1953 Minneapolis Lakers vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1952-53 Lakers and the 1971-72 Lakers, including both NBA teams stats, regular season and Playoffs wins, losses and performance, winning streaks and other data side by side.

Team Comparison

Summary

Regular Season

Standings
1953 Lakers
in Western Division
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1953 Lakers
48 - 22
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
1953 Lakers
.686
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
1953 Lakers
Winning Streak: 6
Losing Streak: 3
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1953 Lakers
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1953 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1953 Lakers
9 - 3
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
1953 Lakers
.750
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1953 Lakers
1972 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1953 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Vern Mikkelsen
1972 Lakers
6 -
Finals MVP: Wilt Chamberlain
Coach of the Year: Bill Sharman
All-NBA 1st Team: Jerry West
All-NBA 2nd Team: Wilt Chamberlain
All-Defensive 1st Team: Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West
NBA Leaders
1953 Lakers
1 -
Rebounds Leader: George Mikan
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1953 Lakers
85.3
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
1953 Lakers
48.7
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
1953 Lakers
19.3
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1953 Lakers
.390
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1953 Lakers
.739
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1953 Lakers
82.9
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
1953 Lakers
53.0
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
1953 Lakers
17.2
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1953 Lakers
.377
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1953 Lakers
.723
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1953 Lakers
20.6 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
1953 Lakers
14.4 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
1953 Lakers
3.6 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1953 Lakers
19.8 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
1953 Lakers
15.4 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
1953 Lakers
4.1 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1953 Lakers
-
n/a *
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

Notes: * - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80.