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Has a player ever averaged 40 points per game during a playoff series, while playing for a losing team?

3.3 seconds asked this in the immediate reaction thread to Game 4 of the ECF. Out of curiosity, I decided to look into it a bit. Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

The year - 1962

The team - Los Angeles Lakers

The player - Elgin Baylor

 

Baylor's series started slow for someone who would average over 40 points per game. In game 1, he scored 35 as LA lost to Boston 122-108.

In game 2, he scored 36 as LA beat Boston 129-122.

In game 3, he hit 39 points (still under 40) as Los Angeles squeaked out a 117-115 victory.

Game 4 was a backslide, as Baylor scored 38 in a 115-103 loss.

Game 5 was where Baylor went off, scoring 61 points to take LA to a 3-2 series lead with a 126-121 victory.

Game 6 was a 34 point contribution in a 119-105 loss, and Game 7 saw Baylor drop 41 but LA lose 110-107, for a total of 284 points over 7 games, or 40.57 PPG, with LA losing the championship to Boston in 7 games.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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