2012 Miami Heat vs. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 2011-12 Heat and the 1971-72 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
2012 Heat
in Eastern Conference
1972 Lakers
in Western Conference
Season Record
2012 Heat
46 - 20
1972 Lakers
69 - 13

Winning %
2012 Heat
.697
1972 Lakers
.841

Longest Streaks
2012 Heat
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 3
1972 Lakers
Winning Streak: 33
Losing Streak: 2
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2012 Heat
1972 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
2012 Heat
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1972 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
2012 Heat
16 - 7
1972 Lakers
12 - 3

Winning %
2012 Heat
.696
1972 Lakers
.800

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
2012 Heat
1972 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
2012 Heat
5 -
Season MVP: LeBron James
Finals MVP: LeBron James
All-NBA 1st Team: LeBron James
All-NBA 3rd Team: Dwyane Wade
All-Defensive 1st Team: LeBron James
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
NBA Leaders
2012 Heat
-
none
1972 Lakers
2 -
Rebounds Leader: Wilt Chamberlain
Assists Leader: Jerry West
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
2012 Heat
98.5
1972 Lakers
121.0

Rebounds
2012 Heat
41.6
1972 Lakers
56.4

Assists
2012 Heat
20.0
1972 Lakers
27.2

Steals
2012 Heat
8.9
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2012 Heat
5.4
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2012 Heat
5.6
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2012 Heat
.469
1972 Lakers
.490

3-Point %
2012 Heat
.359
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2012 Heat
.775
1972 Lakers
.734

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
2012 Heat
97.3
1972 Lakers
106.6

Rebounds
2012 Heat
40.4
1972 Lakers
54.1

Assists
2012 Heat
17.5
1972 Lakers
21.6

Steals
2012 Heat
7.3
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
2012 Heat
5.0
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
2012 Heat
6.8
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
2012 Heat
.460
1972 Lakers
.429

3-Point %
2012 Heat
.347
1972 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
2012 Heat
.744
1972 Lakers
.750


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
2012 Heat
27.1 ppg
1972 Lakers
25.9 ppg
Rebounds
2012 Heat
7.9 rpg
1972 Lakers
19.2 rpg
Assists
2012 Heat
6.2 apg
1972 Lakers
9.7 apg
Steals
2012 Heat
1.9 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2012 Heat
1.3 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
2012 Heat
30.3 ppg
1972 Lakers
23.8 ppg
Rebounds
2012 Heat
9.7 rpg
1972 Lakers
21.0 rpg
Assists
2012 Heat
5.6 apg
1972 Lakers
8.9 apg
Steals
2012 Heat
1.9 spg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
2012 Heat
1.3 bpg
1972 Lakers
-
n/a *

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