1973–74 Capital Bullets season
|1973–74 Capital Bullets season|
|Central Division Champions|
|Head coach||K. C. Jones|
Cole Field House (until Dec)
|Place||Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||East Conference Semifinals
The 1973–74 Capital Bullets season was the team's first in Washington, D.C. area, southeast from nearby Baltimore. Prior to the 1973–74 season, the Baltimore Bullets relocated to Landover, Maryland, a suburb east of Washington, and became the Capital Bullets.
The Bullets finished with a 47–35 record and won the Central Division. Wes Unseld was limited to 56 games due to injuries. In the playoffs, the Bullets fell to the New York Knicks for the fifth time in six years, eliminated in seven games. Following the season, the team was renamed as the Washington Bullets.
The new Capital Centre opened on December 2, 1973; the Bullets played their earlier home games this season at Cole Field House at the University of Maryland in College Park. They played several home games at Cole during their last seasons in Baltimore.
Record vs. opponents
1973-74 NBA Records
East Conference Semifinals
- (2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Capital Bullets: Knicks win series 4-3
- Game 1 @ New York: New York 102, Capital 91
- Game 2 @ Capital: Capital 99, New York 87
- Game 3 @ New York: Capital 88, New York 79
- Game 4 @ Capital: New York 101, Capital 93 (OT)
- Game 5 @ New York: New York 106, Capital 105
- Game 6 @ Capital: Capital 109, New York 92
- Game 7 @ New York: New York 91, Capital 81
Awards and honors
- Washington Wizards (1963-Present)
- "Yule-conscious Bullets facing crowded schedule". Baltimore Afro-American. December 26, 1970. p. 16.
- "Bullets set 8 games at College Park". Baltimore Afro-American. July 24, 1971. p. D9.
- 1973-74 NBA Season Summary - Basketball-Reference.com