1967–68 San Francisco Warriors season

The 1967–68 NBA season was the Warriors' 22nd season in the NBA and 6th in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors entered the season hoping to improve upon their previous season output of 44-37.[1] They failed to do so, finishing the season with a 43-39 record, but they still made the playoffs.[2]

1967–68 San Francisco Warriors season
Head coachBill Sharman
ArenaCow Palace
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Division Finals
(eliminated 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKRON-TV
RadioKSFO
< 1966–67 1968–69 >

RosterEdit

Roster listing
San Francisco Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 16   Attles, Al 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina A&T
F 31   Ellis, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) San Francisco
F 44   Hetzel, Fred 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Davidson
G 21   King, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Tulsa
F 35   LaRusso, Rudy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Dartmouth
F 47   Lattin, Dave 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UTEP
F/C 43   Lee, Clyde 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Vanderbilt
G/F 9   Lee, George 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan
G 15   Lewis, Bobby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina
G 23   Mullins, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
F/C 42   Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Bowling Green
F 22   Turner, Bill 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Akron
G 11   Warlick, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Pepperdine
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 56 26 .683 25–7 22–13 9–6 31–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 52 30 .634 4 30–11 18–19 4–0 28–12
x-San Francisco Warriors 43 39 .524 13 27–14 16–23 0–2 24–16
x-Chicago Bulls 29 53 .354 27 11–22 12–24 6–7 11–29
Seattle SuperSonics 23 59 .280 33 10–21 7–24 6–14 15–25
San Diego Rockets 15 67 .183 41 8–33 4–26 3–8 11–29
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1967-68 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK PHI SDR SFW SEA STL
Baltimore 3–5 2–5 5–3 4–4 3–4 3–5 0–8 7–0 2–5 5–2 2–5
Boston 5–3 5–2 3–5 6–2 4–3 6–2 4–4 7–0 4–3 6–1 4–3
Chicago 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 1–7 2–5 1–6 4–4 2–6 3–5 1–7
Cincinnati 3–5 5–3 2–5 4–4 1–6 3–5 3–5 7–0 4–3 6–1 1–6
Detroit 4–4 2–6 4–3 4–4 2–5 4–4 1–7 5–2 4–3 6–1 4–3
Los Angeles 4–3 3–4 7–1 6–1 5–2 4–3 2–5 7–1 4–4 4–4 6–2
New York 5–3 2–6 5–2 5–3 4–4 3–4 3–5 6–1 5–2 4–3 1–6
Philadelphia 8–0 4–4 6–1 5–3 7–1 5–2 5–3 6–1 4–3 7–0 5–2
San Diego 0–7 0–7 4–4 0–7 2–5 1–7 1–6 1–6 2–6 3–5 1–7
San Francisco 5–2 3–4 6–2 3–4 3–4 4–4 2–5 3–4 6–2 7–1 1–7
Seattle 2–5 1–6 5–3 1–6 1–6 4–4 3–4 0–7 5–3 1–7 0–8
St. Louis 5–2 3–4 7–1 6–1 3–4 2–6 6–1 2–5 7–1 7–1 8–0

PlayoffsEdit

1968 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 22 @ St. Louis W 111–106 Jeff Mullins (29) Rudy LaRusso (17) Al Attles (7) Kiel Auditorium
5,018
1–0
2 March 23 @ St. Louis L 103–111 Jeff Mullins (33) Clyde Lee (10) Al Attles (7) Kiel Auditorium
5,810
1–1
3 March 26 St. Louis W 124–109 Jeff Mullins (33) Clyde Lee (22) Al Attles (7) Cow Palace
5,136
2–1
4 March 29 St. Louis W 108–107 Jeff Mullins (35) Clyde Lee (12) Al Attles (12) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
12,325
3–1
5 March 31 @ St. Louis L 103–129 Bob Warlick (21) Fred Hetzel (9) Jim King (6) Kiel Auditorium
4,118
3–2
6 April 2 St. Louis W 111–106 Rudy LaRusso (30) Rudy LaRusso (13) Al Attles (9) Cow Palace
12,905
4–2
Division Finals: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 5 @ Los Angeles L 105–133 Jeff Mullins (29) Clyde Lee (18) Jeff Mullins (5) The Forum
10,319
0–1
2 April 10 @ Los Angeles L 112–115 Fred Hetzel (36) Rudy LaRusso (15) Al Attles (9) The Forum
11,270
0–2
3 April 11 Los Angeles L 124–128 Fred Hetzel (27) Rudy LaRusso (13) Jeff Mullins (7) Cow Palace
9,232
0–3
4 April 13 Los Angeles L 100–106 Fred Hetzel (27) Cow Palace
9,623
0–4
1968 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit