1970 NBA Finals

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1970 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
New York Knicks Red Holzman 4
Los Angeles Lakers Joe Mullaney 3
Dates April 24 – May 8
MVP Willis Reed[1]
(New York Knicks)
Eastern Finals Knicks defeat Bucks, 4–1
Western Finals Lakers defeat Hawks, 4–0
NBA Finals

The 1970 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1970 NBA Playoffs, which concluded the 1969–70 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. The Eastern Division champion New York Knicks defeated the Western Division champion Los Angeles Lakers in a best-of-seven series 4 games to 3 for their first NBA title.

The final game of the series was named by ESPN in 2010 as the greatest-ever Game 7 in finals history, featuring a return from injury for Willis Reed.[2]

Background[edit]

Main article: 1970 NBA Playoffs

New York Knicks[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

Series summary[edit]

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 New York Knicks 124–112 (1–0) Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 New York Knicks 103–105 (1–1) Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 108–111 OT (1–2) New York Knicks
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 121–115 OT (2–2) New York Knicks
Game 5 New York Knicks 107–100 (3–2) Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135–113 (3–3) New York Knicks
Game 7 New York Knicks 113–99 (4–3) Los Angeles Lakers

Knicks win series 4–3

Source:[3]

Team rosters[edit]

New York Knicks[edit]

Mike Hawk PG 27

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 NBA Finals: New York 4 L.A. Lakers 3". Encyclopedia Playoff Edition. NBA. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Reed's game vs. Lakers tops list". ESPN. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "1970 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Knicks". Basketball-Reference.com. SportsDirect. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 

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