1961–62 Detroit Pistons season

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1961–62 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Dick McGuire
Arena Cobo Arena
Results
Record 37–43 (.463)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1960–61 1962–63 >

The 1961-62 NBA season was the Pistons' 14th season in the NBA and 5th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 54 26 .675 26–5 18–13 10–8 33–13
x-Cincinnati Royals 43 37 .538 11 18–13 14–16 11–8 29–17
x-Detroit Pistons 37 43 .463 17 16–14 8–17 13–12 24–22
St. Louis Hawks 29 51 .363 25 19–16 7–27 3–8 16–30
Chicago Packers 18 62 .225 36 15-23 3-39 0–0 10–30
x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Cincinnati Royals vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Detroit: Detroit 123, Cincinnati 122
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 129, Detroit 107
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Detroit 118, Cincinnati 107
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Detroit 112, Cincinnati 111

Last Playoffs meeting: 1958 Eastern Division Semifinals (Detroit won 2–0).

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 132, Detroit 108
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 127, Detroit 112
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Los Angeles 111, Detroit 106
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 118, Los Angeles 117
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Detroit 132, Los Angeles 125
  • Game 6 @ Detroit: Los Angeles 123, Detroit 117

Last Playoffs meeting: 1961 Western Division Semifinals (Los Angeles won 3–2).

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