1967–68 St. Louis Hawks season

The 1967–68 St. Louis Hawks season was the 13th and last season in city St. Louis for the franchise, before relocating to Atlanta for the following season. The Hawks won the Western Division title with a record of 56–26, before losing to the San Francisco Warriors in the West Semifinal, four games to two.

1967–68 St. Louis Hawks season
Division champions
Head coachRichie Guerin
ArenaKiel Auditorium
Results
Record56–26 (.683)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishWest Division Semifinals
(Eliminated 2–4)

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

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Tom Workman   United States Seattle
3 25 Bob Verga PG   United States Duke
4 37 Wes Bialosuknia G   United States Connecticut
5 49 Mike Wittman   United States Miami (FL)
6 61 John Morrison   United States Canisius
7 73 Carl Fuller   United States Bethune-Cookman
8 85 Arvesta Kelly   United States Lincoln University of Missouri
9 96 Ed Biedenbach   United States North Carolina State
10 107 Rick Falkenbrush   United States Saint Michael's

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


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

Player statsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; MIN = Minutes; FG = Field goals; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

SeasonEdit

Player GP MIN FG REB AST PTS
Zelmo Beaty 82 3068 639 959 174 1733
Lenny Wilkens 82 3169 546 438 679 1638
Joe Caldwell 79 2641 564 338 240 1293
Bill Bridges 82 3197 466 1102 253 1279
Paul Silas 82 2652 399 958 162 1097
Dick Snyder 75 1622 257 194 164 643
Bumper Tormohlen 77 714 98 226 68 229

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PlayoffsEdit

1968 playoff game log
Division Semifinals: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 22 San Francisco L 106–111 Don Ohl (26) Paul Silas (15) Lenny Wilkens (9) Kiel Auditorium
5,018
0–1
2 March 23 San Francisco W 111–103 Zelmo Beaty (46) Zelmo Beaty (22) Lenny Wilkens (11) Kiel Auditorium
5,810
1–1
3 March 26 @ San Francisco L 109–124 three players tied (21) Zelmo Beaty (16) Lenny Wilkens (5) Cow Palace
5,136
1–2
4 March 29 @ San Francisco L 107–108 Zelmo Beaty (21) Bill Bridges (14) Lenny Wilkens (6) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
12,325
1–3
5 March 31 San Francisco W 129–103 Bill Bridges (28) Lou Hudson (14) Lenny Wilkens (10) Kiel Auditorium
4,118
2–3
6 April 2 @ San Francisco L 106–111 Lou Hudson (35) Paul Silas (14) Lenny Wilkens (6) Cow Palace
12,905
2–4
1968 schedule

Awards and recordsEdit

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