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Encyclopedia > 1970 NBA Finals

How They Got Here

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The Knicks had a 18-game winning streak (then an NBA record), led by NBA MVP Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere. In the playoffs, the Knicks barely defeated a tough Baltimore Bullets team in 7 games, and in the East Finals, they beat The Milwaukee Bucks and their captain Lew Alcindor in 5 games. National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award was first awarded after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Willis Reed Willis Reed, Jr. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Richard Dick Barnett (born October 2, 1936 in Gary, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. ... There have been two separate franchises in the National Basketball Association known as the Baltimore Bullets: For the team that played in the league from 1947 through 1955, when it became the last NBA franchise to fold, see: Baltimore Bullets (original) For the later team of that name, still in... The Milwaukee Bucks are a National Basketball Association team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 in New York City, New York) was a successful high school, collegiate, and professional basketball player. ...

On the other hand, The Los Angeles Lakers had a team of superstars led by Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West. In the playoffs, the Lakers came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns, and then in the West finals they beat the Atlanta Hawks to advanced to the NBA Finals for the 3rd straight year. Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward, playing 13 seasons for the NBAs Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. ... Wilton Norman Chamberlain, commonly known as Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was a National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Jerry West was also a pseudonym used by Andrew E. Svenson. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

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Series Summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 24 New York 124-112 Los Angeles
Game 2 April 27 New York 103-105 Los Angeles
Game 3 April 29 Los Angeles 108-111 New York
Game 4 May 1 Los Angeles 121-115 New York
Game 5 May 4 New York 107-100 Los Angeles
Game 6 May 6 Los Angeles 135-113 New York
Game 7 May 8 New York 113-99 Los Angeles

Knicks win series 4-3

Preceded by:
1969 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Succeeded by:
1971 NBA Finals

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NBA Finals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2739 words)
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format.
As basketball is a major sport in the United States, the Final round has become a large-scale event on the sports calendar, with higher popularity than the concurrent Stanley Cup final in the National Hockey League.
During the 1940s and early 1950s decades, the NBA Finals were nothing but a minor highlight on the calendar.
NBA Finals history (1243 words)
1970: Jerry West showed he deserved his nickname when he buried a 60-foot, game-tying bomb at the buzzer in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Knicks.
The Milwaukee Bucks were favored to beat the Boston Celtics in the 1974 NBA Finals but Dave Cowens and his teammates proved you could never count the Celtics out.
In Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Lakers, Michael Jordan made a spectacular move that seemed even more unbelievable every time it was replayed.
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