With his one steal against the Clippers on Friday night, Kobe Bryant passed Magic Johnson for #1 on the team’s all-time career leaderboard with 1,725 thefts.
If you’re interested in the seeing the team’s career steal leaders, then visit the Steals section on our Team Records page.
Despite the Lakers’ devastating 97-91 loss to the Celtics in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant did move past Elgin Baylor into fourth place on the team’s all-time playoff scoring list with 3,639 points. Should the Lakers extend the series past Game 5, it is conceivable that Kobe will pass Magic Johnson who sits in third place with 3,701 playoff points.
Kobe also tied Byron Scott for fifth place on the all-time playoff games list at 150. Should the Lakers extend this series to seven games, Kobe would tie Jerry West for fourth place at 153. Kobe is also within two field goals of passing Shaquille O’Neal for fourth place on the all-time list. Shaq sits at 1,309, Kobe at 1,308.
Not that anyone wants to remember this seeing as how the game ended, but the Lakers did have the largest first quarter lead of any game in Finals history, at 21 points. They led after one quarter 35-14
With his 36 points in Tuesday’s Game 3 NBA Finals win 87-81 over the Boston Celtics, Kobe Bryant has moved into fifth place on the Lakers’ all-time playoff scoring list with 3,622 points. He is just one point behind Elgin Baylor, and 79 behind Magic Johnson, who sits in third place. He’s also just one behind Byron Scott for fifth place on the team’s career playoff games played at 149.
With his 3-4 shooting from behind the 3-point line tonight, Sasha Vujacic is now the Lakers’ all-time playoff leader in 3-point field goal percentage at .454, passing Derek Fisher, who now sits at number two at .439. This is with a minimum of 30 career attempts.
To see other current Lakers’ playoff records, check out our Team Records page. It’s updated nightly after the games.