Index
NBA Finals

1971

BOXSCORE Milwaukee Bucks Baltimore Bullets
GAME1 4 0
GAME2 REGULAR SEASON STATS REGULAR SEASON STATS
GAME3 NBA FINALS STATS NBA FINALS STATS
GAME4 MVP: Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar)
GAME5
GAME6
GAME7

Game #1 @Milwaukee

The Bucks took control of the game early and the Bullets never could catch up. This was despite Lew Alcindor sitting out much of the first half with three fouls. Baltimore had only 48 hours to rest and get ready after knocking off the defending champion New York Knicks in the Eastern Finals. Wes Unseld, giving up about eight inches to Alcindor, picked up two fouls in the first two minutes of play as Baltimore fell behind 14-6 early. The Bucks came up with five steals in the first four minutes of the game as they took the Bullets out of their offense. Alcindor then picked up three fouls in a two-minute stretch (two of them offensive) and had to go to the bench. However, Oscar Robertson led the way after the Bullets pulled within two points in the second quarter. After holding a 50-42 halftime lead, Alcindor seized control in the third as the Bucks built a 79-62 lead. Baltimore pulled within 84-78 when Robertson sat down for a rest but, when Robertson returned, Milwaukee pushed it out to 93-80 with 3:24 left and Baltimore couldn't catch them.

BALTIMORE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Carter        21  3-10   0-0    0  4  3   6
Geo Johnson    2  2-2    0-0    2  0  0   4
Loughery      32  2-11   2-7    4  0  3   6
Marin         44  9-21   0-0    7  2  3  18
Monroe        42 11-28   4-7    6  3  1  26
Murray        11  2-6    0-0    4  0  1   4
Unseld        45  6-17   4-6   10  3  5  16
Zeller         6  0-2    0-1    1  0  2   0
Tresvant      37  2-10   0-0    6  2  5   4
TOTALS           37-107 10-21  48 14 23  88
MILWAUKEE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Alcindor      33 13-16   5-5   17  0  5  31
Allen         18  3-6    2-2    3  2  2   8
Boozer        21  2-5    4-4    4  2  3   8
Cunningham    15  0-2    0-1    5  0  1   0
Dandridge     38  6-17   3-4   12  0  4  15
McGlocklin    38  2-7    4-4    0  5  4   8
Robertson     45  7-18   8-10   7  7  4  22
Smith         37  3-6    0-1   11  2  2   6
TOTALS           36-77  26-31  59 18 25  98
Baltimore    22  20  26  20 - 88
Milwaukee    28  22  29  19 - 98
A - 10,746

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Game #2 @Baltimore

For the second straight game, the Bucks used a third quarter surge to bury the Bullets under a deficit they couldn't overcome. After being tied at the end of the first, the Bucks went on a 19-9 run to take a 45-35 lead in the second quarter. The Bullets narrowed the lead to 49-45 with 10 points in the last 2 minutes of the period on four hoops and an assist from Earl Monroe. The Bucks then buried Baltimore with a 19-2 run early in the third period. After an 11 point, 17 rebound first half, Wes Unseld managed only twp points and three rebounds in the second half. Lew Alcindor had 14 points and 14 boards in the first half and 13 points and 10 rebounds in the second half. The 19-2 run made it 70-51 Bucks and they would continue to stretch to 84-63 early in the fourth and then 100-76 with two minutes to play. 

MILWAUKEE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Alcindor      45 13-22   1-1   24  2  2  27
Allen         19  2-5    4-4    2  1  1   8
Boozer        26  4-7    0-0    7  0  2   8
Robertson     43  8-15   6-8    6 10  4  22
Smith         30  2-10   1-1    3  0  2   4
McGlocklin    31  7-8    0-0    2  2  2  14
Cunningham     3  0-2    0-0    3  0  0   0
Dandridge     36  7-14   2-2    5  5  4  16
McLemore       3  0-1    0-0    1  1  2   0
Greacen        1  0-2    0-0    1  0  0   0
Webb           2  1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2
Winkler        1  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
TOTALS           44-87  14-16  54 21 19 102
BALTIMORE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Carter        35  6-16   0-0    6  2  4  12
Gus Johnson   30  4-13   2-3    8  1  3  10
Marin         43 10-24   2-2    2  2  1  22
Unseld        42  6-12   1-3   20  4  1  13
Monroe        37  4-18   3-5    2  6  2  11
Loughery      20  1-5    0-0    2  1  1   2
Tresvant      24  2-4    3-4    4  1  2   7
Geo Johnson    2  0-0    0-0    0  0  2   0
Murray         3  1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2
Zeller         4  2-4    0-0    1  2  1   4
TOTALS           36-97  11-17  45 19 17  83
Milwaukee    26  23  30  23 - 102
Baltimore    26  19  16  22 -  83
A - 12,289

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Game #3 @Milwaukee

The Bucks again took control of the game in the middle periods and thwarted any potential Baltimore comeback as they went up three games to none. Earl Monroe came out blazing and scored Baltimore's first nine points but would score only seven thereafter. Milwaukee would lead by eight, 30-22 after the first period and by eight again at the half - 54-46. Another big third quarter run gave the Bucks a 68-52 lead but Oscar Robertson would then go to the bench with his fourth foul. With the Big O on the sidelines, the Bullets went on a 16-2 run to close the gap to two points, 70-68. Robertson came back in to the game and lead 9-1 run to close the third period. Milwaukee would open the fourth with an 8-4 run to lead 87-73. After that, the closest Baltimore could manage was 100-93 late in the contest. Baltimore was without Gus Johnson for the game. Johnson had also missed all but two minutes of game one with the same ailing knee.

BALTIMORE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Carter        43  7-21   1-2    5  3  3  15
Marin         42  8-17   5-5    8  4  4  21
Monroe        36  5-15   6-6    7  5  2  16
Unseld        45 10-22   0-1   23  4  3  20
Tresvant      21  2-9    2-2    3  1  6   6
Loughery      36  8-21   3-3    2  4  4  19
Geo Johnson    1  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
Zeller         1  1-1    0-0    1  0  1   2
TOTALS           41-106 17-19  49 23 23  99
MILWAUKEE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Alcindor      46 10-22   3-4   21  2  3  23
Allen         28  3-9    4-5    3  3  3  10
Dandridge     42 13-20   3-5    9  3  3  29
Robertson     38  8-17   4-5    4 12  5  20
Smith         31  7-14   1-3   12  3  4  15
McGlocklin    29  4-8    1-1    2  3  1   9
Boozer        19  0-3    1-1    4  1  2   1
Cunningham     2  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
McLemore       3  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
Webb           2  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
TOTALS           45-93  17-24  56 27 21 107
Baltimore    22  24  23  30 -  99
Milwaukee    30  24  25  28 107
A - 10,746

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Game #4 @Baltimore

Milwaukee wrapped up the second sweep in NBA Finals history with a 118-106 win over Baltimore. Milwaukee again took the lead early and never relinquished it as the Cinderella Bullets could not overcome despite a triple-double from Wes Unseld. For the second straight game, Baltimore came out strong early. They took a 15-10 lead midway through the first period before the Bucks awakened. Milwaukee then went on a 21-7 run to close the period and stretched the lead to 19 points in the second quarter. Baltimore closed the gap to 13 at the half and got it down to 60-53 in the early moments of the third period. The Bucks answered with a 10-0 run to take a 17-point lead a maintained it through most of the period. Baltimore cut the lead to 12 points by the end of the third but could not make a game of it down the stretch. The Bullets were again hindered by the knee injury of Gus Johnson as he could only play five minutes. Other than playing 30 minutes in game two, Johnson played a total of only seven minutes in the other three games.

MILWAUKEE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Alcindor      44 10-16   7-11  12  7  2  27
Dandridge     41  9-16   3-5   12  6  2  21
Robertson     38 11-15   8-9    3  9  2  30
McGlocklin    29  4-9    4-5    0  1  2  12
Smith         34  6-9    2-3    7  2  4  14
Boozer        11  2-3    1-2    4  0  5   5
Allen         23  2-6    0-0    3  1  2   4
McLemore      11  2-5    1-2    7  1  0   5
Cunningham     4  0-1    0-0    1  0  0   0
Greacen        3  0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0
Webb           1  0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0
Winkler        1  0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0
TOTALS           46-82  26-37  49 27 19 118
BALTIMORE     MN FG-FGA FT-FTA RB AS PF PTS
Carter        44 14-24   0-0    2  3  3  28
Gus Johnson    5  0-2    0-0    4  1  2   0
Geo Johnson   27  4-12   3-3    7  3  2  11
Unseld        39  3-12   5-8   23 10  5  11
Loughery      29  8-14   2-2    0  1  2  18
Marin         37  5-17   2-3    4  2  4  12
Monroe        22  6-14   0-0    1  2  4  12
Tresvant      28  4-10   0-2    5  0  5   8
Zeller         7  2-7    2-2    2  0  1   6
Murray         2  0-0    0-0    1  0  0   0
TOTALS           46-112 14-20  49 22 28 106
Milwaukee    31  29  29  29 - 118
Baltimore    22  25  30  29 - 106
A - 11,842 

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COMPOSITE BOX SCORE

MILWAUKEE     G  MN  FG-FGA  FT-FTA  REB  AST  PF  PTS PPG RPG APG
Alcindor      4 168  46-76   16-21    74   11  12  108 27,0 18,5 2,8
Robertson     4 164  34-65   26-32    20   38  15   94 23,5 5,0 9,5
Dandridge     4 157  35-67   11-16    38   14  13   81 20,3 9,5 3,5
Smith         4 132  18-39    4-8     33    7  12   40 10,0 8,3 1,8
McGlocklin    4 127  17-32    9-10     4   11   9   43 10,8 1,0 2,8
Allen         4  88  10-25   10-11    11    7   8   30 7,5 2,8 1,8
Boozer        4  77   8-18    6-7     19    3  12   22 5,5 4,8 0,8
Cunningham    4  24   0-5     0-1      5    0   2    0 0,0 1,3 0,0
McLemore      3  17   2-6     1-2      8    2   2    2 0,7 2,7 0,7
Webb          3   5   1-1     0-0      0    0   0    2 0,7 0,0 0,0
Greacen       2   4   0-3     0-0      1    0   0    0 0,0 0,5 0,0
Winkler       2   2   0-1     0-0      0    0   0    0 0,0 0,0 0,0
TOTALS        4     171-338  83-108  213   93  85  425      
        
BALTIMORE     G  MN  FG-FGA  FT-FTA  REB  AST  PF  PTS PPG RPG APG
Unseld        4 184  25-63   10-18    78   18  13   60 15,0 19,5 4,5
Marin         4 166  32-79    9-10    21   10  12   73 18,3 5,3 2,5
Carter        4 143  30-71    1-2     13   12  13   61 15,3 3,3 3,0
Monroe        4 137  26-75   13-18    16   16   9   65 16,3 4,0 4,0
Loughery      4 117  19-51    7-12     8    6  10   45 11,3 2,0 1,5
Tresvant      4 110  10-33    5-8     18    4  18   25 6,3 4,5 1,0
Gus Johnson   3  37   6-17    2-3     14    2   5   14 4,7 4,7 0,7
Geo Johnson   3  30   4-12    3-3      7    3   4   11 3,7 2,3 1,0
Zeller        4  18   5-14    2-3      5    2   5   12 3,0 1,3 0,5
Murray        3  16   3-7     0-0      5    0   1    6 2,0 1,7 0,0
TOTALS        4     160-422  52-77   185   73  90  372      
 

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