1948–49 Philadelphia Warriors season

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1948–49 Philadelphia Warriors season
Head coach Eddie Gottlieb
Arena Philadelphia Arena
Results
Record 28–32 (.467)
Place Division: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1947–48 1949–50 >

The 1948–49 BAA season was the Warriors' 3rd season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Don Ray F/C  United States Western Kentucky
Roy Pugh F/C  United States SMU

Roster[edit]

1948–49 Philadelphia Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 11 Bishop, Gale 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1922-06-04 Washington State
F/C 15 Bornheimer, Jake 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1927-06-29 Muhlenberg
G 4 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
F 15 Farbman, Phil 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1924-04-03 CCNY
SG 6/9 Fleishman, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1922-02-14 NYU
PF 10 Fulks, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-10-26 Murray State
C 17 Morgenthaler, Elmore 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1922-08-03 New Mexico Tech
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 16 Pugh, Roy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1922-10-16 SMU
G 6 Rullo, Jerry 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1923-06-23 Temple
C 14 Sadowski, Ed 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1917-07-11 Seton Hall
PG 8 Senesky, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1922-04-04 Saint Joseph's
F 16 Torgoff, Irv 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1917-03-06 Long Island
Head coach

Eddie 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]

# Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
1 x-Washington Capitols 38 22 .633
2 x-New York Knicks 32 28 .533 6
3 x-Baltimore Bullets 29 31 .483 9
4 x-Philadelphia Warriors 28 32 .467 10
5 Boston Celtics 25 35 .417 13
6 Providence Steamrollers 12 48 .200 26


x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1948–49 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI FWP IND MIN NYK PHI PRO ROC STL WAS
Baltimore 4–2 1–4 4–1 5–0 1–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 3–3
Boston 2–4 0–5 4–1 3–2 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 1–4 3–2 1–5
Chicago 4–1 5–0 4–2 5–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–4 3–3 3–2
Fort Wayne 1–4 1–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 1–4 5–0 4–1 0–6 1–4 2–3
Indianapolis 0–5 2–3 1-5 3–3 0–6 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–5 3–3 2–3
Minneapolis 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–2 2–3
New York 4–2 3–3 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–4 2–4 5–1 1–4 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 3–2 0–5 4–1 1–4 4–2 6–0 0–5 3–2 2–4
Providence 4–2 3–3 0–5 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–5 0–6 2–3 0–5 0–6
Rochester 4–1 4–1 4–2 6–0 5–1 2–4 4–1 5–0 3–2 6–0 2–3
St. Louis 3–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 3–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–6 2–3
Washington 3–3 5–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 4–2 6–0 3–2 3–2

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 3 @ Washington 70–77 Joe Fulks (24) 0–1
2 November 4 Boston 94–73 Joe Fulks (25) 1–1
3 November 6 @ Providence 69–56 Joe Fulks (26) 2–1
4 November 7 @ Boston 77–85 Joe Fulks (20) 2–2
5 November 9 Providence 92–84 Joe Fulks (27) 3–2
6 November 11 Rochester 75–83 Ed Sadowski (18) 3–3
7 November 13 @ St. Louis 75–76 Ed Sadowski (23) 3–4
8 November 16 @ Indianapolis 90–82 Ed Sadowski (21) 4–4
9 November 17 @ Fort Wayne 72–80 Ed Sadowski (24) 4–5
10 November 18 Indianapolis 83–71 Dallmar, Fulks, Sadowski (12) 5–5
11 November 20 @ New York 86–91 Fulks, Sadowski (26) 5–6
12 November 23 Fort Wayne 80–90 Joe Fulks (22) 5–7
13 November 25 Washington 73–81 Joe Fulks (28) 5–8
14 November 28 @ Minneapolis 67–88 Joe Fulks (15) 5–9
15 November 30 @ Chicago 68–74 Fleishman, Fulks (13) 5–10
16 December 2 Boston 87–88 Joe Fulks (32) 5–11
17 December 4 @ Rochester 101–105 (OT) Joe Fulks (39) 5–12
18 December 8 Baltimore 78–83 Joe Fulks (25) 5–13
19 December 9 @ Baltimore 91–92 Joe Fulks (20) 5–14
20 December 14 St. Louis 74–61 Joe Fulks (23) 6–14
21 December 15 @ Washington 81–92 Joe Fulks (26) 6–15
22 December 17 New York 87–78 Joe Fulks (27) 7–15
23 December 18 @ Providence 94–90 Joe Fulks (47) 8–15
24 December 21 Minneapolis 72–64 Joe Fulks (19) 9–15
25 December 25 Boston 80–77 Joe Fulks (30) 10–15
26 December 30 Indianapolis 94–91 Joe Fulks (32) 11–15
27 January 1 @ New York 80–88 Joe Fulks (25) 11–16
28 January 4 Washington 78–84 Joe Fulks (27) 11–17
29 January 6 @ Baltimore 88–93 Ed Sadowski (24) 11–18
30 January 8 Fort Wayne 67–73 Joe Fulks (20) 11–19
31 January 11 @ Rochester 71–83 Joe Fulks (20) 11–20
32 January 14 @ Boston 104–79 Joe Fulks (31) 12–20
33 January 15 Baltimore 94–87 Joe Fulks (26) 13–20
34 January 18 Providence 86–74 Joe Fulks (34) 14–20
35 January 20 Chicago 92–72 Joe Fulks (38) 15–20
36 January 23 @ Minneapolis 71–89 Joe Fulks (32) 15–21
37 January 25 @ Chicago 86–77 Joe Fulks (35) 16–21
38 January 26 @ Fort Wayne 80–88 Joe Fulks (30) 16–22
39 January 27 New York 102–96 Joe Fulks (39) 17–22
40 January 29 @ New York 78–73 Joe Fulks (27) 18–22
41 February 1 Providence 93–86 Joe Fulks (28) 19–22
42 February 3 Minneapolis 76–78 Joe Fulks (23) 19–23
43 February 6 @ St. Louis 77–74 (OT) Joe Fulks (20) 20–23
44 February 7 @ Indianapolis 73–90 Joe Fulks (28) 20–24
45 February 8 vs Fort Wayne 87–89 Ed Sadowski (27) 20–25
46 February 10 Indianapolis 108–87 Joe Fulks (63) 21–25
47 February 12 @ Washington 91–88 Joe Fulks (31) 22–25
48 February 17 New York 86–82 Joe Fulks (36) 23–25
49 February 22 @ Rochester 86–92 Ed Sadowski (23) 23–26
50 February 23 Chicago 85–102 Joe Fulks (21) 23–27
51 March 1 St. Louis 89–83 Joe Fulks (23) 24–27
52 March 3 Chicago 90–75 Ed Sadowski (18) 25–27
53 March 5 @ Baltimore 85–99 Joe Fulks (23) 25–28
54 March 10 Rochester 71–73 Joe Fulks (29) 25–29
55 March 11 @ Boston 100–108 Joe Fulks (23) 25–30
56 March 12 @ Providence 92–70 Joe Fulks (39) 26–30
57 March 15 Baltimore 84–76 Joe Fulks (28) 27–30
58 March 17 Washington 84–81 Joe Fulks (25) 28–30
59 March 19 @ St. Louis 100–109 Joe Fulks (31) 28–31
60 March 20 @ Minneapolis 78–91 Joe Fulks (18) 28–32

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Washington Capitols vs. (4) Philadelphia Warriors: Capitols win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Washington: Washington 92, Philadelphia 70
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Washington 80, Philadelphia 78

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Capitols and Warriors.

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]