Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Rosters

1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Elgin Baylor SF 6-5 225 Sep 16, 1934 27 Seattle 3 1956 Rnd 14, Pick 2, Minneapolis Lakers
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 Dec 10, 1930 31 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 8 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 1, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Tom Hawkins SF 6-5 210 Dec 22, 1936 25 Notre Dame 2 1959 Rnd 1, Pick 3, Minneapolis Lakers
Hot Rod Hundley SG 6-4 185 Oct 26, 1934 27 West Virginia 4 1957 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Rochester Royals
Howie Jolliff FC 6-7 218 Jul 20, 1938 23 Ohio 1 1960 Rnd 7, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 Sep 8, 1935 26 Southern Methodist 4 1957 Rnd 1, Pick 3, Minneapolis Lakers
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 Nov 11, 1937 24 Dartmouth 2 1959 Rnd 2, Pick 4, Minneapolis Lakers
Bob McNeill PG 6-1 186 Oct 22, 1938 23 Saint Joseph's 1 1960 Rnd 3, Pick 3, New York Knicks
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 Nov 9, 1932 29 Furman 6 1954 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Bobby Smith SG 6-4 190 Aug 20, 1937 24 West Virginia 1 1959 Rnd 3, Pick 4, Minneapolis Lakers
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 May 28, 1938 23 West Virginia 1 1960 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers
Wayne Yates C 6-8 235 Nov 7, 1937 24 Memphis 0 1961 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Los Angeles Lakers

1961-1962 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #2 San Francisco Warriors #3 Syracuse Nationals PHI in 5
Second Round W2 Cincinnati Royals W3 Detroit Pistons DET in 4
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 San Francisco Warriors BOS in 7
Conference Finals W1 Los Angeles Lakers W3 Detroit Pistons LAL in 6
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics W1 Los Angeles Lakers BOS in 7

1961-1962 L.A. Lakers Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 13 43.9 38.6 17.7 3.6
Jerry West 13 42.8 31.5 6.8 4.4
Rudy LaRusso 13 35.5 14.1 9.1 1.7
Frank Selvy 13 36.8 12.7 5.6 5.0
Ray Felix 13 18.6 6.5 5.9 0.5
Jim Krebs 11 29.7 7.5 9.3 1.9
Tom Hawkins 13 15.6 4.2 5.1 1.5
Hot Rod Hundley 12 15.6 1.9 1.5 2.7
Howie Jolliff 9 8.6 1.3 3.1 0.8
Bob McNeill 5 6.0 1.8 1.2 1.0
Wayne Yates 4 3.0 1.8 1.2 0.2

1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Detroit Leaders
Mar 24, 1962
v.
Detroit
W, 132-108 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 35. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 27. B. Howell
Mar 25, 1962
v.
Detroit
W, 127-112 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 40. Jerry West
PTS: 33. Don Ohl
Mar 27, 1962
@
Detroit
W, 106-111 Cobo Center
Conference Finals
3-0 PTS: 34. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 26. Gene Shue
Mar 29, 1962
@
Detroit
L, 118-117 Cobo Center
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 45. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 24. B. Howell
Mar 31, 1962
v.
Detroit
L, 125-132 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 37. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 27. Willie Jones
Apr 3, 1962
@
Detroit
W, 117-123 Cobo Center
Conference Finals
4-2 PTS: 38. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 22. Ray Scott

1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Boston Leaders
Apr 7, 1962
@
Boston
L, 122-108 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
0-1 PTS: 35. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 24. Sam Jones
Apr 8, 1962
@
Boston
W, 122-129 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 40. Jerry West
PTS: 27. T. Heinsohn
Apr 10, 1962
v.
Boston
W, 117-115 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
NBA Finals
2-1 PTS: 39. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 26. Bill Russell
Apr 11, 1962
v.
Boston
L, 103-115 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
NBA Finals
2-2 PTS: 38. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 21. Bill Russell
Apr 14, 1962
@
Boston
W, 121-126 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
3-2 PTS: 61. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 30. T. Heinsohn
Apr 16, 1962
v.
Boston
L, 105-119 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
NBA Finals
3-3 PTS: 34. Jerry West
PTS: 35. Sam Jones
Apr 18, 1962
@
Boston
L, 110-107 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
3-4 PTS: 41. Elgin Baylor
PTS: 30. Bill Russell