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1969-70 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: New York Knicks

Most Valuable Player: Willis Reed (21.7/13.9/2.0)
Rookie of the Year: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (28.8/14.5/4.1)

PPG Leader: Jerry West (31.2)
RPG Leader: Elvin Hayes (16.9)
APG Leader: Lenny Wilkens (9.1)
WS Leader: Jerry West (15.2)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
New York Knicks* 60 22 .732 115.0 105.9 8.42
Milwaukee Bucks* 56 26 .683 4.0 118.8 114.2 4.25
Baltimore Bullets* 50 32 .610 10.0 120.7 118.6 1.94
Philadelphia 76ers* 42 40 .512 18.0 121.9 118.5 3.32
Cincinnati Royals 36 46 .439 24.0 117.3 120.2 -2.55
Boston Celtics 34 48 .415 26.0 114.9 116.8 -1.60
Detroit Pistons 31 51 .378 29.0 112.8 116.1 -2.94
Western Division              
Atlanta Hawks* 48 34 .585 117.6 117.2 0.31
Los Angeles Lakers* 46 36 .561 2.0 113.7 111.8 1.76
Phoenix Suns* 39 43 .476 9.0 119.3 121.1 -1.66
Chicago Bulls* 39 43 .476 9.0 114.9 116.7 -1.71
Seattle SuperSonics 36 46 .439 12.0 116.9 119.5 -2.43
San Francisco Warriors 30 52 .366 18.0 111.1 115.6 -4.15
San Diego Rockets 27 55 .329 21.0 118.7 121.8 -2.95

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): New York Knicks over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): New York Knicks over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-1): Milwaukee Bucks over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-3): New York Knicks over Baltimore Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-1): Atlanta Hawks over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19755 3915 8345 .469 3915 8345 .469 2168 2884 .752 4463 2127 2196 9998 121.9
2 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19905 3925 8567 .458 3925 8567 .458 2050 2652 .773 4679 1881 1896 9900 120.7
3 Phoenix Suns* 82 19805 3676 7856 .468 3676 7856 .468 2434 3270 .744 4183 2076 2183 9786 119.3
4 Milwaukee Bucks* 82 19780 3923 8041 .488 3923 8041 .488 1895 2589 .732 4419 2168 1971 9741 118.8
5 San Diego Rockets 82 19780 3866 8867 .436 3866 8867 .436 2000 2728 .733 4786 2036 2096 9732 118.7
6 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19780 3817 7907 .483 3817 7907 .483 2012 2669 .754 4210 2142 2016 9646 117.6
7 Cincinnati Royals 82 19880 3767 8271 .455 3767 8271 .455 2082 2841 .733 4163 1992 2215 9616 117.3
8 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19780 3709 8029 .462 3709 8029 .462 2171 2851 .761 4312 2214 2175 9589 116.9
9 New York Knicks* 82 19730 3803 7975 .477 3803 7975 .477 1821 2484 .733 4006 2135 2016 9427 115.0
10 Chicago Bulls* 82 19880 3607 8133 .444 3607 8133 .444 2209 2861 .772 4383 2133 1863 9423 114.9
11 Boston Celtics 82 19780 3645 8235 .443 3645 8235 .443 2132 2711 .786 4336 1875 2320 9422 114.9
12 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19830 3668 7952 .461 3668 7952 .461 1991 2641 .754 4154 2030 1896 9327 113.7
13 Detroit Pistons 82 19855 3565 7657 .466 3565 7657 .466 2116 2881 .734 3831 1709 1930 9246 112.8
14 San Francisco Warriors 82 19830 3555 8224 .432 3555 8224 .432 2004 2646 .757 4772 1861 2050 9114 111.1
League Average 82 19812 3746 8147 .460 3746 8147 .460 2078 2765 .751 4336 2027 2059 9569 116.7

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 New York Knicks* 82 19730 8682 105.9
2 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19830 9164 111.8
3 Milwaukee Bucks* 82 19780 9363 114.2
4 San Francisco Warriors 82 19830 9476 115.6
5 Detroit Pistons 82 19855 9518 116.1
6 Chicago Bulls* 82 19880 9567 116.7
7 Boston Celtics 82 19780 9574 116.8
8 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19780 9612 117.2
9 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19755 9718 118.5
10 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19905 9726 118.6
11 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19780 9796 119.5
12 Cincinnati Royals 82 19880 9858 120.2
13 Phoenix Suns* 82 19805 9927 121.1
14 San Diego Rockets 82 19780 9986 121.8
League Average 82 19812 9569 116.7

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 New York Knicks* 27.0 62 20 9.09 -0.66 8.42 100.3 92.4 114.3 .311 .477 .228 Madison Square Garden (IV)
2 Milwaukee Bucks* 24.9 52 30 4.61 -0.36 4.25 102.1 98.1 115.8 .322 .488 .236 Milwaukee Arena
3 Philadelphia 76ers* 28.1 49 33 3.41 -0.10 3.32 100.5 97.7 120.9 .346 .469 .260 The Spectrum
4 Baltimore Bullets* 26.4 46 36 2.12 -0.19 1.94 98.7 96.9 121.0 .310 .458 .239 Baltimore Civic Center
5 Los Angeles Lakers* 27.7 46 36 1.99 -0.23 1.76 99.1 97.4 113.9 .332 .461 .250 The Forum
6 Atlanta Hawks* 27.3 42 40 0.41 -0.10 0.31 102.3 101.9 114.4 .338 .483 .254 Alexander Memorial Coliseum
7 Boston Celtics 28.4 36 46 -1.85 0.26 -1.60 97.3 98.9 117.5 .329 .443 .259 Boston Garden
8 Phoenix Suns* 25.4 37 45 -1.72 0.06 -1.66 101.6 103.1 116.7 .416 .468 .310 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 Chicago Bulls* 26.3 37 45 -1.76 0.04 -1.71 97.6 99.1 116.5 .352 .444 .272 Chicago Stadium
10 Seattle SuperSonics 27.6 35 47 -2.52 0.09 -2.43 100.0 102.1 116.4 .355 .462 .270 Seattle Center Coliseum
11 Cincinnati Royals 27.6 34 48 -2.95 0.41 -2.55 98.0 100.4 118.5 .343 .455 .252 Cincinnati Gardens
12 Detroit Pistons 26.2 33 49 -3.32 0.37 -2.94 100.1 103.1 111.6 .376 .466 .276 Cobo Arena
13 San Diego Rockets 25.3 34 48 -3.10 0.15 -2.95 94.4 96.8 125.1 .308 .436 .226 San Diego Sports Arena
14 San Francisco Warriors 26.7 30 52 -4.41 0.26 -4.15 94.8 98.6 116.3 .322 .432 .244 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
League Average 26.8 41 41 0.00 0.00 0.00 99.0 99.0 117.1 .339 .460 .255

Minutes Played

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 3665
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 3534
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 3369
4. Connie Hawkins*-PHO 3312
5. Bill Bridges-ATL 3269

Field Goals

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 938
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 914
3. Jerry West*-LAL 831
4. Lou Hudson-ATL 830
5. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 802

Field Goal Attempts

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2020
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1810
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 1710
4. Bob Rule-SEA 1705
5. Jerry West*-LAL 1673

Free Throws

1. Jerry West*-LAL 647
2. Connie Hawkins*-PHO 577
3. Earl Monroe*-BAL 532
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 510
5. Gail Goodrich*-PHO 488
  John Havlicek*-BOS 488

Free Throw Attempts

1. Jerry West*-LAL 785
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 743
3. Connie Hawkins*-PHO 741
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 700
5. Earl Monroe*-BAL 641

Total Rebounds

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 1386
2. Wes Unseld*-BAL 1370
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1190
4. Bill Bridges-ATL 1181
5. Willis Reed*-NYK 1126

Assists

1. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 683
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 629
3. Clem Haskins-CHI 624
4. Gail Goodrich*-PHO 605
5. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman-ATL 561

Personal Fouls

1. Jim Davis-ATL 335
2. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 331
3. Norm Van Lier-CIN 329
4. Tom Meschery-SEA 317
5. Greg Smith-MIL 304
  Mel Counts-LAL 304

Points

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 2361
2. Jerry West*-LAL 2309
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2256
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 2114
5. Lou Hudson-ATL 2031

Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .559
2. Darrall Imhoff-PHI .540
3. Lou Hudson-ATL .531
4. Jon McGlocklin-MIL .530
5. Dick Snyder-TOT .528

Free Throw Pct

1. Flynn Robinson-MIL .898
2. Chet Walker*-CHI .850
3. Jeff Mullins-SFW .847
4. John Havlicek*-BOS .844
5. Bob Love-CHI .842

Minutes Per Game

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 44.7
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 43.1
3. Jerry West*-LAL 42.0
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 41.6
5. Connie Hawkins*-PHO 40.9

Points Per Game

1. Jerry West*-LAL 31.2
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 28.8
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 27.5
4. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 26.1
5. Lou Hudson-ATL 25.4

Rebounds Per Game

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 16.9
2. Wes Unseld*-BAL 16.7
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 14.5
4. Bill Bridges-ATL 14.4
5. Gus Johnson*-BAL 13.9

Assists Per Game

1. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 9.1
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 8.2
3. Clem Haskins-CHI 7.6
4. Jerry West*-LAL 7.5
5. Gail Goodrich*-PHO 7.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry West*-LAL 24.6
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 22.5
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 21.5
4. Dave Bing*-DET 21.3
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 21.1

True Shooting Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .580
2. Dick Van Arsdale-PHO .579
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .577
4. Lou Hudson-ATL .576
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK .575

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .559
2. Darrall Imhoff-PHI .540
3. Lou Hudson-ATL .531
4. Jon McGlocklin-MIL .530
5. Dick Snyder-TOT .528

Assist Pct

1. Art Williams-SDR 38.1
2. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 31.3
3. Clem Haskins-CHI 27.8
4. Dave Bing*-DET 27.5
5. Jerry West*-LAL 27.1

Offensive Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 11.5
2. Lou Hudson-ATL 9.8
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 9.3
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 8.7
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 8.6

Defensive Win Shares

1. Willis Reed*-NYK 7.5
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 6.4
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 6.2
4. Wes Unseld*-BAL 6.0
5. Dave DeBusschere*-NYK 5.8

Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 15.2
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 15.0
3. Willis Reed*-NYK 14.6
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 13.8
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 11.4

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Walt Frazier*-NYK .236
2. Jerry West*-LAL .234
3. Willis Reed*-NYK .227
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .191
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .187