A breakdown of SoCal vs. NorCal postseason matchups

The Los Angeles Clippers opened the season against the Golden State Warriors, and the two teams will face off in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Rocky Widner

For sports fans across Southern California, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned NorCal-SoCal rivalry to get the blood flowing.

So as the Clippers get set to face the Golden State Warriors and the Kings prepare for their first-round matchup against the San Jose Sharks, we look at a breakdown of postseason meetings between various NorCal and SoCal pro teams, broken down by sport.

BASKETBALL
1967 San Francisco Warriors defeat Los Angeles Lakers in Division Semifinals
1968 Los Angeles Lakers defeat San Francisco Warriors in Division Finals
1969 Los Angeles Lakers defeat San Francisco Warriors in Division Semifinals
1973 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors in Conference Finals
1977 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Golden State Warriros in Conference Semifinals
1987 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors in Conference Semifinals
1991 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Golden State Warriros in Conference Semifinals
2000 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Sacramento Kings in First Round
2001 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Sacramento Kings in Conference Semifinals
2002 Los Angeles Lakers defeat Sacramento Kings in Conference Finals
So Cal 9, Nor Cal 1

HOCKEY
1969 Los Angeles Kings defeat Oakland Seals in Quarterfinals
2009 Anaheim Ducks defeat San Jose Sharks in Quarterfinals
2011 San Jose Sharks defeat Los Angeles Kings in Quarterfinals
2013 Los Angeles Kings defeat San Jose Sharks in Semifinals
SoCal 3, NorCal 1

BASEBALL
1962 San Francisco Giants defeat Los Angeles Dodgers in 3-Game N.L. Playoff (technically part of reg. season)
1974 Oakland Athletics defeat Los Angeles Dodgers in World Series
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Oakland Athletics in World Series
2002 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants in World Series
NoCal 2, SoCal 2

FOOTBALL (Year in reference to season, not year when game was played)
1980 Oakland Raiders defeat San Diego Chargers in Conference Championship
1989 San Francisco 49ers defeat Los Angeles Rams in Conference Championship
1994 San Francisco 49ers defeat San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl
NoCal-3, SoCal 0

SOCCER
1996 Los Angeles Galaxy defeat San Jose Clash in Quarterfinals
2001 San Jose Earthquakes defeat Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS Cup Finals
2003 San Jose Earthquakes defeat Los Angeles Galaxy in Conference Semifinals
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy defeat San Jose in Conference Semifinals
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy defeat San Jose in Conference Semifinals
SoCal 3, NoCal 2

TOTALS
SoCal 17, NorCal 9