1969–70 Baltimore Bullets season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1969–70 Baltimore Bullets season
Head coach Gene Shue
Arena Baltimore Civic Center
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(Eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WBAL-TV
Radio WBAL Radio
< 1968–69 1970–71 >

The Bullets would get started on a strong note as they won 9 straight games in November. The Bullets would finish with a record of 50–32. In a competitive Eastern Division, the Bullets finished the season 3rd place.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Roster[edit]

Baltimore Bullets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 3 Carter, Fred 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Mount St. Mary's
G 13 Davis, Mike 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia Union
C 23 Ellis, Leroy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) St. John's
F 25 Johnson, Gus 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Idaho
G 22 Loughery, Kevin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) St. John's
F 24 Marin, Jack 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Duke
G 10 Monroe, Earl 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Winston-Salem State
F 41 Unseld, Wes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Louisville
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team W L PCT. GB
New York Knicks C 60 22 .732
Milwaukee Bucks 56 26 .683 4
Baltimore Bullets 50 32 .610 10
Philadelphia 76ers 42 40 .512 18
Cincinnati Royals 36 46 .439 24
Boston Celtics 34 48 .415 26
Detroit Pistons 31 51 .378 29

[2]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1969–70 NBA records
Team ATL BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 2–4 6–0 5–2 3–3 3–3 4–3 3–3 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2 5–2 4–2
Baltimore 4–2 5–2 5–1 4–3 5–2 4–2 3–3 1–5 3–4 3–3 6–0 2–4 5–1
Boston 0–6 2–5 3–3 3–3 4–3 2–4 1–6 4–3 2–4 2–4 4–2 5–1 2–4
Chicago 2–5 1–5 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–2 4–2 0–6 3–3 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3
Cincinnati 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 2–5 2–5 4–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5
Detroit 3–3 2–5 3–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 1–6 1–6 1–5 3–3 3–3 3–3 3–3
Los Angeles 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 4–2 3–4 5–2 5–2 6–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 6–1 2–4 5–2 6–1 3–3 2–4 5–2 6–0 6–0 4–2 5–1
New York 2–4 5–1 3–4 6–0 5–2 6–1 4–2 4–2 5–2 6–0 5–1 5–1 4–2
Philadelphia 3–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 3–4 5–1 2–4 2–5 2–5 4–2 4–2 6–0 0–6
Phoenix 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–5 3–3 3–3 4–3 0–6 0–6 2–4 7–0 3–3 4–3
San Diego 2–4 0–6 2–4 4–3 2–4 3–3 2–5 0–6 1–5 2–4 0–7 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 2–5 4–2 1–5 2–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 2–4 1–5 0–6 3–3 2–5 3–4
Seattle 2–4 1–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 3–3 0–6 1–5 2–4 6–0 3–4 2–4 4–3

Season Schedule[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

In the playoffs, the Bullets were matched up against the New York Knicks for the 2nd consecutive season.[1] After losing the first 2 games on the road, the Bullets battled back to win the next 2 games at home. After the Knicks captured Game 5 in New York, the Bullets forced a 7th game with a 96–87 win at the Civic Center.[1] However, the Bullets would fall in Game 7. The Knicks would go on to win the NBA Championship.

(1) New York Knicks vs. (3) Baltimore Bullets: Knicks win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ New York: New York 120, Baltimore 117 (2OT)
  • Game 2 @ Baltimore: New York 106, Baltimore 99
  • Game 3 @ New York: Baltimore 127, New York 113
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 102, New York 92
  • Game 5 @ New York: New York 101, Baltimore 80
  • Game 6 @ Baltimore: Baltimore 96, New York 87
  • Game 7 @ New York: New York 127, Baltimore 114

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]