116Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: How good are the Lakers?
- May 27, 2001--- msg_53@... wrote:
> The 1989 Lakers were 11-0 going to the Finals,The '89 Lakers are the only team to sweep their way
> but they got swept
> there by Detroit. Has anyone else even gone 11-0 in
> conference? ( or anything-and-0 )?
through 11 playoff games. Back when the playoffs
consisted of not so many games there were these teams
going unbeaten in playoff games before the finals:
'49 Lakers 4-0
'50 Lakers 6-0
'54 Nats 6-0
'57 Hawks 5-0
'57 Celtics 3-0
'82 Lakers 8-0
Closest was the '96 Bulls who went 11-1 pre-finals,
losing only an OT game to the Knicks.
'> The largest playoff margin of victory was not by
> anyone listedPerhaps the game one win gave St. Louis enough
> below. The 1956 Lakers outscored their opponents by
> 18.7 ppg. They
> lost to the Hawks 116-115, won 145-73, and lost
> again by 116-115.
> Incredible but true, one of my favorite trivia
> Maybe the Hawks all had food poisoning or
> something, in game 2.
confidence to coast through game 2. Seriously though,
that is a wacky fact. Thanks for mentioning it.
> For the record, I predicted the Lakers were dueI thought the Spurs would win game three also, but I'm
> for one of their
> 30-point playoff losses, and I may have the record
> of being wrong by
> 69 points!
> Beat that!
sort of a long time Laker-hater and I figured that was
probably just wishful thinking on my part. : (
> --- In APBR_analysis@y..., Ed Weiland
> <weiland1029@y...> wrote:
> > The Lakers didn't have a historic regular season
> > either W-L record or point differential. But they
> > might be on their way to an unprecedented 15-0
> > through the playoffs. I know there's a lot of
> > basketball to be played yet, but whether it's the
> > Bucks or the Sixers, the East opponent will not
> > be worn down, they'll also be possibly the worst
> > the Lakers will face during their run. A four game
> > sweep in the finals is not only a possibility, it
> > seems downright likely. Especially if 15-0 (or
> > tree-fo-fo-fo as Moses Malone might put it) is a
> > possibility going in. You know the Lakers are
> > about it now and will be gunning for it.
> > Here are some of the best playoff runs until this
> > season that I found:
> > '61 Celtics 8-2 11.9 point diff
> > '71 Bucks 12-2 14.5
> > '82 Lakers 12-2 6.1
> > '83 Sixers 12-1 6.5
> > '86 Celtics 15-3 10.3
> > '87 Lakers 15-3 11.4
> > '91 Bulls 15-2 11.8
> > '96 Bulls 15-3 10.6
> > The '01 Lakers are 10-0/14.1 so far. I don't ever
> > to declare any team the best ever, especially a
> > hasn't even been crowned champions yet and that's
> > what I'm saying here. I will say that IF the
> Lakers go
> > on to run the table in the playoffs, you'd at the
> > least have to call it the most impressive playoff
> > performance ever. Considering it's being done
> > possibly the best eight team field one conference
> > ever sent into the playoffs, it's that much more
> > amazing. Kind of a bummer, since I was looking
> > to a more exciting playoffs. At least we might get
> > see history made.
> > Ed Weiland
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