1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 62-20
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 15-9 Won NBA championship
Conference First Round - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Utah Jazz 4-3
Conference Finals - Defeated Dallas Mavericks 4-3
Finals - Defeated Detroit Pistons 4-3
Coach: Pat Riley (62-20)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 714,477, Avg. 17,426 in 41 home dates
1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1987-88 season with a record of 62 wins and 20 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 15-9.

Los Angeles scored 9,250 points and allowed 8,771. Byron Scott scored a team-leading 1,754 points for the Lakers, while Earvin Johnson and James Worthy netted 18 or more per game, too. A.C. Green contributed 710 rebounds. Earvin Johnson dished out 858 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Byron Scott added 155 steals.

Pat Riley coached the team. The 1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 9250
Regular Season Points Against: 8771

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 6, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 109 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 8, 1987 Houston Rockets 92 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
November 10, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 133 at San Antonio Spurs 124 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
November 12, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 82 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 3-0 1-0 4-0
November 14, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 118 at Golden State Warriors 110 W 3-0 2-0 5-0
November 15, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 130 at Los Angeles Lakers 147 W 4-0 2-0 6-0
November 17, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 115 at Los Angeles Lakers 142 W 5-0 2-0 7-0
November 20, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 6-0 2-0 8-0
November 22, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 124 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 6-1 2-0 8-1 OT
November 24, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 85 at Seattle Supersonics 103 L 6-1 2-1 8-2
November 27, 1987 Denver Nuggets 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 W 7-1 2-1 9-2
December 1, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 125 at Sacramento Kings 120 W 7-1 3-1 10-2 OT
December 2, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 104 L 7-2 3-1 10-3
December 4, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 83 at Milwaukee Bucks 85 L 7-2 3-2 10-4
December 5, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 97 L 7-2 3-3 10-5
December 8, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 98 at New Jersey Nets 81 W 7-2 4-3 11-5
December 9, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Washington Bullets 120 L 7-2 4-4 11-6 OT
December 11, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Boston Celtics 114 W 7-2 5-4 12-6
December 13, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Los Angeles Lakers 90 W 8-2 5-4 13-6
December 15, 1987 Phoenix Suns 97 at Los Angeles Lakers 122 W 9-2 5-4 14-6
December 17, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 113 at Golden State Warriors 106 W 9-2 6-4 15-6
December 19, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Los Angeles Clippers 97 W 9-2 7-4 16-6
December 20, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 94 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 W 10-2 7-4 17-6
December 23, 1987 Sacramento Kings 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 11-2 7-4 18-6
December 26, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Utah Jazz 109 W 11-2 8-4 19-6
December 29, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 115 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 W 12-2 8-4 20-6
January 3, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 98 at Portland Trail Blazers 81 W 12-2 9-4 21-6
January 4, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 115 at Los Angeles Lakers 133 W 13-2 9-4 22-6
January 6, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 89 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 W 14-2 9-4 23-6
January 8, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 14-2 10-4 24-6
January 9, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 101 at Indiana Pacers 98 W 14-2 11-4 25-6
January 12, 1988 Golden State Warriors 113 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 15-2 11-4 26-6
January 13, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Los Angeles Clippers 110 L 15-2 11-5 26-7 OT
January 16, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at Phoenix Suns 96 W 15-2 12-5 27-7
January 18, 1988 Houston Rockets 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 121 W 16-2 12-5 28-7
January 21, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 113 at Denver Nuggets 115 L 16-2 12-6 28-8
January 22, 1988 New York Knicks 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 17-2 12-6 29-8
January 24, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Seattle Supersonics 109 W 17-2 13-6 30-8
January 26, 1988 Utah Jazz 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 18-2 13-6 31-8
January 28, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Sacramento Kings 94 W 18-2 14-6 32-8
January 29, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 19-2 14-6 33-8
February 2, 1988 Chicago Bulls 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 110 W 20-2 14-6 34-8
February 4, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Los Angeles Clippers 86 W 20-2 15-6 35-8
February 9, 1988 Indiana Pacers 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 L 20-3 15-6 35-9
February 11, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 120 at Denver Nuggets 108 W 20-3 16-6 36-9
February 12, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 133 at San Antonio Spurs 132 W 20-3 17-6 37-9
February 14, 1988 Boston Celtics 106 at Los Angeles Lakers 115 W 21-3 17-6 38-9
February 16, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 22-3 17-6 39-9
February 18, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Houston Rockets 96 W 22-3 18-6 40-9
February 19, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 126 at Atlanta Hawks 119 W 22-3 19-6 41-9 OT
February 21, 1988 Detroit Pistons 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 23-3 19-6 42-9
February 23, 1988 Washington Bullets 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 24-3 19-6 43-9
February 26, 1988 Utah Jazz 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 25-3 19-6 44-9
February 28, 1988 Phoenix Suns 97 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 26-3 19-6 45-9
March 1, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 100 at Seattle Supersonics 114 L 26-3 19-7 45-10
March 4, 1988 Golden State Warriors 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 120 W 27-3 19-7 46-10
March 6, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Dallas Mavericks 97 W 27-3 20-7 47-10
March 7, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Philadelphia 76ers 104 W 27-3 21-7 48-10
March 9, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at New York Knicks 99 W 27-3 22-7 49-10
March 10, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at Chicago Bulls 128 L 27-3 22-8 49-11
March 12, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 L 27-4 22-8 49-12
March 14, 1988 New Jersey Nets 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 115 W 28-4 22-8 50-12
March 15, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Portland Trail Blazers 112 L 28-4 22-9 50-13
March 19, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 28-4 22-10 50-14
March 20, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 130 at Golden State Warriors 127 W 28-4 23-10 51-14
March 22, 1988 Houston Rockets 95 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 29-4 23-10 52-14
March 25, 1988 Denver Nuggets 120 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 29-5 23-10 52-15
March 26, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 92 at Sacramento Kings 114 L 29-5 23-11 52-16
March 29, 1988 Utah Jazz 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 122 W 30-5 23-11 53-16
April 2, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 92 at Utah Jazz 106 L 30-5 23-12 53-17
April 3, 1988 Sacramento Kings 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 31-5 23-12 54-17
April 5, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 90 at Los Angeles Lakers 94 W 32-5 23-12 55-17
April 8, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 W 33-5 23-12 56-17
April 9, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 L 33-5 23-13 56-18
April 12, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 109 W 34-5 23-13 57-18
April 13, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Denver Nuggets 120 L 34-5 23-14 57-19
April 15, 1988 Phoenix Suns 114 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 35-5 23-14 58-19
April 17, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 119 at Houston Rockets 127 L 35-5 23-15 58-20
April 19, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 133 at San Antonio Spurs 126 W 35-5 24-15 59-20
April 20, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 114 at Dallas Mavericks 107 W 35-5 25-15 60-20
April 22, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Phoenix Suns 112 W 35-5 26-15 61-20
April 24, 1988 Golden State Warriors 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 136 W 36-5 26-15 62-20
April 29, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 122 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
May 1, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 130 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
May 3, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at San Antonio Spurs 107 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
May 8, 1988 Utah Jazz 91 at Los Angeles Lakers 110 W 3-0 1-0 4-0
May 10, 1988 Utah Jazz 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 L 3-1 1-0 4-1
May 13, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 89 at Utah Jazz 96 L 3-1 1-1 4-2
May 15, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 113 at Utah Jazz 100 W 3-1 2-1 5-2
May 17, 1988 Utah Jazz 109 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 4-1 2-1 6-2
May 19, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 80 at Utah Jazz 108 L 4-1 2-2 6-3
May 21, 1988 Utah Jazz 98 at Los Angeles Lakers 109 W 5-1 2-2 7-3
May 23, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 98 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 6-1 2-2 8-3
May 25, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 123 W 7-1 2-2 9-3
May 27, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 94 at Dallas Mavericks 106 L 7-1 2-3 9-4
May 29, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Dallas Mavericks 118 L 7-1 2-4 9-5
May 31, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 8-1 2-4 10-5
June 2, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Dallas Mavericks 105 L 8-1 2-5 10-6
June 4, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 W 9-1 2-5 11-6
June 7, 1988 Detroit Pistons 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 93 L 9-2 2-5 11-7
June 9, 1988 Detroit Pistons 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 10-2 2-5 12-7
June 12, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Detroit Pistons 86 W 10-2 3-5 13-7
June 14, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 86 at Detroit Pistons 111 L 10-2 3-6 13-8
June 16, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 94 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 10-2 3-7 13-9
June 19, 1988 Detroit Pistons 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 W 11-2 3-7 14-9
June 21, 1988 Detroit Pistons 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 12-2 3-7 15-9