« 2008-09 season
2010-11 season »

2009-10 Season The Lakers won an NBA title this season

Record: 57-25, first place in Pacific Division

The Lakers signed Ron Artest in the off-season to shore up the defense and opened the season 23-4. Kobe Bryant fought off the pain of a broken finger all season, in addition to chronically sore knees. Throw in the annual injury to Andrew Bynum (this time a strained Achilles') and the Lakers did well to come away with the best record in the Western Conference.

Playoffs: The Lakers got past a tough Oklahoma City Thunder and then swept the Utah Jazz to set up a conference finals matchup with Phoenix. With the series tied, 2-2, Artest tipped in Bryant’s last-second shot to give the Lakers a Game 5 win and help the team advance to the Finals against the Boston Celtics. In a tough, hard-fought series, the Lakers overcame a 13-point deficit in the third quarter of Game 7 to win the game and their second consecutive title.

Kobe Bryant was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight season and Phil Jackson won his 11th title as a coach.

Playoff Results


Western Conference first round


  • at Lakers 87, Oklahoma City 79

  • at Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 92

  • at Oklahoma City 101, Lakers 96

  • at Oklahoma City 110, Lakers 89

  • at Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87

  • Lakers 95, at Oklahoma City 94



Western Conference semifinals


  • at Lakers 104, Utah 99

  • at Lakers 111, Utah 103

  • Lakers 111, at Utah 110

  • Lakers 111, at Utah 96




Western Conference finals


  • at Lakers 128, Phoenix 107

  • at Lakers 124, Phoenix 112

  • at Phoenix 118, Lakers 109

  • at Phoenix 115, Lakers 106

  • at Lakers 103, Phoenix 101

  • Lakers 111, at Phoenix 103



NBA Finals


  • at Lakers 102, Boston 89

  • Boston 103, at Lakers 94

  • Lakers 91, at Boston 84

  • at Boston 96, Lakers 89

  • at Boston 92, Lakers 86

  • at Lakers 89, Boston 67

  • at Lakers 83, Boston 79



Players

Coach


Find a Laker

Search a name

Select a season

Choose one of our lists

Advertisement

All Things Lakers
is the Los Angeles Times’ interactive database of all things purple and gold. Learn more about your favorite coach,player or season.
advertisement
Lakers Fan Shop »
Browse Lakers 2010 Championship apparel