1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 60-22
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 12-4 Won NBA championship
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-1
Conference Finals - Defeated Seattle Supersonics 4-1
Finals - Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-2
Coach: Jack McKinney (10-4)
Coach: Paul Westhead (50-18)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 582,882, Avg. 14,217 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 60 wins and 22 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-4.

The Lakers netted 9,438 points and surrendered 8,954. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a team-leading 2,034 points for Los Angeles, while Earvin Johnson and Jamaal Wilkes averaged 18 or more per game, too. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar racked up 886 rebounds. Norm Nixon dished out 642 assists for the squad.

On defense, Earvin Johnson added 187 steals, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rejected 280 opposing shots.

Jack McKinney and Paul Westhead coached the team. The 1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 9438
Regular Season Points Against: 8954

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at San Diego Clippers 102 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
October 16, 1979 Chicago Bulls 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 105 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
October 17, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Seattle Supersonics 112 L 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 19, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 82 L 1-1 1-1 2-2
October 21, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 97 at Los Angeles Lakers 106 W 2-1 1-1 3-2
October 23, 1979 Utah Jazz 87 at Los Angeles Lakers 102 W 3-1 1-1 4-2
October 26, 1979 Kansas City Kings 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 W 4-1 1-1 5-2
October 28, 1979 Golden State Warriors 90 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 W 5-1 1-1 6-2
October 30, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Chicago Bulls 105 W 5-1 2-1 7-2
October 31, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Milwaukee Bucks 110 L 5-1 2-2 7-3
November 2, 1979 Phoenix Suns 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 6-1 2-2 8-3
November 6, 1979 San Diego Clippers 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 W 7-1 2-2 9-3
November 7, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Golden State Warriors 126 L 7-1 2-3 9-4
November 9, 1979 Denver Nuggets 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 W 8-1 2-3 10-4 OT
November 11, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 126 at Los Angeles Lakers 140 W 9-1 2-3 11-4
November 13, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 137 at San Diego Clippers 91 W 9-1 3-3 12-4
November 15, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Kansas City Kings 114 L 9-1 3-4 12-5
November 16, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 135 at Denver Nuggets 128 W 9-1 4-4 13-5 OT
November 18, 1979 Indiana Pacers 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 W 10-1 4-4 14-5
November 20, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Portland Trail Blazers 114 L 10-1 4-5 14-6
November 21, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Seattle Supersonics 119 L 10-1 4-6 14-7
November 23, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Phoenix Suns 126 L 10-1 4-7 14-8
November 25, 1979 Kansas City Kings 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 11-1 4-7 15-8
November 27, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 122 at Utah Jazz 118 W 11-1 5-7 16-8
November 30, 1979 Chicago Bulls 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 100 L 11-2 5-7 16-9
December 2, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 W 12-2 5-7 17-9
December 4, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 127 at San Antonio Spurs 121 W 12-2 6-7 18-9
December 5, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Houston Rockets 114 W 12-2 7-7 19-9
December 7, 1979 San Diego Clippers 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 L 12-3 7-7 19-10
December 9, 1979 Denver Nuggets 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 W 13-3 7-7 20-10
December 14, 1979 Detroit Pistons 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 138 W 14-3 7-7 21-10
December 16, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 121 W 15-3 7-7 22-10
December 18, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 129 at Chicago Bulls 118 W 15-3 8-7 23-10
December 19, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Atlanta Hawks 119 L 15-3 8-8 23-11
December 21, 1979 Golden State Warriors 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 114 W 16-3 8-8 24-11
December 22, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 128 at Denver Nuggets 130 L 16-3 8-9 24-12
December 23, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 97 at Los Angeles Lakers 102 W 17-3 8-9 25-12
December 26, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Kansas City Kings 118 L 17-3 8-10 25-13
December 27, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 124 at Utah Jazz 116 W 17-3 9-10 26-13
December 28, 1979 Boston Celtics 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 123 W 18-3 9-10 27-13
December 30, 1979 Phoenix Suns 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 19-3 9-10 28-13
January 2, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 127 at Indiana Pacers 120 W 19-3 10-10 29-13
January 6, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Milwaukee Bucks 113 L 19-3 10-11 29-14
January 9, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 101 at Washington Bullets 103 L 19-3 10-12 29-15
January 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Detroit Pistons 100 W 19-3 11-12 30-15
January 13, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 100 at Boston Celtics 98 W 19-3 12-12 31-15
January 15, 1980 Utah Jazz 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 20-3 12-12 32-15
January 16, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Golden State Warriors 96 W 20-3 13-12 33-15
January 18, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 21-3 13-12 34-15
January 21, 1980 New York Knicks 114 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 W 22-3 13-12 35-15
January 24, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Portland Trail Blazers 111 L 22-3 13-13 35-16
January 25, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 124 W 23-3 13-13 36-16
January 27, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 24-3 13-13 37-16
January 29, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 153 at Cleveland Cavaliers 154 L 24-3 13-14 37-17 4OT
January 31, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at Chicago Bulls 97 W 24-3 14-14 38-17
February 5, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at New York Knicks 105 W 24-3 15-14 39-17
February 8, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 125 at New Jersey Nets 120 W 24-3 16-14 40-17 OT
February 10, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 105 L 24-3 16-15 40-18
February 13, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 129 W 25-3 16-15 41-18
February 15, 1980 Kansas City Kings 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 114 W 26-3 16-15 42-18
February 17, 1980 Washington Bullets 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 27-3 16-15 43-18
February 20, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Denver Nuggets 103 W 27-3 17-15 44-18
February 22, 1980 New Jersey Nets 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 W 28-3 17-15 45-18
February 24, 1980 Houston Rockets 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 29-3 17-15 46-18
February 26, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 W 30-3 17-15 47-18
February 29, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 126 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 30-4 17-15 47-19 OT
March 2, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Phoenix Suns 123 L 30-4 17-16 47-20
March 4, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 127 at Milwaukee Bucks 124 W 30-4 18-16 48-20
March 5, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Kansas City Kings 101 W 30-4 19-16 49-20
March 7, 1980 Chicago Bulls 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 W 31-4 19-16 50-20
March 9, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 121 at Portland Trail Blazers 142 L 31-4 19-17 50-21
March 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at San Diego Clippers 106 W 31-4 20-17 51-21
March 12, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 94 at Los Angeles Lakers 102 W 32-4 20-17 52-21
March 14, 1980 Denver Nuggets 126 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 W 33-4 20-17 53-21
March 16, 1980 Phoenix Suns 106 at Los Angeles Lakers 128 W 34-4 20-17 54-21
March 18, 1980 Golden State Warriors 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 35-4 20-17 55-21
March 19, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Phoenix Suns 112 L 35-4 20-18 55-22
March 22, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Seattle Supersonics 92 W 35-4 21-18 56-22
March 23, 1980 Utah Jazz 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 W 36-4 21-18 57-22
March 27, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Utah Jazz 95 W 36-4 22-18 58-22
March 28, 1980 San Diego Clippers 88 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 W 37-4 22-18 59-22
March 30, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Golden State Warriors 93 W 37-4 23-18 60-22
April 8, 1980 Phoenix Suns 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 9, 1980 Phoenix Suns 128 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 W 2-0 0-0 2-0 OT
April 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
April 13, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 101 at Phoenix Suns 127 L 2-0 1-1 3-1
April 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 W 3-0 1-1 4-1
April 22, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 107 L 3-1 1-1 4-2
April 23, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 4-1 1-1 5-2
April 25, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Seattle Supersonics 100 W 4-1 2-1 6-2
April 27, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 98 at Seattle Supersonics 93 W 4-1 3-1 7-2
April 30, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 5-1 3-1 8-2
May 4, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 109 W 6-1 3-1 9-2
May 7, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 104 L 6-2 3-1 9-3
May 10, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Philadelphia 76ers 101 W 6-2 4-1 10-3
May 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 105 L 6-2 4-2 10-4
May 14, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 7-2 4-2 11-4
May 16, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 W 7-2 5-2 12-4