1960–61 Detroit Pistons season

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1960–61 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Dick McGuire
Arena Detroit Olympia
Results
Record 34–45 (.430)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Semifinals
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1960-61 NBA season was the Pistons' 13th season in the NBA and fourth season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 51 28 .646 29–5 15–20 7–3 25–14
x-Los Angeles Lakers 36 43 .456 15 16–12 8–20 12–11 19–20
x-Detroit Pistons 34 45 .430 17 20–11 3–19 11–15 18–21
Cincinnati Royals 33 46 .418 18 18–13 8–19 7–14 16–23
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960-61 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 7–3 8–2 8–2 10–3 8–5 6–4 10–3
Cincinnati 3–7 2–11 8–5 8–2 2–8 6–7 4–6
Detroit 2–8 11–2 4–9 5–5 5–5 3–10 4–6
Los Angeles 2–8 5–8 9–4 7–3 2–8 5–8 6–4
New York 3–10 2–8 5–5 3–7 2–11 1–9 5–8
Philadelphia 5–8 8–2 5–5 8–2 11–2 3–7 6–7
St. Louis 4–6 7–6 10–3 8–5 9–1 7–3 6–4
Syracuse 3–10 6–4 6–4 4–6 8–5 7–6 4–6

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Lakers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 120, Detroit 102
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 127, Detroit 118
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Detroit 124, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 123, Los Angeles 114
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 137, Detroit 120

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]