1971-72 Chicago Bulls Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 0-4 Lost conference semifinals
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
Coach: Dick Motta (57-25)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 435,282, Avg. 10,617 in 41 home dates
1971-72 Chicago Bulls Statistics
1971-72 Chicago Bulls Roster

The Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-4.

The Bulls allowed 8,440 points, least in the league. Chicago racked up 9,117 points. Bob Love netted a team-leading 2,037 points for the squad, and Chet Walker scored 18 or more per game, too. Tom Boerwinkle accounted for 897 rebounds. Norm Van Lier dished out 491 assists for the team.

Dick Motta coached the team. The 1971-72 Chicago Bulls lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9117
Regular Season Points Against: 8440

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 114 at Chicago Bulls 100 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 15, 1971 Baltimore Bullets 82 at Chicago Bulls 106 W 1-1 0-0 1-1
October 20, 1971 Chicago Bulls 125 at Houston Rockets 110 W 1-1 1-0 2-1 at Waco, TX
October 22, 1971 Chicago Bulls 113 at Los Angeles Lakers 106 W 1-1 2-0 3-1
October 24, 1971 Chicago Bulls 105 at Phoenix Suns 104 W 1-1 3-0 4-1
October 26, 1971 Chicago Bulls 123 at Portland Trail Blazers 111 W 1-1 4-0 5-1
October 29, 1971 Golden State Warriors 99 at Chicago Bulls 83 L 1-2 4-0 5-2 at San Diego, CA
November 2, 1971 Phoenix Suns 101 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 2-2 4-0 6-2
November 3, 1971 Chicago Bulls 113 at Atlanta Hawks 100 W 2-2 5-0 7-2
November 5, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 104 at Chicago Bulls 102 L 2-3 5-0 7-3
November 6, 1971 Chicago Bulls 99 at Buffalo Braves 130 L 2-3 5-1 7-4
November 9, 1971 Los Angeles Lakers 122 at Chicago Bulls 109 L 2-4 5-1 7-5
November 10, 1971 Chicago Bulls 125 at Baltimore Bullets 106 W 2-4 6-1 8-5
November 13, 1971 Houston Rockets 102 at Chicago Bulls 111 W 3-4 6-1 9-5
November 16, 1971 Seattle Supersonics 87 at Chicago Bulls 95 W 4-4 6-1 10-5
November 19, 1971 Chicago Bulls 148 at Philadelphia 76ers 104 W 4-4 7-1 11-5
November 20, 1971 Boston Celtics 106 at Chicago Bulls 123 W 5-4 7-1 12-5
November 23, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 94 at Chicago Bulls 130 W 6-4 7-1 13-5
November 26, 1971 Golden State Warriors 89 at Chicago Bulls 121 W 7-4 7-1 14-5
November 27, 1971 Chicago Bulls 99 at New York Knicks 100 L 7-4 7-2 14-6
November 30, 1971 Atlanta Hawks 85 at Chicago Bulls 86 W 8-4 7-2 15-6
December 1, 1971 Chicago Bulls 109 at Cincinnati Royals 101 W 8-4 8-2 16-6
December 3, 1971 New York Knicks 96 at Chicago Bulls 122 W 9-4 8-2 17-6
December 4, 1971 Chicago Bulls 105 at Milwaukee Bucks 108 L 9-4 8-3 17-7
December 7, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Chicago Bulls 115 W 10-4 8-3 18-7
December 9, 1971 Chicago Bulls 107 at Detroit Pistons 110 L 10-4 8-4 18-8
December 10, 1971 Baltimore Bullets 102 at Chicago Bulls 118 W 11-4 8-4 19-8
December 11, 1971 Chicago Bulls 115 at Boston Celtics 99 W 11-4 9-4 20-8
December 14, 1971 Boston Celtics 116 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 11-5 9-4 20-9
December 17, 1971 Houston Rockets 109 at Chicago Bulls 98 L 11-6 9-4 20-10
December 19, 1971 Chicago Bulls 119 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 W 11-6 10-4 21-10
December 21, 1971 Detroit Pistons 92 at Chicago Bulls 127 W 12-6 10-4 22-10
December 23, 1971 Chicago Bulls 117 at Phoenix Suns 108 W 12-6 11-4 23-10 OT
December 25, 1971 Chicago Bulls 109 at Portland Trail Blazers 88 W 12-6 12-4 24-10
December 26, 1971 Chicago Bulls 103 at Seattle Supersonics 102 W 12-6 13-4 25-10
December 28, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 105 at Chicago Bulls 116 W 13-6 13-4 26-10
December 30, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 92 at Chicago Bulls 117 W 14-6 13-4 27-10
January 4, 1972 Phoenix Suns 112 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 14-7 13-4 27-11
January 5, 1972 Chicago Bulls 139 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 W 14-7 14-4 28-11
January 7, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 104 at Chicago Bulls 94 L 14-8 14-4 28-12
January 8, 1972 Chicago Bulls 113 at New York Knicks 108 W 14-8 15-4 29-12
January 9, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 104 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 15-8 15-4 30-12 OT
January 11, 1972 New York Knicks 91 at Chicago Bulls 116 W 16-8 15-4 31-12
January 12, 1972 Chicago Bulls 112 at Boston Celtics 113 L 16-8 15-5 31-13
January 14, 1972 Chicago Bulls 77 at Milwaukee Bucks 104 L 16-8 15-6 31-14
January 15, 1972 Portland Trail Blazers 100 at Chicago Bulls 120 W 17-8 15-6 32-14
January 21, 1972 Chicago Bulls 113 at Buffalo Braves 93 W 17-8 16-6 33-14
January 22, 1972 Houston Rockets 108 at Chicago Bulls 115 W 18-8 16-6 34-14
January 24, 1972 Golden State Warriors 105 at Chicago Bulls 110 W 19-8 16-6 35-14
January 26, 1972 Chicago Bulls 117 at Houston Rockets 108 W 19-8 17-6 36-14 at San Antonio, TX
January 27, 1972 Chicago Bulls 107 at Golden State Warriors 108 L 19-8 17-7 36-15 at Oakland, CA
January 28, 1972 Chicago Bulls 116 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 19-8 18-7 37-15
January 30, 1972 Detroit Pistons 99 at Chicago Bulls 109 W 20-8 18-7 38-15
February 1, 1972 Seattle Supersonics 121 at Chicago Bulls 103 L 20-9 18-7 38-16
February 2, 1972 Chicago Bulls 100 at Boston Celtics 124 L 20-9 18-8 38-17
February 4, 1972 Chicago Bulls 110 at Baltimore Bullets 108 W 20-9 19-8 39-17
February 5, 1972 Buffalo Braves 96 at Chicago Bulls 130 W 21-9 19-8 40-17
February 6, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 94 at Chicago Bulls 119 W 22-9 19-8 41-17
February 8, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Chicago Bulls 114 W 23-9 19-8 42-17
February 11, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 91 at Chicago Bulls 102 W 24-9 19-8 43-17
February 12, 1972 Chicago Bulls 117 at Atlanta Hawks 106 W 24-9 20-8 44-17
February 13, 1972 Golden State Warriors 107 at Chicago Bulls 88 L 24-10 20-8 44-18
February 17, 1972 New York Knicks 102 at Chicago Bulls 99 L 24-11 20-8 44-19 OT
February 18, 1972 Chicago Bulls 122 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 24-11 21-8 45-19
February 19, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 97 at Chicago Bulls 104 W 25-11 21-8 46-19
February 20, 1972 Chicago Bulls 100 at Milwaukee Bucks 103 L 25-11 21-9 46-20
February 22, 1972 Philadelphia 76ers 88 at Chicago Bulls 119 W 26-11 21-9 47-20
February 25, 1972 Phoenix Suns 107 at Chicago Bulls 115 W 27-11 21-9 48-20
February 26, 1972 Chicago Bulls 107 at Golden State Warriors 106 W 27-11 22-9 49-20 at Oakland, CA
February 27, 1972 Chicago Bulls 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 123 L 27-11 22-10 49-21 OT
February 29, 1972 Chicago Bulls 116 at Portland Trail Blazers 92 W 27-11 23-10 50-21
March 3, 1972 Chicago Bulls 103 at Seattle Supersonics 112 L 27-11 23-11 50-22
March 5, 1972 Chicago Bulls 128 at Houston Rockets 97 W 27-11 24-11 51-22
March 8, 1972 Chicago Bulls 98 at Atlanta Hawks 96 W 27-11 25-11 52-22
March 10, 1972 Chicago Bulls 100 at Cincinnati Royals 104 L 27-11 25-12 52-23
March 14, 1972 Seattle Supersonics 115 at Chicago Bulls 111 L 27-12 25-12 52-24
March 17, 1972 Buffalo Braves 103 at Chicago Bulls 126 W 28-12 25-12 53-24
March 18, 1972 Chicago Bulls 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 W 28-12 26-12 54-24
March 19, 1972 Chicago Bulls 115 at Detroit Pistons 107 W 28-12 27-12 55-24
March 21, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Chicago Bulls 104 L 28-13 27-12 55-25
March 24, 1972 Chicago Bulls 116 at Philadelphia 76ers 99 W 28-13 28-12 56-25
March 25, 1972 Detroit Pistons 105 at Chicago Bulls 121 W 29-13 28-12 57-25
March 28, 1972 Chicago Bulls 80 at Los Angeles Lakers 95 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
March 30, 1972 Chicago Bulls 124 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
April 2, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Chicago Bulls 101 L 0-1 0-2 0-3
April 4, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Chicago Bulls 97 L 0-2 0-2 0-4


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