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1971-72 Detroit Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 26-56, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Butch Van Breda Kolff (6-4), Terry Dischinger (0-2), Earl Lloyd (20-50)

PTS/G: 109.1 (10th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 115.9 (16th of 17)
SRS: -6.11 (14th of 17) ▪ Pace: 112.8 (7th of 17)
Off Rtg: 96.1 (12th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.2 (16th of 17)
Expected W-L: 25-57 (14th of 17)

Arena: Cobo Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Oct 12, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 91 84 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Oct 15, 1971 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 103 132 1 1 L 1
3 Sun, Oct 17, 1971 Box Score N Houston Rockets W 112 99 2 1 W 1 at San Antonio, TX
4 Tue, Oct 19, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 101 99 3 1 W 2
5 Fri, Oct 22, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 116 109 4 1 W 3
6 Sat, Oct 23, 1971 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L OT 109 115 4 2 L 1 at Oakland, CA
7 Tue, Oct 26, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets L 103 104 4 3 L 2
8 Wed, Oct 27, 1971 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 98 128 4 4 L 3
9 Fri, Oct 29, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 119 105 5 4 W 1
10 Sat, Oct 30, 1971 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 104 99 6 4 W 2
11 Fri, Nov 5, 1971 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 102 103 6 5 L 1
12 Sat, Nov 6, 1971 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 78 106 6 6 L 2
13 Wed, Nov 10, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 139 122 7 6 W 1
14 Fri, Nov 12, 1971 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 101 115 7 7 L 1
15 Sat, Nov 13, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 105 127 7 8 L 2
16 Tue, Nov 16, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 101 122 7 9 L 3
17 Thu, Nov 18, 1971 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 128 126 8 9 W 1
18 Sat, Nov 20, 1971 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 105 96 9 9 W 2
19 Tue, Nov 23, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 104 112 9 10 L 1
20 Thu, Nov 25, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 103 122 9 11 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 26, 1971 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 132 9 12 L 3
22 Sat, Nov 27, 1971 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 102 124 9 13 L 4
23 Wed, Dec 1, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 103 117 9 14 L 5
24 Fri, Dec 3, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets W 113 112 10 14 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 7, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L OT 130 131 10 15 L 1
26 Thu, Dec 9, 1971 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 110 107 11 15 W 1
27 Fri, Dec 10, 1971 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 111 112 11 16 L 1
28 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 111 118 11 17 L 2
29 Tue, Dec 14, 1971 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 86 103 11 18 L 3
30 Thu, Dec 16, 1971 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 107 101 12 18 W 1
31 Fri, Dec 17, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 102 123 12 19 L 1
32 Sat, Dec 18, 1971 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 102 129 12 20 L 2 at Oakland, CA
33 Sun, Dec 19, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 113 114 12 21 L 3
34 Tue, Dec 21, 1971 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 92 127 12 22 L 4
35 Wed, Dec 22, 1971 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 104 94 13 22 W 1
36 Sat, Dec 25, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W OT 120 118 14 22 W 2
37 Tue, Dec 28, 1971 Box Score New York Knicks L 100 119 14 23 L 1
38 Thu, Dec 30, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 122 128 14 24 L 2
39 Sun, Jan 2, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 109 107 15 24 W 1
40 Tue, Jan 4, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 127 131 15 25 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 5, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 89 111 15 26 L 2
42 Fri, Jan 7, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 151 132 16 26 W 1
43 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 119 136 16 27 L 1
44 Sun, Jan 9, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 101 96 17 27 W 1
45 Tue, Jan 11, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 103 123 17 28 L 1
46 Fri, Jan 14, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 94 108 17 29 L 2
47 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 121 131 17 30 L 3
48 Fri, Jan 21, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 107 102 18 30 W 1
49 Sun, Jan 23, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets L 107 109 18 31 L 1
50 Wed, Jan 26, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 94 120 18 32 L 2
51 Fri, Jan 28, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 106 124 18 33 L 3
52 Sat, Jan 29, 1972 Box Score Boston Celtics L 112 124 18 34 L 4
53 Sun, Jan 30, 1972 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 99 109 18 35 L 5
54 Tue, Feb 1, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 106 115 18 36 L 6
55 Wed, Feb 2, 1972 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 133 108 19 36 W 1
56 Fri, Feb 4, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 118 113 20 36 W 2
57 Sat, Feb 5, 1972 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L OT 132 133 20 37 L 1
58 Wed, Feb 9, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks L 102 126 20 38 L 2
59 Fri, Feb 11, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 88 95 20 39 L 3
60 Sat, Feb 12, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 113 87 21 39 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 13, 1972 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 136 121 22 39 W 2
62 Tue, Feb 15, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 105 113 22 40 L 1
63 Fri, Feb 18, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 97 122 22 41 L 2
64 Sun, Feb 20, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 107 121 22 42 L 3
65 Tue, Feb 22, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W OT 135 134 23 42 W 1
66 Wed, Feb 23, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 96 97 23 43 L 1
67 Thu, Feb 24, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 106 116 23 44 L 2 at Oakland, CA
68 Sat, Feb 26, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 106 122 23 45 L 3
69 Tue, Feb 29, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 113 131 23 46 L 4
70 Wed, Mar 1, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 102 116 23 47 L 5
71 Fri, Mar 3, 1972 Box Score Boston Celtics L 96 125 23 48 L 6
72 Tue, Mar 7, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 121 129 23 49 L 7
73 Sun, Mar 12, 1972 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets L 97 102 23 50 L 8 at College Park, MD
74 Tue, Mar 14, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 116 129 23 51 L 9
75 Fri, Mar 17, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 121 112 24 51 W 1
76 Sat, Mar 18, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 103 116 24 52 L 1
77 Sun, Mar 19, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 107 115 24 53 L 2
78 Tue, Mar 21, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 120 117 25 53 W 1
79 Wed, Mar 22, 1972 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 130 135 25 54 L 1
80 Fri, Mar 24, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 112 105 26 54 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Mar 25, 1972 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 105 121 26 55 L 1
82 Sun, Mar 26, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 120 133 26 56 L 2