NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
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Year Lg Player SPG Tm
2016 NBA Kawhi Leonard 2.60 SAS
    Trevor Ariza 2.60 HOU
2015 NBA Jimmy Butler 2.42 CHI
2014 NBA Chris Paul 2.85 LAC
2013 NBA Monta Ellis 2.50 MIL
2012 NBA Jason Kidd 3.00 DAL
2011 NBA Manu Ginobili 2.60 SAS
2010 NBA Manu Ginobili 2.60 SAS
2009 NBA Mario Chalmers 2.86 MIA
2008 NBA Chris Paul 2.33 NOH
2007 NBA Baron Davis 2.91 GSW
2006 NBA Larry Hughes 2.22 CLE
2005 NBA Andre Iguodala 2.80 PHI
2004 NBA Brevin Knight 2.80 MIL
2003 NBA Metta World Peace 2.50 IND
2002 NBA Baron Davis 3.56 CHH
2001 NBA Baron Davis 2.80 CHH
2000 NBA Eddie Jones 2.50 CHH
1999 NBA Allen Iverson* 2.50 PHI
1998 NBA Jason Kidd 4.00 PHO
1997 NBA Kevin Johnson 2.60 PHO
1996 NBA Robert Horry 2.62 HOU
    Clyde Drexler* 2.62 HOU
1995 NBA Nate McMillan 2.50 SEA
1994 NBA Charles Barkley* 2.50 PHO
1993 NBA Ron Harper 3.00 LAC
1992 NBA Mookie Blaylock 3.75 NJN
1991 NBA Tim Hardaway 3.11 GSW
1990 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.81 CHI
1989 NBA John Stockton* 3.67 UTA
1988 NBA Alvin Robertson 4.00 SAS
1987 NBA John Stockton* 3.00 UTA
1986 NBA Derek Harper 2.30 DAL
1985 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.75 CHI
1984 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 3.09 NJN
1983 NBA Johnny Moore 2.55 SAS
1982 NBA Magic Johnson* 2.86 LAL
1981 NBA Maurice Cheeks 2.50 PHI
1980 NBA Magic Johnson* 3.06 LAL
1979 NBA Maurice Cheeks 4.11 PHI
1978 NBA Gus Williams 2.05 SEA
1977 NBA Norm Van Lier 3.33 CHI
1976 NBA Steve Mix 3.67 PHI
  ABA Mike Gale 3.43 SAA
1975 NBA Walt Frazier* 3.67 NYK
  ABA Don Buse 2.50 INA
1974 NBA Phil Chenier 1.86 CAP
  ABA Mike Barr 2.40 VIR

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