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1977 Buffalo Braves (1970 - 1977)

1978-79  1977-78 1976-77

27 - 55 .329  (pythagorean: 29 - 53 .360)
Finished in 4th place, 28 games out of first.
Attendance: 252,457 Total; 6,157 Avg

Coaching:
Cotton Fitzsimmons 27 - 55

1977 Draft
2 - Larry Johnson, Kentucky
4 - Melvin Watkins, North Carolina-Charlotte
5 - Mike Hanley, Niagara
6 - Curvan Lewis, Virginia Union
7 - Mike Jackson, Tennessee
8 - Emery Sammons, Philadelphia Textile

1977-78 Game Log and Scores

  EFF Pts PPG FGM FGA FGP FTM FTA FTP 3PM 3PA 3PP OREB REB RPG AST APG STL BLK TO PF PACE
Offense 97.7 8634 105.3 3413 7323 .466 1808 2314 .781 0 0 .000 1083 3621 44.2 1975 24.1 650 327 1575 2017 107.2
Defense 100.5 8941 109.0 3623 7609 .476 1695 2250 .753 0 0 .000 1178 3765 45.9 2137 26.1 722 375 1476 2003  

Players
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Name G Min Pts PPG FGM FGA FGP FTM FTA FTP 3PM 3PA 3PP REB RPG AST APG STL BLK TO
Randy Smith 82 3314 2021 24.6 789 1697 .465 443 554 .800 0 0 .000 310 3.8 458 5.6 172 11 286
Billy Knight 53 2155 1215 22.9 457 926 .494 301 372 .809 0 0 .000 383 7.2 161 3.0 82 13 167
Swen Nater 78 2778 1210 15.5 501 994 .504 208 272 .765 0 0 .000 1029 13.2 216 2.8 40 47 225
John Shumate 18 590 224 12.4 75 151 .497 74 99 .747 0 0 .000 128 7.1 58 3.2 14 9 46
Larry McNeill 37 873 442 11.9 156 338 .462 130 156 .833 0 0 .000 188 5.1 45 1.2 18 10 60
Marvin Barnes 48 1377 566 11.8 226 543 .416 114 153 .745 0 0 .000 348 7.3 117 2.4 57 72 107
William Averitt 34 676 322 9.5 129 296 .436 64 96 .667 0 0 .000 50 1.5 128 3.8 22 8 88
Mike Glenn 56 947 441 7.9 195 370 .527 51 65 .785 0 0 .000 79 1.4 78 1.4 35 5 50
Chuck Williams 73 2002 530 7.3 208 436 .477 114 138 .826 0 0 .000 137 1.9 317 4.3 48 4 156
Wil Jones 79 1711 536 6.8 226 514 .440 84 119 .706 0 0 .000 334 4.2 116 1.5 70 43 137
Bill Willoughby 56 1079 376 6.7 156 363 .430 64 80 .800 0 0 .000 219 3.9 38 0.7 24 47 56
Jim McDaniels 42 694 236 5.6 100 234 .427 36 42 .857 0 0 .000 181 4.3 44 1.0 4 37 50
Ted McClain 41 727 212 5.2 81 184 .440 50 63 .794 0 0 .000 75 1.8 123 3.0 42 2 68
Gus Gerard 10 85 43 4.3 16 40 .400 11 15 .733 0 0 .000 14 1.4 9 0.9 2 3 7
Gary Brokaw 13 130 54 4.2 18 43 .419 18 24 .750 0 0 .000 12 0.9 20 1.5 3 5 12
Scott Lloyd 56 566 179 3.2 68 160 .425 43 58 .741 0 0 .000 119 2.1 35 0.6 11 9 36
Eddie Owens 8 63 21 2.6 9 21 .429 3 6 .500 0 0 .000 10 1.3 5 0.6 1 0 3
Larry Johnson 4 38 6 1.5 3 13 .231 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 5 1.3 7 1.8 5 2 3

Players (Extended Stats)
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Name G Min EFF AV VI PPFGA PPR RbRate
Randy Smith 82 3314 20.33 12.4 8.1 1.041 0.58 5.0
Billy Knight 53 2155 21.64 9.4 7.9 1.115 -2.77 9.5
Swen Nater 78 2778 22.56 12.9 8.3 1.086 -2.92 19.9
John Shumate 18 590 15.89 3.3 6.6 1.151 -1.31 0.0
Larry McNeill 37 873 11.76 4.5 4.2 1.087 -3.47 0.0
Marvin Barnes 48 1377 14.52 6.5 5.9 0.927 -2.16 0.0
William Averitt 34 676 7.15 2.9 3.7 0.952 -0.52 0.0
Mike Glenn 56 947 7.13 4.2 2.5 1.106 0.21 4.5
Chuck Williams 73 2002 8.60 6.0 3.9 1.067 2.76 3.7
Wil Jones 79 1711 8.09 6.0 3.5 0.946 -3.49 10.5
Bill Willoughby 56 1079 7.59 4.4 2.6 0.944 -2.84 10.9
Jim McDaniels 42 694 7.43 3.5 2.9 0.935 -2.98 14.0
Ted McClain 41 727 6.59 3.2 3.1 1.001 1.81 0.0
Gus Gerard 10 85 3.60 0.7 1.8 0.923 -1.25 0.0
Gary Brokaw 13 130 3.92 0.9 1.8 1.008 1.03 5.0
Scott Lloyd 56 566 3.75 2.6 1.6 0.965 -2.28 0.0
Eddie Owens 8 63 2.38 0.4 1.3 0.888 0.53 8.5
Larry Johnson 4 38 2.50 0.2 1.5 0.432 4.39 7.1

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