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1978-79 Milwaukee Bucks Roster and Stats

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Record: 38-44, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Nelson (38-44)

PTS/G: 114.1 (4th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.8 (15th of 22)
SRS: 2.12 (7th of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (8th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.0 (6th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.0 (13th of 22)
Expected W-L: 47-35 (7th of 22)

Arena: MECCA Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 December 27, 1954 1 Indiana University
12 Del Beshore PG 5-11 165 November 29, 1956 R California University of Pennslyvania
2 Junior Bridgeman SG 6-5 210 September 17, 1953 3 University of Louisville
21 Quinn Buckner PG 6-3 190 August 20, 1954 2 Indiana University
40 John Gianelli C 6-10 220 June 10, 1950 6 University of the Pacific
20 Ernie Grunfeld SF 6-6 210 April 24, 1955 1 University of Tennessee
30 Otis Howard PF 6-7 220 November 5, 1956 R Austin Peay State University
24 George Johnson PF 6-7 210 December 8, 1956 R St. John's University
8 Marques Johnson SF 6-7 218 February 8, 1956 1 University of California, Los Angeles
18 Kevin Restani PF 6-9 225 December 23, 1951 4 University of San Francisco
5 Sam Smith SF 6-4 200 January 8, 1955 R University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4 Norm Van Lier PG 6-1 173 April 1, 1947 9 Saint Francis University
11 Lloyd Walton PG 6-0 160 November 23, 1953 2 Marquette University
32 Brian Winters SG 6-4 185 March 1, 1952 4 University of South Carolina

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 82 19880 3906 7773 .503 3906 7773 .503 1541 2021 .762 1157 2370 3527 2562 862 435 1574 2106 9353 114.1
Lg Rank 1 2 3 4 20 21 10 17 19 18 1 2 9 8 8 4 4
Opponent 82 19880 3676 7505 .490 3676 7505 .490 1819 2415 .753 1229 2437 3666 2301 763 462 1748 1928 9171 111.8
Lg Rank 1 12 10 15 15 15 12 13 7 10 22 15 15 5 3 15 15

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 47 35 2.22 -0.10 2.12 106.0 104.0 106.5 .260 .503 15.4 32.2 .198 .490 16.9 65.9 .242 MECCA Arena
Lg Rank 7 7 7 14 7 6 13 8 21 4 7 12 20 15 5 17 15

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Marques Johnson 22 77 2779 820 1491 .550 820 1491 .550 332 437 .760 212 374 586 234 116 89 170 186 1972
2 Brian Winters 26 79 2575 662 1343 .493 662 1343 .493 237 277 .856 48 129 177 383 83 40 257 243 1561
3 Kent Benson 24 82 2132 413 798 .518 413 798 .518 180 245 .735 187 397 584 204 89 81 156 280 1006
4 John Gianelli 28 82 2057 256 527 .486 256 527 .486 72 102 .706 122 286 408 160 44 57 106 196 584
5 Junior Bridgeman 25 82 1963 540 1067 .506 540 1067 .506 189 228 .829 113 184 297 163 88 41 138 184 1269
6 Ernie Grunfeld 23 82 1778 326 661 .493 326 661 .493 191 251 .761 124 236 360 216 58 15 141 220 843
7 Quinn Buckner 24 81 1757 251 553 .454 251 553 .454 79 125 .632 57 153 210 468 156 17 208 224 581
8 Kevin Restani 27 81 1598 262 529 .495 262 529 .495 51 73 .699 141 244 385 122 30 27 96 155 575
9 Lloyd Walton 25 75 1381 157 327 .480 157 327 .480 61 90 .678 34 70 104 356 72 9 123 103 375
10 George Johnson 22 67 1157 165 342 .482 165 342 .482 84 117 .718 106 254 360 81 75 49 100 187 414
11 Norm Van Lier 31 38 555 30 77 .390 30 77 .390 47 52 .904 8 32 40 158 43 3 49 108 107
12 Sam Smith 24 16 125 19 47 .404 19 47 .404 18 24 .750 0 9 9 16 8 7 8 12 56
13 Otis Howard 22 3 22 5 11 .455 5 11 .455 0 0 5 2 7 1 0 0 2 8 10
14 Del Beshore 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Marques Johnson 22 77 36.1 10.6 19.4 .550 10.6 19.4 .550 4.3 5.7 .760 2.8 4.9 7.6 3.0 1.5 1.2 2.2 2.4 25.6
2 Brian Winters 26 79 32.6 8.4 17.0 .493 8.4 17.0 .493 3.0 3.5 .856 0.6 1.6 2.2 4.8 1.1 0.5 3.3 3.1 19.8
3 Kent Benson 24 82 26.0 5.0 9.7 .518 5.0 9.7 .518 2.2 3.0 .735 2.3 4.8 7.1 2.5 1.1 1.0 1.9 3.4 12.3
4 John Gianelli 28 82 25.1 3.1 6.4 .486 3.1 6.4 .486 0.9 1.2 .706 1.5 3.5 5.0 2.0 0.5 0.7 1.3 2.4 7.1
5 Junior Bridgeman 25 82 23.9 6.6 13.0 .506 6.6 13.0 .506 2.3 2.8 .829 1.4 2.2 3.6 2.0 1.1 0.5 1.7 2.2 15.5
6 Ernie Grunfeld 23 82 21.7 4.0 8.1 .493 4.0 8.1 .493 2.3 3.1 .761 1.5 2.9 4.4 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.7 2.7 10.3
7 Quinn Buckner 24 81 21.7 3.1 6.8 .454 3.1 6.8 .454 1.0 1.5 .632 0.7 1.9 2.6 5.8 1.9 0.2 2.6 2.8 7.2
8 Kevin Restani 27 81 19.7 3.2 6.5 .495 3.2 6.5 .495 0.6 0.9 .699 1.7 3.0 4.8 1.5 0.4 0.3 1.2 1.9 7.1
9 Lloyd Walton 25 75 18.4 2.1 4.4 .480 2.1 4.4 .480 0.8 1.2 .678 0.5 0.9 1.4 4.7 1.0 0.1 1.6 1.4 5.0
10 George Johnson 22 67 17.3 2.5 5.1 .482 2.5 5.1 .482 1.3 1.7 .718 1.6 3.8 5.4 1.2 1.1 0.7 1.5 2.8 6.2
11 Norm Van Lier 31 38 14.6 0.8 2.0 .390 0.8 2.0 .390 1.2 1.4 .904 0.2 0.8 1.1 4.2 1.1 0.1 1.3 2.8 2.8
12 Sam Smith 24 16 7.8 1.2 2.9 .404 1.2 2.9 .404 1.1 1.5 .750 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.8 3.5
13 Otis Howard 22 3 7.3 1.7 3.7 .455 1.7 3.7 .455 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.7 2.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.7 3.3
14 Del Beshore 22 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Marques Johnson 22 77 2779 10.6 19.3 .550 10.6 19.3 .550 4.3 5.7 .760 2.7 4.8 7.6 3.0 1.5 1.2 2.2 2.4 25.5
2 Brian Winters 26 79 2575 9.3 18.8 .493 9.3 18.8 .493 3.3 3.9 .856 0.7 1.8 2.5 5.4 1.2 0.6 3.6 3.4 21.8
3 Kent Benson 24 82 2132 7.0 13.5 .518 7.0 13.5 .518 3.0 4.1 .735 3.2 6.7 9.9 3.4 1.5 1.4 2.6 4.7 17.0
4 John Gianelli 28 82 2057 4.5 9.2 .486 4.5 9.2 .486 1.3 1.8 .706 2.1 5.0 7.1 2.8 0.8 1.0 1.9 3.4 10.2
5 Junior Bridgeman 25 82 1963 9.9 19.6 .506 9.9 19.6 .506 3.5 4.2 .829 2.1 3.4 5.4 3.0 1.6 0.8 2.5 3.4 23.3
6 Ernie Grunfeld 23 82 1778 6.6 13.4 .493 6.6 13.4 .493 3.9 5.1 .761 2.5 4.8 7.3 4.4 1.2 0.3 2.9 4.5 17.1
7 Quinn Buckner 24 81 1757 5.1 11.3 .454 5.1 11.3 .454 1.6 2.6 .632 1.2 3.1 4.3 9.6 3.2 0.3 4.3 4.6 11.9
8 Kevin Restani 27 81 1598 5.9 11.9 .495 5.9 11.9 .495 1.1 1.6 .699 3.2 5.5 8.7 2.7 0.7 0.6 2.2 3.5 13.0
9 Lloyd Walton 25 75 1381 4.1 8.5 .480 4.1 8.5 .480 1.6 2.3 .678 0.9 1.8 2.7 9.3 1.9 0.2 3.2 2.7 9.8
10 George Johnson 22 67 1157 5.1 10.6 .482 5.1 10.6 .482 2.6 3.6 .718 3.3 7.9 11.2 2.5 2.3 1.5 3.1 5.8 12.9
11 Norm Van Lier 31 38 555 1.9 5.0 .390 1.9 5.0 .390 3.0 3.4 .904 0.5 2.1 2.6 10.2 2.8 0.2 3.2 7.0 6.9
12 Sam Smith 24 16 125 5.5 13.5 .404 5.5 13.5 .404 5.2 6.9 .750 0.0 2.6 2.6 4.6 2.3 2.0 2.3 3.5 16.1
13 Otis Howard 22 3 22 8.2 18.0 .455 8.2 18.0 .455 0.0 0.0 8.2 3.3 11.5 1.6 0.0 0.0 3.3 13.1 16.4
14 Del Beshore 22 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Marques Johnson 22 77 2779 23.9 .586 .550 .293 8.4 14.9 11.7 12.3 1.9 1.7 9.2 25.9 117 103 9.2 3.0 12.2 .211
2 Brian Winters 26 79 2575 15.6 .533 .493 .206 2.1 5.5 3.8 20.5 1.5 0.8 14.9 26.0 102 108 2.7 1.5 4.2 .078
3 Kent Benson 24 82 2132 17.3 .555 .518 .307 9.7 20.6 15.1 12.1 1.9 2.0 14.7 19.3 109 101 3.5 2.9 6.4 .143
4 John Gianelli 28 82 2057 10.3 .511 .486 .194 6.6 15.4 11.0 9.1 1.0 1.5 15.6 12.8 103 105 1.2 1.8 3.0 .070
5 Junior Bridgeman 25 82 1963 18.8 .544 .506 .214 6.4 10.4 8.4 11.7 2.0 1.1 10.6 25.8 108 105 3.7 1.8 5.5 .134
6 Ernie Grunfeld 23 82 1778 15.2 .546 .493 .380 7.7 14.7 11.2 15.2 1.5 0.4 15.5 19.9 108 105 2.8 1.6 4.3 .117
7 Quinn Buckner 24 81 1757 13.6 .478 .454 .226 3.6 9.6 6.6 31.7 4.0 0.5 25.5 18.0 94 101 -0.4 2.4 2.0 .055
8 Kevin Restani 27 81 1598 12.1 .512 .495 .138 9.8 16.9 13.3 9.3 0.8 0.9 14.6 16.0 103 105 1.3 1.3 2.6 .078
9 Lloyd Walton 25 75 1381 12.4 .511 .480 .275 2.7 5.6 4.2 29.7 2.3 0.3 25.1 13.8 102 106 0.9 1.0 1.9 .067
10 George Johnson 22 67 1157 14.0 .526 .482 .342 10.1 24.3 17.2 8.3 2.9 2.2 20.3 16.6 99 98 0.4 2.0 2.5 .102
11 Norm Van Lier 31 38 555 11.0 .536 .390 .675 1.6 6.4 4.0 30.7 3.5 0.3 32.9 10.4 106 103 0.5 0.6 1.1 .093
12 Sam Smith 24 16 125 14.2 .486 .404 .511 0.0 8.0 4.0 15.4 2.9 3.0 12.2 20.4 101 102 0.1 0.2 0.2 .090
13 Otis Howard 22 3 22 8.0 .455 .455 .000 25.1 10.0 17.6 6.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 23.0 96 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 .024
14 Del Beshore 22 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 113 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.004