1946–47 Philadelphia Warriors season

The 1946–47 BAA season was the first season of the Philadelphia Warriors in the BAA (which later became the NBA).[1] The Warriors finished the season winning their first Championship.

1946–47 Philadelphia Warriors season
NBA champions
Head coachEdward Gottlieb
ArenaPhiladelphia Arena
Results
Record35–25 (.583)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishBAA champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWCAU

Roster

Philadelphia Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 12 Dallmar, Howie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1922-05-24 Stanford
G 6 Fleishman, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1922-02-14 NYU
F 10 Fulks, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1921-10-26 Murray State
F 14 Guokas, Matt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1915-11-11 Saint Joseph's
C 18 Hillhouse, Art 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1916-06-12 LIU Brooklyn
G/F 9 Kaplowitz, Ralph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1919-05-18 NYU
G 5 Musi, Angelo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 145 lb (66 kg) 1918-07-25 Temple
G 15 Rosenberg, Petey 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1918-04-07 Saint Joseph's
G 7 Rullo, Jerry 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1923-06-23 Temple
G 8 Senesky, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1922-04-04 Saint Joseph's
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

# Eastern Division
Team W L PCT GB
1 x-Washington Capitols 49 11 .817
2 x-Philadelphia Warriors 35 25 .583 14
3 x-New York Knicks 33 27 .550 16
4 Providence Steamrollers 28 32 .467 21
5 Boston Celtics 22 38 .367 27
6 Toronto Huskies 22 38 .367 27

Record vs. opponents

1946-47 BAA Records
Team BOS CHI CLE DET NYK PHI PIT PRO STL TOR WAS
Boston 0–6 2–4 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–1 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5
Chicago 6–0 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 3–3 3–4 4–2 1–5
Cleveland 4–2 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 1–5
Detroit 3–3 3–3 2–4 1–5 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–6 3–3 1–5
New York 2–4 3–3 2-4 5–1 2–4 6–0 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–4
Philadelphia 5–1 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–3 5–1 1–5
Pittsburgh 1–5 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–5 3–3 1–5 3–3 1–5
Providence 5–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 3–3 0–6
St. Louis 5–1 4–3 5–1 6–0 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–2 2–4 2–4
Toronto 2–4 2–4 0–6 3–3 3–3 1–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 1–5
Washington 5–1 5–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 6–0 4–2 5–1

Game log

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 7 Pittsburgh 81–75 Joe Fulks (25) 1–0
2 November 14 Washington 68–65 Joe Fulks (19) 2–0
3 November 19 St. Louis 63–66 Joe Fulks (24) 2–1
4 November 21 Chicago 63–65 Fred Sheffield (14) 2–2
5 November 26 Boston 66–54 Angelo Musi (16) 3–2
6 November 28 Detroit 55–68 Fulks, Rosenberg (14) 3–3
7 November 30 @ New York 60–64 (OT) Joe Fulks (26) 3–4
8 December 3 Providence 76–68 Joe Fulks (37) 4–4
9 December 5 New York 62–51 Angelo Musi (20) 5–4
10 December 7 @ St. Louis 57–47 Joe Fulks (18) 6–4
11 December 8 @ Cleveland 66–72 Joe Fulks (25) 6–5
12 December 10 @ Toronto 85–73 Joe Fulks (29) 7–5
13 December 12 Washington 49–64 Joe Fulks (17) 7–6
14 December 14 @ Boston 65–77 Joe Fulks (28) 7–7
15 December 17 Detroit 57–49 Angelo Musi (14) 8–7
16 December 19 Cleveland 58–44 Joe Fulks (26) 9–7
17 December 21 @ Washington 56–68 Joe Fulks (29) 9–8
18 December 26 Pittsburgh 53–46 Joe Fulks (22) 10–8
19 December 27 @ Boston 63–60 Joe Fulks (25) 11–8
20 December 29 @ St. Louis 68–75 Joe Fulks (29) 11–9
21 December 30 @ Pittsburgh 62–60 Joe Fulks (19) 12–9
22 January 2 Providence 84–72 Joe Fulks (35) 13–9
23 January 4 @ Providence 74–78 Joe Fulks (31) 13–10
24 January 8 @ Pittsburgh 63–67 Joe Fulks (19) 13–11
25 January 9 Toronto 74–55 Joe Fulks (35) 14–11
26 January 11 @ Detroit 56–58 Joe Fulks (20) 14–12
27 January 12 @ Chicago 72–75 Joe Fulks (32) 14–13
28 January 14 @ Toronto 104–74 Joe Fulks (41) 15–13
29 January 16 Chicago 78–84 Joe Fulks (36) 15–14
30 January 21 Boston 59–43 Joe Fulks (22) 16–14
31 January 22 @ Washington 55–57 Joe Fulks (20) 16–15
32 January 23 Cleveland 83–78 Joe Fulks (28) 17–15
33 January 25 @ Detroit 61–55 Joe Fulks (23) 18–15
34 January 26 @ Chicago 57–63 Joe Fulks (19) 18–16
35 January 30 New York 65–58 Joe Fulks (18) 19–16
36 February 1 @ New York 71–63 Joe Fulks (31) 20–16
37 February 3 @ Boston 61–55 Howie Dallmar (22) 21–16
38 February 4 Providence 75–68 Joe Fulks (19) 22–16
39 February 6 Toronto 79–61 Joe Fulks (37) 23–16
40 February 8 @ Providence 58–67 Howie Dallmar (19) 23–17
41 February 11 St. Louis 75–59 Joe Fulks (25) 24–17
42 February 13 Cleveland 61–48 Joe Fulks (19) 25–17
43 February 15 @ Washington 60–70 Joe Fulks (18) 25–18
44 February 16 @ Cleveland 71–75 Joe Fulks (23) 25–19
45 February 20 Pittsburgh 78–66 Joe Fulks (34) 26–19
46 February 23 @ St. Louis 66–71 Angelo Musi (22) 26–20
47 February 24 @ Pittsburgh 69–67 Joe Fulks (22) 27–20
48 February 26 St. Louis 75–65 Joe Fulks (25) 28–20
49 February 28 @ Toronto 69–77 Joe Fulks (23) 28–21
50 March 2 @ Cleveland 69–72 Joe Fulks (21) 28–22
51 March 3 Toronto 76–66 Joe Fulks (25) 29–22
52 March 6 New York 59–61 Joe Fulks (20) 29–23
53 March 11 Washington 77–80 Art Hillhouse (20) 29–24
54 March 13 Boston 81–57 Joe Fulks (25) 30–24
55 March 14 @ Chicago 67–70 Dallmar, Fulks (18) 30–25
56 March 16 @ Detroit 67–61 Joe Fulks (16) 31–25
57 March 20 Detroit 77–75 Joe Fulks (15) 32–25
58 March 22 @ Providence 103–82 Joe Fulks (24) 33–25
59 March 27 Chicago 80–73 Joe Fulks (34) 34–25
60 March 30 @ New York 76–72 Art Hillhouse (18) 35–25

Playoffs

First Round

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (W2) St. Louis Bombers: Warriors win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 73, St. Louis 68
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 73, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: Philadelphia 75, St. Louis 59

BAA Semifinals

(E2) Philadelphia Warriors vs. (E3) New York Knicks: Warriors win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 82, New York 70
  • Game 2 @ New York: Philadelphia 72, New York 53

BAA Finals

Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Stags: Warriors win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 84, Chicago 71
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 85, Chicago 74
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Philadelphia 75, Chicago 72
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Chicago 74, Philadelphia 73
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 83, Chicago 80

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season

Bold – Leaders (Qualified)
* – Recorded statistics when playing for Philadelphia

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Howie Dallmar 60 .280 .640 1.7 8.8
Jerry Fleishman 59 .261 .543 .7 4.5
Joe Fulks 60 .305 .730 .4 23.2
Matt Guokas 47 .269 .553 .2 1.7
Art Hillhouse 60 .291 .723 .7 6.0
Ralph Kaplowitz* 30 .291 .738 .4 7.0
John Murphy* 11 .200 .667 .0 .7
Angelo Musi 60 .281 .829 .4 9.4
Petey Rosenberg 51 .209 .612 .5 2.9
Jerry Rullo 50 .299 .489 .4 2.5
George Senesky 58 .267 .661 .6 6.3
Fred Sheffield* 22 .199 .615 .2 3.4

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Howie Dallmar 10 .250 .750 1.6 8.2
Jerry Fleishman 9 .314 .722 .3 6.3
Joe Fulks 10 .288 .787 .3 22.2
Matt Guokas 8 .111 .400 .0 0.5
Art Hillhouse 10 .264 .848 .8 8.7
Ralph Kaplowitz 10 .224 .815 .6 6.6
Angelo Musi 10 .300 .724 .5 11.7
Petey Rosenberg 9 .083 .000 .3 0.2
Jerry Rullo 7 .231 1.000 .0 1.0
George Senesky 10 .317 .808 .8 10.9

Transactions

Purchases

Player Date bought Previous team
Ralph Kaplowitz[2] January 16, 1947 New York Knicks

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ 1946–47 Philadelphia Warriors
  2. ^ "1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors Transactions". Basketball Reference. Accessed on June 29, 2017.
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