1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-35
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 3-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Denver Nuggets 2-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-1
Coach: Jerry West (47-35)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 482,611, Avg. 11,771 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Roster
1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-5.

The Lakers scored 9,260 points and gave up 9,009. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a team-leading 1,903 points for Los Angeles, while Jamaal Wilkes netted 18 or more per game, too. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar racked up 1,025 rebounds. Norm Nixon dished out 737 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Norm Nixon added 201 steals, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rejected 316 opposing shots.

Jerry West coached the team. The 1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Kareem Abdul-JabbarC8080315713477774743492078181025431763162822301903
Jamaal WilkesF-G82029151242626362272164445609227134272242751524
Norm NixonG82823145114962320415848183231737201172312501404
Adrian DantleyF-G6051177573337434229213121134213863121551621040
Lou HudsonF-G78016866363291241106476140141581799133768
Ron BooneG-F82015835692591049053921451546611147171608
Kenny CarrF721111494502251378370222292603831116152533
Don FordF7901540450228897283185268101512593177528
Jim PriceG7501207344171795526971232186612100128397
Dave RobischC-F8001219336150115868220328597202553108386
Ron CarterG460332124545436212445251774054144
Brad DavisG50651184301192061019
Michael CooperG-F3076300000010116

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Kareem Abdul-JabbarC808039.557.773.62.610.
Jamaal WilkesF-G82035.550.475.
Norm NixonG828238.454.
Adrian DantleyF-G605129.651.
Lou HudsonF-G78021.651.788.
Ron BooneG-F82019.345.586.
Kenny CarrF721116.
Don FordF79019.550.780.
Jim PriceG75016.149.769.
Dave RobischC-F80015.244.674.
Ron CarterG4607.243.566.
Brad DavisG5013.072.775.
Michael CooperG-F302.350.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Kareem Abdul-JabbarC83671528862521883101388332926228
Jamaal WilkesF-G8307128613725204868161521521147
Adrian DantleyF-G82368950524110233311611924141
Norm NixonG832711956151162228941102437123
Ron BooneG-F82267737212078151490142894
Kenny CarrF811735198541317442111843
Lou HudsonF-G6903217441348105638
Don FordF81383016312202273242033
Jim PriceG812830942178185081920
Dave RobischC-F532532201010200348
Ron CarterG221000000000000

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Kareem Abdul-JabbarC845.957.983.92.310.412.
Jamaal WilkesF-G838.447.767.
Adrian DantleyF-G829.556.
Norm NixonG840.947.
Ron BooneG-F828.348.
Kenny CarrF814.654.362.
Lou HudsonF-G615.053.1100.
Don FordF817.353.333.
Jim PriceG816.
Dave RobischC-F56.460.0100.
Ron CarterG21.