1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers

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1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 54-26 record. They went 31-8 at home and 23-18 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 61-32. Their final game was a loss in the Finals to the Boston Celtics.

What division did the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Western Division, which didn't have any divisions in 1961-62.

What was the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in October, when they went 5-1 and had a 83.3% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 9-8 and had a 52.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '61 5-1 83.3% +23
November '61 10-5 66.7% +45
December '61 15-5 75% +52
January '62 11-4 73.3% +14
February '62 9-8 52.9% +46
March '62 4-3 57.1% -4

Did the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Win The NBA Title?

No. While the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers did play in the NBA Finals, they lost to the Boston Celtics.

What was the point differential for the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +176. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 45.2 wins, or a 45-35 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers went 17-3.

How did the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers went 7-0 in overtime games.

How did the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers was a 8 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1961-62 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Thu, Oct 19, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 118 - 113
Fri, Oct 20, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 115 - 122
Tue, Oct 24, 1961 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 124 - 122
Wed, Oct 25, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Win 120 - 116
Fri, Oct 27, 1961 vs Detroit Pistons Win 128 - 118
Sat, Oct 28, 1961 vs Detroit Pistons Win 135 - 126
Wed, Nov 1, 1961 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 120 - 115
Fri, Nov 3, 1961 vs Cincinnati Royals Loss 114 - 132
Sat, Nov 4, 1961 @ Chicago Packers Win 125 - 112
Tue, Nov 7, 1961 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 127 - 110
Wed, Nov 8, 1961 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 124 - 118
Mon, Nov 13, 1961 vs Chicago Packers Win 127 - 113
Wed, Nov 15, 1961 vs Chicago Packers Win 133 - 118
Fri, Nov 17, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 125 - 121
Sat, Nov 18, 1961 @ Boston Celtics Win 103 - 101
Tue, Nov 21, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 102 - 108
Thu, Nov 23, 1961 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 122 - 114
Fri, Nov 24, 1961 @ New York Knicks Win 100 - 89
Sat, Nov 25, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 103 - 104
Sun, Nov 26, 1961 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 102 - 117
Tue, Nov 28, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Loss 111 - 121
Fri, Dec 1, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Loss 117 - 138
Sat, Dec 2, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 129 - 119
Mon, Dec 4, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 131 - 120
Tue, Dec 5, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 125 - 120
Wed, Dec 6, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 123 - 121 OT
Fri, Dec 8, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 151 - 147 OT3
Sat, Dec 9, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Win 114 - 107
Mon, Dec 11, 1961 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 132 - 119
Wed, Dec 13, 1961 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 137 - 136 OT
Fri, Dec 15, 1961 @ Chicago Packers Loss 94 - 97
Sat, Dec 16, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Loss 123 - 128
Sun, Dec 17, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Win 122 - 116
Tue, Dec 19, 1961 vs Boston Celtics Win 104 - 101
Wed, Dec 20, 1961 @ Chicago Packers Win 102 - 98
Sat, Dec 23, 1961 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 129 - 126
Mon, Dec 25, 1961 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 141 - 127
Tue, Dec 26, 1961 @ Boston Celtics Loss 117 - 129
Wed, Dec 27, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 119 - 111
Thu, Dec 28, 1961 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 121 - 114
Fri, Dec 29, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Loss 118 - 123
Mon, Jan 1, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 114 - 111
Wed, Jan 3, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 124 - 123
Sun, Jan 7, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 118
Sat, Jan 13, 1962 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 108 - 107
Sun, Jan 14, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 108 - 118
Wed, Jan 17, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 129 - 121
Fri, Jan 19, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 108 - 107
Sat, Jan 20, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 124 - 125
Sun, Jan 21, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Win 112 - 111 OT
Tue, Jan 23, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 118
Wed, Jan 24, 1962 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 136 - 123
Thu, Jan 25, 1962 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 116 - 112
Sun, Jan 28, 1962 vs Chicago Packers Win 124 - 109
Tue, Jan 30, 1962 vs Chicago Packers Win 107 - 92
Wed, Jan 31, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Win 123 - 122 OT
Thu, Feb 1, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Loss 115 - 130
Sat, Feb 3, 1962 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 127 - 124
Sun, Feb 4, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Loss 105 - 113
Mon, Feb 5, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 134 - 128 OT
Tue, Feb 6, 1962 @ New York Knicks Loss 112 - 116
Thu, Feb 8, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 109 - 113
Mon, Feb 12, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Loss 113 - 117
Wed, Feb 14, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 130 - 107
Fri, Feb 16, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 121 - 127
Sat, Feb 17, 1962 @ New York Knicks Win 128 - 121
Sun, Feb 18, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Win 125 - 99
Tue, Feb 20, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Loss 96 - 115
Thu, Feb 22, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 118 - 116
Fri, Feb 23, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Win 124 - 117 OT
Sat, Feb 24, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 114 - 118
Sun, Feb 25, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Win 128 - 99
Tue, Feb 27, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Win 107 - 100
Sat, Mar 3, 1962 @ St. Louis Hawks Loss 125 - 134
Sun, Mar 4, 1962 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 124 - 115
Fri, Mar 9, 1962 @ New York Knicks Loss 100 - 122
Sun, Mar 11, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 119
Mon, Mar 12, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 119 - 106
Tue, Mar 13, 1962 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 120 - 111
Wed, Mar 14, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 125 - 115
Playoffs
Western Division Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Sat, Mar 24, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Win 132 - 108
Sun, Mar 25, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Win 127 - 112
Tue, Mar 27, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Win 111 - 106
Thu, Mar 29, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 117 - 118
Sat, Mar 31, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 125 - 132
Tue, Apr 3, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Win 123 - 117
Finals (Lost 3 - 4)
Sat, Apr 7, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Loss 108 - 122
Sun, Apr 8, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Win 129 - 122
Tue, Apr 10, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Win 117 - 115
Wed, Apr 11, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 115
Sat, Apr 14, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Win 126 - 121
Mon, Apr 16, 1962 vs Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 119
Wed, Apr 18, 1962 @ Boston Celtics Loss 107 - 110 OT

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