1970–71 Chicago Bulls season

The 1970-71 NBA season was the Bulls' 5th season in the NBA.[1]

1970–71 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachDick Motta
ArenaChicago Stadium
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Lakers 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
RadioWIND
(Jack Fleming, Bill Berg)
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

RosterEdit

Roster listing
1970-71 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 18 Boerwinkle, Tom 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Tennessee
G 22 Collins, Jimmy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) New Mexico State
C 31 Fox, Jim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) South Carolina
F 24 Guokas, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) St. Joseph's (PA)
G 21 King, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Tulsa
PF 10 Love, Bob 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Southern
C 44 Ruffner, Paul 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) BYU
SG 4 Sloan, Jerry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Evansville
F 25 Walker, Chet 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Bradley
PG 8 Weiss, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Penn State
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 66 16 .805 34–2 28–13 4–1 14–4
x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622 15 30–11 17–19 4–1 7–11
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 18 27–14 19–20 2–0 9–9
Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549 21 24–17 20–19 1–1 6–12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 48 34 .585
3 x-Chicago Bulls 51 31 .622
4 x-San Francisco Warriors 41 41 .500
5 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585
6 Detroit Pistons 45 37 .549
7 San Diego Rockets 40 42 .488
8 Seattle SuperSonics 38 44 .463
9 Portland Trail Blazers 29 53 .354


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

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1970–71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 3–3 2–4 3–1 1–4 2–4 4–0 0–5 3–2 1–4 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–3 3–2
Baltimore 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 3–3 4–0 2–3 2–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2
Boston 4–2 3–3 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–2 0–5 0–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–2
Buffalo 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 5–7 1–5 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 6–6 1–3 1–3 1–3
Chicago 4–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 6–0 4–2 3–2
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–1 1–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–4 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–4
Cleveland 0–4 0–4 1–3 7–5 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–10 0–4 1–3 0–4
Detroit 5–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1 4–2 1–4 3–1
Los Angeles 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–4 3–2 3–2 2–4 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–2
Milwaukee 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 4–1 1–4 4–1 4–2 3–1 4–1 6–0 5–1
New York 3–3 4–2 6–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4–1 2–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 2–4 4–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 1–4 4–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–2
Phoenix 4–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–0 2–4 3–2 3–2
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–6 1–3 0–4 10–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4
San Diego 3–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 0–6 3–1 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–4 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–4 5–1
San Francisco 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–4 0–6 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 4–2 3–3
Seattle 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 2–3 2–3 4–2 1–5 3–3

PlayoffsEdit

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(P1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (M2) Chicago Bulls: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 100, Chicago 99
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 105, Chicago 95
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Chicago 106, Los Angeles 98
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Chicago 112, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 115, Chicago 89
  • Game 6 @ Chicago: Chicago 113, Los Angeles 99
  • Game 7 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 109, Chicago 98

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit