1971–72 Golden State Warriors season

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1971–72 Golden State Warriors season
Head coachAl Attles
ArenaOakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTVU
RadioKGO
< 1970–71 1972–73 >

The 1971–72 NBA season was the Warriors' 26th season in the NBA, the first as the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, and 10th in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Darnell Hillman F/C  United States San José State
4 59 Greg Gary G  United States St. Bonaventure
5 76 Odis Allison F  United States UNLV
6 93 Charles Johnson G  United States California
7 110 Ken May  United States Dayton
8 127 Jim Haderlein  United States Loyola Marymount
9 143 Clarence Smith  United States Villanova
10 159 Bill Drosdiak  United States Oregon

Roster[edit]

Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 22 United States Allison, Odis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UNLV
G 25 United States Barnett, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oregon
C 20 United States Bartolome, Vic 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Oregon State
F 31 United States Ellis, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) San Francisco
G 15 United States Jones, Nick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oregon
F/C 43 United States Lee, Clyde 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Vanderbilt
G 23 United States Mullins, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
G/F 33 United States Portman, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Creighton
F 32 United States Russell, Cazzie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Michigan
F/C 42 United States Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Bowling Green
F 34 United States Turner, Bill 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Akron
G 21 United States Williams, Ron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) West Virginia
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 69 13 .841 36–5 31–7 2–1 21–3
x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 18 27–8 21–20 3–3 14–10
Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 22 28–12 18–22 1–1 12–12
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 35 15–20 14–23 5–5 9–15
Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220 51 14–26 4–35 0–3 4–20
# 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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1971–72 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET GSW HOU LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–5 3–3 4–2 3–2 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–3 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 1–4
Baltimore 4–2 2–2 3–3 1–4 4–2 1–5 3–2 1–4 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–4 4–0 4–1 3–1 2–3
Boston 4–0 2–2 6–0 3–2 4–2 5–1 5–0 2–3 5–0 1–4 2–3 3–3 6–0 2–3 4–0 2–3
Buffalo 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–5 3–3 0–4 2–4 0–4
Chicago 5–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–3 5–1 1–3 2–4 3–2 4–1 5–1 6–0 2–3
Cincinnati 3–3 2–4 2–4 3–3 1–3 6–2 2–3 2–3 0–4 1–4 0–5 2–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–5
Cleveland 2–4 5–1 1–5 2–4 0–4 2–6 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–5 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–4
Detroit 2–3 2–3 0–5 4–2 1–5 3–2 3–1 0–5 3–3 1–4 1–5 1–4 1–4 2–4 2–2 0–4
Golden State 2–3 4–1 3–2 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 5–0 5–1 1–5 2–2 2–3 4–1 2–3 4–2 4–2
Houston 4–1 2–3 0–5 4–0 1–5 4–0 2–2 3–3 1–5 1–5 0–5 0–5 4–1 1–3 4–2 3–3
Los Angeles 5–0 4–1 4–1 4–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 6–0 5–1
Milwaukee 3–2 5–0 3–2 4–0 4–2 5–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 5–0 1–4 2–3 4–1 4–2 6–0 6–0
New York 1–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 2–3 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–2 5–0 1–4 3–2 3–3 1–4 3–1 3–2
Philadelphia 3–3 0–4 0–6 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–2 4–1 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–4 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–1
Phoenix 2–3 1–4 3–2 4–0 1–5 3–2 4–0 4–2 3–2 3–1 2–4 2–4 4–1 4–1 6–0 3–2
Portland 0–4 1–3 0–4 4–2 0–6 2–2 2–4 2–2 2–4 2–4 0–6 0–6 1–3 2–2 0–6 0–6
Seattle 4–1 3–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–5 0–6 2–3 1–4 2–3 6–0

Playoffs[edit]

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(M1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (P2) Golden State Warriors: Bucks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Golden State 117, Milwaukee 106
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 118, Golden State 93
  • Game 3 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 122, Golden State 94
  • Game 4 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 106, Golden State 99
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 108, Golden State 100

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]