1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach Fred Schaus
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record 45–35 (.563)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KTTV
Radio KNX
< 1964–65 1966–67 >

Roster[edit]

1965-66 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 22 United States Baylor, Elgin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Seattle
F 15 United States Boozer, Bob 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kansas State
C 25 United States Ellis, LeRoy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) St. John's
F 33 United States Fairchild, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Brigham Young
G 11 United States Goodrich, Gail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UCLA
G 42 United States Hazzard, Walt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UCLA
C 24 United States Hoover, Tom 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Villanova
C 14 United States Imhoff, Darrall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UC Berkeley
G 21 United States King, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Tulsa
F 35 United States LaRusso, Rudy 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Dartmouth
G 44 United States West, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) West Virginia
C 12 United States Wiley, Gene 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Wichita State
Head coach

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1965-66 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SFW STL
Baltimore 3–7 3–7 5–5 4–6 7–3 5–5 4–6 7–3
Boston 7–3 5–5 6–4 7–3 10–0 4–6 8–2 7–3
Cincinnati 7–3 5–5 8–2 4–6 7–3 4–6 5–5 5–5
Detroit 5–5 4–6 2–8 2–8 2–8 3–7 2–8 2–8
Los Angeles 6–4 3–7 6–4 8–2 5–5 2–8 7–3 8–2
New York 3–7 0–10 3–7 8–2 5–5 2–8 5–5 4–6
Philadelphia 5–5 6–4 6–4 7–3 8–2 8–2 8–2 7–3
San Francisco 6–4 2–8 5–5 8–2 3–7 5–5 2–8 4–6
St. Louis 3–7 3–7 5–5 8–2 2–8 6–4 3–7 6–4

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

The Lakers had a division semifinal bye.

West Division Finals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 129, St. Louis 106
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 125, St. Louis 116
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 120, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Los Angeles 107, St. Louis 95
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: St. Louis 112, Los Angeles 100
  • Game 6 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 131, Los Angeles 127
  • Game 7 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 130, St. Louis 121

NBA Finals[edit]

(E2) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) Los Angeles Lakers: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Los Angeles 133, Boston 129 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 129, Los Angeles 109
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Boston 120, Los Angeles 106
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Boston 122, Los Angeles 117
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Los Angeles 121, Boston 117
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 123, Boston 115
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 95, Los Angeles 93

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers roster, statistics, and box scores
1965-66 Season - All Things Lakers