1946–47 St. Louis Bombers (NBA) season

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1946–47 St. Louis Bombers (NBA) season
Head coach Ken Loeffler
Arena St. Louis Arena
Results
Record 38–23 (.623)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish BAA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1946–47 BAA season was the Bombers' 1st season in the BAA (which later became the NBA).[1]

Roster[edit]

St. Louis Bombers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 6 Baltimore, Herschel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) June 21, 1921 Penn State
F 8/13 Barr, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) August 8, 1918 Penn State
G/F 9/10 Davis, Aubrey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) March 28, 1921 Oklahoma Baptist
F/C 5 Doll, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) August 10, 1919 Colorado
G 9/11 Hankins, Cecil 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) January 6, 1922 Oklahoma State
F 4/12 Jacobs, Fred 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) December 2, 1922 Denver
G 7 Logan, Johnny 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) January 1, 1921 Indiana
F/C 14 Martin, Don 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) February 7, 1920 Central Missouri State
G 3 Munroe, George 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) January 5, 1922 Dartmouth
G 8/13 Putnam, Don 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) November 13, 1922 Denver
F/C 12/14 Roux, Giff 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) June 28, 1923 Kansas
C 20 Siewert, Ralph 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (104 kg) December 31, 1923 Dakota Wesleyan
SG 14 Smawley, Belus 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) March 20, 1918 Appalachian State
F 10/11 Smith, Deb 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) January 7, 1920 Utah
Head coach

Ken Loeffler


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1946–47 BAA records
Team BOS CHI CLE DET NYK PHI PIT PRO STL TOR WAS
Boston 0–6 2–4 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–1 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5
Chicago 6–0 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 3–3 3–4 4–2 1–5
Cleveland 4–2 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 1–5
Detroit 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–6 3–3 1–5
New York 2–4 3–3 2-4 5–1 2–4 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–4
Philadelphia 5–1 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 5–1 1–5
Pittsburgh 1–5 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–5
Providence 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 0–6
St. Louis 5–1 4–3 5–1 6–0 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–2 2–4 2–4
Toronto 2–4 2–4 0–6 3–3 3–3 1–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 1–5
Washington 5–1 5–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 6–0 4–2 5–1

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 2 Pittsburgh 56–51 Logan, Putman (12) 1–0
2 November 5 @ Detroit 53–49 John Barr (12) 2–0
3 November 7 New York 63–68 Don Putman (17) 2–1
4 November 9 Washington 70–69 Cecil Hankins (18) 3–1
5 November 14 Boston 64–62 (OT) Logan, Putman (14) 4–1
6 November 16 Cleveland 83–74 (OT) Don Putman (16) 5–1
7 November 19 @ Philadelphia 66–63 Cecil Hankins (14) 6–1
8 November 20 @ Washington 51–54 John Logan (14) 6–2
9 November 21 @ Boston 65–53 George Munroe (16) 7–2
10 November 23 @ Providence 65–59 Cecil Hankins (18) 8–2
11 November 27 @ New York 60–67 Cecil Hankins (18) 8–3
12 November 28 @ Chicago 75–72 John Logan (21) 9–3
13 November 30 Detroit 60–57 (OT) Don Putman (13) 10–3
14 December 5 Pittsburgh 66–55 Hankins, Logan (15) 11–3
15 December 7 Philadelphia 47–57 John Logan (17) 11–4
16 December 10 @ Cleveland 62–61 (OT) Aubrey Davis (15) 12–4
17 December 12 Chicago 68–88 Hankins (18) 12–5
18 December 15 Toronto 46–50 John Logan (9) 12–6
19 December 16 @ Pittsburgh 66–55 John Logan (11) 13–6
20 December 18 @ Washington 47–68 George Munroe (10) 13–7
21 December 19 @ Boston 76–74 Bob Doll (22) 14–7
22 December 22 Boston 65–53 John Logan (15) 15–7
23 December 26 Detroit 55–51 Barr, Munroe (10) 16–7
24 December 29 Philadelphia 75–68 John Logan (27) 17–7
25 December 31 @ Cleveland 68–59 John Logan (15) 18–7
26 January 1 @ Chicago 103–90 Davis, Munroe, Putman (15) 19–7
27 January 2 Washington 66–57 John Logan (17) 20–7
28 January 5 New York 57–59 George Munroe (15) 20–8
29 January 9 Chicago 84–81 Bob Doll (22) 21–8
30 January 12 Pittsburgh 72–59 Giff Roux (24) 22–8
31 January 16 Cleveland 59–63 Bob Doll (20) 22–9
32 January 19 Providence 69–53 John Logan (13) 23–9
33 January 21 @ Toronto 71–72 John Logan (14) 23–10
34 January 26 Detroit 71–66 John Logan (17) 24–10
35 January 30 Providence 70–82 Logan, Putman (12) 24–11
36 February 1 Cleveland 70–48 John Barr (13) 25–11
37 February 3 @ Pittsburgh 63–68 Munroe, Putman (13) 25–12
38 February 5 @ New York 71–46 John Logan (16) 26–12
39 February 6 @ Providence 73–65 John Logan (18) 27–12
40 February 8 Washington 65–68 Don Martin (12) 27–13
41 February 11 @ Philadelphia 59–75 Bob Doll (16) 27–14
42 February 13 @ Boston 54–64 John Logan (12) 27–15
43 February 16 Toronto 80–64 John Logan (15) 28–15
44 February 18 @ Toronto 57–65 Bob Doll (17) 28–16
45 February 21 Chicago 65–60 Bob Doll (16) 29–16
46 February 23 Philadelphia 71–66 John Logan (17) 30–16
47 February 25 @ Cleveland 96–76 Belus Smawley (23) 31–16
48 February 26 @ Philadelphia 65–75 Belus Smawley (18) 31–17
49 March 2 @ Chicago 86–98 George Munroe (20) 31–18
50 March 3 Providence 71–70 (OT) John Logan (22) 32–18
51 March 8 @ Washington 73–74 John Logan (21) 32–19
52 March 11 @ Toronto 71–79 Bob Doll (16) 32–20
53 March 13 @ New York 74–78 (2OT) Baltimore, Roux (13) 32–21
54 March 15 @ Providence 56–60 Don Putman (15) 32–22
55 March 18 @ Detroit 68–59 Logan, Smawley (16) 33–22
56 March 19 @ Pittsburgh 79–54 Belus Smawley (16) 34–22
57 March 20 New York 51–49 Belus Smawley (18) 35–22
58 March 23 Toronto 60–40 Belus Smawley (10) 36–22
59 March 26 @ Detroit 67–63 Bob Doll (15) 37–22
60 March 29 Boston 59–55 John Logan (18) 38–22
61 March 31 @ Chicago 66–73 (OT) Belus Smawley (17) 38–23

Playoffs[edit]

First Round[edit]

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W2) St. Louis Bombers: Warriors win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 73, St. Louis 68
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 73, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 75, St. Louis 59

References[edit]