1970 New York Knicks vs. 1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1969-70 Knicks and the 1986-87 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
1970 Knicks
in Eastern Division
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1970 Knicks
60 - 22
1987 Lakers
65 - 17

Winning %
1970 Knicks
.732
1987 Lakers
.793

Longest Streaks
1970 Knicks
Winning Streak: 18
Losing Streak: 4
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1970 Knicks
1987 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1970 Knicks
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1970 Knicks
12 - 7
1987 Lakers
15 - 3

Winning %
1970 Knicks
.632
1987 Lakers
.833

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1970 Knicks
1987 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1970 Knicks
8 -
Season MVP: Willis Reed
Finals MVP: Willis Reed
Coach of the Year: Red Holzman
All-NBA 1st Team: Walt Frazier, Willis Reed
All-Defensive 1st Team: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1970 Knicks
-
none
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1970 Knicks
115.0
1987 Lakers
117.8

Rebounds
1970 Knicks
48.9
1987 Lakers
44.4

Assists
1970 Knicks
26.0
1987 Lakers
29.6

Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
8.9

Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
5.9

3-Pointers Made
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1970 Knicks
.477
1987 Lakers
.516

3-Point %
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.367

Free Throw %
1970 Knicks
.733
1987 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1970 Knicks
110.5
1987 Lakers
120.6

Rebounds
1970 Knicks
50.0
1987 Lakers
44.9

Assists
1970 Knicks
23.7
1987 Lakers
28.3

Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
7.9

Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
6.4

3-Pointers Made
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1970 Knicks
.457
1987 Lakers
.522

3-Point %
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
.361

Free Throw %
1970 Knicks
.758
1987 Lakers
.785


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1970 Knicks
21.7 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
Rebounds
1970 Knicks
13.9 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
Assists
1970 Knicks
8.2 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1970 Knicks
23.7 ppg
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
Rebounds
1970 Knicks
13.8 rpg
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
Assists
1970 Knicks
8.2 apg
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
Steals
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
Blocks
1970 Knicks
-
n/a *
1987 Lakers

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