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1972–73 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1972–73 Cleveland Cavaliers season

Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Bill Fitch
Arena Cleveland Arena
Results
Record 32–50 (.390)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Local media
Television WEWS
Radio WERE (1300 AM)

The 1972-73 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the third season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 32-50 record, finishing last in the Central Division and 6th Eastern Conference. This was the 2nd consecutive year with a total win increase. Lenny Wilkens led the team in assists and was named an All-Star.

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Offseason

Free Agents

Trades

August 23: Guard Lenny Wilkens and forward Barry Clemens obtained from the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for guard Butch Beard.

September 21: Cavaliers trade the rights to 1971 second-round draft choice Steve Hawes to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a future undisclosed draft choice.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team

Roster

Regular Depth Chart

Player Salaries

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB Home Away Neutral Div.
Baltimore Bullets 52 30 .634 - 24-9 21-17 7-4 17-5
Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 6 28-13 17-23 1-0 10-12
Houston Rockets 33 49 .402 19 14-14 10-28 9-7 9-13
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 20 20-21 10-27 2-2 8-14
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Game log

November

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
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December

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# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

January

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# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

February

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

March

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# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

April

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

Player stats

Note: GP= Games played; GS = Games started; MIN= Minutes; FG% = field goal %, FT% = free throw %, 3FG% = 3 point % STL= Steals; BLK = Blocks; AST = Assists; REB = Rebounds; PTS = Points

Regular Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Awards

Records

Milestones

All-Star

Transactions

Trades

Free Agents

Development League

References

  1. ^ 1972-73 NBA Season Summary - Basketball-Reference.com
  • Cleveland Cavaliers on Database Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers on Basketball Reference
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