1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach Fred Schaus
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record 53–27 (.663)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KHJ-TV
Radio KHJ
< 1961–62 1963–64 >

The 1962-63 NBA season was the Lakers' 15th season in the NBA and third season in Los Angeles.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 27 .663 27–7 20–17 6–3 33–13
x-St. Louis Hawks 48 32 .600 5 30–7 13–18 5–7 29–17
x-Detroit Pistons 34 46 .425 19 14–16 8–19 12–11 19–27
San Francisco Warriors 31 49 .388 22 13–20 11–25 7–4 18–28
Chicago Zephyrs 25 55 .313 28 17–17 3–23 5–15 13–27
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1962-63 NBA Records
Team BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK SFW STL SYR
Boston 8–2 9–3 8–0 4–5 10–2 8–1 5–3 6–6
Chicago 2–8 4–6 3–7 3–7 4–6 4–6 3–7 2–8
Cincinnati 3–9 6–4 4–4 3–6 10–2 6–3 3–5 7–5
Detroit 0–8 7–3 4–4 1–11 8–1 7–5 4–8 3–6
Los Angeles 5–4 7–3 6–3 11–1 5–3 8–4 7–5 4–4
New York 2–10 6–4 2–10 1–8 3–5 2–6 3–6 2–10
San Francisco 1–8 6–4 3–6 5–7 4–8 6–2 3–9 3–5
St. Louis 3–5 7–3 5–3 8–4 5–7 6–3 9–3 5–4
Syracuse 6–6 8–2 5–7 6–3 4–4 10–2 5–3 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Lakers had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) St. Louis Hawks: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 112, St. Louis 104
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 101, St. Louis 99
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 125, Los Angeles 112
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 124, Los Angeles 114
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 123, St. Louis 96
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 121, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 7 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 115, St. Louis 100

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) Los Angeles Lakers: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 117, Los Angeles 114
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 113, Los Angeles 106
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 119, Boston 99
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Boston 108, Los Angeles 105
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Los Angeles 126, Boston 119
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Boston 112, Los Angeles 109

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]