1947–48 Baltimore Bullets season

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1947–48 Baltimore Bullets season
NBA Champions
Division Champions
Head coach Buddy Jeannette
Arena Baltimore Coliseum
Results
Record 28–20 (.583)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish BAA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WBAL
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The 1947–48 BAA season was the Bullets' first season in the Basketball Association of America (later named the NBA), after playing their first three seasons in the American Basketball League.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Larry Killick  United States Vermont
Robert Bolyard  United States Toledo
Elmer Gainer F/C  United States DePaul
Harry Gallatin F/C  United States Northeast Missouri
Scotty Hamilton  United States West Virginia
Hugh Hampton  United States High Point
Bob Jake  United States Vermont
Charles Raynor  United States Houston
Chick Reiser G/F  United States NYU
John Rusinko  United States Penn State

Roster[edit]

1947–48 Baltimore Bullets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 23 Fuetsch, Herm 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1918-07-06 Polytechnic HS (CA)
F/C 29 Hermsen, Kleggie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1923-03-12 Minnesota
G/F 32 Hoffman, Paul 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1925-04-12 Purdue
G 26 Jeannette, Buddy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1917-09-15 Washington & Jefferson
G 20 Klotz, Red 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1921-10-21 Villanova
F/C 35 Lewis, Grady 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1917-03-25 Oklahoma
G/F 31 Meinhold, Carl 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1926-03-29 Long Island
G/F 27 Reiser, Chick 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1914-12-17 NYU
G/F 21 Schulz, Dick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1917-01-03 Wisconsin
F/C 33 Simmons, Connie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1925-03-15 Flushing HS (NY)
Head coach

Buddy Jeannette


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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1947–48 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI NYK PHI PRO STL WAS
Baltimore 5–1 5–3 5–1 2–4 6–0 3–5 2–6
Boston 1–5 3–3 1–7 4–4 6–2 2–4 3–3
Chicago 3–5 3–3 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–5 5–3
New York 1–5 7–1 0–6 4–4 7–1 4–2 3–3
Philadelphia 4–2 4–4 2-4 1–7 8–0 3–3 2–4
Providence 0–6 2–6 2–4 1–7 0–8 0–6 1–5
St. Louis 5–3 4–2 5–3 2–4 3–3 6–0 4–4
Washington 6–2 3–3 3–5 3–3 4–2 5–1 4–4

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 12 @ Washington 55–63 Kleggie Hermsen (18) 0–1
2 November 13 Boston 85–74 Chick Reiser (19) 1–1
3 November 15 @ Chicago 67–63 Paul Hoffman (14) 2–1
4 November 20 New York 68–56 Chick Reiser (19) 3–1
5 November 21 @ Boston 89–73 Buddy Jeannette (17) 4–1
6 November 22 Chicago 75–72 Chick Reiser (19) 5–1
7 November 27 @ Providence 76–61 Jeannette, Meinhold (13) 6–1
8 November 29 @ St. Louis 71–67 Kleggie Hermsen (21) 7–1
9 December 2 @ Boston 77–69 (OT) Chick Reiser (22) 8–1
10 December 3 @ Philadelphia 73–58 Buddy Jeannette (15) 9–1
11 December 4 St. Louis 51–65 Mike Bloom (12) 9–2
12 December 6 @ Chicago 65–73 Buddy Jeannette (17) 9–3
13 December 11 Washington 69–71 (OT) Mike Bloom (18) 9–4
14 December 13 New York 66–80 Kleggie Hermsen (17) 9–5
15 December 17 @ Washington 64–66 Jeannette, Schulz (16) 9–6
16 December 18 St. Louis 74–67 Chick Reiser (16) 10–6
17 December 21 @ Chicago 83–93 Kleggie Hermsen (23) 10–7
18 December 25 Chicago 87–70 Kleggie Hermsen (21) 11–7
19 December 28 @ St. Louis 63–67 Dick Schulz (16) 11–8
20 January 1 Philadelphia 60–72 Chick Reiser (13) 11–9
21 January 3 @ New York 79–70 Kleggie Hermsen (18) 12–9
22 January 6 Providence 82–64 Chick Reiser (17) 13–9
23 January 8 Chicago 78–75 Hoffman, Jeannette (15) 14–9
24 January 11 @ St. Louis 54–69 Paul Hoffman (12) 14–10
25 January 15 @ Providence 98–78 Bloom, Hoffman (19) 15–10
26 January 16 @ Philadelphia 63–72 Chick Reiser (16) 15–11
27 January 17 Philadelphia 77–79 Mike Bloom (18) 15–12
28 January 22 St. Louis 68–71 Mike Bloom (14) 15–13
29 January 24 @ New York 72–58 Chick Reiser (16) 16–13
30 January 27 @ Chicago 74–78 Chick Reiser (20) 16–14
31 January 30 Washington 95–71 Chick Reiser (18) 17–14
32 January 31 @ Providence 68–62 Kleggie Hermsen (22) 18–14
33 February 4 @ Washington 72–77 Paul Hoffman (18) 18–15
34 February 5 Providence 100–74 Hoffman, Jeannette (19) 19–15
35 February 12 New York 96–86 Kleggie Hermsen (24) 20–15
36 February 15 @ St. Louis 63–69 Paul Hoffman (17) 20–16
37 February 19 @ Boston 79–76 (OT) Paul Hoffman (17) 21–16
38 February 21 @ Washington 72–85 Kleggie Hermsen (14) 21–17
39 February 24 @ Philadelphia 71–83 Paul Hoffman (16) 21–18
40 February 26 Washington 97–70 Connie Simmons (17) 22–18
41 February 28 @ New York 78–56 Connie Simmons (14) 23–18
42 February 29 @ Boston 62–65 Grady Lewis (12) 23–19
43 March 4 St. Louis 84–75 Carl Meinhold (16) 24–19
44 March 6 Boston 81–68 Connie Simmons (23) 25–19
45 March 11 Chicago 86–83 Carl Meinhold (16) 26–19
46 March 13 Philadelphia 64–62 Chick Reiser (18) 27–19
47 March 18 Washington 64–71 Hermsen, Hoffman (15) 27–20
48 March 20 Providence 75–58 Buddy Jeannette (19) 28–20

Playoffs[edit]

Western Division tiebreaker[edit]

Chicago Stags vs. Baltimore Bullets: Bullets win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago (March 25): Baltimore 75, Chicago 72

First Round[edit]

(W2) Baltimore Bullets vs. (E2) New York Knicks: Bullets win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Baltimore (March 27): Baltimore 85, New York 81
  • Game 2 @ New York (March 28): New York 79, Baltimore 69
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore (April 1): Baltimore 84, New York 77

Semifinals[edit]

(W2) Baltimore Bullets vs. (W3) Chicago Stags: Bullets win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago (April 7): Baltimore 73, Chicago 67
  • Game 2 @ Baltimore (April 8): Baltimore 89, Chicago 72

BAA Finals[edit]

(E1) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W2) Baltimore Bullets: Bullets win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia (April 10): Philadelphia 71, Baltimore 60
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia (April 13): Baltimore 66, Philadelphia 63
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore (April 15): Baltimore 72, Philadelphia 70
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore (April 17): Baltimore 78, Philadelphia 75
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia (April 20): Philadelphia 91, Baltimore 82
  • Game 6 @ Baltimore (April 21): Baltimore 88, Philadelphia 73

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

January 20, 1948
To Baltimore Bullets
Grady Lewis[2]
To St. Louis Bombers
Irv Rothenberg
February 9, 1948
To Baltimore Bullets
Connie Simmons[2]
To Boston Celtics
Mike Bloom

Purchases[edit]

Player Date purchased Former team
Jerry Rullo[2] October 14, 1947 Philadelphia Warriors

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c "1947–48 Baltimore Bullets Transactions". Basketball Reference. Retrieved October 2, 2018.