1971–72 Chicago Bulls season

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1971–72 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Dick Motta
Arena Chicago Stadium
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1971-72 NBA season was the Bulls' 6th season in the NBA.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1971 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

1971–72 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 18 Boerwinkle, Tom 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1945–08–23 Tennessee
G 22 Collins, Jimmy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1946–11–24 New Mexico State
F 23 Dinkins, Jackie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1950–01–22 Voorhees
C 31 Fox, Jim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1943–04–07 South Carolina
G 21 King, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1941–02–07 Tulsa
F 10 Love, Bob 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1942–12–08 Southern
F 40 McIntosh, Kenny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1949–01–21 Eastern Michigan
F 42 Paulk, Charlie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1946–06–14 Northeastern State
F 54 Porter, Howard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1948–08–31 Villanova
C 14 Ray, Clifford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1949–01–21 Oklahoma
G 4 Sloan, Jerry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1942–03–28 Evansville
G 2 Van Lier, Norm 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1947–04–01 Saint Francis
F 25 Walker, Chet 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1940–02–22 Bradley
G 8 Weiss, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1942–05–07 Penn State
Head coach

Dick Motta




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

Roster
Last transaction: 2015-05-10

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 69 13 .841
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768
3 x-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695
4 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622
5 Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598
6 Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573
7 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415
8 Detroit Pistons 26 56 .317
9 Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(P1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (M2) Chicago Bulls: Lakers win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 95, Chicago 88
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 131, Chicago 124
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Los Angeles 108, Chicago 101
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Los Angeles 108, Chicago 97

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]