1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 1990 Detroit Pistons - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1989-90 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
1990 Pistons
in Eastern Conference
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
1990 Pistons
59 - 23

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
1990 Pistons
.720

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
1990 Pistons
Winning Streak: 13
Losing Streak: 3
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1990 Pistons

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1990 Pistons
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
1990 Pistons
15 - 5

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
1990 Pistons
.750

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
1990 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
1990 Pistons
5 -
Finals MVP: Isiah Thomas
Defensive Player: Dennis Rodman
All-NBA 3rd Team: Joe Dumars
All-Defensive 1st Team: Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
1990 Pistons
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
1990 Pistons
104.3

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
1990 Pistons
44.4

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
1990 Pistons
24.3

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
6.2

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
5.1

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
2.2

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
1990 Pistons
.478

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
.327

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
1990 Pistons
.761

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
1990 Pistons
101.8

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
1990 Pistons
43.7

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
1990 Pistons
21.1

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
6.7

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
4.5

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
3.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
1990 Pistons
.471

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
.369

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
1990 Pistons
.751


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
1990 Pistons
18.4 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
1990 Pistons
9.7 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
1990 Pistons
9.4 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
1.7 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
1.9 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
1990 Pistons
20.5 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
1990 Pistons
10.6 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
1990 Pistons
8.2 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
2.2 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
1990 Pistons
1.7 bpg

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