1970–71 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1970–71 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach Joe Mullaney
Owner(s) Jack Kent Cooke
Arena The Forum
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish Conference Finals
(Eliminated by Bucks 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

The 1970-71 NBA season was the Lakers' 23rd season in the NBA and 11th season in Los Angeles.[1]

The Lakers would be eliminated by the eventual champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, in five games in the Western Conference Finals.

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

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970-71 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 22 Baylor, Elgin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1934-09-16 Seattle
C 13 Chamberlain, Wilt 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1936-08-21 Kansas
F 24 Erickson, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1944-04-19 UCLA
G 25 Goodrich, Gail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1943-04-23 UCLA
F 52 Hairston, Happy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1942-05-31 New York
F 30 Hetzel, Fred 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1942-07-21 Davidson
SG 15 McCarter, Willie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1946-07-26 Drake
G 5 McMillian, Jim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1948-03-11 Columbia
G 12 Riley, Pat 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1945-03-20 Kentucky
C 35 Roberson, Rick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1947-07-07 Cincinnati
G 44 West, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1938-05-28 West Virginia
Head coach

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2013-10-29

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 30–11 17–22 1–1 15–7
x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 7 20–18 19–21 2–2 12–10
San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488 8 24–15 15–26 1–1 14–8
Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463 10 27–13 11–30 0–1 10–14
Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354 19 18–21 9–26 2–6 3–15
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500
5 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585
6 Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549
7 San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488
8 Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463
9 Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1970–71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 3–3 2–4 3–1 1–4 2–4 4–0 0–5 3–2 1–4 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–3 3–2
Baltimore 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 3–3 4–0 2–3 2–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2
Boston 4–2 3–3 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–2 0–5 0–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–2
Buffalo 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 5–7 1–5 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 6–6 1–3 1–3 1–3
Chicago 4–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 6–0 4–2 3–2
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–1 1–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–4 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–4
Cleveland 0–4 0–4 1–3 7–5 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–10 0–4 1–3 0–4
Detroit 5–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1 4–2 1–4 3–1
Los Angeles 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–4 3–2 3–2 2–4 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–2
Milwaukee 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 4–1 1–4 4–1 4–2 3–1 4–1 6–0 5–1
New York 3–3 4–2 6–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4–1 2–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 2–4 4–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 1–4 4–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–2
Phoenix 4–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–0 2–4 3–2 3–2
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–6 1–3 0–4 10–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4
San Diego 3–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 0–6 3–1 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–4 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–4 5–1
San Francisco 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–4 0–6 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 4–2 3–3
Seattle 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 2–3 2–3 4–2 1–5 3–3

Playoffs[edit]

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(P1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (M2) Chicago Bulls: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 100, Chicago 99
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 105, Chicago 95
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Chicago 106, Los Angeles 98
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Chicago 112, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 115, Chicago 89
  • Game 6 @ Chicago: Chicago 113, Los Angeles 99
  • Game 7 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 109, Chicago 98

West Conference Finals[edit]

(M1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (P1) Los Angeles Lakers: Bucks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 106, Los Angeles 85
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 91, Los Angeles 73
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Milwaukee 107
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Milwaukee 117, Los Angeles 94
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 116, Los Angeles 98

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1970–71 Los Angeles Lakers
  2. ^ Lelinwalla, Mark (September 11, 2015). "'NBA 2K16': All The Classic Teams Announced". Tech Times. Retrieved April 16, 2016.