1972–73 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1972–73 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division champions
Head coachLarry Costello
ArenaMilwaukee Arena
Results
Record60–22 (.732)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Warriors 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1972–73 NBA season was the Bucks' fifth season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Russ Lee G/F  United States Marshall
1 12 Julius Erving SF/SG  United States Massachusetts Amherst
2 29 Chuck Terry F  United States California State-Long Beach
3 46 George Adams F/G  United States Gardner-Webb
4 63 Art White  United States Georgetown
5 79 Ron Harris  United States Wichita State
7 113 Mickey Davis F/G  United States Duquesne
8 129 Charles Kirkland  United States Cheyney (PA)
9 143 Jim Regenold  United States Ball State
10 156 Jolly Spight  United States Santa Clara

Roster

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 33 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
PG 42 Allen, Lucius 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UCLA
C 34 Cunningham, Dick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Murray State
SF 10 Dandridge, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Norfolk State
G 20 Davis, Mickey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Duquesne
F 7 Driscoll, Terry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Boston College
F 21 Lee, Russ 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marshall
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
F 18 Perry, Curtis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Missouri State
PG 1 Robertson, Oscar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Cincinnati
C 54 Schlueter, Dale 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Colorado State
SF 31 Terry, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Long Beach State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732 33–5 25–15 2–2 15–5
x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 9 29–12 20–19 2–0 10–10
Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20 26–15 13–25 1–2 9–11
Kansas City–Omaha Kings 36 46 .439 24 24–17 12–29 6–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573
5 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488
6 Phoenix Suns 38 44 .463
7 Kansas City–Omaha Kings 36 46 .439
8 Seattle SuperSonics 26 56 .317
9 Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256


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

Record vs. opponents

1972–73 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 3–4 1–5 5–1 2–2 3–4 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–3 6–0 3–1 4–0 3–1
Baltimore 4–3 1–5 5–1 0–4 8–0 2–2 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–3 5–1 2–2 4–0 4–0
Boston 5–1 5–1 7–0 3–1 5–1 3–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 4–0 2–2 4–4 7–0 4–0 4–0 4–0
Buffalo 1–5 1–5 0–7 2–2 1–5 1–3 0–4 1–5 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–6 7–1 1–3 2–2 2–2
Chicago 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–4 3–3 4–0 5–2 1–5 2–4 3–1 4–0 4–2 5–1 5–1
Cleveland 4–3 0–8 1–5 5–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–6 6–0 1–3 1–3 3–1
Detroit 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–4 1–3 3–3 1–5 2–5 1–3 3–1 4–2 6–0 2–4
Golden State 3–1 1–3 1–3 4–0 3–3 3–1 4–2 3–1 4–2 3–4 1–5 2–2 4–0 2–4 5–1 4–3
Houston 4–4 2–5 1–5 5–1 0–4 3–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–5 5–1 2–2 2–2 2–2
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–5 2–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 1–5 1–6 0–4 3–1 3–3 4–2 4–2
Los Angeles 1–3 3–1 0–4 4–0 5–1 3–1 5–1 4–3 3–1 5–1 3–3 2–2 4–0 6–1 6–0 6–0
Milwaukee 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 3–1 5–2 5–1 3–1 6–1 3–3 2–2 3–1 5–1 5–1 5–1
New York 3–3 3–3 4–4 6–1 1–3 6–0 3–1 2–2 5–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 6–1 3–1 3–1 4–0
Philadelphia 0–6 1–5 0–7 1–7 0–4 0–6 1–3 0–4 1–5 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–6 0–4 1–3 1–3
Phoenix 1–3 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–4 3–1 2–4 4–2 2–2 3–3 1–6 1–5 1–3 4–0 5–2 4–2
Portland 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–5 3–1 0–6 1–5 2–2 2–4 0–6 1–5 1–3 3–1 2–5 3–4
Seattle 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–5 1–3 4–2 3–4 2–2 2–4 0–6 1–5 0–4 3–1 2–4 4–3

Game log

1972–73 game log
Total: 60–22 (Home: 0–0; Road: 1–0)
October: 3–1 (Home: 1–0; Road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 13, 1972 @ Phoenix W 117–105 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1-0
2 October 14, 1972 @ Golden State W 81–77 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena 2-0
3 October 17, 1972 @ Portland L 108–111 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (49) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (23) Oscar Robertson (14) Memorial Coliseum 2-1
4 October 20, 1972 Detroit W 109–86 Milwaukee Arena 3–1
5 October 21, 1972 @ Buffalo W 91–63 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 4–1
6 October 22, 1972 @ Cleveland W 104–84 Cleveland Arena 5–1
7 October 25, 1972 Buffalo W 109–92 Milwaukee Arena 6–1
8 October 26, 1972 @ Kansas City-Omaha W 114–107 Municipal Auditorium 7–1
November: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
December: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
January: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
February: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
March: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
April: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1972–73 schedule

Playoffs

1973 playoff game log
Conference Semifinals: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
1973 schedule

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lucius Allen
Dick Cunningham
Bob Dandridge
Mickey Davis
Terry Driscoll
Gary Gregor
Russ Lee
Jon McGlocklin
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson
Dale Schlueter
Chuck Terry

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lucius Allen
Dick Cunningham
Bob Dandridge
Mickey Davis
Terry Driscoll
Russ Lee
Jon McGlocklin
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson
Dale Schlueter
Chuck Terry

Transactions

Free agents

Player Signed Former team
Terry Driscoll November 15, 1972 Baltimore Bullets

Awards and records

References

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