1947-48 St. Louis Bombers Season
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1947%E2%80%9348 St. Louis Bombers Season
1947-48 St. Louis Bombers season
Head coachKen Loeffler
ArenaSt. Louis Arena
Results
Record29–19 (.604)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishLost in BAA Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1947-48 BAA season was the Bombers' 2nd season in the BAA (which later became the NBA).[1]

Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Jack Underman -  United States Ohio State
- - Jack Knopf -  United States Louisville
- - Bob Kurland -  United States Oklahoma State
- - Paul Napolitano G/F  United States San Francisco
- - Jim Pollard F/C  United States Stanford
- - Bill Strannigan -  United States Wyoming
- - Herb Wilkinson -  United States Iowa

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Record vs. opponents

1947-48 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI NYK PHI PRO STL WAS
Baltimore -- 5-1 5-3 5-1 2-4 6-0 3-5 2-6
Boston 1-5 -- 3-3 1-7 4-4 6-2 2-4 3-3
Chicago 3-5 3-3 -- 6-0 4-2 4-2 3-5 5-3
New York 1-5 7-1 0-6 -- 4-4 7-1 4-2 3-3
Philadelphia 4-2 4-4 2-4 1-7 -- 8-0 3-3 2-4
Providence 0-6 2-6 2-4 1-7 0-8 -- 0-6 1-5
St. Louis 5-3 4-2 5-3 2-4 3-3 6-0 -- 4-4
Washington 6-2 3-3 3-5 3-3 4-2 5-1 4-4 --

Game log

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 13 @ Chicago 70-80 Red Rocha (17) 0-1
2 November 15 @ New York 67-73 Red Rocha (26) 0-2
3 November 18 @ Boston 65-50 Logan, Smawley (14) 1-2
4 November 20 Providence 73-67 Red Rocha (16) 2-2
5 November 22 Washington 70-62 Belus Smawley (17) 3-2
6 November 26 @ Washington 64-83 Johnny Logan (16) 3-3
7 November 29 Baltimore 67-71 Red Rocha (24) 3-4
8 December 2 @ Providence 86-66 Don Putman (18) 4-4
9 December 4 @ Baltimore 65-51 Red Rocha (21) 5-4
10 December 8 @ New York 56-71 Red Rocha (14) 5-5
11 December 11 @ Philadelphia 74-69 Belus Smawley (21) 6-5
12 December 12 @ Chicago 85-75 Bob Doll (18) 7-5
13 December 18 @ Baltimore 67-74 Johnny Logan (16) 7-6
14 December 19 @ Boston 70-78 Grady Lewis (13) 7-7
15 December 20 @ Washington 55-52 Belus Smawley (14) 8-7
16 December 25 Washington 56-73 Bob Doll (17) 8-8
17 December 28 Baltimore 67-63 Bob Doll (23) 9-8
18 January 1 Boston 58-48 Johnny Logan (15) 10-8
19 January 4 Philadelphia 80-66 Red Rocha (15) 11-8
20 January 8 Washington 76-73 Don Putman (17) 12-8
21 January 11 Baltimore 69-54 Red Rocha (14) 13-8
22 January 15 New York 55-59 Red Rocha (11) 13-9
23 January 18 Providence 70-61 Johnny Logan (18) 14-9
24 January 20 @ Philadelphia 59-82 Don Putman (10) 14-10
25 January 21 @ Washington 74-81 Johnny Logan (19) 14-11
26 January 22 @ Baltimore 71-68 Doll, Logan, Smawley (11) 15-11
27 January 25 Boston 72-54 Johnny Logan (15) 16-11
28 January 27 @ Providence 94-61 Red Rocha (20) 17-11
29 January 29 Chicago 62-60 Johnny Logan (17) 18-11
30 January 31 Philadelphia 60-66 Bob Doll (17) 18-12
31 February 5 Chicago 71-77 Doll, Smawley (13) 18-13
32 February 7 Philadelphia 67-54 Don Putman (14) 19-13
33 February 11 @ Chicago 80-78 Irv Rothenberg (23) 20-13
34 February 12 Chicago 74-80 Irv Rothenberg (24) 20-14
35 February 15 Baltimore 69-63 Johnny Logan (22) 21-14
36 February 19 Providence 78-69 Red Rocha (20) 22-14
37 February 22 New York 80-71 Red Rocha (19) 23-14
38 February 26 Boston 94-92 (2OT) Belus Smawley (23) 24-14
39 February 28 Washington 82-61 Logan, Rocha (18) 25-14
40 March 4 @ Baltimore 75-84 Belus Smawley (17) 25-15
41 March 5 @ Boston 68-71 Doll, Logan (14) 25-16
42 March 9 @ Providence 75-69 Red Rocha (19) 26-16
43 March 10 @ New York 82-73 Belus Smawley (20) 27-16
44 March 11 @ Philadelphia 74-92 Ariel Maughan (13) 27-17
45 March 13 @ Washington 69-86 Logan, Rocha, Smawley (13) 27-18
46 March 18 New York 80-91 Belus Smawley (20) 27-19
47 March 20 Chicago 75-63 Logan, Smawley (20) 28-19
48 March 21 @ Chicago 82-70 Red Rocha (19) 29-19

Playoffs

Semifinals

(W1) St. Louis Bombers vs. (E1) Philadelphia Warriors: Warriors win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis (March 23): St. Louis 60, Philadelphia 58
  • Game 2 @ St. Louis (March 25): Philadelphia 65, St. Louis 64
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia (March 27): Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 56
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia (March 30): St. Louis 56, Philadelphia 51
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis (April 1): St. Louis 69, Philadelphia 62
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia (April 3): Philadelphia 84, St. Louis 61
  • Game 7 @ St. Louis (April 6): Philadelphia 85, St. Louis 46

References


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