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NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Top 10 Playoff Leaders and Records for Defensive Win Shares

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Year Lg 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2014 NBA P. George (1.48) K. Leonard (1.45) T. Duncan (1.22) D. Green (1.04) M. Ginobili (1.04) D. West (1.01) L. Stephenson (0.97) K. Durant (0.92) L. James (0.92) T. Splitter (0.91)
2013 NBA L. James (1.48) K. Leonard (1.41) T. Duncan (1.39) C. Bosh (1.22) D. Wade (1.02) P. George (0.98) D. Green (0.95) L. Stephenson (0.91) M. Gasol (0.85) M. Ginobili (0.84)
2012 NBA L. James (1.61) K. Garnett (1.57) R. Rondo (1.34) P. Pierce (1.30) D. Wade (1.28) M. Chalmers (0.87) B. Bass (0.83) A. Iguodala (0.82) E. Turner (0.81) J. Holiday (0.80)
2011 NBA L. James (1.45) D. Wade (1.29) J. Noah (1.12) L. Deng (1.06) C. Bosh (1.03) J. Kidd (0.94) D. Nowitzki (0.90) D. Rose (0.90) C. Boozer (0.90) T. Chandler (0.78)
2010 NBA R. Rondo (1.75) K. Garnett (1.64) P. Pierce (1.62) D. Howard (1.46) R. Allen (1.28) K. Perkins (1.21) P. Gasol (1.07) R. Lewis (1.00) G. Davis (0.97) K. Bryant (0.94)
2009 NBA D. Howard (1.94) P. Gasol (1.64) K. Bryant (1.40) L. Odom (1.30) R. Lewis (1.18) L. James (1.15) T. Ariza (1.12) R. Rondo (0.96) H. Turkoglu (0.93) R. Alston (0.90)
2008 NBA K. Garnett (2.02) T. Duncan (1.40) P. Pierce (1.35) R. Rondo (1.35) K. Perkins (1.17) L. James (1.15) R. Allen (1.12) J. Posey (1.03) R. Wallace (1.01) L. Odom (0.97)
2007 NBA L. James (1.63) T. Duncan (1.39) Z. Ilgauskas (1.16) R. Wallace (1.15) J. Kidd (1.11) L. Hughes (1.03) D. Gooden (1.03) M. Ginobili (0.99) A. Varejao (0.96) S. Pavlovic (0.82)
2006 NBA D. Wade (1.98) D. Nowitzki (1.58) S. O'Neal (1.53) A. Walker (1.43) B. Wallace (1.37) J. Howard (1.21) U. Haslem (1.14) J. Posey (1.12) S. Marion (1.02) R. Wallace (0.99)
2005 NBA B. Wallace (2.68) R. Wallace (1.99) T. Prince (1.74) T. Duncan (1.60) C. Billups (1.60) R. Hamilton (1.58) A. McDyess (1.25) M. Ginobili (1.17) J. O'Neal (1.00) E. Jones (0.99)
2004 NBA B. Wallace (2.76) R. Wallace (1.62) T. Prince (1.50) S. O'Neal (1.28) R. Hamilton (1.26) K. Garnett (1.25) C. Billups (1.20) J. O'Neal (1.15) M. World Peace (0.97) C. Butler (0.96)
2003 NBA T. Duncan (2.67) B. Wallace (2.03) K. Martin (1.73) J. Kidd (1.58) S. Jackson (1.39) M. Ginobili (1.34) D. Robinson* (1.30) R. Jefferson (1.14) B. Bowen (1.11) T. Parker (1.10)
2002 NBA B. Wallace (1.28) P. Pierce (1.26) S. O'Neal (1.22) A. Walker (1.16) R. Horry (1.09) J. Kidd (1.01) T. Battie (0.89) K. Bryant (0.85) K. Martin (0.85) T. Duncan (0.81)
2001 NBA S. O'Neal (1.41) D. Mutombo (1.33) K. Bryant (1.18) T. Duncan (1.13) R. Fox (1.08) D. Robinson* (1.04) E. Johnson (0.86) R. Horry (0.86) A. Iverson (0.85) D. Fisher (0.85)
2000 NBA S. O'Neal (1.08) P. Ewing* (1.03) S. Pippen* (1.02) A. Mourning* (0.99) D. Majerle (0.98) D. Davis (0.96) R. Wallace (0.79) J. Mashburn (0.78) A. Sabonis* (0.78) M. Camby (0.78)
1999 NBA D. Robinson* (1.74) T. Duncan (1.65) M. Camby (1.33) L. Johnson (0.91) L. Sprewell (0.91) M. Elie (0.90) C. Ward (0.88) A. Johnson (0.83) K. Thomas (0.82) S. Elliott (0.74)
1998 NBA K. Malone* (1.71) S. Pippen* (1.55) D. Rodman* (1.24) M. Jordan* (1.18) B. Russell (1.08) J. Stockton* (0.98) T. Kukoc (0.93) D. Robinson* (0.89) R. Harper (0.86) J. Hornacek (0.84)
1997 NBA A. Mourning* (1.61) M. Jordan* (1.47) S. Pippen* (1.36) T. Hardaway (1.22) K. Malone* (1.21) P. Brown (1.03) J. Mashburn (1.01) R. Harper (1.00) D. Majerle (1.00) H. Olajuwon* (0.96)
1996 NBA S. Pippen* (1.74) K. Malone* (1.64) S. Kemp (1.43) D. Rodman* (1.40) M. Jordan* (1.31) G. Payton* (1.16) J. Stockton* (1.07) R. Harper (0.96) B. Russell (0.94) J. Hornacek (0.87)
1995 NBA D. Robinson* (1.59) H. Olajuwon* (1.27) D. Rodman* (1.15) P. Ewing* (1.01) S. O'Neal (0.98) C. Oakley (0.95) R. Horry (0.86) H. Grant (0.85) A. Johnson (0.84) S. Elliott (0.84)
1994 NBA P. Ewing* (2.43) H. Olajuwon* (1.96) C. Oakley (1.87) D. Harper (1.14) J. Starks (1.13) D. Davis (1.12) K. Malone* (1.08) D. McKey (1.03) A. Mason (1.01) R. Horry (1.00)
1993 NBA C. Barkley* (1.32) H. Olajuwon* (1.22) S. Pippen* (1.07) M. Jordan* (1.07) P. Ewing* (0.99) S. Kemp (0.91) H. Grant (0.89) O. Miller (0.82) D. Robinson* (0.79) D. Majerle (0.68)
1992 NBA S. Pippen* (1.85) M. Jordan* (1.69) H. Grant (1.60) P. Ewing* (1.16) J. Kersey (1.14) L. Nance (1.04) B. Williams (1.01) C. Drexler* (1.00) B. Daugherty (0.96) B. Cartwright (0.87)
1991 NBA S. Pippen* (1.67) M. Jordan* (1.54) H. Grant (1.06) C. Drexler* (0.99) V. Divac (0.96) M. Johnson* (0.90) S. Perkins (0.90) B. Cartwright (0.76) K. Malone* (0.74) J. Kersey (0.74)
1990 NBA B. Laimbeer (1.72) I. Thomas* (1.62) M. Jordan* (1.28) C. Drexler* (1.22) D. Rodman* (1.14) J. Kersey (1.09) S. Pippen* (1.05) J. Salley (1.04) J. Dumars* (1.03) H. Grant (0.92)
1989 NBA M. Jordan* (1.23) I. Thomas* (1.08) S. Pippen* (0.99) B. Laimbeer (0.98) D. Rodman* (0.94) H. Grant (0.94) T. Chambers (0.81) J. Dumars* (0.79) J. Salley (0.79) B. Cartwright (0.76)
1988 NBA I. Thomas* (2.07) B. Laimbeer (1.81) J. Salley (1.38) A. Dantley* (1.28) L. Bird* (1.23) D. Rodman* (1.07) J. Dumars* (1.06) R. Parish* (0.89) V. Johnson (0.85) J. Worthy* (0.83)
1987 NBA M. Johnson* (1.09) B. Laimbeer (1.06) I. Thomas* (1.00) J. Worthy* (0.98) L. Bird* (0.86) H. Olajuwon* (0.84) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (0.83) R. Mahorn (0.82) M. Cooper (0.77) R. Parish* (0.74)
1986 NBA H. Olajuwon* (1.65) L. Bird* (1.51) R. Sampson* (1.42) K. McHale* (1.19) D. Johnson* (1.15) D. Ainge (1.12) R. Parish* (1.06) C. Barkley* (1.01) R. McCray (1.00) R. Reid (0.90)
1985 NBA R. Parish* (1.17) L. Bird* (1.12) K. McHale* (1.05) M. Johnson* (0.97) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (0.97) M. Malone* (0.96) C. Barkley* (0.91) D. Johnson* (0.80) B. Scott (0.76) M. Cheeks (0.75)
1984 NBA L. Bird* (1.68) R. Parish* (1.32) M. Johnson* (1.10) B. Williams (1.01) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (1.01) S. Moncrief (0.95) M. Richardson (0.89) B. Lanier* (0.79) M. Johnson (0.75) C. Maxwell (0.70)
1983 NBA M. Malone* (1.20) J. Erving* (0.82) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (0.69) M. Cheeks (0.65) M. Johnson* (0.62) A. Gilmore* (0.61) B. Jones (0.58) L. Bird* (0.51) S. Moncrief (0.50) C. Richardson (0.45)
1982 NBA L. Bird* (1.24) J. Erving* (1.05) R. Parish* (1.01) C. Jones (0.97) M. Johnson* (0.85) M. Cheeks (0.80) C. Maxwell (0.76) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (0.68) J. Sikma (0.64) K. McHale* (0.63)
1981 NBA L. Bird* (1.68) R. Parish* (1.05) S. Lacey (1.04) R. Reid (1.04) M. Malone* (1.03) R. King (0.87) E. Grunfeld (0.84) S. Wedman (0.77) C. Maxwell (0.69) B. Paultz (0.64)
1980 NBA J. Erving* (1.23) C. Jones (1.08) M. Johnson* (1.07) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (1.05) M. Cheeks (0.93) D. Dawkins (0.91) L. Shelton (0.80) L. Bird* (0.79) B. Jones (0.77) J. Sikma (0.73)
1979 NBA E. Hayes* (1.19) J. Sikma (1.11) W. Unseld* (0.96) D. Johnson* (0.86) G. Heard (0.81) L. Shelton (0.78) W. Davis (0.77) G. Williams (0.73) T. Robinson (0.72) D. Buse (0.71)
1978 NBA E. Hayes* (1.67) M. Webster (1.30) W. Unseld* (1.07) B. Dandridge (1.05) J. Sikma (0.92) G. Williams (0.90) P. Silas (0.74) D. Johnson* (0.68) C. Jones (0.67) T. Henderson (0.66)
1977 NBA B. Walton* (1.79) M. Lucas (1.32) L. Hollins (1.01) B. Gross (0.95) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (0.91) J. Erving* (0.84) G. McGinnis (0.82) C. Jones (0.73) D. Cowens* (0.63) J. Davis (0.61)
1976 NBA D. Cowens* (1.70) P. Silas (1.49) G. Heard (1.23) J. White (1.12) C. Scott (1.02) A. Adams (0.95) J. Brewer (0.94) N. Thurmond* (0.80) E. Hayes* (0.76) J. Havlicek* (0.72)
1975 NBA W. Unseld* (1.36) R. Barry* (1.32) E. Hayes* (1.27) J. Wilkes* (0.99) C. Ray (0.97) G. Johnson (0.79) J. Sloan* (0.76) N. Van Lier (0.74) C. Johnson (0.74) B. Beard (0.71)
1974 NBA K. Abdul-Jabbar* (1.52) D. Cowens* (1.52) J. Havlicek* (1.16) P. Silas (1.08) B. Dandridge (0.92) C. Warner (0.90) J. White (0.89) D. Chaney (0.85) D. Nelson (0.68) O. Robertson* (0.55)
1973 NBA W. Chamberlain* (1.63) J. West* (0.92) B. Bridges (0.77) W. Frazier* (0.75) D. DeBusschere* (0.74) D. Cowens* (0.72) P. Silas (0.64) G. Goodrich* (0.63) D. Awtrey (0.60) J. McMillian (0.59)
1972 NBA W. Chamberlain* (1.78) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (1.49) J. West* (1.21) H. Hairston (1.17) O. Robertson* (0.96) C. Perry (0.93) J. Lucas* (0.91) D. DeBusschere* (0.80) B. Dandridge (0.79) W. Frazier* (0.77)
1971 NBA W. Unseld* (1.77) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (1.31) J. Marin (1.05) O. Robertson* (1.00) B. Dandridge (0.94) D. DeBusschere* (0.84) E. Monroe* (0.83) W. Reed* (0.83) G. Smith (0.81) J. Tresvant (0.73)
1970 NBA W. Frazier* (1.51) W. Reed* (1.43) D. DeBusschere* (1.29) W. Chamberlain* (1.04) W. Unseld* (0.82) B. Bradley* (0.75) D. Barnett (0.68) B. Bridges (0.66) W. Bellamy* (0.63) E. Baylor* (0.59)
1969 NBA W. Chamberlain* (1.94) B. Russell* (1.23) E. Baylor* (1.09) J. West* (1.09) J. Havlicek* (0.84) B. Bridges (0.83) M. Counts (0.74) Z. Beaty (0.69) J. Egan (0.66) D. DeBusschere* (0.65)
1968 NBA W. Chamberlain* (1.57) B. Russell* (1.55) J. Havlicek* (1.06) E. Baylor* (0.77) H. Greer* (0.68) L. Jackson (0.58) B. Howell* (0.57) C. Walker* (0.57) D. Nelson (0.56) J. West* (0.54)
1967 NBA W. Chamberlain* (1.95) N. Thurmond* (1.38) L. Jackson (0.80) H. Greer* (0.77) R. Barry* (0.76) B. Russell* (0.69) J. Mullins (0.66) J. King (0.64) C. Walker* (0.64) T. Meschery (0.57)
1966 NBA B. Russell* (2.25) J. Havlicek* (1.18) S. Jones* (0.81) K. Jones* (0.77) T. Sanders (0.73) W. Chamberlain* (0.64) L. Siegfried (0.54) D. Nelson (0.49) E. Baylor* (0.47) B. Bridges (0.36)
1965 NBA B. Russell* (2.36) K. Jones* (0.94) J. Havlicek* (0.89) T. Sanders (0.87) W. Chamberlain* (0.81) S. Jones* (0.79) T. Heinsohn* (0.75) W. Naulls (0.43) W. Bellamy* (0.42) H. Greer* (0.40)
1964 NBA B. Russell* (2.15) W. Chamberlain* (1.45) K. Jones* (0.97) T. Heinsohn* (0.86) G. Rodgers* (0.78) N. Thurmond* (0.72) J. Havlicek* (0.70) S. Jones* (0.70) T. Sanders (0.64) T. Meschery (0.56)
1963 NBA B. Russell* (1.81) B. Cousy* (0.84) B. Pettit* (0.82) T. Heinsohn* (0.70) S. Jones* (0.66) T. Sanders (0.63) L. Wilkens* (0.62) E. Baylor* (0.54) J. West* (0.43) K. Jones* (0.42)
1962 NBA B. Russell* (2.15) W. Chamberlain* (1.39) B. Cousy* (1.06) S. Jones* (0.85) T. Heinsohn* (0.84) G. Rodgers* (0.84) T. Meschery (0.78) T. Sanders (0.75) K. Jones* (0.64) P. Arizin* (0.56)
1961 NBA B. Russell* (1.58) B. Cousy* (0.81) T. Heinsohn* (0.62) B. Pettit* (0.54) F. Ramsey* (0.51) T. Sanders (0.46) S. Jones* (0.45) C. Hagan* (0.40) W. Chamberlain* (0.34) W. Sauldsberry (0.33)
1960 NBA B. Russell* (1.83) B. Cousy* (1.16) T. Heinsohn* (0.88) W. Chamberlain* (0.87) F. Ramsey* (0.80) G. Conley (0.61) T. Gola* (0.60) G. Rodgers* (0.58) P. Arizin* (0.51) B. Sharman* (0.49)
1959 NBA B. Russell* (1.65) B. Cousy* (1.17) T. Heinsohn* (0.74) F. Ramsey* (0.53) J. Loscutoff (0.49) B. Sharman* (0.47) S. Jones* (0.44) E. Baylor* (0.42) G. Conley (0.41) L. Foust (0.30)
1958 NBA B. Russell* (1.04) B. Cousy* (0.93) T. Heinsohn* (0.66) F. Ramsey* (0.56) T. Gola* (0.52) B. Sharman* (0.52) J. Graboski (0.48) L. Tsioropoulos (0.41) W. Sauldsberry (0.39) P. Arizin* (0.37)
1957 NBA B. Russell* (1.48) B. Cousy* (1.07) T. Heinsohn* (0.83) B. Sharman* (0.54) J. Loscutoff (0.53) D. Schayes* (0.44) F. Ramsey* (0.42) A. Risen* (0.38) R. Kerr (0.31) A. Phillip* (0.26)
1956 NBA G. Yardley* (0.79) N. Johnston* (0.75) L. Foust (0.64) T. Gola* (0.64) M. Hutchins (0.58) P. Arizin* (0.50) J. Graboski (0.49) J. George (0.47) C. Noble (0.40) B. Houbregs* (0.40)
1955 NBA D. Schayes* (0.95) R. Kerr (0.74) E. Lloyd (0.70) P. Seymour (0.69) G. King (0.60) R. Rocha (0.55) J. Pollard* (0.51) V. Mikkelsen* (0.49) A. Phillip* (0.47) G. Yardley* (0.46)
1954 NBA G. Mikan* (1.48) J. Pollard* (1.31) S. Martin* (0.97) C. Lovellette* (0.97) V. Mikkelsen* (0.79) W. Skoog (0.70) W. Osterkorn (0.61) D. Schayes* (0.56) P. Seymour (0.42) J. Holstein (0.41)
1953 NBA G. Mikan* (1.36) J. Pollard* (1.02) V. Mikkelsen* (0.91) S. Martin* (0.69) N. Clifton* (0.62) L. Hitch (0.51) D. McGuire* (0.49) H. Gallatin* (0.46) P. Saul (0.42) C. Simmons (0.40)
1952 NBA G. Mikan* (1.50) V. Mikkelsen* (0.89) J. Pollard* (0.75) S. Martin* (0.73) P. Saul (0.66) J. Coleman (0.58) A. Risen* (0.47) D. Schayes* (0.41) D. McGuire* (0.38) N. Clifton* (0.35)
1951 NBA A. Risen* (1.15) J. Coleman (1.09) A. Johnson (0.75) B. Davies* (0.72) B. Wanzer* (0.63) H. Gallatin* (0.52) N. Clifton* (0.49) D. Schayes* (0.43) D. McGuire* (0.42) C. Simmons (0.37)
1950 NBA G. Mikan* (1.19) J. Pollard* (1.01) R. Owens (0.87) V. Mikkelsen* (0.85) A. Ferrin (0.84) M. Komenich (0.84) C. Black (0.80) B. Closs (0.73) F. Brian (0.73) J. Hargis (0.67)
1949 BAA G. Mikan* (0.63) J. Nichols (0.60) K. Hermsen (0.55) J. Pollard* (0.54) S. Hertzberg (0.49) D. Schulz (0.47) A. Ferrin (0.45) D. Carlson (0.43) B. McKinney (0.41) H. Schaefer (0.40)
1948 BAA H. Dallmar (2.24) J. Fulks* (1.71) C. Halbert (1.20) G. Senesky (1.12) A. Musi (1.04) R. Kaplowitz (0.73) C. Crossin (0.66) H. Beenders (0.42) B. O'Brien (0.37) R. Rocha (0.25)
1947 BAA D. Carlson (0.86) J. Seminoff (0.83) C. Halbert (0.73) T. Jaros (0.72) M. Zaslofsky (0.71) C. Gilmur (0.68) C. Carlisle (0.56) H. Dallmar (0.37) A. Hillhouse (0.35) J. Fulks* (0.35)