Who won the 2001 Western Conference finals?
Los Angeles Lakers
The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1. Shaquille O’Neal was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight year.
What year did the Spurs beat the Lakers?
2001 NBA Western Conference Finals.
Was the 2002 Western Conference finals rigged?
L.A.’s Derek Fisher and Boston’s Scot Pollard played in the 2002 playoff game between the Lakers and Sacramento Kings, the game Tim Donaghy says was rigged by two referees in favor of the Lakers. In the final quarter of their 106 to 102 victory, L.A. shot 27 free throws to Sacramento’s nine.
Who did the Hornets defeat in the 2001 Eastern Conference quarterfinals?
Charlotte Hornets: 2001 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals During the 2000-01 season, they made their fourth postseason appearance in five years. But while Charlotte faced off-court dysfunction, its first-round opponent—the Miami Heat—was a mess on the floor.
Who won NBA championship in 2002?
2002 NBA Finals/Champion
The Lakers swept the Nets, four games to none, to win the franchise’s 14th NBA championship and third consecutive NBA championship.
Who is better Lakers or Spurs?
The Lakers–Spurs rivalry is a National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. As of the end of the 2019–20 season, the Lakers are the only team with a winning overall record against San Antonio.
How many times did Spurs beat Lakers in playoffs?
The Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs have played 56 games in the playoffs with 34 victories for the Lakers and 22 for the Spurs.
Was the 2006 NBA Finals rigged?
Most recently, Donaghy accused the NBA of pulling the strings in the 2006 NBA Finals, to disrupt the momentum of the Dallas Mavericks as they took a 2-0 lead against the Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat. But in fact, Wade did not shoot a free throw from a shooting foul in the entire last quarter of that game.