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NBA FINALS

By The Numbers

June 13, 2002

14

NBA championships won by the Laker franchise (nine in Los Angeles, five in Minneapolis)

9

NBA championship teams coached by Phil Jackson (six with the Chicago Bulls, three with the Lakers)

7

Sweeps in the NBA Finals in league's 55 seasons

5

NBA championship teams on which Robert Horry has played (two with the Houston Rockets, three with

the Lakers)

3

Consecutive championships won by Lakers and NBA Finals MVP awards won by Shaquille O'Neal

36.3

Points per game by O'Neal in this year's NBA Finals

26.4

Points per game average for O'Neal in 15 playoff games before NBA Finals

.505

Laker shooting percentage in

NBA Finals

.430

Laker shooting percentage in previous 15 playoff games

106

Points per game for the Lakers in the NBA Finals

95.7

Points per game for the Lakers in previous 15 playoff games

138

Days until first game of 2002-2003 season, when Lakers begin

"Quest for Four"

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