1962-63 Season

Record: 53-27, first place in Western Division

Jerry West missed 27 games because of a leg injury and finished at 27.1 points per game, while Elgin Baylor averaged 34.0 points per game to finish second in the league behind San Francisco's Wilt Chamberlain.

Playoffs: The Lakers defeated St. Louis to set up a rematch against Boston in the NBA Finals. But the Celtics' dominance of L.A. continued, as they won the series in six games.

Playoff Results


Western Division Finals


  • at Lakers 112, St. Louis 104

  • at Lakers 101, St. Louis 99

  • at St. Louis 125, Lakers 112

  • at St. Louis 124, Lakers 114

  • at Lakers 123, St. Louis 100

  • at St. Louis 121, Lakers 113

  • at Lakers 115, St. Louis 100



NBA Finals


  • at Boston 117, Lakers 114

  • at Boston 113, Lakers 106

  • at Lakers 119, Boston 99

  • Boston 108, at Lakers 105

  • Lakers 126, at Boston 119

  • Boston 112, at Lakers 109