1970-71 NBA season
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Number of teams||17|
|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)|
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.
- The NBA expands to 17 teams as the Portland Trail Blazers, the Buffalo Braves, and the Cleveland Cavaliers begin play. For the first time, the league is divided into Conferences (East and West), each with two divisions.
- The 1971 NBA All-Star Game is played at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California, with the West beating the East 108-107. Lenny Wilkens of the Seattle SuperSonics wins the game's MVP award.
- In only their third year of existence, the Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA Championship.
- z, y – division champions
- x – clinched playoff spot
|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|
- Most Valuable Player: Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee Bucks
- Rookies of the Year: Geoff Petrie, Portland Trail Blazers and Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
- Coach of the Year: Dick Motta, Chicago Bulls
- All-NBA First Team:
- All-NBA Rookie Team:
- NBA All-Defensive Team:
- First Team:
- Second Team:
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