1972–73 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1972–73 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division Champions
Head coach Larry Costello
Arena Milwaukee Arena
Results
Record 60–22 (.732)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1972–73 NBA season was the Bucks' fifth season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1972 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Russ Lee G/SF  United States Marshall
1 12 Julius Erving SF/SG  United States Massachusetts Amherst
2 29 Chuck Terry F  United States California State-Long Beach
3 46 George Adams F/G  United States Gardner-Webb
4 63 Art White  United States Georgetown
5 79 Ron Harris  United States Wichita State
7 113 Mickey Davis F/G  United States Duquesne
8 129 Charles Kirkland  United States Cheyney (PA)
9 143 Jim Regenold  United States Ball State
10 156 Jolly Spight  United States Santa Clara

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 33 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
PG 42 Allen, Lucius 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UCLA
C 34 Cunningham, Dick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Murray State
SF 10 Dandridge, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Norfolk State
G 20 Davis, Mickey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Duquesne
F 7 Driscoll, Terry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Boston College
F 21 Lee, Russ 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Marshall
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
F 18 Perry, Curtis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Missouri State
PG 1 Robertson, Oscar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Cincinnati
C 54 Schlueter, Dale 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Colorado State
SF 31 Terry, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Long Beach State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732 33–5 25–15 2–2 15–5
x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 9 29–12 20–19 2–0 10–10
Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20 26–15 13–25 1–2 9–11
Kansas City–Omaha Kings 36 46 .439 24 24–17 12–29 6–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573
5 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488
6 Phoenix Suns 38 44 .463
7 Kansas City–Omaha Kings 36 46 .439
8 Seattle SuperSonics 26 56 .317
9 Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256


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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1972–73 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 3–4 1–5 5–1 2–2 3–4 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–3 6–0 3–1 4–0 3–1
Baltimore 4–3 1–5 5–1 0–4 8–0 2–2 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–3 5–1 2–2 4–0 4–0
Boston 5–1 5–1 7–0 3–1 5–1 3–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 4–0 2–2 4–4 7–0 4–0 4–0 4–0
Buffalo 1–5 1–5 0–7 2–2 1–5 1–3 0–4 1–5 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–6 7–1 1–3 2–2 2–2
Chicago 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–4 3–3 4–0 5–2 1–5 2–4 3–1 4–0 4–2 5–1 5–1
Cleveland 4–3 0–8 1–5 5–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–6 6–0 1–3 1–3 3–1
Detroit 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–4 1–3 3–3 1–5 2–5 1–3 3–1 4–2 6–0 2–4
Golden State 3–1 1–3 1–3 4–0 3–3 3–1 4–2 3–1 4–2 3–4 1–5 2–2 4–0 2–4 5–1 4–3
Houston 4–4 2–5 1–5 5–1 0–4 3–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–5 5–1 2–2 2–2 2–2
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–5 2–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 1–5 1–6 0–4 3–1 3–3 4–2 4–2
Los Angeles 1–3 3–1 0–4 4–0 5–1 3–1 5–1 4–3 3–1 5–1 3–3 2–2 4–0 6–1 6–0 6–0
Milwaukee 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 3–1 5–2 5–1 3–1 6–1 3–3 2–2 3–1 5–1 5–1 5–1
New York 3–3 3–3 4–4 6–1 1–3 6–0 3–1 2–2 5–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 6–1 3–1 3–1 4–0
Philadelphia 0–6 1–5 0–7 1–7 0–4 0–6 1–3 0–4 1–5 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–6 0–4 1–3 1–3
Phoenix 1–3 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–4 3–1 2–4 4–2 2–2 3–3 1–6 1–5 1–3 4–0 5–2 4–2
Portland 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–5 3–1 0–6 1–5 2–2 2–4 0–6 1–5 1–3 3–1 2–5 3–4
Seattle 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–5 1–3 4–2 3–4 2–2 2–4 0–6 1–5 0–4 3–1 2–4 4–3

Playoffs[edit]

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (4) Golden State Warriors: Warriors win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 110, Golden State 90
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Golden State 95, Milwaukee 92
  • Game 3 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 113, Golden State 93
  • Game 4 @ Golden State: Golden State 102, Milwaukee 97
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Golden State 100, Milwaukee 97
  • Game 6 @ Golden State: Golden State 100, Milwaukee 86

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]