1971–72 Detroit Pistons season

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1971–72 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Bill Van Breda Kolff
Terry Dischinger
Earl Lloyd
Arena Cobo Center
Results
Record 26–56 (.317)
Place Division: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Following are the results of the 1971–72 season of the Detroit Pistons, the franchise of the National Basketball Association based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 1971-72 NBA season was the Pistons' 24th season in the NBA and 15th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Curtis Rowe PF  United States UCLA
2 29 Isaiah Wilson G  United States Baltimore
3 45 Marv Roberts PF/C  United States Utah State
4 62 Jarrett Durham  United States Duquesne
5 79 Vincent White  United States Savannah State
6 96 Jim Larranaga  United States Providence
7 113 Steve Kelly  United States Brigham Young
8 130 Wayne Jones  United States Niagara
9 146 Paul Botts  United States Central Michigan
10 162 Steve Butcher  United States Pikeville
11 177 Larry Saunders  United States Duke
12 190 Bob Horn  United States Drake
13 202 Willie Roberson  United States Wyoming
14 212 Art Davis  United States Johnson C. Smith
15 221 James Fleming  United States Alcorn State
16 228 Fred Smiley  United States Detroit Mercy
17 232 Leroy Jenkins  United States Detroit Mercy
18 235 Ike Bundy  United States Lawrence Tech
19 237 Ed Jenkins  United States Shaw

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768 31–5 27–12 5–2 13–5
x-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 6 29–12 26–12 2–1 12–6
Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598 14 30–11 19–20 0–2 7–11
Detroit Pistons 26 56 .317 37 16–25 9–30 1–1 4–14
# 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, 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

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]