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1976-77 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Portland Trail Blazers

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (26.2/13.3/3.9)
Rookie of the Year: Adrian Dantley (20.3/7.6/1.9)

PPG Leader: Pete Maravich (31.1)
RPG Leader: Bill Walton (14.4)
APG Leader: Don Buse (8.5)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (17.8)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*) ▪ Click conference name for conference standings
Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Atlantic Division              
Philadelphia 76ers(1) 50 32 .610 110.2 106.2 3.78
Boston Celtics(4) 44 38 .537 6.0 104.5 106.5 -1.90
New York Knicks (7) 40 42 .488 10.0 108.6 108.6 0.01
Buffalo Braves (10) 30 52 .366 20.0 105.0 109.5 -4.28
New York Nets (11) 22 60 .268 28.0 95.9 102.7 -6.54
Central Division              
Houston Rockets(2) 49 33 .598 106.4 104.8 1.44
Washington Bullets(3) 48 34 .585 1.0 105.5 104.5 0.90
San Antonio Spurs(5) 44 38 .537 5.0 115.0 114.4 0.53
Cleveland Cavaliers(6) 43 39 .524 6.0 102.1 101.0 1.08
New Orleans Jazz (8) 35 47 .427 14.0 104.6 107.4 -2.68
Atlanta Hawks (9) 31 51 .378 18.0 102.4 106.4 -3.87
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Denver Nuggets(2) 50 32 .610 112.6 107.4 4.95
Detroit Pistons(5) 44 38 .537 6.0 109.4 110.4 -1.00
Chicago Bulls(6) 44 38 .537 6.0 98.9 98.0 0.92
Kansas City Kings (8) 40 42 .488 10.0 107.7 106.8 0.93
Indiana Pacers (9) 36 46 .439 14.0 106.8 108.6 -1.68
Milwaukee Bucks (11) 30 52 .366 20.0 108.4 111.5 -2.99
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(1) 53 29 .646 106.9 104.1 2.64
Portland Trail Blazers(3) 49 33 .598 4.0 111.7 106.2 5.39
Golden State Warriors(4) 46 36 .561 7.0 110.9 107.7 3.10
Seattle SuperSonics (7) 40 42 .488 13.0 104.0 105.5 -1.43
Phoenix Suns (10) 34 48 .415 19.0 104.9 104.2 0.64

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Portland Trail Blazers over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-2): Philadelphia 76ers over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-0): Portland Trail Blazers over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Houston Rockets over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Philadelphia 76ers over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Golden State Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Portland Trail Blazers over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): Boston Celtics over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (2-1): Washington Bullets over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Golden State Warriors over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Portland Trail Blazers over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 San Antonio Spurs* 82 19755 3711 7657 .485 3711 7657 .485 2010 2522 .797 1110 2550 3660 2115 857 499 1770 1966 9432 115.0
2 Denver Nuggets* 82 19780 3590 7471 .481 3590 7471 .481 2053 2783 .738 1288 2700 3988 2262 953 471 2011 2142 9233 112.6
3 Portland Trail Blazers* 82 19730 3623 7537 .481 3623 7537 .481 1917 2515 .762 1260 2703 3963 1990 868 492 1757 2220 9163 111.7
4 Golden State Warriors* 82 19780 3724 7832 .475 3724 7832 .475 1649 2172 .759 1300 2639 3939 2120 904 432 1624 2058 9097 110.9
5 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19780 3511 7322 .480 3511 7322 .480 2012 2732 .736 1293 2752 4045 1966 814 561 1915 2074 9034 110.2
6 Detroit Pistons* 82 19730 3764 7792 .483 3764 7792 .483 1442 1960 .736 1169 2495 3664 2004 877 459 1718 2200 8970 109.4
7 New York Knicks 82 19755 3659 7530 .486 3659 7530 .486 1587 2078 .764 974 2680 3654 1956 714 304 1680 2007 8905 108.6
8 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19705 3668 7840 .468 3668 7840 .468 1553 2072 .750 1220 2519 3739 1970 790 342 1648 2094 8889 108.4
9 Kansas City Kings 82 19830 3561 7733 .460 3561 7733 .460 1706 2140 .797 1222 2593 3815 1982 849 386 1576 2173 8828 107.7
10 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19805 3663 7657 .478 3663 7657 .478 1437 1941 .740 1177 2628 3805 2057 801 445 1538 1867 8763 106.9
11 Indiana Pacers 82 19755 3522 7840 .449 3522 7840 .449 1714 2297 .746 1409 2584 3993 2009 924 458 1609 2030 8758 106.8
12 Houston Rockets* 82 19780 3535 7325 .483 3535 7325 .483 1656 2103 .787 1254 2632 3886 1913 616 411 1600 2132 8726 106.4
13 Washington Bullets* 82 19730 3514 7479 .470 3514 7479 .470 1622 2264 .716 1185 2758 3943 1935 642 433 1677 1940 8650 105.5
14 Buffalo Braves 82 19730 3366 7475 .450 3366 7475 .450 1880 2492 .754 1213 2623 3836 1883 683 392 1699 1842 8612 105.0
15 Phoenix Suns 82 19730 3406 7249 .470 3406 7249 .470 1791 2345 .764 1059 2493 3552 2100 750 346 1830 2089 8603 104.9
16 New Orleans Jazz 82 19780 3443 7602 .453 3443 7602 .453 1688 2183 .773 1249 2828 4077 1854 613 357 1706 2099 8574 104.6
17 Boston Celtics* 82 19830 3462 7775 .445 3462 7775 .445 1648 2181 .756 1241 2966 4207 2010 506 263 1673 2039 8572 104.5
18 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19805 3439 7639 .450 3439 7639 .450 1646 2386 .690 1355 2433 3788 1772 932 503 1759 2198 8524 104.0
19 Atlanta Hawks 82 19705 3279 7176 .457 3279 7176 .457 1836 2451 .749 1244 2512 3756 1882 733 330 1779 2302 8394 102.4
20 Cleveland Cavaliers* 82 19780 3451 7688 .449 3451 7688 .449 1468 1993 .737 1312 2563 3875 1845 579 472 1356 1951 8370 102.1
21 Chicago Bulls* 82 19805 3249 7186 .452 3249 7186 .452 1613 2159 .747 1292 2705 3997 1989 699 364 1552 1871 8111 98.9
22 New York Nets 82 19730 3096 7222 .429 3096 7222 .429 1673 2274 .736 1157 2547 3704 1422 802 435 1630 2178 7865 95.9
League Average 82 19764 3511 7547 .465 3511 7547 .465 1709 2275 .751 1227 2632 3858 1956 768 416 1687 2067 8731 106.5

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Chicago Bulls* 82 19805 3306 7095 .466 3306 7095 .466 1425 1907 .747 1055 2559 3614 1917 723 460 1598 2166 8037 98.0
2 Cleveland Cavaliers* 82 19780 3265 7268 .449 3265 7268 .449 1748 2325 .752 1202 2711 3913 1736 660 389 1542 1908 8278 101.0
3 New York Nets 82 19730 3279 7074 .464 3279 7074 .464 1863 2488 .749 1149 2937 4086 1910 778 512 1735 1970 8421 102.7
4 Los Angeles Lakers* 82 19805 3515 7781 .452 3515 7781 .452 1510 1990 .759 1348 2625 3973 1900 763 362 1599 1816 8540 104.1
5 Phoenix Suns 82 19730 3320 7192 .462 3320 7192 .462 1903 2525 .754 1180 2594 3774 1856 897 440 1835 2325 8543 104.2
6 Washington Bullets* 82 19730 3552 7751 .458 3552 7751 .458 1462 1943 .752 1167 2565 3732 1893 815 348 1506 2088 8566 104.5
7 Houston Rockets* 82 19780 3424 7356 .465 3424 7356 .465 1746 2252 .775 1121 2232 3353 1883 547 350 1395 1978 8594 104.8
8 Seattle SuperSonics 82 19805 3394 7339 .462 3394 7339 .462 1863 2474 .753 1257 2651 3908 2046 726 476 1905 2104 8651 105.5
9 Philadelphia 76ers* 82 19780 3575 7920 .451 3575 7920 .451 1561 2074 .753 1416 2448 3864 2012 823 371 1769 2232 8711 106.2
10 Portland Trail Blazers* 82 19730 3408 7404 .460 3408 7404 .460 1889 2514 .751 1197 2510 3707 1817 840 478 1765 2242 8705 106.2
11 Atlanta Hawks 82 19705 3409 7137 .478 3409 7137 .478 1909 2527 .755 1121 2533 3654 2020 803 442 1692 2174 8727 106.4
12 Boston Celtics* 82 19830 3559 7904 .450 3559 7904 .450 1616 2180 .741 1110 2753 3863 1918 699 349 1369 1954 8734 106.5
13 Kansas City Kings 82 19830 3422 7244 .472 3422 7244 .472 1912 2513 .761 1097 2739 3836 1744 722 392 1755 2030 8756 106.8
14 New Orleans Jazz 82 19780 3486 7712 .452 3486 7712 .452 1833 2448 .749 1318 2781 4099 1748 835 361 1615 2125 8805 107.4
15 Denver Nuggets* 82 19780 3585 7743 .463 3585 7743 .463 1635 2231 .733 1269 2481 3750 2082 941 470 1944 2285 8805 107.4
16 Golden State Warriors* 82 19780 3567 7584 .470 3567 7584 .470 1699 2282 .745 1256 2640 3896 2114 757 420 1778 1939 8833 107.7
17 New York Knicks 82 19755 3577 7610 .470 3577 7610 .470 1752 2327 .753 1163 2716 3879 1847 793 412 1612 2008 8906 108.6
18 Indiana Pacers 82 19755 3599 7629 .472 3599 7629 .472 1705 2252 .757 1378 2770 4148 2097 715 466 1792 2043 8903 108.6
19 Buffalo Braves 82 19730 3786 7917 .478 3786 7917 .478 1404 1859 .755 1268 2721 3989 2192 729 446 1607 2129 8976 109.5
20 Detroit Pistons* 82 19730 3561 7539 .472 3561 7539 .472 1933 2543 .760 1317 2637 3954 1952 793 381 1828 1827 9055 110.4
21 Milwaukee Bucks 82 19705 3712 7753 .479 3712 7753 .479 1721 2330 .739 1265 2613 3878 2193 736 410 1644 1940 9145 111.5
22 San Antonio Spurs* 82 19755 3935 8075 .487 3935 8075 .487 1512 2059 .734 1329 2687 4016 2159 811 420 1822 2189 9382 114.4
League Average 82 19764 3511 7547 .465 3511 7547 .465 1709 2275 .751 1227 2632 3858 1956 768 416 1687 2067 8731 106.5

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Advanced Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Portland Trail Blazers* 24.5 55 27 5.59 -0.20 5.39 103.2 98.0 108.0 .334 .530 .481 16.9 33.4 .254 .460 17.2 69.3 .255 Memorial Coliseum
2 Denver Nuggets* 27.3 54 28 5.22 -0.27 4.95 100.7 96.1 111.2 .373 .531 .481 18.8 34.2 .275 .463 18.2 68.0 .211 McNichols Sports Arena
3 Philadelphia 76ers* 25.6 51 31 3.94 -0.16 3.78 101.2 97.6 108.3 .373 .530 .480 18.3 34.6 .275 .451 16.7 66.0 .197 The Spectrum
4 Golden State Warriors* 25.8 49 33 3.22 -0.12 3.10 102.4 99.5 107.8 .277 .518 .475 15.6 33.0 .211 .470 17.2 67.8 .224 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
5 Los Angeles Lakers* 27.2 48 34 2.72 -0.08 2.64 101.4 98.9 104.7 .253 .515 .478 15.3 31.0 .188 .452 15.6 66.1 .194 The Forum
6 Houston Rockets* 25.8 45 37 1.61 -0.17 1.44 104.5 102.9 101.3 .287 .529 .483 16.2 36.0 .226 .465 14.3 70.1 .237 The Summit
7 Cleveland Cavaliers* 27.4 44 38 1.12 -0.04 1.08 100.0 98.9 101.5 .259 .489 .449 13.7 32.6 .191 .449 15.7 68.1 .241 Coliseum at Richfield
8 Kansas City Kings 25.9 43 39 0.88 0.05 0.93 100.5 99.6 106.4 .277 .509 .460 15.4 30.9 .221 .472 17.4 70.3 .264 Kemper Arena
9 Chicago Bulls* 26.1 44 38 0.90 0.02 0.92 98.3 97.4 100.0 .300 .498 .452 16.0 33.5 .224 .466 16.8 71.9 .201 Chicago Stadium
10 Washington Bullets* 27.4 44 38 1.02 -0.12 0.90 99.3 98.4 105.9 .303 .510 .470 16.5 31.6 .217 .458 14.9 70.3 .189 Capital Centre
11 Phoenix Suns 26.6 43 39 0.73 -0.09 0.64 98.1 97.5 106.6 .323 .519 .470 18.1 29.0 .247 .462 18.1 67.9 .265 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12 San Antonio Spurs* 25.8 43 39 0.61 -0.08 0.53 102.5 102.0 111.8 .329 .538 .485 16.8 29.2 .263 .487 16.9 65.7 .187 HemisFair Arena
13 New York Knicks 27.8 41 41 -0.01 0.03 0.01 100.1 100.1 108.1 .276 .527 .486 16.6 26.4 .211 .470 15.7 69.7 .230 Madison Square Garden (IV)
14 Detroit Pistons* 25.8 38 44 -1.04 0.04 -1.00 100.3 101.3 108.8 .252 .518 .483 16.6 30.7 .185 .472 17.4 65.5 .256 Cobo Arena
15 Seattle SuperSonics 25.0 37 45 -1.55 0.12 -1.43 96.7 98.2 106.8 .312 .491 .450 16.8 33.8 .215 .462 18.4 65.9 .254 Seattle Center Coliseum
16 Indiana Pacers 25.6 36 46 -1.77 0.09 -1.68 99.3 101.0 107.1 .293 .495 .449 15.4 33.7 .219 .472 17.2 65.2 .223 Market Square Arena
17 Boston Celtics* 28.7 36 46 -1.98 0.08 -1.90 96.5 98.3 107.5 .281 .491 .445 16.1 31.1 .212 .450 13.4 72.8 .204 Boston Garden
18 New Orleans Jazz 26.1 33 49 -2.82 0.13 -2.68 97.0 99.7 107.2 .287 .501 .453 16.6 31.0 .222 .452 15.5 68.2 .238 Louisiana Superdome
19 Milwaukee Bucks 25.0 33 49 -3.12 0.13 -2.99 100.0 102.9 108.3 .264 .508 .468 15.8 31.8 .198 .479 15.8 66.6 .222 MECCA Arena
20 Atlanta Hawks 24.5 30 52 -4.06 0.19 -3.87 97.8 101.6 104.6 .342 .508 .457 17.7 32.9 .256 .478 17.0 69.1 .267 Omni Coliseum
21 Buffalo Braves 25.6 29 53 -4.44 0.16 -4.28 97.6 101.8 107.3 .333 .502 .450 16.5 30.8 .252 .478 15.5 67.4 .177 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
22 New York Nets 25.8 23 59 -6.78 0.24 -6.54 92.2 98.7 103.7 .315 .478 .429 16.5 28.3 .232 .464 17.5 68.9 .263 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
League Average 26.1 41 41 0.00 0.00 0.00 99.5 99.5 106.5 .301 .511 .465 16.5 31.8 .226 .465 16.5 68.2 .226