1947–48 Philadelphia Warriors season

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1947–48 Philadelphia Warriors season
Eastern Division Champions
Head coach Edward Gottlieb
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Results
Record 27–21 (.563)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish BAA Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1947–48 BAA season was the Warriors' 2nd season in the BAA (which later became the NBA).[1]

BAA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1947 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 6 Chink Crossin G  United States Pennsylvania
- Norman Butz  United States St. Joe's
- Jim Kaeding  United States York (PA)
- Ed Koffenberger C  United States Duke
- Jim Pollard SF  United States Stanford

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia Warriors 1947–48 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 15 Beenders, Hank 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1916-06-02 Long Island
F 14 Brown, Stan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1929-06-27
G 7 Crossin, Chink 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1924-07-04 Pennsylvania
F 12 Dallmar, Howie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1922-05-24 Stanford
SG 6 Fleishman, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1922-02-14 New York
PF 10 Fulks, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-10-26 Murray State
C 20 Halbert, Chick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1919-02-27 West Texas A&M
C 18 Hillhouse, Art 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1916-06-12 Long Island
G/F 9 Kaplowitz, Ralph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1919-05-18 New York
G 5 Musi, Angelo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 145 lb (66 kg) 1918-07-25 Temple
F 7 O'Brien, Bob 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1927-01-26 Pepperdine
F/C 19 Rocker, Jack 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1922-08-12 UC Berkeley
G 4 Sailors, Ken 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1921-01-14 Wyoming
PG 8 Senesky, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1922-04-04 Saint Joseph's
Head coach

Edward Gottlieb


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]

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 13 Providence 79–64 Joe Fulks (23) 1–0
2 November 14 @ Boston 79–74 (OT) Joe Fulks (26) 2–0
3 November 15 @ Providence 80–78 Joe Fulks (23) 3–0
4 November 19 @ Washington 67–74 Joe Fulks (25) 3–1
5 November 20 Boston 57–67 Joe Fulks (21) 3–2
6 November 22 @ New York 83–78 Dallmar, Fulks (22) 4–2
7 November 27 New York 59–81 Joe Fulks (24) 4–3
8 November 28 @ Chicago 71–75 Joe Fulks (22) 4–4
9 December 3 Baltimore 58–73 Chick Halbert (11) 4–5
10 December 9 Providence 78–74 (OT) Joe Fulks (22) 5–5
11 December 11 St. Louis 69–74 Joe Fulks (28) 5–6
12 December 12 @ Boston 67–69 Joe Fulks (23) 5–7
13 December 15 @ New York 74–71 Chick Halbert (19) 6–7
14 December 18 New York 71–99 Joe Fulks (18) 6–8
15 December 20 @ Providence 80–74 Joe Fulks (17) 7–8
16 December 26 Providence 89–61 Joe Fulks (24) 8–8
17 December 27 @ Washington 70–72 Joe Fulks (26) 8–9
18 December 30 @ Boston 64–70 Joe Fulks (31) 8–10
19 January 1 @ Baltimore 72–60 Joe Fulks (23) 9–10
20 January 2 Washington 69–60 Joe Fulks (30) 10–10
21 January 4 @ St. Louis 66–80 Joe Fulks (16) 10–11
22 January 9 Chicago 60–77 Angelo Musi (24) 10–12
23 January 10 @ Washington 99–106 (OT) Joe Fulks (29) 10–13
24 January 16 Baltimore 72–63 Dallmar, Fulks (14) 11–13
25 January 17 @ Baltimore 79–77 Joe Fulks (23) 12–13
26 January 19 @ New York 63–57 Joe Fulks (23) 13–13
27 January 20 St. Louis 82–59 Joe Fulks (22) 14–13
28 January 22 Boston 54–61 Joe Fulks (18) 14–14
29 January 27 @ Boston 77–68 Joe Fulks (21) 15–14
30 January 29 New York 60–66 Joe Fulks (20) 15–15
31 January 31 @ St. Louis 66–60 Joe Fulks (18) 16–15
32 February 1 @ Chicago 85–78 Joe Fulks (37) 17–15
33 February 5 Washington 60–72 Joe Fulks (19) 17–16
34 February 7 @ St. Louis 54–67 Jerry Fleishman (9) 17–17
35 February 8 @ Chicago 74–80 (2OT) Angelo Musi (21) 17–18
36 February 12 Boston 69–60 Fleishman, Senesky (15) 18–18
37 February 14 @ New York 47–78 Angelo Musi (16) 18–19
38 February 19 Washington 84–76 Chick Halbert (20) 19–19
39 February 24 Baltimore 83–71 Howie Dallmar (19) 20–19
40 February 26 Chicago 89–80 Howie Dallmar (18) 21–19
41 February 28 @ Providence 83–82 Chick Halbert (21) 22–19
42 March 2 New York 76–66 Joe Fulks (31) 23–19
43 March 4 Boston 82–62 Joe Fulks (18) 24–19
44 March 9 Chicago 79–93 Joe Fulks (24) 24–20
45 March 11 St. Louis 92–74 Joe Fulks (31) 25–20
46 March 13 @ Baltimore 62–64 Joe Fulks (20) 25–21
47 March 16 @ Providence 100–78 Howie Dallmar (32) 26–21
48 March 18 Providence 88–57 Joe Fulks (35) 27–21

Playoffs[edit]

BAA Quarterfinals[edit]

The Warriors had a quarterfinal bye.

BAA Semifinals[edit]

(W1) St. Louis Bombers vs. (E1) Philadelphia Warriors: Warriors win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 60, Philadelphia 58
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 65, St. Louis 64
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 56
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: St. Louis 56, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 69, Philadelphia 62
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 61
  • Game 7 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 85, St. Louis 46

BAA Finals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 71, Baltimore 60
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Baltimore 66, Philadelphia 63
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 72, Philadelphia 70
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 78, Philadelphia 75
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 91, Baltimore 82
  • Game 6 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 88, Philadelphia 73

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]