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1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule and Results

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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)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 102 110 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 14, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 100 102 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, Oct 17, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 111 113 0 3 L 3
4 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 134 121 1 3 W 1
5 Tue, Oct 24, 1978 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 123 124 1 4 L 1
6 Fri, Oct 27, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 113 101 2 4 W 1
7 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets W 109 93 3 4 W 2
8 Tue, Oct 31, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 134 107 4 4 W 3
9 Fri, Nov 3, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks W 147 124 5 4 W 4
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 117 107 6 4 W 5
11 Tue, Nov 7, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 112 111 7 4 W 6
12 Wed, Nov 8, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 113 111 8 4 W 7
13 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 136 127 9 4 W 8
14 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 134 106 10 4 W 9
15 Tue, Nov 14, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 137 119 11 4 W 10
16 Wed, Nov 15, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 133 126 12 4 W 11
17 Fri, Nov 17, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 121 109 13 4 W 12
18 Sun, Nov 19, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 104 95 14 4 W 13
19 Wed, Nov 22, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 121 114 15 4 W 14
20 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 103 113 15 5 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Nov 25, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 103 109 15 6 L 2
22 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 103 105 15 7 L 3
23 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 130 122 16 7 W 1
24 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 105 107 16 8 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 5, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 114 102 17 8 W 1
26 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 111 112 17 9 L 1
27 Fri, Dec 8, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 101 85 18 9 W 1
28 Sun, Dec 10, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 88 86 19 9 W 2
29 Tue, Dec 12, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 115 117 19 10 L 1
30 Wed, Dec 13, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 107 117 19 11 L 2
31 Fri, Dec 15, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 100 98 20 11 W 1
32 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 100 119 20 12 L 1
33 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 96 103 20 13 L 2
34 Fri, Dec 22, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets W 127 115 21 13 W 1
35 Tue, Dec 26, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz L 123 125 21 14 L 1
36 Wed, Dec 27, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 106 104 22 14 W 1
37 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 118 95 23 14 W 2
38 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 105 109 23 15 L 1
39 Wed, Jan 3, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 99 96 24 15 W 1
40 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L OT 112 115 24 16 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 9, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 106 94 25 16 W 1
42 Wed, Jan 10, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 99 89 26 16 W 2
43 Fri, Jan 12, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 117 116 27 16 W 3
44 Sun, Jan 14, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 108 99 28 16 W 4
45 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 117 119 28 17 L 1
46 Fri, Jan 19, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets L OT 121 122 28 18 L 2
47 Sun, Jan 21, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 113 107 29 18 W 1
48 Tue, Jan 23, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 148 124 30 18 W 2
49 Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 100 135 30 19 L 1
50 Fri, Jan 26, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 107 119 30 20 L 2
51 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 111 109 31 20 W 1
52 Tue, Jan 30, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 127 108 32 20 W 2
53 Tue, Feb 6, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W OT 119 111 33 20 W 3
54 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 106 104 34 20 W 4
55 Fri, Feb 9, 1979 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 106 103 35 20 W 5
56 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 103 104 35 21 L 1
57 Tue, Feb 13, 1979 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 111 117 35 22 L 2
58 Fri, Feb 16, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 98 99 35 23 L 3
59 Sun, Feb 18, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 122 111 36 23 W 1
60 Tue, Feb 20, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 91 102 36 24 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Feb 23, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 113 104 37 24 W 1
62 Sun, Feb 25, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 118 108 38 24 W 2
63 Tue, Feb 27, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 122 114 39 24 W 3
64 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 126 111 40 24 W 4
65 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 99 113 40 25 L 1
66 Fri, Mar 9, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 92 102 40 26 L 2
67 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 106 108 40 27 L 3
68 Tue, Mar 13, 1979 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 111 120 40 28 L 4
69 Wed, Mar 14, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 112 125 40 29 L 5
70 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 111 110 41 29 W 1
71 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 122 111 42 29 W 2
72 Wed, Mar 21, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 110 114 42 30 L 1
73 Fri, Mar 23, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 156 119 43 30 W 1
74 Sun, Mar 25, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 113 123 43 31 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 28, 1979 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 106 112 43 32 L 2
76 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 124 113 44 32 W 1
77 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 111 112 44 33 L 1
78 Tue, Apr 3, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 97 95 45 33 W 1
79 Wed, Apr 4, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L OT 111 115 45 34 L 1
80 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 93 113 45 35 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 7, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 99 98 46 35 W 1
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 111 103 47 35 W 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Apr 10, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 105 110 0 1 L 1
2 Fri, Apr 13, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 121 109 1 1 W 1
3 Sun, Apr 15, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 112 111 2 1 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
4 Tue, Apr 17, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 101 112 2 2 L 1
5 Wed, Apr 18, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L OT 103 108 2 3 L 2
6 Fri, Apr 20, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W OT 118 112 3 3 W 1
7 Sun, Apr 22, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 115 117 3 4 L 1
8 Wed, Apr 25, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 100 106 3 5 L 2