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1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks season was the fourth season in franchise history. Led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Bucks finished in first place in the Midwest Division. Abdul-Jabbar won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award ahead of Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Collis Jones  United States University of Notre Dame
3 51 Gary Brell  United States Marquette University
[1]

Regular season

  • January 9: The Bucks ended the Los Angeles Lakers 33 game winning streak.[2]

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768 31–5 27–12 5–2 13–5
x-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 6 29–12 26–12 2–1 12–6
Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598 14 30–11 19–20 0–2 7–11
Detroit Pistons 26 56 .317 37 16–25 9–30 1–1 4–14


Schedule

October

Game Date Opponent Score Record
1 Oct 14 @ Phoenix Suns 110-97 1-0
2 Oct 16 @ Seattle SuperSonics 98-91 2-0
3 Oct 17 @ Portland Trail Blazers 127-94 3-0
4 Oct 19 Cleveland Cavaliers 116-82 4-0
5 Oct 22 Buffalo Braves 124-105 5-0
6 Oct 23 @ Philadelphia 76ers 110-88 6-0
7 Oct 26 Baltimore Bullets 120-90 7-0
8 Oct 29 @ Boston Celtics 114-125 7-1
9 Oct 31 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 118-102 8-1

November

Game Date Opponent Score Record
10 Nov 5 @ Chicago Bulls 104-102 9-1
11 Nov 6 Detroit Pistons 106-78 10-1
[3]

Player stats

Note: GP= Games played; MIN= Minutes; FG= Field Goals; REB = Rebounds; AST = Assists; PTS = Points;
Player GP MIN FG REB AST PTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 81 3583 1159 1346 370 2822
Bob Dandridge 80 2957 630 613 249 1475
Oscar Robertson 64 2390 419 323 491 1114
Lucius Allen 80 2316 441 254 333 1080
Jon McGlocklin 80 2213 374 181 231 857
John Block 79 1524 233 410 95 672
Walli Jones 48 1030 144 75 141 362
Curtis Perry 50 1471 143 471 78 350
Toby Kimball 74 971 107 312 60 258
Greg Smith 28 737 97 161 63 235
Charlie Lowery 20 134 17 19 14 45
[4]

Playoffs

West Conference Semifinals

(M1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (P2) Golden State Warriors: Bucks win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Golden State 117, Milwaukee 106
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 118, Golden State 93
  • Game 3 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 122, Golden State 94
  • Game 4 @ Golden State: Milwaukee 106, Golden State 99
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 108, Golden State 100

West Conference Finals

(P1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (M1) Milwaukee Bucks: Lakers win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Milwaukee 93, Los Angeles 72
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 135, Milwaukee 134
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Los Angeles 108, Milwaukee 105
  • Game 4 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 114, Los Angeles 88
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 115, Milwaukee 90
  • Game 6 @ Milwaukee: Los Angeles 104, Milwaukee 100

Awards and honors

  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar, NBA Most Valuable Player

Transactions

References

  1. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1971.html
  2. ^ Numbelivable!, p.58, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  3. ^ 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks Games - Basketball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/1972.html
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