1960–61 Detroit Pistons season

The 1960-61 NBA season was the Pistons' 13th season in the NBA and fourth season in the city of Detroit.[1]

1960–61 Detroit Pistons season
Head coachDick McGuire
ArenaDetroit Olympia
Results
Record34–45 (.430)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Division Semifinals
(eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

Regular season

Season standings

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 51 28 .646 29–5 15–20 7–3 25–14
x-Los Angeles Lakers 36 43 .456 15 16–12 8–20 12–11 19–20
x-Detroit Pistons 34 45 .430 17 20–11 3–19 11–15 18–21
Cincinnati Royals 33 46 .418 18 18–13 8–19 7–14 16–23
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1960-61 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 7–3 8–2 8–2 10–3 8–5 6–4 10–3
Cincinnati 3–7 2–11 8–5 8–2 2–8 6–7 4–6
Detroit 2–8 11–2 4–9 5–5 5–5 3–10 4–6
Los Angeles 2–8 5–8 9–4 7–3 2–8 5–8 6–4
New York 3–10 2–8 5–5 3–7 2–11 1–9 5–8
Philadelphia 5–8 8–2 5–5 8–2 11–2 3–7 6–7
St. Louis 4–6 7–6 10–3 8–5 9–1 7–3 6–4
Syracuse 3–10 6–4 6–4 4–6 8–5 7–6 4–6

Playoffs

West Division Semifinals

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Lakers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 120, Detroit 102
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 127, Detroit 118
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Detroit 124, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 123, Los Angeles 114
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 137, Detroit 120

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ 1960–61 Detroit Pistons
1961 in Michigan

Events from the year 1961 in Michigan.

The top stories in Michigan in 1961, as selected by Associated Press newspaper, radio, and television editors, were as follows: (1) the opening of the state's Constitutional Convention; (2) the negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and automobile manufacturers; (3) the Detroit Tigers' bid for the American League pennant with 101 wins during the 1961 season; (4) the Republican party's victory in an October 1961 election for control of the Constitutional Convention; (5) the November 7 election of Jerome Cavanagh, a 33-year-old attorney, over the incumbent, Louis Miriani, as Mayor of Detroit; (6) Chrysler Corporation's legal troubles arising from the removal of William Newberg as president and the ouster of L. L. Colbert as CEO; (7) "Tractors for Freedom", a Detroit-based campaign led by Walter Reuther, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Milton S. Eisenhower that raised money in May and June 1961 in an effort to trade 500 tractors to Cuba in exchange for the freedom of 1,214 rebel prisoners captured at the Bay of Pigs Invasion; (8) the proposal to create a national recreation area at Sleeping Bear Dunes; (9) the failed prosecution and trial of Gordon Watson and Nelle Lassiter for the murder of her husband, Parvin "Bill" Lassiter; and (10) the closure by Norge, a division of Borg-Warner, of its factory in Muskegon Heights and relocation of manufacturing operations Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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