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Alcindor wins first MVP award

Updated: March 14, 2002, 11:58 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

March 20, 1971

In his second season with Milwaukee, Lew Alcindor wins the first of his record six MVP awards. The Bucks, who were 27-55 before drafting Alcindor, improved to 56-26 last season and a league-best 66-16 this year with the 7-foot-2 center.

Playing in all 82 games, Alcindor wins the first of back-to-back scoring titles with his 31.7 average. He is second in the NBA in field-goal percentage at .577 and fourth in rebounding with 16 per game.

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