1987 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 1951 Rochester Royals - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1986-87 Lakers and the 1950-51 Royals, 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
1987 Lakers
in Western Conference
1951 Royals
in Western Division
Season Record
1987 Lakers
65 - 17
1951 Royals
41 - 27

Winning %
1987 Lakers
.793
1951 Royals
.603

Longest Streaks
1987 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 2
1951 Royals
Winning Streak: 7
Losing Streak: 6
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1987 Lakers
1951 Royals

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1987 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1951 Royals
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1987 Lakers
15 - 3
1951 Royals
9 - 5

Winning %
1987 Lakers
.833
1951 Royals
.643

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1987 Lakers
1951 Royals

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1987 Lakers
5 -
Season MVP: Magic Johnson
Finals MVP: Magic Johnson
Defensive Player: Michael Cooper
All-NBA 1st Team: Magic Johnson
All-Defensive 1st Team: Michael Cooper
1951 Royals
1 -
All-NBA 1st Team: Bob Davies
NBA Leaders
1987 Lakers
1 -
Assists Leader: Magic Johnson
1951 Royals
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1987 Lakers
117.8
1951 Royals
84.6

Rebounds
1987 Lakers
44.4
1951 Royals
44.3

Assists
1987 Lakers
29.6
1951 Royals
20.1

Steals
1987 Lakers
8.9
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1987 Lakers
5.9
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1987 Lakers
2.0
1951 Royals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1987 Lakers
.516
1951 Royals
.378

3-Point %
1987 Lakers
.367
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1987 Lakers
.789
1951 Royals
.753

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1987 Lakers
120.6
1951 Royals
83.9

Rebounds
1987 Lakers
44.9
1951 Royals
53.8

Assists
1987 Lakers
28.3
1951 Royals
23.5

Steals
1987 Lakers
7.9
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
Blocks
1987 Lakers
6.4
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1987 Lakers
2.4
1951 Royals
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1987 Lakers
.522
1951 Royals
.392

3-Point %
1987 Lakers
.361
1951 Royals
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1987 Lakers
.785
1951 Royals
.748


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1987 Lakers
23.9 ppg
1951 Royals
16.3 ppg
Rebounds
1987 Lakers
7.8 rpg
1951 Royals
12.0 rpg
Assists
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
1951 Royals
4.6 apg
Steals
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
1951 Royals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1987 Lakers
1951 Royals
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1987 Lakers
23.6 ppg
1951 Royals
19.5 ppg
Rebounds
1987 Lakers
7.9 rpg
1951 Royals
14.0 rpg
Assists
1987 Lakers
12.2 apg
1951 Royals
5.4 apg
Steals
1987 Lakers
1.7 spg
1951 Royals
-
n/a *
Blocks
1987 Lakers
1951 Royals
-
n/a *

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