1980-1981 Los Angeles Lakers

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54-28 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 54-28 record. They went 30-11 at home and 24-17 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 55-30. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Houston Rockets.

What division did the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in October, when they went 9-2 and had a 81.8% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 8-7 and had a 53.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '80 9-2 81.8% +105
November '80 9-6 60% +85
December '80 8-7 53.3% +3
January '81 10-3 76.9% +59
February '81 8-4 66.7% +20
March '81 10-6 62.5% +43

Did the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers made the Playoffs in 1981. They lost their only series against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +315. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 50.8 wins, or a 51-31 record in the regular season.

How did the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers went 10-9.

How did the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1980-81 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 10, 1980 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 98
Sun, Oct 12, 1980 vs Houston Rockets Win 114 - 103
Wed, Oct 15, 1980 @ Kansas City Kings Win 112 - 107 OT
Fri, Oct 17, 1980 vs Phoenix Suns Win 116 - 109
Sun, Oct 19, 1980 vs Golden State Warriors Win 125 - 107
Tue, Oct 21, 1980 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 103 - 107
Fri, Oct 24, 1980 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 104 - 98
Sat, Oct 25, 1980 @ Utah Jazz Win 127 - 99
Sun, Oct 26, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 102 - 108
Tue, Oct 28, 1980 @ San Diego Clippers Win 131 - 101
Fri, Oct 31, 1980 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 98
Sun, Nov 2, 1980 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 121 - 123
Tue, Nov 4, 1980 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 119 - 118
Fri, Nov 7, 1980 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 126 - 102
Sat, Nov 8, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 109 - 112
Tue, Nov 11, 1980 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 126 - 97
Wed, Nov 12, 1980 @ Houston Rockets Loss 104 - 107
Fri, Nov 14, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Win 113 - 100
Sun, Nov 16, 1980 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 110 - 102
Tue, Nov 18, 1980 vs Kansas City Kings Win 107 - 94
Thu, Nov 20, 1980 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 99 - 102
Fri, Nov 21, 1980 vs Phoenix Suns Win 116 - 88
Sun, Nov 23, 1980 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 94 - 110
Thu, Nov 27, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Win 128 - 119
Sat, Nov 29, 1980 @ Denver Nuggets Win 124 - 123 OT2
Sun, Nov 30, 1980 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 108 - 122
Wed, Dec 3, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 114 - 120
Sat, Dec 6, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 103 - 119
Sun, Dec 7, 1980 vs Utah Jazz Win 113 - 100
Tue, Dec 9, 1980 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 103 - 92
Wed, Dec 10, 1980 @ Houston Rockets Win 109 - 108
Fri, Dec 12, 1980 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 113 - 107
Sun, Dec 14, 1980 vs Golden State Warriors Win 122 - 113
Tue, Dec 16, 1980 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 92 - 97
Fri, Dec 19, 1980 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 106 - 110
Sun, Dec 21, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 135 - 122
Tue, Dec 23, 1980 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 102 - 108
Fri, Dec 26, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Win 116 - 115
Sat, Dec 27, 1980 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 106 - 116
Sun, Dec 28, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 122 - 116
Tue, Dec 30, 1980 @ Utah Jazz Loss 100 - 110
Fri, Jan 2, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 118
Tue, Jan 6, 1981 vs Washington Bullets Win 107 - 98
Fri, Jan 9, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 92 - 87
Sun, Jan 11, 1981 vs Detroit Pistons Win 117 - 108
Tue, Jan 13, 1981 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 108 - 104
Wed, Jan 14, 1981 @ Washington Bullets Loss 104 - 114
Fri, Jan 16, 1981 @ New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 111
Sun, Jan 18, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 96 - 98
Wed, Jan 21, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 116 - 106
Fri, Jan 23, 1981 vs Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 105
Mon, Jan 26, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 124 - 112
Tue, Jan 27, 1981 vs Utah Jazz Win 111 - 104
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 118 - 104
Wed, Feb 4, 1981 @ Indiana Pacers Win 102 - 96
Fri, Feb 6, 1981 @ Detroit Pistons Win 111 - 102
Sun, Feb 8, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 99 - 102
Wed, Feb 11, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Loss 91 - 105
Fri, Feb 13, 1981 @ Houston Rockets Win 114 - 105
Sun, Feb 15, 1981 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 107 - 99
Tue, Feb 17, 1981 vs New York Knicks Win 96 - 87
Fri, Feb 20, 1981 vs Houston Rockets Loss 107 - 110
Sun, Feb 22, 1981 @ New York Knicks Win 96 - 93
Tue, Feb 24, 1981 @ Chicago Bulls Win 107 - 97
Wed, Feb 25, 1981 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 108 - 126
Fri, Feb 27, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Win 107 - 103
Sun, Mar 1, 1981 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 96 - 101
Tue, Mar 3, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Win 99 - 98
Wed, Mar 4, 1981 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 114 - 123
Tue, Mar 10, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 118 - 104
Thu, Mar 12, 1981 @ San Diego Clippers Win 122 - 116
Fri, Mar 13, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 116 - 101
Sun, Mar 15, 1981 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 118 - 122
Tue, Mar 17, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 114 - 109
Wed, Mar 18, 1981 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 114 - 126
Fri, Mar 20, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 133 - 119
Sat, Mar 21, 1981 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 117 - 111
Sun, Mar 22, 1981 @ Golden State Warriors Win 120 - 118
Tue, Mar 24, 1981 vs Golden State Warriors Win 110 - 103
Fri, Mar 27, 1981 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 97 - 90
Sat, Mar 28, 1981 @ Utah Jazz Loss 110 - 112 OT
Sun, Mar 29, 1981 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 146 - 148 OT
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 1 - 2)
Wed, Apr 1, 1981 vs Houston Rockets Loss 107 - 111
Fri, Apr 3, 1981 @ Houston Rockets Win 111 - 106
Sun, Apr 5, 1981 vs Houston Rockets Loss 86 - 89

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