1997-1998 Los Angeles Lakers

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61-21 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers

What was the record of the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a 61-21 record. They went 33-8 at home and 28-13 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers went 68-27. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Utah Jazz.

What division did the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

Did the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers made the Playoffs in 1998. They won their first series against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with a point differential of +635. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lakers could have been expected to have about 60.9 wins, or a 61-21 record in the regular season.

How did the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers went 8-4.

How did the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers went 4-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers was a 11 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers?

The longest losing streak that the Los Angeles Lakers had during the 1997-98 regular season was 3 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 31, 1997 vs Jazz W 104 - 87
Tue, Nov 4, 1997 @ Kings W 101 - 98
Fri, Nov 7, 1997 vs Knicks W 99 - 94
Sun, Nov 9, 1997 vs Warriors W 132 - 97
Tue, Nov 11, 1997 @ Mavericks W 118 - 96
Thu, Nov 13, 1997 @ Spurs W 109 - 100 OT
Fri, Nov 14, 1997 @ Rockets W 113 - 103 2OT
Sun, Nov 16, 1997 vs Grizzlies W 121 - 95
Tue, Nov 18, 1997 @ Jazz W 97 - 92
Wed, Nov 19, 1997 vs Timberwolves W 118 - 93
Sun, Nov 23, 1997 vs Clippers W 119 - 102
Tue, Nov 25, 1997 @ Heat L 86 - 103
Wed, Nov 26, 1997 @ Celtics W 118 - 103
Fri, Nov 28, 1997 @ 76ers L 95 - 105
Sun, Nov 30, 1997 vs Raptors W 105 - 99
Wed, Dec 3, 1997 @ Nuggets W 107 - 89
Fri, Dec 5, 1997 vs Spurs W 98 - 88
Sun, Dec 7, 1997 vs Cavaliers L 84 - 94
Mon, Dec 8, 1997 @ Trail Blazers L 99 - 105
Wed, Dec 10, 1997 @ Warriors L 92 - 93
Fri, Dec 12, 1997 vs Rockets W 119 - 102
Sun, Dec 14, 1997 vs Mavericks W 119 - 89
Tue, Dec 16, 1997 @ Timberwolves W 109 - 96
Wed, Dec 17, 1997 @ Bulls L 83 - 104
Fri, Dec 19, 1997 @ Hawks W 98 - 96
Sat, Dec 20, 1997 @ Hornets W 109 - 100
Mon, Dec 22, 1997 @ Rockets W 94 - 83
Fri, Dec 26, 1997 vs Clippers W 118 - 114 OT
Sun, Dec 28, 1997 vs Celtics L 102 - 108
Tue, Dec 30, 1997 vs Kings W 93 - 80
Fri, Jan 2 vs Hawks W 116 - 106
Sun, Jan 4 vs 76ers L 107 - 113
Tue, Jan 6 @ Grizzlies W 100 - 87
Wed, Jan 7 vs Bucks W 114 - 102
Fri, Jan 9 @ Clippers W 125 - 115
Sun, Jan 11 vs Hornets L 93 - 98
Wed, Jan 14 vs Nuggets W 132 - 114
Sat, Jan 17 vs Heat W 108 - 99
Mon, Jan 19 vs Magic W 92 - 89
Wed, Jan 21 @ Suns W 119 - 109
Sat, Jan 24 @ SuperSonics L 95 - 101
Wed, Jan 28 vs Nets L 95 - 106
Fri, Jan 30 vs Timberwolves W 121 - 114
Sun, Feb 1 vs Bulls W 112 - 87
Wed, Feb 4 vs Trail Blazers W 122 - 115
Tue, Feb 10 @ Trail Blazers L 105 - 117
Wed, Feb 11 vs Warriors W 105 - 99
Fri, Feb 13 vs SuperSonics L 108 - 113 OT
Sun, Feb 15 vs Rockets L 88 - 90
Wed, Feb 18 @ Suns L 103 - 110
Thu, Feb 19 vs Nuggets W 131 - 92
Sun, Feb 22 @ Magic L 94 - 96
Tue, Feb 24 @ Bucks W 98 - 81
Wed, Feb 25 @ Pacers W 96 - 89
Fri, Feb 27 @ Timberwolves W 104 - 91
Sun, Mar 1 @ Knicks L 89 - 101
Mon, Mar 2 @ Wizards L 86 - 96
Wed, Mar 4 vs Pacers W 104 - 95
Fri, Mar 6 vs Spurs W 91 - 84
Sun, Mar 8 vs Pistons W 96 - 89
Wed, Mar 11 vs Trail Blazers W 121 - 107
Thu, Mar 12 @ Clippers W 108 - 85
Sun, Mar 15 @ Grizzlies W 119 - 110
Mon, Mar 16 @ SuperSonics L 89 - 101
Wed, Mar 18 vs Suns W 99 - 93
Fri, Mar 20 vs SuperSonics W 93 - 80
Sun, Mar 22 @ Kings W 96 - 93
Mon, Mar 23 @ Nuggets W 107 - 86
Wed, Mar 25 vs Kings W 114 - 91
Sat, Mar 28 @ Jazz L 91 - 106
Sun, Mar 29 vs Wizards W 116 - 89
Tue, Mar 31 @ Raptors W 114 - 105
Thu, Apr 2 @ Nets W 117 - 106
Fri, Apr 3 @ Cavaliers W 105 - 93
Sun, Apr 5 @ Pistons W 105 - 103 OT
Wed, Apr 8 vs Grizzlies W 113 - 102
Fri, Apr 10 vs Suns L 105 - 114
Sat, Apr 11 @ Warriors W 96 - 84
Mon, Apr 13 @ Spurs W 99 - 75
Tue, Apr 14 @ Mavericks W 111 - 95
Fri, Apr 17 vs Mavericks W 124 - 95
Sun, Apr 19 vs Jazz W 102 - 98
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round
Fri, Apr 24 vs Trail Blazers W 104 - 102
Sun, Apr 26 vs Trail Blazers W 108 - 99
Tue, Apr 28 @ Trail Blazers L 94 - 99
Thu, Apr 30 @ Trail Blazers W 110 - 99
Western Conference Semifinals
Mon, May 4 @ SuperSonics L 92 - 106
Wed, May 6 @ SuperSonics W 92 - 68
Fri, May 8 vs SuperSonics W 119 - 103
Sun, May 10 vs SuperSonics W 112 - 100
Tue, May 12 @ SuperSonics W 110 - 95
Western Conference Finals
Sat, May 16 @ Jazz L 77 - 112
Mon, May 18 @ Jazz L 95 - 99
Fri, May 22 vs Jazz L 98 - 109
Sun, May 24 vs Jazz L 92 - 96

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