1973-74 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1974

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Milwaukee Bucks (W)  3  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: John Havlicek (Boston Celtics)

Main players: John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Paul Silas (Boston Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Dandridge, Oscar Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks).

Best players for the 1973-74 season

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

All-NBA first team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Gail Goodrich (Los Angeles Lakers), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-NBA second team: Norm Van Lier (Chicago Bulls), Dave Bing (Detroit Pistons), Spencer Haywood (Seattle SuperSonics), Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves), Elvin Hayes (Capital Bullets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsBob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves30.6
ReboundsElvin HayesC/PFCapital Bullets18.1
BlocksElmore SmithCLos Angeles Lakers4.9
AssistsErnie DiGregorioPGBuffalo Braves8.2
StealsLarry SteeleSG/PGPortland Trail Blazers2.7
EfficiencyBob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves24.7

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1973-74 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Bob McAdoo740.612.18/22.2654.7--/----6.20/7.8279.30.20.00.0--0.00.4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar810.511.70/21.7253.9--/----3.64/5.1970.10.20.10.0--0.00.3
Bob Lanier810.59.23/18.3150.4--/----4.02/5.0579.60.20.10.0--0.00.3
Elvin Hayes810.58.51/20.0942.4--/----4.41/6.1172.20.20.00.0--0.00.3
Dave Cowens800.58.06/18.4443.7--/----2.85/3.4383.10.20.10.0--0.00.2
Spencer Haywood750.59.25/20.2745.6--/----4.97/6.1181.30.20.00.0--0.00.3
Rudy Tomjanovich800.59.85/18.3853.6--/----4.81/5.6884.70.10.00.0--0.00.3
Rick Barry800.59.95/21.8345.6--/----5.21/5.8089.80.10.10.0--0.00.3
Sam Lacey790.55.91/12.4347.5--/----2.34/3.1374.80.20.00.0--0.00.2
Walt Frazier800.58.43/17.8647.2--/----3.69/4.4083.90.10.10.0--0.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1973-74 season

All-Defensive first team: Norm Van Lier (Chicago Bulls), Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Jerry Sloan (Chicago Bulls), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-Defensive second team: Jim Price (Los Angeles Lakers), Don Chaney (Boston Celtics), Dick Van Arsdale (Phoenix Suns), Bob Love (Chicago Bulls), Nate Thurmond (Golden State Warriors), Elvin Hayes (Capital Bullets).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1973-74 season

Rookie of the Year: Ernie DiGregorio (Buffalo Braves).

All-Rookies first team: Ernie DiGregorio (Buffalo Braves), John Brown (Atlanta Hawks), Nick Weatherspoon (Capital Bullets), Ron Behagen (Kansas City-Omaha Kings), Mike Bantom (Phoenix Suns).

1974 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Norm Van LierPGChicago Bulls
Gail GoodrichPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Jerry West*PG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Geoff PetrieSG/PGPortland Trail Blazers
Dave BingSGDetroit Pistons
Charlie ScottSGPhoenix Suns
Rick BarrySFGolden State Warriors
Chet WalkerSF/PFChicago Bulls
Spencer HaywoodPF/CSeattle SuperSonics
Nate ThurmondPF/CGolden State Warriors
Sidney WicksPF/CPortland Trail Blazers
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCMilwaukee Bucks
Bob LanierCDetroit Pistons

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Phil ChenierPGCapital Bullets
Walt FrazierPGNew York Knicks
Jo Jo WhitePG/SGBoston Celtics
Pete MaravichSG/PGAtlanta Hawks
Austin CarrSG/PGCleveland Cavaliers
Lou HudsonSG/SFAtlanta Hawks
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Rudy TomjanovichSFHouston Rockets
Dave DeBusscherePFNew York Knicks
Dave CowensC/PFBoston Celtics
Bob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves
Elvin HayesC/PFCapital Bullets

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons).