1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 1989 Detroit Pistons - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1988-89 Pistons, 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
1989 Pistons
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
1989 Pistons
63 - 19

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
1989 Pistons
.768

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
1989 Pistons
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1989 Pistons

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1989 Pistons
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
1989 Pistons
15 - 2

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
1989 Pistons
.882

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1989 Pistons

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
1989 Pistons
3 -
Finals MVP: Joe Dumars
All-Defensive 1st Team: Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
1989 Pistons
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
1989 Pistons
106.6

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
1989 Pistons
45.1

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
1989 Pistons
24.7

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
6.4

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
5.0

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
1.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
1989 Pistons
.494

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
.300

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
1989 Pistons
.769

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
1989 Pistons
100.6

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
1989 Pistons
44.2

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
1989 Pistons
22.6

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
4.9

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
4.5

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
2.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
1989 Pistons
.473

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
.296

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
1989 Pistons
.762


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
1989 Pistons
18.4 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
1989 Pistons
9.6 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
1989 Pistons
8.3 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
1.7 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
1.2 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
1989 Pistons
18.2 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
1989 Pistons
10.0 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
1989 Pistons
8.3 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
1.6 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1989 Pistons
1.5 bpg

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