1970–71 Detroit Pistons season

Following are the results of the 1970–71 season of the Detroit Pistons, the franchise of the National Basketball Association based in Detroit, Michigan. The 1970-71 NBA season was the Pistons' 23rd season in the NBA and 14th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

1970–71 Detroit Pistons season
Head coachBill Van Breda Kolff
ArenaCobo Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWJBK
RadioWXYZ
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Bob Lanier[2] C   United States St. Bonaventure
2 32 Ken Warzynski   United States DePaul
3 37 Bob St. Pierre   United States Hanover
3 47 Jim Hayes   United States Boston University
5 71 Bill Jankans   United States California State-Long Beach
6 88 Seviro Brown   United States DePaul
7 105 Marv Copeland   United States Michigan Lutheran
8 122 Dan Issel C/PF   United States Kentucky
9 139 Alex Wynn   United States Dartmouth
10 156 Bruce Chapman   United States Nevada-Reno
11 172 Rick Anhauser   United States North Carolina State
12 185 Don Ogletree   United States Cincinnati
13 195 Ernest Hardy   United States Harvard
14 205 Randy Smith G/SF   United States Buffalo State
15 215 Dennis Clark   United States Springfield
16 224 Harvey Mariatt   United States Eastern Michigan

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 21 Bing, Dave 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
SF 43 Dischinger, Terry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Purdue
F 17 Driscoll, Terry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Boston College
F 31 Hewitt, Bill 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern California
G 30 Komives, Howard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Bowling Green
C 16 Lanier, Bob 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) St. Bonaventure
F 23 Mix, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Toledo
F/C 34 Moore, Otto 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Texas-Pan Am
F/C 51 Mueller, Erwin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) San Francisco
F 24 Walker, Jimmy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Providence
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805 34–2 28–13 4–1 14–4
x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 15 30–11 17–19 4–1 7–11
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 18 27–14 19–20 2–0 9–9
Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549 21 24–17 20–19 1–1 6–12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500
5 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585
6 Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549
7 San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488
8 Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463
9 Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354


z, y – division champions
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1970–71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 3–3 2–4 3–1 1–4 2–4 4–0 0–5 3–2 1–4 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–3 3–2
Baltimore 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 3–3 4–0 2–3 2–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2
Boston 4–2 3–3 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–2 0–5 0–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–2
Buffalo 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 5–7 1–5 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 6–6 1–3 1–3 1–3
Chicago 4–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 6–0 4–2 3–2
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–1 1–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–4 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–4
Cleveland 0–4 0–4 1–3 7–5 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–10 0–4 1–3 0–4
Detroit 5–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1 4–2 1–4 3–1
Los Angeles 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–4 3–2 3–2 2–4 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–2
Milwaukee 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 4–1 1–4 4–1 4–2 3–1 4–1 6–0 5–1
New York 3–3 4–2 6–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4–1 2–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 2–4 4–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 1–4 4–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–2
Phoenix 4–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–0 2–4 3–2 3–2
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–6 1–3 0–4 10–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4
San Diego 3–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 0–6 3–1 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–4 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–4 5–1
San Francisco 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–4 0–6 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 4–2 3–3
Seattle 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 2–3 2–3 4–2 1–5 3–3

Awards and recordsEdit

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