1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers

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69-13 Won Finals
Record Outcome

1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 69-13 record. They went 37-5 at home and 32-8 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 81-16.

What division did the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in December, when they went 16-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was October, when they went 6-3 and had a 66.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '71 6-3 66.7% +85
November '71 14-0 100% +215
December '71 16-0 100% +250
January '72 8-4 66.7% +108
February '72 13-4 76.5% +136
March '72 12-2 85.7% +213

Did the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Win The NBA Title?

Yes, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Title in 1972. They beat the New York Knicks.

What was the point differential for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +1007. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 66.9 wins, or a 67-15 record in the regular season.

How did the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers went 5-4.

How did the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers went 2-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers was a 33 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1971-72 regular season was 2 games, which occured 3 separate times.

1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 15, 1971 @ Detroit Pistons Win 132 - 103
Sat, Oct 16, 1971 @ New York Knicks Win 119 - 104
Tue, Oct 19, 1971 @ Buffalo Braves Win 123 - 106
Wed, Oct 20, 1971 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 126 - 104
Fri, Oct 22, 1971 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 106 - 113
Sun, Oct 24, 1971 @ Houston Rockets Win 113 - 103
Fri, Oct 29, 1971 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 119 - 107
Sat, Oct 30, 1971 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 106 - 115
Sun, Oct 31, 1971 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 105 - 109
Fri, Nov 5, 1971 vs Baltimore Bullets Win 110 - 106
Sat, Nov 6, 1971 @ Golden State Warriors Win 105 - 89
Sun, Nov 7, 1971 vs New York Knicks Win 103 - 96
Tue, Nov 9, 1971 @ Chicago Bulls Win 122 - 109
Wed, Nov 10, 1971 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 143 - 103
Fri, Nov 12, 1971 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 115 - 107
Sat, Nov 13, 1971 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 130 - 108
Sun, Nov 14, 1971 vs Boston Celtics Win 128 - 115
Tue, Nov 16, 1971 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 108 - 90
Fri, Nov 19, 1971 vs Houston Rockets Win 106 - 99
Sun, Nov 21, 1971 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 112 - 105
Thu, Nov 25, 1971 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 139 - 115
Fri, Nov 26, 1971 vs Detroit Pistons Win 132 - 113
Sun, Nov 28, 1971 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 138 - 121
Wed, Dec 1, 1971 @ Boston Celtics Win 124 - 111
Fri, Dec 3, 1971 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 131 - 116
Sun, Dec 5, 1971 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 123 - 107
Wed, Dec 8, 1971 @ Houston Rockets Win 125 - 120
Thu, Dec 9, 1971 @ Golden State Warriors Win 124 - 111
Fri, Dec 10, 1971 vs Phoenix Suns Win 126 - 117 OT
Sun, Dec 12, 1971 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 104 - 95
Tue, Dec 14, 1971 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 129 - 114
Fri, Dec 17, 1971 vs Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 99
Sat, Dec 18, 1971 @ Phoenix Suns Win 132 - 106
Sun, Dec 19, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 154 - 132
Tue, Dec 21, 1971 @ Buffalo Braves Win 117 - 103
Wed, Dec 22, 1971 @ Baltimore Bullets Win 127 - 120
Sun, Dec 26, 1971 vs Houston Rockets Win 137 - 115
Tue, Dec 28, 1971 vs Buffalo Braves Win 105 - 87
Thu, Dec 30, 1971 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 122 - 106
Sun, Jan 2, 1972 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 113
Wed, Jan 5, 1972 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 103
Fri, Jan 7, 1972 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 134 - 90
Sun, Jan 9, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 104 - 120
Tue, Jan 11, 1972 @ Detroit Pistons Win 123 - 103
Wed, Jan 12, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 107 - 108
Fri, Jan 14, 1972 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 135 - 121
Fri, Jan 21, 1972 vs New York Knicks Loss 101 - 104
Sat, Jan 22, 1972 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 102 - 116
Tue, Jan 25, 1972 vs Phoenix Suns Win 129 - 119
Fri, Jan 28, 1972 vs Houston Rockets Win 118 - 105
Sun, Jan 30, 1972 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 153 - 131
Fri, Feb 4, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 105
Sat, Feb 5, 1972 @ Golden State Warriors Win 108 - 96
Sun, Feb 6, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Win 151 - 127
Tue, Feb 8, 1972 @ New York Knicks Win 107 - 102
Wed, Feb 9, 1972 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 117 - 113
Fri, Feb 11, 1972 @ Boston Celtics Loss 108 - 121
Sun, Feb 13, 1972 @ Baltimore Bullets Win 121 - 110
Tue, Feb 15, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 125 - 118
Wed, Feb 16, 1972 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 109 - 110
Fri, Feb 18, 1972 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 125 - 114
Sat, Feb 19, 1972 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 115 - 94
Sun, Feb 20, 1972 vs Boston Celtics Win 132 - 113
Tue, Feb 22, 1972 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 134 - 135 OT
Wed, Feb 23, 1972 @ Houston Rockets Loss 110 - 115
Fri, Feb 25, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 109 - 88
Sun, Feb 27, 1972 vs Chicago Bulls Win 123 - 118 OT
Tue, Feb 29, 1972 @ New York Knicks Win 114 - 111
Wed, Mar 1, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 109 - 108
Fri, Mar 3, 1972 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 114 - 104
Sun, Mar 5, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Loss 94 - 108
Tue, Mar 7, 1972 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 114 - 97
Fri, Mar 10, 1972 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 132 - 98
Sun, Mar 12, 1972 vs Buffalo Braves Win 141 - 102
Tue, Mar 14, 1972 @ Detroit Pistons Win 129 - 116
Wed, Mar 15, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 121 - 116
Fri, Mar 17, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 123 - 107
Sun, Mar 19, 1972 vs Golden State Warriors Win 162 - 99
Tue, Mar 21, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 104
Wed, Mar 22, 1972 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 120 - 124
Fri, Mar 24, 1972 vs Phoenix Suns Win 112 - 110
Sun, Mar 26, 1972 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 124 - 98
Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 0)
Tue, Mar 28, 1972 vs Chicago Bulls Win 95 - 80
Thu, Mar 30, 1972 vs Chicago Bulls Win 131 - 124
Sun, Apr 2, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 101
Tue, Apr 4, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 97
Western Conference Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Sun, Apr 9, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 72 - 93
Wed, Apr 12, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 135 - 134
Fri, Apr 14, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 108 - 105
Sun, Apr 16, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 88 - 114
Tue, Apr 18, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 115 - 90
Sat, Apr 22, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 104 - 100
Finals (Won 4 - 1)
Wed, Apr 26, 1972 vs New York Knicks Loss 92 - 114
Sun, Apr 30, 1972 vs New York Knicks Win 106 - 92
Wed, May 3, 1972 @ New York Knicks Win 107 - 96
Fri, May 5, 1972 @ New York Knicks Win 116 - 111 OT
Sun, May 7, 1972 vs New York Knicks Win 114 - 100

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