1964–65 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1964–65 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach Fred Schaus
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record 49–31 (.613)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KTTV
Radio KFI
< 1963–64 1965–66 >

The 1964–65 NBA season was the Lakers' 17th season in the NBA and fifth season in Los Angeles.[1]

The team reached the NBA Finals, only to fall against the Boston Celtics in five games.

The team's season roster is featured in the video games NBA 2K16 [2], NBA 2K17, and NBA 2K18.

Roster[edit]

1964–65 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 5 Barnett, Dick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1936–10–02 Tennessee State
F 22 Baylor, Elgin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1934–09–16 Seattle
C 25 Ellis, LeRoy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1940–03–10 St. John's
G 32 Grote, Jerry 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1940–12–28 Loyola Marymount
G 42 Hazzard, Walt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1942–04–15 UCLA
C 14 Imhoff, Darrall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1938–10–11 UC Berkeley
G 21 King, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1941–02–07 Tulsa
F 35 LaRusso, Rudy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1937–11–11 Dartmouth
C 40 McGill, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1939–09–16 Utah
F 33 Nash, Cotton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1942–07–24 Kentucky
F 20 Nelson, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1940–05–15 Iowa
G 44 West, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1938–05–28 West Virginia
C 12 Wiley, Gene 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1937–11–12 Wichita State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2016-01-09

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 49 31 .613 25–13 21–16 3–2 25–15
x-St. Louis Hawks 45 35 .563 4 26–4 15–17 4–4 28–12
x-Baltimore Bullets 37 43 .463 12 23–14 12–19 2–10 22–18
Detroit Pistons 31 49 .388 18 13–17 11–20 7–12 18–22
San Francisco Warriors 17 63 .213 32 10–26 5–31 2–6 7–33
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1964–65 NBA records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 3–7 6–4 6–4 4–6 2–8 4–6 7–3 5–5
Boston 7–3 8–2 10–0 7–3 7–3 5–5 9–1 9–1
Cincinnati 4–6 2–8 6–4 6–4 8–2 6–4 8–2 8–2
Detroit 4–6 0–10 4–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 8–2 3–7
Los Angeles 6–4 3–7 4–6 7–3 10–0 7–3 8–2 4–6
New York 8–2 3–7 2–8 5–5 0–10 5–5 7–3 1–9
Philadelphia 6–4 5–5 4–6 6–4 3–7 5–5 6–4 5–5
San Francisco 3–7 1–9 2–8 2–8 2–8 3–7 4–6 0–10
St. Louis 5–5 1–9 2–8 7–3 6–4 9–1 5–5 10–0

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Lakers had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Baltimore Bullets: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 121, Baltimore 115
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Baltimore 115
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 122, Los Angeles 115
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 114, Los Angeles 112
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 120, Baltimore 112
  • Game 6 @ Baltimore: Los Angeles 117, Baltimore 115

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) Los Angeles Lakers: Celtics win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 142, Los Angeles 110
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 129, Los Angeles 123
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 126, Boston 105
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Boston 112, Los Angeles 99
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 129, Los Angeles 96

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1964–65 Los Angeles Lakers
  2. ^ Lelinwalla, Mark (September 11, 2015). "'NBA 2K16': All The Classic Teams Announced". Tech Times. Retrieved April 16, 2016.