1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks season was the fourth season in franchise history.[1] 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. On January 9, 1972, the Bucks snapped the Los Angeles Lakers 33-game winning streak.

1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division champions
Head coachLarry Costello
ArenaMilwaukee Arena
Results
Record63–19 (.768)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Finals
(Lost to Lakers 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWISN-TV
RadioWTMJ
< 1970–71 1972–73 >

Draft picksEdit

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

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RosterEdit

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 33 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
PG 42 Allen, Lucius 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UCLA
F 34 Block, John 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Southern California
SF 10 Dandridge, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Norfolk State
G 24 Jones, Wali 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Villanova
F 7 Kimball, Toby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Connecticut
F 22 Kojis, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Marquette
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
C 50 Nelson, Barry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duquesne
F 18 Perry, Curtis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Missouri State
PG 1 Robertson, Oscar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Cincinnati
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 69 13 .841
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768
3 x-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695
4 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622
5 Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598
6 Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573
7 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415
8 Detroit Pistons 26 56 .317
9 Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220


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

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1971–72 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET GSW HOU LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–5 3–3 4–2 3–2 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–3 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 1–4
Baltimore 4–2 2–2 3–3 1–4 4–2 1–5 3–2 1–4 3–2 1–4 0–5 2–4 4–0 4–1 3–1 2–3
Boston 4–0 2–2 6–0 3–2 4–2 5–1 5–0 2–3 5–0 1–4 2–3 3–3 6–0 2–3 4–0 2–3
Buffalo 2–4 3–3 0–6 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–5 3–3 0–4 2–4 0–4
Chicago 5–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–3 5–1 1–3 2–4 3–2 4–1 5–1 6–0 2–3
Cincinnati 3–3 2–4 2–4 3–3 1–3 6–2 2–3 2–3 0–4 1–4 0–5 2–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–5
Cleveland 2–4 5–1 1–5 2–4 0–4 2–6 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–5 2–4 0–4 4–2 0–4
Detroit 2–3 2–3 0–5 4–2 1–5 3–2 3–1 0–5 3–3 1–4 1–5 1–4 1–4 2–4 2–2 0–4
Golden State 2–3 4–1 3–2 3–1 3–3 3–2 4–0 5–0 5–1 1–5 2–2 2–3 4–1 2–3 4–2 4–2
Houston 4–1 2–3 0–5 4–0 1–5 4–0 2–2 3–3 1–5 1–5 0–5 0–5 4–1 1–3 4–2 3–3
Los Angeles 5–0 4–1 4–1 4–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 6–0 5–1
Milwaukee 3–2 5–0 3–2 4–0 4–2 5–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 5–0 1–4 2–3 4–1 4–2 6–0 6–0
New York 1–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 2–3 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–2 5–0 1–4 3–2 3–3 1–4 3–1 3–2
Philadelphia 3–3 0–4 0–6 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–2 4–1 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–4 3–3 1–4 2–2 4–1
Phoenix 2–3 1–4 3–2 4–0 1–5 3–2 4–0 4–2 3–2 3–1 2–4 2–4 4–1 4–1 6–0 3–2
Portland 0–4 1–3 0–4 4–2 0–6 2–2 2–4 2–2 2–4 2–4 0–6 0–6 1–3 2–2 0–6 0–6
Seattle 4–1 3–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–5 0–6 2–3 1–4 2–3 6–0

Game logEdit

1971–72 game log
Total: 63–19 (Home: 1–0; Road: 1–0)
1971–72 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(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 FinalsEdit

(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

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games 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

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lucius Allen
John Block
Bob Dandridge
Jon McGlocklin
Barry Nelson
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lucius Allen
John Block
Bob Dandridge
Jon McGlocklin
Barry Nelson
Curtis Perry
Oscar Robertson

Awards and honorsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

September 12, 1971
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Houston Rockets----
December 9, 1971
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Houston Rockets----

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1971.html
  3. ^ Ferraro, Michael X.; Veneziano, John (2007). Numbelivable!. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0.