Washington Capitols

History

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The Capitols' 0.817 win percentage in the BAA's inaugural season is still one of the top 10 winning percentages in NBA history.

The Washington Capitols are also noteworthy for two long win streaks during their short history. In 1946, the Capitols won 17 straight games โ€” a streak that would remain the NBA's longest until 1969. The 15-0 start of the 1948-49 team is still the best in NBA history (albeit tied in 1993-94 by the Houston Rockets).

NBA Championships: None

Divisional Championships: Regular Season: 2 (1946-47 and 1948-49) ; playoffs (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950)

Basketball Hall of Famers:

Bill Sharman (leading scorer in the 1951 season)
Red Auerbach (coach)

Leading scorers by season

1947 - Bob Feerick - 16.8 ppg
1948 - Bob Feerick - 16.1 ppg
1949 - Bob Feerick - 13.0 ppg
1950 - Don Otten - 14.9 ppg (in 18 games. Jack Nichols scored 13.1 over 49 games, but Fred Scolari scored the most points, with 860 in 66 games.)
1951 - Bill Sharman - 12.2 ppg

Coaches and others

1947-1949 - Red Auerbach
1950 - Bob Feerick - player-coach
1951 - Bones McKinney - player-coach

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L % Playoffs Results
Washington Capitols (BAA)
1946-47 49 11 0.817 2-4 Lost Semifinals
1947-48 28 20 0.583 0-2 Lost West Div Tie
1948-49 38 22 0.633 6-5 Lost BAA Finals
Washington Capitols (NBA)
1949-50 32 36 0.471 0-2 Lost East Div Semis
1950-51 10 25 0.286

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