On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: April 28, The 2002 Lakers Championship Team Swept Their First-Round Matchup

Apr 10, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives past Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Will Barton (5) at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

2002 – In a 92-91 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 25 points as the Lakers swept the Trail Blazers in the first round of their title run. Shaquille O’Neal also contributed 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the win.

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