1970-71

Record: 51-31
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: front row): Matt Guokas, Jim King, Jim Collins, Jerry Sloan, John Baum, Bob Weiss. (back row): Head Coach Dick Motta, Bob Love, A.W. Holt, Tom Boerwinkle, Jim Fox, Paul Ruffner, Chet Walker, Trainer Bob Biel, General Manager Pat Williams

Team Leaders (avg)

25.2

Points


Bob Love

N/A

3pt FGs


13.8

Rebounds


Tom Boerwinkle

4.8

Assists


Tom Boerwinkle

N/A

Steals


N/A

Blocks


Regular season

Finished season with 50-plus wins for first time in club’s history ... Boerwinkle’s 33 rebounds led Bulls over Bucks 110-103, snapping Milwaukee’s 20 straight wins (03/09/71) ... Bulls defeated Suns in back-to-back Stadium contests to gain playoff spot ... Love and Walker combined for 59 points in Bulls 116-92 win (03/12/71) ... the following night they combined for 54 points in Bulls 111-99 win ... set team-record 52 assists in 138-121 win over Atlanta (03/20/71).

Draft


First round, Jimmy Collins (New Mexico State); second round, Paul Ruffner (Brigham Young).

Playoffs


Weiss’ 25 points and club’s second-half rally enabled Bulls to tie the Los Angeles series 3-3 with a 113-99 win (04/04/71) ... eliminated 4-3 by L.A. Lakers.

Honors


Motta named NBA Coach of the Year ... Love named to NBA West All-Star Team ... Love and Sloan also named to All-Defensive Second Team ... Walker led NBA in free throw percentage (.859) ... Love set club record in minutes (3,482) and points (2,043).

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