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L.A. LAKERS 4 - SACRAMENTO 0
Western Conference, Best-of-Seven Semifinal Series
Game 1:
Lakers 108, Kings 105 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Lakers 96, Kings 90 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Lakers 103, Kings 81 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
Lakers 119, Kings 113 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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Phil Jackson calls the Kings' performance "gutsy."
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Rick Adelman gives the Lakers "tremendous credit."
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FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

The Kings have always shown little reverence for the Lakers' legacy, but have yet to win something that means anything. Could that change now? It's for the basketball bragging rights of California, and NBA.com analyst Bernie Bickerstaff has a preview of the semifinal series.
Lakers Animated Play Diagram: Driving
Kings Animated Play Diagram: All the Kings' Men
Lakers-Kings Head-to-Head Breakdown

Shaq and Kobe might get most of the opposing defense's attention, but the shooting of role players like Rick Fox, Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw might spell the difference for the Lakers.

Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the Western Conference Semifinal matchup between the Lakers and the Kings.

How They Got Here
Check out the first-round series pages and take an in-depth look at how the Lakers and the Kings reached the second round.

Lakers assistant GM Kurt Rambis scouts the Kings, Superstar Samurai strikes again, and Delk weighs in on C-Webb. Inside Stuff delivers the goods.


LAKERS.COMKINGS.COM
Follow Kobe, Shaq and all the Lakers on Lakers.com as they try to repeat as NBA champions in NBA Playoffs 2001. How did the Kings fare in the playoffs in 1986? Who holds the franchise's record for most points scored in a playoff game? For these answers and more, check out the Kings' Franchise Playoff History.
  • More Kings Playoffs Coverage


  • CHATS AND MAILBOXES

    Robert Horry talked about his pre-game routine and the key to quickness in the low post in response to a selection of fan e-mails.


    HISTORY

    Want to know who has the most points or rebounds in a single playoff game? Look no further than our compiled lists of single-game records.
    Want to know who won the third-ever NBA title? Or who was MVP of the Knicks-Lakers Finals in 1973? Get a complete list of year-by-year NBA champions, runners-up and MVP's here.
    How important is homecourt advantage in a seven-game series? How many four-game sweeps have there been? Get facts and figures here.
    All-time lowest playoff seeds in NBA and Conference Finals




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    Kobe Bryant was scorching in Game 4.
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