1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers season

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

1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division champions
Head coachFred Schaus
ArenaLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record53–27 (.663)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKHJ-TV
RadioKHJ
< 1961–62 1963–64 >

RosterEdit

Roster listing
1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 5 Barnett, Dick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1936-10-02 Tennessee State
SF 22 Baylor, Elgin (C) 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
SF 24 Horn, Ron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1938-05-24 Indiana
SG 33 Hundley, Hot Rod 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1934-10-26 West Virginia
PF 54 Jolliff, Howie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1938-07-20 Ohio
C 32 Krebs, Jim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1935-09-08 SMU
PF 35 LaRusso, Rudy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1937-11-11 Dartmouth
SG 11 Selvy, Frank 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1932-11-09 Furman
PG 44 West, Jerry (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 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

Roster
Last transaction: September 14, 1962

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

1963 playoff game log
Division Finals: 4–3 (Home: 4–0; Road: 0–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 31 St. Louis W 112–104 Jerry West (27) Elgin Baylor (12) Elgin Baylor (8) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
10,086
1–0
2 April 2 St. Louis W 101–99 Elgin Baylor (29) three players tied (14) Baylor, Selvy (6) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
11,225
2–0
3 April 4 @ St. Louis L 112–125 Elgin Baylor (34) Elgin Baylor (12) three players tied (2) Kiel Auditorium
7,396
2–1
4 April 6 @ St. Louis L 114–124 Jerry West (33) Baylor, Ellis (13) three players tied (2) Kiel Auditorium
10,614
2–2
5 April 7 St. Louis W 123–96 Elgin Baylor (37) Baylor, Wiley (13) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,212
3–2
6 April 9 @ St. Louis L 113–121 Elgin Baylor (39) Rudy LaRusso (11) Jerry West (4) Kiel Auditorium
8,110
3–3
7 April 11 St. Louis W 115–100 Elgin Baylor (35) Elgin Baylor (15) Baylor, West (7) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
14,864
4–3
NBA Finals: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 14 @ Boston L 114–117 Elgin Baylor (33) Rudy LaRusso (14) three players tied (5) Boston Garden
13,909
0–1
2 April 16 @ Boston L 106–113 Elgin Baylor (30) Rudy LaRusso (12) Elgin Baylor (4) Boston Garden
13,909
0–2
3 April 17 Boston W 119–99 Jerry West (42) Elgin Baylor (23) Elgin Baylor (8) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,493
1–2
4 April 19 Boston L 105–108 Elgin Baylor (31) Elgin Baylor (19) Jerry West (5) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
16,382
1–3
5 April 21 @ Boston W 126–119 Elgin Baylor (43) Elgin Baylor (20) Jerry West (6) Boston Garden
13,909
2–3
6 April 24 Boston L 109–112 Jerry West (32) Gene Wiley (14) Jerry West (9) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,652
2–4
1963 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit