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1972-73 NBA Standings

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League Champion: New York Knicks

Most Valuable Player: Dave Cowens (20.5/16.2/4.1)
Rookie of the Year: Bob McAdoo (18.0/9.1/1.7)

PPG Leader: Tiny Archibald (34.0)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (18.6)
APG Leader: Tiny Archibald (11.4)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (21.9)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*) ▪ Click conference name for conference standings
Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Atlantic Division              
Boston Celtics(1) 68 14 .829 112.7 104.5 7.35
New York Knicks(3) 57 25 .695 11.0 105.0 98.2 6.07
Buffalo Braves (7) 21 61 .256 47.0 103.3 112.5 -8.85
Philadelphia 76ers (8) 9 73 .110 59.0 104.1 116.2 -11.51
Central Division              
Baltimore Bullets(2) 52 30 .634 105.0 101.6 2.85
Atlanta Hawks(4) 46 36 .561 6.0 112.4 112.3 -0.16
Houston Rockets (5) 33 49 .402 19.0 112.8 114.5 -1.81
Cleveland Cavaliers (6) 32 50 .390 20.0 102.7 105.3 -2.64
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Milwaukee Bucks(1) 60 22 .732 107.2 99.0 7.84
Chicago Bulls(3) 51 31 .622 9.0 104.1 100.6 3.43
Detroit Pistons (5) 40 42 .488 20.0 110.3 110.0 0.53
Kansas City-Omaha Kings (7) 36 46 .439 24.0 107.6 110.5 -2.37
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(2) 60 22 .732 111.7 103.2 8.16
Golden State Warriors(4) 47 35 .573 13.0 108.8 105.7 3.12
Phoenix Suns (6) 38 44 .463 22.0 111.6 112.9 -0.97
Seattle SuperSonics (8) 26 56 .317 34.0 103.7 109.6 -5.33
Portland Trail Blazers (9) 21 61 .256 39.0 106.2 112.4 -5.68

Expanded Standings

Place Conference Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road Neutral E W A C M P Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
1 Boston Celtics 68-14 33-6 32-8 3-0 38-8 30-6 18-4 20-4 11-5 19-1 39-7 29-7 7-5 33-3 9-0 9-3 11-3 12-3 12-4 15-1
2 Los Angeles Lakers 60-22 30-11 28-11 2-0 20-12 40-10 10-6 10-6 18-6 22-4 36-11 24-11 6-3 37-7 7-3 12-0 10-4 11-4 9-7 11-4
3 Milwaukee Bucks 60-22 33-5 25-15 2-2 22-10 38-12 11-5 11-5 15-5 23-7 36-13 24-9 7-7 38-6 8-1 8-5 12-5 9-4 10-7 13-0
4 New York Knicks 57-25 35-6 21-18 1-1 33-13 24-12 16-6 17-7 10-6 14-6 39-12 18-13 12-7 34-9 8-1 12-3 11-6 12-3 8-5 6-7
5 Baltimore Bullets 52-30 24-9 21-17 7-4 31-15 21-15 14-10 17-5 7-9 14-6 30-17 22-13 10-5 25-12 4-5 7-7 10-4 12-2 9-6 10-6
6 Chicago Bulls 51-31 29-12 20-19 2-0 23-9 28-22 10-6 13-3 10-10 18-12 29-19 22-12 10-8 26-10 7-3 7-4 10-6 7-7 12-3 8-8
7 Golden State Warriors 47-35 27-14 18-20 2-1 21-11 26-24 11-5 10-6 12-12 14-12 31-16 16-19 7-8 22-13 6-2 9-5 8-5 10-8 7-7 7-8
8 Atlanta Hawks 46-36 28-13 17-23 1-0 25-21 21-15 15-9 10-12 7-9 14-6 27-24 19-12 13-10 12-16 4-6 6-7 12-4 7-9 8-4 9-6
9 Detroit Pistons 40-42 26-15 13-25 1-2 16-16 24-26 8-8 8-8 9-11 15-15 20-29 20-13 7-9 20-21 3-6 6-7 7-8 6-10 9-4 9-7
10 Phoenix Suns 38-44 22-19 15-25 1-0 16-16 22-28 8-8 8-8 8-16 14-12 23-26 15-18 8-9 12-18 3-4 7-9 9-6 6-8 7-9 6-8
11 Kansas City-Omaha Kings 36-46 24-17 12-29 16-16 20-30 7-9 9-7 6-14 14-16 25-29 11-17 8-8 15-21 3-6 11-4 6-12 5-9 8-8 3-7
12 Houston Rockets 33-49 14-14 10-28 9-7 21-25 12-24 12-12 9-13 4-12 8-12 18-30 15-19 5-6 17-23 5-3 5-9 6-7 5-13 6-8 6-9
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 32-50 20-21 10-27 2-2 20-26 12-24 12-12 8-14 5-11 7-13 17-31 15-19 5-10 16-23 3-8 5-8 2-12 9-5 5-9 8-8
14 Seattle SuperSonics 26-56 16-25 10-29 0-2 9-23 17-33 5-11 4-12 8-16 9-17 16-36 10-20 7-17 6-29 4-5 4-13 4-11 5-9 4-11 5-7
15 Buffalo Braves 21-61 14-27 6-31 1-3 12-34 9-27 8-14 4-20 4-12 5-15 15-32 6-29 8-5 5-39 2-7 2-12 6-8 7-8 2-12 2-14
16 Portland Trail Blazers 21-61 13-28 8-32 0-1 11-21 10-40 6-10 5-11 4-20 6-20 12-38 9-23 7-9 8-30 1-8 5-8 3-14 4-10 3-11 5-10
17 Philadelphia 76ers 9-73 5-26 2-36 2-11 4-42 5-31 2-20 2-22 3-13 2-18 4-47 5-26 3-4 2-48 0-9 2-13 1-13 1-16 5-9 0-13

Team vs. Team

Rk Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
1 Atlanta Hawks 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
2 Baltimore Bullets 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
3 Boston Celtics 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
4 Buffalo Braves 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
5 Chicago Bulls 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
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 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
7 Detroit Pistons 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
8 Golden State Warriors 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
9 Houston Rockets 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
10 Kansas City-Omaha Kings 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
11 Los Angeles Lakers 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
12 Milwaukee Bucks 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
13 New York Knicks 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
14 Philadelphia 76ers 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
15 Phoenix Suns 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
16 Portland Trail Blazers 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
17 Seattle SuperSonics 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