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Los Angeles Lakers History: Playoff Performances

The complete list with the performance of the Lakers in each playoff series they have played since 1948

In 70 NBA seasons, the Lakers won 16 championships and missed the Playoffs only 10 times, making 60 appearances in the postseason. Their overall playoff record is 438-296

Lakers History in the NBA Playoffs:

2017-18
DNQ

2016-17
DNQ

2015-16
DNQ

2014-15
DNQ

2013-14
DNQ

2012-13
Lost to San Antonio, 4-0, first round

2011-12
Defeated Denver, 4-3, first round
Lost to Oklahoma City, 4-1, conference semifinals

2010-11
Defeated New Orleans, 4-2, first round
Lost to Dallas, 4-0, conference semifinals

Lakers NBA Champions 2009-10
Defeated Oklahoma City, 4-2, first round
Defeated Utah, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated Phoenix, 4-2, conference finals
Defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA finals

Lakers NBA Champions 2008-09
Defeated Utah, 4-1, first round
Defeated Houston, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeated Denver, 4-2, conference finals
Defeated Orlando, 4-1, NBA finals

2007-08
Defeated Denver, 4-0, first round
Defeated Utah, 4-2, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-1, conference finals
Lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA finals

2006-07
Lost to Phoenix, 4-1, first round

2005-06
Lost to Phoenix, 4-3, first round

2004-05
DNQ

2003-04
Defeated Houston, 4-1, first round
Defeated San Antonio, 4-2, conference semifinals
Defeated Minnesota, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA finals

2002-03
Defeated Minnesota, 4-2, first round
Lost to San Antonio, 4-2, conference semifinals

Lakers NBA Champions 2001-02
Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated San Antonio, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Sacramento, 4-3, conference finals
Defeated New Jersey, 4-0, NBA finals

Lakers NBA Champions 2000-01
Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated Sacramento, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1999-00
Defeated Sacramento, 3-2, first round
Defeated Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Portland, 4-3, conference finals
Defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Finals

1998-99
Defeated Houston, 3-1, first round
Lost to San Antonio, 4-0, conference semifinals

1997-98
Defeated Portland, 3-1, first round
Defeated Seattle, 4-1, conference semifinals
Lost to Utah, 4-0, conference finals

1996-97
Defeated Portland, 3-1, first round
Lost to Utah, 4-1, conference semifinals

1995-96
Lost to Houston, 3-1, first round

1994-95
Defeated Seattle, 3-1, first round
Lost to San Antonio, 4-2, conference semifinals

1993-94
DNQ

1992-93
Lost to Phoenix, 3-2, first round

1991-92
Lost to Portland, 3-1, first round

1990-91
Defeated Houston, 3-0, first round
Defeated Golden State, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Portland, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Finals

1989-90
Defeated Houston, 3-1, first round
Lost to Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals

1988-89
Defeated Portland, 3-0, first round
Defeated Seattle, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated Phoenix, 4-0, conference finals
Lost to Detroit, 4-0, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1987-88
Defeated San Antonio, 3-0, first round
Defeated Utah, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeated Dallas, 4-3, conference finals
Defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Final

Lakers NBA Champions 1986-87
Defeated Denver, 3-0, first round
Defeated Golden State, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Seattle, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals

1985-86
Defeated San Antonio, 3-0, first round
Defeated Dallas, 4-2, conference semifinals
Lost to Houston, 4-1, conference finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1984-85
Defeated Phoenix, 3-0, first round
Defeated Portland, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Denver, 4-1, conference finals
Defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals

1983-84
Defeated Kansas City, 3-0, first round
Defeated Dallas, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Phoenix, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals

1982-83
Defeated Portland, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-2, conference finals
Lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1981-82
Defeated Phoenix, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated San Antonio, 4-0, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Finals

1980-81
Lost to Houston, 2-1, first round

Lakers NBA Champions 1979-80
Defeated Phoenix, 4-1, conference semifinals
Defeated Seattle, 4-1, conference finals
Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Finals

1978-79
Defeated Denver, 2-1, first round
Lost to Seattle, 4-1, conference semifinals

1977-78
Lost to Seattle, 2-1, first round

1976-77
Defeated Golden State, 4-3, first round
Lost to Portland, 4-0, conference semifinals

1975-76
DNQ

1974-75
DNQ

1973-74
Lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, conference semifinals

1972-73
Defeated Chicago, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeate Golden State, 4-1, conference finals
Lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1971-72
Defeated Chicago, 4-0, conference semifinals
Defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, conference finals
Defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Finals

1970-71
Defeated Chicago, 4-3, conference semifinals
Lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, conference finals

1969-70
Defeated Phoenix, 4-3, conference semifinals
Defeated Atlanta, 4-0, conference finals
Lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Finals

1968-69
Defeated San Francisco, 4-2, division semifinals
Defeated Atlanta, 4-1, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals

1967-68
Defeated Chicago, 4-1, division semifinals
Defeated San Francisco, 4-0, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals

1966-67
Lost to San Francisco, 3-0, division semifinals

1965-66
Defeated St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals

1964-65
Defeated Baltimore, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Finals

1963-64
Lost to St. Louis, 3-2, division semifinals

1962-63
Defeated St. Louis, 4-3, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals

1961-62
Defeated Detroit, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals

1960-61
Defeated Detroit, 3-2, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 4-3, division finals

1959-60
Defeated Detroit, 2-0, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 4-3, division final

1958-59
Defeated Detroit, 2-1, division semifinals
Defeated St. Louis, 4-2, division finals
Lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Finals

1957-58
DNQ

1956-57
Lost to St. Louis 1-0, division tiebreaker
Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, division semifinals
Lost to St. Louis, 3-0, division finals

1955-56
Defeated St. Louis 1-0, second-place game
Lost to St. Louis, 2-1, division semifinals

1954-55
Defeated Rochester, 2-1, division semifinals
Lost to Fort Wayne, 3-1, division finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1953-54
Defeated Rochester and Fort Wayne, 3-0, round-robin
Defeated Rochester, 2-1, division finals
Defeated Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1952-53
Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Fort Wayne, 3-2, division finals
Defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1951-52
Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Rochester, 3-1, division finals
Defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Finals

1950-51
Defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, division semifinals
Lost to Rochester, 3-1, division finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1949-50
Defeated Rochester, first-place game
Defeated Chicago, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, division finals
Defeated Anderson, 2-0, NBA Semifinals
Defeated Syracuse, 4-2, NBA Finals

Lakers NBA Champions 1948-49
Defeated Chicago, 2-0, division semifinals
Defeated Rochester, 2-0, division finals
Defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Finals

 
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