On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 27, The 2001 Lakers Won Western Conference Finals

March 7, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher (2) talks with shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2001 – In Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 111-82. Derek Fisher scored a game-high 28 points in the victory. This was the second of seven meetings between the Lakers and Spurs during Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan’s careers. In the first six, the winner went on to make the NBA Finals. On Monday, the Spurs hope to make it seven.

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