1970–71 Detroit Pistons season

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1970–71 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Bill Van Breda Kolff
Arena Cobo Center
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Following are the results of the 1970–71 season of the Detroit Pistons, the franchise of the National Basketball Association based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 1970-71 NBA season was the Pistons' 23rd season in the NBA and 14th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1970 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Bob Lanier[2] C  United States St. Bonaventure
2 32 Ken Warzynski  United States DePaul
3 37 Bob St. Pierre  United States Hanover
3 47 Jim Hayes  United States Boston University
5 71 Bill Jankans  United States California State-Long Beach
6 88 Seviro Brown  United States DePaul
7 105 Marv Copeland  United States Michigan Lutheran
8 122 Dan Issel C/PF  United States Kentucky
9 139 Alex Wynn  United States Dartmouth
10 156 Bruce Chapman  United States Nevada-Reno
11 172 Rick Anhauser  United States North Carolina State
12 185 Don Ogletree  United States Cincinnati
13 195 Ernest Hardy  United States Harvard
14 205 Randy Smith G/SF  United States Buffalo State
15 215 Dennis Clark  United States Springfield
16 224 Harvey Mariatt  United States Eastern Michigan

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805 34–2 28–13 4–1 14–4
x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 15 30–11 17–19 4–1 7–11
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 18 27–14 19–20 2–0 9–9
Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549 21 24–17 20–19 1–1 6–12
# 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, y - division champions
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]