1977-1978 Los Angeles Lakers

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45-37 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 45-37 record. They went 29-12 at home and 16-25 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 46-39. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in February, when they went 9-4 and had a 69.2% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 2-5 and had a 28.6% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 2-5 28.6% -16
November '77 6-8 42.9% -18
December '77 8-5 61.5% +52
January '78 7-7 50% +39
February '78 9-4 69.2% +103
March '78 10-6 62.5% +65
April '78 3-2 60% -6

Did the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only series against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +219. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 47.9 wins, or a 48-34 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers went 9-10.

How did the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers went 2-3 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1977-78 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1977-78 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Tue, Oct 18, 1977 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 117
Wed, Oct 19, 1977 @ Indiana Pacers Win 133 - 120
Fri, Oct 21, 1977 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 101 - 106
Sun, Oct 23, 1977 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 101 - 104
Tue, Oct 25, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 109 - 107
Fri, Oct 28, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 95 - 102
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 118 - 129
Wed, Nov 2, 1977 @ New Jersey Nets Win 107 - 102
Fri, Nov 4, 1977 vs Indiana Pacers Win 111 - 99
Sun, Nov 6, 1977 vs New York Knicks Loss 102 - 106
Fri, Nov 11, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 123 - 107
Sun, Nov 13, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 97 - 95
Tue, Nov 15, 1977 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 95 - 102 OT
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 vs Detroit Pistons Win 116 - 83
Sun, Nov 20, 1977 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 80 - 102
Tue, Nov 22, 1977 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 107 - 118
Wed, Nov 23, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 89 - 113
Fri, Nov 25, 1977 vs New Jersey Nets Win 129 - 117
Sun, Nov 27, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 93 - 100
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 101 - 118
Wed, Nov 30, 1977 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 98 - 104
Sun, Dec 4, 1977 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 109 - 111
Tue, Dec 6, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 109 - 108
Fri, Dec 9, 1977 vs Houston Rockets Loss 105 - 116
Sun, Dec 11, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Win 124 - 119 OT
Tue, Dec 13, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 94 - 117
Wed, Dec 14, 1977 @ Houston Rockets Win 113 - 91
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 90 - 98
Sun, Dec 18, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 104 - 97
Tue, Dec 20, 1977 vs Washington Bullets Win 120 - 115
Fri, Dec 23, 1977 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 98 - 108
Sun, Dec 25, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 111 - 96
Tue, Dec 27, 1977 @ Golden State Warriors Win 123 - 82
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 vs Kansas City Kings Win 119 - 109
Tue, Jan 3, 1978 @ New York Knicks Win 120 - 117
Wed, Jan 4, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Loss 93 - 94
Fri, Jan 6, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 110 - 123
Sun, Jan 8, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 103 - 104
Tue, Jan 10, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 106 - 110
Wed, Jan 11, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 94 - 102
Sat, Jan 14, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 112 - 123
Tue, Jan 17, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 121 - 108
Fri, Jan 20, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 121 - 99
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 106 - 101
Tue, Jan 24, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 117 - 102
Fri, Jan 27, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 131 - 114
Sun, Jan 29, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 112 - 119
Tue, Jan 31, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 116 - 107
Wed, Feb 1, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 100 - 103 OT
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Win 105 - 99 OT
Tue, Feb 7, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 132 - 105
Wed, Feb 8, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 105 - 95
Fri, Feb 10, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 135 - 107
Sun, Feb 12, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 116
Tue, Feb 14, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 128 - 114
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 114 - 106
Sun, Feb 19, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Win 115 - 93
Tue, Feb 21, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Win 106 - 104
Wed, Feb 22, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 122 - 127 OT
Fri, Feb 24, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 109 - 99
Sun, Feb 26, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 124 - 127
Fri, Mar 3, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 96 - 95
Sun, Mar 5, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 128 - 117
Fri, Mar 10, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 109
Sat, Mar 11, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 114 - 120
Sun, Mar 12, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 128 - 112
Tue, Mar 14, 1978 @ New York Knicks Win 135 - 117
Wed, Mar 15, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 113
Fri, Mar 17, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 105
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 101 - 87
Tue, Mar 21, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 105 - 109
Wed, Mar 22, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 124 - 106
Fri, Mar 24, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Win 120 - 115
Sun, Mar 26, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 110 - 99
Tue, Mar 28, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 105
Wed, Mar 29, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 108 - 103
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 101 - 103
Sun, Apr 2, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 133 - 127
Tue, Apr 4, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 103 - 102
Wed, Apr 5, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 119 - 125
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 114 - 106
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 99 - 114
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 1 - 2)
Wed, Apr 12, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 90 - 102
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 105 - 99
Sun, Apr 16, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 102 - 111

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