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1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 47-35, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jerry West (47-35)

PTS/G: 112.9 (8th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.9 (8th of 22)
SRS: 2.95 (4th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.9 (12th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.1 (5th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.2 (10th of 22)
Expected W-L: 49-33 (4th of 22)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-1) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (2-1) versus Denver Nuggets  (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
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 7-2 225 April 16, 1947 9 University of California, Los Angeles
24 Ron Boone SG 6-2 200 September 6, 1946 10 Idaho State University
2 Kenny Carr PF 6-7 220 August 15, 1955 1 North Carolina State University
15 Ron Carter SG 6-5 190 August 31, 1956 R Virginia Military Institute
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 April 15, 1956 R University of New Mexico
4 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 February 28, 1956 2 University of Notre Dame
30 Brad Davis PG 6-3 180 December 17, 1955 1 University of Maryland
35 Don Ford PF 6-9 215 December 31, 1952 3 University of California, Santa Barbara
23 Lou Hudson SG 6-5 210 July 11, 1944 12 University of Minnesota
10 Norm Nixon PG 6-2 170 October 11, 1955 1 Duquesne University
5 Jim Price PG 6-3 195 November 27, 1949 6 University of Louisville
40 Dave Robisch C 6-10 235 December 22, 1949 7 University of Kansas
52 Jamaal Wilkes SF 6-6 190 May 2, 1953 4 University of California, Los Angeles

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 82 19780 3827 7397 .517 3827 7397 .517 1606 2088 .769 949 2557 3506 2338 793 500 1569 1851 9260 112.9
Lg Rank 6 4 17 1 19 20 5 22 7 20 3 8 8 7 21 8 8
Opponent 82 19780 3797 7848 .484 3797 7848 .484 1415 1931 .733 1288 2486 3774 2234 737 359 1542 1958 9009 109.9
Lg Rank 6 17 19 11 2 2 1 17 11 17 19 10 3 16 4 8 8

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 3.06 -0.12 2.95 106.1 103.2 105.9 .282 .517 15.9 27.6 .217 .484 15.1 66.5 .180 The Forum
Lg Rank 4 4 4 16 4 5 10 12 18 1 13 22 17 11 16 14 2

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 80 3157 777 1347 .577 777 1347 .577 349 474 .736 207 818 1025 431 76 316 282 230 1903
2 Norm Nixon 23 82 3145 623 1149 .542 623 1149 .542 158 204 .775 48 183 231 737 201 17 231 250 1404
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 82 2915 626 1242 .504 626 1242 .504 272 362 .751 164 445 609 227 134 27 224 275 1524
4 Adrian Dantley 22 60 1775 374 733 .510 374 733 .510 292 342 .854 131 211 342 138 63 12 155 162 1040
5 Lou Hudson 34 78 1686 329 636 .517 329 636 .517 110 124 .887 64 76 140 141 58 17 99 133 768
6 Ron Boone 32 82 1583 259 569 .455 259 569 .455 90 104 .865 53 92 145 154 66 11 147 171 608
7 Don Ford 26 79 1540 228 450 .507 228 450 .507 72 89 .809 83 185 268 101 51 25 93 177 528
8 Dave Robisch 29 80 1219 150 336 .446 150 336 .446 86 115 .748 82 203 285 97 20 25 53 108 386
9 Jim Price 29 75 1207 171 344 .497 171 344 .497 55 79 .696 26 97 123 218 66 12 100 128 397
10 Kenny Carr 23 72 1149 225 450 .500 225 450 .500 83 137 .606 70 222 292 60 38 31 116 152 533
11 Ron Carter 22 46 332 54 124 .435 54 124 .435 36 54 .667 21 24 45 25 17 7 40 54 144
12 Brad Davis 23 5 65 8 11 .727 8 11 .727 3 4 .750 0 1 1 9 2 0 6 10 19
13 Michael Cooper 22 3 7 3 6 .500 3 6 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 80 39.5 9.7 16.8 .577 9.7 16.8 .577 4.4 5.9 .736 2.6 10.2 12.8 5.4 1.0 4.0 3.5 2.9 23.8
2 Norm Nixon 23 82 38.4 7.6 14.0 .542 7.6 14.0 .542 1.9 2.5 .775 0.6 2.2 2.8 9.0 2.5 0.2 2.8 3.0 17.1
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 82 35.5 7.6 15.1 .504 7.6 15.1 .504 3.3 4.4 .751 2.0 5.4 7.4 2.8 1.6 0.3 2.7 3.4 18.6
4 Adrian Dantley 22 60 29.6 6.2 12.2 .510 6.2 12.2 .510 4.9 5.7 .854 2.2 3.5 5.7 2.3 1.1 0.2 2.6 2.7 17.3
5 Lou Hudson 34 78 21.6 4.2 8.2 .517 4.2 8.2 .517 1.4 1.6 .887 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.8 0.7 0.2 1.3 1.7 9.8
6 Don Ford 26 79 19.5 2.9 5.7 .507 2.9 5.7 .507 0.9 1.1 .809 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.2 2.2 6.7
7 Ron Boone 32 82 19.3 3.2 6.9 .455 3.2 6.9 .455 1.1 1.3 .865 0.6 1.1 1.8 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.8 2.1 7.4
8 Jim Price 29 75 16.1 2.3 4.6 .497 2.3 4.6 .497 0.7 1.1 .696 0.3 1.3 1.6 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.3 1.7 5.3
9 Kenny Carr 23 72 16.0 3.1 6.3 .500 3.1 6.3 .500 1.2 1.9 .606 1.0 3.1 4.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 1.6 2.1 7.4
10 Dave Robisch 29 80 15.2 1.9 4.2 .446 1.9 4.2 .446 1.1 1.4 .748 1.0 2.5 3.6 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.7 1.4 4.8
11 Brad Davis 23 5 13.0 1.6 2.2 .727 1.6 2.2 .727 0.6 0.8 .750 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.8 0.4 0.0 1.2 2.0 3.8
12 Ron Carter 22 46 7.2 1.2 2.7 .435 1.2 2.7 .435 0.8 1.2 .667 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.9 1.2 3.1
13 Michael Cooper 22 3 2.3 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 2.0

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 80 3157 8.9 15.4 .577 8.9 15.4 .577 4.0 5.4 .736 2.4 9.3 11.7 4.9 0.9 3.6 3.2 2.6 21.7
2 Norm Nixon 23 82 3145 7.1 13.2 .542 7.1 13.2 .542 1.8 2.3 .775 0.5 2.1 2.6 8.4 2.3 0.2 2.6 2.9 16.1
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 82 2915 7.7 15.3 .504 7.7 15.3 .504 3.4 4.5 .751 2.0 5.5 7.5 2.8 1.7 0.3 2.8 3.4 18.8
4 Adrian Dantley 22 60 1775 7.6 14.9 .510 7.6 14.9 .510 5.9 6.9 .854 2.7 4.3 6.9 2.8 1.3 0.2 3.1 3.3 21.1
5 Lou Hudson 34 78 1686 7.0 13.6 .517 7.0 13.6 .517 2.3 2.6 .887 1.4 1.6 3.0 3.0 1.2 0.4 2.1 2.8 16.4
6 Ron Boone 32 82 1583 5.9 12.9 .455 5.9 12.9 .455 2.0 2.4 .865 1.2 2.1 3.3 3.5 1.5 0.3 3.3 3.9 13.8
7 Don Ford 26 79 1540 5.3 10.5 .507 5.3 10.5 .507 1.7 2.1 .809 1.9 4.3 6.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 2.2 4.1 12.3
8 Dave Robisch 29 80 1219 4.4 9.9 .446 4.4 9.9 .446 2.5 3.4 .748 2.4 6.0 8.4 2.9 0.6 0.7 1.6 3.2 11.4
9 Jim Price 29 75 1207 5.1 10.3 .497 5.1 10.3 .497 1.6 2.4 .696 0.8 2.9 3.7 6.5 2.0 0.4 3.0 3.8 11.8
10 Kenny Carr 23 72 1149 7.0 14.1 .500 7.0 14.1 .500 2.6 4.3 .606 2.2 7.0 9.1 1.9 1.2 1.0 3.6 4.8 16.7
11 Ron Carter 22 46 332 5.9 13.4 .435 5.9 13.4 .435 3.9 5.9 .667 2.3 2.6 4.9 2.7 1.8 0.8 4.3 5.9 15.6
12 Brad Davis 23 5 65 4.4 6.1 .727 4.4 6.1 .727 1.7 2.2 .750 0.0 0.6 0.6 5.0 1.1 0.0 3.3 5.5 10.5
13 Michael Cooper 22 3 7 15.4 30.9 .500 15.4 30.9 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0 5.1 5.1 30.9

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 80 3157 25.5 .612 .577 .352 7.6 26.7 17.6 18.9 1.1 5.0 15.3 23.3 115 98 8.8 5.6 14.4 .219
2 Norm Nixon 23 82 3145 18.2 .567 .542 .178 1.8 6.0 4.0 30.5 2.9 0.3 15.7 18.7 112 104 6.5 3.1 9.6 .146
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 82 2915 16.4 .544 .504 .291 6.5 15.7 11.4 10.3 2.1 0.5 13.8 22.3 104 103 3.4 3.4 6.9 .113
4 Adrian Dantley 22 60 1775 18.4 .589 .510 .467 8.5 12.2 10.5 10.3 1.6 0.3 14.9 23.4 111 105 4.0 1.6 5.7 .153
5 Lou Hudson 34 78 1686 13.7 .556 .517 .195 4.4 4.6 4.5 10.8 1.6 0.5 12.5 18.7 108 107 2.3 1.1 3.3 .095
6 Ron Boone 32 82 1583 9.3 .495 .455 .183 3.9 6.0 5.0 12.1 1.9 0.4 19.3 19.3 91 106 -0.8 1.2 0.4 .012
7 Don Ford 26 79 1540 11.1 .540 .507 .198 6.2 12.4 9.5 8.0 1.5 0.8 16.0 15.1 103 105 1.0 1.5 2.5 .078
8 Dave Robisch 29 80 1219 11.9 .499 .446 .342 7.7 17.1 12.7 9.4 0.7 1.0 12.1 14.4 106 104 1.2 1.2 2.3 .092
9 Jim Price 29 75 1207 12.3 .524 .497 .230 2.5 8.3 5.5 21.9 2.5 0.5 20.9 15.9 100 104 0.5 1.2 1.8 .070
10 Kenny Carr 23 72 1149 12.6 .522 .500 .304 7.0 19.9 13.8 6.8 1.5 1.4 18.5 21.8 93 102 -0.4 1.5 1.1 .046
11 Ron Carter 22 46 332 9.3 .487 .435 .435 7.3 7.4 7.4 9.4 2.3 1.1 21.3 22.6 88 104 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.002
12 Brad Davis 23 5 65 8.5 .745 .727 .364 0.0 1.6 0.8 16.4 1.4 0.0 32.0 11.6 108 109 0.1 0.0 0.1 .066
13 Michael Cooper 22 3 7 16.3 .500 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5 0.0 14.3 40.0 81 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.073

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 8 367 88 152 .579 88 152 .579 52 62 .839 18 83 101 38 8 33 29 26 228
2 Norm Nixon 23 8 327 56 119 .471 56 119 .471 11 15 .733 6 22 28 94 11 0 24 37 123
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 8 307 61 128 .477 61 128 .477 25 37 .676 20 48 68 16 15 2 15 21 147
4 Adrian Dantley 22 8 236 50 89 .562 50 89 .562 41 52 .788 10 23 33 11 6 1 19 24 141
5 Ron Boone 32 8 226 37 77 .481 37 77 .481 20 21 .952 7 8 15 14 9 0 14 28 94
6 Don Ford 26 8 138 16 30 .533 16 30 .533 1 3 .333 2 20 22 7 3 2 4 20 33
7 Jim Price 29 8 128 9 30 .300 9 30 .300 2 4 .500 1 7 8 18 5 0 8 19 20
8 Kenny Carr 23 8 117 19 35 .543 19 35 .543 5 8 .625 4 13 17 4 4 2 11 18 43
9 Lou Hudson 34 6 90 17 32 .531 17 32 .531 4 4 1.000 1 3 4 8 1 0 5 6 38
10 Dave Robisch 29 5 32 3 5 .600 3 5 .600 2 2 1.000 0 10 10 2 0 0 3 4 8
11 Ron Carter 22 2 2 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 8 45.9 11.0 19.0 .579 11.0 19.0 .579 6.5 7.8 .839 2.3 10.4 12.6 4.8 1.0 4.1 3.6 3.3 28.5
2 Norm Nixon 23 8 40.9 7.0 14.9 .471 7.0 14.9 .471 1.4 1.9 .733 0.8 2.8 3.5 11.8 1.4 0.0 3.0 4.6 15.4
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 8 38.4 7.6 16.0 .477 7.6 16.0 .477 3.1 4.6 .676 2.5 6.0 8.5 2.0 1.9 0.3 1.9 2.6 18.4
4 Adrian Dantley 22 8 29.5 6.3 11.1 .562 6.3 11.1 .562 5.1 6.5 .788 1.3 2.9 4.1 1.4 0.8 0.1 2.4 3.0 17.6
5 Ron Boone 32 8 28.3 4.6 9.6 .481 4.6 9.6 .481 2.5 2.6 .952 0.9 1.0 1.9 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.8 3.5 11.8
6 Don Ford 26 8 17.3 2.0 3.8 .533 2.0 3.8 .533 0.1 0.4 .333 0.3 2.5 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.5 2.5 4.1
7 Jim Price 29 8 16.0 1.1 3.8 .300 1.1 3.8 .300 0.3 0.5 .500 0.1 0.9 1.0 2.3 0.6 0.0 1.0 2.4 2.5
8 Lou Hudson 34 6 15.0 2.8 5.3 .531 2.8 5.3 .531 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.8 1.0 6.3
9 Kenny Carr 23 8 14.6 2.4 4.4 .543 2.4 4.4 .543 0.6 1.0 .625 0.5 1.6 2.1 0.5 0.5 0.3 1.4 2.3 5.4
10 Dave Robisch 29 5 6.4 0.6 1.0 .600 0.6 1.0 .600 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.8 1.6
11 Ron Carter 22 2 1.0 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 8 367 8.6 14.9 .579 8.6 14.9 .579 5.1 6.1 .839 1.8 8.1 9.9 3.7 0.8 3.2 2.8 2.6 22.4
2 Norm Nixon 23 8 327 6.2 13.1 .471 6.2 13.1 .471 1.2 1.7 .733 0.7 2.4 3.1 10.3 1.2 0.0 2.6 4.1 13.5
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 8 307 7.2 15.0 .477 7.2 15.0 .477 2.9 4.3 .676 2.3 5.6 8.0 1.9 1.8 0.2 1.8 2.5 17.2
4 Adrian Dantley 22 8 236 7.6 13.6 .562 7.6 13.6 .562 6.3 7.9 .788 1.5 3.5 5.0 1.7 0.9 0.2 2.9 3.7 21.5
5 Ron Boone 32 8 226 5.9 12.3 .481 5.9 12.3 .481 3.2 3.3 .952 1.1 1.3 2.4 2.2 1.4 0.0 2.2 4.5 15.0
6 Don Ford 26 8 138 4.2 7.8 .533 4.2 7.8 .533 0.3 0.8 .333 0.5 5.2 5.7 1.8 0.8 0.5 1.0 5.2 8.6
7 Jim Price 29 8 128 2.5 8.4 .300 2.5 8.4 .300 0.6 1.1 .500 0.3 2.0 2.3 5.1 1.4 0.0 2.3 5.3 5.6
8 Kenny Carr 23 8 117 5.8 10.8 .543 5.8 10.8 .543 1.5 2.5 .625 1.2 4.0 5.2 1.2 1.2 0.6 3.4 5.5 13.2
9 Lou Hudson 34 6 90 6.8 12.8 .531 6.8 12.8 .531 1.6 1.6 1.000 0.4 1.2 1.6 3.2 0.4 0.0 2.0 2.4 15.2
10 Dave Robisch 29 5 32 3.4 5.6 .600 3.4 5.6 .600 2.3 2.3 1.000 0.0 11.3 11.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 3.4 4.5 9.0
11 Ron Carter 22 2 2 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 8 367 26.5 .636 .579 .408 6.0 23.6 15.5 15.6 1.0 4.7 13.9 24.2 117 102 1.3 0.4 1.7 .222
2 Norm Nixon 23 8 327 15.9 .490 .471 .126 2.2 7.0 4.8 39.3 1.6 0.0 16.0 19.5 104 109 0.4 0.1 0.5 .069
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 8 307 17.0 .509 .477 .289 7.9 16.3 12.5 7.4 2.3 0.3 9.4 22.1 102 105 0.3 0.2 0.6 .088
4 Adrian Dantley 22 8 236 18.5 .630 .562 .584 5.2 10.2 7.9 6.7 1.2 0.2 14.5 23.7 113 109 0.6 0.1 0.7 .138
5 Ron Boone 32 8 226 11.6 .545 .481 .273 3.8 3.7 3.7 8.4 1.9 0.0 14.0 18.9 102 110 0.2 0.0 0.2 .046
6 Don Ford 26 8 138 8.3 .527 .533 .100 1.8 15.1 9.0 6.4 1.0 0.8 11.3 10.9 100 107 0.1 0.1 0.1 .040
7 Jim Price 29 8 128 3.0 .315 .300 .133 1.0 5.7 3.5 16.9 1.9 0.0 20.1 13.3 71 109 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.093
8 Kenny Carr 23 8 117 9.2 .558 .543 .229 4.2 11.6 8.2 4.6 1.6 0.9 22.2 18.1 89 107 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.004
9 Lou Hudson 34 6 90 12.1 .563 .531 .125 1.4 3.5 2.5 12.4 0.5 0.0 12.9 18.4 104 113 0.1 0.0 0.1 .038
10 Dave Robisch 29 5 32 8.8 .680 .600 .400 0.0 32.7 17.6 7.7 0.0 0.0 33.8 11.8 92 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 .037
11 Ron Carter 22 2 2 -15.5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.3 0 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.551