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Lakers on Their Way to Finals: Comparing Last Postseason to This Year

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The NBA Finals are around the corner, and our matchup is half revealed. The Los Angeles Lakers will make their 30th appearance on the big stage and will face off against the winner of the Orlando Magic-Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals in a best-of-seven series.

Let's take a look back at the Lakers' stats from the first three rounds of last postseason and see where they stand in comparison to this playoffs' production.

In the first round of the 2008 Playoffs, the Lakers averaged 114.5 PPG; shot 48.2 percent from the field, 39.7 percent on threes, and 70.8 percent on free throws; and posted 28 assists per game. They ousted the Denver Nuggets in a 4-0 sweep.

In the first round of the 2009 Playoffs,...

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