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Los Angeles Lakers 1982 Championship - The Playoffs

The 1982 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers and all the other teams

Here you have the information about the 1982 NBA Playoffs and the path the Los Angeles Lakers took to win a new championship: The league had 22 teams divided in 4 divisions in 1982. The best team of each division qualified directly to the Conference semifinals. The next 4 best teams of each Conference (regardless of the division) had to play in the first round of the playoffs.

Western Conference NBA Finals Eastern Conference
(1) Lakers 4 4 Celtics (1)
       
Lakers 4 3 Celtics
(4) Nuggets 1 0 Nets (4)
Suns 0     1 Bullets
(6) Suns 2     2 Bullets (5)
Lakers 4
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    76ers 2    
       
(3) Spurs 4     2 Bucks (3)
       
Spurs 0 4 76ers
(2) Sonics 2 2 76ers (2)
Sonics 1 4 76ers
(5) Rockets 1 0 Hawks (6)

Western Conference teams:

Lakers = Los Angeles Lakers
Nuggets = Denver Nuggets
Suns = Phoenix Suns
Spurs = San Antonio Spurs
Sonics = Seattle Supersonics
Rockets = Houston Rockets

Eastern Conference teams:

Celtics = Boston Celtics
Nets = New Jersey Nets
Bullets = Washington Bullets
Bucks = Milwaukee Bucks
76ers = Philadelphia 76ers
Hawks = Atlanta Hawks

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