1975–76 Golden State Warriors season

Coming off their NBA Championship, the Warriors finished the 1975–76 season with a then franchise best 59–23 record.[1] The record would be surpassed when the team won the championship 39 years later.

1975–76 Golden State Warriors season
Division champions
Head coachAl Attles
ArenaOakland Coliseum Arena
Results
Record59–23 (.720)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishWest Finals
(Eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTVU
RadioKNBR

Offseason

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Joe Bryant F  United States La Salle
2 20 Gus Williams G  United States USC
3 40 Otis Johnson F  United States Stetson
3 51 Robert Hawkins G  United States Illinois State
4 69 Billy Taylor F  United States La Salle
5 87 Larry Pounds  United States Washington
6 105 Tony Styles  United States San Francisco
7 123 Stan Boyer F  United States Wyoming
8 141 Mike Rozenski  United States St. Mary's (CA)
9 157 Scott Trobbe  United States Stanford
10 171 Maurice Harper  United States St. Mary's (CA)

Roster

1975–76 Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 24 Barry, Rick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1944–03–28 Miami (FL)
F 42 Davis, Dwight 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1949–10–28 Houston
F 40 Dickey, Derrek 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1951–03–20 Cincinnati
G 15 Dudley, Charles 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1950–03–05 Washington
G 12 Hawkins, Robert 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1954–06–30 Illinois State
G 10 Johnson, Charles 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1949–03–31 California
C 52 Johnson, George 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1948–12–18 Dillard
G 23 Mullins, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1942–03–18 Duke
C 44 Ray, Clifford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1949–01–21 Oklahoma
G 20 Smith, Phil 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1952–04–22 San Francisco
F 41 Wilkes, Jamaal 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1953–05–02 UCLA
G 1 Williams, Gus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1953–10–10 Southern California
Head coach

Al Attles


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

Roster
Last transaction: 2015-05-10

Regular season

Record vs. opponents

1975–76 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCK LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–5 1–3 2–2 2–5 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 2–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–5
Boston 3–2 4–3 2–2 3–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 4–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–2
Buffalo 3–2 3–4 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–3
Chicago 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–4 1–4 1–3 1–6 3–2 3–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–3 1–4 2–3 0–4
Cleveland 5–2 2–3 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–4 1–3 2–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 3–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–2
Detroit 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–5 2–2 5–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–4 2–3 3–2 2–2
Golden State 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 3–1
Houston 5–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 3–4
Kansas City 2–2 2–2 0–4 6–1 3–1 2–5 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–5 2–3 1–3
Los Angeles 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 3–2 2–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–4 3–4 3–3 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–3 0–4 4–3 0–5 2–2 5–2 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2
New Orleans 4–2 1–4 1–4 2–2 3–4 3–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 1–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 4–3
New York 2–3 2–5 3–4 4–0 2–3 1–3 0–4 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 5–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 3–2
Philadelphia 3–2 3–4 4–3 4–0 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3
Phoenix 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–4 4–0 2–3 4–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 5–2 4–3 0–4
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–4 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–0 4–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–5 3–3 2–2
Seattle 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–3 3–4 2–2 3–2 3–3 3–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–4 3–3 1–3
Washington 5–1 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–4 2–2 1–3 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1

Postseason

In the playoffs, the Warriors returned to the Western Conference Finals by beating the Detroit Pistons in 6 games. In the Western Finals, the Warriors faced the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors had a 2 games to 1 lead. Game 4 went in overtime and the Warriors were unable to grab a 3–1 series lead. The Suns would rally to win the game 133–129. The Warriors would bounce back to take Game 5, but the Suns would win Games 6 & 7 to stun the defending Champions.[1]

West First Round

The Warriors had a first round bye.

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Warriors win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Golden State: Golden State 127, Detroit 103
  • Game 2 @ Golden State: Detroit 123, Golden State 111
  • Game 3 @ Detroit: Golden State 113, Detroit 96
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Detroit 106, Golden State 102
  • Game 5 @ Golden State: Golden State 128, Detroit 109
  • Game 6 @ Detroit: Golden State 118, Detroit 116 (OT)

Western Conference Finals

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (3) Phoenix Suns: Suns win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Golden State: Golden State 128, Phoenix 103
  • Game 2 @ Golden State: Phoenix 108, Golden State 101
  • Game 3 @ Phoenix: Golden State 99, Phoenix 91
  • Game 4 @ Phoenix: Phoenix 133, Golden State 129 (2OT)
  • Game 5 @ Golden State: Golden State 111, Phoenix 95
  • Game 6 @ Phoenix: Phoenix 105, Golden State 104
  • Game 7 @ Golden State: Phoenix 94, Golden State 86

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b Golden State Warriors (1962–Present)
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