1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers season

1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers season
Division champions
Head coachFred Schaus
ArenaLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record45–35 (.563)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTTV
RadioKNX
< 1964–65 1966–67 >

RosterEdit

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 35 .563 28–11 13–21 4–3 29–11
x-Baltimore Bullets 38 42 .475 7 29–9 4–25 5–8 20–20
x-St. Louis Hawks 36 44 .450 9 22–10 6–22 8–12 19–21
San Francisco Warriors 35 45 .438 10 12–14 8–19 15–12 21–19
Detroit Pistons 22 58 .275 23 13–17 4–22 5–19 11–29


Record vs. opponentsEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

West Division SemifinalsEdit

The Lakers had a division semifinal bye.

West Division FinalsEdit

(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 FinalsEdit

(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 recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers roster, statistics, and box scores
1965-66 Season - All Things Lakers[permanent dead link]