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1967–68 St. Louis Hawks season

The 1967–68 St. Louis Hawks season was the 13th and final season in 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
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 >

Contents

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

West Division SemifinalsEdit

(1) St. Louis Hawks vs. (3) San Francisco Warriors: Warriors win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: San Francisco 111, St. Louis 106
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 111, San Francisco 103
  • Game 3 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 124, St. Louis 109
  • Game 4 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 108, St. Louis 107
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 129, San Francisco 103
  • Game 6 @ San Francisco: San Francisco 111, St. Louis 106

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit