1974–75 Washington Bullets season

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1974–75 Washington Bullets season
Eastern Conference Champions
Head coach K. C. Jones
Arena Capital Centre
Results
Record 60–22 (.732)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WDCA
Radio WOL
< 1973–74 1975–76 >

The 1974-75 Washington Bullets played in their 14th season. The franchise changed their name from the Capital Bullets to the Washington Bullets. The franchise captured its 6th division title in 7 years by posting a franchise best record of 60-22.[1] The Bullets were nearly unbeatable at home posting a record of 36-5 at the Capital Centre.[1] The Bullets won their second Eastern Conference title, but were swept in the NBA Finals in four games by the Golden State Warriors.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1974 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Wes Unseld Truck Robinson
PF Elvin Hayes Tom Kozelko
SF Mike Riordan Nick Weatherspoon Dick Gibbs
SG Kevin Porter Jimmy Jones Dennis DuVal
PG Phil Chenier Clem Haskins

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Washington Bullets 60 22 .732 36–5 24–17 22–8
x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 19 29–12 12–29 16–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 40 42 .488 20 29–12 11–30 17–13
Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 29 22–19 9–32 11–19
New Orleans Jazz 23 59 .280 37 20–21 3–38 9–21
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 60 22 .732
2 y-Washington Bullets 60 22 .732
3 x-Buffalo Braves 49 33 .598 11
4 x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 19
5 x-New York Knicks 40 42 .488 20
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 40 42 .488 20
7 Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 26
8 Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 29
9 New Orleans Jazz 23 59 .280 37


Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

The Bullets had a first round bye.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

In the playoffs the Bullets would survive a tough 7-game series against the Buffalo Braves. A highlight of the series was that the home team took all 7 game in a series.[1]
(2) Washington Bullets vs. (3) Buffalo Braves: Bullets win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Washington: Buffalo 113, Washington 102
  • Game 2 @ Buffalo: Washington 120, Buffalo 106
  • Game 3 @ Washington: Washington 111, Buffalo 96
  • Game 4 @ Buffalo: Buffalo 108, Washington 102
  • Game 5 @ Washington: Washington 97, Buffalo 93
  • Game 6 @ Buffalo: Buffalo 102, Washington 96
  • Game 7 @ Washington: Washington 115, Buffalo 96

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Washington Bullets: Bullets win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Washington 100, Boston 95
  • Game 2 @ Washington: Washington 117, Boston 92
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 101, Washington 90
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 119, Boston 108
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 103, Washington 99
  • Game 6 @ Washington: Washington 98, Boston 92

NBA Finals[edit]

The Bullets reached the NBA Finals but found themselves swept in 4 straight by the Golden State Warriors, although the Warriors would only win 2 of the 4 games by 1 point.[1]

Main article: 1975 NBA Finals

(E1) Washington Bullets vs. (W1) Golden State Warriors: Warriors win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Washington: Golden State 101, Washington 95
  • Game 2 @ Golden State: Golden State 92, Washington 91
  • Game 3 @ Golden State: Golden State 109, Washington 101
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Golden State 96, Washington 95

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]