1972 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 2020 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1971-72 Lakers and the 2019-20 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
2020 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
1972 Lakers
69 - 13
2020 Lakers
52 - 19

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.841
2020 Lakers
.732

Longest Streaks
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
2020 Lakers
Winning Streak: 10
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
2020 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
2020 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1972 Lakers
12 - 3
2020 Lakers
16 - 5

Winning %
1972 Lakers
.800
2020 Lakers
.762

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1972 Lakers
2020 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
2020 Lakers
4 -
Finals MVP: LeBron James
All-NBA 1st Team: Anthony Davis, LeBron James
All-Defensive 1st Team: Anthony Davis
NBA Leaders
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
2020 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: LeBron James
Hall of Famers
1972 Lakers
2020 Lakers
-
none

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
121.0
2020 Lakers
113.4

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
56.4
2020 Lakers
45.7

Assists
1972 Lakers
27.2
2020 Lakers
25.4

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
8.6

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
6.6

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
11.0

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.490
2020 Lakers
.480

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
.349

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.734
2020 Lakers
.729

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1972 Lakers
106.6
2020 Lakers
112.8

Rebounds
1972 Lakers
54.1
2020 Lakers
44.1

Assists
1972 Lakers
21.6
2020 Lakers
25.6

Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
8.0

Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
5.3

3-Pointers Made
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
12.1

Percentages

Field Goal %
1972 Lakers
.429
2020 Lakers
.489

3-Point %
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
.354

Free Throw %
1972 Lakers
.750
2020 Lakers
.758


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
2020 Lakers
26.1 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
2020 Lakers
9.3 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
2020 Lakers
10.2 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.5 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
2.3 bpg

NBA Playoffs

Points
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
2020 Lakers
27.7 ppg
Rebounds
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
2020 Lakers
10.8 rpg
Assists
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
2020 Lakers
8.8 apg
Steals
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.4 spg
Blocks
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
2020 Lakers
1.4 bpg

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