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1972 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Finals MVP: Wilt Chamberlain (19.4/23.2/2.6)

1972 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Walt Frazier (388)
TRB: Wilt Chamberlain (315)
AST: Jerry West (134)
WS: Walt Frazier (3.3)

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League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): New York Knicks over Baltimore Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Milwaukee Bucks over Golden State Warriors (Series Stats)

Team Stats

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 Atlanta Hawks 6 1440 261 594 .439 261 594 .439 156 215 .726 300 121 144 678 113.0
2 Boston Celtics 11 2640 485 1035 .469 485 1035 .469 272 349 .779 553 253 293 1242 112.9
3 Milwaukee Bucks 11 2640 495 1106 .448 495 1106 .448 206 267 .772 626 252 247 1196 108.7
4 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3625 608 1416 .429 608 1416 .429 383 511 .750 811 324 294 1599 106.6
5 New York Knicks 16 3890 671 1431 .469 671 1431 .469 364 483 .754 730 369 380 1706 106.6
6 Golden State Warriors 5 1200 197 486 .405 197 486 .405 109 141 .773 256 113 96 503 100.6
7 Chicago Bulls 4 960 168 393 .427 168 393 .427 66 84 .786 203 93 101 402 100.5
8 Baltimore Bullets 6 1465 217 498 .436 217 498 .436 147 185 .795 271 116 153 581 96.8
League Average 9 2233 388 870 .446 388 870 .446 213 279 .762 469 205 214 988 106.9

Opponent Stats

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 16 3890 613 1444 .425 613 1444 .425 405 525 .771 783 315 390 1631 101.9
2 Milwaukee Bucks 11 2640 433 1069 .405 433 1069 .405 259 360 .719 589 244 204 1125 102.3
3 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3625 652 1467 .444 652 1467 .444 247 333 .742 797 347 370 1551 103.4
4 Baltimore Bullets 6 1465 253 550 .460 253 550 .460 129 168 .768 263 126 134 635 105.8
5 Chicago Bulls 4 960 168 348 .483 168 348 .483 106 128 .828 199 96 80 442 110.5
6 Golden State Warriors 5 1200 227 492 .461 227 492 .461 106 135 .785 268 125 100 560 112.0
7 Boston Celtics 11 2640 463 1015 .456 463 1015 .456 310 413 .751 531 237 268 1236 112.4
8 Atlanta Hawks 6 1440 293 574 .510 293 574 .510 141 173 .815 320 151 162 727 121.2
League Average 9 2233 388 870 .446 388 870 .446 213 279 .762 469 205 214 988 106.9

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Los Angeles Lakers 15 12 3 .800 9.1 5.9 .361 .429 .270 .444 .168
2 New York Knicks 16 9 7 .563 10.4 5.6 .338 .469 .254 .425 .280
3 Milwaukee Bucks 11 6 5 .545 7.7 3.3 .241 .448 .186 .405 .242
4 Boston Celtics 11 5 6 .455 5.7 5.3 .337 .469 .263 .456 .305
5 Atlanta Hawks 6 2 4 .333 1.6 4.4 .362 .439 .263 .510 .246
6 Baltimore Bullets 6 2 4 .333 1.3 4.7 .371 .436 .295 .460 .235
7 Golden State Warriors 5 1 4 .200 0.9 4.1 .290 .405 .224 .461 .215
8 Chicago Bulls 4 0 4 .000 0.8 3.2 .214 .427 .168 .483 .305
League Average 9.3 4.6 4.6 .500 4.7 4.6 .321 .446 .245 .446 .245

Playoff Leaders