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NBA 1970-71 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1970-1971 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1971 NBA Champion
Milwaukee Bucks
1971 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Milwaukee Bucks
4 - 0
Baltimore Bullets
Finals MVP
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar *
Milwaukee Bucks

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Milwaukee Bucks
66-16 (.805)
Season MVP
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar *
Milwaukee Bucks
Defensive Player
Rookie of the Year
Dave Cowens
Boston Celtics
Geoff Petrie
Portland Trail Blazers
Coach of the Year
Dick Motta
Chicago Bulls
All-Star Game MVP
Lenny Wilkens
Seattle Supersonics
Most Improved Player
6th Man of the Year
Clutch Player of the Year
Scoring Leader
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar *
Milwaukee Bucks
31.7 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Wilt Chamberlain
Los Angeles Lakers
18.2 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Norm Van Lier
Cincinnati Royals
10.1 assists per game
Steals Leader
Blocks Leader

* Note: until 1971, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name was Lew Alcindor.