1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 11-4 Lost finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Seattle Supersonics 4-0
Conference Finals - Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-0
Finals - Lost to Detroit Pistons 4-0
Coach: Pat Riley (57-25)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 717,349, Avg. 17,496 in 41 home dates
1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1988-89 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 11-4.

The Lakers racked up 9,406 points and conceded 8,818. Earvin Johnson scored a team-leading 1,730 points for Los Angeles, while James Worthy and Byron Scott netted 18 or more per game as well. A.C. Green contributed 739 rebounds. Earvin Johnson dished out 988 assists for the squad.

On defense, Earvin Johnson added 138 steals.

Pat Riley coached the team. The 1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers lost in the finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9406
Regular Season Points Against: 8818

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 4, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Dallas Mavericks 113 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
November 5, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at San Antonio Spurs 122 L 0-0 1-1 1-1
November 8, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 114 at Golden State Warriors 102 W 0-0 2-1 2-1
November 9, 1988 Denver Nuggets 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 128 W 1-0 2-1 3-1
November 11, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 114 W 2-0 2-1 4-1
November 15, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 148 at Denver Nuggets 146 W 2-0 3-1 5-1 2OT
November 17, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 98 at Seattle Supersonics 101 L 2-0 3-2 5-2
November 18, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 106 W 3-0 3-2 6-2
November 22, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at New York Knicks 98 W 3-0 4-2 7-2
November 23, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 138 at Miami Heat 91 W 3-0 5-2 8-2
November 26, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 3-0 5-3 8-3
November 28, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Philadelphia 76ers 104 W 3-0 6-3 9-3
November 30, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 106 at Los Angeles Lakers 110 W 4-0 6-3 10-3
December 2, 1988 Utah Jazz 92 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 5-0 6-3 11-3
December 4, 1988 Washington Bullets 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 6-0 6-3 12-3 OT
December 6, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Los Angeles Clippers 102 W 6-0 7-3 13-3
December 7, 1988 Phoenix Suns 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 125 W 7-0 7-3 14-3
December 10, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Indiana Pacers 105 W 7-0 8-3 15-3
December 11, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 94 at Milwaukee Bucks 95 L 7-0 8-4 15-4
December 13, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 W 7-0 9-4 16-4
December 14, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 113 at New Jersey Nets 118 L 7-0 9-5 16-5 OT
December 16, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 96 at Boston Celtics 110 L 7-0 9-6 16-6
December 18, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Washington Bullets 115 L 7-0 9-7 16-7
December 20, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 7-0 9-8 16-8
December 23, 1988 Sacramento Kings 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 120 W 8-0 9-8 17-8
December 25, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 87 at Utah Jazz 101 L 8-0 9-9 17-9
December 26, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 96 at Phoenix Suns 111 L 8-0 9-10 17-10
December 28, 1988 Philadelphia 76ers 123 at Los Angeles Lakers 128 W 9-0 9-10 18-10
December 30, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 109 at Los Angeles Lakers 124 W 10-0 9-10 19-10
January 3, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Seattle Supersonics 116 L 10-0 9-11 19-11
January 4, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 120 at Los Angeles Lakers 133 W 11-0 9-11 20-11
January 6, 1989 Miami Heat 86 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 W 12-0 9-11 21-11
January 8, 1989 San Antonio Spurs 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 W 13-0 9-11 22-11
January 10, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Sacramento Kings 106 L 13-0 9-12 22-12
January 13, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 W 14-0 9-12 23-12
January 15, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Los Angeles Clippers 95 W 14-0 10-12 24-12
January 16, 1989 Houston Rockets 113 at Los Angeles Lakers 124 W 15-0 10-12 25-12
January 18, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 90 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 16-0 10-12 26-12
January 20, 1989 Dallas Mavericks 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 115 W 17-0 10-12 27-12
January 24, 1989 New York Knicks 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 17-1 10-12 27-13
January 27, 1989 Charlotte Hornets 97 at Los Angeles Lakers 114 W 18-1 10-12 28-13
January 29, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 118 at Dallas Mavericks 93 W 18-1 11-12 29-13
January 31, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 125 at Houston Rockets 114 W 18-1 12-12 30-13
February 1, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Phoenix Suns 114 L 18-1 12-13 30-14
February 3, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 129 at Los Angeles Lakers 140 W 19-1 12-13 31-14
February 5, 1989 New Jersey Nets 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 134 W 20-1 12-13 32-14
February 8, 1989 Golden State Warriors 121 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 L 20-2 12-13 32-15
February 14, 1989 Detroit Pistons 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 L 20-3 12-13 32-16
February 16, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Portland Trail Blazers 101 W 20-3 13-13 33-16
February 19, 1989 Boston Celtics 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 W 21-3 13-13 34-16
February 20, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 100 at Sacramento Kings 97 W 21-3 14-13 35-16
February 22, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 79 at Utah Jazz 105 L 21-3 14-14 35-17
February 24, 1989 Sacramento Kings 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 115 W 22-3 14-14 36-17
February 26, 1989 Phoenix Suns 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 134 W 23-3 14-14 37-17
March 1, 1989 Golden State Warriors 121 at Los Angeles Lakers 142 W 24-3 14-14 38-17
March 3, 1989 Indiana Pacers 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 139 W 25-3 14-14 39-17
March 5, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 83 at Houston Rockets 88 L 25-3 14-15 39-18
March 7, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Atlanta Hawks 97 W 25-3 15-15 40-18
March 8, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 127 at Miami Heat 87 W 25-3 16-15 41-18
March 10, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Charlotte Hornets 90 W 25-3 17-15 42-18
March 12, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 126 at Golden State Warriors 115 W 25-3 18-15 43-18
March 13, 1989 Houston Rockets 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 W 26-3 18-15 44-18
March 17, 1989 Dallas Mavericks 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 106 W 27-3 18-15 45-18
March 19, 1989 Atlanta Hawks 113 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 L 27-4 18-15 45-19
March 21, 1989 Chicago Bulls 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 L 27-5 18-15 45-20
March 23, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Sacramento Kings 92 W 27-5 19-15 46-20
March 26, 1989 Phoenix Suns 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 W 28-5 19-15 47-20
March 28, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Phoenix Suns 127 L 28-5 19-16 47-21
March 30, 1989 San Antonio Spurs 98 at Los Angeles Lakers 138 W 29-5 19-16 48-21
April 1, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Denver Nuggets 114 L 29-5 19-17 48-22 OT
April 2, 1989 Milwaukee Bucks 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 W 30-5 19-17 49-22
April 4, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Seattle Supersonics 97 W 30-5 20-17 50-22
April 7, 1989 Utah Jazz 99 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 L 30-6 20-17 50-23
April 8, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Golden State Warriors 122 L 30-6 20-18 50-24
April 10, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 133 W 31-6 20-18 51-24
April 12, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at San Antonio Spurs 100 W 31-6 21-18 52-24
April 15, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at Los Angeles Clippers 119 L 31-6 21-19 52-25
April 16, 1989 Miami Heat 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 121 W 32-6 21-19 53-25
April 18, 1989 Denver Nuggets 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 142 W 33-6 21-19 54-25
April 20, 1989 Sacramento Kings 115 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 W 34-6 21-19 55-25
April 21, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 121 at Portland Trail Blazers 114 W 34-6 22-19 56-25
April 23, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 121 W 35-6 22-19 57-25
April 27, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 128 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 30, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
May 3, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Portland Trail Blazers 108 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
May 7, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 W 3-0 1-0 4-0
May 10, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 130 W 4-0 1-0 5-0
May 12, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 91 at Seattle Supersonics 86 W 4-0 2-0 6-0
May 14, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Seattle Supersonics 95 W 4-0 3-0 7-0
May 20, 1989 Phoenix Suns 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 W 5-0 3-0 8-0
May 23, 1989 Phoenix Suns 95 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 W 6-0 3-0 9-0
May 26, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Phoenix Suns 107 W 6-0 4-0 10-0
May 28, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 122 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 6-0 5-0 11-0
June 6, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 6-0 5-1 11-1
June 8, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 105 at Detroit Pistons 108 L 6-0 5-2 11-2
June 11, 1989 Detroit Pistons 114 at Los Angeles Lakers 110 L 6-1 5-2 11-3
June 13, 1989 Detroit Pistons 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 L 6-2 5-2 11-4