1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 1988 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1987-88 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
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
1988 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
1988 Lakers
62 - 20

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
1988 Lakers
.756

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
1988 Lakers
Winning Streak: 15
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1988 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1988 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
1988 Lakers
15 - 9

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
1988 Lakers
.625

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1988 Lakers

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
1988 Lakers
3 -
Finals MVP: James Worthy
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
1988 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
1988 Lakers
112.8

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
1988 Lakers
43.5

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
1988 Lakers
28.6

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
8.2

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
4.9

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.7

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
1988 Lakers
.505

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
.297

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
1988 Lakers
.789

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
1988 Lakers
105.6

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
1988 Lakers
40.5

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
1988 Lakers
25.9

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
7.2

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
4.7

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
2.4

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
1988 Lakers
.499

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
.393

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
1988 Lakers
.779


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.7 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
1988 Lakers
8.7 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
1988 Lakers
11.9 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.9 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
1988 Lakers
21.1 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
1988 Lakers
7.3 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
1988 Lakers
12.6 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers
1.4 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1988 Lakers

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