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Los Angeles Lakers

1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-26
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 7-6
Lost finals

Division Finals - Defeated Detroit Pistons 4-2

Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-3

Coach: Fred Schaus (54-26)

1961-62 Statistics
1961-62 Game-by-Game Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 54 wins and 26 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 7-6. Fred Schaus coached the team. The 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers lost in the finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Elgin BaylorFSeptember 16, 19346'5"225Seattle
Ray FelixCDecember 10, 19306'11"220LIU
Tom HawkinsFDecember 22, 19366'5"210Notre Dame
Rod HundleyGOctober 26, 19346'4"185West Virginia
Howie JolliffF-CJuly 20, 19386'7"218Ohio
Jim KrebsC-FSeptember 8, 19356'8"230Southern Methodist
Rudy LaRussoF-CNovember 11, 19376'7"220Dartmouth
Bob McNeillGOctober 22, 19386'1"170St. Joseph's (PA)
Frank SelvyG-FNovember 9, 19326'2"180Furman
Bob SimsG-FOctober 9, 19386'5"220Pepperdine
Bobby SmithGAugust 20, 19376'3"185West Virginia
Jerry WestG-FMay 28, 19386'2"175West Virginia
Wayne YatesCNovember 7, 19376'8"230Memphis State