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1970-71 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Milwaukee Bucks

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7/16.0/3.3)
Rookie of the Year: Dave Cowens (17.0/15.0/2.8) & Geoff Petrie (24.8/3.4/4.8)

PPG Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (18.2)
APG Leader: Norm Van Lier (10.1)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (22.3)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*) ▪ Click conference name for conference standings
Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Atlantic Division              
New York Knicks(1) 52 30 .634 110.1 105.0 5.05
Philadelphia 76ers(3) 47 35 .573 5.0 114.8 113.3 1.81
Boston Celtics (5) 44 38 .537 8.0 117.2 115.1 2.30
Buffalo Braves (7) 22 60 .268 30.0 105.5 112.1 -8.02
Central Division              
Baltimore Bullets(2) 42 40 .512 112.9 112.3 0.91
Atlanta Hawks(4) 36 46 .439 6.0 114.0 115.8 -1.31
Cincinnati Royals (6) 33 49 .402 9.0 116.0 119.2 -2.96
Cleveland Cavaliers (8) 15 67 .183 27.0 102.1 113.3 -12.04
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Milwaukee Bucks(1) 66 16 .805 118.4 106.2 11.91
Chicago Bulls(3) 51 31 .622 15.0 110.6 105.4 5.47
Phoenix Suns (5) 48 34 .585 18.0 113.8 111.9 2.33
Detroit Pistons (6) 45 37 .549 21.0 110.1 110.9 -0.34
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(2) 48 34 .585 114.8 111.7 3.26
San Francisco Warriors(4) 41 41 .500 7.0 107.1 108.5 -0.83
San Diego Rockets (7) 40 42 .488 8.0 113.2 113.4 0.20
Seattle SuperSonics (8) 38 44 .463 10.0 115.0 117.0 -1.53
Portland Trail Blazers (9) 29 53 .354 19.0 115.5 120.0 -6.20

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-0): Milwaukee Bucks over Baltimore Bullets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-3): Baltimore Bullets over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-1): Milwaukee Bucks over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Baltimore Bullets over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): New York Knicks over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Milwaukee Bucks over San Francisco Warriors (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 Milwaukee Bucks* 82 19780 3972 7803 .509 3972 7803 .509 1766 2379 .742 4344 2249 1847 9710 118.4
2 Boston Celtics 82 19780 3804 8616 .442 3804 8616 .442 2000 2648 .755 4833 2052 2138 9608 117.2
3 Cincinnati Royals 82 19830 3805 8374 .454 3805 8374 .454 1901 2622 .725 4151 2022 2126 9511 116.0
4 Portland Trail Blazers 82 19755 3721 8562 .435 3721 8562 .435 2025 2671 .758 4210 2227 2024 9467 115.5
5 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19730 3664 8034 .456 3664 8034 .456 2101 2790 .753 4456 2049 1917 9429 115.0
6 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19755 3739 7857 .476 3739 7857 .476 1933 2717 .711 4269 2205 1709 9411 114.8
7 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19755 3608 8026 .450 3608 8026 .450 2199 2967 .741 4437 1976 2168 9415 114.8
8 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19755 3614 7779 .465 3614 7779 .465 2120 2975 .713 4472 1906 1958 9348 114.0
9 Phoenix Suns 82 19780 3503 8021 .437 3503 8021 .437 2327 3078 .756 4442 1927 2132 9333 113.8
10 San Diego Rockets 82 19730 3547 8426 .421 3547 8426 .421 2188 2921 .749 4686 1921 2128 9282 113.2
11 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19805 3684 8331 .442 3684 8331 .442 1886 2500 .754 4550 1772 1966 9254 112.9
12 Chicago Bulls* 82 19755 3460 7660 .452 3460 7660 .452 2150 2721 .790 4325 2142 1797 9070 110.6
13 Detroit Pistons 82 19855 3468 7730 .449 3468 7730 .449 2093 2808 .745 3923 1696 1969 9029 110.1
14 New York Knicks* 82 19755 3633 8076 .450 3633 8076 .450 1760 2377 .740 4075 1779 1916 9026 110.1
15 San Francisco Warriors* 82 19705 3454 7709 .448 3454 7709 .448 1875 2468 .760 4643 1893 1833 8783 107.1
16 Buffalo Braves 82 19805 3424 7860 .436 3424 7860 .436 1805 2504 .721 4261 1962 2232 8653 105.5
17 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19680 3299 7778 .424 3299 7778 .424 1775 2380 .746 3982 2065 2114 8373 102.1
League Average 82 19765 3612 8038 .449 3612 8038 .449 1994 2678 .745 4356 1991 1998 9218 112.4

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 19755 3343 7752 .431 3343 7752 .431 1928 2565 .752 4591 1509 1889 8614 105.0
2 Chicago Bulls* 82 19755 3491 7709 .453 3491 7709 .453 1658 2216 .748 4031 1914 2099 8640 105.4
3 Milwaukee Bucks* 82 19780 3489 8224 .424 3489 8224 .424 1727 2322 .744 4004 1923 1770 8705 106.2
4 San Francisco Warriors* 82 19705 3583 8371 .428 3583 8371 .428 1735 2318 .748 4305 1949 1882 8901 108.5
5 Detroit Pistons 82 19855 3525 7713 .457 3525 7713 .457 2040 2703 .755 4292 1912 2087 9090 110.9
6 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19755 3796 8511 .446 3796 8511 .446 1567 2107 .744 4552 2078 1951 9159 111.7
7 Phoenix Suns 82 19780 3506 7828 .448 3506 7828 .448 2165 2923 .741 4173 2069 2202 9177 111.9
8 Buffalo Braves 82 19805 3486 7666 .455 3486 7666 .455 2224 3018 .737 4447 1998 1956 9196 112.1
9 Baltimore Bullets* 82 19805 3640 8164 .446 3640 8164 .446 1926 2584 .745 4435 1862 1897 9206 112.3
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19680 3476 7480 .465 3476 7480 .465 2337 3024 .773 4175 2307 1899 9289 113.3
11 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19755 3514 7806 .450 3514 7806 .450 2260 3076 .735 4372 1970 2089 9288 113.3
12 San Diego Rockets 82 19730 3639 8102 .449 3639 8102 .449 2024 2745 .737 4345 2135 2141 9302 113.4
13 Boston Celtics 82 19780 3612 8211 .440 3612 8211 .440 2214 2982 .742 4342 1910 1962 9438 115.1
14 Atlanta Hawks* 82 19755 3801 8525 .446 3801 8525 .446 1893 2515 .753 4279 1996 2074 9495 115.8
15 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19730 3803 8117 .469 3803 8117 .469 1985 2679 .741 4156 1994 2062 9591 117.0
16 Cincinnati Royals 82 19830 3795 8130 .467 3795 8130 .467 2184 2991 .730 4675 2050 1979 9774 119.2
17 Portland Trail Blazers 82 19755 3900 8333 .468 3900 8333 .468 2037 2758 .739 4885 2267 2035 9837 120.0
League Average 82 19765 3612 8038 .449 3612 8038 .449 1994 2678 .745 4356 1991 1998 9218 112.4

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 TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Milwaukee Bucks* 26.1 67 15 12.26 -0.34 11.91 103.9 93.1 113.4 .305 .549 .509 .226 .424 .210 Milwaukee Arena
2 Chicago Bulls* 27.4 54 28 5.24 0.23 5.47 100.5 95.7 109.7 .355 .512 .452 .281 .453 .215 Chicago Stadium
3 New York Knicks* 28.0 54 28 5.02 0.02 5.05 97.8 93.3 112.2 .294 .495 .450 .218 .431 .249 Madison Square Garden (IV)
4 Los Angeles Lakers* 28.2 49 33 3.07 0.19 3.26 98.8 96.1 115.7 .346 .520 .476 .246 .446 .184 The Forum
5 Phoenix Suns 26.0 46 36 1.90 0.43 2.33 98.2 96.6 115.3 .384 .498 .437 .290 .448 .277 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
6 Boston Celtics 26.2 46 36 2.07 0.22 2.30 97.0 95.3 120.2 .307 .491 .442 .232 .440 .270 Boston Garden
7 Philadelphia 76ers* 29.0 45 37 1.55 0.26 1.81 98.8 97.5 115.7 .370 .504 .450 .274 .450 .290 The Spectrum
8 Baltimore Bullets* 27.5 42 40 0.59 0.33 0.91 96.2 95.7 116.5 .300 .491 .442 .226 .446 .236 Baltimore Civic Center
9 San Diego Rockets 25.0 40 42 -0.24 0.45 0.20 95.2 95.5 118.5 .347 .478 .421 .260 .449 .250 San Diego Sports Arena
10 Detroit Pistons 25.8 39 43 -0.74 0.41 -0.34 98.1 98.7 111.3 .363 .504 .449 .271 .457 .264 Cobo Arena
11 San Francisco Warriors* 27.4 37 45 -1.44 0.61 -0.83 94.2 95.5 113.5 .320 .499 .448 .243 .428 .207 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
12 Atlanta Hawks* 27.6 37 45 -1.79 0.49 -1.31 96.9 98.4 117.2 .382 .514 .465 .273 .446 .222 Alexander Memorial Coliseum
13 Seattle SuperSonics 27.1 36 46 -1.98 0.44 -1.53 98.4 100.1 116.5 .347 .509 .456 .262 .469 .245 Seattle Center Coliseum
14 Cincinnati Royals 25.7 33 49 -3.21 0.25 -2.96 97.1 99.8 118.5 .313 .499 .454 .227 .467 .269 Cincinnati Gardens
15 Portland Trail Blazers 25.4 30 52 -4.51 -1.69 -6.20 95.4 99.1 120.6 .312 .486 .435 .237 .468 .244 Memorial Coliseum
16 Buffalo Braves 24.9 25 57 -6.62 -1.40 -8.02 93.7 99.6 111.9 .319 .483 .436 .230 .455 .290 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
17 Cleveland Cavaliers 24.3 16 66 -11.17 -0.87 -12.04 92.3 102.4 110.6 .306 .474 .424 .228 .465 .312 Cleveland Arena
League Average 26.6 41 41 0.00 0.00 0.00 97.2 97.2 115.1 .333 .500 .449 .248 .449 .248

Minutes Played

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 3678
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 3633
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 3630
4. Bob Love-CHI 3482
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 3455

Field Goals

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1063
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 948
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 892
4. Lou Hudson-ATL 829
5. Dave Bing*-DET 799

Field Goal Attempts

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2215
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 1982
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1843
4. Geoff Petrie-POR 1770
5. Lou Hudson-ATL 1713

Free Throws

1. Dave Bing*-DET 615
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 554
3. Dick Van Arsdale-PHO 553
4. Jerry West*-LAL 525
5. Stu Lantz-SDR 519

Free Throw Attempts

1. Dave Bing*-DET 772
2. Dick Van Arsdale-PHO 682
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 681
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 677
5. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 676

Total Rebounds

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 1493
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 1362
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1311
4. Jerry Lucas*-SFW 1265
5. Wes Unseld*-BAL 1253

Assists

1. Norm Van Lier-CIN 832
2. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 668
3. Jerry West*-LAL 655
4. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 654
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 607

Personal Fouls

1. Dave Cowens*-BOS 350
2. Don Adams-SDR 344
3. Norm Van Lier-CIN 343
4. John Trapp-SDR 337
5. Billy Cunningham*-PHI 328

Points

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 2596
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 2350
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 2338
4. Dave Bing*-DET 2213
5. Bob Love-CHI 2043

Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .587
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .577
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL .545
4. Jon McGlocklin-MIL .535
5. Dick Snyder-SEA .531

Free Throw Pct

1. Chet Walker*-CHI .859
2. Oscar Robertson*-MIL .850
3. Ron Williams-SFW .844
4. Jeff Mullins-SFW .844
5. Dick Snyder-SEA .837

Minutes Per Game

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 45.4
2. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 44.3
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 44.3
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 43.2
5. Bob Love-CHI 43.0

Points Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 31.7
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 28.9
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 28.7
4. Dave Bing*-DET 27.0
5. Lou Hudson-ATL 26.8

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 18.2
2. Wes Unseld*-BAL 16.9
3. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 16.6
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 16.0
5. Jerry Lucas*-SFW 15.8

Assists Per Game

1. Norm Van Lier-CIN 10.1
2. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 9.2
3. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 8.2
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 7.5
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 6.7

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 29.0
2. Jerry West*-LAL 23.5
3. Dave Bing*-DET 22.5
4. Bob Kauffman-BUF 20.9
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 20.8

True Shooting Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .607
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .606
3. Terry Dischinger-DET .582
4. Dick Snyder-SEA .579
5. Jerry West*-LAL .571

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-CIN .587
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .577
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL .545
4. Jon McGlocklin-MIL .535
5. Dick Snyder-SEA .531

Total Rebound Pct

1. Tom Boerwinkle-CHI 22.6
2. Pete Cross-SEA 19.8
3. Gus Johnson*-BAL 19.6
4. Wes Unseld*-BAL 19.0
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 18.9

Assist Pct

1. Lenny Wilkens*-SEA 33.0
2. Jerry West*-LAL 32.3
3. Norm Van Lier-CIN 30.7
4. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 25.5
5. Larry Siegfried-SDR 25.5

Offensive Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 17.0
2. Jerry West*-LAL 10.2
3. Dave Bing*-DET 9.3
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 8.9
5. Dick Snyder-SEA 8.8

Defensive Win Shares

1. Elvin Hayes*-SDR 7.1
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 6.7
3. Willis Reed*-NYK 6.5
4. Dave DeBusschere*-NYK 6.4
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 5.9

Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 22.3
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 15.6
3. Jerry West*-LAL 12.8
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-LAL 12.6
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 12.5

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .326
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK .217
3. Jerry West*-LAL .215
4. Johnny Green-CIN .212
5. Calvin Murphy*-SDR .191