1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 1956 Philadelphia Warriors - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1955-56 Warriors, 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
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
1956 Warriors
in Eastern Division
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
1956 Warriors
45 - 27

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
1956 Warriors
.625

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
1956 Warriors
Winning Streak: 8
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1956 Warriors

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1956 Warriors
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
1956 Warriors
7 - 3

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
1956 Warriors
.700

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1956 Warriors

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
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
1956 Warriors
3 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Paul Arizin, Neil Johnston
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jack George
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
1956 Warriors
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
1956 Warriors
103.1

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
1956 Warriors
60.6

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
1956 Warriors
26.2

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
1956 Warriors
.410

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
1956 Warriors
.757

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
1956 Warriors
104.6

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
1956 Warriors
64.4

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
1956 Warriors
25.9

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
1956 Warriors
.398

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
1956 Warriors
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
1956 Warriors
24.2 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
1956 Warriors
12.5 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
1956 Warriors
6.3 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
1956 Warriors
28.9 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
1956 Warriors
14.3 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
1956 Warriors
5.8 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1956 Warriors
-
n/a *

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