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1972-73 Chicago Bulls Schedule and Results

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Record: 51-31, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (51-31)

PTS/G: 104.1 (14th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.6 (3rd of 17)
SRS: 3.43 (5th of 17) ▪ Pace: 104.5 (17th of 17)
Off Rtg: 98.9 (4th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 95.6 (7th of 17)
Expected W-L: 51-31 (5th of 17)

Arena: Chicago Stadium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1973 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Oct 10, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 95 89 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Oct 13, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 91 100 1 1 L 1
3 Sat, Oct 14, 1972 Box Score Boston Celtics L 88 96 1 2 L 2
4 Sat, Oct 21, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 130 97 2 2 W 1
5 Sun, Oct 22, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 99 104 2 3 L 1
6 Tue, Oct 24, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 107 106 3 3 W 1
7 Thu, Oct 26, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 94 93 4 3 W 2
8 Fri, Oct 27, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 118 95 5 3 W 3
9 Sun, Oct 29, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 95 94 6 3 W 4
10 Tue, Oct 31, 1972 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 104 95 7 3 W 5
11 Fri, Nov 3, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 115 100 8 3 W 6
12 Sat, Nov 4, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 99 101 8 4 L 1
13 Sat, Nov 11, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 111 106 9 4 W 1
14 Tue, Nov 14, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 97 80 10 4 W 2
15 Fri, Nov 17, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 96 109 10 5 L 1
16 Sat, Nov 18, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 95 79 11 5 W 1
17 Tue, Nov 21, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets W 113 105 12 5 W 2
18 Fri, Nov 24, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 100 96 13 5 W 3
19 Sat, Nov 25, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 100 99 14 5 W 4
20 Tue, Nov 28, 1972 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings L 91 92 14 6 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Wed, Nov 29, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 97 105 14 7 L 2
22 Fri, Dec 1, 1972 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings W OT 106 97 15 7 W 1
23 Sat, Dec 2, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 89 80 16 7 W 2
24 Tue, Dec 5, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 130 108 17 7 W 3
25 Thu, Dec 7, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L OT 89 94 17 8 L 1
26 Fri, Dec 8, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 118 102 18 8 W 1
27 Sat, Dec 9, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 105 94 19 8 W 2
28 Tue, Dec 12, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L OT 105 106 19 9 L 1
29 Fri, Dec 15, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W 90 86 20 9 W 1
30 Sat, Dec 16, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 83 97 20 10 L 1
31 Tue, Dec 19, 1972 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 100 109 20 11 L 2
32 Fri, Dec 22, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 127 97 21 11 W 1
33 Sat, Dec 23, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 109 127 21 12 L 1
34 Mon, Dec 25, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 108 115 21 13 L 2
35 Tue, Dec 26, 1972 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 117 103 22 13 W 1
36 Fri, Dec 29, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 106 99 23 13 W 2
37 Sat, Dec 30, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 99 92 24 13 W 3
38 Tue, Jan 2, 1973 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 100 90 25 13 W 4
39 Thu, Jan 4, 1973 Box Score Houston Rockets W 111 97 26 13 W 5
40 Fri, Jan 5, 1973 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 115 126 26 14 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 7, 1973 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 119 96 27 14 W 1
42 Tue, Jan 9, 1973 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 126 110 28 14 W 2
43 Wed, Jan 10, 1973 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings L 100 102 28 15 L 1 at Omaha, NE
44 Fri, Jan 12, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 97 109 28 16 L 2
45 Sun, Jan 14, 1973 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 95 100 28 17 L 3
46 Tue, Jan 16, 1973 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 100 89 29 17 W 1
47 Fri, Jan 19, 1973 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 80 115 29 18 L 1
48 Sat, Jan 20, 1973 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 92 112 29 19 L 2
49 Fri, Jan 26, 1973 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 110 100 30 19 W 1
50 Sun, Jan 28, 1973 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 110 105 31 19 W 2
51 Tue, Jan 30, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 92 95 31 20 L 1
52 Fri, Feb 2, 1973 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 104 118 31 21 L 2
53 Sun, Feb 4, 1973 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 121 99 32 21 W 1
54 Tue, Feb 6, 1973 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 114 107 33 21 W 2
55 Fri, Feb 9, 1973 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 103 97 34 21 W 3
56 Sat, Feb 10, 1973 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 102 101 35 21 W 4
57 Sun, Feb 11, 1973 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 96 101 35 22 L 1
58 Tue, Feb 13, 1973 Box Score Boston Celtics L 101 105 35 23 L 2
59 Wed, Feb 14, 1973 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 100 98 36 23 W 1
60 Fri, Feb 16, 1973 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 100 92 37 23 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 18, 1973 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 110 99 38 23 W 3
62 Tue, Feb 20, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 103 89 39 23 W 4
63 Fri, Feb 23, 1973 Box Score New York Knicks W 84 83 40 23 W 5
64 Sat, Feb 24, 1973 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 122 100 41 23 W 6
65 Sun, Feb 25, 1973 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 88 85 42 23 W 7
66 Tue, Feb 27, 1973 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 125 110 43 23 W 8
67 Fri, Mar 2, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 88 108 43 24 L 1
68 Sat, Mar 3, 1973 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 117 116 44 24 W 1
69 Sun, Mar 4, 1973 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W OT 118 117 45 24 W 2
70 Tue, Mar 6, 1973 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 88 96 45 25 L 1
71 Thu, Mar 8, 1973 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 102 112 45 26 L 2
72 Fri, Mar 9, 1973 Box Score N Philadelphia 76ers W 104 84 46 26 W 1 at Hershey, PA
73 Sat, Mar 10, 1973 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 105 99 47 26 W 2 at College Park, MD
74 Tue, Mar 13, 1973 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 104 89 48 26 W 3
75 Fri, Mar 16, 1973 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L OT 91 99 48 27 L 1
76 Sat, Mar 17, 1973 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 97 99 48 28 L 2
77 Sun, Mar 18, 1973 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 119 107 49 28 W 1
78 Tue, Mar 20, 1973 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 123 109 50 28 W 2
79 Wed, Mar 21, 1973 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 105 106 50 29 L 1
80 Sat, Mar 24, 1973 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 111 113 50 30 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sun, Mar 25, 1973 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 105 112 50 31 L 3
82 Tue, Mar 27, 1973 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 121 105 51 31 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Mar 30, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L OT 104 107 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 1, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 93 108 0 2 L 2
3 Fri, Apr 6, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 96 86 1 2 W 1
4 Sun, Apr 8, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 98 94 2 2 W 2
5 Tue, Apr 10, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 102 123 2 3 L 1
6 Fri, Apr 13, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 101 93 3 3 W 1
7 Sun, Apr 15, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 92 95 3 4 L 1