Lakers Playoff History

Playoff Appearances

60

440-297 (.597)

Early Exits

29

Finals Appearances

31

First Round

8

Conference Semifinals*

12

Conference Finals*

9

NBA Finalist

15

Championships

16

*Before 1974, the playoffs were only 3 rounds (Division Semifinals, Division Finals, NBA Finals).
After 1974, the playoffs were 4 rounds (1st Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, NBA Finals).

2013

7th Seed, Reg. Season (45-37)

1st Round

Loss to San Antonio, 0-4

2012

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (41-25)

1st Round

Defeated Denver, 4-3

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Oklahoma City, 1-4

2011

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (57-25)

1st Round

Defeated New Orleans, 4-2

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Dallas, 0-4

2010

1st Seed, Reg. Season (57-25)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring | Back-to-Back

1st Round

Defeated Oklahoma City, 4-2

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Utah, 4-0

Conference Finals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-2

NBA Finals

Defeated Boston, 4-3

2009

1st Seed, Reg. Season (65-17)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring | Back-to-Back

1st Round

Defeated Utah, 4-1

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Houston, 4-3

Conference Finals

Defeated Denver, 4-2

NBA Finals

Defeated Orlando, 4-1

2008

1st Seed, Reg. Season (57-25)

1st Round

Defeated Denver, 4-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Utah, 4-2

Conference Finals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-1

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 2-4

2007

7th Seed, Reg. Season (42-40)

1st Round

Loss to Phoenix, 1-4

2006

7th Seed, Reg. Season (45-37)

1st Round

Loss to Phoenix, 3-4

2004

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (56-26)

1st Round

Defeated Houston, 4-1

Conference Semifinals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-2

Conference Finals

Defeated Minnesota, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Detroit, 1-4

2003

5th Seed, Reg. Season (50-32)

1st Round

Defeated Minnesota, 4-2

Conference Semifinals

Loss to San Antonio, 2-4

2002

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (58-24)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Portland, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Sacramento, 4-3

NBA Finals

Defeated New Jersey, 4-0

2001

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (56-26)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Portland, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Sacramento, 4-0

Conference Finals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-0

NBA Finals

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-1

2000

1st Seed, Reg. Season (67-15)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Sacramento, 3-2

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Portland, 4-3

NBA Finals

Defeated Indiana, 4-2

1999

4th Seed, Reg. Season (31-19)

1st Round

Defeated Houston, 3-1

Conference Semifinals

Loss to San Antonio, 0-4

1998

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (61-21)

1st Round

Defeated Portland, 3-1

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Seattle, 4-1

Conference Finals

Loss to Utah, 0-4

1997

4th Seed, Reg. Season (56-26)

1st Round

Defeated Portland, 3-1

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Utah, 1-4

1996

4th Seed, Reg. Season (53-29)

1st Round

Loss to houston, 1-3

1995

5th Seed, Reg. Season (48-34)

1st Round

Defeated Seattle, 3-1

Conference Semifinals

Loss to San Antonio, 2-4

1993

8th Seed, Reg. Season (39-43)

1st Round

Loss to Phoenix, 2-3

1992

8th Seed, Reg. Season (43-39)

1st Round

Loss to Portland, 1-3

1991

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (58-24)

1st Round

Defeated Houston, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Golden State, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Portland, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Chicago, 1-4

1990

1st Seed, Reg. Season (63-19)

1st Round

Defeated Houston, 3-1

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Phoenix, 1-4

1989

1st Seed, Reg. Season (57-25)

1st Round

Defeated Portland, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Seattle, 4-0

Conference Finals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-0

NBA Finals

Loss to Detroit, 0-4

1988

1st Seed, Reg. Season (62-20)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated San Antonio, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Utah, 4-3

Conference Finals

Defeated Dallas, 4-3

NBA Finals

Defeated Detroit, 4-3

1987

1st Seed, Reg. Season (65-17)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Denver, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Golden State, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Seattle, 4-0

NBA Finals

Defeated Boston, 4-2

1986

1st Seed, Reg. Season (62-20)

1st Round

Defeated San Antonio, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Dallas, 4-2

Conference Finals

Loss to Houston, 1-4

1985

1st Seed, Reg. Season (62-20)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Phoenix, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Portland, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Denver, 4-1

NBA Finals

Defeated Boston, 4-2

1984

1st Seed, Reg. Season (54-28)

1st Round

Defeated Kansas City, 3-0

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Dallas, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 3-4

1983

1st Seed, Reg. Season (58-24)

1st Round

Bye

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Portland, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Philadelphia, 0-4

1982

1st Seed, Reg. Season (57-25)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Bye

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-0

Conference Finals

Defeated San Antonio, 4-0

NBA Finals

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2

1981

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (54-28)

1st Round

Loss to Houston, 1-2

1980

1st Seed, Reg. Season (60-22)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Bye

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-1

Conference Finals

Defeated Seattle, 4-1

NBA Finals

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2

1979

5th Seed, Reg. Season (47-35)

Season Capsule | Championship Ring

1st Round

Defeated Denver, 2-1

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Seattle, 4-0

1978

5th Seed, Reg. Season (45-37)

1st Round

Loss to Seattle, 1-2

1977

1st Seed, Reg. Season (53-29)

1st Round

Bye

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Golden State, 4-3

Conference Finals

Loss to Portland, 0-4

1974

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (47-35)

Conference Semifinals

Loss to Milwaukee, 1-4

1973

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (60-22)

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Chicago, 4-3

Conference Finals

Defeated Golden State, 4-1

NBA Finals

Loss to New York, 1-4

1972

1st Seed, Reg. Season (69-13)

Season Capsule

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Chicago, 4-0

Conference Finals

Defeated Milwaukee, 4-2

NBA Finals

Defeated Knicks, 4-1

1971

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (48-34)

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Chicago, 4-3

Conference Finals

Loss to Milwaukee, 1-4

1970

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (46-36)

Conference Semifinals

Defeated Phoenix, 4-3

Conference Finals

Defeated Atlanta, 4-0

NBA Finals

Loss to Knicks, 3-4

1969

1st Seed, Reg. Season (55-27)

Division Semifinals

Defeated San Francisco, 4-2

Division Finals

Defeated Atlanta, 4-1

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 3-4

1968

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (52-30)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Chicago, 4-1

Division Finals

Defeated San Francisco, 4-0

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 2-4

1967

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (36-45)

Division Semifinals

Loss to San Francisco, 0-3

1966

1st Seed, Reg. Season (45-35)

Division Semifinals

Bye

Division Finals

Defeated St. Louis, 4-3

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 3-4

1965

1st Seed, Reg. Season (49-31)

Division Semifinals

Bye

Division Finals

Defeated Baltimore, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 1-4

1964

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (42-38)

Division Semifinals

Loss to St. Louis, 2-3

1963

1st Seed, Reg. Season (53-27)

Division Semifinals

Bye

Division Finals

Defeated St. Louis, 4-3

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 2-4

1962

1st Seed, Reg. Season (54-26)

Division Semifinals

Bye

Division Finals

Defeated Detroit, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 3-4

1961

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (36-43)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Detroit, 3-2

Conference Finals

Loss to St. Louis, 3-4

1960

3rd Seed, Reg. Season (25-50)

Division Finals

Defeated Detroit, 2-0

NBA Finals

Loss to St. Louis, 3-4

1959

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (33-39)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Detroit, 2-1

Division Finals

Defeated St. Louis, 4-2

NBA Finals

Loss to Boston, 0-4

1957

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (34-38)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0

Division Finals

Loss to St. Louis, 0-3

1956

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (33-39)

Division Semifinals

Loss to St. Louis, 1-2

1955

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (40-32)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Rochester, 2-1

Division Finals

Loss to Fort Wayne, 1-3

1954

1st Seed, Reg. Season (46-26)

Season Capsule

Round-Robin

Defeated Rochester and Fort Wayne, 3-0

Division Finals

Defeated Rochester, 2-1

NBA Finals

Defeated Syracus, 4-3

1953

1st Seed, Reg. Season (48-26)

Season Capsule

Division Semifinals

Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0

Division Finals

Defeated Fort Wayne, 3-2

NBA Finals

Defeated New York, 4-1

1952

2nd Seed, Reg. Season (40-26)

Season Capsule

Division Semifinals

Defeated Indianapolis, 2-0

Division Finals

Defeated Rochester, 3-1

NBA Finals

Defeated New York, 4-3

1951

1st Seed, Reg. Season (44-26)

Division Semifinals

Defeated Indianapolis, 2-1

Division Finals

Loss to Rochester, 1-3

1950

1st Seed, Reg. Season (51-17)

Season Capsule

1st Round

Defeated Chicago, 2-0

Division Semifinals

Defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0

Division Finals

Defeated Anderson, 2-0

NBA Finals

Loss to Syracus, 4-2

1949

1st Seed, Reg. Season (44-16)

Season Capsule

Division Semifinals

Defeated Chicago, 2-0

Division Finals

Defeated Rochester, 2-0

NBA Finals

Defeated Washington, 4-2

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