1972-73

Record: 51-31
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Norm Van Lier, Gar Heard, Howard Porter, Bob Weiss, Bob Love, Jerry Sloan, Frank Russell, Jim King. (back row): Trainer Bob Biel, Head Coach Dick Motta, General Manager Pat Williams, Rowland Garrett, Clifford Ray, Dennis Awtrey, Chet Walker, Tom Boerwinkle, Assistant Coach Phil Johnson.

Team Leaders (avg)

23.1

Points


Bob Love

N/A

3pt FGs


10.9

Rebounds


Clifford Ray

7.1

Assists


Norm Van Lier

N/A

Steals


N/A

Blocks


Regular season

Third consecutive 50-plus win season ... Bulls sold to new group which included Lester Crown, Lamar Hunt, Philip Klutznick, Jonathan Kovler, George Steinbrenner and Arthur Wirtz ... Love had back-to-back 49-point performances in wins over Milwaukee (02/04/73) and Kansas City-Omaha (02/06/73).

Draft


First round, Ralph Simpson (Michigan State).

Playoffs


Made playoffs for sixth time in seven years ... Bulls knocked out of playoffs 4-3 by L.A. Lakers ... Bulls blew 90-83 lead in seventh game with 2:58 left and were outscored 12-2 in final minutes ... Pat Williams left in the summer of 1973 for Atlanta.

Honors


Love and Walker named to NBA West All-Star Team ... Love led team in scoring (23.1) ... Ray led team in rebounding (10.9).

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October 14th, 2015 | by Bulls.com