1994-95 Season

Record: 48-34, third place in Pacific Division

The Lakers had a new coach for the 1994-95 season, Del Harris, and won 15 more games than they had in the 1993-94 season. The three keys to the Lakers success on the court were point guard Nick Van Exel, forward Cedric Ceballos, and rookie guard Eddie Jones. Harris was named NBA Coach of the Year and General Manager Jerry West was named NBA Executive of the Year.

Playoffs: The fifth-seeded Lakers upset the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round, but lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the semifinals.

Playoff Results

Western Conference first round

  • at Seattle 96, Lakers 71

  • Lakers 84, at Seattle 82

  • at Lakers 105, Seattle 101

  • at Lakers 114, Seattle 110

Western Conference semifinals

  • at San Antonio 110, Lakers 94

  • at San Antonio 97, Lakers 90 (OT)

  • at Lakers 92, San Antonio 85

  • San Antonio 80, Lakers 71

  • Lakers 98, at San Antonio 96 (OT)

  • San Antonio 100, at Lakers 88