1956-57 Season

Record: 34-38, second place in Western Division

How bad was the Western Division in the 1956-57 season? Three teams, including the Lakers, finished tied for first with 34-38 records. Tiebreakers left the Lakers in second place officially.

Playoffs: The Lakers swept the Fort Wayne Pistons in the first round, then were swept by the St. Louis Hawks in the Western Division Finals.

Playoff Results

Western Division Semifinals

  • at Lakers 131, Fort Wayne 127

  • Lakers 110, at Fort Wayne 108

Western Division Finals

  • at St. Louis 118, Lakers 109

  • at St. Louis 106, Lakers 104

  • St. Louis 143, at Lakers 135 (2 OT)