1947–48 Washington Capitols season

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1947–48 Washington Capitols season
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Uline Arena
Results
Record 28–20 (.583)
Place Division: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Division tiebreaker

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

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 9 Dick O'Keefe G/F  United States Santa Clara
Paul Cloyd G/F  United States Wisconsin
John Mandic F/C  United States Oregon State
Saul Mariaschin G  United States Harvard
Irv Rothenberg C Long Island
Jack Tingle F  United States Kentucky
Matt Zunic G/F  United States George Washington

Roster[edit]

1947–48 Washington Capitols roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 10 Feerick, Bob 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1920-01-02 Santa Clara
G 14 Hertzberg, Sonny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1922-07-29 CCNY
C 12 Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1922-06-16 Georgetown
SF 17 McKinney, Bones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1919-01-01 North Carolina
F 16 Norlander, Johnny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1921-03-05 Hamline
G/F 15 O'Keefe, Dick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1923-09-29 Santa Clara
C 18 Rothenberg, Irv 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1921-12-31 Long Island
PG 20 Scolari, Fred 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1922-03-01 San Francisco
F 19 Tingle, Jack 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1924-12-30 Kentucky
F 4 Torgoff, Irv 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1917-03-06 Long Island
Head coach

Red Auerbach


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 12 Baltimore 63–55 Fred Scolari (17) 1–0
2 November 13 @ New York 65–80 Feerick, Scolari (15) 1–1
3 November 15 @ Boston 69–73 Feerick, McKinney (16) 1–2
4 November 19 Philadelphia 74–67 Irv Rothenberg (14) 2–2
5 November 20 @ Chicago 77–81 Fred Scolari (19) 2–3
6 November 22 @ St. Louis 62–70 Johnny Norlander (14) 2–4
7 November 26 St. Louis 83–64 Johnny Norlander (17) 3–4
8 November 28 @ Boston 83–92 Fred Scolari (22) 3–5
9 November 29 @ Providence 78–85 Fred Scolari (21) 3–6
10 December 1 @ New York 70–62 Feerick, McKinney (13) 4–6
11 December 3 @ Chicago 73–81 Feerick, McKinney (18) 4–7
12 December 11 @ Baltimore 71–69 (OT) Bob Feerick (19) 5–7
13 December 13 @ Providence 88–72 Bones McKinney (18) 6–7
14 December 17 Baltimore 66–64 Bones McKinney (16) 7–7
15 December 18 @ Chicago 70–64 Bob Feerick (17) 8–7
16 December 20 St. Louis 52–55 Bones McKinney (19) 8–8
17 December 25 @ St. Louis 73–56 Bob Feerick (23) 9–8
18 December 27 Philadelphia 72–70 Fred Scolari (18) 10–8
19 January 2 @ Philadelphia 60–69 Bob Feerick (22) 10–9
20 January 3 Boston 95–60 Bones McKinney (17) 11–9
21 January 8 @ St. Louis 73–76 Bob Feerick (18) 11–10
22 January 10 Philadelphia 106–99 (OT) Bob Feerick (21) 12–10
23 January 11 @ Boston 56–84 Bob Feerick (16) 12–11
24 January 14 Chicago 75–67 Bones McKinney (20) 13–11
25 January 17 New York 78–62 Fred Scolari (15) 14–11
26 January 21 St. Louis 81–74 Bob Feerick (18) 15–11
27 January 24 Providence 69–60 Fred Scolari (14) 16–11
28 January 30 @ Baltimore 71–95 Bob Feerick (13) 16–12
29 January 31 Chicago 54–48 Bob Feerick (21) 17–12
30 February 4 Baltimore 77–72 Bob Feerick (20) 18–12
31 February 5 @ Philadelphia 72–60 Johnny Norlander (18) 19–12
32 February 7 Providence 86–64 Johnny Norlander (20) 20–12
33 February 10 @ Providence 79–60 Bob Feerick (25) 21–12
34 February 14 Boston 72–58 Bob Feerick (16) 22–12
35 February 18 New York 75–79 Bones McKinney (18) 22–13
36 February 19 @ Philadelphia 76–84 Bob Feerick (24) 22–14
37 February 21 Baltimore 85–72 Fred Scolari (26) 23–14
38 February 25 Chicago 66–73 Bob Feerick (27) 23–15
39 February 26 @ Baltimore 70–97 Bob Feerick (26) 23–16
40 February 28 @ St. Louis 61–82 Irv Torgoff (14) 23–17
41 February 29 @ Chicago 75–76 (OT) Bob Feerick (21) 23–18
42 March 6 @ New York 64–69 (OT) Bob Feerick (18) 23–19
43 March 10 Chicago 54–71 Bob Feerick (12) 23–20
44 March 13 St. Louis 86–69 Bob Feerick (19) 24–20
45 March 16 @ Boston 76–62 Bob Feerick (12) 25–20
46 March 17 Providence 82–67 Fred Scolari (16) 26–20
47 March 18 @ Baltimore 71–64 Bob Feerick (24) 27–20
48 March 20 New York 103–82 Bob Feerick (22) 28–20

Playoffs[edit]

Western Division tiebreaker[edit]

Chicago Stags vs. Washington Capitols: Stags win series 1-0

  • Game 1 @ Chicago (March 23): Chicago 74, Washington 70

References[edit]

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