1973–74 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1973–74 Milwaukee Bucks season
Conference Champions
Division Champions
Head coach Larry Costello
Arena Milwaukee Arena
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WISN-TV
Radio WTMJ
< 1972–73 1974–75 >

The 1973–74 Milwaukee Bucks season was the sixth season for the Bucks. It would also be Oscar Robertson’s last season in the league.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 16 Swen Nater C  Netherlands UCLA
4 59 Clyde Turner  United States Minnesota
4 67 Harry Rogers  United States St. Louis
5 85 Larry Jackson  United States Northern Illinois
6 101 James Floyd  United States Shaw
7 119 Eddie Childress  United States Austin Peay State
8 135 Walter McGrary  United States Tennessee-Chattanooga
9 150 Bob Vacca  United States Quinnipiac
10 164 Ron Battle  United States Sam Houston State

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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 19 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
C 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 35 Warner, Cornell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jackson State
G 12 Williams, Ron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) West Virginia
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 59 23 .720 31–7 24–16 4–0 14–6
x-Chicago Bulls 54 28 .659 5 32–9 21–19 1–0 13–7
x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 7 29–12 23–17 0–1 9–11
Kansas City–Omaha Kings 33 49 .402 26 20–21 13–28 4–16


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720
2 x-Chicago Bulls 54 28 .659 5
3 x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 7
4 y-Los Angeles Lakers 47 35 .573 12
5 Golden State Warriors 44 38 .537 15
6 Seattle SuperSonics 36 46 .439 23
7 Kansas City–Omaha Kings 33 49 .402 26
8 Phoenix Suns 30 52 .366 29
9 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 32

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1973–74 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CAP CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 1–5 2–4 4–4 1–3 4–3 0–4 1–3 5–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–5 3–3 1–3 2–2 4–0
Boston 5–1 5–2 2–4 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 7–1 3–1 4–0 2–2
Buffalo 4–2 2–5 3–3 1–3 5–1 1–3 1–3 4–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–4 6–1 3–1 3–1 2–2
Capital 4–4 4–2 3–3 1–3 6–1 2–2 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–2 4–2 4–0 5–2 1–5 3–3 2–2 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–2
Cleveland 3–4 2–4 1–5 1–6 0–4 2–2 0–4 4–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 1–5 5–1 1–3 4–0 2–2
Detroit 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–5 2–2 5–1 3–1 4–2 4–2 3–4 1–3 2–2 6–0 5–1 5–1
Golden State 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–4 4–0 1–5 4–0 3–3 4–2 3–3 1–3 3–1 5–2 3–4 3–3
Houston 2–5 2–4 2–4 3–4 0–4 4–4 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 4–2 4–2 2–2 3–1 1–3
Kansas City-Omaha 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 4–0 2–4 3–3 2–2 1–5 0–7 1–3 1–3 4–2 4–2 2–4
Los Angeles 0–4 2–2 4–0 2–2 5–1 1–3 2–4 2–4 2–2 5–1 4–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 4–3 4–3
Milwaukee 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–3 4–0 4–3 3–3 4–0 7–0 2–4 2–2 4–0 5–1 6–0 4–2
New York 5–1 2–5 4–4 3–3 2–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–3 3–1 2–2 4–0
Philadelphia 3–3 1–7 1–6 2–4 1–3 1–5 2–2 1–3 2–4 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–4 3–1 2–2 0–4
Phoenix 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–1 0–6 2–5 2–2 2–4 2–4 1–5 1–3 1–3 3–3 4–3
Portland 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 4–3 1–3 2–4 3–4 0–6 2–2 2–2 3–3 3–3
Seattle 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–5 3–3 3–1 4–2 3–4 2–4 0–4 4–0 3–4 3–3

Game log[edit]

1973–74 game log
Total: 59–23 (Home: 0–0; Road: 1–0)
1973–74 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (4) Los Angeles Lakers: Bucks win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 99, Los Angeles 95
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 109, Los Angeles 90
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 98, Milwaukee 96
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Milwaukee 112, Los Angeles 90
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 114, Los Angeles 92

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (2) Chicago Bulls: Bucks win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 101, Chicago 85
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: Milwaukee 113, Chicago 111
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 113, Chicago 90
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Milwaukee 115, Chicago 99

NBA Finals[edit]

Game Date Winner Score Site
Game 1 April 28 (Sun.) Boston Celtics 95–83 @ Milwaukee
Game 2 April 30 (Tue.) Milwaukee Bucks 105–96 (OT) @ Milwaukee
Game 3 May 3 (Fri.) Boston Celtics 95–83 @ Boston
Game 4 May 5 (Sun.) Milwaukee Bucks 97–89 @ Boston
Game 5 May 7 (Tue.) Boston Celtics 96–87 @ Milwaukee
Game 6 May 10 (Fri.) Milwaukee Bucks 102–101 (2 OT) @ Boston
Game 7 May 12 (Sun.) Boston Celtics 102–87 @ Milwaukee

Celtics win series 4–3

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 81
Lucius Allen 72
Dick Cunningham 8
Bob Dandridge 71
Mickey Davis
Terry Driscoll
Russ Lee
Jon McGlocklin 79
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson 70
Cornell Warner
Ron Williams

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 16
Bob Dandridge 16
Mickey Davis
Terry Driscoll
Russ Lee
Jon McGlocklin 14
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson 16
Cornell Warner
Ron Williams

Awards and Records[edit]

References[edit]