1970-71 NBA season

1970-71 NBA season

1970–71 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 17
TV partner(s) ABC
Regular season
Season MVP Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
Top scorer Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
Eastern champions Baltimore Bullets
  Eastern runners-up New York Knicks
Western champions Milwaukee Bucks
  Western runners-up Los Angeles Lakers
Finals champions Milwaukee Bucks
Finals MVP Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
NBA seasons

The 1970–71 NBA season was the 25th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Baltimore Bullets 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals. Three new teams made their debut: the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Buffalo Braves.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

By division

By conference


  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Lew Alcindor Milwaukee Bucks 31.7
Rebounds per game Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers 18.2
Assists per game Norm Van Lier Cincinnati Royals 10.1
FG% Johnny Green Cincinnati Royals .587
FT% Chet Walker Chicago Bulls .859

NBA awards

See also


Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com