1971–72 Golden State Warriors season

The 1971–72 NBA season was the Warriors' 26th season in the NBA, the first as the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, and 10th in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1]

1971–72 Golden State Warriors season
Head coachAl Attles
ArenaOakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTVU
RadioKGO
< 1970–71 1972–73 >

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Darnell Hillman F/C   United States San José State
4 59 Greg Gary G   United States St. Bonaventure
5 76 Odis Allison F   United States UNLV
6 93 Charles Johnson G   United States California
7 110 Ken May   United States Dayton
8 127 Jim Haderlein   United States Loyola Marymount
9 143 Clarence Smith   United States Villanova
10 159 Bill Drosdiak   United States Oregon

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 22   Allison, Odis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UNLV
G 25   Barnett, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oregon
C 20   Bartolome, Vic 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Oregon State
F 31   Ellis, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) San Francisco
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
G 23   Mullins, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
G/F 33   Portman, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Creighton
F 32   Russell, Cazzie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Michigan
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 69 13 .841 36–5 31–7 2–1 21–3
x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 18 27–8 21–20 3–3 14–10
Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 22 28–12 18–22 1–1 12–12
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 35 15–20 14–23 5–5 9–15
Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220 51 14–26 4–35 0–3 4–20
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 69 13 .841
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768
3 x-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695
4 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622
5 Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598
6 Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573
7 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415
8 Detroit Pistons 26 56 .317
9 Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1971–72 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET GSW HOU LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–5 3–3 4–2 3–2 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–3 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 1–4
Baltimore 4–2 2–2 3–3 1–4 4–2 1–5 3–2 1–4 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–4 4–0 4–1 3–1 2–3
Boston 4–0 2–2 6–0 3–2 4–2 5–1 5–0 2–3 5–0 1–4 2–3 3–3 6–0 2–3 4–0 2–3
Buffalo 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–5 3–3 0–4 2–4 0–4
Chicago 5–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–3 5–1 1–3 2–4 3–2 4–1 5–1 6–0 2–3
Cincinnati 3–3 2–4 2–4 3–3 1–3 6–2 2–3 2–3 0–4 1–4 0–5 2–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–5
Cleveland 2–4 5–1 1–5 2–4 0–4 2–6 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–5 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–4
Detroit 2–3 2–3 0–5 4–2 1–5 3–2 3–1 0–5 3–3 1–4 1–5 1–4 1–4 2–4 2–2 0–4
Golden State 2–3 4–1 3–2 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 5–0 5–1 1–5 2–2 2–3 4–1 2–3 4–2 4–2
Houston 4–1 2–3 0–5 4–0 1–5 4–0 2–2 3–3 1–5 1–5 0–5 0–5 4–1 1–3 4–2 3–3
Los Angeles 5–0 4–1 4–1 4–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 6–0 5–1
Milwaukee 3–2 5–0 3–2 4–0 4–2 5–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 5–0 1–4 2–3 4–1 4–2 6–0 6–0
New York 1–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 2–3 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–2 5–0 1–4 3–2 3–3 1–4 3–1 3–2
Philadelphia 3–3 0–4 0–6 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–2 4–1 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–4 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–1
Phoenix 2–3 1–4 3–2 4–0 1–5 3–2 4–0 4–2 3–2 3–1 2–4 2–4 4–1 4–1 6–0 3–2
Portland 0–4 1–3 0–4 4–2 0–6 2–2 2–4 2–2 2–4 2–4 0–6 0–6 1–3 2–2 0–6 0–6
Seattle 4–1 3–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–5 0–6 2–3 1–4 2–3 6–0

PlayoffsEdit

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(M1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (P2) Golden State Warriors: Bucks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Golden State 117, Milwaukee 106
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 118, Golden State 93
  • Game 3 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 122, Golden State 94
  • Game 4 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 106, Golden State 99
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 108, Golden State 100

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit