1980-1981 Los Angeles Lakers Schedule

NBA Playoffs - Opening Round

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Houston Leaders PPP
Apr 1, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 107 - 111 The Forum
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 26. M. Johnson
PTS: 38. Moses Malone
317.8 - 329.7
Apr 3, 1981
@
Houston
W, 106 - 111 Compaq Center
Opening Round
1-1 PTS: 27. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 33. Moses Malone
302.3 - 316.5
Apr 5, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 86 - 89 The Forum
Opening Round
1-2 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 23. Moses Malone
301.5 - 312.1

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result Venue Record L.A. Lakers Leaders Opponent Leaders PPP
Oct 10, 1980
@
Seattle
W, 98 - 99 Kingdome
Regular Season
1-0 PTS: 22. J. Wilkes
PTS: 24. P. Westphal
334.9 - 338.3
Oct 12, 1980
v.
Houston
W, 114 - 103 The Forum
Regular Season
2-0 PTS: 30. M. Johnson
PTS: 26. Moses Malone
315.4 - 284.9
Oct 15, 1980
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Kansas City
W, 107 - 112 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
3-0 PTS: 31. J. Wilkes
PTS: 26. O. Birdsong
322.3 - 337.3
Oct 17, 1980
v.
Phoenix
W, 116 - 109 The Forum
Regular Season
4-0 PTS: 34. J. Wilkes
PTS: 31. T. Robinson
311.7 - 292.9
Oct 19, 1980
v.
Golden State
W, 125 - 107 The Forum
Regular Season
5-0 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. W. Free
322.5 - 276.1
Oct 21, 1980
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Portland
L, 107 - 103 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
5-1 PTS: 25. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 18. Tom Owens
319.0 - 307.1
Oct 24, 1980
v.
Seattle
W, 104 - 98 The Forum
Regular Season
6-1 PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
PTS: 19. Fred Brown
302.8 - 285.3
Oct 25, 1980
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Utah
W, 99 - 127 Salt Palace
Regular Season
7-1 PTS: 33. M. Johnson
PTS: 36. A. Dantley
282.9 - 362.9
Oct 26, 1980
v.
San Antonio
L, 102 - 108 The Forum
Regular Season
7-2 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 25. G. Gervin
285.4 - 302.2
Oct 28, 1980
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San Diego
W, 101 - 131 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
8-2 PTS: 29. M. Johnson
PTS: 24. M. Brooks
335.9 - 435.7
Oct 31, 1980
v.
Cleveland
W, 107 - 98 The Forum
Regular Season
9-2 PTS: 23. J. Wilkes
PTS: 23. M. Mitchell
350.4 - 320.9
Nov 2, 1980
v.
Denver
L, 121 - 123 The Forum
Regular Season
9-3 PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
PTS: 31. D. Thompson
309.0 - 314.1
Nov 4, 1980
v.
Portland
W, 119 - 118 The Forum
Regular Season
10-3 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. M. Thompson
343.0 - 340.2
Nov 7, 1980
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Dallas
W, 102 - 126 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
11-3 PTS: 32. M. Johnson
PTS: 16. Terry Duerod
312.8 - 386.4
Nov 8, 1980
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San Antonio
L, 112 - 109 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
11-4 PTS: 28. M. Johnson
PTS: 30. G. Gervin
335.3 - 326.3
Nov 11, 1980
@
Atlanta
W, 97 - 126 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
12-4 PTS: 22. J. Wilkes
PTS: 30. John Drew
324.8 - 422.0
Nov 12, 1980
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Houston
L, 107 - 104 Compaq Center
Regular Season
12-5 PTS: 28. J. Wilkes
PTS: 28. C. Murphy
367.3 - 357.0
Nov 14, 1980
v.
San Diego
W, 113 - 100 The Forum
Regular Season
13-5 PTS: 22. J. Wilkes
PTS: 24. F. Williams
327.1 - 289.4
Nov 16, 1980
v.
Dallas
W, 110 - 102 The Forum
Regular Season
14-5 PTS: 24. M. Johnson
AST: 8. M. Johnson
PTS: 28. Geoff Huston
292.5 - 271.2
Nov 18, 1980
v.
Kansas City
W, 107 - 94 The Forum
Regular Season
15-5 PTS: 32. J. Wilkes
REB: 17. Jim Chones
PTS: 26. O. Birdsong
358.9 - 315.3
Nov 20, 1980
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Phoenix
L, 102 - 99 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
15-6 PTS: 29. J. Wilkes
PTS: 21. D. Johnson
320.7 - 311.2
Nov 21, 1980
v.
Phoenix
W, 116 - 88 The Forum
Regular Season
16-6 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. Alvan Adams
324.5 - 246.2
Nov 23, 1980
v.
Milwaukee
L, 94 - 110 The Forum
Regular Season
16-7 PTS: 27. J. Wilkes
PTS: 24. M. Johnson
312.0 - 365.1
Nov 27, 1980
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Golden State
W, 119 - 128 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
17-7 PTS: 40. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 32. J. Carroll
311.9 - 335.5
Nov 29, 1980
@
Denver
W, 123 - 124 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
18-7 PTS: 30. J. Wilkes
PTS: 37. Alex English
323.0 - 325.7
Nov 30, 1980
v.
Chicago
L, 108 - 122 The Forum
Regular Season
18-8 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. A. Gilmore
296.1 - 334.5
Dec 3, 1980
v.
San Diego
L, 114 - 120 The Forum
Regular Season
18-9 PTS: 33. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. Brian Taylor
330.0 - 347.4
Dec 6, 1980
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Golden State
L, 119 - 103 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
18-10 PTS: 27. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 28. W. Free
322.1 - 278.8
Dec 7, 1980
v.
Utah
W, 113 - 100 The Forum
Regular Season
19-10 PTS: 24. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 32. A. Dantley
316.7 - 280.3
Dec 9, 1980
@
Dallas
W, 92 - 103 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
20-10 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 19. Geoff Huston
332.6 - 372.3
Dec 10, 1980
@
Houston
W, 108 - 109 Compaq Center
Regular Season
21-10 PTS: 32. J. Wilkes
PTS: 28. Moses Malone
323.9 - 326.9
Dec 12, 1980
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Seattle
W, 107 - 113 Kingdome
Regular Season
22-10 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. Fred Brown
309.2 - 326.5
Dec 14, 1980
v.
Golden State
W, 122 - 113 The Forum
Regular Season
23-10 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. W. Free
318.9 - 295.3
Dec 16, 1980
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San Diego
L, 97 - 92 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
23-11 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 22. Swen Nater
328.4 - 311.5
Dec 19, 1980
v.
Portland
L, 106 - 110 The Forum
Regular Season
23-12 PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. M. Thompson
298.8 - 310.1
Dec 21, 1980
v.
San Antonio
W, 135 - 122 The Forum
Regular Season
24-12 PTS: 42. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 20. G. Gervin
332.3 - 300.3
Dec 23, 1980
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Portland
L, 108 - 102 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
24-13 PTS: 25. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 25. K. Ransey
319.5 - 301.7
Dec 26, 1980
v.
Indiana
W, 116 - 115 The Forum
Regular Season
25-13 PTS: 33. J. Wilkes
PTS: 34. J. Edwards
317.5 - 314.7
Dec 27, 1980
@
Phoenix
L, 116 - 106 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
25-14 PTS: 27. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 24. T. Robinson
310.7 - 284.0
Dec 28, 1980
v.
Philadelphia
W, 122 - 116 The Forum
Regular Season
26-14 PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. J. Erving
327.3 - 311.2
Dec 30, 1980
@
Utah
L, 110 - 100 Salt Palace
Regular Season
26-15 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 34. A. Dantley
313.6 - 285.1
Jan 2, 1981
@
San Antonio
L, 118 - 112 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
26-16 PTS: 36. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 19. James Silas
320.5 - 304.2
Jan 6, 1981
v.
Washington
W, 107 - 98 The Forum
Regular Season
27-16 PTS: 30. Norm Nixon
PTS: 17. M. Kupchak
313.4 - 287.1
Jan 9, 1981
v.
Seattle
W, 92 - 87 The Forum
Regular Season
28-16 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. James Bailey
313.0 - 296.0
Jan 11, 1981
v.
Detroit
W, 117 - 108 The Forum
Regular Season
29-16 PTS: 33. J. Wilkes
PTS: 27. Kent Benson
314.9 - 290.7
Jan 13, 1981
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Cleveland
W, 104 - 108 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
30-16 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 24. R. Phegley
334.0 - 346.8
Jan 14, 1981
@
Washington
L, 114 - 104 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
30-17 PTS: 25. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. Kevin Grevey
325.6 - 297.1
Jan 16, 1981
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New Jersey
W, 111 - 113 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
31-17 PTS: 32. J. Wilkes
PTS: 21. C. Robinson
308.8 - 314.4
Jan 18, 1981
@
Boston
L, 98 - 96 Boston Garden
Regular Season
31-18 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 22. T. Archibald
341.9 - 334.9
Jan 21, 1981
v.
Atlanta
W, 116 - 106 The Forum
Regular Season
32-18 PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
PTS: 22. C. Shelton
321.5 - 293.8
Jan 23, 1981
v.
Denver
W, 110 - 105 The Forum
Regular Season
33-18 PTS: 30. J. Wilkes
PTS: 29. D. Thompson
296.1 - 282.6
Jan 26, 1981
v.
Portland
W, 124 - 112 The Forum
Regular Season
34-18 PTS: 24. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. B. Bates
307.2 - 277.5
Jan 27, 1981
v.
Utah
W, 111 - 104 The Forum
Regular Season
35-18 PTS: 27. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 12. Norm Nixon
PTS: 22. D. Griffith
335.0 - 313.9
Jan 29, 1981
v.
Kansas City
W, 118 - 104 The Forum
Regular Season
36-18 PTS: 35. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 27. Reggie King
324.6 - 286.1
Feb 4, 1981
@
Indiana
W, 96 - 102 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
37-18 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 27. Billy Knight
312.4 - 332.0
Feb 6, 1981
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Detroit
W, 102 - 111 Silverdome
Regular Season
38-18 PTS: 25. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 24. Phil Hubbard
307.2 - 334.3
Feb 8, 1981
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Philadelphia
L, 102 - 99 Spectrum
Regular Season
38-19 PTS: 28. J. Wilkes
PTS: 16. J. Erving
304.1 - 295.2
Feb 11, 1981
v.
Boston
L, 91 - 105 The Forum
Regular Season
38-20 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 36. Larry Bird
304.7 - 351.6
Feb 13, 1981
@
Houston
W, 105 - 114 Compaq Center
Regular Season
39-20 PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 29. Moses Malone
299.4 - 325.1
Feb 15, 1981
v.
Dallas
W, 107 - 99 The Forum
Regular Season
40-20 PTS: 35. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 19. Oliver Mack
314.7 - 291.1
Feb 17, 1981
v.
New York
W, 96 - 87 The Forum
Regular Season
41-20 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 27. M. Richardson
301.9 - 273.6
Feb 20, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 107 - 110 The Forum
Regular Season
41-21 PTS: 36. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 34. Moses Malone
330.2 - 339.5
Feb 22, 1981
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New York
W, 93 - 96 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
42-21 PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 19. Mike Glenn
309.9 - 319.9
Feb 24, 1981
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Chicago
W, 97 - 107 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
43-21 PTS: 24. Norm Nixon
PTS: 19. D. Greenwood
324.0 - 357.4
Feb 25, 1981
@
Milwaukee
L, 126 - 108 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
43-22 PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 29. Bob Lanier
325.7 - 279.2
Feb 27, 1981
v.
New Jersey
W, 107 - 103 The Forum
Regular Season
44-22 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 22. Mike Newlin
302.8 - 291.5
Mar 1, 1981
v.
Phoenix
L, 96 - 101 The Forum
Regular Season
44-23 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 30. Alvan Adams
REB: 10. Alvan Adams
711.3 - 748.3
Mar 3, 1981
@
Kansas City
W, 98 - 99 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
45-23 PTS: 24. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 21. Scott Wedman
323.8 - 327.1
Mar 4, 1981
@
Denver
L, 123 - 114 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
45-24 PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 31. Alex English
302.8 - 280.7
Mar 10, 1981
v.
San Antonio
W, 118 - 104 The Forum
Regular Season
46-24 PTS: 35. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 28. G. Gervin
312.0 - 275.0
Mar 12, 1981
@
San Diego
W, 116 - 122 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
47-24 PTS: 29. J. Wilkes
PTS: 26. F. Williams
304.6 - 320.3
Mar 13, 1981
v.
Kansas City
W, 116 - 101 The Forum
Regular Season
48-24 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 11. M. Landsberger
AST: 11. M. Johnson
PTS: 24. Reggie King
321.0 - 279.5
Mar 15, 1981
v.
San Diego
L, 118 - 122 The Forum
Regular Season
48-25 PTS: 27. J. Wilkes
PTS: 31. Brian Taylor
352.6 - 364.5
Mar 17, 1981
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Dallas
W, 109 - 114 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
49-25 PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. B. Robinzine
313.2 - 327.5
Mar 18, 1981
@
Phoenix
L, 126 - 114 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
49-26 PTS: 27. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 23. Walter Davis
326.2 - 295.1
Mar 20, 1981
v.
Seattle
W, 133 - 119 The Forum
Regular Season
50-26 PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 26. James Bailey
329.6 - 294.9
Mar 21, 1981
@
Portland
W, 111 - 117 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
51-26 PTS: 31. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 24. K. Ransey
333.6 - 351.6
Mar 22, 1981
@
Golden State
W, 118 - 120 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
52-26 PTS: 31. K. Abdul-Jabbar
PTS: 34. Bernard King
325.8 - 331.4
Mar 24, 1981
v.
Golden State
W, 110 - 103 The Forum
Regular Season
53-26 PTS: 24. M. Johnson
PTS: 23. Joe Hassett
317.8 - 297.6
Mar 27, 1981
@
Seattle
W, 90 - 97 Kingdome
Regular Season
54-26 PTS: 24. J. Wilkes
PTS: 22. Fred Brown
280.7 - 302.6
Mar 28, 1981
@
Utah
L, 112 - 110 Salt Palace
Regular Season
54-27 PTS: 41. M. Johnson
PTS: 30. A. Dantley
312.8 - 307.2
Mar 29, 1981
v.
Denver
L, 146 - 148 The Forum
Regular Season
54-28 PTS: 33. M. Johnson
PTS: 43. D. Thompson
306.9 - 311.1