1970–71 New York Knicks season

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1970–71   New York Knicks season
Head coach Red Holzman
General manager Red Holzman
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record5230 (.634)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(Lost to Bullets 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WOR-TV
Manhattan Cable Television
Radio WNBC
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

The 1970–71 New York Knicks season was the 25th season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). [1] New York entered the season as the defending NBA champions, having defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1970 NBA Finals in seven games to win the first championship in franchise history. [2] In the 1970–71 regular season, the Knicks finished in first place in the Atlantic Division with a 52–30 record, and qualified for the NBA Playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. [1]

Contents

New York began its NBA title defense with a 4–1 series victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the 1971 NBA Playoffs. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Baltimore Bullets defeated the Knicks in seven games, ending the team's chances for a repeat championship. [3]

Draft picks

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players picked by the franchise that played at least one game in the league. [4]

RoundPickPlayerPositionNationalitySchool/Club Team
117 Mike Price GFlag of the United States.svg United States Illinois
234 Howie Wright GFlag of the United States.svg United States Austin Peay
8136 Greg Fillmore CFlag of the United States.svg United States Cheyney State)

Roster

Roster listing
1970–71 New York Knicks roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
SG 12 Barnett, Dick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)1936-10-02 Tennessee State
SF 24 Bradley, Bill 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)205 lb (93 kg)1943-07-28 Princeton
PF 22 DeBusschere, Dave 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg)1940-10-16 Detroit
PG 10 Frazier, Walt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg)1945-03-29 Southern Illinois
PF 18 Jackson, Phil 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)220 lb (100 kg)1945-09-17 North Dakota
PF 26 Mast, Eddie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)220 lb (100 kg)1948-10-03 Temple
G 5 Price, Mike 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)200 lb (91 kg)1948-09-11 Illinois
C 19 Reed, Willis  (C)6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)235 lb (107 kg)1942-06-25 Grambling State
SG 6 Riordan, Mike 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg)1945-07-09 Providence
SF 33 Russell, Cazzie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)218 lb (99 kg)1944-06-07 Michigan
SF 9 Stallworth, Dave 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)200 lb (91 kg)1941-12-20 Wichita State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Regular season

Season standings

Atlantic Division WLPCTGBHomeRoadNeutralDiv
y-New York Knicks 5230.63432–919–201–110–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 4735.573524–1521–182–210–6
Boston Celtics 4438.537825–1418–221–28–8
Buffalo Braves 2260.2683014–236–302–72–10
# Eastern Conference
TeamWLPCT
1z-New York Knicks 5230.634
2y-Baltimore Bullets 4240.512
3x-Philadelphia 76ers 4735.573
4x-Atlanta Hawks 3646.439
5 Boston Celtics 4438.537
6 Cincinnati Royals 3349.402
7 Buffalo Braves 2260.268
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 1567.183


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1970–71 NBA records
TeamATLBALBOSBUFCHICINCLEDETLALMILNYKPHIPHOPORSDRSFWSEA
Atlanta 3–32–43–11–42–44–00–53–21–43–34–21–42–22–32–33–2
Baltimore 3–33–33–12–33–34–02–32–31–42–43–33–22–24–12–33–2
Boston 4–23–34–04–14–23–12–33–20–50–64–22–32–23–23–23–2
Buffalo 1–31–30–40–40–45–71–52–20–42–20–41–36–61–31–31–3
Chicago 4–13–21–44–04–04–03–32–41–53–23–23–33–16–04–23–2
Cincinnati 4–23–32–44–00–45–11–41–41–42–41–51–44–01–32–31–4
Cleveland 0–40–41–37–50–41–52–20–40–40–41–30–42–100–41–30–4
Detroit 5–03–23–25–13–34–12–22–31–52–32–32–43–14–21–43–1
Los Angeles 2–33–22–32–24–24–14–03–21–43–23–22–44–03–34–24–2
Milwaukee 4–14–15–04–05–14–14–05–14–11–44–14–23–14–16–05–1
New York3–34–26–02–22–34–24–03–22–34–12–44–13–14–13–22–3
Philadelphia 2–43–32–44–02–35–13–13–22–31–44–23–24–03–23–23–2
Phoenix 4–12–33–23–13–34–14–04–24–22–41–42–34–02–43–23–2
Portland 2–22–22–26–61–30–410–21–30–41–31–30–40–40–41–32–4
San Diego 3–21–42–33–10–63–14–02–43–31–41–42–34–24–02–45–1
San Francisco 3–23–22–33–12–43–23–14–12–40–62–32–32–33–14–23–3
Seattle 2–32–32–33–12–34–14–01–32–41–53–22–32–34–21–53–3

Game log

Playoffs

East Conference Semifinals

(A1) New York Knicks vs. (C2) Atlanta Hawks: Knicks win series 4–1

East Conference Finals

(A1) New York Knicks vs. (C1) Baltimore Bullets : Bullets win series 4–3

Player statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG  Points per game

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

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