1968–69 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1968–69 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach Butch van Breda Kolff
Owner(s) Jack Kent Cooke
Arena The Forum
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 3–4)
Local media
Television KTLA
Radio KNX
< 1967–68 1969–70 >

The 1968–69 NBA season saw the Lakers acquire Wilt Chamberlain.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Bill Hewitt (PF)  United States USC

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 55 27 .671 32–9 21–18 2–0 30–10
x-Atlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 7 28–12 18–21 2–1 26–14
x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 14 22–19 18–21 1–1 20–20
x- San Diego Rockets 37 45 .451 18 25–16 8–25 4–4 20–20
Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 22 19–21 12–25 2–3 19–21
Seattle SuperSonics 30 52 .366 25 18–18 6–29 6–5 15–23
Phoenix Suns 16 66 .195 39 11–26 4–28 1–12 8–30


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968-69 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 2–4 3–3 6–1 4–2 6–0 3–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 3–4 4–3 4–2
Baltimore 4–2 5–2 6–0 4–3 7–0 3–3 5–1 3–4 2–4 6–0 5–1 3–3 4–2
Boston 3–3 2–5 4–2 5–2 5–1 2–4 5–1 1–6 5–2 6–0 4–2 3–3 3–3
Chicago 1–6 0–6 2–4 1–5 3–3 3–4 5–1 2–4 1–5 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–3
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 2–5 5–1 3–4 2–4 5–1 4–2 3–4 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–3
Detroit 0–6 0–7 1–5 3–3 4–3 3–3 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2
Los Angeles 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–5 6–0 7–0 4–3 5–1
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5 0–6 0–6 6–2 4–2 3–3 3–5
New York 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 2–4 4–3 1–5 6–0 4–3 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–0
Philadelphia 5–1 4–2 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–3 5–1 6–0 3–4 5–1 4–2 2–4 6–0
Phoenix 0–6 0–6 0–6 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–6 2–6 1–5 1–5 1–7 2–4 3–3
San Diego 4–3 1–5 2–4 3–3 4–2 3–3 0–7 2–4 3–3 2–4 7–1 3–3 3–3
San Francisco 3–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–3
Seattle 2–4 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 2–4 1–5 5–3 0–6 0–6 3–3 3–3 3–4

Game log[edit]

1968–69 game log
1968–69 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) San Francisco Warriors: Lakers win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: San Francisco 99, Los Angeles 94
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: San Francisco 107, Los Angeles 101
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: Los Angeles 115, San Francisco 98
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: Los Angeles 103, San Francisco 88
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 103, San Francisco 98
  • Game 6 @ San Francisco: Los Angeles 118, San Francisco 78

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) Atlanta Hawks: Lakers win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 95, Atlanta 93
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 104, Atlanta 102
  • Game 3 @ Atlanta: Atlanta 99, Los Angeles 86
  • Game 4 @ Atlanta: Los Angeles 100, Atlanta 85
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 104, Atlanta 96

NBA Finals[edit]

(W1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (E4) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 120, Boston 118
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Boston 112
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 111, Los Angeles 105
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Boston 89, Los Angeles 88
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 117, Boston 104
  • Game 6 @ Boston: Boston 99, Los Angeles 90
  • Game 7 @ Los Angeles: Boston 108, Los Angeles 106

Playoffs[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]