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1980-81 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Julius Erving (24.6/8.0/4.4)
Rookie of the Year: Darrell Griffith (20.6/3.6/2.4)

PPG Leader: Adrian Dantley (30.7)
RPG Leader: Moses Malone (14.8)
APG Leader: Kevin Porter (9.1)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (14.3)

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              
Boston Celtics(1) 62 20 .756 109.9 104.0 6.05
Philadelphia 76ers(3) 62 20 .756 111.7 103.8 7.76
New York Knicks(4) 50 32 .610 12.0 107.9 106.3 2.00
Washington Bullets (7) 39 43 .476 23.0 105.6 105.6 0.42
New Jersey Nets (10) 24 58 .293 38.0 106.9 113.0 -5.15
Central Division              
Milwaukee Bucks(2) 60 22 .732 113.1 105.9 7.14
Chicago Bulls(5) 45 37 .549 15.0 109.0 107.0 2.34
Indiana Pacers(6) 44 38 .537 16.0 107.6 106.2 1.72
Atlanta Hawks (8) 31 51 .378 29.0 104.9 108.0 -2.37
Cleveland Cavaliers (9) 28 54 .341 32.0 105.7 110.6 -4.15
Detroit Pistons (11) 21 61 .256 39.0 99.7 106.0 -5.58
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
San Antonio Spurs(2) 52 30 .634 112.3 109.4 2.18
Kansas City Kings(5) 40 42 .488 12.0 106.9 106.9 -0.49
Houston Rockets(6) 40 42 .488 12.0 108.3 107.9 -0.20
Denver Nuggets (8) 37 45 .451 15.0 121.8 122.3 -0.95
Utah Jazz (11) 28 54 .341 24.0 101.2 107.1 -5.99
Dallas Mavericks (12) 15 67 .183 37.0 101.5 109.9 -8.33
Pacific Division              
Phoenix Suns(1) 57 25 .695 110.0 104.5 4.83
Los Angeles Lakers(3) 54 28 .659 3.0 111.2 107.3 3.27
Portland Trail Blazers(4) 45 37 .549 12.0 110.7 109.8 0.52
Golden State Warriors (7) 39 43 .476 18.0 109.8 111.0 -1.41
San Diego Clippers (9) 36 46 .439 21.0 106.5 108.1 -1.78
Seattle SuperSonics (10) 34 48 .415 23.0 104.0 105.7 -1.84

Expanded Standings

Place Conference Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road E W A C M P Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
1 Boston Celtics 62-20 35-6 27-14 42-16 20-4 19-5 23-11 10-2 10-2 43-10 19-10 11-6 29-9 6-3 9-4 14-1 14-2 8-5 11-5
2 Philadelphia 76ers 62-20 37-4 25-16 42-16 20-4 15-9 27-7 11-1 9-3 44-10 18-10 8-5 38-7 8-2 15-1 10-4 11-3 10-3 8-7
3 Milwaukee Bucks 60-22 34-7 26-15 41-17 19-5 18-10 23-7 9-3 10-2 39-14 21-8 7-5 36-9 9-2 11-4 8-5 11-3 8-4 13-4
4 Phoenix Suns 57-25 36-5 21-20 13-9 44-16 4-6 9-3 22-8 22-8 41-16 16-9 9-4 36-10 9-1 13-3 10-5 9-7 8-4 8-5
5 Los Angeles Lakers 54-28 30-11 24-17 15-7 39-21 6-4 9-3 20-10 19-11 36-18 18-10 9-9 19-9 9-2 9-6 8-7 10-3 8-4 10-6
6 San Antonio Spurs 52-30 34-7 18-23 12-10 40-20 5-5 7-5 21-9 19-11 34-20 18-10 14-4 21-16 10-2 7-6 9-6 8-6 10-4 8-6
7 New York Knicks 50-32 28-13 22-19 36-22 14-10 14-10 22-12 8-4 6-6 31-22 19-10 17-5 19-13 6-2 9-6 10-5 6-9 10-4 9-6
8 Chicago Bulls 45-37 26-15 19-22 34-24 11-13 14-15 20-9 7-5 4-8 27-27 18-10 7-7 26-15 3-7 7-7 9-6 8-7 7-8 11-2
9 Portland Trail Blazers 45-37 30-11 15-26 12-10 33-27 4-6 8-4 15-15 18-12 27-27 18-10 10-8 16-17 3-6 4-12 13-2 7-7 7-6 11-4
10 Indiana Pacers 44-38 27-14 17-24 32-26 12-12 15-14 17-12 9-3 3-9 31-23 13-15 6-13 17-15 7-3 7-8 7-7 10-5 6-7 7-8
11 Houston Rockets 40-42 25-16 15-26 8-14 32-28 2-8 6-6 19-11 13-17 24-29 16-13 12-14 13-13 4-5 7-8 5-9 8-7 9-5 7-8
12 Kansas City Kings 40-42 24-17 16-25 10-12 30-30 5-5 5-7 19-11 11-19 24-30 16-12 11-10 13-16 5-7 5-9 7-8 7-6 9-5 7-7
13 Golden State Warriors 39-43 26-15 13-28 11-11 28-32 5-5 6-6 18-12 10-20 27-25 12-18 10-13 9-14 6-5 7-6 8-7 6-7 6-9 6-9
14 Washington Bullets 39-43 26-15 13-28 23-35 16-8 8-16 15-19 10-2 6-6 26-28 13-15 3-8 28-23 2-8 8-6 6-8 10-6 5-8 8-7
15 Denver Nuggets 37-45 23-18 14-27 9-13 28-32 2-8 7-5 13-17 15-15 20-32 17-13 11-14 16-13 2-7 8-7 3-10 7-8 7-6 10-7
16 San Diego Clippers 36-46 22-19 14-27 7-15 29-31 2-8 5-7 15-15 14-16 23-30 13-16 5-10 20-25 3-7 7-9 8-5 5-9 7-6 6-10
17 Seattle SuperSonics 34-48 22-19 12-29 11-11 23-37 3-7 8-4 16-14 7-23 21-31 13-17 10-9 11-20 5-7 6-7 6-7 4-10 8-7 5-10
18 Atlanta Hawks 31-51 20-21 11-30 18-40 13-11 9-19 9-21 8-4 5-7 19-34 12-17 7-18 9-18 5-5 3-11 10-5 1-13 5-7 7-10
19 Cleveland Cavaliers 28-54 20-21 8-33 19-39 9-15 8-20 11-19 5-7 4-8 22-32 6-22 7-9 12-27 4-8 4-10 5-9 9-5 3-9 3-13
20 Utah Jazz 28-54 20-21 8-33 6-16 22-38 2-8 4-8 13-17 9-21 23-32 5-22 11-6 7-31 6-5 7-6 3-12 7-9 2-11 3-11
21 New Jersey Nets 24-58 16-25 8-33 16-42 8-16 4-20 12-22 3-9 5-7 15-41 9-17 9-8 9-32 5-7 4-9 3-12 3-13 5-7 4-10
22 Detroit Pistons 21-61 14-27 7-34 16-42 5-19 7-21 9-21 4-8 1-11 13-42 8-19 8-13 6-27 1-9 7-8 2-12 3-13 3-10 5-9
23 Dallas Mavericks 15-67 11-30 4-37 3-19 12-48 2-8 1-11 5-25 7-23 8-45 7-22 4-8 4-35 2-10 1-12 2-14 3-9 1-13 6-9

Team vs. Team

Rk Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WSB
1 Atlanta Hawks 2-4 2-4 1-5 2-0 1-1 4-2 2-0 1-1 1-5 1-1 0-2 1-5 3-2 2-4 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-4
2 Boston Celtics 4-2 5-1 4-1 2-0 2-0 4-1 1-1 2-0 3-3 1-1 2-0 3-3 6-0 5-1 3-3 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 5-1
3 Chicago Bulls 4-2 1-5 5-1 1-1 1-1 5-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-0 1-1 3-3 3-2 3-3 2-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 5-1
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 5-1 1-4 1-5 2-0 1-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 2-4 0-2 0-2 0-6 3-3 0-5 0-6 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-2
5 Dallas Mavericks 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-3 0-2 2-3 0-6 0-2 0-6 0-5 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-4 1-4 1-5 2-3 1-4 1-5 0-2
6 Denver Nuggets 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 3-2 2-4 1-1 4-2 3-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-4 2-3 2-4 3-2 3-2 2-4 0-2
7 Detroit Pistons 2-4 1-4 1-5 3-3 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-5 3-3 1-5 1-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-5
8 Golden State Warriors 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 2-0 3-2 1-1 5-0 1-5 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-4 2-4 1-4 2-4 3-3 4-1 1-1
9 Houston Rockets 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 6-0 4-2 1-1 2-3 1-1 2-4 2-3 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-4 3-2 3-3 1-4 4-1 4-2 0-2
10 Indiana Pacers 5-1 3-3 2-3 4-2 2-0 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-4 5-1 3-2 0-6 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-2
11 Kansas City Kings 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 6-0 2-4 1-1 0-5 4-2 0-2 0-5 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-2 3-2 2-4 3-2 2-3 5-1 1-1
12 Los Angeles Lakers 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 5-0 2-3 2-0 5-1 3-2 2-0 5-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-4 3-3 2-3 3-3 6-0 3-2 1-1
13 Milwaukee Bucks 5-1 3-3 3-3 6-0 2-0 1-1 5-1 1-1 2-0 4-2 1-1 2-0 5-1 3-3 3-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 4-1
14 New Jersey Nets 2-3 0-6 2-3 3-3 1-1 1-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 1-5 0-2 0-2 1-5 0-6 1-5 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-3
15 New York Knicks 4-2 1-5 3-3 5-0 1-1 2-0 5-1 0-2 2-0 2-3 1-1 0-2 3-3 6-0 3-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 4-2
16 Philadelphia 76ers 5-1 3-3 4-2 6-0 2-0 1-1 4-1 2-0 2-0 6-0 2-0 1-1 2-3 5-1 3-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 4-2
17 Phoenix Suns 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 4-1 4-1 2-0 4-2 4-1 1-1 2-3 4-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-3 3-2 6-0 5-1 5-0 1-1
18 Portland Trail Blazers 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 4-1 3-2 2-0 4-2 2-3 2-0 2-3 3-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-3 4-2 4-2 2-3 2-0
19 San Antonio Spurs 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 5-1 4-2 2-0 4-1 3-3 0-2 4-2 3-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-3 3-2 4-1 3-2 5-1 1-1
20 San Diego Clippers 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 1-1 4-2 4-1 1-1 2-3 3-3 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-6 2-4 1-4 5-1 3-2 0-2
21 Seattle SuperSonics 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 4-1 2-3 2-0 3-3 1-4 2-0 3-2 0-6 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-5 2-4 2-3 1-5 4-1 1-1
22 Utah Jazz 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 5-1 4-2 2-0 1-4 2-4 1-1 1-5 2-3 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-5 3-2 1-5 2-3 1-4 0-2
23 Washington Bullets 4-1 1-5 1-5 2-4 2-0 2-0 5-1 1-1 2-0 2-4 1-1 1-1 1-4 3-3 2-4 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0