Los Angeles Lakers Playoff History: Series by Year

This is a timeline with all the NBA postseason series played by the Los Angeles Lakers. It also includes data about how the team arrived to the Playoffs that year and the result of each series, since their first season in 1949 to the present.

In their 76 seasons in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers made the postseason 64 times. On those years they have played a total of 159 playoff series, of which they won 112 and lost 47, for a 70.4 winning percentge. Additionally, they also were part of a group with round robin format in 1954.

So far, they have reached the NBA Finals 32 times and have won 17 Championships.

Los Angeles Lakers Playoffs Timeline

2024 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (47-35 season record). They defeated the Pelicans in the Western Conference Play-In.

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Denver Nuggets 1-4 in the Western Conference First Round

2023 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (43-39 season record). They defeated the Timberwolves in the Western Conference Play-In.

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Denver Nuggets 0-4 in the Western Conference Finals

* The Nuggets ended up winning the Championship.

2022 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (33-49 season record, 11th in the Western Conference).

2021 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (42-30 season record). They defeated the Warriors in the Western Conference Play-In.

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Phoenix Suns 2-4 in the Western Conference First Round

2020 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (52-19 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2020, it was the 17th NBA title in franchise history.

2019 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (37-45 season record, 10th in the Western Conference).

2018 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (35-47 season record, 11th in the Western Conference).

2017 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (26-56 season record, 14th in the Western Conference).

2016 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (17-65 season record, 15th in the Western Conference).

2015 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (21-61 season record, 14th in the Western Conference).

2014 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (27-55 season record, 14th in the Western Conference).

2013 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (45-37 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the San Antonio Spurs 0-4 in the Western Conference First Round

2012 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference (41-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-3 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 1-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

2011 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the New Orleans Hornets 4-2 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Dallas Mavericks 0-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

* The Mavericks ended up winning the Championship.

2010 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Utah Jazz 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Boston Celtics 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2010, it was the 16th NBA title in franchise history.

2009 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (65-17 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Utah Jazz 4-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-3 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Orlando Magic 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2009, it was the 15th NBA title in franchise history.

2008 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Utah Jazz 4-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 2-4 in the NBA Finals

2007 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (42-40 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Phoenix Suns 1-4 in the Western Conference First Round

2006 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Western Conference (45-37 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Phoenix Suns 3-4 in the Western Conference First Round

2005 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (34-48 season record, 11th in the Western Conference).

2004 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Detroit Pistons 1-4 in the NBA Finals

2003 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Western Conference (50-32 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-2 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the San Antonio Spurs 2-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

* The Spurs ended up winning the Championship.

2002 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference (58-24 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Sacramento Kings 4-3 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the New Jersey Nets 4-0 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2002, it was the 14th NBA title in franchise history.

2001 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Sacramento Kings 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2001, it was the 13th NBA title in franchise history.

2000 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (67-15 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Sacramento Kings 3-2 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 4-3 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 2000, it was the 12th NBA title in franchise history.

1999 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Western Conference (31-19 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the San Antonio Spurs 0-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

* The Spurs ended up winning the Championship.

1998 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference (61-21 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Seattle Supersonics 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Utah Jazz 0-4 in the Western Conference Finals

1997 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Western Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Utah Jazz 1-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

1996 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Western Conference (53-29 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Houston Rockets 1-3 in the Western Conference First Round

1995 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Western Conference (48-34 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Seattle Supersonics 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the San Antonio Spurs 2-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

1994 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (33-49 season record, 9th in the Western Conference).

1993 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 8th seed in the Western Conference (39-43 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Phoenix Suns 2-3 in the Western Conference First Round

1992 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 8th seed in the Western Conference (43-39 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 1-3 in the Western Conference First Round

1991 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference (58-24 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Chicago Bulls 1-4 in the NBA Finals

1990 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (63-19 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Phoenix Suns 1-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

1989 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Seattle Supersonics 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Detroit Pistons 0-4 in the NBA Finals

1988 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Utah Jazz 4-3 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4-3 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1988, it was the 11th NBA title in franchise history.

1987 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (65-17 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Seattle Supersonics 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1987, it was the 10th NBA title in franchise history.

1986 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Houston Rockets 1-4 in the Western Conference Finals

1985 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1985, it was the 9th NBA title in franchise history.

1984 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (54-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Kansas City Kings 3-0 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 3-4 in the NBA Finals

1983 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (58-24 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 0-4 in the NBA Finals

1982 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1982, it was the 8th NBA title in franchise history.

1981 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Conference (54-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Houston Rockets 1-2 in the Western Conference First Round

1980 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (60-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Seattle Supersonics 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1980, it was the 7th NBA title in franchise history.

1979 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Western Conference (47-35 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Denver Nuggets 2-1 in the Western Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Seattle Supersonics 1-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

* The Supersonics ended up winning the Championship.

1978 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Western Conference (45-37 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Seattle Supersonics 1-2 in the Western Conference First Round

1977 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (53-29 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-3 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 0-4 in the Western Conference Finals

* The Trail Blazers ended up winning the Championship.

1976 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (40-42 season record, 6th in the Western Conference).

1975 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (30-52 season record, 9th in the Western Conference).

1974 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Western Conference (47-35 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 1-4 in the Western Conference Semifinals

1973 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Conference (60-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-3 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Lost to the New York Knicks 1-4 in the NBA Finals

1972 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Conference (69-13 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-2 in the Western Conference Finals
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1972, it was the 6th NBA title in franchise history.

1971 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Western Conference (48-34 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-3 in the Western Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 1-4 in the Western Conference Finals

* The Bucks ended up winning the Championship.

1970 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (46-36 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-3 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-0 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the New York Knicks 3-4 in the NBA Finals

1969 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (55-27 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the San Francisco Warriors 4-2 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-1 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 3-4 in the NBA Finals

1968 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (52-30 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-1 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the San Francisco Warriors 4-0 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 2-4 in the NBA Finals

1967 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Division (36-45 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the San Francisco Warriors 0-3 in the Western Division Semifinals

1966 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (45-35 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-3 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 3-4 in the NBA Finals

1965 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (49-31 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Baltimore Bullets 4-2 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 1-4 in the NBA Finals

1964 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Division (42-38 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 2-3 in the Western Division Semifinals

1963 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (53-27 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-3 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 2-4 in the NBA Finals

1962 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (54-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-2 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 3-4 in the NBA Finals

1961 Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (36-43 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 3-2 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 3-4 in the Western Division Finals

1960 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Western Division (25-50 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 2-0 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 3-4 in the Western Division Finals

1959 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (33-39 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 2-1 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-2 in the Western Division Finals
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    Lost to the Boston Celtics 0-4 in the NBA Finals

1958 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers didn't qualify for the Playoffs (19-53 season record, 4th in the Western Division).

1957 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (34-38 season record). They lost to the Hawks in the Western Division Tiebraker.

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 0-3 in the Western Division Finals

1956 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (33-39 season record). They defeated the Hawks in the Western Division Second Place Tiebraker.

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 1-2 in the Western Division Semifinals

1955 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (40-32 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Rochester Royals 2-1 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the Fort Wayne Pistons 1-3 in the Western Division Finals

1954 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (46-26 season record).

Round Robin:

In the 1954, and for the only time in NBA history, the playoffs included groups with round robin format instead of first round series. The Lakers defeated the Rochester Royals 1-0 and defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0 in the Western Division Round Robin.

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Rochester Royals 2-1 in the Western Division Finals
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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1954, it was the 5th NBA title in franchise history.

1953 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (48-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indianapolis Olympians 2-0 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons 3-2 in the Western Division Finals
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1953, it was the 4th NBA title in franchise history.

1952 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (40-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indianapolis Olympians 2-0 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Rochester Royals 3-1 in the Western Division Finals
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1952, it was the 3rd NBA title in franchise history.

1951 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Western Division (44-24 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indianapolis Olympians 2-1 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the Rochester Royals 1-3 in the Western Division Finals

* The Royals ended up winning the Championship.

1950 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Central Division (51-17 season record). They defeated the Royals in the Central Division First Place Tiebreaker.

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Stags 2-0 in the Central Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0 in the Central Division Finals
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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 4-2 in the NBA Finals
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    Defeated the Anderson Packers 2-0 in the Semifinals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1950, it was the 2nd NBA title in franchise history.

1949 Playoffs

The Minneapolis Lakers qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Western Division (44-16 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Stags 2-0 in the Western Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Rochester Royals 2-0 in the Western Division Finals
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    Defeated the Washington Capitols 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Lakers won the Championship in 1949, it was the 1st NBA title in franchise history.

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