1970–71 San Francisco Warriors season

The 1970–71 NBA season was the Warriors' 25th season in the NBA and ninth in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1]

1970–71 San Francisco Warriors season
Head coachAl Attles
ArenaCow Palace
Results
Record41–41 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Bucks 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

It was also the franchise's final season in San Francisco before relocating across the Bay to Oakland the following season. The team would not play in San Francisco full time until the 2019–20 NBA season.

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
3 36 Earle Higgins F   United States Eastern Michigan
4 53 Ralph Ogden F   United States Santa Clara
5 70 Levi Fontaine G   United States Maryland Eastern Shore
6 87 Vic Bartolome C   United States Oregon State
7 104 Joe Bergman F   United States Creighton
8 121 Jeff Sewell   United States Marquette
9 138 Lou Small   United States Nevada
10 155 Coby Dietrick C/F   United States San José State

RosterEdit

Roster listing
San Francisco Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 16   Attles, Al 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina A&T
F 31   Ellis, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) San Francisco
G 12   Fontaine, Levi 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Maryland Eastern Shore
G 15   Jones, Nick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oregon
F/C 43   Lee, Clyde 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Vanderbilt
F/C 32   Lucas, Jerry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Ohio State
G 23   Mullins, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
F 22   Ogden, Ralph 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Santa Clara
G/F 33   Portman, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Creighton
G 10   Smith, Adrian 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Kentucky
F/C 42   Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Bowling Green
F 34   Turner, Bill 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Akron
G 21   Williams, Ron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) West Virginia
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 30–11 17–22 1–1 15–7
x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 7 20–18 19–21 2–2 12–10
San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488 8 24–15 15–26 1–1 14–8
Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463 10 27–13 11–30 0–1 10–14
Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354 19 18–21 9–26 2–6 3–15
# 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 – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
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

PlayoffsEdit

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(M1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (P2) San Francisco Warriors: Bucks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ San Francisco: Milwaukee 107, San Francisco 96
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 104, San Francisco 90
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 114, San Francisco 102
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 106, Milwaukee 104
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 136, San Francisco 86

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit