1971-72

Summary and Awards / Teams
Season: Scores / Standings / Leaders

NBA 1971-72 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1971-1972 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1972 NBA Champion
Los Angeles Lakers
1972 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers
4 - 1
New York Knicks
Finals MVP
Wilt Chamberlain
Los Angeles Lakers

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Los Angeles Lakers
69-13 (.841)
Season MVP
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Milwaukee Bucks
Defensive Player
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Rookie of the Year
Sidney Wicks
Portland Trail Blazers
Coach of the Year
Bill Sharman
Los Angeles Lakers
All-Star Game MVP
Jerry West
Los Angeles Lakers
Most Improved Player
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6th Man of the Year
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Scoring Leader
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Milwaukee Bucks
34.8 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Wilt Chamberlain
Los Angeles Lakers
19.2 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Jerry West
Los Angeles Lakers
9.7 assists per game
Steals Leader
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Blocks Leader
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All-NBA 3rd Team
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All-Rookie 2nd Team
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