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1970–71 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
TV partner/s ABC
Regular season
Season MVP Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
Top scorer Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Baltimore Bullets
Eastern runners-up New York Knicks
Western champions Milwaukee Bucks
Western runners-up Los Angeles Lakers
Finals
Finals champions Milwaukee Bucks
Runners-up Baltimore Bullets
Finals MVP Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee)
NBA seasons
← 1969–70 1971–72 →

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.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W L PCT. GB
New York Knicks 52 30 .634 -
Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 5
Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 8
Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268 30
Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Baltimore Bullets 42 40 .512 -
Atlanta Hawks 36 46 .439 6
Cincinnati Royals 33 49 .402 9
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 27

Western Conference

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Milwaukee Bucks C 66 16 .805 -
Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 15
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 18
Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549 21
Pacific Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585 -
San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500 7
San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488 8
Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463 10
Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354 19

C - NBA Champions

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 Chicago Bulls 10.1
FG% Johnny Green Cincinnati Royals .587
FT% Chet Walker Chicago Bulls .859

NBA awards

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