1963-64 Season

Record: 42-38, third place in Western Division

It was essentially a two-man team of Jerry West (28.7 ppg) and Elgin Baylor (25.4 ppg), but the Lakers discovered they can't win with a two-man team. How bad was most of the supporting cast? Starting center Gene Wiley averaged only 4.3 points per game.

Playoffs: The Lakers lost to the St. Louis Hawks in the first round.

Playoff Results

Western Division Semifinals

  • at St. Louis 115, Lakers 104

  • at St. Louis 106, Lakers 90

  • at Lakers 107, St. Louis 105

  • at Lakers 97, St. Louis 88

  • at St. Louis 121, Lakers 108