1972–73 Baltimore Bullets season

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1972–73 Baltimore Bullets season
Head coach Gene Shue
Arena Baltimore Civic Center
Results
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WMAR-TV
Radio WFBR
< 1971–72 1973–74 >

During the 1972–73 NBA season, the Bullets acquired Elvin Hayes from the Houston Rockets. In the draft, the Bullets acquired Kevin Porter. After a slow start, the Bullets had a strong December by posting a 10–4 record.[1] The Bullets, playing their tenth and final season in Baltimore finished the season by winning the Central Division for the 3rd straight season. In the playoffs, the Bullets faced their playoff rivals the New York Knicks. The Bullets fell in 5 games by a 1–4 margin. Following the season, the Bullets would move to Landover, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and became the Capital Bullets.[1]

Draft picks

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Baltimore Bullets 52 30 .634
Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 6
Houston Rockets 33 49 .402 19
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 20

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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

Playoffs

East Conference Semifinals

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Baltimore Bullets: Knicks win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ New York (Friday, March 30): New York 95, Baltimore 83
  • Game 2 @ New York (Sunday, April 1): New York 123, Baltimore 103
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore (Wednesday, April 4): New York 103, Baltimore 96
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore (Friday, April 6): Baltimore 97, New York 89
  • Game 5 @ New York (Sunday, April 8): New York 109, Baltimore 99

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b Washington Wizards (1963–Present)
  2. ^ 1972–73 NBA season summary Basketball-Reference.com
  • Bullets on Basketball Reference
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