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1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule and Results

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Record: 54-26, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Fred Schaus (54-26)

PTS/G: 118.5 (6th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 116.3 (2nd of 9)
SRS: 1.80 (4th of 9) ▪ Pace: 123.3 (8th of 9)
Off Rtg: 95.0 (3rd of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 93.3 (4th of 9)
Expected W-L: 45-35 (4th of 9)

Arena: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1962 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (4-2) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Oct 19, 1961 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 118 113 1 0 W 1 at New York, NY
2 Fri, Oct 20, 1961 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 115 122 1 1 L 1
3 Tue, Oct 24, 1961 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals W 124 122 2 1 W 1 at New York, NY
4 Wed, Oct 25, 1961 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 120 116 3 1 W 2
5 Fri, Oct 27, 1961 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 128 118 4 1 W 3
6 Sat, Oct 28, 1961 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 135 126 5 1 W 4
7 Wed, Nov 1, 1961 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 120 115 6 1 W 5
8 Fri, Nov 3, 1961 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 114 132 6 2 L 1
9 Sat, Nov 4, 1961 Box Score @ Chicago Packers W 125 112 7 2 W 1
10 Tue, Nov 7, 1961 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 127 110 8 2 W 2
11 Wed, Nov 8, 1961 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 124 118 9 2 W 3
12 Mon, Nov 13, 1961 Box Score Chicago Packers W 127 113 10 2 W 4
13 Wed, Nov 15, 1961 Box Score Chicago Packers W 133 118 11 2 W 5
14 Fri, Nov 17, 1961 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 125 121 12 2 W 6
15 Sat, Nov 18, 1961 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 103 101 13 2 W 7
16 Tue, Nov 21, 1961 Box Score N Detroit Pistons L 102 108 13 3 L 1 at New York, NY
17 Thu, Nov 23, 1961 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 122 114 14 3 W 1
18 Fri, Nov 24, 1961 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 100 89 15 3 W 2
19 Sat, Nov 25, 1961 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 103 104 15 4 L 1
20 Sun, Nov 26, 1961 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 102 117 15 5 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 28, 1961 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 111 121 15 6 L 3 at St. Louis, MO
22 Fri, Dec 1, 1961 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 117 138 15 7 L 4
23 Sat, Dec 2, 1961 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 129 119 16 7 W 1
24 Mon, Dec 4, 1961 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 131 120 17 7 W 2
25 Tue, Dec 5, 1961 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 125 120 18 7 W 3 at Providence, RI
26 Wed, Dec 6, 1961 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W OT 123 121 19 7 W 4
27 Fri, Dec 8, 1961 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 3OT 151 147 20 7 W 5
28 Sat, Dec 9, 1961 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 114 107 21 7 W 6
29 Mon, Dec 11, 1961 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 132 119 22 7 W 7
30 Wed, Dec 13, 1961 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W OT 137 136 23 7 W 8
31 Fri, Dec 15, 1961 Box Score @ Chicago Packers L 94 97 23 8 L 1
32 Sat, Dec 16, 1961 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 123 128 23 9 L 2 at Rochester, NY
33 Sun, Dec 17, 1961 Box Score N Detroit Pistons W 122 116 24 9 W 1 at Minneapolis, MN
34 Tue, Dec 19, 1961 Box Score Boston Celtics W 104 101 25 9 W 2
35 Wed, Dec 20, 1961 Box Score N Chicago Packers W 102 98 26 9 W 3 at Detroit, MI
36 Sat, Dec 23, 1961 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 129 126 27 9 W 4
37 Mon, Dec 25, 1961 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 141 127 28 9 W 5
38 Tue, Dec 26, 1961 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 117 129 28 10 L 1
39 Wed, Dec 27, 1961 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 119 111 29 10 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
40 Thu, Dec 28, 1961 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 121 114 30 10 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Fri, Dec 29, 1961 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 118 123 30 11 L 1 at Hershey, PA
42 Mon, Jan 1, 1962 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 114 111 31 11 W 1
43 Wed, Jan 3, 1962 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 124 123 32 11 W 2
44 Sun, Jan 7, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 95 118 32 12 L 1
45 Sat, Jan 13, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 108 107 33 12 W 1
46 Sun, Jan 14, 1962 Box Score N Detroit Pistons L 108 118 33 13 L 1 at Fort Wayne, IN
47 Wed, Jan 17, 1962 Box Score New York Knicks W 129 121 34 13 W 1
48 Fri, Jan 19, 1962 Box Score New York Knicks W 108 107 35 13 W 2
49 Sat, Jan 20, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 124 125 35 14 L 1
50 Sun, Jan 21, 1962 Box Score @ Chicago Packers W OT 112 111 36 14 W 1
51 Tue, Jan 23, 1962 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 103 118 36 15 L 1 at New York, NY
52 Wed, Jan 24, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 136 123 37 15 W 1
53 Thu, Jan 25, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 116 112 38 15 W 2
54 Sun, Jan 28, 1962 Box Score Chicago Packers W 124 109 39 15 W 3
55 Tue, Jan 30, 1962 Box Score Chicago Packers W 107 92 40 15 W 4
56 Wed, Jan 31, 1962 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W OT 123 122 41 15 W 5
57 Thu, Feb 1, 1962 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 115 130 41 16 L 1 at College Park, MD
58 Sat, Feb 3, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 127 124 42 16 W 1
59 Sun, Feb 4, 1962 Box Score @ Chicago Packers L 105 113 42 17 L 1
60 Mon, Feb 5, 1962 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals W OT 134 128 43 17 W 1 at Morgantown, WV
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Feb 6, 1962 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 112 116 43 18 L 1
62 Thu, Feb 8, 1962 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals L 109 113 43 19 L 2 at Dayton, OH
63 Mon, Feb 12, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 113 117 43 20 L 3
64 Wed, Feb 14, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 130 107 44 20 W 1
65 Fri, Feb 16, 1962 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 121 127 44 21 L 1
66 Sat, Feb 17, 1962 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 128 121 45 21 W 1
67 Sun, Feb 18, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics W 125 99 46 21 W 2
68 Tue, Feb 20, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 96 115 46 22 L 1
69 Thu, Feb 22, 1962 Box Score N New York Knicks W 118 116 47 22 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
70 Fri, Feb 23, 1962 Box Score N Chicago Packers W OT 124 117 48 22 W 2 at Louisville, KY
71 Sat, Feb 24, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 114 118 48 23 L 1
72 Sun, Feb 25, 1962 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 128 99 49 23 W 1
73 Tue, Feb 27, 1962 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 107 100 50 23 W 2
74 Sat, Mar 3, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 125 134 50 24 L 1
75 Sun, Mar 4, 1962 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 124 115 51 24 W 1
76 Fri, Mar 9, 1962 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 100 122 51 25 L 1
77 Sun, Mar 11, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 105 119 51 26 L 2
78 Mon, Mar 12, 1962 Box Score N New York Knicks W 119 106 52 26 W 1 at Seattle, WA
79 Tue, Mar 13, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 120 111 53 26 W 2
80 Wed, Mar 14, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 125 115 54 26 W 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Mar 24, 1962 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 132 108 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Mar 25, 1962 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 127 112 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Mar 27, 1962 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 111 106 3 0 W 3
4 Thu, Mar 29, 1962 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 117 118 3 1 L 1
5 Sat, Mar 31, 1962 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 125 132 3 2 L 2
6 Tue, Apr 3, 1962 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 123 117 4 2 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Sat, Apr 7, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 108 122 4 3 L 1
8 Sun, Apr 8, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 129 122 5 3 W 1
9 Tue, Apr 10, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics W 117 115 6 3 W 2
10 Wed, Apr 11, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 103 115 6 4 L 1
11 Sat, Apr 14, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 126 121 7 4 W 1
12 Mon, Apr 16, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 105 119 7 5 L 1
13 Wed, Apr 18, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L OT 107 110 7 6 L 2