2008-09 Lakers

<b>2008-09 Lakers</b><br>
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<u>65-17, First in Pacific Division</u><br>
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Defeated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000208" title="Orlando Magic" href="/topic/sports/basketball/orlando-magic-ORSPT000208.topic">Orlando Magic</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA Finals</a>, 4-1<br>
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<b>Head Coach</b>: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001003" title="Phil Jackson" href="/topic/sports/basketball/phil-jackson-PEHST001003.topic">Phil Jackson</a><br>
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<b>Key Moments</b>:<br>
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1. Phil Jackson wins 10th NBA title, most in league history.<br>
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2. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000948" title="Kobe Bryant" href="/topic/sports/basketball/kobe-bryant-PESPT000948.topic">Kobe Bryant</a>, who averaged 32.4 points per game against Orlando, is named NBA Finals MVP for the first time.<br>
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3. With a 17-2 season start, the Lakers tied their record for best opening in franchise history.<br>
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4. With 65 wins, team is third-winningest in Lakers history.<br>
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<b>Standing, left to right (players only)</b>: Derek Fisher, Shannon Brown, Adam Morrison, Kobe Bryant, Sasha Vujacic, Jordan Farmar.<br>
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<b>Seated, left to right (players only)</b>: Luke Walton, Josh Powell, DJ Mbenga, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, Sun Yue, Trevor Ariza.
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2008-09 Lakers

65-17, First in Pacific Division

Defeated Orlando Magic in NBA Finals, 4-1

Head Coach: Phil Jackson

Key Moments:

1. Phil Jackson wins 10th NBA title, most in league history.

2. Kobe Bryant, who averaged 32.4 points per game against Orlando, is named NBA Finals MVP for the first time.

3. With a 17-2 season start, the Lakers tied their record for best opening in franchise history.

4. With 65 wins, team is third-winningest in Lakers history.

Standing, left to right (players only): Derek Fisher, Shannon Brown, Adam Morrison, Kobe Bryant, Sasha Vujacic, Jordan Farmar.

Seated, left to right (players only): Luke Walton, Josh Powell, DJ Mbenga, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, Sun Yue, Trevor Ariza.

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