1972–73 Baltimore Bullets season

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1972–73 Baltimore Bullets season
Central Division Champions
Head coach Gene Shue
Arena Baltimore Civic Center
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WBAL-TV
Radio WBAL Radio
< 1971–72 1973–74 >

During the 1972–73 NBA season, the Bullets acquired Elvin Hayes from the Houston Rockets. In the draft, the Bullets acquired Kevin Porter. After a slow start, the Bullets had a strong December by posting a 10-4 record.[1] The Bullets, playing their tenth and final season in Baltimore finished the season by winning the Central Division for the 3rd straight season. In the playoffs, the Bullets faced their playoff rivals the New York Knicks. The Bullets fell in 5 games by a 1-4 margin. Following the season, the Bullets would move to Landover, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, and became the Capital Bullets.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1972 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team


Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Baltimore Bullets 52 30 .634 -
Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 6
Houston Rockets 33 49 .402 19
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 20


Game log[edit]


East Conference Semifinals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ New York (Friday, March 30): New York 95, Baltimore 83
  • Game 2 @ New York (Sunday, April 1): New York 123, Baltimore 103
  • Game 3 @ Baltimore (Wednesday, April 4): New York 103, Baltimore 96
  • Game 4 @ Baltimore (Friday, April 6): Baltimore 97, New York 89
  • Game 5 @ New York (Sunday, April 8): New York 109, Baltimore 99

Player statistics[edit]

  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



Awards and honors[edit]