1996-1997 Los Angeles Lakers

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1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 56-26 record. They went 31-10 at home and 25-16 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 60-31. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Semifinals to the Utah Jazz.

What division did the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers record by month?

The 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers had their best month in January, when they went 11-3 and had a 78.6% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 6-6 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 11-6 64.7% +38
December '96 11-3 78.6% +53
January '97 11-3 78.6% +93
February '97 6-6 50% +27
March '97 9-5 64.3% +53
April '97 8-3 72.7% +86

Did the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first series against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +350. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 53.1 wins, or a 53-29 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers went 10-6.

How did the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers went 4-3 in overtime games.

How did the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers was a 6 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1996-97 regular season was 2 games, which occured 6 separate times.

1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Phoenix Suns Win 96 - 82
Sun, Nov 3, 1996 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 91 - 85
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 @ New York Knicks Win 98 - 92
Wed, Nov 6, 1996 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 78 - 88
Fri, Nov 8, 1996 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 92 - 93
Sun, Nov 10, 1996 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 92 - 85
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 @ Houston Rockets Win 126 - 115
Wed, Nov 13, 1996 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 83 - 95
Fri, Nov 15, 1996 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 107 - 100
Sun, Nov 17, 1996 @ Phoenix Suns Win 102 - 88
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 @ Golden State Warriors Win 112 - 109
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 vs Utah Jazz Loss 97 - 113
Fri, Nov 22, 1996 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 96 - 86
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 vs Houston Rockets Loss 85 - 90
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 100 - 88
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 @ Boston Celtics Loss 94 - 110
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ Detroit Pistons Win 84 - 76
Sun, Dec 1, 1996 vs Denver Nuggets Win 104 - 96
Tue, Dec 3, 1996 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 110 - 106
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 @ Utah Jazz Loss 75 - 101
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 vs Orlando Magic Win 92 - 81
Sun, Dec 8, 1996 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 110 - 86
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 @ Sacramento Kings Win 92 - 90
Wed, Dec 11, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Win 79 - 76
Fri, Dec 13, 1996 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 120 - 119 OT
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 123 - 129 OT
Wed, Dec 18, 1996 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 105
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 88 - 103
Wed, Dec 25, 1996 @ Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 87
Fri, Dec 27, 1996 vs Boston Celtics Win 109 - 102
Sun, Dec 29, 1996 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 115 - 102
Thu, Jan 2, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Win 90 - 83
Fri, Jan 3, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 100 - 93
Sun, Jan 5, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 95 - 82
Mon, Jan 6, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 84 - 88
Wed, Jan 8, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 101 - 97
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 vs Miami Heat Win 94 - 85
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 91 - 81
Thu, Jan 16, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 98 - 102
Sat, Jan 18, 1997 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 97 - 100
Mon, Jan 20, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 109 - 99
Fri, Jan 24, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 114 - 97
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 104 - 103
Tue, Jan 28, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 102 - 83
Wed, Jan 29, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 99 - 92
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Win 129 - 99
Tue, Feb 4, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 86 - 108
Wed, Feb 5, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 106 - 90
Wed, Feb 12, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 100 - 84
Thu, Feb 13, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 132 - 117
Sun, Feb 16, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 91 - 102
Wed, Feb 19, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 84 - 103
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 99 - 91
Sun, Feb 23, 1997 vs New York Knicks Loss 121 - 127
Tue, Feb 25, 1997 @ Houston Rockets Loss 96 - 100
Thu, Feb 27, 1997 @ Washington Bullets Win 122 - 107
Fri, Feb 28, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 75 - 86
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 85 - 101
Tue, Mar 4, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 102 - 92
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Loss 90 - 111
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 115 - 105
Wed, Mar 12, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 109 - 101
Fri, Mar 14, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Loss 95 - 97
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Win 98 - 90 OT
Mon, Mar 17, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 113 - 94
Thu, Mar 20, 1997 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 89 - 76
Fri, Mar 21, 1997 @ Miami Heat Loss 97 - 98
Sun, Mar 23, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 84 - 110
Mon, Mar 24, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 109 - 84
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 106 - 84
Thu, Mar 27, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 102 - 98 OT
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 97
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 85
Fri, Apr 4, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 83 - 94
Sun, Apr 6, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 87 - 80
Tue, Apr 8, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 109 - 85
Wed, Apr 9, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 89 - 101
Fri, Apr 11, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Win 114 - 98
Sun, Apr 13, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Win 100 - 98
Thu, Apr 17, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 108 - 99
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 123 - 95
Sun, Apr 20, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 100
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 3 - 1)
Fri, Apr 25, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 95 - 77
Sun, Apr 27, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 107 - 93
Wed, Apr 30, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 90 - 98
Fri, May 2, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 95 - 91
Western Conference Semifinals (Lost 1 - 4)
Sun, May 4, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 77 - 93
Tue, May 6, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 101 - 103
Thu, May 8, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Win 104 - 84
Sat, May 10, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 95 - 110
Mon, May 12, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 93 - 98 OT

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