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1974 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Finals MVP: John Havlicek (26.4/7.7/4.7)

1974 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (515)
TRB: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (253)
AST: Oscar Robertson (149)
WS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (4.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-0): Milwaukee Bucks over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Buffalo Braves (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): New York Knicks over Capital Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Chicago Bulls over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Milwaukee Bucks over Los Angeles Lakers (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 Buffalo Braves 6 1440 263 590 .446 263 590 .446 98 133 .737 79 219 298 140 33 28 112 124 624 104.0
2 Boston Celtics 18 4395 761 1698 .448 761 1698 .448 322 398 .809 245 628 873 459 122 50 326 423 1844 102.4
3 Milwaukee Bucks 16 3915 699 1404 .498 699 1404 .498 218 286 .762 208 562 770 418 100 77 314 375 1616 101.0
4 Capital Bullets 7 1705 278 608 .457 278 608 .457 110 152 .724 95 235 330 125 41 28 118 150 666 95.1
5 Detroit Pistons 7 1680 274 581 .472 274 581 .472 117 153 .765 90 239 329 130 25 31 125 173 665 95.0
6 New York Knicks 12 2905 470 1083 .434 470 1083 .434 193 239 .808 144 357 501 212 71 31 187 295 1133 94.4
7 Chicago Bulls 11 2640 414 979 .423 414 979 .423 206 264 .780 158 313 471 221 86 39 156 221 1034 94.0
8 Los Angeles Lakers 5 1200 184 473 .389 184 473 .389 97 128 .758 94 145 239 107 49 14 103 103 465 93.0
League Average 10 2485 418 927 .451 418 927 .451 170 219 .776 139 337 476 227 66 37 180 233 1006 98.1

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 Detroit Pistons 7 1680 266 625 .426 266 625 .426 117 149 .785 107 210 317 140 54 29 100 152 649 92.7
2 Capital Bullets 7 1705 278 630 .441 278 630 .441 102 128 .797 97 222 319 124 48 20 105 161 658 94.0
3 Milwaukee Bucks 16 3915 612 1474 .415 612 1474 .415 303 394 .769 234 456 690 366 139 31 266 325 1527 95.4
4 Boston Celtics 18 4395 727 1628 .447 727 1628 .447 289 381 .759 212 574 786 388 77 67 336 412 1743 96.8
5 New York Knicks 12 2905 482 1045 .461 482 1045 .461 229 294 .779 161 432 593 239 60 45 221 274 1193 99.4
6 Chicago Bulls 11 2640 472 934 .505 472 934 .505 163 210 .776 129 397 526 246 48 51 195 273 1107 100.6
7 Los Angeles Lakers 5 1200 229 466 .491 229 466 .491 72 92 .783 83 184 267 142 56 29 102 121 530 106.0
8 Buffalo Braves 6 1440 277 614 .451 277 614 .451 86 105 .819 90 223 313 167 45 26 116 146 640 106.7
League Average 10 2485 418 927 .451 418 927 .451 170 219 .776 139 337 476 227 66 37 180 233 1006 98.1

Miscellaneous Stats

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 Boston Celtics 18 12 6 .667 12.4 5.6 98.2 92.8 102.6 .234 .448 .148 .299 .190 .447 .158 .748 .178
2 Milwaukee Bucks 16 11 5 .688 11.0 5.0 100.3 94.8 98.8 .204 .498 .170 .313 .155 .415 .139 .706 .206
3 New York Knicks 12 5 7 .417 3.9 8.1 94.5 99.5 99.1 .221 .434 .136 .250 .178 .461 .158 .689 .219
4 Chicago Bulls 11 4 7 .364 3.1 7.9 96.8 103.6 97.1 .270 .423 .125 .285 .210 .505 .160 .708 .175
5 Capital Bullets 7 3 4 .429 3.8 3.2 98.1 97.0 95.5 .250 .457 .149 .300 .181 .441 .133 .708 .162
6 Detroit Pistons 7 3 4 .429 4.1 2.9 99.7 97.3 95.3 .263 .472 .162 .300 .201 .426 .126 .691 .187
7 Buffalo Braves 6 2 4 .333 2.5 3.5 93.8 96.2 110.9 .225 .446 .147 .262 .166 .451 .149 .709 .140
8 Los Angeles Lakers 5 1 4 .200 0.7 4.3 89.8 102.4 103.5 .271 .389 .163 .338 .205 .491 .168 .636 .155
League Average 10.3 5.1 5.1 .500 5.2 5.1 97.1 97.1 100.0 .236 .451 .150 .292 .184 .451 .150 .708 .184

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 811
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 772
3. Jo Jo White-BOS 765
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 758
5. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 689

Field Goals

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 224
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 199
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 161
4. Bob Dandridge-MIL 136
5. Jo Jo White-BOS 132

Field Goal Attempts

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 411
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 402
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 370
4. Jo Jo White-BOS 310
5. Bob Dandridge-MIL 276

Free Throws

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 89
2. Chet Walker*-CHI 68
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 67
4. Dave Cowens*-BOS 47
  Earl Monroe*-NYK 47

Free Throw Attempts

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 101
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 91
3. Chet Walker*-CHI 79
4. Dave Cowens*-BOS 59
  Bob Love-CHI 59

Offensive Rebounds

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 67
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 60
3. Paul Silas-BOS 53
4. Clifford Ray-CHI 44
5. John Gianelli-NYK 39

Defensive Rebounds

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 186
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 180
3. Paul Silas-BOS 138
4. Cornell Warner-MIL 128
5. Bob Dandridge-MIL 91

Total Rebounds

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 253
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 240
3. Paul Silas-BOS 191
4. Cornell Warner-MIL 163
5. Bob Dandridge-MIL 122
  Clifford Ray-CHI 122

Assists

1. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 149
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 108
3. Jo Jo White-BOS 98
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 78
5. Norm Van Lier-CHI 75

Steals

1. Don Chaney-BOS 24
  John Havlicek*-BOS 24
3. Bob Dandridge-MIL 22
4. Dave Cowens*-BOS 21
  Walt Frazier*-NYK 21

Blocks

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 39
2. Clifford Ray-CHI 21
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 17
4. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 15
5. Cornell Warner-MIL 14
  Bob Lanier*-DET 14

Personal Fouls

1. Dave Cowens*-BOS 85
2. Cornell Warner-MIL 70
3. Bob Dandridge-MIL 65
4. Don Chaney-BOS 64
5. Jo Jo White-BOS 56

Points

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 515
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 487
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 369
4. Bob Dandridge-MIL 308
5. Jo Jo White-BOS 298

Field Goal Pct

1. George Trapp-DET .588
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .557
3. Elvin Hayes*-CAP .531
4. Chet Walker*-CHI .509
5. Bob Lanier*-DET .507

Free Throw Pct

1. Mickey Davis-MIL .917
2. Phil Jackson-NYK .900
3. Walt Frazier*-NYK .898
4. Phil Chenier-CAP .892
5. Happy Hairston-LAL .889

Minutes Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 47.4
2. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 46.1
3. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 45.2
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 45.1
5. Dave Bing*-DET 44.6

Points Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 32.2
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 31.7
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 27.1
4. Bob Lanier*-DET 26.3
5. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 25.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 15.9
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 15.8
3. Bob Lanier*-DET 15.3
4. Gar Heard-BUF 14.7
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 13.7

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 9.3
2. Ernie DiGregorio-BUF 8.7
3. Norm Van Lier-CHI 6.8
4. Gail Goodrich*-LAL 6.0
  Dave Bing*-DET 6.0
  John Havlicek*-BOS 6.0

Steals Per Game

1. Phil Chenier-CAP 1.9
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 1.8
3. Randy Smith-BUF 1.7
4. Norm Van Lier-CHI 1.5
5. Bob Dandridge-MIL 1.4

Blocks Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 2.4
2. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 2.2
3. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 2.1
4. Gar Heard-BUF 2.0
  Bob Lanier*-DET 2.0

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 28.3
2. Bob Lanier*-DET 25.2
3. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 24.9
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 21.3
5. Bob McAdoo*-BUF 21.1

True Shooting Pct

1. George Trapp-DET .598
2. Chet Walker*-CHI .594
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .583
4. Stu Lantz-DET .575
5. Mickey Davis-MIL .569

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. George Trapp-DET .588
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .557
3. Elvin Hayes*-CAP .531
4. Chet Walker*-CHI .509
5. Bob Lanier*-DET .507

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Curtis Perry-MIL 13.5
2. John Gianelli-NYK 11.6
3. Clifford Ray-CHI 11.6
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 10.4
5. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 10.3

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Bob Lanier*-DET 26.0
2. Clifford Ray-CHI 25.7
3. Gar Heard-BUF 25.6
4. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 25.4
5. Paul Silas-BOS 25.2

Total Rebound Pct

1. Bob Lanier*-DET 18.4
2. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 18.1
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 17.9
4. Clifford Ray-CHI 17.8
5. Paul Silas-BOS 17.6

Assist Pct

1. Ernie DiGregorio-BUF 28.5
2. Oscar Robertson*-MIL 28.4
3. Gail Goodrich*-LAL 27.3
4. Kevin Porter-CAP 25.4
5. Norm Van Lier-CHI 24.6

Steal Pct

1. Phil Chenier-CAP 2.1
2. Walt Frazier*-NYK 2.1
3. Kevin Porter-CAP 2.1
4. Don Chaney-BOS 2.1
5. Jim Price-LAL 2.0

Block Pct

1. Clifford Ray-CHI 3.3
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 2.7
3. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 2.5
4. Bob Lanier*-DET 2.5
5. Elmore Smith-LAL 2.4

Defensive Rating

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 89.9
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 90.0
3. Gar Heard-BUF 90.4
4. Paul Silas-BOS 90.6
5. Bob Lanier*-DET 91.6

Offensive Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 3.2
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 2.4
3. Chet Walker*-CHI 1.6
4. Walt Frazier*-NYK 1.3
5. Elvin Hayes*-CAP 1.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 1.5
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 1.5
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 1.2
4. Paul Silas-BOS 1.1
5. Bob Dandridge-MIL 0.9

Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL 4.7
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 3.5
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 2.1
4. Bob Dandridge-MIL 1.9
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 1.8

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-MIL .297
2. Elvin Hayes*-CAP .238
3. Bob Lanier*-DET .233
4. John Havlicek*-BOS .208
5. Chet Walker*-CHI .188