronto Raptor with Tracy Murray in exchange for guard Lindsey Hunter and the rights to Chris Jeffries, the Lakers 2002 first round draft pick (27th overall) Notes Playing the entire fourth quarter, scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out two assists Memphis. Handed out a career-high seven assists 2/23 vs. Seattle. Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds 2/11 vs. Denver. Did not dress Phoenix due to a strained left hamstring. Scored a career-high 11 points in 13 minutes 1/12 vs. Miami. Played a career-high 26 minutes (seven points, three rebounds, one assist) 12/29 vs. Toronto. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG LAL TOTALS

63 LAKERS BRIAN SHAW Number: 20 Position: Guard Height: 6-6 Weight: 205 Born: March 22, 1966 (Oakland, CA) College: UCSB 88 High School: Bishop O Dowd (Oakland, CA) Years Pro: 13 How Acquired Signed by the Lakers to a free-agent contract on November 4, Notes Recorded 16 points in 12 minutes 2/16 vs. New York. Tied a season-high with eight rebounds New Jersey. Handed out a season-high eight assists 11/15 vs. Golden State. Scored a season-high 20 points Washington. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG BOS BOS BOS-MIA MIA MIA ORL ORL ORL G.S-PHI PORT LAL LAL LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG Bos Bos Mia Mia Orl Orl Orl LAL LAL LAL TOTALS

64 LAKERS SAMAKI WALKER Number: 52 Position: Forward/Center Height: 6-9 Weight: 255 Born: February 25, 1976 College: Louisville 98 High School: Whitehall (Columbus, OH) Years Pro: 6 How Acquired Signed by the Lakers to a free-agent contract on July 20, Notes Missed games of 2/21 vs. Portland, 2/23 vs. Seattle and 2/25 vs. LA Clippers with a sprained right ankle. Tied a season-high with 14 points 2/11 vs. Denver. Grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds 1/12 vs. Miami. Did not play Denver and 12/29 vs. Toronto due to tonsillitis. Activated from the injured list 12/6. Placed on the injured list due to a strained lower back 11/26. Blocked a season-high four shots 11/22 vs. Chicago. Handed out a career-high five assists LAC. Recorded a team-high-tying ten rebounds 10/29 vs. San Antonio. NBA REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG DAL DAL DAL SA SA LAL LAL TOTALS NBA PLAYOFFS SEASON TEAM G MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3-PT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF-DQ ST BS PTS AVG SA SA LAL TOTALS

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66 WESTERN CONFERENCE DALLAS MAVERICKS REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. DALLAS (3-1) LAKERS VS. MAVERICKS - TEAM LEADERS MAVERICKS STAFF Head Coach Don Nelson Assistant Coaches Del Harris Sidney Moncrief Don Nelson Charlie Parker Athletic Trainer Roger Hinds Basketball Communications Director Gregg Elkin DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB DAL L Bryant 16 Fox/Walker - 9 Nash - 21 Nowitzki - 17 LAL W Bryant 27 O Neal - 11 Van Exel - 25 Nowitzki - 12 DAL W O Neal 31 O Neal - 17 Nash - 26 Nowitzki -22 LAL W George - 21 Horry/O Neal - 10 LaFrentz/Nowitzki - 26 Nowitzki PLAYOFF ROSTER Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 9 Tariq Abdul-Wahad G/F /03/74 San Jose State Raja Bell G /19/76 Florida International Shawn Bradley C /22/72 Brigham Young Michael Finley G/F /06/73 Wisconsin Adrian Griffin G/F /04/74 Seton Hall Avery Johnson G /25/65 Southern Raef LaFrentz C /29/76 Kansas Eduardo Najera F /11/76 Oklahoma Steve Nash G /07/74 Santa Clara Dirk Nowitzki F /19/78 Germany 4 31 Nick Van Exel G /27/71 Cincinnati Walt Williams F/G /16/70 Maryland * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Evan Eschmeyer, Popeye Jones, Antoine Rigaudeau SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS O Neal O Neal Bryant MAVERICKS Nowitzki Nowitzki Nash PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Mavericks have met in the postseason three times (1984, 1986 and 1988) with the Lakers advancing on each occasion, most recently 4-3 in the 1988 Western Conference Finals...Los Angeles has won 12 of their 19 postseason games against the Mavericks and are 10-0 at home...in Dallas, the Lakers are only 2-6 in playoff games. ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Mavericks in Los Angeles 10-0 LAKERS vs. Mavericks in Dallas 2-6 LAKERS vs. Mavericks overall 12-6 LAKERS largest margin of victory 42 - April 28, 1984 (134-91) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 14 - May 29, 1988 ( ) 82

67 WESTERN CONFERENCE DALLAS MAVERICKS REVIEW Mavericks 98, LAKERS 72 Tuesday, November 19 American Airlines Center Game 11 (3-8) In the Lakers most lopsided loss of the season, the Dallas Mavericks handed Los Angeles their fourth straight road loss in a decisive victory at American Airlines Center. With the score knotted at 25 after the first quarter, Dallas outscored the Lakers by 15 points in the second and by nine in the third as they stretched their unbeaten streak to 11. Los Angeles once again struggled from the field, shooting an L.A. franchise low.308 on shooting. Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 16 points while Rick Fox pulled down a team-high-tying 9 rebounds and team-high five assists in the loss. Steve Nash led all scorers with 21 points and handed out a game-high 6 assists for the Mavericks. Michael Finley grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for Dallas, one of three Mavericks logging double-figures on the boards. LAKERS 105, Mavericks 103 Friday, December 6 STAPLES Center Game 21 (8-13) In one of the largest comebacks in franchise history, the Lakers overcame a 27-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks at STAPLES Center. Los Angeles trailed entering the final period before converting field goals, including 4-6 from three-point range and outscored the Mavericks to earn the win. Kobe Bryant scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the final quarter and did not miss a shot in the quarter (8-8 FG, 1-1 3FG, 4-4 FT). Bryant added nine rebounds and seven assists. Shaquille O Neal tallied 26 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the year. Robert Horry registered 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes off of the bench. The Mavericks, who tied a Lakers opponents mark for most three-point field goals made in a game with 15, were led by Nick Van Exel who scored 25 points in 35 minutes off of the bench. Dirk Nowitzki added 21 points and 12 rebounds. The Lakers overcame the second-largest deficit to begin a fourth quarter (27 points) in NBA history and the largest halftime deficit (28) in franchise history. LAKERS 100, Dallas 89 Thursday, April 3 American Airlines Center Game 75 (44-31) Named Western Conference Player of the Month for March, Shaquille O Neal didn t miss a beat in his first April game as the Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. O Neal, who is averaging 34.5 points and shooting 62 percent from the field in his last 10 games, scored 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds versus a Maverick team that boasted the best record in the NBA entering the night s contest. Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and opened the first 3 ½ minutes of the final period shooting 4-of-5 from the field. The game was tied at the half thanks to a Derek Fisher three-pointer to beat the buzzer. Fisher finished the game with 18 points including 4-of-4 shooting from behind the arc and a season-high eight rebounds. The Lakers, however, found themselves trailing by four with 3:45 to play in the third quarter. Los Angeles promptly responded, going on a 15-2 run and closing the period up by seven. Dallas would never get closer than five the rest of the way. Dallas was led by Dirk Nowitzki s 25 point, 22 rebound effort while Steve Nash scored a team-high 26 points. Former Lakers guard Nick Van Exel scored 19 points off the bench while Robert Horry came off the bench for the Lakers to score 13 points and grab eight rebounds in 37 minutes of action. LAKERS 108, Dallas 99 Tuesday, April 8 STAPLES Center Game 78 (47-31) With six players scoring in double-figures, the Lakers notched their 25 th consecutive home victory over the Dallas Mavericks at STAPLES Center. Devean George led the way for the Lakers with 21 points off the bench, marking the first time that a player other than Shaquille O Neal or Kobe Bryant has led the team in scoring since Derek Fisher s 28-point effort January 12 th, 2002 at Chicago, a span of 125 regular season games. Shaquille O Neal, who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for his 43 rd double-double of the season, and Kobe Bryant, who tallied 14 points and eight rebounds, didn t reach double-figures in scoring until the fourth quarter. The rest of the team picked up the slack. Robert Horry scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Derek Fisher tallied 16 points and eight assists and Rick Fox scored 16 points including 4-of- 8 from behind the arc as the Lakers recorded their 13 th straight victory at home. The Lakers trailed at the half by three but battled back to gain a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bryant buried a three-quarter court shot from 70 plus feet just as time expired but had it waived off as the ball left his hand after time had expired. The shot seemed to turn the tide, however, as the Lakers outscored the Mavericks in the final period. Dallas was led by Raef LaFrentz and Dirk Nowitzki who scored 26 points a piece while Steve Nash added 21 points and 10 assists for the Mavericks in the loss. With the victory, the Lakers take the season series

68 WESTERN CONFERENCE DALLAS MAVERICKS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (60-22) DALLAS MAVERICKS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Nowitzki Finley Nash Van Exel LaFrentz Bradley Najera Williams Griffin Abdul-Wahad Johnson Bell Jones Rigaudeau Eschmeyer Strickland Harrington MAVERICKS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Nowitzki C 33C T 40T Finley C 17C 15C 13 42C Nash C T Van Exel C LaFrentz C 32 Bradley Najera T 15 3T 19 Williams Griffin Abdul-Wahad C 31 Johnson Bell T 12 4T 5 9T 7 16 Jones Rigaudeau C 9C 0C 0C 2C 3C 6C Eschmeyer Strickland Harrington C 2T MAVERICKS OPPONENTS

69 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. MAVERICKS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (3-1) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. DALLAS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG O'Neal Bryant Horry Fisher Fox George Madsen Murray Shaw Walker Pargo Rush Medvedenko LAKERS MAVERICKS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS O'Neal Bryant Horry T Fisher T Fox George C 7C 7C 7C 5T 3 21C Madsen T 2C 2T 4T 2T 1T 4T Murray T 21 Shaw Walker T T Pargo C 5C 0C 0C 3C 2C 6C Rush C 11C 2C 2C 5C 2C 6C Medvedenko T 6C 1C 2C 6C 1C 3C LAKERS MAVERICKS C

70 WESTERN CONFERENCE MAVERICKS vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (1-3) DALLAS MAVERICKS VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Nowitzki Nash Van Exel Finley LaFrentz Bradley Griffin Williams Johnson Najera Bell Abdul-Wahad Harrington Strickland Jones Eschmeyer MAVERICKS LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Nowitzki C C 4 33 Nash Van Exel Finley C LaFrentz T C Bradley Griffin C 5 9 4T 23 Williams Johnson Najera C 4C 2C 2T 7 1T 6C Bell C T 2C 11C Abdul-Wahad T 19 Harrington C 3C 2C 2C 0C 0C 2C Strickland Jones Eschmeyer T MAVERICKS C LAKERS

71 WESTERN CONFERENCE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES TIMBERWOLVES STAFF Head Coach Flip Saunders Assistant Coaches Greg Ballard Jerry Sichting Jimmy Williams Randy Wittman Don Zierdan Athletic Trainer Gregg Farnam Director of Communications Kent Wipf REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. TIMBERWOLVES (2-2) DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB LAL L O Neal 31 O Neal 13 Garnett 23 Garnett 15 MIN L O Neal 17 O Neal 9 Garnett 23 Smith 13 LAL W O Neal 40 O Neal 14 Nesterovic 19 Garnett/Szczerbiak 10 MIN W Bryant 30 O Neal 15 Garnett 23 Garnett LAKERS VS. TIMBERWOLVES - TEAM LEADERS PLAYOFF ROSTER Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 21 Kevin Garnett F /19/76 Farragut Academy (IL) Kendall Gill G /25/68 Illinois Troy Hudson G /13/76 Southern Illinois Marc Jackson C /16/75 Temple Radoslav Nesterovic C /30/76 Slovenia 4 44 Anthony Peeler G /25/69 Missouri Joe Smith F /26/75 Maryland Rod Strickland G /11/66 DePaul Wally Szczerbiak F /05/77 Miami (OH) Gary Trent F /22/74 Ohio Mike Wilks G /07/79 Rice R 3 Loren Woods C /21/78 Arizona 01 1 * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Terrell Brandon, Felipe Lopez, Igor Rakocevic PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Timberwolves have never met in the postseason (Minnesota is making it s seventh playoff appearance in 2003)...With the exception of the last two season s 2-2 ties, Los Angeles has won the season series against the Timberwolves every year since Minnesota entered the league prior to the season...the Lakers own a advantage in the all-time regular season series...in games played in Los Angeles, the Lakers are 24-3 while in Minnesota, the Lakers are SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS O Neal O Neal Bryant TIMBERWOLVES Garnett Garnett Garnett ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Timberwolves in Los Angeles 0-0 LAKERS vs. Timberwolves in Minnesota 0-0 LAKERS vs. Timberwolves overall 0-0 LAKERS largest margin of victory N/A LAKERS largest margin of defeat N/A

72 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. TIMBERWOLVES REVIEW Minnesota 110, LAKERS 107 Sunday, December 1 STAPLES Center Game 18 (6-12) The Lakers were outscored in the third quarter and squandered a 10-point halftime lead in losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center. Los Angeles led at the half, and again by 10 points (74-64) with 4:06 remaining in the third quarter, but were outscored 12-2 and entered the final period tied at 76. The Wolves took an eight-point lead into the final 41.1 seconds (97-105) before the Lakers mounted a final charge. Trailing by three-points with 9.6 seconds left, Kobe Bryant attempted a three-pointer and was fouled by Joe Smith. Bryant converted the first two attempts, but missed the third and tying free throw and the Timberwolves were able to hold off the Lakers over the final 5.0 seconds. The Lakers were led by Shaquille O Neal who tallied team-highs in points (31) and rebounds (13). Bryant added 22 points and a game-high 11 assists. The Wolves were led by Kevin Garnett who scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. Anthony Peeler added 17 points in 30 minutes off of the bench. Minnesota 96, LAKERS 80 Tuesday, December 17 Target Center Game 26 (10-16) The Lakers road woes continued as they were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. Los Angeles trailed early and never led in the contest and was defeated for the 11 th time in their 13 road contests. Shaquille O Neal led the Lakers with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Kobe Bryant added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Lakers 80 points were the fewest the team had scored since O Neal s return on November 22. Minnesota was led by Kevin Garnett who tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds. Joe Smith added a game-high 13 rebounds in 27 minutes off of the bench. LAKERS 106, Minnesota 96 Friday, March 7 STAPLES Center Game 60 (34-26) Behind Shaquille O Neal s season-high 40 points, the Lakers won for the eighth time in nine games and extended their home winning streak to seven, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center. O Neal, who turned 31 the day before, looked like his old self, pulling down 14 rebounds, handing out four assists and blocking five shots. Kobe Bryant added 30 points on 12-of-24 shooting while logging seven assists and three steals. The Lakers opened the first quarter with a seven point lead and extended the margin to 10 at the half. The Timberwolves opened the half with a 12-0 run to take a two point lead, their only lead of the half, but that proved short-lived as the Lakers ended the period ahead by five. Los Angeles pulled away in the final quarter, amassing as much as a 17-point lead en route to the victory. Starters Rick Fox (13 points, six rebounds), Derek Fisher (nine points, six rebounds, five assists) and Mark Madsen (season-high 10 points, six rebounds) carried the load for the Lakers while their bench was outscored Rasho Nesterovic led the Timberwolves with 19 points on 9-of- 10 shooting while Kevin Garnett logged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. LAKERS 106, Minnesota 99 Friday, March 14 Target Center Game 64 (36-28) With Los Angeles lead cut to three in the game s final minute, Derek Fisher knocked down a clutch jumper with 26.6 seconds remaining to help seal the win and get the Lakers road trip back on track with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Fisher, who finished the game with 21 points in a team-high 40 minutes, was the only Laker to score in the final eight minutes aside from Shaquille O Neal and Kobe Bryant. Bryant finished with a game-high 30 points while Shaquille O Neal recorded 26 points, a team-high 15 rebounds and game highs in assists (6) and blocks (5). The Lakers, who won for just the fifth time after trailing at the half, tied a season-low with five turnovers and moved to within a half-game of number six Utah in the Western Conference playoff chase. Kevin Garnett led the Timberwolves with 23 points and a game-high 17 rebounds while Troy Hudson added 21 points and six assists in the loss. The Lakers and Timberwolves split the season series

73 WESTERN CONFERENCE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (51-31) MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Garnett Szczerbiak Hudson Nesterovic Gill Peeler Smith Strickland Trent Jackson Wilks (TOT) Wilks (MIN) Slater Woods Rakocevic TIMBERWOLVES OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Garnett T T 12C 40 Szczerbiak C 26C C Hudson T 23T 8T C 34 Nesterovic T 8 15C 5C 24 Gill Peeler Smith Strickland Trent Jackson Wilks (TOT) C 11C 5C 6C 8C 10C 19C Wilks (MIN) Slater Woods C 10C 8C 12C 10C 4 18C Rakocevic C 8C 6C 8C 3C 3C 9C TIMBERWOLVES C 134 OPPONENTS

74 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. TIMBERWOLVES SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. MINNESOTA -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG O'Neal Bryant Fisher Fox Medvedenko George Samake Horry Madsen Murray Rush Shaw Pargo Walker LAKERS TIMBERWOLVES SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEASON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS O'Neal Bryant T Fisher C 16C 4 5C C Fox Medvedenko C 11C 3 4 6C 3C 10C George T 9T Samake C 5C 1 2 6C 0T 6C Horry Madsen T C 15 Murray Rush C 5C 0C 0C 3C 2C 7C Shaw Pargo C 2C 0C 0C 1C 1C 2C Walker LAKERS TIMBERWOLVES C

75 WESTERN CONFERENCE TIMBERWOLVES vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Garnett Hudson Nesterovic Peeler Szczerbiak Gill Strickland Smith Jackson Trent Slater Wilks (TOT) Wilks (MIN) Rakocevic Woods TIMBERWOLVES LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEASON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Garnett Hudson C 18C T 21C Nesterovic C 11C C Peeler Szczerbiak C 5T 34 Gill Strickland Smith T 6 28 Jackson Trent Slater Wilks (TOT) C 4C 1C 2C 2C 2C 4C Wilks (MIN) Rakocevic C 1C 0C 0C 0C 2C 2C Woods T 0T 1C 1T 1T 4 TIMBERWOLVES C LAKERS

76 WESTERN CONFERENCE PHOENIX SUNS SUNS STAFF Head Coach Frank Johnson Assistant Coaches Mike D Antoni Marc Iavaroni Tim Grgurich Phil Weber Athletic Trainer Aaron Nelson VP, Basketball Communications Julie Fie REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. SUNS (3-1) DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB PHO L Bryant - 37 O Neal - 9 Marion - 23 Marbury/Stoudemire/Williams- 8 LAL W O Neal - 36 O Neal - 16 Marbury - 32 Stoudemire - 10 PHO W Bryant - 40 O Neal - 12 Marbury - 33 Marion - 11 LAL W Bryant - 26 O Neal - 13 Marbury - 40 Marion LAKERS VS. SUNS - TEAM LEADERS Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 24 Tom Gugliotta F /19/69 North Carolina St. ' Anfernee Hardaway G/F /18/71 Memphis ' Casey Jacobsen G/F /19/81 Stanford '03 R 2 Joe Johnson G/F /29/81 Arkansas ' Dan Langhi F /28/77 Vanderbilt ' Stephon Marbury G /20/77 Georgia Tech ' Shawn Marion F /07/78 UNLV ' Bo Outlaw C/F /13/71 Houston ' Amare Stoudemire F /16/82 Cypress Creek (FL) '02 R 25 Jake Tsakalidis C /10/79 Greece 2 43 Jake Voskuhl C /01/77 Connecticut ' Scott Williams C /21/68 North Carolina '90 12 * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Randy Brown, Alton Ford PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Suns have met in the postseason nine times (1970, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 2000) with the Lakers advancing on all but two occasions (1-4 in the 1990 Western Conference Semi-Finals and 2-3 in the First Round of the 1993 Playoffs)...The Lakers have met Phoenix three times in the first round, four times in Semi-Finals and twice in the Conference Finals...Los Angeles last faced the Suns in the 2000 Western Conference Semi-Finals, taking the series 4-1. SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS Bryant O Neal Bryant SUNS Marbury Marion Marbury PLAYOFF ROSTER 94 ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Suns in Los Angeles 18-6 LAKERS vs. Suns in Phoenix 12-8 LAKERS vs. Suns overall LAKERS largest margin of victory 35 - April 9, 1970 (94-129) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 26 - April 13, 1980 ( )

77 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. SUNS REVIEW Suns 107, LAKERS 93 Saturday, January 4 America West Arena Game 33 (13-20) The Phoenix Suns went on a 14-0 run early in the second quarter and the Lakers were never able to recover as they were defeated at America West Arena Los Angeles held a one point lead at the end of the first quarter (23-22), and the teams traded baskets before Phoenix went on their run and took a 13-point lead (20-47). The Lakers cut the lead to one point (53-54) with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter but never got any closer and were defeated in their first game of Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 37 points, while also tallying seven rebounds and seven assists. Shaquille O Neal added 25 points and nine rebounds in the loss. Phoenix was led by Shawn Marion who scored a team-high 23 points. Stephon Marbury chipped in with 17 points, eight rebounds and a game-high 10 assists. LAKERS 109, Suns 97 Sunday, January 5 STAPLES Center Game 34 (14-20) Just one night after losing to the Suns in Phoenix, the Lakers avenged that loss with a victory over Phoenix at STA- PLES Center. Shaquille O Neal led Los Angeles with 36 points and 16 rebounds, and converted 15 of his 19 field goal attempts. Kobe Bryant added 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Rick Fox tallied a season-high with eight assists. The Lakers outrebounded the Suns and shot.524% (43-82) from the field. The Suns were led by Stephon Marbury who scored a team-high 32 points and handed out six assists. LAKERS 99, Suns 90 Wednesday, January 29 America West Arena Game 43 (20-23) Behind Kobe Bryant s 40-point effort, the Lakers snapped the Phoenix Suns 11-game home winning streak with a victory at America West Arena. Bryant, who added five rebounds and four assists in logging a game-high 46 minutes, scored 25 second-half points, 14 in the fourth quarter. Shaquille O Neal added 25 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots while Robert Horry matched a season-high with 16 points. O Neal, who was whistled for four fouls in the third quarter, went to the bench with three minutes remaining in the period. Phoenix responded, cutting the Lakers lead to on a pair of Stephon Marbury free-throws with 10:34 to play. But O Neal returned with a dunk and follow-up tip while Bryant matched Marbury down the stretch as the Lakers pulled away in the final minutes. Marbury led Phoenix with 33 points and a game-high 10 assists while Shawn Marion posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. LAKERS 115, Phoenix 113 Sunday, April 6 STAPLES Center Game 77 (46-31) Overcoming a five-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation and again turning to Kobe Bryant who hit a game winning jump shot with 28 seconds left in overtime, Los Angeles clinched a playoff berth as they defeated the Phoenix Suns at STAPLES Center. The Lakers, now in the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year, earned their 12 th straight home-win despite Stephon Marbury s 40-point outburst. Bryant, who also was responsible for knotting the game in regulation with a 13-foot jumper from the right baseline, finished with a team-high 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Shaquille O Neal, who saw double-teams most of the night, added 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds, handed out a season-high tying seven assists and blocked six shots in the victory. Derek Fisher scored 20 points while Devean George came off the bench to contribute 15 points. The Suns had all five starters score in double-figures. Marbury, who had a game-high 40 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists for Phoenix. Shawn Marion tallied 18 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in the loss. 95

78 WESTERN CONFERENCE SUNS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (44-38) PHOENIX SUNS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Marbury Marion Stoudemire Hardaway Johnson Jacobsen Tsakalidis Gugliotta Outlaw Williams Voskuhl Langhi Brown Ford SUNS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Marbury C 34T 16C Marion Stoudemire C 24C 11C 15C 21C 4C 38C Hardaway Johnson T 20C 8C 9C 11 7T 27C Jacobsen C 13C 7C 9C 4C 4C 19C Tsakalidis Gugliotta Outlaw Williams C Voskuhl T 7C 10C 13 2T 20 Langhi T 4 17 Brown Ford SUNS OPPONENTS

79 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. SUNS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (3-1) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PHOENIX -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher Horry Fox George Walker Pargo Rush Madsen Shaw Medvedenko Murray LAKERS SUNS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Bryant C 32C C 9 40C O'Neal T 40 Fisher C 16C 6 8 6C 6 20C Horry T Fox C 16 George T 12 2C 2T C Walker C 8C 16 2C 15 Pargo C 2C 0C 0C 0C 0C 4C Rush C 6C 0C 0C 5C 2C 6C Madsen C Shaw Medvedenko Murray LAKERS SUNS

80 WESTERN CONFERENCE SUNS vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (1-3) PHOENIX SUNS VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Marbury Marion Stoudemire Hardaway Tsakalidis Johnson Williams Outlaw Jacobsen Voskuhl Langhi Brown Ford SUNS LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Marbury C C Marion C C 32 Stoudemire C 14C 5C 9C 10C 1C 17C Hardaway Tsakalidis Johnson C 15C 4C 4C 6C 3 12C Williams Outlaw T 7T Jacobsen C 5C 2C 3C 2C 2C 9C Voskuhl C 2T 8 2C 11 Langhi T 10 Brown Ford SUNS LAKERS

81 WESTERN CONFERENCE PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. TRAILBLAZERS (2-2) TRAILBLAZERS STAFF Head Coach Maurice Cheeks Assistant Coaches Herb Brown Caldwell Jones Jim Lynam Dan Panaggio Athletic Trainer Jay Jensen Director of Communications Mike Hanson DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB POR L Bryant - 25 Bryant - 10 Wallace - 28 Wells - 7 LAL W Bryant - 33 Bryant - 14 Anderson - 24 Davis - 10 LAL W Bryant - 40 O Neal - 12 Wells - 25 Davis - 9 POR L Bryant/O Neal - 36 O Neal - 11 Wells - 29 Davis LAKERS VS. TRAILBLAZERS - TEAM LEADERS PLAYOFF ROSTER Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 1 Derek Anderson G /18/74 Kentucky Antonio Daniels G /19/75 Bowling Green Dale Davis F /25/69 Clemson Jeff McInnis G /22/74 North Carolina Ruben Patterson F /31/75 Cincinnati Scottie Pippen F /25/65 Central Arkansas Zach Randolph F /16/81 Michigan State Arvydas Sabonis C /19/64 Lithuania 6 3 Damon Stoudamire G /03/73 Arizona Rasheed Wallace F/C /17/74 North Carolina Bonzi Wells G/F /20/76 Ball State Qyntel Woods F /16/81 Northeast Mississippi CC 02 R * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje, Chris Dudley, Charles Smith SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS Bryant O Neal Bryant TRAILBLAZERS Wallace Davis Stoudamire PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Trail Blazers have met 11 times in the postseason (1977, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002) with Los Angeles advancing on nine occasions ( 83, 85, 89, 91, 97, 98, 00, 01, 02)...Los Angeles won the most recent series 3-0 in the First Round of the 2002 Playoffs...the Lakers have eliminated the Blazers in five of the last six seasons (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002). ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Trail Blazers in Los Angeles 22-4 LAKERS vs. Trail Blazers in Portland LAKERS vs. Trail Blazers overall LAKERS largest margin of victory 23 - April 27, 1985 ( ) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 29 - May 22, 2000 (106-77) 100

82 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. BLAZERS REVIEW Portland 102, LAKERS 90 Wednesday, October 30 Rose Garden Game 2 (0-2) The Lakers were on the wrong end of a 20-0 run midway through the second quarter and were defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Los Angeles led by two points (29-27) before the Portland run and found themselves trailing by 18 (29-47) before they registered any more points. Portland led by 20 points for most of the game before the Lakers late run cut the winning margin to 12 points. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with his second consecutive double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Slava Medvedenko added 15 points and a career-high nine rebounds in the loss. Portland was led by Rasheed Wallace who tallied a game-high 28 points. Damon Stoudamire added 16 points, six assists and six rebounds. LAKERS 98, Portland 95 (OT) Friday, November 3 STAPLES Center Game 4 (2-2) Behind the second consecutive triple-double from Kobe Bryant, the Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime, Los Angeles trailed by eight points (69-77) with 5:11 remaining in the game before going on a 12-4 run to tie the game at 81 with 54.8 seconds in the game. Bryant converted two free throws with 4.5 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a two point lead (85-83), but Derek Anderson hit a 22-foot jumper to force overtime. The Lakers scored the first seven points of overtime before holding on for the win. With game-highs in points (33), rebounds (14) and assists (12), Bryant tallied the fifth tripledouble of his career. Devean George scored six of his career-high 25 points in overtime and also played a career-high 47 minutes. Portland was led by Derek Anderson who scored a team-high 24 points and Rasheed Wallace who registered 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists. LAKERS 92, Portland 84 Friday, February 21 Rose Garden Game 54 (29-25) Welcoming Shaquille O Neal back to the lineup Friday night, the Lakers extended their win streak to three games and grabbed sole possession of the eighth playoff spot with a victory over the Portland Trailblazers at STAPLES Center. O Neal, who had missed the previous three games due to a sore toe and knee, logged 44 minutes, scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in his return. Kobe Bryant again led the Lakers with 40 points, extending his streak of consecutive games scoring 40 or more points to eight. It was his twelfth consecutive game scoring 35 or more points. In addition, Bryant also tied his season-high with five steals. Los Angeles, who held a seven-point lead at halftime, saw their lead quickly become a five-point deficit as Portland opened the third period on a 12-0 run. The Lakers trailed by one with just under four minutes remaining when Bryant hit a three-point jumper that sent Los Angeles on a 15-6 run to close the game. Portland was led by Bonzi Wells 25 points and Rasheed Wallace s 23 points in the loss. Portland 101, LAKERS 99 Sunday, April 13 The Rose Garden Game 80 (48-32) In a game with eight lead changes, all of which occurred in the final period, Rasheed Wallace s three-pointer with 4.1 seconds proved to be the difference as the Lakers suffered a serious setback in their battle for playoff position with a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at The Rose Garden. Los Angeles used a 10-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to claim their first lead of the game at with 7:05 remaining. Portland responded and extended their lead to four late in the period after Bonzi Wells knocked down a three-point jumper with 1:28 left in regulation. Kobe Bryant, who scored 32 of his 36 points in the second half, answered with a three-pointer of his own. Following two free-throws by Devean George putting the Lakers back up by one, Rasheed Wallace made a 16-foot turnaround jumper to give the Blazers a one point lead. Bryant, not to be outdone, knocked down a 21-foot jumper from the top of the key with 34.4 seconds. With the shot clock winding down, Damon Stoudamire missed a desperation 22-footer, but Dale Davis collected the rebound and Portland, swinging the ball around the top of the arc from right to left, found Wallace for the game winning three. Bryant and Shaquille O Neal led Los Angeles in scoring with 36 points a piece but were the only two Lakers in double-figures. Wells led Portland with 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field while Wallace added 21 points for the victorious Blazers. The Lakers split the season series with the Blazers

83 WESTERN CONFERENCE BLAZERS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (50-32) PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Wallace Wells Anderson Pippen Randolph Patterson Davis Stoudamire Sabonis McInnis Daniels Woods Smith Boumtje-Boumtje Dudley BLAZERS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Wallace T 12T Wells C 14T 9 37C Anderson C Pippen Randolph C 25C 7C 8C 20C 3C 31C Patterson Davis Stoudamire Sabonis McInnis Daniels Woods C 9C 2C 4C 5C 3C 14C Smith Boumtje-Boumtje T 5 Dudley BLAZERS OPPONENTS

84 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. BLAZERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. PORTLAND -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal George Samake Medvedenko Fisher Shaw Horry Madsen Walker Rush Fox Pargo Murray LAKERS TRAIL BLAZERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Bryant C 32C 13T 14T 14C 12C 40C O'Neal C George C 18C 5C 7C 8C 5C 25C Samake C 6C 2C 2C 7C 2C 10C Medvedenko C 13C 3C 4C 9C 2C 15C Fisher Shaw Horry Madsen T 3C 4C 4C 5 1T 6C Walker C 8C Rush C 6C 0C 0C 2C 1C 7C Fox Pargo C 5C 0C 0C 1C 4C 2C Murray LAKERS TRAIL BLAZERS

85 WESTERN CONFERENCE BLAZERS vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Wallace Wells Anderson Stoudamire Pippen Patterson McInnis Sabonis Daniels Davis Woods Randolph TRAIL BLAZERS LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Wallace C Wells T 14C 10 5C 33 Anderson C 30 Stoudamire Pippen Patterson McInnis Sabonis Daniels C 8C Davis Woods C 3C 0C 0C 1C 0C 4C Randolph C 7C 1 2 2T 0T 4C TRAIL BLAZERS LAKERS

86 WESTERN CONFERENCE SACRAMENTO KINGS KINGS STAFF Head Coach Rick Adelman Assistant Coaches John Wetzel Elston Turner Terry Porter Athletic Trainer Pete Youngman Director, Media Relations Troy Hanson REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. KINGS (2-2) DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB LAL L Bryant/O Neal - 27 O Neal - 17 Stojakovic - 26 Webber - 15 SAC W Bryant - 38 O Neal - 10 Stojakovic - 36 Turkoglu - 7 SAC L Bryant - 34 Bryant/O Neal - 13 Webber - 26 Webber - 11 LAL W Bryant - 34 O Neal - 16 Bibby/Webber - 24 Webber LAKERS VS. KINGS - TEAM LEADERS SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS Bryant O Neal Bryant KINGS Stojakovic Webber Christie PLAYOFF ROSTER Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 10 Mike Bibby G /13/78 Arizona Doug Christie G/F /09/70 Pepperdine Keon Clark C/F /16/75 Nevada-Las Vegas Vlade Divac C /03/68 Serbia Lawrence Funderburke F /15/70 Ohio State Bobby Jackson G /13/73 Minnesota Jim Jackson F/G /14/70 Ohio State Scot Pollard C /12/75 Kansas Predrag Stojakovic G/F /09/77 Serbia 4 5 Hidayet Turkoglu G/F /19/79 Efes Pilsen (Turkey) 2 3 Gerald Wallace F /23/82 Alabama Chris Webber F /01/73 Michigan 95 9 * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Mateen Cleaves, Damon Jones, Brent Price PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Kings have met four times in the postseason (1984, 2000, 2001 and 2002) with Los Angeles advancing on all four occasions the Lakers defeated the Kings 3-0 in 1984 while the franchise was still located in Kansas City, 3-2 in the First Round of the 2000 playoffs, 4-0 in the Western Conference Semfinals in 2001 and 4-3 in the Western Conference Finals in ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Kings in Los Angeles 9-1 LAKERS vs. Kings in Sacramento 5-4 LAKERS vs. Kings overall 14-5 LAKERS largest margin of victory 24 - April 22, 2000 (113-89) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 13 - May 2, 2000 (88-101), 13 - May 24, 2002 (90-103) 106

87 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. KINGS REVIEW Sacramento 105, LAKERS 99 Wednesday, December 25 STAPLES Center Game 30 (11-19) Los Angeles fell cold in the second half, converting only 33.3% of their field goals, and was defeated by the Sacramento Kings at STAPLES Center. The Lakers held a four-point lead at halftime (53-49) and were tied with the Kings with 8:57 remaining in the game, but were unable to hold off a late Kings run that saw Sacramento outscore Los Angeles down the stretch. Shaquille O Neal and Kobe Bryant each tallied 27 points, with O Neal grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds, while Bryant tied his career-high with 15 rebounds. Derek Fisher added 15 points and three assists. The Kings were led by Peja Stojakovic who scored a team-high 26 points and Chris Webber who tallied 25 points and 15 rebounds. LAKERS 124, Sacramento 113 Friday, January 31 ARCO Arena Game 44 (21-23) Kobe Bryant (38) and Shaquille O Neal (36) combined to score 74 of the Lakers season-high 124 points in leading Los Angeles to a victory over the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. Bryant added five rebounds and five assists, while O Neal converted 12 of his 13 free throw attempts and added 10 rebounds and a game-high six assists. Rick Fox scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers hold off the Kings. Los Angeles led for most of the contest but Sacramento managed to cut the lead to one point with (96-95) with 8:18 remaining in the game. The Lakers then scored the next seven straight points to give them an eight-point lead (103-95). Sacramento was never able to get closer than five points throughout the rest of the contest. The Kings were led by Peja Stojakovic who scored a team-high 36 points before fouling out in the fourth period. Mike Bibby chipped in with 21 points. The victory marked just the second time this season that the Lakers have won consecutive games on the road Toronto and Denver). Sacramento 107, LAKERS 99 Thursday, March 20 ARCO Arena Game 67 (38-29) Shaquille O Neal became the fifth youngest and only the 28 th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points Thursday night but the Lakers, who were outscored in the final quarter, lost the final game of a season-long six game road trip to the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena. O Neal posted his 35 th double-double of the season with 28 points and 13 rebounds while Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 34 points and 13 rebounds, his 22 nd double-double this year. Derek Fisher (14) was the only other Laker to score in double-figures as the team shot a mere.385 from the field. Sacramento, who led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, saw their lead cut to three at half and actually trailed by two heading into the fourth quarter. The final period was a seesaw battle until Chris Webber s two free-throws with 4:02 remaining put the Kings up by one and ultimately for good. Webber led the Kings with 26 points and 11 rebounds while Peja Stojakovic (23 points) and Mike Bibby (19 points) came up big for the Kings down the stretch. Sacramento leads the season series 2-1. LAKERS 117, Sacramento 104 Thursday, April 10 STAPLES Center Game 79 (48-31) With five-game winning streaks on the line for both teams, Los Angeles came out with theirs still in tact, winning for the sixth straight time and extending their unbeaten streak to 14 games at home as the Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 34 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out six assists while Shaquille O Neal posted his 44 th double-double of the season with 32 points and 16 rebounds, continuing the Lakers impressive march towards the postseason. Despite O Neal going scoreless in the third quarter, Los Angeles managed to pull away from the Kings behind Bryant s 12 points and Fisher s 11 in the quarter. Fisher finished with 17 points on 5-of-7 three point shooting in addition to dishing out a game-high eight assists. Robert Horry (11 points, eight rebounds) and Devean George (nine points, eight rebounds) played major roles for the Lakers off the bench, giving Los Angeles a 2-2 tie in the season series. Mike Bibby and Chris Webber each scored 24 points for Sacramento while Peja Stojakovic added 20 points in the loss. The Kings set an opponent season-high for free-throws made in the contest with 39, converting all but three of their attempts. Los Angeles shot 20 fewer foul shots but converted 50 percent (9-of-18) of its three-point field goals to Sacramento s 7.7 percent (1-of-13). 107

88 WESTERN CONFERENCE KINGS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (59-23) SACRAMENTO KINGS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Webber Stojakovic Bibby B. Jackson Divac Christie J. Jackson Clark Turkoglu Wallace Jones Pollard Funderburke Cleaves KINGS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Webber Stojakovic C 29 14C 14T Bibby B. Jackson C 25 8T 9C C Divac Christie T 35 J. Jackson Clark T 29 Turkoglu Wallace C C 10C 4C 21C Jones Pollard Funderburke Cleaves KINGS OPPONENTS

89 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. KINGS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal Fisher George Fox Horry Walker Madsen Shaw Pargo Rush Medvedenko Murray LAKERS KINGS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Bryant C 12T 15C 15C 8 40 O'Neal T 16C 20 6T 42 Fisher C 8C 19 George T 13 4C 6C 8C 2T 10C Fox Horry Walker Madsen C 9C 2 2 6C 3C 8C Shaw Pargo C 2C 0C 0C 0C 2C 2C Rush C 3C 0C 0C 2C 1C 4C Medvedenko Murray LAKERS KINGS

90 WESTERN CONFERENCE KINGS vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (2-2) SACRAMENTO KINGS VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Stojakovic Webber Bibby B. Jackson J. Jackson Christie Wallace Divac Clark Jones Pollard Turkoglu KINGS LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Stojakovic T 26 10C 10C C Webber Bibby C 10C C B. Jackson J. Jackson Christie Wallace C 10T C Divac T Clark T Jones Pollard Turkoglu KINGS LAKERS

91 WESTERN CONFERENCE SAN ANTONIO SPURS SPURS STAFF Head Coach Gregg Popovich Assistant Coaches Mike Brown Mike Budenholzer P.J. Carlesimo Athletic Trainer Will Sevening Director of Media Services Tom James REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. SPURS (0-4) DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB LAL L Bryant 27 Bryant 10 Rose 16 Rose 11 SA L Bryant 24 Walker 10 Jackson 28 Duncan 18 LAL L Bryant 44 Horry 15 Duncan 28 Duncan 20 SA L O Neal 32 O Neal 12 Duncan 27 Duncan LAKERS VS. SPURS - TEAM LEADERS TEAM SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS Bryant Walker Bryant SPURS Duncan Duncan Parker Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 12 Bruce Bowen F /14/71 Cal State Fullerton Speedy Claxton G /08/78 Hofstra Tim Duncan F/C /25/76 Wake Forest Danny Ferry F /17/66 Duke Emanuel Ginobili G /28/77 Argentina R 3 Stephen Jackson G/F /05/78 Oak Hill (VA) 2 25 Steve Kerr G /27/65 Arizona Tony Parker G /17/82 Racing Club Paris 1 50 David Robinson C /06/65 Navy Malik Rose F /23/74 Drexel Steve Smith G /31/69 Michigan State Kevin Willis C /06/62 Michigan State * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Mengke Bateer PLAYOFF ROSTER PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Spurs have met eight times in the postseason (1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2002) with Los Angeles advancing on six occasions ( 82, 83, 86, 88, 01, 02)...Los Angeles won the most recent series when they defeated the Spurs 4-1 in the 2002 Western Conference Semi- Finals...overall the Lakers have won 24-of-35 playoff games against San Antonio...in Los Angeles, the Lakers have won only five of their last ten playoff games against the Spurs. ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Spurs in Los Angeles 12-7 LAKERS vs. Spurs in San Antonio 12-4 LAKERS vs. Spurs overall LAKERS largest margin of victory 47 - April 17, 1986 (135-88) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 16 - May 6, 1995 (94-110) 112

92 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. SPURS REVIEW Spurs 87, LAKERS 82 Tuesday, October 29 STAPLES Center Game 1 (0-1) Trailing by three points heading into the fourth quarter, the Lakers were unable to mount a comeback and dropped their first season opener in 11 years, losing to the San Antonio Spurs at STAPLES Center. San Antonio used a 17-6 fourth quarter run to take its biggest lead of the game (10) with 3:38 to play. Los Angeles pulled to within six and had two chances to cut the lead but a blocked shot and turnover sealed the Spurs victory. Kobe Bryant posted a double-double in the loss, leading all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. The Spurs were led by a balanced team attack and had three players post doubledoubles: Malik Rose (16 points, 10 rebounds), Tim Duncan (14 points and 10 rebounds) and David Robinson (13 points and 10 rebounds). The short-handed Lakers minus starters Shaquille O Neal and Rick Fox struggled on offense, shooting a mere.318 from the field but stayed close by holding the Spurs to just.366 shooting from the field. Devean George (10) and Stanislav Medvedenko (11) were the only other Lakers in double figures scoring while Samaki Walker pulled down 10 rebounds and scored seven points. This was the Lakers first opening night loss since a November 1, 1991 loss at Houston. The defeat also ended a 15-game regular season home winning streak dating back to February 19, 2002 versus Boston. Spurs 95, LAKERS 88 Wednesday, November 20 SBC Center Game 12 (3-9) The Lakers squandered a three-point fourth quarter lead and were defeated in their first trip to San Antonio s SBC Center. Los Angeles led for most of the first half and was up to start the fourth quarter, but the Spurs went on a 22-8 run to take an 11-point lead (78-89). The run was keyed by Stephen Jackson who scored 11 of his career-high 28 points in the final period. Jackson converted eight-of-10 three-pointers to set an individual opponent s high against the Lakers. Los Angeles was led by Kobe Bryant who registered team-highs in points (24) and assists (seven) and also grabbed eight rebounds. Samaki Walkers grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds, while Rick Fox added 16 points and Robert Horry chipped in with 14. The Spurs were led by Jackson who tallied his 28 points in 29 minutes off of the bench and Tim Duncan who scored 16 points and tallied a game-high 18 rebounds. San Antonio 103, LAKERS 95 Friday, February 14 STAPLES Center Game 50 (26-24) Despite Kobe Bryant s eighth consecutive game with 35-plus points (44 points), the Lakers fell to the San Antonio Spurs Friday night at STAPLES Center, snapping their seven-game win streak. The Spurs became the first team in NBA history to win seven straight games in one road trip by outscoring the Lakers by eight points in the third quarter, which also proved to be the final margin of victory. Bryant, who led all scorers with 44 points, had help from Shaquille O Neal who tallied 21 points and six blocked shots. San Antonio was paced by Tim Duncan s 28 point 20 rebound performance. Tony Parker added 24 points and six assists while Stephen Jackson continued his hot shooting against the Lakers, making 4-of-4 from three-point range en route to 16 points. Robert Horry came off the bench to tally team-highs in rebounds (15) and assists (6) for the Lakers in the loss. San Antonio 98, LAKERS 89 Sunday, March 23 SBC Center Game 69 (39-30) Kobe Bryant (31) and Shaquille O Neal (32) both recorded 30+ points but it was not enough as the Lakers fell victim to the San Antonio Spurs for the fourth time this season losing at the SBC Center. After trailing by sixteen (69-53) entering the fourth quarter, the Lakers with the help of fifteen points from Bryant, managed to close to within five with 2:50 remaining in the game. The Spurs however would not let the Lakers get any closer as they went on to record the win, sweeping the season series with Los Angeles for the first time since the season. The Lakers were led by O Neal s 32 points (game-high) and twelve rebounds. The Spurs, who had six players finish the game in double-digits, were led by Tim Duncan s 27 points and game-high 17 rebounds. The Lakers recorded a season-low 12 assists in the loss. 113

93 WESTERN CONFERENCE SPURS SEASON STATISTICS Through April 16 (60-22) SAN ANTONIO SPURS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Duncan Parker Jackson Rose Robinson Ginobili Bowen Smith Claxton Willis Kerr Ferry Brown Goldwire Bateer SPURS OPPONENTS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Duncan C Parker C 23C 11C 14C 10 13C 32C Jackson C 18T 8C 10C 11T 7C 28C Rose C 21C C 6C 34C Robinson Ginobili C 14C 6C 8C 7C 8C 20C Bowen C C 21T Smith Claxton C 8C 9C 11C 23 Willis Kerr Ferry Brown T Goldwire Bateer SPURS OPPONENTS

94 WESTERN CONFERENCE LAKERS vs. SPURS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (0-4) LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SAN ANTONIO -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Bryant O'Neal George Fisher Horry Fox Medvedenko Walker Shaw Murray Samake Madsen Pargo Rush LAKERS SPURS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEASON) PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Bryant C 41C 9 12C 10T 8 44C O'Neal George T 9C 6C 6C 7T 2C 10C Fisher C 10 8T Horry C 9 23 Fox T Medvedenko C 3T 4C 5C 2 12 Walker Shaw Murray Samake T 3T T 3 Madsen T Pargo C 2C 0C 0C 2C 3C 2C Rush C 3C 0C 0C 3C 1C 2C LAKERS SPURS C

95 WESTERN CONFERENCE SPURS vs. LAKERS SEASON STATISTICS SEASON SERIES (4-0) SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS. L.A. LAKERS -FIELD GOALS- -3-POINT FG-- -FREE THROWS- --REBOUNDS-- PLAYER G GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST PF DQ STL TO BLK PTS AVG Duncan Parker Jackson Rose Ginobili Smith Robinson Claxton Bowen Willis Kerr Ferry Goldwire SPURS LAKERS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS AVERAGE PER GAME CAREER HIGHS (C=SET, T=TIED THIS SEA- SON)- PLAYER MIN REB AST ST TO BL PTS MIN REB AST STL TO BLK PTS FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PTS Duncan C 8 29 Parker C 16C 10C 10C 5C 6C 24C Jackson C 18C 7C 8C 6C 4C 28C Rose C 10T 12C 3 19 Ginobili C 9C 4C 8C 3C 3C 14C Smith Robinson Claxton C 10C 3C 6C 5C 4C 13C Bowen C 9T 2 6C 7T 3T 10T Willis Kerr Ferry Goldwire SPURS C LAKERS

96 WESTERN CONFERENCE UTAH JAZZ JAZZ STAFF Head Coach Jerry Sloan Assistant Coaches Phil Johnson Gordon Chiesa Kenny Natt Athletic Trainer Gary Briggs Director of Media Relations Kim Turner REGULAR SEASON RESULTS vs. JAZZ (3-1) DATE SCORE W/L HI SCORER HI REB OPP HI SCORER OPP HI REB UTAH L O Neal 23 O Neal 15 Malone 29 Malone 15 LAL W O Neal 32 O Neal 11 Kirilenko 30 Malone/Kirilenko - 8 LAL W Bryant 42 O Neal 13 Malone 26 Malone - 9 UTAH W Bryant 40 Bryant/George 6 Malone 25 Malone/Ostertag LAKERS VS. JAZZ - TEAM LEADERS TEAM SCORING LEADER REBOUNDING LEADER ASSIST LEADER LAKERS Bryant O Neal Bryant JAZZ Malone Malone Stockton PLAYOFF ROSTER Num Name Pos H W DOB College NBA Years 13 John Amaechi F/C /26/67 Penn State Carlos Arroyo G /30/79 Florida International Calbert Cheaney G/F /17/71 Indiana Matt Harpring F/G /31/76 Georgia Tech Mark Jackson G /01/65 St. John s (N.Y.) Andre Kirilenko F /18/81 Russia 1 32 Karl Malone F /24/63 Louisiana Tech Tony Massenburg C/F /13/67 Maryland Greg Ostertag C /06/73 Kansas Scott Padgett F /19/76 Kentucky DeShawn Stevenson G /03/81 Washington Union HS 2 12 John Stockton F /26/62 Gonzaga * Injured as of 4/16/03 - Curtis Borchardt, Jarron Collins, Raul Lopez PLAYOFF HISTORY The Lakers and Jazz have met three times in the postseason (1988, 1997 and 1998), with Los Angeles advancing on one occasion (1988 Western Conference Semi-Finals 4-3)...Utah eliminated Los Angeles from the playoffs in two consecutive seasons: in the1997 Western Conference Semi-Finals 1-4 and in the1998 Western Conference Finals 0-4)...the Jazz sweep of the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals in 1998 included a victory in Game 1, which is the largest margin of defeat (35 points) by the Jazz over the Lakers in the postseason. ALLTIME PLAYOFF RESULTS LAKERS vs. Jazz in Los Angeles 4-4 LAKERS vs. Jazz in Utah 1-7 LAKERS vs. Jazz overall 5-11 LAKERS largest margin of victory 25 - May 3, 1990 (109-88) LAKERS largest margin of defeat 35 - May 16, 1998 (77-112) 118