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1971-72 Chicago Bulls Schedule and Results

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Record: 57-25, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (57-25)

PTS/G: 111.2 (6th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 102.9 (1st of 17)
SRS: 7.91 (3rd of 17) ▪ Pace: 108.6 (15th of 17)
Off Rtg: 101.9 (3rd of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 94.3 (3rd of 17)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (3rd of 17)

Arena: Chicago Stadium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1972 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Oct 12, 1971 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 100 114 0 1 L 1
2 Fri, Oct 15, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 106 82 1 1 W 1
3 Wed, Oct 20, 1971 Box Score N Houston Rockets W 125 110 2 1 W 2 at Waco, TX
4 Fri, Oct 22, 1971 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 113 106 3 1 W 3
5 Sun, Oct 24, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 105 104 4 1 W 4
6 Tue, Oct 26, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 123 111 5 1 W 5
7 Fri, Oct 29, 1971 Box Score N Golden State Warriors L 83 99 5 2 L 1 at San Diego, CA
8 Tue, Nov 2, 1971 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 108 101 6 2 W 1
9 Wed, Nov 3, 1971 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 113 100 7 2 W 2
10 Fri, Nov 5, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 102 104 7 3 L 1
11 Sat, Nov 6, 1971 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 99 130 7 4 L 2
12 Tue, Nov 9, 1971 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 109 122 7 5 L 3
13 Wed, Nov 10, 1971 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 125 106 8 5 W 1
14 Sat, Nov 13, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets W 111 102 9 5 W 2
15 Tue, Nov 16, 1971 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 95 87 10 5 W 3
16 Fri, Nov 19, 1971 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 148 104 11 5 W 4
17 Sat, Nov 20, 1971 Box Score Boston Celtics W 123 106 12 5 W 5
18 Tue, Nov 23, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 130 94 13 5 W 6 Sidney Wicks of Portland scored a field goal for Chicago
19 Fri, Nov 26, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 121 89 14 5 W 7
20 Sat, Nov 27, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 99 100 14 6 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 30, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 86 85 15 6 W 1
22 Wed, Dec 1, 1971 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 109 101 16 6 W 2
23 Fri, Dec 3, 1971 Box Score New York Knicks W 122 96 17 6 W 3
24 Sat, Dec 4, 1971 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 105 108 17 7 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 7, 1971 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 115 99 18 7 W 1
26 Thu, Dec 9, 1971 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 107 110 18 8 L 1
27 Fri, Dec 10, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 118 102 19 8 W 1
28 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 115 99 20 8 W 2
29 Tue, Dec 14, 1971 Box Score Boston Celtics L 108 116 20 9 L 1
30 Fri, Dec 17, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets L 98 109 20 10 L 2
31 Sun, Dec 19, 1971 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 119 101 21 10 W 1
32 Tue, Dec 21, 1971 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 127 92 22 10 W 2
33 Thu, Dec 23, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W OT 117 108 23 10 W 3
34 Sat, Dec 25, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 109 88 24 10 W 4
35 Sun, Dec 26, 1971 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 103 102 25 10 W 5
36 Tue, Dec 28, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 116 105 26 10 W 6
37 Thu, Dec 30, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 117 92 27 10 W 7
38 Tue, Jan 4, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 108 112 27 11 L 1
39 Wed, Jan 5, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 139 107 28 11 W 1
40 Fri, Jan 7, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets L 94 104 28 12 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 113 108 29 12 W 1
42 Sun, Jan 9, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W OT 108 104 30 12 W 2
43 Tue, Jan 11, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W 116 91 31 12 W 3
44 Wed, Jan 12, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 112 113 31 13 L 1
45 Fri, Jan 14, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 77 104 31 14 L 2
46 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 120 100 32 14 W 1
47 Fri, Jan 21, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 113 93 33 14 W 2
48 Sat, Jan 22, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets W 115 108 34 14 W 3
49 Mon, Jan 24, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 110 105 35 14 W 4
50 Wed, Jan 26, 1972 Box Score N Houston Rockets W 117 108 36 14 W 5 at San Antonio, TX
51 Thu, Jan 27, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 107 108 36 15 L 1 at Oakland, CA
52 Fri, Jan 28, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 116 102 37 15 W 1
53 Sun, Jan 30, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 109 99 38 15 W 2
54 Tue, Feb 1, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 103 121 38 16 L 1
55 Wed, Feb 2, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 100 124 38 17 L 2
56 Fri, Feb 4, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 110 108 39 17 W 1
57 Sat, Feb 5, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 130 96 40 17 W 2
58 Sun, Feb 6, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 119 94 41 17 W 3
59 Tue, Feb 8, 1972 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 114 90 42 17 W 4
60 Fri, Feb 11, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 102 91 43 17 W 5
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 12, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 117 106 44 17 W 6
62 Sun, Feb 13, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 88 107 44 18 L 1
63 Thu, Feb 17, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 99 102 44 19 L 2
64 Fri, Feb 18, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 122 97 45 19 W 1
65 Sat, Feb 19, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 104 97 46 19 W 2
66 Sun, Feb 20, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 100 103 46 20 L 1
67 Tue, Feb 22, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 119 88 47 20 W 1
68 Fri, Feb 25, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 115 107 48 20 W 2
69 Sat, Feb 26, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 107 106 49 20 W 3 at Oakland, CA
70 Sun, Feb 27, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L OT 118 123 49 21 L 1
71 Tue, Feb 29, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 116 92 50 21 W 1
72 Fri, Mar 3, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 103 112 50 22 L 1
73 Sun, Mar 5, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 128 97 51 22 W 1
74 Wed, Mar 8, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 98 96 52 22 W 2
75 Fri, Mar 10, 1972 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 100 104 52 23 L 1
76 Tue, Mar 14, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 111 115 52 24 L 2
77 Fri, Mar 17, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 126 103 53 24 W 1
78 Sat, Mar 18, 1972 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 109 91 54 24 W 2
79 Sun, Mar 19, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 115 107 55 24 W 3
80 Tue, Mar 21, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 104 109 55 25 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Mar 24, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 116 99 56 25 W 1
82 Sat, Mar 25, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 121 105 57 25 W 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 28, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 80 95 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Mar 30, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 124 131 0 2 L 2
3 Sun, Apr 2, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 101 108 0 3 L 3
4 Tue, Apr 4, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 97 108 0 4 L 4