1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 2003 San Antonio Spurs - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 2002-03 Spurs, 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
2003 Spurs
in Western Conference
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
2003 Spurs
60 - 22

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
2003 Spurs
.732

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
2003 Spurs
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
2003 Spurs

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2003 Spurs
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
2003 Spurs
16 - 8

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
2003 Spurs
.667

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
2003 Spurs

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
2003 Spurs
7 -
Season MVP: Tim Duncan
Finals MVP: Tim Duncan
Coach of the Year: Gregg Popovich
All-NBA 1st Team: Tim Duncan
All-Defensive 1st Team: Tim Duncan
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Bruce Bowen
All-Rookie 2nd Team: Manu Ginobili
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
2003 Spurs
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
2003 Spurs
95.8

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
2003 Spurs
42.6

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
2003 Spurs
20.0

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
7.7

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
6.5

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
5.5

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
2003 Spurs
.462

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
.354

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
2003 Spurs
.725

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
2003 Spurs
94.8

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
2003 Spurs
45.5

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
2003 Spurs
20.7

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
7.8

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
6.9

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
5.3

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
2003 Spurs
.441

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
.351

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
2003 Spurs
.712


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
2003 Spurs
23.3 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
2003 Spurs
12.9 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
2003 Spurs
5.3 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
1.6 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
2.9 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
2003 Spurs
24.7 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
2003 Spurs
15.4 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
2003 Spurs
5.3 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
1.7 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2003 Spurs
3.3 bpg

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