1973-74

Record: 54-28
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Howard Porter, Norm Van Lier, Bob Weiss, Jerry Sloan, Rowland Garrett, Rick Adelman. (back row): Head Coach Dick Motta, Chet Walker, Clifford Ray, Tom Boerwinkle, Dennis Awtrey, John Hummer, Bob Love, Trainer Bob Biel.

Team Leaders (avg)

21.8

Points


Bob Love

N/A

3pt FGs


12.2

Rebounds


Clifford Ray

6.9

Assists


Norm Van Lier

2.38

Steals


Jerry Sloan

2.16

Blocks


Clifford Ray

Regular season

Fourth consecutive 50-plus win season ... best start in franchise history (13-2) ... won 12 straight between 10/13/73 and 11/13/73 ... streak halted at Phoenix (11/13/73) ... defeated Cleveland 104-98 for team-record 32nd home victory (03/26/74).

Draft


First round, Kevin Kunnert (Iowa). Kunnert traded to Buffalo before signing along with Garfield Heard for forward John Hummer and a draft choice.

Playoffs


Made playoffs for seventh time in eight years ... Sloan injured in sixth playoff game vs. Detroit and missed seventh game, but Bulls defeated Pistons for first playoff series win (4-3) ... eliminated 4-0 by Milwaukee.

Honors


Van Lier and Walker named to NBA West All-Star Team ... Van Lier also named to All-Defensive First Team and All-NBA Second Team ... Sloan picked to All-Defensive First Team ... Love named All Defensive Second Team ... Love led team in scoring (21.8) ... Ray led team in rebounding (12.2).

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