The Lakers went through three coaches during the season: Del Harris (6-6), Bill Bertka (1-0) and Kurt Rambis (24-13). Fourteen different Lakers started at least one game during the season. From February 25 to March 12, the Lakers won ten consecutive games. Outside of the streak, the Lakers were 21-19 in all other games. During the season, over half of the Lakers' games were televised nationally.
At season's end, the Lakers ranked second in the league in scoring at 99.0 points per game (only Sacramento averaged more points:100.2 ppg). Despite the high scoring, the Lakers were the fourth worst Free Throw shooting team in the league with a percentage of .683. Shaquille O'Neal had a percentage of .540.