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1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 69-13, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Sharman (69-13)

PTS/G: 121.0 (1st of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.7 (6th of 17)
SRS: 11.65 (1st of 17) ▪ Pace: 116.9 (1st of 17)
Off Rtg: 103.1 (1st of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 92.6 (2nd of 17)
Expected W-L: 67-15 (1st of 17)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1972 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (1-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (2-4) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (0-4) 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 13 Seattle University
13 Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 275 August 21, 1936 12 University of Kansas
11 Jim Cleamons PG 6-3 185 September 13, 1949 R Ohio State University
14 Leroy Ellis C 6-10 210 March 10, 1940 9 St. John's University
24 Keith Erickson SF 6-5 195 April 19, 1944 6 University of California, Los Angeles
25 Gail Goodrich SG 6-1 170 April 23, 1943 6 University of California, Los Angeles
52 Happy Hairston PF 6-7 225 May 31, 1942 7 New York University
5 Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 March 11, 1948 1 Columbia University
12 Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 March 20, 1945 4 University of Kentucky
21 Flynn Robinson SG 6-1 185 April 28, 1941 5 University of Wyoming
31 John Trapp SF 6-7 210 October 2, 1945 3 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
44 Jerry West PG 6-2 175 May 28, 1938 11 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 3920 7998 .490 3920 7998 .490 2080 2833 .734 4628 2232 1636 9920
Team/G 240.9 47.8 97.5 .490 47.8 97.5 .490 25.4 34.5 .734 56.4 27.2 20.0 121.0
Lg Rank 11 1 5 2 1 5 2 2 2 15 1 1 1 1
Year/Year 0.0% 4.8% 1.8% +0.014 4.8% 1.8% +0.014 7.6% 4.3% +0.023 8.4% 1.2% -4.3% 5.4%
Opponent 82 19755 3699 8553 .432 3699 8553 .432 1515 1972 .768 4290 1994 1997 8913
Opponent/G 240.9 45.1 104.3 .432 45.1 104.3 .432 18.5 24.0 .768 52.3 24.3 24.4 108.7
Lg Rank 11 15 17 2 15 17 2 1 1 17 12 11 14 6
Year/Year 0.0% -2.6% 0.5% -0.014 -2.6% 0.5% -0.014 -3.3% -6.4% +0.025 -5.8% -4.0% 2.4% -2.7%

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 67 15 12.28 -0.63 11.65 103.1 92.6 116.9 .354 .490 .260 .432 .177 The Forum
Lg Rank 1 1 1 17 1 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 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 35 82 3469 496 764 .649 496 764 .649 221 524 .422 1572 329 196 1213
2 Jim McMillian 23 80 3050 642 1331 .482 642 1331 .482 219 277 .791 522 209 209 1503
3 Gail Goodrich 28 82 3040 826 1695 .487 826 1695 .487 475 559 .850 295 365 210 2127
4 Jerry West 33 77 2973 735 1540 .477 735 1540 .477 515 633 .814 327 747 209 1985
5 Happy Hairston 29 80 2748 368 798 .461 368 798 .461 311 399 .779 1045 193 251 1047
6 Leroy Ellis 31 74 1081 138 300 .460 138 300 .460 66 95 .695 310 46 115 342
7 Flynn Robinson 30 64 1007 262 535 .490 262 535 .490 111 129 .860 115 138 139 635
8 Pat Riley 26 67 926 197 441 .447 197 441 .447 55 74 .743 127 75 110 449
9 John Trapp 26 58 759 139 314 .443 139 314 .443 51 73 .699 180 42 130 329
10 Keith Erickson 27 15 262 40 83 .482 40 83 .482 6 7 .857 39 35 26 86
11 Elgin Baylor 37 9 239 42 97 .433 42 97 .433 22 27 .815 57 18 20 106
12 Jim Cleamons 22 38 201 35 100 .350 35 100 .350 28 36 .778 39 35 21 98

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 35 82 42.3 6.0 9.3 .649 6.0 9.3 .649 2.7 6.4 .422 19.2 4.0 2.4 14.8
2 Jerry West 33 77 38.6 9.5 20.0 .477 9.5 20.0 .477 6.7 8.2 .814 4.2 9.7 2.7 25.8
3 Jim McMillian 23 80 38.1 8.0 16.6 .482 8.0 16.6 .482 2.7 3.5 .791 6.5 2.6 2.6 18.8
4 Gail Goodrich 28 82 37.1 10.1 20.7 .487 10.1 20.7 .487 5.8 6.8 .850 3.6 4.5 2.6 25.9
5 Happy Hairston 29 80 34.4 4.6 10.0 .461 4.6 10.0 .461 3.9 5.0 .779 13.1 2.4 3.1 13.1
6 Elgin Baylor 37 9 26.6 4.7 10.8 .433 4.7 10.8 .433 2.4 3.0 .815 6.3 2.0 2.2 11.8
7 Keith Erickson 27 15 17.5 2.7 5.5 .482 2.7 5.5 .482 0.4 0.5 .857 2.6 2.3 1.7 5.7
8 Flynn Robinson 30 64 15.7 4.1 8.4 .490 4.1 8.4 .490 1.7 2.0 .860 1.8 2.2 2.2 9.9
9 Leroy Ellis 31 74 14.6 1.9 4.1 .460 1.9 4.1 .460 0.9 1.3 .695 4.2 0.6 1.6 4.6
10 Pat Riley 26 67 13.8 2.9 6.6 .447 2.9 6.6 .447 0.8 1.1 .743 1.9 1.1 1.6 6.7
11 John Trapp 26 58 13.1 2.4 5.4 .443 2.4 5.4 .443 0.9 1.3 .699 3.1 0.7 2.2 5.7
12 Jim Cleamons 22 38 5.3 0.9 2.6 .350 0.9 2.6 .350 0.7 0.9 .778 1.0 0.9 0.6 2.6

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 35 82 3469 5.1 7.9 .649 5.1 7.9 .649 2.3 5.4 .422 16.3 3.4 2.0 12.6
2 Jim McMillian 23 80 3050 7.6 15.7 .482 7.6 15.7 .482 2.6 3.3 .791 6.2 2.5 2.5 17.7
3 Gail Goodrich 28 82 3040 9.8 20.1 .487 9.8 20.1 .487 5.6 6.6 .850 3.5 4.3 2.5 25.2
4 Jerry West 33 77 2973 8.9 18.6 .477 8.9 18.6 .477 6.2 7.7 .814 4.0 9.0 2.5 24.0
5 Happy Hairston 29 80 2748 4.8 10.5 .461 4.8 10.5 .461 4.1 5.2 .779 13.7 2.5 3.3 13.7
6 Leroy Ellis 31 74 1081 4.6 10.0 .460 4.6 10.0 .460 2.2 3.2 .695 10.3 1.5 3.8 11.4
7 Flynn Robinson 30 64 1007 9.4 19.1 .490 9.4 19.1 .490 4.0 4.6 .860 4.1 4.9 5.0 22.7
8 Pat Riley 26 67 926 7.7 17.1 .447 7.7 17.1 .447 2.1 2.9 .743 4.9 2.9 4.3 17.5
9 John Trapp 26 58 759 6.6 14.9 .443 6.6 14.9 .443 2.4 3.5 .699 8.5 2.0 6.2 15.6
10 Keith Erickson 27 15 262 5.5 11.4 .482 5.5 11.4 .482 0.8 1.0 .857 5.4 4.8 3.6 11.8
11 Elgin Baylor 37 9 239 6.3 14.6 .433 6.3 14.6 .433 3.3 4.1 .815 8.6 2.7 3.0 16.0
12 Jim Cleamons 22 38 201 6.3 17.9 .350 6.3 17.9 .350 5.0 6.4 .778 7.0 6.3 3.8 17.6

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 35 82 3469 .649 .649 .422
2 Jim McMillian 23 80 3050 .482 .482 .791
3 Gail Goodrich 28 82 3040 .487 .487 .850
4 Jerry West 33 77 2973 .477 .477 .814
5 Happy Hairston 29 80 2748 .461 .461 .779
6 Leroy Ellis 31 74 1081 .460 .460 .695
7 Flynn Robinson 30 64 1007 .490 .490 .860
8 Pat Riley 26 67 926 .447 .447 .743
9 John Trapp 26 58 759 .443 .443 .699
10 Keith Erickson 27 15 262 .482 .482 .857
11 Elgin Baylor 37 9 239 .433 .433 .815
12 Jim Cleamons 22 38 201 .350 .350 .778

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 35 82 3469 18.5 .610 .649 .686 20.1 11.2 7.9 7.9 15.8 .219
2 Jim McMillian 23 80 3050 14.3 .517 .482 .208 7.6 8.8 4.1 3.7 7.8 .123
3 Gail Goodrich 28 82 3040 20.1 .548 .487 .330 4.3 16.7 8.8 3.5 12.3 .194
4 Jerry West 33 77 2973 23.1 .546 .477 .411 4.9 33.7 8.4 4.9 13.3 .216
5 Happy Hairston 29 80 2748 15.7 .538 .461 .500 16.8 8.2 3.9 5.3 9.2 .161
6 Leroy Ellis 31 74 1081 10.9 .500 .460 .317 12.7 4.9 0.6 1.6 2.3 .102
7 Flynn Robinson 30 64 1007 17.7 .537 .490 .241 5.1 18.7 2.3 1.3 3.6 .172
8 Pat Riley 26 67 926 11.8 .474 .447 .168 6.1 10.4 0.2 1.1 1.3 .067
9 John Trapp 26 58 759 11.0 .475 .443 .232 10.5 6.8 0.2 1.1 1.2 .078
10 Keith Erickson 27 15 262 11.4 .500 .482 .084 6.6 15.9 0.2 0.4 0.5 .099
11 Elgin Baylor 37 9 239 13.6 .487 .433 .278 10.6 9.2 0.1 0.4 0.5 .097
12 Jim Cleamons 22 38 201 13.9 .423 .350 .360 8.6 21.3 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .022

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 35 15 703 80 142 .563 80 142 .563 60 122 .492 315 49 47 220
2 Jim McMillian 23 15 624 113 253 .447 113 253 .447 60 70 .857 85 22 43 286
3 Jerry West 33 15 608 128 340 .376 128 340 .376 88 106 .830 73 134 39 344
4 Happy Hairston 29 15 577 74 168 .440 74 168 .440 54 68 .794 197 31 44 202
5 Gail Goodrich 28 15 575 130 292 .445 130 292 .445 97 108 .898 38 50 50 357
6 Pat Riley 26 15 244 33 99 .333 33 99 .333 12 16 .750 29 14 37 78
7 Leroy Ellis 31 13 134 19 41 .463 19 41 .463 1 4 .250 41 10 9 39
8 Flynn Robinson 30 7 72 19 41 .463 19 41 .463 7 10 .700 13 5 13 45
9 John Trapp 26 10 71 8 33 .242 8 33 .242 4 7 .571 16 5 9 20
10 Jim Cleamons 22 6 17 4 7 .571 4 7 .571 0 0 4 4 3 8

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 35 15 46.9 5.3 9.5 .563 5.3 9.5 .563 4.0 8.1 .492 21.0 3.3 3.1 14.7
2 Jim McMillian 23 15 41.6 7.5 16.9 .447 7.5 16.9 .447 4.0 4.7 .857 5.7 1.5 2.9 19.1
3 Jerry West 33 15 40.5 8.5 22.7 .376 8.5 22.7 .376 5.9 7.1 .830 4.9 8.9 2.6 22.9
4 Happy Hairston 29 15 38.5 4.9 11.2 .440 4.9 11.2 .440 3.6 4.5 .794 13.1 2.1 2.9 13.5
5 Gail Goodrich 28 15 38.3 8.7 19.5 .445 8.7 19.5 .445 6.5 7.2 .898 2.5 3.3 3.3 23.8
6 Pat Riley 26 15 16.3 2.2 6.6 .333 2.2 6.6 .333 0.8 1.1 .750 1.9 0.9 2.5 5.2
7 Flynn Robinson 30 7 10.3 2.7 5.9 .463 2.7 5.9 .463 1.0 1.4 .700 1.9 0.7 1.9 6.4
8 Leroy Ellis 31 13 10.3 1.5 3.2 .463 1.5 3.2 .463 0.1 0.3 .250 3.2 0.8 0.7 3.0
9 John Trapp 26 10 7.1 0.8 3.3 .242 0.8 3.3 .242 0.4 0.7 .571 1.6 0.5 0.9 2.0
10 Jim Cleamons 22 6 2.8 0.7 1.2 .571 0.7 1.2 .571 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.3

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 35 15 703 4.1 7.3 .563 4.1 7.3 .563 3.1 6.2 .492 16.1 2.5 2.4 11.3
2 Jim McMillian 23 15 624 6.5 14.6 .447 6.5 14.6 .447 3.5 4.0 .857 4.9 1.3 2.5 16.5
3 Jerry West 33 15 608 7.6 20.1 .376 7.6 20.1 .376 5.2 6.3 .830 4.3 7.9 2.3 20.4
4 Happy Hairston 29 15 577 4.6 10.5 .440 4.6 10.5 .440 3.4 4.2 .794 12.3 1.9 2.7 12.6
5 Gail Goodrich 28 15 575 8.1 18.3 .445 8.1 18.3 .445 6.1 6.8 .898 2.4 3.1 3.1 22.4
6 Pat Riley 26 15 244 4.9 14.6 .333 4.9 14.6 .333 1.8 2.4 .750 4.3 2.1 5.5 11.5
7 Leroy Ellis 31 13 134 5.1 11.0 .463 5.1 11.0 .463 0.3 1.1 .250 11.0 2.7 2.4 10.5
8 Flynn Robinson 30 7 72 9.5 20.5 .463 9.5 20.5 .463 3.5 5.0 .700 6.5 2.5 6.5 22.5
9 John Trapp 26 10 71 4.1 16.7 .242 4.1 16.7 .242 2.0 3.5 .571 8.1 2.5 4.6 10.1
10 Jim Cleamons 22 6 17 8.5 14.8 .571 8.5 14.8 .571 0.0 0.0 8.5 8.5 6.4 16.9

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 35 15 703 .563 .563 .492
2 Jim McMillian 23 15 624 .447 .447 .857
3 Jerry West 33 15 608 .376 .376 .830
4 Happy Hairston 29 15 577 .440 .440 .794
5 Gail Goodrich 28 15 575 .445 .445 .898
6 Pat Riley 26 15 244 .333 .333 .750
7 Leroy Ellis 31 13 134 .463 .463 .250
8 Flynn Robinson 30 7 72 .463 .463 .700
9 John Trapp 26 10 71 .242 .242 .571
10 Jim Cleamons 22 6 17 .571 .571

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 35 15 703 17.8 .562 .563 .859 20.2 9.6 1.2 1.8 3.0 .205
2 Jim McMillian 23 15 624 13.1 .504 .447 .277 6.1 5.4 0.7 0.7 1.4 .111
3 Jerry West 33 15 608 18.8 .445 .376 .312 5.4 35.1 -0.2 1.2 1.0 .078
4 Happy Hairston 29 15 577 15.2 .510 .440 .405 15.4 7.6 0.6 1.2 1.8 .148
5 Gail Goodrich 28 15 575 17.7 .526 .445 .370 3.0 14.2 1.3 0.6 2.0 .166
6 Pat Riley 26 15 244 4.7 .368 .333 .162 5.4 8.2 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.056
7 Leroy Ellis 31 13 134 12.7 .456 .463 .098 13.8 10.7 0.0 0.3 0.3 .094
8 Flynn Robinson 30 7 72 16.3 .496 .463 .244 8.1 12.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .135
9 John Trapp 26 10 71 3.1 .277 .242 .212 10.2 9.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.182
10 Jim Cleamons 22 6 17 21.2 .571 .571 .000 10.6 39.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 .261