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Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season 2002-2003

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Regular Season Record: 50 wins - 32 losses
Western Conference Playoff Standing: 5 th
Playoffs first round rival: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
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Pacific Division Standings
W L
DIF
Streak 
SAC 59 23 -- won 2
LAL 50 32 9 won 2
POR 50 32 9 lost 1
PHO 44 38 15 lost 2
SEA 40 42 19 won 1
GSW 38 44 21 lost 4
LAC 27 55 32 won 3
Team leaders:
 points: Kobe 30.0
 reb.: Shaq 11.1
 assist.: Kobe 5.9
 steals: Kobe 2.21
 blocks: Shaq 2.37
 fg %: Shaq .574
 ft %: Kobe .843
 3pt %: Fisher .401

Next games:
4/20 at Minnesota
4/22 at Minnesota
4/24 vs Minnesota
4/27 vs Minnesota


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2002/2003 Roster

NEWS AND NOTES
Apr 16:
Kobe Bryant made some franchise history and the Lakers finished the regular season by moving up a spot for the playoffs... Bryant scored 44 points as the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 117-111 on Wednesday night, earning the fifth seed in the Western Conference... Los Angeles lost 19 of its first 30 games and had many wondering if the three-time defending champions would even make the playoffs. But the Lakers went 39-13 since December 25 and barely missed gaining home-court advantage in the playoffs... Bryant ended the regular season with a scoring average of 30.0. He is the third Laker in history to average at least as many, the first since Jerry West scored 31.2 points per game in the 1969-70 season. West averaged 30 four times, Elgin Baylor three times... Bryant also is the fifth NBA player to average at least 30 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The others: Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain... Kobe scroed 40 or more points 19 times this season...

Mar 28: Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson saw many spectacular performances by Michael Jordan. Now he marvels at Kobe Bryant... Kobe scored 55 points, the most in the NBA this season, as the Lakers defeated Jordan and the Washington Wizards 108-94 on Friday night... "That was an incredible demonstration," Jackson said. "It came to a point where there was that curiosity factor: Was he going to hit 80?" ... Bryant made everyone think of the possibilities when he scored 42 in the first half, breaking the team record for points in a half of 37, set by Elgin Baylor against the New York Knicks on Nov. 15, 1960... In that half Kobe made eight three-pointers and 14 of 19 field-goal attempts. The eight three-pointer tied a league record, set by Milwaukee's Tim Thomas two seasons ago, and tied by teammates Michael Redd and Ray Allen last season.

Mar 20: Sacramento was a witness while Shaquille O'Neal became the 28th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points. He finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Shaq got his 20,000th point on a turnaround jumper 65 seconds before halftime. The Kings didn't stop the game to announce the achievement, and when the public address announcer congratulated O'Neal at halftime, the announcement was drowned out by booing.

Mar 5: In the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' 97-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, a game won on Horry's 20-footer at the final buzzer, Bryant reached 10,000 points for his career, making him the youngest player in NBA history to reach that plateau.

Youngest Players to Reach 10,000 Points:
Kobe Bryant. L.A. Lakers (24 yrs., 193 days)
Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves (25 yrs., 148 days)
Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers (25 yrs., 341 days)
Michael Jordan, Chicago (25 yrs., 343 days)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee (25 yrs., 344 days)
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Atlanta (26 yrs., 17 days)

Feb 25:
One of the great scoring streaks in NBA history came to an end... Kobe Bryant settled for 32 points, failing to reach 40 for the first time in 10 games and failing to reach 35 for the first time in 14 contests... With his remarkable streak of scoring -- at least 40 points in 9 straight games-- Bryant equaled the best such streak of Michael Jordan, who did so early in the 1986-87 season... The only player with longer streaks of 40 or more points is Wilt Chamberlain. The NBA's fourth-leading career scorer, Chamberlain accomplished the feat in 14 straight games twice in the 1961-62 season and in 10 straight the following season... Bryant also scored at least 35 points in 13 consecutive games. Again, Chamberlain is the only player ahead of him in that department, having accomplished that feat in 33, 23 and 20 straight games...

Feb 9:
Kobe Bryant was fouled on a three-pointer with one second left in the first overtime and hit 2-of-3 from the line to force a second OT, where the West dominated on the way to a 155-145 victory over the East in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. Kobe finished with 22 points and Shaquille O'Neal posted 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Jan 24:
For the first time in his career Kobe Bryant received the most votes in NBA All-Star Balloting that determines starters for the 2003 NBA All-Star Game .Bryant received 1,474,386 votes out of the more than 4.5 million ballots cast.

Jan 7: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant set two NBA records: 12 three-point baskets, including a single-game record nine in a row, and the Lakers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 119-98...

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