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Player of the Game Basketball - 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG Basketball

Jeff Nicholson - Feb 23, 2017 - 02:37 PM
Post subject: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG Basketball
1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers replay with POTG Basketball

The '72-73 Philadelphia 76ers were historically bad, finishing the season with a 9-73 record and a .110 winning percentage. They held the distinction of having the NBA's worst record until the Charlotte Bobcats ended the shortened 2011-12 season with a 7-59 record and .106 winning percentage. As the Bobcats would have had more opportunities for wins if the season had been a full 82 games, and the 60's - 70's were in my opinion the best decades for pro basketball, I'll always consider the Sixers of 1972-73 as holders of the NBA's worst record, until some team proves otherwise over a full season.

It's difficult to find positive things to say about a team that only wins 9 out of 82 games, but here's a few things to consider about these Sixers which show that they might not have been quite as bad as their 9-73 record would indicate:

-Their expected W-L according to Basketball Reference was 15-67.
-They lost their first 4 games by a combined total of 22 points.
-During the season they lost 2 games by 1 point, 2 by 3 points, 6 by 4 points, and 6 by 5 points.

With a few breaks they might have achieved those 15 wins that Basketball Reference says they should have had, putting them into the horribly bad category, as opposed to the historically bad.

Actual lineups will be used, up to 10 players, based on the boxscores at Basketball Reference.

Here we go......


Game 1

Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls
Chicago Stadium
October 10, 1972

A surprise right off the bat as the 76ers come into the Windy City and defeat the hometown Bulls by a score of 100-98 in the season opening game for both teams. Philadelphia overcame a 20 point disadvantage due to adjustments, down from 24, in defeating the Bulls. The Sixers had 4 players crack double digits, with 2 others just missing. Bill Bridges led the winners with 23, followed by Fred Carter with 18. The Bulls had 5 players score 10 or more, topped by Bob "Butterbean" Love with 24. "Chet the Jet" added 18, while "Stormin' Norman" tossed in 14.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 89
Chicago - 95

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-1)
replay (1-0)
Jeff Nicholson - Feb 25, 2017 - 12:45 PM
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Game 2

Seattle SuperSonics @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
October 11, 1972

A day after winning their season opening game on the road the Sixers fall in their home opener to the Seattle SuperSonics, 117-102. Seattle had 6 players net double digits in scoring, led by Spencer Haywood with 27, and an unexpected 20 points from Bud Stallworth. The Sixers had 4 players in double figures, headed by Fred Carter and John Block who scored 21 each, but they couldn't keep pace with the visiting SuperSonics.

A note about Spencer Haywood, who is a significant figure in NBA history. After his initial pro season in 1969-70 with the Denver Rockets of the ABA, Haywood was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics even though he had not been out of high school the requisite four years, the NBA rule at the time. Haywood challenged the NBA by filing a lawsuit, which eventually made it's way to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was decided in Haywood's favor, forever changing the NBA.





actual result:
Seattle - 105
Philadelphia - 100

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-2)
replay (1-1)
Chub9 - Feb 25, 2017 - 09:46 PM
Post subject: 1972-73 76ers with POTG basketball
Nice replay Jeff. Looking forward to see how the sixers do in your replay along with some player stats. Will be following along.


Walter
Chub9 - Feb 25, 2017 - 09:46 PM
Post subject: 1972-73 76ers with POTG basketball
Nice replay Jeff. Looking forward to see how the sixers do in your replay along with some player stats. Will be following along.


Walter
Jeff Nicholson - Feb 26, 2017 - 11:07 AM
Post subject: RE: 1972-73 76ers with POTG basketball
Chub9 wrote:
Nice replay Jeff. Looking forward to see how the sixers do in your replay along with some player stats. Will be following along.


Walter

Thanks Walter. I plan to do the Sixers stats every 5-10 games or so.
Jeff Nicholson - Feb 27, 2017 - 01:15 PM
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Game 3

Buffalo Braves @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
October 13, 1972

The Buffalo Braves, who tied for the second worst record in the 1972-73 NBA season at 21-61, came into the City of Brotherly Love and whipped the hometown team up one side of the court and down the other, defeating the Sixers by a score of 143-114. Buffalo had 6 players tally double digits, including 2 in the 20s and 1 in the 30s. Bob Kauffman led the Braves with 33, almost double his actual season average. '72-73 Rookie of the Year Bob McAdoo added 26, with Elmore Smith notching 22. The Sixers had 4 players in double figures, all with 20+. John Block had 25, Manny Leaks 22, Bill Bridges and Fred Carter 21 each, but the team effort fell far short.

One thing is certain, when a team like the Buffalo Braves can come into your building and leave with a 29 point victory, you know that it's going to be a long, long season.





actual result:
Buffalo - 104
Philadelphia - 101

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-3)
replay (1-2)
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 02, 2017 - 01:09 PM
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Game 4

Philadelphia 76ers @ Buffalo Braves
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
October 17, 1972

The first game against the Braves was bad, the rematch in Buffalo was worse. Four days after receiving a 29 point whipping by the Braves in Philadelphia, the Sixers travel to Buffalo and receive an even harsher whipping, this one by 39 points, 122-83. The good, if there is such a thing in a 39 point loss, the Sixers defense gave up 21 fewer points than they did in the game at home. The bad, the Sixers anemic offense scored 31 points less.

Buffalo had 8 players hit double digits for the game, led by Randy Smith with 25 and Dick Garrett with 18. Somehow the Sixers defense managed to keep Howard Komives out of the double digit column, and Bill Hewitt out of any scoring column. Philadelphia had 4 players score at least 10, but nobody could crack 20. Fred Carter had 19, John Block 14, Bill Bridges 11, and Manny Leaks 10.

Things have gotten progessively worse for the Sixers since that season opening win in Chicago, with losses by 15, 29, and 39 points.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 114
Buffalo - 122

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-4)
replay (1-3)
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 07, 2017 - 01:11 PM
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Game 5

Philadelphia 76ers @ New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden
October 21, 1972

If Philadelphia fans thought things couldn't get any worse for their pro cagers, they were wrong. The Sixers travelled to the Big Apple and were dealt a merciless 54 point hammering at the hands of the hometown Knickerbockers, 138-84. Philadelphia had no answer for New York's offense as the Knicks had 6 players break double figures. "Dollar Bill" led the home team as he totaled 30, with "Clyde" Frazier adding 20. The Philadelphia offense was anemic once again, as they failed to crack 85 points for the second game in a row. Fred Carter topped the Sixers in scoring with 24, followed by Freddie Boyd with 19.

After the carnage was over, several sportswriters claimed that during a timeout near the end of the game they saw two Philadelphia players restraining Sixers head coach Roy Rubin as he attempted to throw a towel onto the court.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 88
New York - 111

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-5)
replay (1-4)
BillS - Mar 07, 2017 - 02:04 PM
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There's no doubt about it - that Philadelphia defense certainly has Manny Leaks!!

Sorry - I can't resist a bad joke. I'm picturing my daughters rolling their eyes now.....
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 08, 2017 - 10:31 AM
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BillS wrote:
There's no doubt about it - that Philadelphia defense certainly has Manny Leaks!!

Sorry - I can't resist a bad joke. I'm picturing my daughters rolling their eyes now.....

That's a great one, I wish I had thought of it ! Very Happy Very Happy
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 10, 2017 - 04:25 PM
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Philadelphia record:

actual (0-5)
replay (1-4)



Chub9 - Mar 11, 2017 - 10:33 AM
Post subject: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG
Great replay Jeff. The stats are pretty much right on.


Walter
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 12, 2017 - 03:42 PM
Post subject: RE: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG
Thanks Walter. The Sixers have taken some severe beatings in their last few games. I've played enough POTG Basketball to know that as the season progresses the stats will get even better.
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 14, 2017 - 01:03 PM
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Game 6

Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics
Boston Garden
October 23, 1972

It's a rough spot in the season when a 33 point loss isn't as bad as your previous game. After losing by 54 in the Big Apple the Sixers go to Beantown where the Celtics hand them another crushing defeat, 127-94. Philadelphia can take heart from the fact that they broke 85 points, something they couldn't do in their two previous games. Boston had a balanced scoring attack with 7 players in double figures, but none of the 7 made it to 20. Dave Cowens and Paul Silas led the winners with 19 each. The Sixers had 5 players in double digits, led by Fred Carter with 25, while a 6th just missed the mark. Philadelphia had 4 players combine for a total of 0 points.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 85
Boston - 105

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-6)
replay (1-5)
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 27, 2017 - 12:12 PM
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Game 7

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
October 25, 1972

After a disastrous road trip the Sixers return home to The Spectrum but the end result is the same, a blowout loss. Philadelphia fails to reach 85 for the third time in four games, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 28 points, 109-81.

Cleveland had 5 players put double figures in the scoring column, led by Austin Carr and Rick Roberson who tallied 21 each. Lenny Wilkens added 17 for the Cavaliers. Philadelphia had 4 players in double digits, topped by Freddie Boyd with 20. John Block netted 17, with Bill Bridges and Fred Carter each scoring 16. Once again the Sixers didn't get much of a team effort as 5 Philadelphia players totaled just 4 points.





actual result:
Cleveland - 113
Philadelphia - 108

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-7)
replay (1-6)
Chub9 - Mar 29, 2017 - 09:11 PM
Post subject: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG Basketball
Very cool Jeff,

Loving this replay. You wouldn't think any team was this bad but the sixers were.


Walter
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 30, 2017 - 12:04 PM
Post subject: RE: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers with POTG Basketball
Thanks Walter. I'm having a lot of fun with the replays and the write-ups. The mid 60s through the mid 70s were, for me, the best era of pro basketball.
Jeff Nicholson - Mar 31, 2017 - 12:05 PM
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Game 8

Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
October 28, 1972

Are these the same Sixers ? After getting blown out in their previous 5 games by 29, 39, 54, 33, and 28 points, the Sixers lose a close one at The Spectrum to the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22 in real life) by 5 points, 114-109. This game had all the makings of another blow out as Philadelphia was at a 24 point disadvantage during the game, down from the original 26. Additionally, the Bucks had 1 more Scoring Roll than did the Sixers.

Milwaukee had 7 players score in double digits, although 3 of those just barely made the mark. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 26 points to lead the Bucks, with "The Big O" adding 19. Philadelphia had 4 players notch double figures, but it was essentially a 3 man show as Fred Carter hit for 34, John Block for 25, and Bill Bridges for 20.





actual result:
Milwaukee - 96
Philadelphia - 92

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-8)
replay (1-7)
BillS - Mar 31, 2017 - 02:16 PM
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Wow! Considering the difference in the teams, and how the teams are rated in this game, it is incredible how close to real life the score actually was. My experience with UltraQuick Basketball is that the truly bad teams actually perform worse and the good teams perform slightly better than real life. It would not shock me if that one win your Sixers got is their last!
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 01, 2017 - 02:05 PM
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BillS wrote:
Wow! Considering the difference in the teams, and how the teams are rated in this game, it is incredible how close to real life the score actually was. My experience with UltraQuick Basketball is that the truly bad teams actually perform worse and the good teams perform slightly better than real life. It would not shock me if that one win your Sixers got is their last!
Thanks for the note. Your message references UQ Basketball, not sure if you meant to say POTG or not.

For me, the game design and updates that have brought POTG Basketball to it's current state are outstanding. It's the function of that design, and of those updates, that makes it easy to see why a poor team defeated a good team, a poor team got blown out by a good team, and a poor team narrowly lost to a good team. It's also easy to see before a game just how hard it's going to be for that poor team to try and snatch a victory from that good team. Add in the fact that there's individual scoring and I think Downey Games has a definite winner.

If you roll a 0-9 die 1,000 times the average roll will be 4.5, or so close to 4.5 that the difference is statistically insignificant. Likewise with a 1-10 die, where the average roll is 5.5. But, over a much shorter span of rolls the average can vary a great deal. It's that variance, along with the point adjustments, both those applied and those lost, for DEF and HCA (also SOS and Conference Normalization in the College version), and the number of Scoring Rolls for each team, that determines which team wins the game and how close, or not, the final score is.

Three games that the Sixers have played so far against good teams are examples of this. In the first game of the season the Sixers (9-73) defeated the Bulls (51-31) by 2 points, 100-98. The Sixers were at a 20 point disadvantage for the game, down from the original 24. A very steep hill to climb. Both teams had the same number of 0-9 and 1-10 Scoring Rolls. The Sixers averaged 5.0 on 0-9 rolls, the Bulls averaged 3.6, a huge difference. The Bulls came out better on the 1-10 rolls, averaging 5.5 to the Sixers 4.5. There are a lot more 0-9 rolls so the Sixers prevailed.

In the fifth game the Knicks (57-25) blew the Sixers out by 54 points, 138-84. Both teams had the same number of 0-9 and 1-10 Scoring Rolls. The Sixers were at a 28 point disadvantage during the game which was the original number. Forget the hill, a 28 point disadvantage is a steep mountain to climb. The dice must have had some money on New York because even with that big point advantage at the start of the game, most of the rolls favored the Knicks. New York averaged 5.8 on the 0-9 rolls, compared to Philadelphia's 3.8, a massive difference. The Sixers averaged 7.3 on the 1-10 rolls, with the Knicks averaging 4.8, keeping the blowout from being worse.

The eighth game saw the Bucks (60-22) defeat the Sixers by 5 points, 114-109. Philadelphia was at a 24 point disadvantage during the game, down from the original 26. Additionally, while both teams had the same number of 1-10 Scoring Rolls, the Bucks had 1 more 0-9 Scoring Rolls than did the Sixers, effectively putting Philadelphia at a 28.5 point disadvantage. This disadvantage was just about the same as in the game against the Knicks, but the outcome, while still a loss, was vastly different. Philadelphia averaged 5.1 on 0-9 rolls, Milwaukee averaged 4.3. On the 1-10 rolls the Sixers averaged 6.8, the Bucks averaged 4.8. The averages of both the 0-9 and 1-10 Scoring Rolls favored the Sixers, just not enough for them to overcome their huge disadvantage.

As I pointed out in my first post in this thread, I don't think the Sixers were quite as bad as 9 wins would indicate. They were terrible for sure, but maybe not quite as terrible as their record. At the end of the replay I expect that they will be somewhere around that 15 win mark that the Expected W-L formula at Basketball Reference gives them.
BillS - Apr 03, 2017 - 08:56 AM
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Thanks for the note. Your message references UQ Basketball, not sure if you meant to say POTG or not.


Ugh! Sorry for the brain cramp, Jeff. For some reason I had UQ on my mind. I'm guessing POTG, as the more detailed game, is going to give more accurate results than UQ would.

I look forward to continuing to follow your Sixers!
Chub9 - Apr 03, 2017 - 08:30 PM
Post subject: 1972-73 philadrlphia 76ers with potg basketball
Hi Jeff,

Enjoying your replay alot. What version of the game are you playing? Basic or advanced. Are you keeping rebound or assist totals?


Walter
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 05, 2017 - 03:21 PM
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BillS wrote:
Ugh! Sorry for the brain cramp, Jeff. For some reason I had UQ on my mind. I'm guessing POTG, as the more detailed game, is going to give more accurate results than UQ would.

I look forward to continuing to follow your Sixers!
Thanks for following along. I'm having a lot of fun reliving the "glory" days of Sixers basketball Very Happy
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 05, 2017 - 03:25 PM
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Chub9 wrote:
Hi Jeff,

Enjoying your replay alot. What version of the game are you playing? Basic or advanced. Are you keeping rebound or assist totals?


Walter
Thanks Walter. I'm playing the Basic version. I've played a lot of POTG Basketball and find that I get a very realistic spread of points, both individual and team, with the Basic version.

I'm not keeping rebounds/assists, just points.
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 12, 2017 - 01:41 PM
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Game 9

Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Arena
October 31, 1972

For the second time in three games the Sixers lose to the Cavaliers, this one in Cleveland. It wasn't a blowout, but a loss is still a loss, Cleveland prevailing by 12, 109-97.

All 10 of the Cavaliers who played got their names in the scoring column, 6 of them hitting double digits. Cleveland was led by John Johnson and Lenny Wilkens who netted 20 points each. The Sixers had 4 players in double figures, but on the flip side they had 3 players who didn't make the scoring column at all. Fred Carter topped Philadelphia with 24 points, followed by Bill Bridges who added 22.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 116
Cleveland - 126

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-9)
replay (1-8)
gridiron - Apr 12, 2017 - 04:02 PM
Post subject: 76ers Replay
Are you using the advanced options of "pace" and "control"?
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 13, 2017 - 11:18 AM
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gridiron wrote:
Are you using the advanced options of "pace" and "control"?
I am not using the Pace/Control or Transfer options. I find that I get a realistic spread of points, both team and individual, without them.
gridiron - Apr 13, 2017 - 01:22 PM
Post subject: POTG Hoops
Cool. Will be following your 76ers season. Also, may ask questions as I am about to get a 85-86 Hawks season underway.
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 14, 2017 - 11:15 AM
Post subject: Re: POTG Hoops
gridiron wrote:
Cool. Will be following your 76ers season. Also, may ask questions as I am about to get a 85-86 Hawks season underway.
Thanks. Please feel free to ask questions, POTG Basketball is a great game.
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 20, 2017 - 01:24 PM
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Game 10

Houston Rockets @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
November 1, 1972

A new opponent but an all too familiar result. The Rockets visit The Spectrum and leave town with a 10 point victory, 111-101.

All 9 players who took the court for Houston found their way into the scoring column. Mike Newlin led the Rockets with 28, followed by Rudy Tomjanovich who added 20. Houston had 4 others who totaled double digits. A familiar result, and a familiar story for the Sixers. Philadelphia's top 2 scorers, Fred Carter with 31 and Kevin Loughery with 22, put up 5 more than did Houston's top 2, but here's where the familiar story comes in. The bottom 3 scorers for the Sixers combined for just 2 points, 1 from Dale Schlueter, 1 from Freddie Boyd, and a goose egg from Bob Rule. Better production from the bottom of the scoring column just might give the Sixers a shot at some wins.





actual result:
Houston - 108
Philadelphia - 104


Philadelphia record:
actual (0-10)
replay (1-9)
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 21, 2017 - 01:35 PM
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Philadelphia record:

actual (0-10)
replay (1-9)



Jeff Nicholson - Apr 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM
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Game 11

Kansas City - Omaha Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
November 3, 1972

The Kansas City - Omaha Kings came calling for the first time this season and were victorious over the hometown Sixers, 134-119.

KC - Omaha was led by Nate "Tiny" Archibald who scorched Philadelphia's defense for 42 points. Archibald had plenty of help as 4 of his teammates each hit for 15+. Don Kojis notched 18, Nate Williams added 17, with Johnny Green and Tom Van Arsdale netting 16 apiece. Philadelphia had 6 players in double figures, with John Block at the top with 26. Fred Carter was close behind with 25, followed by John Trapp with 15, Freddie Boyd and Leroy Ellis 14 each, and Kevin Loughery with 13. Once again the bottom of the scoring column didn't provide much support as Dale Schleuter, Mike Price, and Bob Rule totaled just 4 points.





actual result:
Kansas City - Omaha - 114
Philadelphia - 101

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-11)
replay (1-10)
shelrik - Apr 26, 2017 - 08:38 AM
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Just doing points or are you tracking rebounds and assists as well??

Looking to purchase the NBA 2016-17 season.
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 27, 2017 - 10:56 AM
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shelrik wrote:
Just doing points or are you tracking rebounds and assists as well??

Looking to purchase the NBA 2016-17 season.
I'm just keeping points.

Would 2016-17 be your first season with the game or have you played it before ?
shelrik - Apr 28, 2017 - 08:58 AM
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Yes I've played it before was just looking to add this season set. Perhaps an older set from the 60's or 70's for fun.

Have to budget things....

Rick
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 28, 2017 - 01:05 PM
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shelrik wrote:
Yes I've played it before was just looking to add this season set. Perhaps an older set from the 60's or 70's for fun.

Have to budget things....

Rick

The mid 60's to the mid 70's were my favorite era. Whatever season you get, it's a great game !
Jeff Nicholson - Apr 28, 2017 - 01:09 PM
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Game 12

Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks
The Omni
November 4, 1972

The first of a 3 game road trip for the Sixers.

Despite an improved team effort, Philadelphia falls to Atlanta by 7, 107-100. The Hawks had 5 players crack double digits, led by "Pistol Pete" Maravich who put up 30. Atlanta just missed having 7 players in double figures as Don May and Jim Washington barely missed the mark, each scoring 9 points. The Sixers also had 5 players score 10+, with Fred Carter topping the list by hitting for 23. The bottom of the scoring column looked much better for Philadelphia as Dale Schleuter totaled 8, John Trapp 7, and Freddie Boyd 5. Only Mike Price didn't make an entry in the column.

Little did Don May of the Hawks know what awaited him in early 1973.........





actual result:
Philadelphia - 120
Atlanta - 128

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-12)
replay (1-11)
Jeff Nicholson - May 01, 2017 - 01:27 PM
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Game 13

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Arena
November 5, 1972

Philadelphia travels from The Peach State to America's Dairyland for the second game of the road trip, a matchup with Milwaukee.

A closer game than most expected but the Sixers still came out on the short end, losing to the Bucks by 15 points, 104-89. Philadelphia had 6 players in double figures but it was a one man show as Fred Carter scored 28, nearly a third of the team's total. The improved overall effort of the previous game was gone as the four Sixers at the bottom of the scoring column could only manage a collective 4 points. Milwaukee had 5 players hit double digits, led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 27 and Bob Dandridge with 21. The Big O added 16.





actual result:
Philadelphia - 113
Milwaukee - 131

Philadelphia record:
actual (0-13)
replay (1-12)
gridiron - May 01, 2017 - 06:27 PM
Post subject: 76ers Replay
A "who's up next" at the end of the night's write up would be a cool add-on.
Jeff Nicholson - May 03, 2017 - 02:07 PM
Post subject: Re: 76ers Replay
gridiron wrote:
A "who's up next" at the end of the night's write up would be a cool add-on.

That's a great idea. I'll start including it. Thanks.
Jeff Nicholson - May 05, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Game 14

Philadelphia 76ers @ Kansas City - Omaha Kings
Omaha Civic Auditorium
November 8, 1972

For the final game of the road trip the Sixers travel to Omaha, Nebraska to take on the Kansas City - Omaha Kings.

The Kings, who took the previous meeting in Philadelphia by 15 points, also take this game, but by a slimmer margin, 111-105. Philadelphia had 4 players in double figures, with 2 others, John Trapp and Manny Leaks barely missing the mark. Fred Carter once again led the Sixers in scoring, hitting 28 for the second game in a row. A team effort by the Sixers allowed them to come close, but close doesn't get you in the Win column. The Kings had 5 players notch double digits, led by Tiny Archibald with 26 and Tom Van Arsdale with 16. Dick Gibbs, Nate Williams, and Sam Lacey each scored 12.





Next Game:
11/10/72 vs New York at The Spectrum. The Knicks trounced the Sixers by 54 points in their previous meeting.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 107
KC - Omaha - 125


Philadelphia record:
actual (0-14)
replay (1-13)
Jeff Nicholson - May 09, 2017 - 02:11 PM
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Game 15

New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
November 10, 1972

The Sixers return to The Spectrum for 1 game before embarking on a 6 game road trip.

It wasn't a 54 point whipping but even half of that is still a whipping. The Knickerbockers had the run of the court as they cruised to a 27 point victory, defeating the Sixers by a score of 114-87.

New York exhibited a balanced scoring attack with 7 players in double figures, while an eighth, Jerry Lucas, missed the mark by 2. The Knicks were led by Earl "The Pearl" Monroe who hit for 20. Walt "Clyde" Frazier was next with 17. Even little used reserve Tom Riker was able to notch double figures, putting up 11 points. Philadelphia had 4 players reach double digits, and everyone who took the court made it into the scoring column, they just couldn't keep up with their guests. Fred Carter tallied 22 points, leading the Sixers in scoring for the fourth game in a row. John Block was next with 17, followed by Manny Leaks with 15.





Next Game:
11/11/72 vs Houston in San Antonio. The Rockets prevailed against the Sixers by 10 points in their previous game, 111-101.


actual result:
New York - 125
Philadelphia - 106


Philadelphia record:
actual (0-15)
replay (1-14)
Jeff Nicholson - May 12, 2017 - 02:44 PM
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Philadelphia record:

actual (0-15)
replay (1-14)


gridiron - May 12, 2017 - 06:06 PM
Post subject: 76ers Replay
I am assuming you are rolling for the available players each game...yes?
Jeff Nicholson - May 14, 2017 - 01:07 PM
Post subject: Re: 76ers Replay
gridiron wrote:
I am assuming you are rolling for the available players each game...yes?

I'm using actual lineups, up to 10 players. During this era teams did not use more than 10 players in a game very frequently. I generally "sit" whoever had the fewest points in the real life game whenever a team used more than 10.
Jeff Nicholson - May 20, 2017 - 01:00 PM
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Game 16

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets
San Antonio, Texas
November 11, 1972


In the real life '72-73 season this was the first game that the Sixers won, as they defeated the Rockets by 2 points, 114-112. The replay however was an entirely different game as Houston had no trouble coming out on top, beating the Sixers by 21 points, 131-110.

Everyone who played for Philadelphia got notches in the scoring column, 6 of those entries showing double digits. John Block led the Sixers with 21, followed by Fred Carter with 18 and John Trapp with 14. Dale Schleuter, Freddie Boyd, and Manny Leaks put up 10 points each. Hal Greer and Mike Price just missed double figures as they hit for 9 points apiece. Houston also had 6 players in double figures, but the math was in their favor. Rudy Tomjanovich topped the Houston scoring by netting 25, with Jack Marin next at 20. Mike Newlin and Otto Moore both just missed the 20 point mark as they ended the game with 19 each. Calvin Murphy with 17, and Cliff Meely with 16, fell just a bit further short of the 20 point mark.





Next Game:
11/12/72 at Phoenix. This will be their first meeting of the season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 114
Houston - 112


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-15)
replay (1-15)
FrankC - May 20, 2017 - 01:23 PM
Post subject: 76's
It is quite a project to replay a team that is one of the worst ever to play in the NBA although I guess that Carolina a few years back topped the 76's in woe.

I did a similiar replay some years back using the 1962 NY Mets. It was to say the least a very long season. It didn't help that I was a Mets fan and each loss was tough to take. I lost 124 games that was 4 more than they dropped in real life. I was using APBA Baseball. Never have so many D pitchers lined up to relieve other D pitchers.

I enjoy your write-ups. Needless to sat we won't be reading about playoffs.

Thanks, Frank
Jeff Nicholson - May 21, 2017 - 01:20 PM
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Frank, thanks for your note. The mid 60s to the mid 70s are my favorite era of pro basketball. When I decided to do a single team project these 76ers came immediately to mind.

As I mentioned in my first post, this team might not have been quite as bad as 9 wins. BR has them with an expected 15 wins, so with a few breaks here and there they may have been able to put up a few more W's. But, I guess that could be said of any team. Any way you slice it however, they were terrible. You're correct about the playoffs, they have as much chance of playing in the postseason as I do. Very Happy

Many, many years ago I played APBA quite extensively, so I know what you mean about those D pitchers. And if a pitcher was a D (W), that was like pouring two cans of gas on the fire instead of one !
Jeff Nicholson - May 31, 2017 - 10:58 AM
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Game 17

Philadelphia 76ers @ Phoenix Suns
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 12, 1972

In the second game of a six game road trip, Philadelphia travels to the Valley of the Sun and leaves with a crooked number in the W column, defeating Phoenix by 11 points, 111-100.

All 10 of the Sixers who played made it into the scoring column, with 5 of those hitting for 10 or more. Fred Carter and John Block led the team with 21 each, followed by Kevin Loughery with 18, Leroy Ellis with 15, and Freddie Boyd with 12. John Trapp just missed being a part of that group as he totaled 9 points. The Suns had 4 players notch double digits in scoring, with Charlie Scott's 28 points at the top of the list. Dick Van Arsdale netted 15, Neal Walk 14, and The Hawk 10. Clem Haskins, Gus Johnson, and Scott English put up 8 points each.





Next Game:
11/16/72 at Golden State. This will be their first meeting of the season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 108
Phoenix - 119


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-16)
replay (2-15)
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 07, 2017 - 11:09 AM
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Game 18

Philadelphia 76ers @ Golden State Warriors
Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Arena
November 16, 1972

The Sixers visited the Bay Area on the third game of their road trip and narrowly missed claiming their second straight W, losing to the Golden State Warriors by 3 points, 99-96.

Philadelphia didn't have anyone crack 20 points, but they did have 6 players in double digits, with a seventh just missing the mark. Manny Leaks led the Sixers in scoring with 16. Fred Carter, John Block, and John Trapp added 13 each, with Kevin Loughery and Leroy Ellis putting up 11 apiece. Mike Price came close to joining the group as he finished with 9. The Warriors had one player go over 20 points as Jim Barnett hit for 23. Nate Thurmond with 18, Rick Barry with 16, and Jeff Mullins with 10, rounded out the double figure scoring for Golden State. Bob Portman just missed making it 5 for the Warriors as he ended the game with 9 points.





Next Game:
11/17/72 at Seattle. The SuperSonics won the previous meeting, in Philadelphia, by 15 points.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 106
Golden State - 128


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-17)
replay (2-16)
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 14, 2017 - 12:48 PM
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Game 19

Philadelphia 76ers @ Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle Center Coliseum
November 17, 1972

Break up the Sixers !

Philadelphia traveled to the Pacific Northwest for the fourth game of their road trip and left with their 2nd W in the last 3 games, thumping Seattle by 29 points, 125-96. Except for the narrow loss to Golden State in the previous game, Philadelphia could be riding a 3 game winning streak.

The Sixers got a contribution from everyone who took the floor, with 6 players notching double figures. Fred Carter led in scoring as he totaled 26, with John Block next at 23. Kevin Loughery with 17, Leroy Ellis with 12, Freddie Boyd with 11, and Manny Leaks with 10, rounded out the double digit scorers for Philadelphia. Dale Schlueter and Hal Greer hit for 8 points each. The SuperSonics also had 2 players hit for 20+, but the overall team effort fell short. Dick Snyder led Seattle with 24, followed by Spencer Haywood with 22. Downtown Freddie Brown hit for 13 points and Joby Wright added 10 to complete the double figure scoring for the SuperSonics.





Next Game:
11/19/72 at Los Angeles. This will be their first meeting of the season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 92
Seattle - 105


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-18)
replay (3-16)
Chub9 - Jun 18, 2017 - 12:44 AM
Post subject: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76erswith POTG Basketball
loving the replay Jeff. At this pace the Sixers will have about 12 or 13 wins! Will shall see what happen.

Walter
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 21, 2017 - 01:57 PM
Post subject: Re: 1972-73 Philadelphia 76erswith POTG Basketball
Chub9 wrote:
loving the replay Jeff. At this pace the Sixers will have about 12 or 13 wins! Will shall see what happen.

Walter

Thanks for the note Walter. I'm having a tremendous amount of fun with the replay. There's still a long way to go in the season, but with BR giving them an expected 15 wins, I would think that 12 or 13 is very possible.
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 25, 2017 - 01:27 PM
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Game 20

Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Lakers
The Forum
November 19, 1972

Tinseltown was the next stop for the Sixers where they faced the Los Angeles Lakers and fell by 10 points, 111-101.

Philadelphia had 2 players break 20, Fred Carter with 23, and Leroy Ellis with 22. John Block narrowly missed joining that group as he finished the game with 19. Manny Leaks was the only other Sixer to put up double digits as he totaled 11 points. Kevin Loughery and Dave Sorenson were close to double figures as they hit for 9, and 8. Freddie Boyd was next with 7 points. Dale Schlueter, Hal Greer, and John Trapp brought up the rear of the scoring column as they combined for just 2 points.

The Lakers didn't have anyone reach 20, but they did have 5 players in double figures with 2 others coming up just short. Happy Hairston and Jim McMillian led LA with 19 points each. Gail Goodrich was next with 18, followed by Bill Bridges with 17, and Wilt with 15. Jerry West had a subpar performance as he could only manage 9 points. Keith Erickson put up 8, with future coaching legend Pat Riley totaling 3 points. Jim Price and Flynn Robinson hit for 2, and 1, respectively.





Next Game:
11/24/72 vs Buffalo in Hershey, PA. The Sixers are 0-2 against the Braves this season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 95
Los Angeles - 135


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-19)
replay (3-17)
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 28, 2017 - 11:13 AM
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Philadelphia record:

actual (1-19)
replay (3-17)



David Harris - Jun 28, 2017 - 04:00 PM
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Jeff, Really enjoying your write-ups with the replay. I'm playing POTG as well with the 1960's seasons. I'm re-playing the play-offs from each season. In my 1960 play-off replay Boston defeated Detroit 4 games to 3 in the finals with the home team winning each game. Currently, I'm in the 1961 play-off with Boston and St. Louis reaching the finals.

David
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 30, 2017 - 08:35 PM
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David,

Thanks for your note and for following the replay. I think POTG Basketball is a great game, I just wish that I had discovered it sooner than a few years ago.

I would really like to see your results, please post them if you have the time. The 60's and 70's were my favorite era of pro basketball.

Jeff
Jeff Nicholson - Jul 08, 2017 - 01:53 PM
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Game 21

Philadelphia 76ers -vs- Buffalo Braves
Hershey, PA
November 24, 1972

The final stop on the road trip was Hershey, Pennsylvania, the site of Wilt's 100 point game 10 years prior, for a contest with the Buffalo Braves. Rest assured, The Big Dipper's record is still safe, although both teams did manage to break the century mark as the Braves topped the Sixers by 19 points, 134-115.

Just how bad are the Sixers ? Here's an example. In the real life '72-73 season Buffalo tied Portland for the second worst record in the league at 21-61. In the replay, the Sixers have played the Braves 3 times, losing all 3 games, by 29, 39, and 19 points. An average margin of defeat of 29 points per game. What must Chicago, Phoenix, and Seattle be thinking ?

8 of the 9 Braves who took the floor scored in double digits, led by Bob Kauffman with 28. Randy Smith also broke 20 as he netted 21 points. John Hummer was next as he tossed in 17, followed by Dick Garrett with 16, Fred Hilton with 15, and Elmore Smith with 14. Bill Hewitt and Bob McAdoo rounded out the double digit scorers for Buffalo as they each finished with 10. Howard Komives found himself at the bottom of the scoring column for the Braves as he ended the game with just 3 points.

The Sixers also had 2 players crack the 20 point mark, but the rest of the team couldn't match the Braves. John Block led Philadelphia with 24 points, while Fred Carter was close on his heels with 23. Leroy Ellis missed 20 by just a basket, finishing with 18 points. John Trapp was next with a total of 12 points for the game. Philadelphia had 4 players that came close to totaling double digits, which would have given the Sixers 8 for the game, the same number as Buffalo. Freddie Boyd had 9 points, with Dale Schlueter, Hal Greer, and Manny Leaks each scoring 8. Kevin Loughery brought up the rear with 5 points.





Next Game:
11/25/72 vs Portland at The Spectrum. This will be their first meeting of the season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 96
Buffalo - 105


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-20)
replay (3-18)
Jeff Nicholson - Jul 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM
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Game 22

Portland Trail Blazers @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
November 25, 1972

Asking again, just how bad are the Sixers, here's another example. In their return to the Spectrum, the Sixers are thrashed by the aforementioned Portland Trail Blazers, suffering a 22 point home loss. Worse, the anemic Philadelphia offense could only manage 74 points, while the defense allowed Portland to score 96.

The Trail Blazers had 4 players in double figures, led by Geoff Petrie with 29 points. Ollie Johnson was next with 17, followed by Sidney Wicks with 14, and Dave Wohl with 10. LaRue Martin, the #1 overall pick in the 1972 NBA draft, just missed double figures as he finished with 9 points.

Philadelphia had only 3 players hit double digits, with none cracking the 20 point mark. John Block topped the scoring column for the Sixers as he tossed in 17 points, with Fred Carter next at 15. John Trapp rounded out the double digit scoring as he totaled 13. Manny Leaks just missed joining this group as he notched 9 points. At the bottom of the scoring column, Leroy Ellis and Hal Greer combined for just 1 point.





Next Game:
11/28/72 at Buffalo. The Sixers are 0-3 vs the Braves this season.


actual result:
Portland - 117
Philadelphia - 106


Philadelphia record:
actual (1-21)
replay (3-19)
Jeff Nicholson - Aug 29, 2017 - 12:29 PM
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Game 23

Philadelphia 76ers @ Buffalo Braves
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
November 28, 1972

The Sixers travelled to Buffalo and pulled off a double, of sorts. Philadelphia won the real life game by 7 points, 101-94. In the replay, they eked out a 1 point win over the Braves, 128-127.

A bugaboo all season for the Sixers has been getting meaningful contributions from those at the bottom of the scoring column. That ship was righted, at least for this game, as everyone who played pulled their own weight. Given the slim margin of victory, that has to be looked at as the key to the win. John Block led the Sixers in scoring as he totaled 29 points, with Fred Carter next at 25. The double digit scoring was rounded out by the trio of Leroy Ellis with 18, Kevin Loughery with 17, and John Trapp with 16. Dale Schlueter just missed double digits as he tossed in 9. Freddie Boyd and Manny Leaks hit for 7 each.

The Braves had 6 players in double figures, including one 30 point scorer and another who was just a field goal away from 30. On the flip side, the bottom 3 in the scoring column only contributed 7 points. Buffalo was topped by Bob Kauffman who came close to doubling his real life PPG as he netted 30 points. Bob McAdoo came close to 30 as he put up 28. Elmore Smith hit for 19, followed by Randy Smith with 18, Fred Hilton with 14, and Dick Garrett with 11.





Next Game:
11/29/72 vs New York at The Spectrum. The Sixers are 0-2 vs the Knicks this season, losing by 54 and 27 points.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 101
Buffalo - 94


Philadelphia record:
actual (2-21)
replay (4-19)
Jeff Nicholson - Sep 20, 2017 - 02:50 PM
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Game 24

New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
November 29, 1972

In a case of art imitating life, the Sixers return home to The Spectrum after their road win against the Braves and run smack dab into a harsh dose of reality as the visiting Knickerbockers bludgeon them by 48 points, 134-86. This was the same margin of victory as in the actual game where New York prevailed 139-91.

New York had 6 players in double figures, with 2 others falling just short of that mark. Dave DeBusschere lead the assault with 26 points, followed by "Clyde" Frazier with 23. "Dollar Bill" Bradley just missed 20 points as he totaled 19. Rounding out the double digit scorers were Earl "The Pearl" Monroe with 17 points, John Gianelli with 12, and Jerry Lucas with 11. Dick Barnett with 9 and Willis Reed with 8 both came close to the 10 point mark. At the bottom of the scoring column were Henry Bibby with 5 points and Dean "The Dream" Meminger with 4.

So many great nicknames on New York !

Philadelphia had 3 players score in double digits, with a couple of others coming close, but overall this was just a woeful game. Fred Carter topped the Sixers in scoring with 24 points, followed by John Block with 16 and Leroy Ellis with 13. Kevin Loughery and Manny Leaks netted 8 points each, with Dave Sorenson adding 7. The ship that was righted in the win at Buffalo capsized in The Spectrum as the bottom 4 players in the scoring column for Philadelphia totaled just 10 points.

The Sixers are now 0-3 vs the Knicks this season, losing by 54, 27, and 48 points.





Next Game:
12/1/72 vs Boston at The Spectrum. The Sixers are 0-1 vs the Celtics this season, losing by 33 points at the Garden.


actual result:
New York - 139
Philadelphia - 91


Philadelphia record:
actual (2-22)
replay (4-20)
Jeff Nicholson - Oct 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM
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Game 25

Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 1, 1972

The Celtics roll into Philadelphia and drub the hapless Sixers by 52 points, 143-91.

Boston had 6 players notch double digits for the game, with another just missing that level. Jo Jo White topped the Celtics in scoring as he netted 30, followed by Dave Cowens who totaled 23. Paul Silas with 19, Don Nelson with 18, and John Havlicek with 17 all came close to the 20 point mark. Paul Westphal rounded out the double digit scorers as he tossed in 11, while Art Williams just missed joining that group as he put up 9 points.

The Sixers had 2 players reach 20 points but they didn't have the horsepower, or man power, to play at Boston's level. John Block hit 24 to lead the scoring, with Fred Carter next at 20. Leroy Ellis with 12, and Kevin Loughery with 11, were the only other Sixers to put up double figures in the scoring column.





Next Game:
12/2/72 at Boston. The Sixers are 0-2 vs the Celtics this season, losing by 33 at the Garden and the above noted 52 at the Spectrum.


actual result:
Boston - 105
Philadelphia - 99


Philadelphia record:
actual (2-23)
replay (4-21)
Downey Games - Oct 08, 2017 - 03:45 PM
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Jeff Nicholson wrote:
Game 25

Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 1, 1972

The Celtics roll into Philadelphia and drub the hapless Sixers by 52 points, 143-91.

Boston had 6 players notch double digits for the game, with another just missing that level. Jo Jo White topped the Celtics in scoring as he netted 30, followed by Dave Cowens who totaled 23. Paul Silas with 19, Don Nelson with 18, and John Havlicek with 17 all came close to the 20 point mark. Paul Westphal rounded out the double digit scorers as he tossed in 11, while Art Williams just missed joining that group as he put up 9 points.

The Sixers had 2 players reach 20 points but they didn't have the horsepower, or man power, to play at Boston's level. John Block hit 24 to lead the scoring, with Fred Carter next at 20. Leroy Ellis with 12, and Kevin Loughery with 11, were the only other Sixers to put up double figures in the scoring column.





Next Game:
12/2/72 at Boston. The Sixers are 0-2 vs the Celtics this season, losing by 33 at the Garden and the above noted 52 at the Spectrum.


actual result:
Boston - 105
Philadelphia - 99


Philadelphia record:
actual (2-23)
replay (4-21)


Wow! Two absolute thrashings in a row.
Jeff Nicholson - Oct 09, 2017 - 02:31 PM
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Downey Games wrote:
Wow! Two absolute thrashings in a row.


With the next game being played in Boston the Sixers could easily make it a trifecta ! Smile
Jeff Nicholson - Oct 10, 2017 - 11:29 AM
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Jeff Nicholson - Oct 24, 2017 - 02:14 PM
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Game 26

Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics
Boston Garden
December 2, 1972

If you're holding a ticket for the Blowout Trifecta, you can cash it in. For the third game in a row the Sixers are trounced, making each of those tickets a winner. Just one day after being hammered by the Celtics in Philadelphia, the Sixers are once again a bunch of nails as the Celtics pound them at the Garden by 30 points, 129-99.

The story of the game for the Celtics isn't that they had 6 players in double figures. Nor is it that one of those double digit scorers just missed 30, and three others barely missed 20. It isn't even that John Havlicek topped the scoring column with 29. The real story of the game for Boston is reserve Guard Art Williams and his unexpected on court performance. Williams averaged 3.2 PPG during the '72-73 season, yet when the final horn sounded the scorebook showed that he had hit for 19 points. The Sixers have a way of making a lot of opponents look very good.

Philadelphia had 4 players total double digits, with a couple of others just a field goal away. Fred Carter led the scoring as he put up 22, followed by John Block with 19, John Trapp with 16, and Kevin Loughery with 14. Freddie Boyd and Manny Leaks came close to double figures as they each notched 8. Leroy Ellis with 7 and Dave Sorenson with 5 rounded out the points for the Sixers. Once again the bottom of the scoring column lacked production as Dale Schlueter and Hal Greer combined for a goose egg.





Next Game:
12/6/72 vs the Kansas City-Omaha Kings at The Spectrum. The Sixers are 0-2 vs the Kings this season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 120
Boston - 131


Philadelphia record:
actual (2-24)
replay (4-22)
Jeff Nicholson - Nov 28, 2017 - 12:19 PM
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Game 27

Kansas City - Omaha Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 6, 1972

The Sixers returned to The Spectrum after their pounding in Beantown, unfortunately for the Philadelphia fans it was the same old group of Sixers that returned. The Kansas City - Omaha Kings paid a visit and left with their third win in three games against the Sixers this season, 140-120.

The Kings had 8 double digit scorers, led by Nate "Tiny" Archibald with 38. Sam Lacey was second in the scoring column as he totaled 20, followed by Tom Van Arsdale with 19, and Matt Guokas with 12. Don Kojis, Nate Willimas, and Ron Riley each had 11, with Toby Kimball rounding out the double digit scoring as he finished with 10 points. Johnny Green with 7 and Mike Ratliff with 1 completed the scoring for the Kings.

Philadelphia had 7 players in double figures, with an 8th falling just short of that mark, but as has been the case many times this season, the team effort just wasn't enough. Fred Carter led the scoring with 22 points, with Leroy Ellis also reaching the 20 point mark on the number. John Trapp was next in scoring as he hit for 16 points, followed by Manny Leaks with 15, Kevin Loughery with 14, John Block with 13, and Mike Price with 10. Freddie Boyd was a bucket short of double figures as he put up 8 points. Yet again the bottom of the Philadelphia scoring column contributed all but nothing as Dale Schlueter scored just 2 points and Hal Greer was once again left holding a goose's egg. Schlueter and Greer have combined for just 2 points over the last two games.





Next Game:
12/7/72 vs Phoenix in Pittsburgh, PA. The Sixers are 1-0 against the Suns this season, winning 111-100 on November 12 in Phoenix.


actual result:
Kansas City-Omaha - 117
Philadelphia - 122


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-24)
replay (4-23)
BillS - Nov 28, 2017 - 03:02 PM
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Nice to see this replay back!

Man, is that Sixer defense bad! Defense = Effort. It looks like the boys from Philly have quit!
Jeff Nicholson - Nov 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM
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BillS wrote:
Nice to see this replay back!

Man, is that Sixer defense bad! Defense = Effort. It looks like the boys from Philly have quit!


Thank you !

I hadn't meant to go such a long time between postings, I've just had a lot of things going on that ate into my gaming time a bit. That in turn made finding time to post very problematic.

You're right about the Sixers' defense, bad is putting it mildly. They must have gotten overconfident after that season opening win in Chicago. Smile
FrankC - Nov 30, 2017 - 01:46 PM
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The Sixers are like the 62 Mets, In fact the Mets are actually better than this group from Philly.

It must be disheartening to play the Sixers who continually lose. It would be like replaying the Browns of the past few years or the Lions when they lost every game.
Jeff Nicholson - Dec 06, 2017 - 03:26 PM
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I go into every game expecting them to lose, so when they do win it's a pleasant surprise.

Three of their four wins have been very surprising, especially that season opener against the Bulls. Whenever the unexpected happens that's like the cherry on top !
Jeff Nicholson - May 07, 2018 - 01:46 PM
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Game 28

Phoenix Suns -v- Philadelphia 76ers
Pittsburgh, PA
December 7, 1972

It's said that revenge is a dish best served cold. While that old saying isn't referring to the weather, the Sixers should have taken the weather as an omen. After a high of 60 degrees in Pittsburgh on December 6, the high on December 7 was only 27 degrees. The Suns took advantage of the cold and got revenge for an earlier loss to the Sixers, winning by 10 points, 126-116.

Phoenix had 3 players hit for 20 or more, while The Hawk, Connie Hawkins, missed reaching that mark by an old fashioned 3 point play. Charlie Scott topped the Suns in scoring with 29, with Dick Van Arsdale notching 23, and Neal Walk putting up 20. Hawkins was next with 17, followed by Walt Wesley with 9, Mo Layton with 8, Clem Haskins and Corky Calhoun each with 6, Lamar Green with 5, and Scott English at the bottom of the scoring column with 3.

The Sixers had 5 players in double digits with 2 others barely missing that level, and they matched the Suns in 20 point scorers, but it wasn't enough. Fred Carter led Philadelphia with 28, while John Block and Kevin Loughery were next with 20 each. The double digit scoring was rounded out by John Trapp and Leroy Ellis who each tossed in 10. Freddie Boyd at 9, and Manny Leaks at 8, both just missed getting double figures. Dave Sorenson was next with 6, followed by Hal Greer with 4, and Dale Schlueter with 1, in familiar spots at the bottom of the scoring list.





Next Game:
12/8/72 vs Chicago at The Spectrum. The Sixers are 1-0 against the Bulls this season, winning the first game of the year on October 10 in Chicago, 100-98.


actual result:
Phoenix - 117
Philadelphia - 102


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-25)
replay (4-24)
Jeff Nicholson - May 09, 2018 - 02:43 PM
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Game 29

Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 8, 1972

Like Phoenix did in the previous game, Chicago avenged an earlier loss to Philadelphia by thrashing the Sixers at The Spectrum, 136-109.

The Bulls had 6 players in double figures, topped by Bob "Butterbean" Love who netted 30. "Chet the Jet" Walker was second on the scoring list with 22, followed by Garfield Heard with 17 and "Stormin' Norman" Van Lier with 15. The double figure scoring was rounded out by Bob Weiss and Clifford Ray who each claimed 12 points. Dennis Awtrey and Jim King both put up 8, with Frank Russell adding 7 and Rowland Garrett 5.

The Sixers also had 6 players in double digits, but it wasn't enough. Fred Carter led the scoring with 23, followed by Kevin Loughery with 18. Freddie Boyd hit for 16, John Block for 15, John Trapp for 13, and Leroy Ellis for 11. Manny Leaks totaled 7 and Dave Sorenson tossed in 6. Dale Schlueter spent the game building arm strength by holding the scoring column up in one hand, and a goose's egg up in the other.





Next Game:
12/9/72 vs the Knicks at the Garden. The Sixers are 0-3 when facing the Knicks this season and have yet to reach 90 points in any of the 3 games.


actual result:
Chicago - 118
Philadelphia - 102


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-26)
replay (4-25)
Jeff Nicholson - May 14, 2018 - 01:24 PM
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Game 30

Philadelphia 76ers @ New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden
December 9, 1972

The final score wasn't an exact duplicate of the previous game, but it came within a whisker. What was duplicated was the thrashing that the Sixers absorbed, as the Knickerbockers won easily in the Garden by 26 points, 135-109.

All 8 players for the Knicks reached double digits, with 3 of those notching 20 or more. "Dollar Bill" led the scoring with 27, followed by "Clyde" with 21, and "The Pearl" with 20 to round out the 20 point scorers. Former MLB pitcher Dave DeBusschere threw in 18, while Willis Reed totaled 14. Jerry Lucas with 13, Phil Jackson with 12, and "The Dream" with 10 completed the scoring column for New York.

Philadelphia had 5 in double figures, including 2 with more than 20, but once again fell woefully short of what was needed. Fred Carter topped the Sixers with 27, followed closely by John Block with 25. Kevin Loughery claimed 16, Leroy Ellis 13, and Freddie Boyd 11 to finish out the double figure scoring. John Trapp and Manny Leaks each put up 8, with Dale Schlueter in a familiar spot at the bottom of the scoring list as he totaled 1 point.





Next Game:
12/12/72 @ Baltimore. This will be the first matchup of the season between the Sixers and Bullets.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 109
New York - 120


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-27)
replay (4-26)
Jeff Nicholson - May 17, 2018 - 11:11 AM
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Jeff Nicholson - May 26, 2018 - 01:01 PM
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Game 31

Philadelphia 76ers @ Baltimore Bullets
Baltimore Civic Center
December 12, 1972

The Sixers travel to Maryland and are handed their 3rd straight defeat by 20+ as they lose to the Bullets by 25 points, 123-98.

Philadelphia had 5 players score in double figures but as has become the norm this season the team effort wasn't enough to overcome the opposition. Fred Carter led the scoring with 27 points, followed by Kevin Loughery with 17, Freddie Boyd with 16, Leroy Ellis with 11, and Manny Leaks with 10 to round out the top half of the scoring column. The bottom half showed Dave Sorenson totaling 8 points, John Block 6, John Trapp 2, and, in familiar territory, Dale Schlueter notching just 1 and Hal Greer collecting another goose egg.

Baltimore was paced by Phil Chenier who hit for 28 points. Flynn Robinson was a close second as he almost quadrupled his 6.9 PPG real life average by putting up 26. The "Big E" Elvin Hayes was next with 17, followed in order by, Mike Riordan with 14, John Tresvant 9, Tom Patterson and Wes Unseld who both tossed in 7, Stan Love with 6, Kevin Porter 5, and Dave Stallworth who claimed 4.





Next Game:
12/13/72 vs Los Angeles at The Spectrum. The Sixers are 0-1 against the Lakers this season, losing 111-101 on November 19 in Tinseltown.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 102
Baltimore - 123


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-28)
replay (4-27)
Jeff Nicholson - May 28, 2018 - 05:08 PM
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Game 32

Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 13, 1972

Philadelphia is on a roll, but it's not the good kind. For the fourth game in a row the Sixers lose by 20+ as the Lakers clobber them at The Spectrum by 28 points, 132-104.

The Lakers exhibited the kind of balanced scoring attack that Sixers fans can only dream about. Los Angeles had 8 players in double figures, led by Jim McMillian who hit for 31. The Logo, Jerry West, was second in scoring with 16, followed by Bill Bridges and Wilt Chamberlain who each added 14, Gail Goodrich with 13, Pat Riley and Travis Grant who both put up 11, and former Sixer Mel Counts with 10 to finish out the double digit scorers. Keith Erickson collected 8 and Jim Price 4 to complete the scoring.

The Sixers had 5 in double figures, with a couple of near misses, but the horsepower just wasn't there. John Block topped Philadelphia as he tossed in 22, with Fred Carter next as he claimed 18. Leroy Ellis with 17, John Trapp with 14, and Freddie Boyd with 10 were the other double digit scorers. Dave Sorenson with 9 and Manny Leaks with 8 both just missed the 10 point mark. The last two in the scoring column were Hal Greer who totaled 4 and Kevin Loughery who added 2. Dale Schlueter grabbed yet another goose's egg and now has one-third of a dozen for the season.





Next Game:
12/16/72 vs Buffalo at The Spectrum. The Sixers have 1 win against the Braves this season in 4 games.


actual result:
Los Angeles - 128
Philadelphia - 90


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-29)
replay (4-28)
BillS - May 29, 2018 - 11:14 AM
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Well, they've got a shot against Buffalo. Time to break that -20 point streak!
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 01, 2018 - 12:18 PM
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BillS wrote:
Well, they've got a shot against Buffalo. Time to break that -20 point streak!

They woulda, coulda, shoulda had a shot against the Braves, but, being the Sixers, they wound up shooting themselves in every single foot on the team. Very Happy


Game 33

Buffalo Braves @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Spectrum
December 16, 1972

The Sixers broke their 20 point losing streak, sort of. The Buffalo Braves, holders of the second worst record in the '72-73 NBA season at 21-61 along with the Portland Trail Blazers, visited The Spectrum and absolutely waxed the Sixers, winning by 32 points, 119-87. Even when you're the worst team in the league, losing, at home, to the second worst team is bad enough. Losing by 32 makes it even more difficult to accept. But the extra salt in the wound is only managing to score 87 points.

Buffalo had 5 players in double digits, with 2 others a free throw away. Bob Kauffman and Bob McAdoo led the Braves in scoring and were just a bucket away from 30 as they each netted 28. Elmore Smith with 17, Dave Wohl with 14, and Howard Komives with 10 were the other double digit scorers. Dick Garrett and Randy Smith each had 9 points, with John Hummer putting up 4 to complete the scoring. Bill Hewitt somehow finished the game with 0 points.

Philadelphia used 10 players in the game, with all 10 getting into the scoring column, but their efforts were woefully short of what was needed. John Block topped the Sixers in scoring with 15 points. If your leading scorer for the game in the NBA of the early 70's only had 15 points, you were most likely in for a very long night. There were 3 other Sixers who hit for 10 or more, Fred Carter with 13, as well as Freddie Boyd and Hal Greer who both finished on the number. Kevin Loughery and Manny Leaks each put up 9, followed by John Trapp with 7, Dale Schlueter and Dave Sorenson who both had 6, and Leroy Ellis at the bottom of the scoring list with 2.





Next Game:
12/20/72 at Detroit. This will be the first meeting of the season between the Sixers and Pistons.


actual result:
Buffalo - 126
Philadelphia - 103


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-30)
replay (4-29)
Jeff Nicholson - Jun 22, 2018 - 12:11 PM
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Game 34

Philadelphia 76ers @ Detroit Pistons
Cobo Arena
December 20, 1972

It wasn't a loss by 30, or 20, but it was still a loss. The Sixers hit the road and pulled into the Motor City where they lost by 13 to the team that used to call Ft. Wayne, Indiana home, 117-104.

Philadelphia had 6 players in double figures, including 2 with 20 or more, but, like a broken record whose lyrics repeat throughout the season, the effort just wasn't enough. Fred Carter was at the top of the scoring column as he netted 21, with Kevin Loughery close behind as he tossed in 20. The double digit scoring was rounded out by Freddie Boyd and Leroy Ellis who each totaled 13, Manny Leaks who claimed 11, and John Trapp with 10. Mike Price had 8, Dave Sorenson 6, and Dale Schlueter 2 to complete the scoring.

The Pistons also had 6 players reach double digits, with 3 of those collecting 20 or more. Curtis Rowe and Dave Bing led the scoring as they each hit for 24, with Bob Lanier a couple of buckets behind as he claimed 20. Don Adams with 15, Willie Norwood 11, Stu Lantz 10, John Mengelt 8, Chris Ford 4, and Jim Davis with 1 finished out the 117 total. Bob Nash failed to break into the scoring column, ending the game with 0 points.





Next Game:
12/22/72 @ Houston. The Sixers are 0-2 vs the Rockets this season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 113
Detroit - 141


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-31)
replay (4-30)
Jeff Nicholson - Jul 08, 2018 - 11:43 AM
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Game 35

Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets
Hofheinz Pavilion
December 22, 1972

Make that 1-2. The Sixers surprise the Rockets in the Magnolia City, leaving town with a 15 point victory, 111-96.

It's amazing what can happen when everyone who takes the floor makes a worthwhile contribution. All 10 players for the Sixers made it into the scoring column, 6 of those notching double digits. Fred Carter led the scoring with 23 points, followed by a trio who each hit for 14, John Trapp, Kevin Loughery, and Leroy Ellis. Freddie Boyd with 12 and Mike Price with 10 completed the 6. Dave Sorenson and Manny Leaks were a bucket short of double digits as they each put up 8 points. The bottom of the scoring column saw some familiar names but the numbers were different as Dale Schlueter totaled 5 points and Hal Greer claimed 3.

Houston also had 6 players in double figures, but they were hurt by a lack of production from their leading scorer. Jack Marin shows 18 in the scorebook, with Mike Newlin going for 16, Calvin Murphy 15, Don Smith 14, and Jimmy Walker 12. Real life leading scorer Rudy Tomjanovich was well short of his 19.3 PPG as he could only net 11 points. Cliff Meely hit for 6, Stan McKenzie 3, and Otto Moore 1 to round out the scoring for the Rockets.





Next Game:
12/23/72 @ Atlanta, the first of 2 straight against the Hawks. The Sixers are 0-1 vs the team from Georgia this season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 103
Houston - 116


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-32)
replay (5-30)
Jeff Nicholson - Jul 16, 2018 - 02:11 PM
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Jeff Nicholson - Jul 25, 2018 - 01:18 PM
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Game 36

Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks
Omni Coliseum
December 23, 1972

Normalcy returns as the Sixers travel to the Peach State and lose to the hometown Hawks by 15 points, 126-111.

Philadelphia had 6 players score in double digits but they just didn't have the firepower to overcome the twosome of Maravich and Hudson. Leroy Ellis led the Sixers in scoring with 20, followed by John Trapp and Kevin Loughery who each put up 17. Fred Carter totaled 16, Freddie Boyd 13, and Hal Greer 10 to round out the double digit scorers. Dave Sorenson had 8, Manny Leaks 5, Mike Price 4, and Dale Schlueter 1 to complete the scoring for the Sixers.

The Hawks also had 6 players notch 10 or more, led by the duo of "Pistol Pete" Maravich who hit for 31 and "Sweet Lou" Hudson who claimed 24. Eddie Mast had 18, Bob Christian and Jim Washington 16 apiece, and Herm Gilliam 11 to finish out the double figure scoring. The bottom of the scoring column showed Steve Bracey with 7 and Don May with 3.





Next Game:
12/27/72 vs Atlanta, the second of 2 in a row against the Hawks. This one will be played in the Steel City.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 112
Atlanta - 124


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-33)
replay (5-31)
BillS - Jul 26, 2018 - 01:05 PM
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Looks like the Sixers missed John Block for that Hawks game. Also, it seems it was an off-night for Fred Carter. If Carter plays more like usual and Block is in, Sixers win that game.
Jeff Nicholson - Jul 27, 2018 - 12:58 PM
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BillS wrote:
Looks like the Sixers missed John Block for that Hawks game. Also, it seems it was an off-night for Fred Carter. If Carter plays more like usual and Block is in, Sixers win that game.

You're being very kind to the Sixers Very Happy

Carter did have a bit of an off night, but, they were able to defeat the Rockets recently, helped by Rudy T having an off night, so, I guess what goes around really does come around !

They're just a terrible team, which is reflected in both their DEF and HCA ratings.

Basketball Reference gives them 15 expected wins so I think they'll wind up somewhere around that number. The season isn't quite half over and they've got 5 W's so they'll need to pick it up just a bit.

I'm dating myself with this terminology, but I'm having a blast with this replay. POTG is the basketball game that I had been looking for, I just wish that I had discovered it sooner than I did.

Thanks for following along !
Jeff Nicholson - Aug 16, 2018 - 11:45 AM
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Game 37

Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Pittsburgh, PA
December 27, 1972

The previous game in Atlanta was just a warmup as for the second time in two straight games the Hawks emerge victorious against the Sixers, nearly doubling their prior winning margin by claiming a 29 point victory in the Steel City, 131-102.

Philadelphia was overmatched and outgunned, but that's been the story of the season, as 5 players in double figures and 2 others coming close just wasn't enough. Fred Carter led in scoring as he totaled 22, followed by John Block with 18, Leroy Ellis 15, Kevin Loughery 13, and Manny Leaks 10 to round out the double digit scorers. John Trapp with 9 and Mike Price with 8 just missed claiming double figures. The bottom of the scoring column showed Freddie Boyd tossing in 4 points and Dale Schlueter notching 3.

Atlanta was paced by the duo of Pete Maravich and Lou Hudson who were once again too much for Philadelphia to handle, way too much. Maravich put up 41, Hudson hit for 35, and their combined 76 points accounted for almost 60% of Atlanta's total. In the supporting cast, Herm Gilliam had 14, George Trapp 12, giving him family bragging rights over his brother John who only had 9 for the Sixers, and Jim Washington 10 to complete the double figure scoring list. Don May just missed double figures as he totaled 9 points, with Bob Christian adding 5, Steve Bracey 4, and Eddie Mast 1.





Next Game:
12/30/72 vs Boston in Providence, RI. The Sixers are 0-3 against the Celtics this season with the closest game being decided by 30 points.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 120
Atlanta - 121


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-34)
replay (5-32)
Jeff Nicholson - Sep 11, 2018 - 03:38 PM
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Game 38

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
Providence, RI
December 30, 1972

The scoring difference wasn't 30 or more but the game was still another checkmark in the Loss column for the Sixers, as for the fourth time in four games against the Celtics this season they come up short, this time in Providence, RI by 11 points, 124-113.

Everyone who took the floor for Philadelphia made a contribution, but it wasn't enough against a team that won 68 games in the real life '72-73 season. Fred Carter topped the scoring column with 21, followed by Leroy Ellis who had 20. Kevin Loughery notched 18 points, John Block 16, and John Trapp 13, to round out the double digit scorers. Dale Schlueter added 8, Freddie Boyd and Manny Leaks 7 each, and Mike Price 3 to complete the scoring.

The defense of the Sixers did a comendable job in containing the top 3 scorers for the Celtics, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, and Jo Jo White. However, that same defense failed miserably in trying to contain Don Chaney, who led the Celtics in scoring with 28 points, more than double his real life average of 13.1 PPG. White was next on the scoring list with 23, followed by "Hondo" who put up 21, Cowens who netted 15, and Art Williams with 11 to finish the double figure scoring. Paul Silas just missed double figures as he totaled 9 points, with Steve Kuberski claiming 7, Hank Finkel and Paul Westphal 4 each, and Tom Sanders 2.





Next Game:
1/2/73 @ Buffalo. The Sixers are 1-4 vs the Braves this season.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 107
Boston - 117


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-35)
replay (5-33)
BillS - Sep 11, 2018 - 03:45 PM
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A much more competitive game than many have been! That's a funny scorers' table for the Celtics, with Chaney leading all scorers. I'm sure it happened a couple of times during that season, but probably not many. It's nice that POTG allows stuff like that to happen.
Jeff Nicholson - Sep 13, 2018 - 12:49 PM
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BillS wrote:
A much more competitive game than many have been! That's a funny scorers' table for the Celtics, with Chaney leading all scorers. I'm sure it happened a couple of times during that season, but probably not many. It's nice that POTG allows stuff like that to happen.

Yes, the Celtics were no doubt expecting another easy win like the first three had been.

Chaney had to max out his scoring rolls, and get help from Philadelphia's horrible Defensive rating to get those 28 points. I really like it that these things can happen without them being forced. Is Chaney going to score 28 very often, not by a longshot. But, these type of things do happen and, like you, I'm glad that the POTG engine accounts for them. Something similar also happened in Game 26 when Art Williams, also of the Celtics, scored 19 points when he had just a 3.2 PPG real life average.

The flip side of the above is also true. In all of the POTG Basketball that I have played, I've had a very small number of times where someone with 3 Scoring Rolls came up with goose eggs all 3 times. On one occasion, just one, a player with 4 Scoring Rolls ended up 0-0-0-1. That's a killer for any team's chances. In Game 1 of the 1968 ABA finals that I posted a couple of years ago, Connie Hawkins scored just 12 points from 5 Scoring Rolls in the #1 spot. Not surprisingly, the Pipers went down to defeat. I pointed those things out just to illustrate that in POTG a part-timer can come up with a super game, and good, or even great players can fall flat.

Thanks for following the replay.
Jeff Nicholson - Sep 18, 2018 - 12:12 PM
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Game 39

Philadelphia 76ers @ Buffalo Braves
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
January 2, 1973

As they used to say at carnivals, "Close, but no cigar." The Sixers travel to Buffalo and lose to one of the two second worst teams in the league by the narrowest of margins, 109-108. The Sixers are now 1-5 against the Braves this season.

Philadelphia had 5 players in double figures, with a 6th just missing, but still came up short of what was needed. Fred Carter led the Sixers in scoring with 22, with Leroy Ellis next as he put up 17. Kevin Loughery hit for 16, Freddie Boyd 14, and John Block 13 to round out those with 10+. Dave Sorenson just missed joining that group as he finished with 9 points, followed by John Trapp with 7, Mike Price 5, Dale Schlueter 3, and Manny Leaks 2.

The Braves came within 6 points of having everyone who took the floor finish with double digits. As it was they had 6 players score 10 or more, topped by Bob Kauffman who ended the game with 20 points. Bob McAdoo and Randy Smith each netted 15, followed by Fred Hilton who totaled 13, Elmore Smith 12, and Dave Wohl 10 to complete the 6. Dick Garrett tossed in 9, Howard Komives 8, and Bill Hewitt 7 to round out the scorecard.





Next Game:
1/5/73 @ Portland. The Sixers are 0-1 vs the Trail Blazers this season, scoring only 74 points, at home, in the game on November 25th.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 110
Buffalo - 114


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-36)
replay (5-34)
Jeff Nicholson - Oct 10, 2018 - 01:31 PM
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Game 40

Philadelphia 76ers @ Portland Trail Blazers
Memorial Coliseum
January 5, 1973

The Sixers travel across the country and not only do they not get a chance to try for a cigar at any of the midway games, they can't even get into the carnival as they're waylaid by the Trail Blazers, the other second worst team in the league, by 36 points, 149-113.

Six players in double figures, with a seventh coming close, wasn't nearly enough for Philadelphia. Add in an all too familiar tale at the bottom of the scoring column and the end result was another embarrassing loss. John Block topped the scoring list with 26 points, followed by Fred Carter with 21 and Kevin Loughery with 19. Leroy Ellis put up 14, with Freddie Boyd and Manny Leaks adding 10 each to round out the double figure scorers. Mike Price hit for 8 points, Dale Schlueter for 5, and in an oft told bottom of the scoring column story, Dave Sorenson and Hal Greer both went hunting for, and found, goose eggs.

Portland duplicated Philadelphia with six double digit scorers of their own, and a seventh coming close, but the final numbers were vastly different. Geoff Petrie led the Trail Blazers in scoring as he scorched the lackluster Philly defense for 40 points. Sidney Wicks was second in the scorebook as he netted 29, followed by Lloyd Neal with 25, Charlie Davis 15, Greg Smith 12, and Ollie Johnson 10 to complete the double digit list. Rick Adelman had 9, LaRue Martin 5, Larry Steele 3, and Terry Dischinger 1 to reach the 149 total.





Next Game:
1/6/73 @ Golden State. The Sixers are 0-1 vs the Warriors this season, losing by 3 points on the road in the game of November 16th.


actual result:
Philadelphia - 102
Portland - 135


Philadelphia record:
actual (3-37)
replay (5-35)
Jeff Nicholson - Oct 13, 2018 - 01:38 PM
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