1961–62 Detroit Pistons season

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1961–62 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Dick McGuire
Arena Cobo Arena
Results
Record 37–43 (.463)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WJBK
Radio WXYZ
< 1960–61 1962–63 >

The 1961-62 NBA season was the Pistons' 14th season in the NBA and fifth season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Los Angeles Lakers 54 26 .675 26–5 18–13 10–8 33–13
x-Cincinnati Royals 43 37 .538 11 18–13 14–16 11–8 29–17
x-Detroit Pistons 37 43 .463 17 16–14 8–17 13–12 24–22
St. Louis Hawks 29 51 .363 25 19–16 7–27 3–8 16–30
Chicago Packers 18 62 .225 36 15-23 3-39 0–0 10–30
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1961-62 NBA Records
Team BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 9–1 7–1 5–3 6–3 8–4 8–4 7–2 10–2
Chicago 1–9 1–9 3–7 2–8 6–4 0–10 4–6 1–9
Cincinnati 1–7 9–1 6–6 5–7 5–4 3–5 9–3 5–4
Detroit 3–5 7–3 6–6 4–8 5–4 1–7 7–5 4–5
Los Angeles 3–6 8–2 7–5 8–4 6–2 6–3 10–2 6–2
New York 4–8 4–6 4–5 4–5 2–6 4–8 4–4 3–9
Philadelphia 4–8 10–0 5–3 7–1 3–6 8–4 6–3 6–6
St. Louis 2–7 6–4 3–9 5–7 2–10 4–4 3–6 4–4
Syracuse 2–10 9–1 4–5 5–4 2–6 9–3 6–6 4–4

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Cincinnati Royals vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Detroit: Detroit 123, Cincinnati 122
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 129, Detroit 107
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Detroit 118, Cincinnati 107
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Detroit 112, Cincinnati 111

Last Playoffs meeting: 1958 Eastern Division Semifinals (Detroit won 2–0).

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 132, Detroit 108
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 127, Detroit 112
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Los Angeles 111, Detroit 106
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 118, Los Angeles 117
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Detroit 132, Los Angeles 125
  • Game 6 @ Detroit: Los Angeles 123, Detroit 117

Last Playoffs meeting: 1961 Western Division Semifinals (Los Angeles won 3–2).

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