1971-72 Buffalo Braves Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 22-60
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Dolph Schayes (0-1)
Coach: Johnny McCarthy (22-59)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 350,852, Avg. 8,557 in 41 home dates
1971-72 Buffalo Braves Statistics
1971-72 Buffalo Braves Roster

The Buffalo Braves of the National Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 22 wins and 60 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo racked up 8,367 points, worst in the circuit and yielded 9,125. Bob Kauffman tossed in a team-leading 1,457 points for the Braves, and Elmore Smith scored 16 or more per game, too. Elmore Smith contributed 1,184 boards. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman dished out 406 assists for the squad.

Dolph Schayes and Johnny McCarthy coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8367
Regular Season Points Against: 9125

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1971 Seattle Supersonics 123 at Buffalo Braves 90 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 15, 1971 Buffalo Braves 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 W 0-1 1-0 1-1 OT
October 16, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Buffalo Braves 89 L 0-2 1-0 1-2
October 19, 1971 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Buffalo Braves 106 L 0-3 1-0 1-3
October 22, 1971 Buffalo Braves 105 at Milwaukee Bucks 124 L 0-3 1-1 1-4
October 23, 1971 Boston Celtics 103 at Buffalo Braves 98 L 0-4 1-1 1-5
October 26, 1971 Buffalo Braves 91 at Golden State Warriors 89 W 0-4 2-1 2-5 at Oakland, CA
October 28, 1971 Buffalo Braves 96 at Seattle Supersonics 106 L 0-4 2-2 2-6
October 29, 1971 Buffalo Braves 120 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 W 0-4 3-2 3-6
October 31, 1971 Buffalo Braves 87 at Houston Rockets 102 L 0-4 3-3 3-7
November 3, 1971 Phoenix Suns 100 at Buffalo Braves 98 L 0-5 3-3 3-8
November 5, 1971 Buffalo Braves 122 at Atlanta Hawks 117 W 0-5 4-3 4-8 OT
November 6, 1971 Chicago Bulls 99 at Buffalo Braves 130 W 1-5 4-3 5-8
November 9, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 100 at Buffalo Braves 109 W 2-5 4-3 6-8
November 13, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 127 at Buffalo Braves 106 L 2-6 4-3 6-9
November 16, 1971 Cincinnati Royals 98 at Buffalo Braves 102 W 3-6 4-3 7-9
November 19, 1971 Buffalo Braves 105 at Baltimore Bullets 126 L 3-6 4-4 7-10
November 20, 1971 Detroit Pistons 105 at Buffalo Braves 96 L 3-7 4-4 7-11
November 23, 1971 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Buffalo Braves 102 W 4-7 4-4 8-11
November 24, 1971 Buffalo Braves 100 at Boston Celtics 108 L 4-7 4-5 8-12
November 27, 1971 Golden State Warriors 110 at Buffalo Braves 91 L 4-8 4-5 8-13
November 30, 1971 Houston Rockets 115 at Buffalo Braves 101 L 4-9 4-5 8-14
December 2, 1971 Buffalo Braves 109 at Baltimore Bullets 105 W 4-9 5-5 9-14 at Toronto, Ont
December 3, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Buffalo Braves 91 W 5-9 5-5 10-14
December 4, 1971 Buffalo Braves 90 at New York Knicks 130 L 5-9 5-6 10-15
December 7, 1971 Cincinnati Royals 91 at Buffalo Braves 115 W 6-9 5-6 11-15
December 10, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 101 at Buffalo Braves 100 L 6-10 5-6 11-16 OT
December 14, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 110 at Buffalo Braves 117 W 7-10 5-6 12-16
December 15, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 122 at Buffalo Braves 108 L 7-11 5-6 12-17 at Madison, WI
December 17, 1971 New York Knicks 115 at Buffalo Braves 95 L 7-12 5-6 12-18
December 18, 1971 Buffalo Braves 91 at Boston Celtics 124 L 7-12 5-7 12-19
December 21, 1971 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Buffalo Braves 103 L 7-13 5-7 12-20
December 25, 1971 Buffalo Braves 117 at Atlanta Hawks 140 L 7-13 5-8 12-21
December 27, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 121 at Buffalo Braves 112 L 7-14 5-8 12-22
December 28, 1971 Buffalo Braves 87 at Los Angeles Lakers 105 L 7-14 5-9 12-23
December 30, 1971 Buffalo Braves 102 at Phoenix Suns 123 L 7-14 5-10 12-24
January 1, 1972 Buffalo Braves 83 at Seattle Supersonics 97 L 7-14 5-11 12-25
January 2, 1972 Buffalo Braves 90 at Portland Trail Blazers 108 L 7-14 5-12 12-26
January 4, 1972 Buffalo Braves 86 at Golden State Warriors 112 L 7-14 5-13 12-27 at Oakland, CA
January 7, 1972 Phoenix Suns 123 at Buffalo Braves 110 L 7-15 5-13 12-28
January 8, 1972 Buffalo Braves 97 at Cincinnati Royals 87 W 7-15 6-13 13-28
January 9, 1972 Buffalo Braves 96 at Detroit Pistons 101 L 7-15 6-14 13-29
January 11, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 109 at Buffalo Braves 107 L 7-16 6-14 13-30 OT
January 12, 1972 Buffalo Braves 111 at Philadelphia 76ers 109 W 7-16 7-14 14-30
January 14, 1972 Portland Trail Blazers 102 at Buffalo Braves 100 L 7-17 7-14 14-31
January 21, 1972 Chicago Bulls 113 at Buffalo Braves 93 L 7-18 7-14 14-32
January 25, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 123 at Buffalo Braves 110 L 7-19 7-14 14-33
January 26, 1972 Buffalo Braves 114 at Baltimore Bullets 115 L 7-19 7-15 14-34 OT
January 28, 1972 Seattle Supersonics 104 at Buffalo Braves 93 L 7-20 7-15 14-35
January 30, 1972 Buffalo Braves 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 7-20 8-15 15-35
February 1, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Buffalo Braves 99 L 7-21 8-15 15-36
February 2, 1972 Buffalo Braves 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 119 L 7-21 8-16 15-37
February 4, 1972 New York Knicks 103 at Buffalo Braves 84 L 7-22 8-16 15-38
February 5, 1972 Buffalo Braves 96 at Chicago Bulls 130 L 7-22 8-17 15-39
February 6, 1972 Buffalo Braves 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 7-22 9-17 16-39
February 8, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 126 at Buffalo Braves 108 L 7-23 9-17 16-40
February 9, 1972 Buffalo Braves 112 at Boston Celtics 139 L 7-23 9-18 16-41
February 11, 1972 Detroit Pistons 88 at Buffalo Braves 95 W 8-23 9-18 17-41
February 12, 1972 Buffalo Braves 87 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 8-23 9-19 17-42
February 13, 1972 Buffalo Braves 119 at Atlanta Hawks 133 L 8-23 9-20 17-43
February 15, 1972 Golden State Warriors 103 at Buffalo Braves 100 L 8-24 9-20 17-44
February 18, 1972 Houston Rockets 108 at Buffalo Braves 96 L 8-25 9-20 17-45
February 19, 1972 Buffalo Braves 95 at New York Knicks 100 L 8-25 9-21 17-46
February 22, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 98 at Buffalo Braves 99 W 9-25 9-21 18-46
February 24, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 108 at Buffalo Braves 97 L 9-26 9-21 18-47 at Dayton, OH
February 25, 1972 Boston Celtics 117 at Buffalo Braves 115 L 9-27 9-21 18-48
February 29, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 99 at Buffalo Braves 89 L 9-28 9-21 18-49
March 1, 1972 Buffalo Braves 99 at Philadelphia 76ers 108 L 9-28 9-22 18-50
March 3, 1972 New York Knicks 97 at Buffalo Braves 105 W 10-28 9-22 19-50
March 5, 1972 Buffalo Braves 103 at Phoenix Suns 131 L 10-28 9-23 19-51
March 7, 1972 Buffalo Braves 94 at Portland Trail Blazers 98 L 10-28 9-24 19-52
March 11, 1972 Buffalo Braves 100 at Houston Rockets 121 L 10-28 9-25 19-53
March 12, 1972 Buffalo Braves 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 141 L 10-28 9-26 19-54
March 14, 1972 Philadelphia 76ers 105 at Buffalo Braves 108 W 11-28 9-26 20-54
March 17, 1972 Buffalo Braves 103 at Chicago Bulls 126 L 11-28 9-27 20-55
March 18, 1972 Detroit Pistons 103 at Buffalo Braves 116 W 12-28 9-27 21-55
March 19, 1972 Buffalo Braves 105 at Cincinnati Royals 136 L 12-28 9-28 21-56
March 21, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 100 at Buffalo Braves 114 W 13-28 9-28 22-56
March 22, 1972 Buffalo Braves 99 at New York Knicks 123 L 13-28 9-29 22-57
March 24, 1972 Buffalo Braves 105 at Detroit Pistons 112 L 13-28 9-30 22-58
March 25, 1972 Boston Celtics 121 at Buffalo Braves 116 L 13-29 9-30 22-59
March 26, 1972 Buffalo Braves 101 at Baltimore Bullets 119 L 13-29 9-31 22-60


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