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2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season Head coach Owner(s) Arena Results Record Place 65–17
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Phil Jackson Jerry Buss Staples Center

1st (Pacific) Conference: 1st
Division: (Western)

Playoff finish

Conference Finals
(1–1, ongoing)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

Local media Television Radio < 2007–08 Home: FSN West HD Away: KCAL 9 HD AM 570 KLAC 2009–10 >

Los Angeles Lakers seasons The 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers season is the 63rd season of the franchise, 61st in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 48th in Los Angeles. The Lakers recorded the best record in the Western Conference for the second year in a row and 30th time in franchise history. With 65 wins they recorded the third most wins in franchise history, the most wins since 2000, and improved by 8 games from last season The Lakers sold out all 41 home games for the season.

• : On the road in a game against the Cavaliers the Lakers ended the Cavaliers 23 home game winning streak. • : 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend took place. • : The Lakers clinched the Pacific Division title with a win over the San Antonio Spurs.[2] • : The Lakers matched last season’s win total (57) with 11 games remaining with a win over the Detroit Pistons. • : The Lakers clinched the top record in the Western Conference with a win against the New Jersey Nets for their 58th win.[3] • : The Lakers played their first playoff game of the season against the Utah Jazz. • : The Lakers win their Western Conference First Round series 4-1 over the Utah Jazz, advancing to the Conference Semi-Finals. • : The Lakers defeat the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals and advance to play the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.

Offseason
Injuries
Following the 2007–08 NBA season, the Lakers faced two key injuries in the offseason. Andrew Bynum, who missed the second half of the season and playoffs was rehabilitating and working on conditioning. Trevor Ariza, who also missed the second half of the season, but later returned in the playoffs also had to work back into shape. Both players played on opening day. During the 2007-08 season, Kobe Bryant suffered a tear in his right pinkie finger. At the time, Bryant decided to forgo surgery and play out the rest of the season and participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He eventually chose to not to have surgery and let the hand heal naturally.[4]

Key dates
• : The 2008 NBA Draft took place in New York City, New York. • : The free agency period started. • : The Lakers pre-season started with a game against the Utah Jazz. • : The Lakers played their season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. • : With a 17–2 season start, the Lakers tied their record for best opening in franchise history.[1] • : Kobe Bryant scored 61 points the most ever scored at Madison Square Garden.

Signings
Sasha Vujacic was the first member of the Lakers to sign a contract with the team in the

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Round 2 Pick 58 Player Joe Crawford Position Shooting guard

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Nationality United States College Kentucky

offseason. Still, contract negotiations dragged on longer then usual because he wasn’t signed to a tender offer from another team as a restricted free agent. Vujacic considered playing in Europe, but ultimately signed a 3 year contact worth $15 million with the Lakers.[5] Andrew Bynum, who is signed for the 2008-09 season, signed a 4 year contract extension for $57.4 million.[6] DJ Mbenga resigned with the team for one year for approximately $850,000.[7] Josh Powell was also signed to a one year contract to replace the departed Ronny Turiaf [8] The Lakers 2007 NBA Draft pick Sun Yue, spent the entire 07-08 season playing for the Beijing Olympians in the ABA. He also played for China in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the offseason the Lakers signed him to a 2 year deal.[9] Joe Crawford, C.J. Giles, Brandon Heath, and Dwayne Mitchell were all signed to the Lakers roster but released before the season began.[10][11][12]

2013. The trade saves the Lakers approximately $2 million in salary and luxury tax money.[17]

Draft picks
Due to the midseason trade for Pau Gasol in February 2008, the Lakers only had a second round draft pick in 2008.[18] With it they selected Joe Crawford from Kentucky. He signed with the Lakers on August 27, 2008,[19] but was waived October 22, during the 2007-08 pre-season.[20] He currently plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.

Roster
Los Angeles Lakers roster Players Pos. # 3.0 SF 1.5 G 2.0 SG 5.0 C 1.5 G 1.0 PG 4.5 F/C 5.0 C 3 Nat. Name USA Ariza, Trevor Brown, Shannon Bryant, Kobe (C) Bynum, Andrew Farmar, Jordan Fisher, Derek Gasol, Pau Ht. Wt. From UCLA 80 6 ft 8 210 lb in (95 kg) (2.03 m) 76 6 ft 4 211 lb in (96 kg) (1.93 m) 78 6 ft 6 205 lb in (93 kg) (1.98 m)

Departures
The most notable departure was last year’s backup power forward Ronny Turiaf to the Golden State Warriors. As a restricted free agent, the Lakers were allowed to match any offer that another team gave Turiaf. The Lakers chose not to match the 4 year $17 million offer the Warriors gave.[13][14] Ira Newble, who the Lakers picked up midway through the 2007-08 season,[15] was not resigned and as of January 2008 is still a free agent. Coby Karl was also cut from the roster with Sun Yue replacing him.[9]

12 USA

Michiga State

24 USA

Lower Merion HS (PA)

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84 7 ft 0 285 lb St. in (129 kg) Joseph (2.13 m) HS (NJ)* 74 6 ft 2 180 lb in (82 kg) (1.88 m) 73 6 ft 1 205 lb in (93 kg) (1.85 m) UCLA

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Trades
On February 7, Vladimir Radmanović was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in return for Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown. The deal was made largely to save money to be able to resign players during the off-season, notably Trevor Ariza.[16] On February 18, backup center Chris Mihm was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for a conditional second round draft pick in

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Arkansa Little Rock

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84 7 ft 0 260 lb Spain in (118 kg) (2.13 m) 84 7 ft 0 255 lb DR in (116 kg) Congo (2.13 m)

28 COD IlungaMbenga, Didier

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(Ohio State) Athletic trainer(s) 3.5 7 USA Odom, 82 6 ft 230 lb Rhode • Gary F Lamar 10 in (104 kg) Island Vitti (2.08 m) (Utah) 4.5 21 USA Powell, 81 6 ft 9 225 lb North Legend F/C Josh in (102 kg) Carolina • Team (2.06 m) State captain 1.5 18 SLO Vujačić, 79 6 ft 7 195 lb Slovenia • Unsigned G Sasha in (88 kg) draft pick (2.01 m) • Free agent • Suspended 3.0 4 USA Walton, 80 6 ft 8 232 lb Arizona • SF Luke in (105 kg) Lakers in a home Injured the Trail Blazers. game vs. Roster • (2.03 m) Transactions 1.5 9 CHN Sun Yue 79 6 ft 7 205 lb China Bynum starting and swingman TreWith Last transacG in (93 kg) vor Ariza healthy, the team started off the tion: (2.01 m) season with 2009-02-18 a 7-0 record. A week later they tied the record for best start in franchise history. They were unable to break the record the next game, losing to the Sacramento Kings on the road. After peaking at a 21-3 record the Lakers played 4 games in 5 days on Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive the road. They finished the road trip with a D. J. C Andrew Josh sub-par 2-2 record and were facing a reBynum Powell Mbenga match of last year’s finals against the Boston Celtics on Christmas day. Under the national Lamar PF Pau spotlight the two teams kept the game close Odom Gasol well into the fourth quarter, where the Adam SF Trevor Luke Lakers finally pulled away in the last 2:48 of Walton Morrison Ariza the game. Phil Jackson earned his 1,000th caSasha SG Kobe reer win in the game. The Lakers went to win Bryant Vujačić 10 of 11 games, before losing back to back against the San Antonio Spurs and the OrJordan Shannon Sun Yue PG Derek lando Magic. Fisher Farmar Brown The losses revealed how injuries to role players Luke Walton and Jordan Farmar could affect the Lakers. Jackson eventually benched the under-performing Radmanović and was replaced by Walton in the starting When the Lakers made it all the way to the filineup.[23] Walton was chosen as starter benals without starter Andrew Bynum, they cause of his good passing skills and Jackson were seen as the favorites from the Western wanted to emphasize ball movement in the Conference to make the trip in 2009. The offense. Andrew Bynum was also criticized team’s original starting lineup was:[21] for his poor play, including a 1 rebound perC - Andrew Bynum formance against the Houston Rockets on PF - Pau Gasol January 13. Bynum responded by going five SF - Vladimir Radmanović straight games with a double-double includSG - Kobe Bryant ing a career best 42 points against the Los PG - Derek Fisher Angeles Clippers.[24] Around the same time Having Radmanović start at SF instead of Kobe Bryant also recorded two triple-doubles Odom was seen as a way to space out the offor the first and second time in his career fense since two 7-footers, Bynum and Gasol, [22] since 2005. Aside from the team record, anwere in the starting lineup. other result of the team’s success was Kobe 3.5 F 6 USA Morrison, 80 6 ft 8 205 lb Adam in (93 kg) (2.03 m) Gonzaga

Depth chart

Season summary

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Bryant, Pau Gasol and Phil Jackson being selected to play and coach in the 2009 NBA AllStar Game. Bryant was named the All-Star MVP along with former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won 17 of 19 games. On January 31, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Bynum left the game with an injured right knee after he was hit by Bryant driving to the basket. An MRI scan revealed he has a tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks.[25] To adjust to the injury Pau Gasol moved from power forward to center to replace Bynum and Lamar Odom was put into the starting lineup as power forward to replace Gasol. On February 7 the Lakers traded Vladimir Radmanović to the Charlotte Bobcats for Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown. Radmanović saw his role decrease drastically when he was taken out of the starting lineup, often coming in behind Walton and Trevor Ariza. After playing 27 of their first 46 games at home (a league high) the Lakers are on the road for 22 of 31 games; which started with a 6 game road trip and ending with a 7 game road trip. The Lakers won the first six games on the road, including wins against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland’s only home loss of the season). After the All-Star break, the Lakers won six straight games, but then went 2-5 including going 0-3 on the road. The Lakers redeemed themselves by winning two road games in two days; including a win against the Houston Rockets who were on a 12 game home winning streak and their Western rivals (and second seeded team in the West) the San Antonio Spurs. In March, after recommending Phil Jackson to, Luke Walton was moved to the bench and was replaced with Trevor Ariza. Jackson hoped he can spark the bench activity which dwindled throughout the year. The change has caused a surge in Ariza’s production and allowed Walton to play less minutes against opposing teams’ starting players. The Lakers were dealing with giving up leads in games and receiving inconsistent production from the reserves.[26][27][28] After spending the entire season with the best record in the Western Conference the Lakers clinched the top record in the Western Conference on March 27. Since then

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they were in a race with the Cleveland Cavaliers to finish with the best record in the league and secure home court advantage throughout the playoffs.[29] With a loss to the Sixers on March 17, the Lakers fell to second place overall. They eventually conceded and locked up the second best record in the league in April. On April 9, Bynum returned to the Lakers after missing 31 games. His first game back he started and scored 16 points off of 7-11 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds.[29]

Post season
Utah Jazz
The Lakers went 65–17, and clinched the Pacific Division and home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. In the first round, the Lakers faced the eightseeded Utah Jazz. In Games 1 and 2 at Staples Center, the Lakers won both games. The Lakers would lose in Game 3, following a game winner from Deron Williams. All three games saw the Lakers give up big leads. After a 5-24 performance in Game 3, Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in Game 4 on 16 of 24 shooting in a win against the Utah Jazz. The Lakers won the series in Game 5 with a 107-96 win at home.[30] Luke Walton injured himself and his out at least one week with a partial ligament tear in his left ankle.[30]

Houston Rockets
In the second round the Lakers faced the Houston Rockets. In Game 1, the Lakers fell behind in the first quarter and never got into a rhythm.[31] As a result they lost their first home game of the postseason. The Lakers rebounded in Game 2 behind Bryant’s 40 point performance and a double double by Gasol and tied the series up at 1 win each.[32] The game was very intense and physical as Derek Fisher of the Lakers and Ron Artest got ejected and technical fouls assessed to Bryant, Artest, Luis Scola, Luke Walton and Lamar Odom.[32] The series moved to Houston for Game 3 which the Lakers won 108-94 to retake home court advantage in the series. The Lakers went on to lose Game 4 87-99, despite Rockets center Yao Ming being missing the game (and rest of the series) with an injury.[33] In Game 5 the Lakers blew out the Rockets by 40 points, tying the Rockets worst

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Pacific Division c-Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Sacramento Kings # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Western Conference Team Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Hornets Utah Jazz Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Clippers Sacramento Kings W 65 46 29 19 17 L 17 36 53 63 65

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PCT GB .793 — .561 19 .354 36 .232 46 .207 48 Home 36–5 28–13 21–20 11–30 11–30 Road 29–12 18–23 8–33 8–33 6–35 Div 14–2 11–5 6–10 2–14 7–9 GP 82 82 82 82 82

W 65 54 54 54 53 50 49 48 46 29 24 24 23 19 17

L 17 28 28 28 29 32 33 34 36 53 58 58 59 63 65

PCT .793 .659 .659 .659 .646 .610 .598 .585 .561 .354 .293 .293 .280 .232 .207

GB – 11 11 11 12 15 16 17 19 36 41 41 42 46 48

GP 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82

loss in franchise history.[34] Game 6 in Houston was decisively won by the Rockets 95-80. The Rockets jumped out to a 21-3 lead to start the game and were up at half time by 16.[35] Game 6 was the most watched basketball game ever on ESPN.[36] The finals game of the series was played in Los Angeles on May 17. The Lakers routed the Rockets and won the game 89-70. With 2:30 left in the game the Lakers were up 89-58 and Bryant sat out for most of the 4th quarter. Kobe Bryant scored 14 points his lowest amount of playoff points. In each game of the series the team that led at the first quarter won the game.[37]

Kobe scored 18 of his 40 points in that quarter to lead the Lakers to a 105-103 to take a 1-0 series lead. In Game 2 the Lakers took a 41-27 lead in the second quarter. In the final minutes of the second quarter the Nuggets went on a 14-2 run to get themselves within 1. Ever since that the game was close. The Nuggets were able to get a win at Staples Center 106-103 which gave the Lakers their second home loss of the postseason.

Regular season
Season standings Game log
2008–09 season game log October: 2–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 1–0) November: 12–1 (Home: 8–1; Road: 4–0)

Denver Nuggets
In the third round the Lakers faced the Denver Nuggets. In Game 1, the Lakers fell behind in the first quarter by as many as 13. In the second quarter the Lakers found their rythm and took a 55-54 lead at halftime. In the fourth quarter the game was close and

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Game Date 1 October 28 October 29 Team Portland Score High points W 96–76

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High High rebounds assists Location Record Attendance Staples Center 18,997 1–0

Kobe Bry- Kobe Bry- Jordan ant (23) ant (11) Farmar (6)

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W Kobe Bry- Pau Pau Gasol Staples 117–79 ant (16) Gasol, (6) Center Andrew 19,060 Bynum (9)

2–0

December: 11–4 (Home: 7–0; Road: 4–4) January: 12–4 (Home: 7–3; Road: 5–1) February: 11–2 (Home: 4–0; Road: 7–2) March: 10–5 (Home: 4–1; Road: 6–4) April: 7–1 (Home: 5–0; Road: 2–1) 2008–09 season schedule

• Kobe Bryant was named the 2009 NBA AllStar MVP with former teammate Shaquille O’Neal.[41]

Weekly/Monthly
• Phil Jackson was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in October and November.[42] • Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from December 22 to December 28.[43] • Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Month for December 2008.[44] • Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from January 5 to January 11.[45] • Andrew Bynum was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from January 19 to January 25.[46] • Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for January 2009.[47] • Pau Gasol was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from February 2 to February 8.[48] • Pau Gasol was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from February 16 to February 27.[49] • Pau Gasol was named Western Conference Player of the Month for February.[50] • Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from March 9 to March 15.[51]

Playoffs
2009 playoff game log First Round: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1) Conference Semifinals: 4–3 (Home: 3–1; Road: 1–2) Conference Finals: 1–1 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–0) 2009 playoff schedule </noinclude>

Season
• Updated through March 26, 2009. *Stats after being traded to the Lakers. †Stats before being traded from the Lakers.

Playoffs

Awards and records
Awards
All-Star
• Phil Jackson was named the Western Conference coach for the 2009 NBA AllStar Game. It his his fourth time coaching an All-Star team and second time with the Los Angeles Lakers.[38] • Kobe Bryant was voted to his 11th consecutive NBA All-Star Game as a starter.[39] • Pau Gasol was selected to his second NBA All-Star Game.[40]

European awards
Pau Gasol won two of the three major continent-wide annual awards for European players in 2008: • On January 1, 2009, he was named by the Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport as the winner of the Euroscar Award.[52] • On February 19, 2009, he was named FIBA Europe Player of the Year.[53]

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Game Date 3 Team Score W 104–97 W 106–88 High points Kobe Bryant (33) Kobe Bryant (27)

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Pau Gasol Derek (16) Fisher (4) Andrew Bynum (17) Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher (3) Location Record Attendance Pepsi Center 19,651 Staples Center 18,997 3–0

November @ Denver 1 November L.A. 5 Clippers

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4–0

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November Houston 9 November @ Dallas 11

W 111–82 W 106–99

Kobe Bryant (23) Kobe Bryant (27)

Pau Gasol Jordan (15) Farmar (6) Pau Gasol Derek (11) Fisher, Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar (3) Lamar Kobe Odom (9) Bryant (6)

Staples Center 18,997 American Airlines Center 20,391

5–0

6

6–0

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November @ New 12 Orleans

W 93–86

Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher (20) Kobe Bryant (29)

New Or7–0 leans Arena 18,239

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November Detroit 14

L 95–106

Pau Gasol Kobe Staples (10) Bryant, Center Pau 18,997 Gasol (6) Andrew Bynum (9) Kobe Bryant (6) Staples Center 18,997

7–1

9

November Chicago 18 November @ Phoenix 20

W Pau 116–109 Gasol (34) W 105–92 Kobe Bryant (24) Kobe Bryant (29)

8–1

10

Lamar Pau US Airways 9–1 Odom, Gasol (9) Center Pau Gasol 18,422 (9) Andrew Bynum (13) Andrew Bynum (5) Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 10–1

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November Denver 21

W 104–90

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November Sacramento W Kobe 23 118–108 Bryant (24) November New Jersey W 25 120–93 Pau Gasol (26)

Trevor Ar- Kobe iza (11) Bryant (6)

11–1

13

Pau Gasol Kobe Staples (8) Bryant, Center Trevor 18,997 Ariza (4)

12–1

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14 November Dallas 28 November Toronto 30 W Kobe 114–107 Bryant (35) W 112–99 Pau Gasol (24)

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Andrew Bynum (10) Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom (10) Kobe Bryant (5) Kobe Bryant (7) Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 13–1

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14–1

Records
• Phil Jackson reached 1,000 career wins on December 25, 2008 against the Boston Celtics. With 1,423 games coached, he became the fastest coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 wins, surpassing former Lakers coach Pat Riley.[54] • With a 17–2 season start, the Lakers tied their record for best opening in franchise history.[55] • On February 2, Kobe Bryant scored 61 points against the New York Knicks, making it the most points scored at Madison Square Garden ever.[56] • On February 8, the Lakers became the first team in NBA history to win back-toback games on the road (Boston and Cleveland), against teams with .800-plus win percentage at least 40 games into the season.[57] • On February 10, at 30 years, 171 days of age, Kobe Bryant surpassed Wilt Chamberlin (30 years, 176 days) as the youngest player to score 23,000 points in his career.[58] • On February 22, Kobe Bryant moved past Elgin Baylor into 20th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.[59] • On February 24, Kobe Bryant moved past Adrian Dantley into 19th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.[60] • On March 6, Kobe Bryant moved past Robert Parish into 18th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.[61] • On March 27 Phil Jackson coached 728 games for the Los Angeles Lakers, surpassing the franchise record set by Pat Riley.[3] • On April 10, Kobe Bryant moved past Charles Barkley into 17th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

Trades
February To Los Angeles 7, 2009 Lakers Adam Morrison, Shannon Brown February To Los Angeles 18, 2009 Lakers Conditional second round draft pick in 2013 To Charlotte Bobcats Vladimir Radmanović To Memphis Grizzlies Chris Mihm

Free Agents
Additions Subtractions

References

Transactions
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Game Date 16 Team Score High points

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High High rebounds assists Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (9) Lamar Odom (5) Location Record Attendance Conseco Fieldhouse 16,412 14–2

December @ Indiana 2

L Kobe 117–118 Bryant (28)

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December @ W Kobe 3 Philadelphia 114–102 Bryant (32)

Pau Gasol Kobe (13) Bryant, Derek Fisher, Trevor Ariza, Andrew Bynum (4) Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (10) Andrew Bynum (14) Kobe Bryant (7)

Wachovia Center 19,119

15–2

18

December @ W Kobe 5 Washington 106–104 Bryant (23)

Verizon Center 20,173

16–2

19

December Milwaukee 7

W 105–92

Kobe Bryant (20)

Kobe Bryant (8)

Staples Center 18,997

17–2

20

December @ L Kobe 9 Sacramento 101–113 Bryant (28) December Phoenix 10 W Pau 115–110 Gasol (28)

Pau Gasol Trevor ARCO Arena 17–3 (12) Ariza (4) 16,068 Andrew Bynum (11) Lamar Odom (7) Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 18–3

21

22

December Sacramento W Kobe 12 112–103 Bryant (32) December Minnesota 14 W 98–86 Kobe Bryant (26)

Pau Gasol Luke (11) Walton (8) Pau Gasol Pau (11) Gasol, Derek Fisher (6) Lamar Odom (12) Derek Fisher (7)

19–3

23

20–3

24

December New York 16 December @ Miami 19

W Kobe 116–114 Bryant (28) L 87–89 Kobe Bryant (28) L Kobe 103–106 Bryant (41)

Staples Center 18,997 American Airlines Arena 19,600 Amway Arena 17,461

21–3

25

Pau Gasol Derek (11) Fisher (4) Kobe Bry- Derek ant, Fisher Lamar (4) Odom (8)

21–4

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December @ Orlando 20

21–5

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27 December @ Memphis W 22 105–96 December @ New 23 Orleans December Boston 25 December Golden 28 State W 100–87 W 92–83 Kobe Bryant (36) Kobe Bryant (26) Kobe Bryant (27)

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Pau Gasol Pau FedExForum 22–5 (7) Gasol (6) 17,456 Lamar Lamar Odom (8) Odom (5) Kobe Bry- Derek ant (9) Fisher (7) Andrew Bynum (10) New Orleans Arena 18,405 Staples Center 18,997 23–5

28

29

24–5

30

W Kobe 130–113 Bryant (31)

Pau Staples Gasol (7) Center 18,997

25–5

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Game Date 31 Team Score High points

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Location Record Attendance 26–5

January 2 Utah

W Kobe 113–100 Bryant (40) W 100–86 Kobe Bryant (26)

Pau Gasol Pau Staples (11) Gasol (6) Center 18,997 Andrew Bynum (10) Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (8) Derek Fisher (5) Kobe Bryant (7) Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997

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January 4 Portland

27–5

33

January 6 New Orleans

L Kobe 105–116 Bryant (39)

27–6

34

January 7 @ Golden State January 9 Indiana

W Pau 114–106 Gasol (33) W Kobe 121–119 Bryant (36) W Andrew 108–105 Bynum (24)

Pau Gasol Derek (18) Fisher (8) Pau Gasol Kobe (11) Bryant (13) Pau Gasol Derek (18) Fisher (11)

Oracle Arena 19,596 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997

28–6

35

29–6

36

January 11 January 13

Miami

30–6

37

@ Houston W Kobe 105–100 Bryant (33)

Kobe Bry- Kobe Toyota ant, Pau Bryant, Center Gasol (7) Pau 18,557 Gasol, Lamar Odom (4) Kobe Bry- Kobe ant (7) Bryant (10) Kobe Bry- Kobe ant (13) Bryant (11) Pau Gasol Kobe (13) Bryant (12) Andrew Bynum (15) Andrew Bynum (14) Andrew Bynum (11) Kobe Bryant (12) Derek Fisher (8) Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher (4) AT&T Center 18,797 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 19,627 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997

31–6

38

January 14 January 16 January 19 January 21 January 22 January 25

@ San Antonio Orlando

L Kobe 111–112 Bryant (29) L Kobe 103–109 Bryant (28) W 105–88 W 108–97 Pau Gasol (22) Andrew Bynum (42) Andrew Bynum (23) Kobe Bryant (22)

31–7

39

31–8

40

Cleveland

32–8

41

@ L.A. Clippers

33–8

42

Washington W 117–97 San Antonio W 99–85

34–8

43

35–8

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44 January 27 January 30 January 31 Charlotte L Kobe 110–117 Bryant (2OT) (38) W Kobe 132–119 Bryant (30) Kobe Bryant (25)

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
Andrew Bynum (14) Andrew Bynum (15) Derek Fisher (6) Kobe Bryant (5) Staples Center 18,997 Target Center 19,111 35–9

45

@ Minnesota

36–9

46

@ Memphis W 115–98

Pau Gasol Kobe (8) Bryant (7)

FedExForum 37–9 18,119

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Game Date 47 Team Score High points

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol (14) Pau Gasol, Luke Walton (5) Location Attendance Record

February @ New 2 York

W Kobe 126–117 Bryant (61)

Madison Square 38–9 Garden 19,763

48

February @ Toronto W Kobe 4 115–107 Bryant (36)

Pau Gasol Kobe (15) Bryant, Luke Walton (5) Pau Gasol Kobe (14) Bryant, Derek Fisher (5) Lamar Odom (17) Lamar Odom (18) Lamar Odom (19) Pau Gasol (6) Jordan Farmar (5) Kobe Bryant, Jordan Farmar (4) Pau Gasol (10)

Air Canada Centre 19,800

39–9

49

February @ Boston W Kobe 5 110–109 Bryant (OT) (26)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

40–9

50

February @ W 8 Cleveland 101–91 February Oklahoma W 10 City 105–98 February @ Utah 11

Lamar Odom (28) Kobe Bryant (34)

Quicken Loans Arena 20,562 Staples Center 18,997

41–9

51

42–9

52

L Kobe 109–113 Bryant (37)

EnergySolutions 42–10 Arena 19,911

53

February Atlanta 17

W 96–83

Lamar Odom (15)

Lamar Odom (20)

Staples Center 18,997 Oracle Arena 20,007 Staples Center 18,997 Target Center 19,177 Ford Center 19,136

43–10

54

February @ Golden W Kobe 18 State 129–121 Bryant (30) February New 20 Orleans W Kobe 115–111 Bryant (OT) (39)

Pau Gasol Kobe (13) Bryant (9) Lamar Odom (17) Lamar Odom (14) Pau Gasol (6) Kobe Bryant (7)

44–10

55

45–10

56

February @ W Kobe 22 Minnesota 111–108 Bryant (28) February @ Ok24 lahoma City February Phoenix 26 W 107–93 Kobe Bryant (36)

46–10

57

Lamar Pau Odom, Gasol Pau Gasol (6) (8) Lamar Kobe Odom, Bryant Pau Gasol (8) (9)

47–10

58

W Lamar 132–106 Odom (23)

Staples Center 18,997

48–10

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
59 February @ Denver L 79–90 Kobe 27 Bryant (29) Lamar Odom (19)

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
Derek Fisher (5) Pepsi Center 19,920 48–11

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Game Date 60 March 1 Team @ Phoenix Score High points

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Location Record Attendance

L Kobe 111–118 Bryant (49) W 99–89 W 110–90 Kobe Bryant (31) Kobe Bryant (23)

Kobe Bry- Lamar US Airways 48–12 ant (11) Odom (5) Center 18,422 Lamar Odom (13) Lamar Staples Odom (8) Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 49–12

61

March 3

Memphis

62

March 6

Minnesota

Pau Gasol Kobe (9) Bryant, Luke Walton (4) Pau Gasol Jordan (13) Farmar, D. J. Mbenga (4) Josh Pow- Kobe ell (9) Bryant (6) Pau Gasol Kobe (11) Bryant (6)

50–12

63

March 9

@ Portland

L 94–111

Kobe Bryant (26)

Rose Garden 20,573

50–13

64

March 11 March 12

@ Houston

W 102–96 W 102–95

Kobe Bryant (37) Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol (23)

Toyota Center 18,449 AT&T Center 18,797

51–13

65

@ San Antonio

52–13

66

March 15 March 17 March 19

Dallas

W Kobe 107–100 Bryant (28)

Lamar Odom (14) Lamar Odom (11)

Derek Fisher (6)

Staples Center 18,997

53–13

67

Philadelphia L 93–94 Pau Gasol (25) Golden State W Kobe 114–106 Bryant, Pau Gasol (21) W Kobe 117–109 Bryant (28) Kobe Bryant (19) Kobe Bryant (30) Pau Gasol (36)

Pau Staples Gasol (6) Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997

53–14

68

Pau Gasol Jordan (14) Farmar (7)

54–14

69

March 21 March 24 March 26

@ Chicago

Pau Gasol Kobe (10) Bryant (7)

United Center 23,011

55–14

70

@ OkW lahoma City 107–89 @ Detroit W 92–77

Pau Gasol Pau Ford Center 56–14 (14) Gasol (7) 19,136 Pau Gasol Kobe (11) Bryant, Lamar Odom (7) Pau Gasol, Lamar Kobe Bryant (9) The Palace of Auburn Hills 22,076 57–14

71

72

March 27

@ New Jersey

W 103–95

Izod Center 58–14 19,990

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2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
Odom (11)

73

March 29

@ Atlanta

L 76–86 Pau Gasol (21)

Pau Gasol Lamar (11) Odom, Kobe Bryant (4)

Philips Arena 20,148

58–15

74

March 31

@ Charlotte L 84–94 Kobe Bryant (25)

Pau Gasol Pau Time 58–16 (11) Gasol (7) Warner Cable Arena 19,568 High High rebounds assists Lamar Odom (10) Lamar Odom (11) Lamar Odom (10) Kobe Bryant (4) Kobe Bryant (7) Kobe Bryant, Jordan Farmar (5) Location Record Attendance Bradley Center 18,717 Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 59–16

Game Date 75 April 1

Team @ Milwaukee Houston

Score W 104–98 W 93–81 W 88–85

High points Kobe Bryant (30) Pau Gasol (23) Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom (18)

76

April 3

60–16

77

April 5

L.A. Clippers

61–16

78

April 7

@ W Pau Sacramento 122–104 Gasol (26) Denver W Kobe 116–102 Bryant (33) Kobe Bryant (32) Andrew Bynum (18)

Pau Gasol Luke (12) Walton (9)

Arco Arena 17,317

62–16

79

April 9

Pau Gasol Lamar Staples (19) Odom (4) Center 18,997 Lamar Odom (10) Luke Walton (8) Rose Garden 20,681 Staples Center 18,997

63–16

80

April 10

@ Portland W 106–98 Memphis W 92–75

63–17

81

April 12

Pau Gasol Kobe (13) Bryant, Lamar Odom, Luke Walton (4)

64–17

82

April 14

Utah

W Andrew 125–112 Bynum (22)

Pau Gasol Pau Staples (9) Gasol (6) Center 18,997

65–17

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Game Date 1 April 19 Team Utah Score High points

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Pau Gasol Kobe (9) Bryant (8) Location Attendance Staples Center 18,997 Series 1–0

W Kobe 113–100 Bryant (24) W Kobe 119–109 Bryant (26) L 86–88 Lamar Odom (21) W 108–94 W 107–96 Kobe Bryant (38) Kobe Bryant (31)

2

April 21

Utah

Trevor Ar- Kobe Staples Center iza, Kobe Bryant, 18,997 Bryant (9) Pau Gasol (9) Lamar Odom (14) Lamar Odom (15) Lamar Odom (15) Kobe Bryant (6)

2–0

3

April 23

@ Utah

EnergySolutions 2–1 Arena 19,111

4

April 25

@ Utah

Lamar EnergySolutions 3–1 Odom (6) Arena 19,111 Trevor Staples Center Ariza, 18,997 Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom (4) 4–1

5

April 27

Utah

Game Date 1 May 4

Team Houston

Score High points

High High rebounds assists

Location Series Attendance 0–1

L Kobe Bry- Pau Gasol Kobe Bry- Staples 92–100 ant (32) (13) ant, Pau Center Gasol (4) 18,997 W Kobe Bry- Pau Gasol Luke Staples 111–98 ant (40) (14) Walton (5) Center 18,997 W Kobe Bry- Lamar Luke Toyota 108–94 ant (33) Odom (13) Walton (7) Center 18,495 L 87–99 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Kobe Bry- Toyota (30) (9) ant (5) Center 18,495 Staples Center 18,997

2

May 6

Houston

1–1

3

May 8

@ Houston @ Houston Houston

2–1

4

May 10

2–2

5

May 12

W Kobe Bry- Pau Gasol Jordan 118–78 ant (26) (13) Farmar (6) L 80–95 W 89–70

3–2

6

May 14

@ Houston Houston

Kobe Bry- Lamar Kobe Bry- Toyota ant (32) Odom (14) ant (3) Center 18,501 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Kobe Bry- Staples (21) (18) ant (5) Center 18,997

3–3

7

May 17

4–3

17

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Game Date 1 May 19 Team Denver Score High points

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
High High rebounds assists Pau Gasol Derek (14) Fisher (6) Pau Gasol Luke (17) Walton (4) Location Series Attendance Staples Center 18,997 Staples Center 18,997 Pepsi Center Pepsi Center Staples Center Pepsi Center Staples Center If necessary If necessary If necessary 1–0

W Kobe 105–103 Bryant (40) L Kobe 103–106 Bryant (32)

2

May 21

Denver

1–1

3 4 5 6 7

May 23 May 25 May 27 May 29 May 31

@ Denver @ Denver Denver @ Denver Denver

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Player GP GS 9 0 MPG 24.2 4.3 FG% .472 .500 3P% .339 .500

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
FT% .693 RPG 4.3 APG 1.9 0.2 SPG 1.70 0.00 BPG 0.28 0.10 PPG 9.0 1.8

Ariza, Trevor 71 Trevor Ariza Brown, Shannon Shannon Brown* 10

1.000 0.7

Bryant, Kobe 71 Kobe Bryant Bynum, Andrew Andrew Bynum Farmar, Jordan Jordan Farmar 46

71 46

36.3 29.1

.470 .558

.340 .000

.865 .703

5.4 8.2

4.9 1.5

1.41 0.39

0.48 1.87

27.6 14.0

54

0

19.0

.413

.349

.591

1.9

2.5

0.96

0.19

7.0

Fisher, 71 Derek Derek Fisher Gasol, Pau Pau Gasol Mbenga, Didier Illunga- DJ Mbenga 70 16

71

30.6

.430

.422

.860

2.4

3.4

1.13

0.07

10.5

70 0

36.8 8.5

.569 .528

.500 .000

.782 .875

9.5 1.5

3.6 0.4

0.56 0.63

0.97 1.13

18.7 2.8

Mihm, Chris 18 Chris Mihm† Morrison, Adam Adam Morrison* 5

0 0

5.8 6.4

.375 .400

.000 .333

.857 .500

1.9 1.6

0.6 0.6

0.06 0.00

0.33 0.00

2.0 2.0

Odom, 67 Lamar Lamar Odom Powell, Josh Josh Powell 50

25

29.3

.495

.321

.606

8.1

2.6

1.04

1.31

11.0

1 28

11.8 16.8

.473 .444

.000 .441

.750 .852

2.9 2.5

0.5 0.8

0.14 0.61

0.32 0.15

4.5 5.9

Radmanovic, 46 Vladimir Vladimir Radmanović† Sun Yue Sun 10 Yue Vujacic, 69 Sasha Sasha Vujačić Walton, Luke Luke Walton 54

0 0

2.8 16.0

.273 .382

.000 .356

.000 .914

0.0 1.8

0.2 1.5

0.10 0.93

0.10 0.09

0.6 5.6

34

17.8

.432

.333

.707

2.5

2.4

0.44

0.17

5.0

19

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Player Josh Powell[62] Player Ronny Turiaf Coby Karl Ira Newble Signed August 14 Left July 18 July 1 July 1

2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers season
Former team Los Angeles Clippers New team Golden State Warriors free agent free agent

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