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1976-77 Buffalo Braves Roster and Stats

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Record: 30-52, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tates Locke (16-30), Bob MacKinnon (3-4), Joe Mullaney (11-18)

PTS/G: 105.0 (14th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.5 (19th of 22)
SRS: -4.28 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.3 (10th of 22)
Off Rtg: 97.6 (18th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.8 (19th of 22)
Expected W-L: 29-53 (21st of 22)

Arena: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
35 Zaid Abdul-Aziz C 6-9 235 April 7, 1946 8 Iowa State University
10 Don Adams SF 6-6 210 November 27, 1947 6 Northwestern University
14 Bird Averitt SG 6-1 170 July 22, 1952 3 Pepperdine University
44 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 February 28, 1956 R University of Notre Dame
15 Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 January 15, 1951 3 Providence College
5 Fred Foster SF 6-5 210 March 18, 1946 7 Miami University
22 Gus Gerard SF 6-8 200 July 27, 1953 2 University of Virginia
40 John Gianelli C 6-10 220 June 10, 1950 4 University of the Pacific
52 George Johnson C 6-11 205 December 18, 1948 4 Dillard University
20 Moses Malone C 6-10 215 March 23, 1955 2
22 Clyde Mayes PF 6-8 225 March 17, 1953 1 Furman University
11 Bob McAdoo C 6-9 210 September 25, 1951 4 University of North Carolina
52 Tom McMillen C 6-11 215 May 26, 1952 1 University of Maryland
21 Johnny Neumann SG 6-6 200 September 11, 1951 5 University of Mississippi
25 Jim Price PG 6-3 195 November 27, 1949 4 University of Louisville
34 John Shumate PF 6-9 235 April 6, 1952 1 University of Notre Dame
9 Randy Smith SG 6-3 180 December 12, 1948 5 State University of New York College at Buffalo
12 Claude Terry SG 6-4 195 January 12, 1950 4 Stanford University
11 Chuck Williams PG 6-2 175 June 6, 1946 6 University of Colorado

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19730 3366 7475 .450 3366 7475 .450 1880 2492 .754 1213 2623 3836 1883 683 392 1699 1842 8612
Team/G 240.6 41.0 91.2 .450 41.0 91.2 .450 22.9 30.4 .754 14.8 32.0 46.8 23.0 8.3 4.8 20.7 22.5 105.0
Lg Rank 15 19 15 17 19 15 17 5 5 10 15 12 12 17 17 14 13 1 14
Year/Year 0.1% -3.3% 2.3% -0.026 -3.3% 2.3% -0.026 2.6% 5.2% -0.020 21.1% -3.5% 3.1% -10.8% -5.1% 7.1% -2.5% -8.7% -2.1%
Opponent 82 19730 3786 7917 .478 3786 7917 .478 1404 1859 .755 1268 2721 3989 2192 729 446 1607 2129 8976
Opponent/G 240.6 46.2 96.5 .478 46.2 96.5 .478 17.1 22.7 .755 15.5 33.2 48.6 26.7 8.9 5.4 19.6 26.0 109.5
Lg Rank 15 21 20 20 21 20 20 1 1 16 15 17 18 21 8 16 16 15 19
Year/Year 0.1% 6.4% 2.5% +0.017 6.4% 2.5% +0.017 -12.8% -13.8% +0.008 7.2% 2.9% 4.2% 5.4% 0.0% 39.8% -3.2% -0.4% 2.9%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 29 53 -4.44 0.16 -4.28 97.6 101.8 107.3 .333 .450 16.5 30.8 .252 .478 15.5 67.4 .177 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Lg Rank 21 21 21 3 21 18 19 10 5 17 11 17 6 20 18 15 1

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Randy Smith 28 82 3094 702 1504 .467 702 1504 .467 .467 294 386 .762 134 323 457 441 176 8 264 1698
2 Adrian Dantley 20 77 2816 544 1046 .520 544 1046 .520 .520 476 582 .818 251 336 587 144 91 15 215 1564
3 John Shumate 24 74 2601 407 810 .502 407 810 .502 .502 302 450 .671 163 538 701 159 90 84 197 1116
4 Ernie DiGregorio 26 81 2267 365 875 .417 365 875 .417 .417 138 146 .945 52 132 184 378 57 3 150 868
5 Don Adams 29 77 1710 216 526 .411 216 526 .411 .411 129 173 .746 130 241 371 150 74 16 201 561
6 John Gianelli 26 57 1283 171 397 .431 171 397 .431 .431 55 77 .714 94 203 297 57 21 70 117 397
7 Bird Averitt 24 75 1136 234 619 .378 234 619 .378 .378 121 169 .716 20 58 78 134 30 5 127 589
8 George Johnson 28 39 1055 125 279 .448 125 279 .448 .448 46 67 .687 117 283 400 78 22 104 141 296
9 Bob McAdoo 25 20 767 182 400 .455 182 400 .455 .455 110 158 .696 66 198 264 65 16 34 74 474
10 Fred Foster 30 59 689 99 247 .401 99 247 .401 .401 30 44 .682 33 43 76 48 16 0 92 228
11 Gus Gerard 23 41 592 100 244 .410 100 244 .410 .410 40 61 .656 51 66 117 43 23 32 91 240
12 Chuck Williams 30 44 556 43 117 .368 43 117 .368 .368 38 48 .792 18 49 67 88 24 3 34 124
13 Jim Price 27 20 333 44 104 .423 44 104 .423 .423 17 20 .850 5 29 34 38 25 5 52 105
14 Claude Terry 27 33 304 49 104 .471 49 104 .471 .471 18 23 .783 4 24 28 33 11 0 27 116
15 Tom McMillen 24 20 270 45 92 .489 45 92 .489 .489 26 36 .722 29 43 72 16 1 2 29 116
16 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 30 22 195 25 74 .338 25 74 .338 .338 33 43 .767 41 49 90 7 3 9 21 83
17 Johnny Neumann 25 4 49 15 34 .441 15 34 .441 .441 5 6 .833 5 4 9 4 3 2 7 35
18 Clyde Mayes 23 2 7 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 .000 2 3 .667 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 2
19 Moses Malone 21 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob McAdoo 25 20 38.4 9.1 20.0 .455 9.1 20.0 .455 5.5 7.9 .696 3.3 9.9 13.2 3.3 0.8 1.7 3.7 23.7
2 Randy Smith 28 82 37.7 8.6 18.3 .467 8.6 18.3 .467 3.6 4.7 .762 1.6 3.9 5.6 5.4 2.1 0.1 3.2 20.7
3 Adrian Dantley 20 77 36.6 7.1 13.6 .520 7.1 13.6 .520 6.2 7.6 .818 3.3 4.4 7.6 1.9 1.2 0.2 2.8 20.3
4 John Shumate 24 74 35.1 5.5 10.9 .502 5.5 10.9 .502 4.1 6.1 .671 2.2 7.3 9.5 2.1 1.2 1.1 2.7 15.1
5 Ernie DiGregorio 26 81 28.0 4.5 10.8 .417 4.5 10.8 .417 1.7 1.8 .945 0.6 1.6 2.3 4.7 0.7 0.0 1.9 10.7
6 George Johnson 28 39 27.1 3.2 7.2 .448 3.2 7.2 .448 1.2 1.7 .687 3.0 7.3 10.3 2.0 0.6 2.7 3.6 7.6
7 John Gianelli 26 57 22.5 3.0 7.0 .431 3.0 7.0 .431 1.0 1.4 .714 1.6 3.6 5.2 1.0 0.4 1.2 2.1 7.0
8 Don Adams 29 77 22.2 2.8 6.8 .411 2.8 6.8 .411 1.7 2.2 .746 1.7 3.1 4.8 1.9 1.0 0.2 2.6 7.3
9 Jim Price 27 20 16.7 2.2 5.2 .423 2.2 5.2 .423 0.9 1.0 .850 0.3 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.3 0.3 2.6 5.3
10 Bird Averitt 24 75 15.1 3.1 8.3 .378 3.1 8.3 .378 1.6 2.3 .716 0.3 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.4 0.1 1.7 7.9
11 Gus Gerard 23 41 14.4 2.4 6.0 .410 2.4 6.0 .410 1.0 1.5 .656 1.2 1.6 2.9 1.0 0.6 0.8 2.2 5.9
12 Tom McMillen 24 20 13.5 2.3 4.6 .489 2.3 4.6 .489 1.3 1.8 .722 1.5 2.2 3.6 0.8 0.1 0.1 1.5 5.8
13 Chuck Williams 30 44 12.6 1.0 2.7 .368 1.0 2.7 .368 0.9 1.1 .792 0.4 1.1 1.5 2.0 0.5 0.1 0.8 2.8
14 Johnny Neumann 25 4 12.3 3.8 8.5 .441 3.8 8.5 .441 1.3 1.5 .833 1.3 1.0 2.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 1.8 8.8
15 Fred Foster 30 59 11.7 1.7 4.2 .401 1.7 4.2 .401 0.5 0.7 .682 0.6 0.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.0 1.6 3.9
16 Claude Terry 27 33 9.2 1.5 3.2 .471 1.5 3.2 .471 0.5 0.7 .783 0.1 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.8 3.5
17 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 30 22 8.9 1.1 3.4 .338 1.1 3.4 .338 1.5 2.0 .767 1.9 2.2 4.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 1.0 3.8
18 Clyde Mayes 23 2 3.5 0.0 1.5 .000 0.0 1.5 .000 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 1.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
19 Moses Malone 21 2 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Randy Smith 28 82 3094 8.2 17.5 .467 8.2 17.5 .467 3.4 4.5 .762 1.6 3.8 5.3 5.1 2.0 0.1 3.1 19.8
2 Adrian Dantley 20 77 2816 7.0 13.4 .520 7.0 13.4 .520 6.1 7.4 .818 3.2 4.3 7.5 1.8 1.2 0.2 2.7 20.0
3 John Shumate 24 74 2601 5.6 11.2 .502 5.6 11.2 .502 4.2 6.2 .671 2.3 7.4 9.7 2.2 1.2 1.2 2.7 15.4
4 Ernie DiGregorio 26 81 2267 5.8 13.9 .417 5.8 13.9 .417 2.2 2.3 .945 0.8 2.1 2.9 6.0 0.9 0.0 2.4 13.8
5 Don Adams 29 77 1710 4.5 11.1 .411 4.5 11.1 .411 2.7 3.6 .746 2.7 5.1 7.8 3.2 1.6 0.3 4.2 11.8
6 John Gianelli 26 57 1283 4.8 11.1 .431 4.8 11.1 .431 1.5 2.2 .714 2.6 5.7 8.3 1.6 0.6 2.0 3.3 11.1
7 Bird Averitt 24 75 1136 7.4 19.6 .378 7.4 19.6 .378 3.8 5.4 .716 0.6 1.8 2.5 4.2 1.0 0.2 4.0 18.7
8 George Johnson 28 39 1055 4.3 9.5 .448 4.3 9.5 .448 1.6 2.3 .687 4.0 9.7 13.6 2.7 0.8 3.5 4.8 10.1
9 Bob McAdoo 25 20 767 8.5 18.8 .455 8.5 18.8 .455 5.2 7.4 .696 3.1 9.3 12.4 3.1 0.8 1.6 3.5 22.2
10 Fred Foster 30 59 689 5.2 12.9 .401 5.2 12.9 .401 1.6 2.3 .682 1.7 2.2 4.0 2.5 0.8 0.0 4.8 11.9
11 Gus Gerard 23 41 592 6.1 14.8 .410 6.1 14.8 .410 2.4 3.7 .656 3.1 4.0 7.1 2.6 1.4 1.9 5.5 14.6
12 Chuck Williams 30 44 556 2.8 7.6 .368 2.8 7.6 .368 2.5 3.1 .792 1.2 3.2 4.3 5.7 1.6 0.2 2.2 8.0
13 Jim Price 27 20 333 4.8 11.2 .423 4.8 11.2 .423 1.8 2.2 .850 0.5 3.1 3.7 4.1 2.7 0.5 5.6 11.4
14 Claude Terry 27 33 304 5.8 12.3 .471 5.8 12.3 .471 2.1 2.7 .783 0.5 2.8 3.3 3.9 1.3 0.0 3.2 13.7
15 Tom McMillen 24 20 270 6.0 12.3 .489 6.0 12.3 .489 3.5 4.8 .722 3.9 5.7 9.6 2.1 0.1 0.3 3.9 15.5
16 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 30 22 195 4.6 13.7 .338 4.6 13.7 .338 6.1 7.9 .767 7.6 9.0 16.6 1.3 0.6 1.7 3.9 15.3
17 Johnny Neumann 25 4 49 11.0 25.0 .441 11.0 25.0 .441 3.7 4.4 .833 3.7 2.9 6.6 2.9 2.2 1.5 5.1 25.7
18 Clyde Mayes 23 2 7 0.0 15.4 .000 0.0 15.4 .000 10.3 15.4 .667 0.0 15.4 15.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.3 10.3
19 Moses Malone 21 2 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.0

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Randy Smith 28 82 3094 10.1 21.7 .467 10.1 21.7 .467 4.3 5.6 .762 1.9 4.7 6.6 6.4 2.5 0.1 3.8 24.5 101
2 Adrian Dantley 20 77 2816 8.6 16.6 .520 8.6 16.6 .520 7.6 9.2 .818 4.0 5.3 9.3 2.3 1.4 0.2 3.4 24.8 103
3 John Shumate 24 74 2601 7.0 13.9 .502 7.0 13.9 .502 5.2 7.7 .671 2.8 9.3 12.1 2.7 1.5 1.4 3.4 19.2 99
4 Ernie DiGregorio 26 81 2267 7.2 17.3 .417 7.2 17.3 .417 2.7 2.9 .945 1.0 2.6 3.6 7.5 1.1 0.1 3.0 17.1 106
5 Don Adams 29 77 1710 5.7 13.8 .411 5.7 13.8 .411 3.4 4.5 .746 3.4 6.3 9.7 3.9 1.9 0.4 5.3 14.7 101
6 John Gianelli 26 57 1283 6.0 13.8 .431 6.0 13.8 .431 1.9 2.7 .714 3.3 7.1 10.4 2.0 0.7 2.4 4.1 13.8 101
7 Bird Averitt 24 75 1136 9.2 24.4 .378 9.2 24.4 .378 4.8 6.7 .716 0.8 2.3 3.1 5.3 1.2 0.2 5.0 23.2 106
8 George Johnson 28 39 1055 5.3 11.8 .448 5.3 11.8 .448 2.0 2.8 .687 5.0 12.0 17.0 3.3 0.9 4.4 6.0 12.6 96
9 Bob McAdoo 25 20 767 10.6 23.3 .455 10.6 23.3 .455 6.4 9.2 .696 3.8 11.5 15.4 3.8 0.9 2.0 4.3 27.6 98
10 Fred Foster 30 59 689 6.4 16.0 .401 6.4 16.0 .401 1.9 2.9 .682 2.1 2.8 4.9 3.1 1.0 0.0 6.0 14.8 106
11 Gus Gerard 23 41 592 7.6 18.4 .410 7.6 18.4 .410 3.0 4.6 .656 3.9 5.0 8.8 3.2 1.7 2.4 6.9 18.1 101
12 Chuck Williams 30 44 556 3.5 9.4 .368 3.5 9.4 .368 3.1 3.9 .792 1.4 3.9 5.4 7.1 1.9 0.2 2.7 10.0 103
13 Jim Price 27 20 333 5.9 14.0 .423 5.9 14.0 .423 2.3 2.7 .850 0.7 3.9 4.6 5.1 3.4 0.7 7.0 14.1 100
14 Claude Terry 27 33 304 7.2 15.3 .471 7.2 15.3 .471 2.6 3.4 .783 0.6 3.5 4.1 4.9 1.6 0.0 4.0 17.1 104
15 Tom McMillen 24 20 270 7.5 15.2 .489 7.5 15.2 .489 4.3 6.0 .722 4.8 7.1 11.9 2.7 0.2 0.3 4.8 19.2 104
16 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 30 22 195 5.7 17.0 .338 5.7 17.0 .338 7.6 9.9 .767 9.4 11.2 20.6 1.6 0.7 2.1 4.8 19.0 99
17 Johnny Neumann 25 4 49 13.7 31.0 .441 13.7 31.0 .441 4.6 5.5 .833 4.6 3.7 8.2 3.7 2.7 1.8 6.4 32.0 100
18 Clyde Mayes 23 2 7 0.0 19.2 .000 0.0 19.2 .000 12.8 19.2 .667 0.0 19.2 19.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.8 12.8 96
19 Moses Malone 21 2 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.0 105

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Randy Smith 28 82 3094 17.6 .507 .257 4.3 10.6 7.4 22.8 2.5 0.1 3.9 2.5 6.4 .099 2.8 -0.1 2.6 3.6
2 Adrian Dantley 20 77 2816 18.3 .601 .556 8.9 12.1 10.5 7.7 1.4 0.3 8.2 1.6 9.8 .167 3.1 -0.9 2.2 3.0
3 John Shumate 24 74 2601 15.9 .554 .556 6.3 21.0 13.6 8.8 1.5 1.6 3.5 2.8 6.3 .117 -0.1 0.9 0.8 1.8
4 Ernie DiGregorio 26 81 2267 12.1 .462 .167 2.3 5.9 4.1 24.1 1.1 0.1 0.7 0.5 1.3 .027 -1.5 -2.2 -3.7 -1.0
5 Don Adams 29 77 1710 11.7 .466 .329 7.6 14.3 10.9 12.1 1.9 0.5 0.2 1.4 1.6 .046 -1.8 0.4 -1.5 0.2
6 John Gianelli 26 57 1283 10.8 .461 .194 7.3 16.0 11.7 6.2 0.7 2.7 0.2 1.0 1.2 .046 -3.8 0.3 -3.5 -0.5
7 Bird Averitt 24 75 1136 11.2 .425 .273 1.8 5.2 3.5 18.2 1.2 0.2 -1.4 0.3 -1.1 -0.046 -3.2 -4.0 -7.2 -1.5
8 George Johnson 28 39 1055 14.3 .480 .240 11.1 27.2 19.1 10.1 0.9 4.9 0.3 1.6 1.9 .086 -2.2 2.9 0.7 0.7
9 Bob McAdoo 25 20 767 19.9 .505 .395 8.6 26.2 17.4 13.8 0.9 2.2 0.7 0.9 1.7 .104 1.4 -0.1 1.3 0.6
10 Fred Foster 30 59 689 7.7 .428 .178 4.8 6.3 5.6 9.8 1.0 0.0 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.017 -4.3 -2.2 -6.6 -0.8
11 Gus Gerard 23 41 592 12.4 .443 .250 8.6 11.3 10.0 10.6 1.7 2.7 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .019 -2.5 -0.2 -2.7 -0.1
12 Chuck Williams 30 44 556 10.4 .449 .410 3.2 8.9 6.1 20.4 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 .032 -3.4 -0.6 -4.0 -0.3
13 Jim Price 27 20 333 10.8 .465 .192 1.5 8.8 5.1 15.8 3.4 0.7 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .032 -3.0 0.3 -2.7 -0.1
14 Claude Terry 27 33 304 11.6 .508 .221 1.3 8.0 4.6 15.7 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 .055 -2.8 -2.3 -5.1 -0.2
15 Tom McMillen 24 20 270 13.9 .538 .391 10.8 16.2 13.4 8.6 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.5 .088 -0.9 -2.3 -3.2 -0.1
16 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 30 22 195 16.3 .447 .581 21.1 25.5 23.3 5.0 0.7 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 .078 -2.2 -2.3 -4.5 -0.1
17 Johnny Neumann 25 4 49 19.8 .478 .176 10.2 8.3 9.3 14.9 2.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 .084 1.6 -2.0 -0.5 0.0
18 Clyde Mayes 23 2 7 -1.7 .231 1.000 0.0 43.5 21.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.315 -20.1 -9.7 -29.9 0.0
19 Moses Malone 21 2 6 -0.3 0.0 16.9 8.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .019 -10.9 -0.9 -11.8 0.0