1970-71 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1971

NBA Champion: Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Finals:  Milwaukee Bucks (W)  4  Baltimore Bullets (E)  0

NBA Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks)

Main players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, Bob Dandridge (Milwaukee Bucks), Wes Unseld, Jack Marin, Earl Monroe (Baltimore Bullets).

Best players for the 1970-71 season

Regular Season MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-NBA first team: Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Dave Bing (Detroit Pistons), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-NBA second team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Oscar Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks), Bob Love (Chicago Bulls), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsKareem Abdul-JabbarCMilwaukee Bucks31.7
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCLos Angeles Lakers18.2
AssistsNorm Van LierPGCincinnati Royals10.2
EfficiencyKareem Abdul-JabbarCMilwaukee Bucks29.0

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1970-71 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar820.512.96/22.4857.7--/----5.73/8.3069.00.20.0------0.4
Wilt Chamberlain820.58.15/14.9554.5--/----4.39/8.1653.80.20.1------0.3
John Havlicek810.611.01/24.4745.0--/----6.84/8.3681.80.10.1------0.4
Jerry Lucas800.57.79/15.6349.8--/----3.61/4.5978.60.20.0------0.2
Elvin Hayes820.511.56/27.0142.8--/----5.54/8.2467.20.20.0------0.3
Wes Unseld740.55.73/11.4350.1--/----2.69/4.0965.80.20.1------0.2
Billy Cunningham810.58.67/18.7546.2--/----5.62/7.6573.50.10.1------0.3
Willis Reed730.58.41/18.2246.2--/----4.10/5.2278.50.20.0------0.3
Nate Thurmond820.57.60/17.0944.5--/----4.82/6.6073.00.20.0------0.2
Walt Frazier800.58.14/16.4649.5--/----5.43/6.9678.00.10.1------0.3

Best defensive players for the 1970-71 season

All-Defensive first team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors).

All-Defensive second team: Norm Van Lier (Cincinnati Royals), Jerry Sloan (Chicago Bulls), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Paul Silas (Phoenix Suns), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1970-71 season

Rookie of the Year: Geoff Petrie (Portland Trail Blazers), Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics).

All-Rookies first team: Calvin Murphy (San Diego Rockets), Geoff Petrie (Portland Trail Blazers), Pete Maravich (Atlanta Hawks), Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics), Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons).

1971 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Oscar RobertsonPGMilwaukee Bucks
Lenny WilkensPGSeattle SuperSonics
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Geoff PetrieSG/PGPortland Trail Blazers
Dave BingSGDetroit Pistons
Dick Van ArsdaleSG/SFPhoenix Suns
Jeff MullinsSG/SFSan Francisco Warriors
Bob LoveSFChicago Bulls
Chet WalkerSF/PFChicago Bulls
Jerry LucasPF/CSan Francisco Warriors
Connie HawkinsPF/CPhoenix Suns
Elvin HayesC/PFSan Diego Rockets
Wilt ChamberlainCLos Angeles Lakers
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCMilwaukee Bucks

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Earl MonroePGBaltimore Bullets
Walt FrazierPGNew York Knicks
Jo Jo WhitePG/SGBoston Celtics
Lou HudsonSG/SFAtlanta Hawks
Tom Van ArsdaleSG/SFCincinnati Royals
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
John JohnsonSFCleveland Cavaliers
Johnny GreenSFCincinnati Royals
Gus JohnsonSFBaltimore Bullets
Dave DeBusscherePFNew York Knicks
Billy CunninghamPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Bob KauffmanPF/CBuffalo Braves
Willis ReedC/PFNew York Knicks
Wes UnseldC/PFBaltimore Bullets

All-Star Game MVP: Lenny Wilkens (Seattle SuperSonics).