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1974-75 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Golden State Warriors

Most Valuable Player: Bob McAdoo (34.5/14.1/2.2)
Rookie of the Year: Jamaal Wilkes (14.2/8.2/2.2)

PPG Leader: Bob McAdoo (34.5)
RPG Leader: Wes Unseld (14.8)
APG Leader: Kevin Porter (8.0)
WS Leader: Bob McAdoo (17.8)

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) 60 22 .732 106.5 100.8 5.41
Buffalo Braves(3) 49 33 .598 11.0 107.8 105.6 2.17
New York Knicks(5) 40 42 .488 20.0 100.4 101.7 -0.91
Philadelphia 76ers (7) 34 48 .415 26.0 99.8 102.8 -2.60
Central Division              
Washington Bullets(2) 60 22 .732 104.7 97.5 6.54
Houston Rockets(4) 41 41 .500 19.0 103.9 102.9 0.84
Cleveland Cavaliers (6) 40 42 .488 20.0 99.0 99.4 -0.31
Atlanta Hawks (8) 31 51 .378 29.0 105.1 106.5 -1.32
New Orleans Jazz (9) 23 59 .280 37.0 101.5 109.3 -7.29
Western Conference W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Chicago Bulls(2) 47 35 .573 98.1 95.0 2.89
Kansas City-Omaha Kings(3) 44 38 .537 3.0 101.4 101.6 -0.15
Detroit Pistons(5) 40 42 .488 7.0 98.9 100.3 -1.19
Milwaukee Bucks (7) 38 44 .463 9.0 100.7 100.5 0.25
Pacific Division              
Golden State Warriors(1) 48 34 .585 108.5 105.2 2.86
Seattle SuperSonics(4) 43 39 .524 5.0 103.1 104.1 -1.19
Portland Trail Blazers (6) 38 44 .463 10.0 103.8 103.3 0.28
Phoenix Suns (8) 32 50 .390 16.0 101.2 103.6 -2.35
Los Angeles Lakers (9) 30 52 .366 18.0 103.2 107.2 -3.94

League Playoffs

Click series name to show/hide game results
Finals (4-0): Golden State Warriors over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-2): Washington Bullets over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-3): Golden State Warriors over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Washington Bullets over Buffalo Braves (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Chicago Bulls over Kansas City-Omaha Kings (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Golden State Warriors over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (2-1): Houston Rockets over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Golden State Warriors* 82 19780 3714 7981 .465 3714 7981 .465 1470 1915 .768 1416 2854 4270 2076 972 365 1716 2109 8898 108.5
2 Buffalo Braves* 82 19730 3552 7469 .476 3552 7469 .476 1735 2224 .780 1108 2735 3843 2063 718 456 1710 1879 8839 107.8
3 Boston Celtics* 82 19755 3587 7825 .458 3587 7825 .458 1560 1971 .791 1315 2949 4264 2159 662 288 1625 1913 8734 106.5
4 Atlanta Hawks 82 19805 3424 7824 .438 3424 7824 .438 1772 2435 .728 1441 2653 4094 1878 744 227 1550 1964 8620 105.1
5 Washington Bullets* 82 19805 3555 7697 .462 3555 7697 .462 1475 1962 .752 1133 2764 3897 2005 929 409 1594 1961 8585 104.7
6 Houston Rockets* 82 19780 3448 7231 .477 3448 7231 .477 1625 2034 .799 1177 2495 3672 2155 746 351 1759 2068 8521 103.9
7 Portland Trail Blazers 82 19880 3414 7113 .480 3414 7113 .480 1680 2265 .742 1049 2758 3807 2209 755 399 1833 2055 8508 103.8
8 Los Angeles Lakers 82 19855 3409 7577 .450 3409 7577 .450 1641 2182 .752 1312 2763 4075 2091 755 423 1785 2079 8459 103.2
9 Seattle SuperSonics* 82 19880 3488 7653 .456 3488 7653 .456 1475 1970 .749 1142 2579 3721 1997 837 378 1610 1977 8451 103.1
10 New Orleans Jazz 82 19730 3301 7509 .440 3301 7509 .440 1717 2247 .764 1144 2616 3760 1818 725 256 1802 2222 8319 101.5
11 Kansas City-Omaha Kings* 82 19730 3257 7258 .449 3257 7258 .449 1797 2190 .821 991 2745 3736 1853 724 347 1542 1968 8311 101.4
12 Phoenix Suns 82 19805 3381 7561 .447 3381 7561 .447 1535 2082 .737 1349 2684 4033 1879 664 317 1760 2090 8297 101.2
13 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19805 3450 7367 .468 3450 7367 .468 1354 1746 .775 1021 2766 3787 1932 596 400 1540 1949 8254 100.7
14 New York Knicks* 82 19730 3359 7464 .450 3359 7464 .450 1518 1967 .772 981 2652 3633 1675 652 300 1374 2001 8236 100.4
15 Philadelphia 76ers 82 19805 3325 7476 .445 3325 7476 .445 1530 2043 .749 1200 2706 3906 1709 576 263 1591 1974 8180 99.8
16 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19880 3408 7371 .462 3408 7371 .462 1301 1753 .742 1058 2502 3560 1903 600 348 1462 1881 8117 99.0
17 Detroit Pistons* 82 19705 3289 7053 .466 3289 7053 .466 1533 1975 .776 1002 2515 3517 1916 679 380 1557 1866 8111 98.9
18 Chicago Bulls* 82 19880 3167 7085 .447 3167 7085 .447 1711 2203 .777 1107 2786 3893 1840 668 379 1482 1952 8045 98.1
League Average 82 19797 3418 7473 .457 3418 7473 .457 1579 2065 .765 1164 2696 3859 1953 722 349 1627 1995 8416 102.6

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Chicago Bulls* 82 19880 3167 7070 .448 3167 7070 .448 1457 1900 .767 1008 2647 3655 1686 625 404 1580 2168 7791 95.0
2 Washington Bullets* 82 19805 3249 7415 .438 3249 7415 .438 1499 1967 .762 1184 2819 4003 1811 710 259 1842 2004 7997 97.5
3 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19880 3263 7243 .451 3263 7243 .451 1621 2102 .771 1235 2694 3929 1746 711 277 1618 1932 8147 99.4
4 Detroit Pistons* 82 19705 3409 7257 .470 3409 7257 .470 1410 1793 .786 1104 2550 3654 2012 663 306 1523 1875 8228 100.3
5 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19805 3371 7600 .444 3371 7600 .444 1495 1910 .783 1153 2645 3798 1960 660 298 1379 1704 8237 100.5
6 Boston Celtics* 82 19755 3432 7726 .444 3432 7726 .444 1401 1882 .744 1060 2622 3682 1833 599 283 1475 1869 8265 100.8
7 Kansas City-Omaha Kings* 82 19730 3410 7400 .461 3410 7400 .461 1515 1972 .768 1060 2812 3872 1840 606 312 1605 2029 8335 101.6
8 New York Knicks* 82 19730 3361 7357 .457 3361 7357 .457 1615 2082 .776 1070 2856 3926 1668 572 369 1493 1912 8337 101.7
9 Philadelphia 76ers 82 19805 3445 7466 .461 3445 7466 .461 1541 1979 .779 1167 2748 3915 1959 742 343 1577 2036 8431 102.8
10 Houston Rockets* 82 19780 3429 7127 .481 3429 7127 .481 1576 2127 .741 1036 2380 3416 2024 750 308 1685 2063 8434 102.9
11 Portland Trail Blazers 82 19880 3379 7502 .450 3379 7502 .450 1714 2178 .787 1207 2572 3779 2090 927 383 1607 2085 8472 103.3
12 Phoenix Suns 82 19805 3356 7323 .458 3356 7323 .458 1780 2350 .757 1112 2564 3676 2062 870 412 1586 1992 8492 103.6
13 Seattle SuperSonics* 82 19880 3490 7606 .459 3490 7606 .459 1560 2090 .746 1286 2754 4040 2188 692 349 1755 1948 8540 104.1
14 Golden State Warriors* 82 19780 3481 7628 .456 3481 7628 .456 1666 2209 .754 1185 2658 3843 2084 794 387 1644 1855 8628 105.2
15 Buffalo Braves* 82 19730 3575 7943 .450 3575 7943 .450 1513 1943 .779 1295 2619 3914 2151 730 383 1670 2030 8663 105.6
16 Atlanta Hawks 82 19805 3563 7504 .475 3563 7504 .475 1606 2098 .765 1169 2851 4020 1914 746 422 1723 2265 8732 106.5
17 Los Angeles Lakers 82 19855 3595 7914 .454 3595 7914 .454 1603 2117 .757 1422 2807 4229 2239 822 442 1606 2015 8793 107.2
18 New Orleans Jazz 82 19730 3553 7433 .478 3553 7433 .478 1857 2465 .753 1193 2924 4117 1891 783 349 1924 2126 8963 109.3
League Average 82 19797 3418 7473 .457 3418 7473 .457 1579 2065 .765 1164 2696 3859 1953 722 349 1627 1995 8416 102.6

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Washington Bullets* 26.6 60 22 7.17 -0.64 6.54 98.0 91.3 106.1 .255 .462 15.7 28.7 .192 .438 18.2 70.0 .202 Capital Centre
2 Boston Celtics* 29.1 56 26 5.72 -0.31 5.41 100.0 94.7 106.1 .252 .458 15.8 33.4 .199 .444 14.7 73.6 .181 Boston Garden
3 Chicago Bulls* 30.2 50 32 3.10 -0.21 2.89 97.4 94.4 99.7 .311 .447 15.5 29.5 .241 .448 16.7 73.4 .206 Chicago Stadium
4 Golden State Warriors* 25.8 50 32 3.29 -0.43 2.86 100.4 97.3 107.6 .240 .465 16.3 34.8 .184 .456 16.0 70.7 .218 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
5 Buffalo Braves* 26.4 47 35 2.15 0.02 2.17 99.8 97.8 107.7 .298 .476 16.8 29.7 .232 .450 16.0 67.9 .190 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
6 Houston Rockets* 25.2 44 38 1.06 -0.22 0.84 100.4 99.4 102.9 .281 .477 17.8 33.1 .225 .481 17.3 70.7 .221 Hofheinz Pavilion
7 Portland Trail Blazers 26.0 42 40 0.44 -0.16 0.28 98.1 97.7 104.7 .318 .480 18.4 29.0 .236 .450 16.0 69.6 .228 Memorial Coliseum
8 Milwaukee Bucks 26.2 42 40 0.21 0.05 0.25 98.0 97.8 102.1 .237 .468 15.9 27.9 .184 .444 14.0 70.6 .197 MECCA Arena
9 Kansas City-Omaha Kings* 25.5 40 42 -0.29 0.14 -0.15 96.8 97.1 104.4 .302 .449 15.8 26.1 .248 .461 16.3 72.1 .205 Kemper Arena
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 25.9 40 42 -0.37 0.06 -0.31 97.6 98.0 100.4 .238 .462 15.2 28.2 .177 .451 16.5 67.0 .224 Coliseum at Richfield
11 New York Knicks* 27.7 38 44 -1.23 0.32 -0.91 97.1 98.3 103.1 .264 .450 14.2 25.6 .203 .457 15.3 71.3 .220 Madison Square Garden (IV)
12 Detroit Pistons* 26.6 37 45 -1.43 0.24 -1.19 98.3 99.7 100.5 .280 .466 16.4 28.2 .217 .470 15.9 69.5 .194 Cobo Arena
13 Seattle SuperSonics* 25.6 38 44 -1.09 -0.10 -1.19 96.7 97.7 105.5 .257 .456 15.9 29.3 .193 .459 17.1 66.7 .205 Seattle Center Coliseum
14 Atlanta Hawks 25.1 37 45 -1.37 0.05 -1.32 98.3 99.5 106.3 .311 .438 14.8 33.6 .226 .475 17.0 69.4 .214 Omni Coliseum
15 Phoenix Suns 25.9 34 48 -2.38 0.03 -2.35 96.4 98.6 104.3 .275 .447 17.2 34.5 .203 .458 16.0 70.7 .243 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
16 Philadelphia 76ers 27.7 32 50 -3.06 0.47 -2.60 95.8 98.8 103.4 .273 .445 16.0 30.4 .205 .461 15.9 69.9 .206 The Spectrum
17 Los Angeles Lakers 28.2 30 52 -4.07 0.13 -3.94 96.1 99.9 106.4 .288 .450 17.3 31.9 .217 .454 15.4 66.0 .203 The Forum
18 New Orleans Jazz 26.0 21 61 -7.85 0.56 -7.29 92.5 99.7 109.4 .299 .440 17.5 28.1 .229 .478 18.4 68.7 .250 Municipal Auditorium
League Average 26.7 41 41 0.00 0.00 0.00 97.7 97.7 104.5 .276 .457 16.3 30.2 .211 .457 16.3 69.8 .211
Minutes Played
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 3539
2. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 3465
3. Sam Lacey-KCO 3378
4. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 3244
5. Rick Barry*-GSW 3235
Field Goals
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 1095
2. Rick Barry*-GSW 1028
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 812
4. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 759
5. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 739
Field Goal Attempts
1. Rick Barry*-GSW 2217
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 2138
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 1668
4. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 1664
5. Fred Carter-PHI 1598
Free Throws
1. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 652
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 641
3. Chet Walker*-CHI 413
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 409
5. Sidney Wicks-POR 394
  Rick Barry*-GSW 394
Free Throw Attempts
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 796
2. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 748
3. Sidney Wicks-POR 558
4. John Drew-ATL 544
5. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 534
Offensive Rebounds
1. John Drew-ATL 357
2. Paul Silas-BOS 348
3. Curtis Perry-PHO 347
4. Wes Unseld*-WSB 318
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 307
Defensive Rebounds
1. Sam Lacey-KCO 921
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 848
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 783
4. Wes Unseld*-WSB 759
5. Dave Cowens*-BOS 729
Total Rebounds
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 1155
2. Sam Lacey-KCO 1149
3. Wes Unseld*-WSB 1077
4. Paul Silas-BOS 1025
5. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 1004
Assists
1. Kevin Porter-WSB 650
2. Dave Bing*-DET 610
3. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 557
4. Randy Smith-BUF 534
5. Slick Watts-SEA 499
Steals
1. Rick Barry*-GSW 228
2. Slick Watts-SEA 190
  Walt Frazier*-NYK 190
4. Fred Brown-SEA 187
5. Larry Steele-POR 183
Blocks
1. Elmore Smith-LAL 216
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 212
3. Nate Thurmond*-CHI 195
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 187
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 174
Personal Fouls
1. Phil Jackson-NYK 330
  Bob Dandridge-MIL 330
3. Kevin Porter-WSB 320
4. Clifford Ray-GSW 305
5. Ron Behagen-KCO 301
Points
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 2831
2. Rick Barry*-GSW 2450
3. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 2170
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1949
5. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 1887
Field Goal Pct
1. Don Nelson-BOS .539
2. Butch Beard-GSW .528
3. Rudy Tomjanovich-HOU .525
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .513
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF .512
Free Throw Pct
1. Rick Barry*-GSW .904
2. Calvin Murphy*-HOU .883
3. Bill Bradley*-NYK .873
4. Tiny Archibald*-KCO .872
5. Jim Price-TOT .871
Minutes Per Game
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 43.2
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 42.3
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 42.3
4. Sam Lacey-KCO 41.7
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 41.1
Points Per Game
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 34.5
2. Rick Barry*-GSW 30.6
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 30.0
4. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 26.5
5. Charlie Scott-PHO 24.3
Rebounds Per Game
1. Wes Unseld*-WSB 14.8
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 14.7
3. Sam Lacey-KCO 14.2
4. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 14.1
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 14.0
Assists Per Game
1. Kevin Porter-WSB 8.0
2. Dave Bing*-DET 7.7
3. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 6.8
4. Randy Smith-BUF 6.5
5. Pete Maravich*-NOJ 6.2
Steals Per Game
1. Rick Barry*-GSW 2.9
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 2.4
3. Larry Steele-POR 2.4
4. Slick Watts-SEA 2.3
5. Fred Brown-SEA 2.3
Blocks Per Game
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 3.3
2. Elmore Smith-LAL 2.9
3. Nate Thurmond*-CHI 2.4
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 2.3
5. Bob Lanier*-DET 2.3
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 26.4
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 25.8
3. Bob Lanier*-DET 24.4
4. Rick Barry*-GSW 23.5
5. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 21.7
True Shooting Pct
1. Don Nelson-BOS .600
2. Larry Steele-POR .595
3. Butch Beard-GSW .585
4. Happy Hairston-LAL .579
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF .569
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Don Nelson-BOS .539
2. Butch Beard-GSW .528
3. Rudy Tomjanovich-HOU .525
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .513
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF .512
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. John Drew-ATL 14.4
2. Kevin Kunnert-HOU 13.2
3. Paul Silas-BOS 13.1
4. Curtis Perry-PHO 13.1
5. Happy Hairston-LAL 12.8
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Sam Lacey-KCO 28.3
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 27.3
3. Happy Hairston-LAL 26.7
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 26.4
5. Wes Unseld*-WSB 26.2
Total Rebound Pct
1. Happy Hairston-LAL 19.8
2. Kevin Kunnert-HOU 19.6
3. Paul Silas-BOS 19.2
4. Wes Unseld*-WSB 18.6
5. Dave Cowens*-BOS 18.1
Assist Pct
1. Kevin Porter-WSB 33.9
2. Slick Watts-SEA 31.7
3. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 29.0
4. Dave Bing*-DET 28.9
5. Pete Maravich*-NOJ 28.2
Steal Pct
1. Slick Watts-SEA 4.2
2. Larry Steele-POR 3.5
3. Jerry Sloan*-CHI 3.2
4. Fred Brown-SEA 3.2
5. Rick Barry*-GSW 3.1
Block Pct
1. Elmore Smith-LAL 4.6
2. Tom Burleson-SEA 4.2
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 4.0
4. Nate Thurmond*-CHI 4.0
5. Bob Lanier*-DET 3.1
Defensive Rating
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 87.6
2. Wes Unseld*-WSB 88.2
3. Nate Thurmond*-CHI 90.7
4. Dave Cowens*-BOS 90.7
5. Sam Lacey-KCO 91.5
Offensive Win Shares
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 12.7
2. Tiny Archibald*-KCO 9.0
3. Rick Barry*-GSW 8.9
4. Bob Lanier*-DET 8.6
5. Rudy Tomjanovich-HOU 8.2
Defensive Win Shares
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 8.2
2. Wes Unseld*-WSB 6.6
3. Sam Lacey-KCO 6.3
4. Nate Thurmond*-CHI 5.4
5. Dave Cowens*-BOS 5.2
Win Shares
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 17.8
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 12.9
3. Rick Barry*-GSW 12.7
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 12.5
5. Bob Lanier*-DET 12.4
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Bob McAdoo*-BUF .242
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .225
3. Chet Walker*-CHI .205
4. Don Nelson-BOS .204
5. Bob Lanier*-DET .199