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1972-73 Detroit Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 40-42, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earl Lloyd (2-5), Ray Scott (38-37)

PTS/G: 110.3 (6th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.0 (10th of 17)
SRS: 0.53 (8th of 17) ▪ Pace: 111.5 (8th of 17)
Off Rtg: 98.4 (6th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 98.2 (10th of 17)
Expected W-L: 42-40 (8th of 17)

Arena: Cobo Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Oct 11, 1972 Box Score Boston Celtics L 108 121 0 1 L 1
2 Fri, Oct 13, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 100 91 1 1 W 1
3 Sat, Oct 14, 1972 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings L 101 113 1 2 L 1
4 Fri, Oct 20, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 86 109 1 3 L 2
5 Sat, Oct 21, 1972 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 103 96 2 3 W 1
6 Wed, Oct 25, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets L 105 115 2 4 L 1
7 Fri, Oct 27, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 118 130 2 5 L 2
8 Sun, Oct 29, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 119 111 3 5 W 1
9 Tue, Oct 31, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 104 112 3 6 L 1
10 Wed, Nov 1, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 116 106 4 6 W 1
11 Fri, Nov 3, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 107 116 4 7 L 1
12 Sat, Nov 4, 1972 Box Score N Houston Rockets L 108 118 4 8 L 2 at San Antonio, TX
13 Fri, Nov 10, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 121 96 5 8 W 1
14 Sat, Nov 11, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 118 121 5 9 L 1
15 Wed, Nov 15, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 99 110 5 10 L 2
16 Fri, Nov 17, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 109 96 6 10 W 1
17 Tue, Nov 21, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W OT 113 110 7 10 W 2
18 Thu, Nov 23, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 122 128 7 11 L 1
19 Fri, Nov 24, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 123 140 7 12 L 2
20 Sun, Nov 26, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 96 103 7 13 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 28, 1972 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 120 116 8 13 W 1
22 Thu, Nov 30, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 127 116 9 13 W 2
23 Fri, Dec 1, 1972 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 114 113 10 13 W 3
24 Tue, Dec 5, 1972 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 108 130 10 14 L 1
25 Wed, Dec 6, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 114 105 11 14 W 1
26 Fri, Dec 8, 1972 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 113 100 12 14 W 2
27 Sat, Dec 9, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 107 103 13 14 W 3
28 Wed, Dec 13, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 107 110 13 15 L 1
29 Fri, Dec 15, 1972 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings L OT 132 140 13 16 L 2 at Omaha, NE
30 Sat, Dec 16, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets L 112 123 13 17 L 3
31 Wed, Dec 20, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 141 113 14 17 W 1
32 Fri, Dec 22, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 109 97 15 17 W 2
33 Sat, Dec 23, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 97 104 15 18 L 1
34 Mon, Dec 25, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 110 113 15 19 L 2
35 Tue, Dec 26, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 112 105 16 19 W 1
36 Thu, Dec 28, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 91 115 16 20 L 1
37 Fri, Dec 29, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks L 94 99 16 21 L 2
38 Wed, Jan 3, 1973 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 119 105 17 21 W 1
39 Fri, Jan 5, 1973 Box Score @ Kansas City-Omaha Kings L 100 103 17 22 L 1
40 Sat, Jan 6, 1973 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 111 116 17 23 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 7, 1973 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 101 96 18 23 W 1
42 Tue, Jan 9, 1973 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 98 105 18 24 L 1
43 Wed, Jan 10, 1973 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 121 123 18 25 L 2
44 Fri, Jan 12, 1973 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 104 113 18 26 L 3
45 Mon, Jan 15, 1973 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 112 101 19 26 W 1
46 Tue, Jan 16, 1973 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L OT 129 130 19 27 L 1
47 Wed, Jan 17, 1973 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 104 106 19 28 L 2
48 Fri, Jan 19, 1973 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 98 108 19 29 L 3
49 Sat, Jan 20, 1973 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 112 92 20 29 W 1
50 Fri, Jan 26, 1973 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 105 117 20 30 L 1
51 Sun, Jan 28, 1973 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 105 110 20 31 L 2
52 Tue, Jan 30, 1973 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 126 123 21 31 W 1
53 Wed, Jan 31, 1973 Box Score New York Knicks W 94 91 22 31 W 2
54 Fri, Feb 2, 1973 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 114 104 23 31 W 3
55 Tue, Feb 6, 1973 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 107 105 24 31 W 4
56 Wed, Feb 7, 1973 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 113 107 25 31 W 5
57 Fri, Feb 9, 1973 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 104 95 26 31 W 6
58 Sat, Feb 10, 1973 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 93 107 26 32 L 1
59 Tue, Feb 13, 1973 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 96 110 26 33 L 2
60 Fri, Feb 16, 1973 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 106 119 26 34 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 17, 1973 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 104 106 26 35 L 4
62 Sun, Feb 18, 1973 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 144 100 27 35 W 1
63 Wed, Feb 21, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 106 98 28 35 W 2
64 Fri, Feb 23, 1973 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 107 105 29 35 W 3
65 Sun, Feb 25, 1973 Box Score Houston Rockets W 129 112 30 35 W 4
66 Tue, Feb 27, 1973 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 114 100 31 35 W 5
67 Fri, Mar 2, 1973 Box Score Boston Celtics L 101 115 31 36 L 1
68 Sat, Mar 3, 1973 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 113 115 31 37 L 2
69 Sun, Mar 4, 1973 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 113 109 32 37 W 1
70 Tue, Mar 6, 1973 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 93 108 32 38 L 1
71 Sat, Mar 10, 1973 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 117 110 33 38 W 1
72 Sun, Mar 11, 1973 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 117 141 33 39 L 1
73 Wed, Mar 14, 1973 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 112 121 33 40 L 2
74 Fri, Mar 16, 1973 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 121 100 34 40 W 1
75 Sat, Mar 17, 1973 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 99 97 35 40 W 2
76 Sun, Mar 18, 1973 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 107 119 35 41 L 1
77 Mon, Mar 19, 1973 Box Score N Milwaukee Bucks L 99 118 35 42 L 2 at Madison, WI
78 Wed, Mar 21, 1973 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 122 109 36 42 W 1
79 Sat, Mar 24, 1973 Box Score Kansas City-Omaha Kings W 110 98 37 42 W 2
80 Sun, Mar 25, 1973 Box Score N Philadelphia 76ers W 115 96 38 42 W 3 at Pittsburgh, PA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Tue, Mar 27, 1973 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 112 98 39 42 W 4
82 Wed, Mar 28, 1973 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W OT 131 119 40 42 W 5