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1977-78 Buffalo Braves Roster and Stats

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Record: 27-55, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (27-55)

PTS/G: 105.3 (17th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.0 (11th of 22)
SRS: -3.55 (20th of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.3 (17th of 22)
Off Rtg: 100.3 (14th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.8 (21st of 22)
Expected W-L: 31-51 (20th of 22)

Arena: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
15 Bird Averitt SG 6-1 170 July 22, 1952 4 Pepperdine University
8 Marvin Barnes PF 6-8 210 July 27, 1952 3 Providence College
7 Gary Brokaw SG 6-4 178 January 11, 1954 3 University of Notre Dame
22 Gus Gerard SF 6-8 200 July 27, 1953 3 University of Virginia
14 Mike Glenn SG 6-2 175 September 10, 1955 R Southern Illinois University
10 Larry Johnson SG 6-3 205 November 28, 1954 R University of Kentucky
24 Wil Jones PF 6-8 205 February 27, 1947 8 Albany State University
25 Billy Knight SF 6-6 195 June 9, 1952 3 University of Pittsburgh
45 Scott Lloyd C 6-10 230 December 19, 1952 1 Arizona State University
12 Ted McClain PG 6-1 180 August 30, 1946 6 Tennessee State University
44 Jim McDaniels C 6-11 228 April 2, 1948 4 Western Kentucky University
43 Larry McNeill PF 6-9 195 January 31, 1951 4 Marquette University
31 Swen Nater C 6-11 240 January 14, 1950 4 University of California, Los Angeles
40 Eddie Owens SF 6-7 210 December 26, 1953 R University of Nevada, Las Vegas
34 John Shumate PF 6-9 235 April 6, 1952 2 University of Notre Dame
9 Randy Smith SG 6-3 180 December 12, 1948 6 State University of New York College at Buffalo
11 Chuck Williams PG 6-2 175 June 6, 1946 7 University of Colorado
32 Bill Willoughby SF 6-8 205 May 20, 1957 2

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 19805 3413 7323 .466 3413 7323 .466 1808 2314 .781 1083 2538 3621 1975 650 327 1575 2017 8634
Team/G 241.5 41.6 89.3 .466 41.6 89.3 .466 22.0 28.2 .781 13.2 31.0 44.2 24.1 7.9 4.0 19.2 24.6 105.3
Lg Rank 13 20 20 12 20 20 12 8 11 4 21 19 21 14 21 19 5 10 17
Year/Year 0.4% 1.4% -2.0% +0.016 1.4% -2.0% +0.016 -3.8% -7.1% +0.027 -10.7% -3.2% -5.6% 4.9% -4.8% -16.6% -7.3% 9.5% 0.3%
Opponent 82 19805 3623 7609 .476 3623 7609 .476 1695 2250 .753 1178 2587 3765 2137 722 375 1476 2003 8941
Opponent/G 241.5 44.2 92.8 .476 44.2 92.8 .476 20.7 27.4 .753 14.4 31.5 45.9 26.1 8.8 4.6 18.0 24.4 109.0
Lg Rank 13 13 8 18 13 8 18 9 10 11 6 9 7 17 3 6 18 8 11
Year/Year 0.4% -4.3% -3.9% -0.002 -4.3% -3.9% -0.002 20.7% 21.0% -0.002 -7.1% -4.9% -5.6% -2.5% -1.0% -15.9% -8.2% -5.9% -0.4%

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 31 51 -3.74 0.19 -3.55 100.3 103.8 104.3 .316 .466 15.9 29.5 .247 .476 14.7 68.3 .223 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Lg Rank 20 20 20 2 20 14 21 17 8 12 8 21 5 18 18 10 8

Totals

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 29 82 3314 789 1697 .465 789 1697 .465 443 554 .800 110 200 310 458 172 11 286 224 2021
2 Swen Nater 28 78 2778 501 994 .504 501 994 .504 208 272 .765 278 751 1029 216 40 47 225 274 1210
3 Billy Knight 25 53 2155 457 926 .494 457 926 .494 301 372 .809 126 257 383 161 82 13 167 137 1215
4 Chuck Williams 31 73 2002 208 436 .477 208 436 .477 114 138 .826 29 108 137 317 48 4 156 137 530
5 Wil Jones 30 79 1711 226 514 .440 226 514 .440 84 119 .706 106 228 334 116 70 43 137 255 536
6 Marvin Barnes 25 48 1377 226 543 .416 226 543 .416 114 153 .745 107 241 348 117 57 72 107 198 566
7 Bill Willoughby 20 56 1079 156 363 .430 156 363 .430 64 80 .800 76 143 219 38 24 47 56 131 376
8 Mike Glenn 22 56 947 195 370 .527 195 370 .527 51 65 .785 14 65 79 78 35 5 50 98 441
9 Larry McNeill 27 37 873 156 338 .462 156 338 .462 130 156 .833 78 110 188 45 18 10 60 100 442
10 Ted McClain 31 41 727 81 184 .440 81 184 .440 50 63 .794 11 64 75 123 42 2 68 88 212
11 Jim McDaniels 29 42 694 100 234 .427 100 234 .427 36 42 .857 46 135 181 44 4 37 50 112 236
12 Bird Averitt 25 34 676 129 296 .436 129 296 .436 64 96 .667 10 40 50 128 22 8 88 86 322
13 John Shumate 25 18 590 75 151 .497 75 151 .497 74 99 .747 32 96 128 58 14 9 46 58 224
14 Scott Lloyd 25 56 566 68 160 .425 68 160 .425 43 58 .741 45 74 119 35 11 9 36 83 179
15 Gary Brokaw 24 13 130 18 43 .419 18 43 .419 18 24 .750 3 9 12 20 3 5 12 11 54
16 Gus Gerard 24 10 85 16 40 .400 16 40 .400 11 15 .733 6 8 14 9 2 3 7 13 43
17 Eddie Owens 24 8 63 9 21 .429 9 21 .429 3 6 .500 5 5 10 5 1 0 3 9 21
18 Larry Johnson 23 4 38 3 13 .231 3 13 .231 0 2 .000 1 4 5 7 5 2 3 3 6

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 Billy Knight 25 53 40.7 8.6 17.5 .494 8.6 17.5 .494 5.7 7.0 .809 2.4 4.8 7.2 3.0 1.5 0.2 3.2 2.6 22.9
2 Randy Smith 29 82 40.4 9.6 20.7 .465 9.6 20.7 .465 5.4 6.8 .800 1.3 2.4 3.8 5.6 2.1 0.1 3.5 2.7 24.6
3 Swen Nater 28 78 35.6 6.4 12.7 .504 6.4 12.7 .504 2.7 3.5 .765 3.6 9.6 13.2 2.8 0.5 0.6 2.9 3.5 15.5
4 John Shumate 25 18 32.8 4.2 8.4 .497 4.2 8.4 .497 4.1 5.5 .747 1.8 5.3 7.1 3.2 0.8 0.5 2.6 3.2 12.4
5 Marvin Barnes 25 48 28.7 4.7 11.3 .416 4.7 11.3 .416 2.4 3.2 .745 2.2 5.0 7.3 2.4 1.2 1.5 2.2 4.1 11.8
6 Chuck Williams 31 73 27.4 2.8 6.0 .477 2.8 6.0 .477 1.6 1.9 .826 0.4 1.5 1.9 4.3 0.7 0.1 2.1 1.9 7.3
7 Larry McNeill 27 37 23.6 4.2 9.1 .462 4.2 9.1 .462 3.5 4.2 .833 2.1 3.0 5.1 1.2 0.5 0.3 1.6 2.7 11.9
8 Wil Jones 30 79 21.7 2.9 6.5 .440 2.9 6.5 .440 1.1 1.5 .706 1.3 2.9 4.2 1.5 0.9 0.5 1.7 3.2 6.8
9 Bird Averitt 25 34 19.9 3.8 8.7 .436 3.8 8.7 .436 1.9 2.8 .667 0.3 1.2 1.5 3.8 0.6 0.2 2.6 2.5 9.5
10 Bill Willoughby 20 56 19.3 2.8 6.5 .430 2.8 6.5 .430 1.1 1.4 .800 1.4 2.6 3.9 0.7 0.4 0.8 1.0 2.3 6.7
11 Ted McClain 31 41 17.7 2.0 4.5 .440 2.0 4.5 .440 1.2 1.5 .794 0.3 1.6 1.8 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.7 2.1 5.2
12 Mike Glenn 22 56 16.9 3.5 6.6 .527 3.5 6.6 .527 0.9 1.2 .785 0.3 1.2 1.4 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.9 1.8 7.9
13 Jim McDaniels 29 42 16.5 2.4 5.6 .427 2.4 5.6 .427 0.9 1.0 .857 1.1 3.2 4.3 1.0 0.1 0.9 1.2 2.7 5.6
14 Scott Lloyd 25 56 10.1 1.2 2.9 .425 1.2 2.9 .425 0.8 1.0 .741 0.8 1.3 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.5 3.2
15 Gary Brokaw 24 13 10.0 1.4 3.3 .419 1.4 3.3 .419 1.4 1.8 .750 0.2 0.7 0.9 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.8 4.2
16 Larry Johnson 23 4 9.5 0.8 3.3 .231 0.8 3.3 .231 0.0 0.5 .000 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.8 0.8 1.5
17 Gus Gerard 24 10 8.5 1.6 4.0 .400 1.6 4.0 .400 1.1 1.5 .733 0.6 0.8 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.3 4.3
18 Eddie Owens 24 8 7.9 1.1 2.6 .429 1.1 2.6 .429 0.4 0.8 .500 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.4 1.1 2.6

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 29 82 3314 8.6 18.4 .465 8.6 18.4 .465 4.8 6.0 .800 1.2 2.2 3.4 5.0 1.9 0.1 3.1 2.4 22.0
2 Swen Nater 28 78 2778 6.5 12.9 .504 6.5 12.9 .504 2.7 3.5 .765 3.6 9.7 13.3 2.8 0.5 0.6 2.9 3.6 15.7
3 Billy Knight 25 53 2155 7.6 15.5 .494 7.6 15.5 .494 5.0 6.2 .809 2.1 4.3 6.4 2.7 1.4 0.2 2.8 2.3 20.3
4 Chuck Williams 31 73 2002 3.7 7.8 .477 3.7 7.8 .477 2.0 2.5 .826 0.5 1.9 2.5 5.7 0.9 0.1 2.8 2.5 9.5
5 Wil Jones 30 79 1711 4.8 10.8 .440 4.8 10.8 .440 1.8 2.5 .706 2.2 4.8 7.0 2.4 1.5 0.9 2.9 5.4 11.3
6 Marvin Barnes 25 48 1377 5.9 14.2 .416 5.9 14.2 .416 3.0 4.0 .745 2.8 6.3 9.1 3.1 1.5 1.9 2.8 5.2 14.8
7 Bill Willoughby 20 56 1079 5.2 12.1 .430 5.2 12.1 .430 2.1 2.7 .800 2.5 4.8 7.3 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.9 4.4 12.5
8 Mike Glenn 22 56 947 7.4 14.1 .527 7.4 14.1 .527 1.9 2.5 .785 0.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 1.3 0.2 1.9 3.7 16.8
9 Larry McNeill 27 37 873 6.4 13.9 .462 6.4 13.9 .462 5.4 6.4 .833 3.2 4.5 7.8 1.9 0.7 0.4 2.5 4.1 18.2
10 Ted McClain 31 41 727 4.0 9.1 .440 4.0 9.1 .440 2.5 3.1 .794 0.5 3.2 3.7 6.1 2.1 0.1 3.4 4.4 10.5
11 Jim McDaniels 29 42 694 5.2 12.1 .427 5.2 12.1 .427 1.9 2.2 .857 2.4 7.0 9.4 2.3 0.2 1.9 2.6 5.8 12.2
12 Bird Averitt 25 34 676 6.9 15.8 .436 6.9 15.8 .436 3.4 5.1 .667 0.5 2.1 2.7 6.8 1.2 0.4 4.7 4.6 17.1
13 John Shumate 25 18 590 4.6 9.2 .497 4.6 9.2 .497 4.5 6.0 .747 2.0 5.9 7.8 3.5 0.9 0.5 2.8 3.5 13.7
14 Scott Lloyd 25 56 566 4.3 10.2 .425 4.3 10.2 .425 2.7 3.7 .741 2.9 4.7 7.6 2.2 0.7 0.6 2.3 5.3 11.4
15 Gary Brokaw 24 13 130 5.0 11.9 .419 5.0 11.9 .419 5.0 6.6 .750 0.8 2.5 3.3 5.5 0.8 1.4 3.3 3.0 15.0
16 Gus Gerard 24 10 85 6.8 16.9 .400 6.8 16.9 .400 4.7 6.4 .733 2.5 3.4 5.9 3.8 0.8 1.3 3.0 5.5 18.2
17 Eddie Owens 24 8 63 5.1 12.0 .429 5.1 12.0 .429 1.7 3.4 .500 2.9 2.9 5.7 2.9 0.6 0.0 1.7 5.1 12.0
18 Larry Johnson 23 4 38 2.8 12.3 .231 2.8 12.3 .231 0.0 1.9 .000 0.9 3.8 4.7 6.6 4.7 1.9 2.8 2.8 5.7

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
1 Randy Smith 29 82 3314 11.0 23.6 .465 11.0 18.4 .465 6.1 7.7 .800 1.5 2.8 4.3 6.4 2.4 0.2 4.0 3.1 28.1
2 Swen Nater 28 78 2778 8.3 16.5 .504 8.3 12.9 .504 3.4 4.5 .765 4.6 12.4 17.0 3.6 0.7 0.8 3.7 4.5 20.0
3 Billy Knight 25 53 2155 9.8 19.8 .494 9.8 15.5 .494 6.4 7.9 .809 2.7 5.5 8.2 3.4 1.8 0.3 3.6 2.9 25.9
4 Chuck Williams 31 73 2002 4.8 10.0 .477 4.8 7.8 .477 2.6 3.2 .826 0.7 2.5 3.1 7.3 1.1 0.1 3.6 3.1 12.2
5 Wil Jones 30 79 1711 6.1 13.8 .440 6.1 10.8 .440 2.3 3.2 .706 2.8 6.1 9.0 3.1 1.9 1.2 3.7 6.9 14.4
6 Marvin Barnes 25 48 1377 7.5 18.1 .416 7.5 14.2 .416 3.8 5.1 .745 3.6 8.1 11.6 3.9 1.9 2.4 3.6 6.6 18.9
7 Bill Willoughby 20 56 1079 6.7 15.5 .430 6.7 12.1 .430 2.7 3.4 .800 3.2 6.1 9.3 1.6 1.0 2.0 2.4 5.6 16.0
8 Mike Glenn 22 56 947 9.5 18.0 .527 9.5 14.1 .527 2.5 3.2 .785 0.7 3.2 3.8 3.8 1.7 0.2 2.4 4.8 21.4
9 Larry McNeill 27 37 873 8.2 17.8 .462 8.2 13.9 .462 6.8 8.2 .833 4.1 5.8 9.9 2.4 0.9 0.5 3.2 5.3 23.3
10 Ted McClain 31 41 727 5.1 11.6 .440 5.1 9.1 .440 3.2 4.0 .794 0.7 4.0 4.7 7.8 2.7 0.1 4.3 5.6 13.4
11 Jim McDaniels 29 42 694 6.6 15.5 .427 6.6 12.1 .427 2.4 2.8 .857 3.0 8.9 12.0 2.9 0.3 2.5 3.3 7.4 15.6
12 Bird Averitt 25 34 676 8.8 20.1 .436 8.8 15.8 .436 4.4 6.5 .667 0.7 2.7 3.4 8.7 1.5 0.5 6.0 5.9 21.9
13 John Shumate 25 18 590 5.8 11.8 .497 5.8 9.2 .497 5.8 7.7 .747 2.5 7.5 10.0 4.5 1.1 0.7 3.6 4.5 17.5
14 Scott Lloyd 25 56 566 5.5 13.0 .425 5.5 10.2 .425 3.5 4.7 .741 3.7 6.0 9.7 2.8 0.9 0.7 2.9 6.7 14.5
15 Gary Brokaw 24 13 130 6.4 15.2 .419 6.4 11.9 .419 6.4 8.5 .750 1.1 3.2 4.2 7.1 1.1 1.8 4.2 3.9 19.1
16 Gus Gerard 24 10 85 8.7 21.6 .400 8.7 16.9 .400 6.0 8.1 .733 3.2 4.3 7.6 4.9 1.1 1.6 3.8 7.0 23.3
17 Eddie Owens 24 8 63 6.6 15.3 .429 6.6 12.0 .429 2.2 4.4 .500 3.7 3.7 7.3 3.7 0.7 0.0 2.2 6.6 15.3
18 Larry Johnson 23 4 38 3.6 15.7 .231 3.6 12.3 .231 0.0 2.4 .000 1.2 4.8 6.1 8.5 6.1 2.4 3.6 3.6 7.3

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Randy Smith 29 82 3314 19.1 .521 .465 .326 3.6 6.4 5.0 22.2 2.4 0.2 12.8 26.8 104 105 6.1 1.7 7.9 .114
2 Swen Nater 28 78 2778 16.9 .543 .504 .274 10.8 28.8 19.9 11.4 0.7 0.9 16.8 19.2 104 101 4.0 2.8 6.8 .117
3 Billy Knight 25 53 2155 18.7 .558 .494 .402 6.3 12.7 9.5 11.5 1.8 0.3 13.3 23.3 108 104 4.7 1.3 6.0 .133
4 Chuck Williams 31 73 2002 9.5 .533 .477 .317 1.6 5.8 3.7 20.9 1.1 0.1 23.9 13.0 98 108 1.0 0.3 1.3 .031
5 Wil Jones 30 79 1711 9.4 .473 .440 .232 6.7 14.2 10.5 9.3 1.9 1.3 19.5 16.4 90 103 -0.6 1.4 0.9 .024
6 Marvin Barnes 25 48 1377 14.1 .464 .416 .282 8.4 18.7 13.6 12.2 1.9 2.7 14.9 20.8 94 100 0.3 1.6 1.8 .064
7 Bill Willoughby 20 56 1079 10.9 .472 .430 .220 7.6 14.1 10.9 4.9 1.0 2.3 12.3 16.8 97 104 0.4 0.7 1.2 .051
8 Mike Glenn 22 56 947 14.3 .553 .527 .176 1.6 7.3 4.5 12.6 1.7 0.3 11.1 18.9 107 106 1.5 0.4 1.9 .096
9 Larry McNeill 27 37 873 16.0 .543 .462 .462 9.6 13.4 11.5 7.5 0.9 0.6 12.9 21.4 108 105 1.8 0.4 2.2 .123
10 Ted McClain 31 41 727 10.5 .501 .440 .342 1.6 9.4 5.5 22.6 2.7 0.1 24.3 15.4 93 103 0.0 0.5 0.5 .035
11 Jim McDaniels 29 42 694 10.2 .467 .427 .179 7.2 20.7 14.0 8.8 0.3 2.8 16.5 17.4 92 103 -0.1 0.6 0.5 .035
12 Bird Averitt 25 34 676 11.5 .476 .436 .324 1.6 6.3 4.0 28.2 1.5 0.6 20.6 25.2 89 106 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.013
13 John Shumate 25 18 590 14.2 .576 .497 .656 5.9 17.3 11.6 13.4 1.1 0.8 19.1 16.3 107 104 0.9 0.4 1.3 .106
14 Scott Lloyd 25 56 566 9.6 .482 .425 .363 8.6 13.9 11.3 8.3 0.9 0.8 16.3 15.6 97 105 0.3 0.3 0.6 .047
15 Gary Brokaw 24 13 130 13.3 .504 .419 .558 2.5 7.4 5.0 21.3 1.1 2.0 18.3 20.1 98 106 0.1 0.1 0.1 .053
16 Gus Gerard 24 10 85 13.5 .461 .400 .375 7.6 10.0 8.8 15.7 1.1 1.8 13.1 25.2 96 105 0.0 0.0 0.1 .046
17 Eddie Owens 24 8 63 8.8 .444 .429 .286 8.6 8.5 8.5 11.0 0.7 0.0 11.3 16.9 96 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 .027
18 Larry Johnson 23 4 38 8.0 .216 .231 .154 2.8 11.2 7.1 23.5 6.1 2.7 17.8 17.7 59 94 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.099