1978-1979 Los Angeles Lakers

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1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 47-35 record. They went 31-10 at home and 16-25 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 50-40. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Semifinals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in November, when they went 11-3 and had a 78.6% win percentage. Their worst month was March, when they went 5-8 and had a 38.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 4-4 50% +55
November '78 11-3 78.6% +108
December '78 8-7 53.3% +34
January '79 9-6 60% +29
February '79 7-4 63.6% +32
March '79 5-8 38.5% +7
April '79 3-3 50% -14

Did the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers made the Playoffs in 1979. They won their first series against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +251. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 48.7 wins, or a 49-33 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers went 14-16.

How did the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers went 1-3 in overtime games.

How did the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers was a 14 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1978-79 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 102 - 110
Sat, Oct 14, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 100 - 102
Tue, Oct 17, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 111 - 113
Sun, Oct 22, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 134 - 121
Tue, Oct 24, 1978 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 123 - 124
Fri, Oct 27, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Win 113 - 101
Sun, Oct 29, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 109 - 93
Tue, Oct 31, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 134 - 107
Fri, Nov 3, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 147 - 124
Sun, Nov 5, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 107
Tue, Nov 7, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 111
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 113 - 111
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 136 - 127
Sun, Nov 12, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 134 - 106
Tue, Nov 14, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 137 - 119
Wed, Nov 15, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 133 - 126
Fri, Nov 17, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 121 - 109
Sun, Nov 19, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 104 - 95
Wed, Nov 22, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 121 - 114
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 113
Sat, Nov 25, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 109
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 103 - 105
Fri, Dec 1, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 130 - 122
Sun, Dec 3, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 105 - 107
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 114 - 102
Wed, Dec 6, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 111 - 112
Fri, Dec 8, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 101 - 85
Sun, Dec 10, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 88 - 86
Tue, Dec 12, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 115 - 117
Wed, Dec 13, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 107 - 117
Fri, Dec 15, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 100 - 98
Sat, Dec 16, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 100 - 119
Sun, Dec 17, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 96 - 103
Fri, Dec 22, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 127 - 115
Tue, Dec 26, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Loss 123 - 125
Wed, Dec 27, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Win 106 - 104
Fri, Dec 29, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 118 - 95
Tue, Jan 2, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 105 - 109
Wed, Jan 3, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 99 - 96
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Loss 112 - 115 OT
Tue, Jan 9, 1979 @ New York Knicks Win 106 - 94
Wed, Jan 10, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Win 99 - 89
Fri, Jan 12, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Win 117 - 116
Sun, Jan 14, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 108 - 99
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 117 - 119
Fri, Jan 19, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Loss 121 - 122 OT
Sun, Jan 21, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Win 113 - 107
Tue, Jan 23, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 148 - 124
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 100 - 135
Fri, Jan 26, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 107 - 119
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 109
Tue, Jan 30, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Win 127 - 108
Tue, Feb 6, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 111 OT
Wed, Feb 7, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Win 106 - 104
Fri, Feb 9, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 106 - 103
Sun, Feb 11, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 103 - 104
Tue, Feb 13, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 111 - 117
Fri, Feb 16, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 98 - 99
Sun, Feb 18, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 111
Tue, Feb 20, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 91 - 102
Fri, Feb 23, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 113 - 104
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 118 - 108
Tue, Feb 27, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 122 - 114
Fri, Mar 2, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 126 - 111
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 99 - 113
Fri, Mar 9, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 92 - 102
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Loss 106 - 108
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Loss 111 - 120
Wed, Mar 14, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 125
Fri, Mar 16, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 110
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 111
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 110 - 114
Fri, Mar 23, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Win 156 - 119
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 113 - 123
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 106 - 112
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 124 - 113
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 111 - 112
Tue, Apr 3, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Win 97 - 95
Wed, Apr 4, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 111 - 115 OT
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 93 - 113
Sat, Apr 7, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 99 - 98
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 vs Phoenix Suns Win 111 - 103
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 2 - 1)
Tue, Apr 10, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 110
Fri, Apr 13, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Win 121 - 109
Sun, Apr 15, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Win 112 - 111
Western Conference Semifinals (Lost 1 - 4)
Tue, Apr 17, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 101 - 112
Wed, Apr 18, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 103 - 108 OT
Fri, Apr 20, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 118 - 112 OT
Sun, Apr 22, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 115 - 117
Wed, Apr 25, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 106

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