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1970-71 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 48-34, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Mullaney (48-34)

PTS/G: 114.8 (7th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.7 (6th of 17)
SRS: 3.26 (4th of 17) ▪ Pace: 115.7 (9th of 17)
Off Rtg: 98.8 (4th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 96.1 (8th of 17)
Expected W-L: 49-33 (4th of 17)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1971 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (1-4) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
22 Elgin Baylor SF 6-5 225 September 16, 1934 12 Seattle University
13 Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 275 August 21, 1936 11 University of Kansas
24 Keith Erickson SF 6-5 195 April 19, 1944 5 University of California, Los Angeles
25 Gail Goodrich SG 6-1 170 April 23, 1943 5 University of California, Los Angeles
52 Happy Hairston PF 6-7 225 May 31, 1942 6 New York University
30 Fred Hetzel SF 6-8 220 July 21, 1942 5 Davidson College
20 Earnie Killum G 6-3 180 June 11, 1948 R Stetson University
15 Willie McCarter SG 6-3 175 July 26, 1946 1 Drake University
5 Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 March 11, 1948 R Columbia University
12 Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 March 20, 1945 3 University of Kentucky
35 Rick Roberson C 6-9 231 July 7, 1947 1 University of Cincinnati
14 John Tresvant PF 6-7 215 November 6, 1939 6 Seattle University
44 Jerry West PG 6-2 175 May 28, 1938 10 West Virginia University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19755 3739 7857 .476 3739 7857 .476 1933 2717 .711 4269 2205 1709 9411
Team/G 240.9 45.6 95.8 .476 45.6 95.8 .476 23.6 33.1 .711 52.1 26.9 20.8 114.8
Lg Rank 8 4 11 2 4 11 2 10 8 17 11 3 1 7
Year/Year -0.4% 1.9% -1.2% +0.015 1.9% -1.2% +0.015 -2.9% 2.9% -0.042 2.8% 8.6% -9.9% 0.9%
Opponent 82 19755 3796 8511 .446 3796 8511 .446 1567 2107 .744 4552 2078 1951 9159
Opponent/G 240.9 46.3 103.8 .446 46.3 103.8 .446 19.1 25.7 .744 55.5 25.3 23.8 111.7
Lg Rank 8 14 16 7 14 16 7 1 1 9 14 14 6 6
Year/Year -0.4% -0.1%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 49 33 3.07 0.19 3.26 98.8 96.1 115.7 .346 .476 .246 .446 .184 The Forum
Lg Rank 4 4 4 12 4 4 8 9 8 2 8 7 1

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 82 3630 668 1226 .545 668 1226 .545 360 669 .538 1493 352 174 1696
2 Happy Hairston 28 80 2921 574 1233 .466 574 1233 .466 337 431 .782 797 168 256 1485
3 Jerry West 32 69 2845 667 1351 .494 667 1351 .494 525 631 .832 320 655 180 1859
4 Gail Goodrich 27 79 2808 558 1174 .475 558 1174 .475 264 343 .770 260 380 258 1380
5 Keith Erickson 26 73 2272 369 783 .471 369 783 .471 85 112 .759 404 223 241 823
6 Jim McMillian 22 81 1747 289 629 .459 289 629 .459 100 130 .769 330 133 122 678
7 Willie McCarter 24 76 1369 247 592 .417 247 592 .417 46 77 .597 122 126 152 540
8 Rick Roberson 23 65 909 125 301 .415 125 301 .415 88 143 .615 304 47 125 338
9 Fred Hetzel 28 59 613 111 256 .434 111 256 .434 60 77 .779 149 37 99 282
10 Pat Riley 25 54 506 105 254 .413 105 254 .413 56 87 .644 54 72 84 266
11 John Tresvant 31 8 66 18 35 .514 18 35 .514 7 10 .700 23 10 11 43
12 Elgin Baylor 36 2 57 8 19 .421 8 19 .421 4 6 .667 11 2 6 20
13 Earnie Killum 22 4 12 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 1 1 1.000 2 0 1 1

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 82 44.3 8.1 15.0 .545 8.1 15.0 .545 4.4 8.2 .538 18.2 4.3 2.1 20.7
2 Jerry West 32 69 41.2 9.7 19.6 .494 9.7 19.6 .494 7.6 9.1 .832 4.6 9.5 2.6 26.9
3 Happy Hairston 28 80 36.5 7.2 15.4 .466 7.2 15.4 .466 4.2 5.4 .782 10.0 2.1 3.2 18.6
4 Gail Goodrich 27 79 35.5 7.1 14.9 .475 7.1 14.9 .475 3.3 4.3 .770 3.3 4.8 3.3 17.5
5 Keith Erickson 26 73 31.1 5.1 10.7 .471 5.1 10.7 .471 1.2 1.5 .759 5.5 3.1 3.3 11.3
6 Elgin Baylor 36 2 28.5 4.0 9.5 .421 4.0 9.5 .421 2.0 3.0 .667 5.5 1.0 3.0 10.0
7 Jim McMillian 22 81 21.6 3.6 7.8 .459 3.6 7.8 .459 1.2 1.6 .769 4.1 1.6 1.5 8.4
8 Willie McCarter 24 76 18.0 3.3 7.8 .417 3.3 7.8 .417 0.6 1.0 .597 1.6 1.7 2.0 7.1
9 Rick Roberson 23 65 14.0 1.9 4.6 .415 1.9 4.6 .415 1.4 2.2 .615 4.7 0.7 1.9 5.2
10 Fred Hetzel 28 59 10.4 1.9 4.3 .434 1.9 4.3 .434 1.0 1.3 .779 2.5 0.6 1.7 4.8
11 Pat Riley 25 54 9.4 1.9 4.7 .413 1.9 4.7 .413 1.0 1.6 .644 1.0 1.3 1.6 4.9
12 John Tresvant 31 8 8.3 2.3 4.4 .514 2.3 4.4 .514 0.9 1.3 .700 2.9 1.3 1.4 5.4
13 Earnie Killum 22 4 3.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.3

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 82 3630 6.6 12.2 .545 6.6 12.2 .545 3.6 6.6 .538 14.8 3.5 1.7 16.8
2 Happy Hairston 28 80 2921 7.1 15.2 .466 7.1 15.2 .466 4.2 5.3 .782 9.8 2.1 3.2 18.3
3 Jerry West 32 69 2845 8.4 17.1 .494 8.4 17.1 .494 6.6 8.0 .832 4.0 8.3 2.3 23.5
4 Gail Goodrich 27 79 2808 7.2 15.1 .475 7.2 15.1 .475 3.4 4.4 .770 3.3 4.9 3.3 17.7
5 Keith Erickson 26 73 2272 5.8 12.4 .471 5.8 12.4 .471 1.3 1.8 .759 6.4 3.5 3.8 13.0
6 Jim McMillian 22 81 1747 6.0 13.0 .459 6.0 13.0 .459 2.1 2.7 .769 6.8 2.7 2.5 14.0
7 Willie McCarter 24 76 1369 6.5 15.6 .417 6.5 15.6 .417 1.2 2.0 .597 3.2 3.3 4.0 14.2
8 Rick Roberson 23 65 909 5.0 11.9 .415 5.0 11.9 .415 3.5 5.7 .615 12.0 1.9 5.0 13.4
9 Fred Hetzel 28 59 613 6.5 15.0 .434 6.5 15.0 .434 3.5 4.5 .779 8.8 2.2 5.8 16.6
10 Pat Riley 25 54 506 7.5 18.1 .413 7.5 18.1 .413 4.0 6.2 .644 3.8 5.1 6.0 18.9
11 John Tresvant 31 8 66 9.8 19.1 .514 9.8 19.1 .514 3.8 5.5 .700 12.5 5.5 6.0 23.5
12 Elgin Baylor 36 2 57 5.1 12.0 .421 5.1 12.0 .421 2.5 3.8 .667 6.9 1.3 3.8 12.6
13 Earnie Killum 22 4 12 0.0 12.0 .000 0.0 12.0 .000 3.0 3.0 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 3.0

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 82 3630 .545 .545 .538
2 Happy Hairston 28 80 2921 .466 .466 .782
3 Jerry West 32 69 2845 .494 .494 .832
4 Gail Goodrich 27 79 2808 .475 .475 .770
5 Keith Erickson 26 73 2272 .471 .471 .759
6 Jim McMillian 22 81 1747 .459 .459 .769
7 Willie McCarter 24 76 1369 .417 .417 .597
8 Rick Roberson 23 65 909 .415 .415 .615
9 Fred Hetzel 28 59 613 .434 .434 .779
10 Pat Riley 25 54 506 .413 .413 .644
11 John Tresvant 31 8 66 .514 .514 .700
12 Elgin Baylor 36 2 57 .421 .421 .667
13 Earnie Killum 22 4 12 .000 .000 1.000

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 82 3630 20.3 .558 .545 .546 18.4 12.7 8.2 4.5 12.6 .167
2 Happy Hairston 28 80 2921 16.2 .522 .466 .350 12.2 7.7 4.7 2.6 7.2 .119
3 Jerry West 32 69 2845 23.5 .571 .494 .467 5.0 32.3 10.2 2.5 12.8 .215
4 Gail Goodrich 27 79 2808 14.6 .521 .475 .292 4.1 18.1 4.5 1.9 6.4 .109
5 Keith Erickson 26 73 2272 11.5 .494 .471 .143 8.0 12.5 1.6 1.7 3.3 .070
6 Jim McMillian 22 81 1747 12.2 .494 .459 .207 8.5 9.7 1.2 1.3 2.5 .070
7 Willie McCarter 24 76 1369 8.5 .431 .417 .130 4.0 12.0 -1.0 0.8 -0.2 -0.008
8 Rick Roberson 23 65 909 11.8 .464 .415 .475 15.0 6.4 0.1 0.9 1.0 .050
9 Fred Hetzel 28 59 613 12.4 .486 .434 .301 10.9 7.9 0.4 0.5 0.9 .070
10 Pat Riley 25 54 506 12.3 .455 .413 .343 4.8 19.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .027
11 John Tresvant 31 8 66 22.7 .546 .514 .286 15.6 22.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 .193
12 Elgin Baylor 36 2 57 9.0 .462 .421 .316 8.6 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 .032
13 Earnie Killum 22 4 12 -5.3 .113 .000 .250 7.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.314

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 12 554 85 187 .455 85 187 .455 50 97 .515 242 53 33 220
2 Jim McMillian 22 12 522 79 181 .436 79 181 .436 23 34 .676 65 22 27 181
3 Gail Goodrich 27 12 518 105 247 .425 105 247 .425 95 113 .841 38 91 38 305
4 Happy Hairston 28 12 471 83 164 .506 83 164 .506 38 50 .760 109 34 41 204
5 Keith Erickson 26 8 313 54 99 .545 54 99 .545 17 22 .773 45 22 34 125
6 Willie McCarter 24 12 232 27 76 .355 27 76 .355 1 6 .167 26 17 30 55
7 Pat Riley 25 7 135 29 69 .420 29 69 .420 8 11 .727 15 14 12 66
8 Rick Roberson 23 9 93 10 29 .345 10 29 .345 4 7 .571 26 4 14 24
9 Fred Hetzel 28 7 38 5 15 .333 5 15 .333 2 2 1.000 7 2 5 12
10 Earnie Killum 22 2 4 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 3 .667 0 0 1 4

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 12 46.2 7.1 15.6 .455 7.1 15.6 .455 4.2 8.1 .515 20.2 4.4 2.8 18.3
2 Jim McMillian 22 12 43.5 6.6 15.1 .436 6.6 15.1 .436 1.9 2.8 .676 5.4 1.8 2.3 15.1
3 Gail Goodrich 27 12 43.2 8.8 20.6 .425 8.8 20.6 .425 7.9 9.4 .841 3.2 7.6 3.2 25.4
4 Happy Hairston 28 12 39.3 6.9 13.7 .506 6.9 13.7 .506 3.2 4.2 .760 9.1 2.8 3.4 17.0
5 Keith Erickson 26 8 39.1 6.8 12.4 .545 6.8 12.4 .545 2.1 2.8 .773 5.6 2.8 4.3 15.6
6 Pat Riley 25 7 19.3 4.1 9.9 .420 4.1 9.9 .420 1.1 1.6 .727 2.1 2.0 1.7 9.4
7 Willie McCarter 24 12 19.3 2.3 6.3 .355 2.3 6.3 .355 0.1 0.5 .167 2.2 1.4 2.5 4.6
8 Rick Roberson 23 9 10.3 1.1 3.2 .345 1.1 3.2 .345 0.4 0.8 .571 2.9 0.4 1.6 2.7
9 Fred Hetzel 28 7 5.4 0.7 2.1 .333 0.7 2.1 .333 0.3 0.3 1.000 1.0 0.3 0.7 1.7
10 Earnie Killum 22 2 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.5 0.5 1.000 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 12 554 5.5 12.2 .455 5.5 12.2 .455 3.2 6.3 .515 15.7 3.4 2.1 14.3
2 Jim McMillian 22 12 522 5.4 12.5 .436 5.4 12.5 .436 1.6 2.3 .676 4.5 1.5 1.9 12.5
3 Gail Goodrich 27 12 518 7.3 17.2 .425 7.3 17.2 .425 6.6 7.9 .841 2.6 6.3 2.6 21.2
4 Happy Hairston 28 12 471 6.3 12.5 .506 6.3 12.5 .506 2.9 3.8 .760 8.3 2.6 3.1 15.6
5 Keith Erickson 26 8 313 6.2 11.4 .545 6.2 11.4 .545 2.0 2.5 .773 5.2 2.5 3.9 14.4
6 Willie McCarter 24 12 232 4.2 11.8 .355 4.2 11.8 .355 0.2 0.9 .167 4.0 2.6 4.7 8.5
7 Pat Riley 25 7 135 7.7 18.4 .420 7.7 18.4 .420 2.1 2.9 .727 4.0 3.7 3.2 17.6
8 Rick Roberson 23 9 93 3.9 11.2 .345 3.9 11.2 .345 1.5 2.7 .571 10.1 1.5 5.4 9.3
9 Fred Hetzel 28 7 38 4.7 14.2 .333 4.7 14.2 .333 1.9 1.9 1.000 6.6 1.9 4.7 11.4
10 Earnie Killum 22 2 4 9.0 9.0 1.000 9.0 9.0 1.000 18.0 27.0 .667 0.0 0.0 9.0 36.0

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 12 554 .455 .455 .515
2 Jim McMillian 22 12 522 .436 .436 .676
3 Gail Goodrich 27 12 518 .425 .425 .841
4 Happy Hairston 28 12 471 .506 .506 .760
5 Keith Erickson 26 8 313 .545 .545 .773
6 Willie McCarter 24 12 232 .355 .355 .167
7 Pat Riley 25 7 135 .420 .420 .727
8 Rick Roberson 23 9 93 .345 .345 .571
9 Fred Hetzel 28 7 38 .333 .333 1.000
10 Earnie Killum 22 2 4 1.000 1.000 .667

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Wilt Chamberlain 34 12 554 19.1 .479 .455 .519 21.3 14.1 0.4 0.4 0.8 .070
2 Jim McMillian 22 12 522 10.0 .462 .436 .188 6.1 6.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 .024
3 Gail Goodrich 27 12 518 20.0 .514 .425 .457 3.6 28.0 1.2 0.2 1.4 .131
4 Happy Hairston 28 12 471 16.7 .548 .506 .305 11.3 11.0 1.1 0.2 1.3 .134
5 Keith Erickson 26 8 313 14.2 .575 .545 .222 7.0 10.7 0.8 0.1 0.9 .143
6 Willie McCarter 24 12 232 4.4 .350 .355 .079 5.5 10.3 -0.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.084
7 Pat Riley 25 7 135 13.3 .447 .420 .159 5.4 16.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 .010
8 Rick Roberson 23 9 93 7.4 .374 .345 .241 13.6 6.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.056
9 Fred Hetzel 28 7 38 7.1 .378 .333 .133 9.0 7.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.073
10 Earnie Killum 22 2 4 32.7 .862 1.000 3.000 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 .698