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Thirtysomethings

May 21, 2001
May 21, 2001

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May 21, 2001

Thirtysomethings

The Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant (left) each averaged
more than 30 points per game in Los Angeles's Western Conference
semifinals sweep of the Kings. It was the fifth time teammates
had averaged 30 or more points in a postseason series. In three
of the four previous cases, their team won that series, but none
of the dynamic duos were able to parlay its high scoring into a
championship.

This is an article from the May 21, 2001 issue Original Layout

--David Sabino

TEAMMATES TEAM OPPONENT SERIES SEASON
RESULT RESULT

Wilt Chamberlain (38.7) '59-60 Syracuse Won Lost Eastern
and Paul Arizin (30.7) Warriors Nationals 2-1 Division Finals

Elgin Baylor (36.3) '61-62 Detroit Won Lost NBA
and Jerry West (31.8) Lakers Pistons 4-2* Finals

Elgin Baylor (40.6) '61-62 Boston Lost Lost NBA
and Jerry West (31.1) Lakers Celtics 4-3* Finals

Jerry West (33.0) '67-68 San Francisco Won Lost NBA
and Elgin Baylor (30.0) Lakers Warriors 4-0 Finals

Kobe Bryant (35.0) and '00-01 Sacramento Won ???
Shaquille O'Neal (33.3) Lakers Kings 4-0

*Consecutive series