Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Rosters

1972-1973 Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Bill Bridges FC 6-6 228 Apr 4, 1939 33 Kansas 10 1961 Rnd 3, Pick 9, Chicago Zephyrs
Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 265 Aug 21, 1936 36 Kansas 13 1959 Territorial Pick, Philadelphia Warriors
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 Oct 16, 1941 31 Oregon State 8 1964 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Boston Celtics
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 Apr 19, 1944 28 UCLA 7 1965 Rnd 3, Pick 1, Golden State Warriors
Gail Goodrich PG 6-1 170 Apr 23, 1943 29 UCLA 7 1965 Territorial Pick, Los Angeles Lakers
Travis Grant SF 6-7 215 Jan 1, 1950 23 Kentucky State 0 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Los Angeles Lakers
Happy Hairston SF 6-7 225 May 31, 1942 30 NYU 8 1964 Rnd 4, Pick 8, Cincinnati Royals
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 Mar 11, 1948 25 Columbia 2 1970 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Los Angeles Lakers
Jim Price PG 6-3 195 Nov 27, 1949 23 Louisville 0 1972 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Los Angeles Lakers
Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 Mar 20, 1945 28 Kentucky 5 1967 Rnd 1, Pick 7, San Diego Rockets
Bill Turner SF 6-7 220 Feb 18, 1944 29 Akron 5 1967 Rnd 3, Pick 8, Golden State Warriors
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 May 28, 1938 34 West Virginia 12 1960 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers

1972-1973 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 6
Second Round #2 New York Knicks #3 Baltimore Bullets NYK in 5
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 New York Knicks NYK in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Milwaukee Bucks #4 Golden State Warriors GSW in 6
Second Round #2 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Chicago Bulls LAL in 7
Conference Finals #2 Los Angeles Lakers #4 Golden State Warriors LAL in 5

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #2 Los Angeles Lakers #2 New York Knicks NYK in 5

1972-1973 L.A. Lakers Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 17 37.5 23.6 4.5 7.8
Jim McMillian 17 37.1 20.1 4.8 2.2
Gail Goodrich 17 35.5 20.0 3.6 3.9
Wilt Chamberlain 17 47.1 10.4 22.5 3.5
Mel Counts 17 19.2 9.1 6.1 1.6
Bill Bridges 17 34.2 8.9 9.3 1.7
Keith Erickson 17 23.8 8.6 3.5 1.8
Pat Riley 7 7.6 2.6 0.7 1.0
Travis Grant 2 5.5 4.0 2.0 0.0
Happy Hairston 3 8.7 2.7 1.3 0.3
Bill Turner 2 6.5 3.0 1.0 0.0
Jim Price 3 5.3 2.0 1.3 0.7

1972-1973 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Chicago Leaders
Mar 30, 1973
v.
Chicago
W, 107-104 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 28. G. Goodrich
PTS: 21. Bob Love
Apr 1, 1973
v.
Chicago
W, 108-93 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 33. G. Goodrich
PTS: 32. Bob Love
Apr 6, 1973
@
Chicago
L, 96-86 Chicago Stadium
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 24. J. McMillian
PTS: 30. Chet Walker
Apr 8, 1973
@
Chicago
L, 98-94 Chicago Stadium
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 25. J. McMillian
PTS: 38. Bob Love
Apr 10, 1973
v.
Chicago
W, 123-102 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 36. Jerry West
PTS: 27. Bob Love
Apr 13, 1973
@
Chicago
L, 101-93 Chicago Stadium
Conference Semi Finals
3-3 PTS: 19. Jerry West
PTS: 27. Jerry Sloan
Apr 15, 1973
v.
Chicago
W, 95-92 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
4-3 PTS: 27. Jerry West
PTS: 28. N. Van Lier

1972-1973 Los Angeles Lakers Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Golden State Leaders
Apr 17, 1973
v.
Golden State
W, 101-99 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 37. J. McMillian
PTS: 22. N. Thurmond
Apr 19, 1973
v.
Golden State
W, 104-93 The Forum
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 36. Jerry West
PTS: 29. Rick Barry
Apr 21, 1973
@
Golden State
W, 70-126 Oracle Arena
Conference Finals
3-0 PTS: 28. J. McMillian
PTS: 10. Rick Barry
Apr 23, 1973
@
Golden State
L, 117-109 Oracle Arena
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 32. Jerry West
PTS: 33. C. Russell
Apr 25, 1973
v.
Golden State
W, 128-118 The Forum
Conference Finals
4-1 PTS: 44. G. Goodrich
PTS: 29. C. Russell

1972-1973 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders New York Leaders
May 1, 1973
v.
New York
W, 115-112 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 30. G. Goodrich
PTS: 25. D. DeBusschere
May 3, 1973
v.
New York
L, 95-99 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 32. Jerry West
PTS: 26. Bill Bradley
May 6, 1973
@
New York
L, 87-83 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 22. J. McMillian
PTS: 22. Willis Reed
May 8, 1973
@
New York
L, 103-98 Madison Square Garden
NBA Finals
1-3 PTS: 23. G. Goodrich
PTS: 33. D. DeBusschere
May 10, 1973
v.
New York
L, 93-102 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-4 PTS: 28. G. Goodrich
PTS: 23. Earl Monroe