1967–68 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 1967–68 NBA season was the Lakers' 20th season in the NBA and eighth season in Los Angeles.[1] This was the first season the Lakers uniforms featured what would become the signature gold and purple colors.

1967–68 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coachButch Van Breda Kolff
General managerFred Schaus
Owner(s)Jack Kent Cooke
Arena
Results
Record52–30 (.634)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTLA
RadioKNX
< 1966–67 1968–69 >

RosterEdit

Roster listing
1967–68 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 30 Anderson, Cliff 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1944-09-07 Saint Joseph's
PF 23 Barnes, Jim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1941-04-13 UTEP
SF 22 Baylor, Elgin (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1934-09-16 Seattle
SG 21 Clark, Archie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1941-07-15 Minnesota
C 31 Counts, Mel 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1941-10-16 Oregon State
SG 12 Crawford, Freddie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1941-12-33 St. Bonaventure
SG 11 Goodrich, Gail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1943-04-23 UCLA
PF 52 Hamilton, Dennis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1944-05-08 Notre Dame
SF 33 Hawkins, Tom 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1936-12-22 Notre Dame
C 14 Imhoff, Darrall 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1938-10-11 California
C 34 Mueller, Erwin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1944-03-12 San Francisco
PG 44 West, Jerry (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1938-05-28 West Virginia
SF 24 Wetzel, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1944-10-22 Virginia Tech
Head coach

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

Roster
Last transaction: January 12, 1968

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 56 26 .683 25–7 22–13 9–6 31–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 52 30 .634 4 30–11 18–19 4–0 28–12
x-San Francisco Warriors 43 39 .524 13 27–14 16–23 0–2 24–16
x-Chicago Bulls 29 53 .354 27 11–22 12–24 6–7 11–29
Seattle SuperSonics 23 59 .280 33 10–21 7–24 6–14 15–25
San Diego Rockets 15 67 .183 41 8–33 4–26 3–8 11–29

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1967-68 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SDR SFW SEA STL
Baltimore 3–5 2–5 5–3 4–4 3–4 3–5 0–8 7–0 2–5 5–2 2–5
Boston 5–3 5–2 3–5 6–2 4–3 6–2 4–4 7–0 4–3 6–1 4–3
Chicago 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 1–7 2–5 1–6 4–4 2–6 3–5 1–7
Cincinnati 3–5 5–3 2–5 4–4 1–6 3–5 3–5 7–0 4–3 6–1 1–6
Detroit 4–4 2–6 4–3 4–4 2–5 4–4 1–7 5–2 4–3 6–1 4–3
Los Angeles 4–3 3–4 7–1 6–1 5–2 4–3 2–5 7–1 4–4 4–4 6–2
New York 5–3 2–6 5–2 5–3 4–4 3–4 3–5 6–1 5–2 4–3 1–6
Philadelphia 8–0 4–4 6–1 5–3 7–1 5–2 5–3 6–1 4–3 7–0 5–2
San Diego 0–7 0–7 4–4 0–7 2–5 1–7 1–6 1–6 2–6 3–5 1–7
San Francisco 5–2 3–4 6–2 3–4 3–4 4–4 2–5 3–4 6–2 7–1 1–7
Seattle 2–5 1–6 5–3 1–6 1–6 4–4 3–4 0–7 5–3 1–7 0–8
St. Louis 5–2 3–4 7–1 6–1 3–4 2–6 6–1 2–5 7–1 7–1 8–0

PlayoffsEdit

1968 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 24 Chicago W 109–101 Jerry West (33) Elgin Baylor (23) Elgin Baylor (8) The Forum
7,352
1–0
2 March 25 Chicago W 111–106 Jerry West (35) Elgin Baylor (16) Jerry West (8) The Forum
8,158
2–0
3 March 27 @ Chicago L 98–104 Jerry West (32) Darrall Imhoff (15) Elgin Baylor (5) Chicago Stadium
3,456
2–1
4 March 29 @ Chicago W 93–87 Elgin Baylor (27) Darrall Imhoff (21) Elgin Baylor (5) Chicago Stadium
5,678
3–1
5 March 31 Chicago W 122–99 Elgin Baylor (37) Elgin Baylor (12) Archie Clark (10) The Forum
12,108
4–1
Division Finals: 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 5 San Francisco W 133–105 Elgin Baylor (29) Elgin Baylor (16) Archie Clark (5) The Forum
10,319
1–0
2 April 10 San Francisco W 115–112 Baylor, West (36) Elgin Baylor (19) Jerry West (5) The Forum
11,270
2–0
3 April 11 @ San Francisco W 128–124 Jerry West (40) Elgin Baylor (12) Jerry West (8) Cow Palace
9,232
3–0
4 April 13 @ San Francisco W 106–100 Jerry West (29) Cow Palace
9,623
4–0
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 21 @ Boston L 101–107 Jerry West (25) Darrall Imhoff (14) Archie Clark (5) Boston Garden
9,546
0–1
2 April 24 @ Boston W 123–113 Jerry West (35) Darrall Imhoff (11) Erwin Mueller (7) Boston Garden
14,780
1–1
3 April 26 Boston L 119–127 Jerry West (33) Elgin Baylor (18) Jerry West (9) The Forum
17,011
1–2
4 April 28 Boston W 118–105 Jerry West (38) Darrall Imhoff (20) Darrall Imhoff (6) The Forum
17,147
2–2
5 April 30 @ Boston L 117–120 (OT) Jerry West (35) Elgin Baylor (15) Baylor, West (6) Boston Garden
14,780
2–3
6 May 2 Boston L 109–124 Elgin Baylor (28) Mel Counts (25) Elgin Baylor (6) The Forum
17,392
2–4
1968 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

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