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1961-62 Detroit Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 37-43, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick McGuire (37-43)

PTS/G: 115.4 (7th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 117.1 (3rd of 9)
SRS: -1.72 (6th of 9) ▪ Pace: 124.1 (7th of 9)
Off Rtg: 92.8 (6th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 94.2 (5th of 9)
Expected W-L: 36-44 (6th of 9)

Arena: Cobo Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1962 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (4-2) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (3-1) versus Cincinnati Royals  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 21, 1961 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 102 137 0 1 L 1
2 Wed, Oct 25, 1961 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 116 120 0 2 L 2
3 Fri, Oct 27, 1961 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 118 128 0 3 L 3
4 Sat, Oct 28, 1961 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 126 135 0 4 L 4
5 Wed, Nov 1, 1961 Box Score New York Knicks W 111 95 1 4 W 1
6 Sat, Nov 4, 1961 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 132 135 1 5 L 1
7 Wed, Nov 8, 1961 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 128 132 1 6 L 2
8 Thu, Nov 9, 1961 Box Score N Boston Celtics W 116 110 2 6 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
9 Fri, Nov 10, 1961 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 124 118 3 6 W 2
10 Sat, Nov 11, 1961 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 119 132 3 7 L 1
11 Wed, Nov 15, 1961 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 127 122 4 7 W 1
12 Sat, Nov 18, 1961 Box Score Chicago Packers W 119 112 5 7 W 2
13 Sun, Nov 19, 1961 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals L 112 128 5 8 L 1 at Chicago, IL
14 Tue, Nov 21, 1961 Box Score N Los Angeles Lakers W 108 102 6 8 W 1 at New York, NY
15 Fri, Nov 24, 1961 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 142 135 7 8 W 2 at Fort Wayne, IN
16 Sat, Nov 25, 1961 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 104 103 8 8 W 3
17 Sun, Nov 26, 1961 Box Score Boston Celtics L 101 107 8 9 L 1
18 Tue, Nov 28, 1961 Box Score N Boston Celtics L 108 116 8 10 L 2 at New York, NY
19 Fri, Dec 1, 1961 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 116 119 8 11 L 3
20 Sat, Dec 2, 1961 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 118 109 9 11 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Wed, Dec 6, 1961 Box Score New York Knicks W 133 97 10 11 W 2
22 Fri, Dec 8, 1961 Box Score N Chicago Packers W 133 107 11 11 W 3 at Philadelphia, PA
23 Sat, Dec 9, 1961 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 107 114 11 12 L 1
24 Tue, Dec 12, 1961 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 109 132 11 13 L 2 at New York, NY
25 Thu, Dec 14, 1961 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 107 103 12 13 W 1
26 Sat, Dec 16, 1961 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 110 121 12 14 L 1
27 Sun, Dec 17, 1961 Box Score N Los Angeles Lakers L 116 122 12 15 L 2 at Minneapolis, MN
28 Tue, Dec 19, 1961 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 111 124 12 16 L 3 at New York, NY
29 Wed, Dec 20, 1961 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 102 117 12 17 L 4
30 Sat, Dec 23, 1961 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals W 134 125 13 17 W 1 at St. Louis, MO
31 Mon, Dec 25, 1961 Box Score N Chicago Packers L 97 118 13 18 L 1 at New York, NY
32 Tue, Dec 26, 1961 Box Score N Chicago Packers L 101 108 13 19 L 2 at Fort Wayne, IN
33 Wed, Dec 27, 1961 Box Score Chicago Packers W 121 93 14 19 W 1
34 Fri, Dec 29, 1961 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 131 116 15 19 W 2
35 Sat, Dec 30, 1961 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 108 109 15 20 L 1
36 Mon, Jan 1, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks L 139 145 15 21 L 2
37 Tue, Jan 2, 1962 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 104 110 15 22 L 3
38 Wed, Jan 3, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics W 112 103 16 22 W 1
39 Fri, Jan 5, 1962 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W OT 138 135 17 22 W 2 at Philadelphia, PA
40 Sat, Jan 6, 1962 Box Score N New York Knicks L 111 115 17 23 L 1 at Syracuse, NY
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 9, 1962 Box Score N St. Louis Hawks W 122 113 18 23 W 1 at Philadelphia, PA
42 Wed, Jan 10, 1962 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 110 113 18 24 L 1
43 Fri, Jan 12, 1962 Box Score @ Chicago Packers W 102 99 19 24 W 1
44 Sat, Jan 13, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 112 119 19 25 L 1
45 Sun, Jan 14, 1962 Box Score N Los Angeles Lakers W 118 108 20 25 W 1 at Fort Wayne, IN
46 Wed, Jan 17, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 116 126 20 26 L 1
47 Fri, Jan 19, 1962 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors L 125 136 20 27 L 2 at Boston, MA
48 Sat, Jan 20, 1962 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 107 123 20 28 L 3
49 Sun, Jan 21, 1962 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 124 120 21 28 W 1
50 Mon, Jan 22, 1962 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals L 106 115 21 29 L 1 at Dayton, OH
51 Wed, Jan 24, 1962 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 111 102 22 29 W 1
52 Thu, Jan 25, 1962 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 101 100 23 29 W 2 at Chicago, IL
53 Sat, Jan 27, 1962 Box Score New York Knicks W 115 107 24 29 W 3
54 Sun, Jan 28, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 97 110 24 30 L 1
55 Wed, Jan 31, 1962 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L OT 122 123 24 31 L 2
56 Fri, Feb 2, 1962 Box Score @ Chicago Packers L 96 112 24 32 L 3
57 Sat, Feb 3, 1962 Box Score N Chicago Packers W 116 109 25 32 W 1 at St. Louis, MO
58 Sun, Feb 4, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 121 113 26 32 W 2
59 Tue, Feb 6, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 119 118 27 32 W 3
60 Wed, Feb 7, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 113 107 28 32 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 11, 1962 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 116 132 28 33 L 1
62 Wed, Feb 14, 1962 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 119 110 29 33 W 1
63 Fri, Feb 16, 1962 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 127 121 30 33 W 2
64 Sat, Feb 17, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 123 113 31 33 W 3
65 Sun, Feb 18, 1962 Box Score St. Louis Hawks W 119 112 32 33 W 4
66 Tue, Feb 20, 1962 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 103 110 32 34 L 1
67 Wed, Feb 21, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks W 126 123 33 34 W 1
68 Fri, Feb 23, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 120 134 33 35 L 1
69 Sun, Feb 25, 1962 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 99 128 33 36 L 2
70 Tue, Feb 27, 1962 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 100 107 33 37 L 3
71 Wed, Feb 28, 1962 Box Score N New York Knicks L 109 119 33 38 L 4 at Chicago, IL
72 Fri, Mar 2, 1962 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals L 112 120 33 39 L 5 at Fort Wayne, IN
73 Sat, Mar 3, 1962 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 114 128 33 40 L 6
74 Sun, Mar 4, 1962 Box Score N Chicago Packers W 133 116 34 40 W 1 at Moline, IL
75 Wed, Mar 7, 1962 Box Score N New York Knicks W 119 112 35 40 W 2 at Boston, MA
76 Fri, Mar 9, 1962 Box Score Boston Celtics L 111 130 35 41 L 1
77 Sat, Mar 10, 1962 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 111 128 35 42 L 2
78 Sun, Mar 11, 1962 Box Score @ St. Louis Hawks L 123 126 35 43 L 3
79 Mon, Mar 12, 1962 Box Score N Chicago Packers W 121 116 36 43 W 1 at Green Bay, WI
80 Wed, Mar 14, 1962 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 105 102 37 43 W 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Mar 16, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 123 122 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Mar 17, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 107 129 1 1 L 1
3 Sun, Mar 18, 1962 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 118 107 2 1 W 1
4 Tue, Mar 20, 1962 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 112 111 3 1 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Sat, Mar 24, 1962 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 108 132 3 2 L 1
6 Sun, Mar 25, 1962 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 112 127 3 3 L 2
7 Tue, Mar 27, 1962 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 106 111 3 4 L 3
8 Thu, Mar 29, 1962 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 118 117 4 4 W 1
9 Sat, Mar 31, 1962 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 132 125 5 4 W 2
10 Tue, Apr 3, 1962 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 117 123 5 5 L 1