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1977 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Portland Trail Blazers

Finals MVP: Bill Walton (18.5/19.0/5.2)

1977 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Julius Erving (518)
TRB: Bill Walton (288)
AST: Bill Walton (104)
WS: Julius Erving (3.4)

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

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 Houston Rockets 12 2905 549 1111 .494 549 1111 .494 209 283 .739 200 356 556 280 94 41 217 305 1307 108.9
2 Philadelphia 76ers 19 4560 801 1695 .473 801 1695 .473 443 622 .712 251 599 850 430 176 109 369 481 2045 107.6
3 Portland Trail Blazers 19 4585 838 1700 .493 838 1700 .493 364 501 .727 231 627 858 527 206 127 424 549 2040 107.4
4 Golden State Warriors 10 2400 438 961 .456 438 961 .456 180 233 .773 192 314 506 244 87 41 180 243 1056 105.6
5 Denver Nuggets 6 1465 239 532 .449 239 532 .449 151 217 .696 92 193 285 151 58 41 120 166 629 104.8
6 Washington Bullets 9 2185 373 801 .466 373 801 .466 193 271 .712 114 284 398 190 58 44 157 206 939 104.3
7 Boston Celtics 9 2160 370 852 .434 370 852 .434 196 246 .797 135 311 446 230 59 26 181 246 936 104.0
8 Los Angeles Lakers 11 2640 448 959 .467 448 959 .467 241 319 .755 159 356 515 261 116 62 220 247 1137 103.4
9 San Antonio Spurs 2 480 82 184 .446 82 184 .446 39 62 .629 23 53 76 47 16 8 36 52 203 101.5
10 Detroit Pistons 3 720 126 270 .467 126 270 .467 52 80 .650 47 95 142 69 22 20 57 73 304 101.3
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 720 123 306 .402 123 306 .402 43 63 .683 56 104 160 69 26 16 48 87 289 96.3
12 Chicago Bulls 3 720 106 238 .445 106 238 .445 76 90 .844 48 89 137 66 31 14 82 67 288 96.0
League Average 9 2128 374 801 .468 374 801 .468 182 249 .732 129 282 411 214 79 46 174 227 931 105.4

Opponent Stats

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 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 720 107 248 .431 107 248 .431 82 106 .774 30 113 143 56 15 14 59 72 296 98.7
2 Chicago Bulls 3 720 134 250 .536 134 250 .536 38 55 .691 21 80 101 89 32 30 64 90 306 102.0
3 Portland Trail Blazers 19 4585 745 1644 .453 745 1644 .453 461 625 .738 260 604 864 451 198 107 418 500 1951 102.7
4 Golden State Warriors 10 2400 411 884 .465 411 884 .465 215 300 .717 158 326 484 232 100 60 193 227 1037 103.7
5 Los Angeles Lakers 11 2640 475 1012 .469 475 1012 .469 196 263 .745 161 345 506 283 123 44 206 265 1146 104.2
6 Washington Bullets 9 2185 406 876 .463 406 876 .463 130 179 .726 146 292 438 199 70 38 149 239 942 104.7
7 Boston Celtics 9 2160 376 817 .460 376 817 .460 204 292 .699 125 292 417 196 82 58 162 212 956 106.2
8 Denver Nuggets 6 1465 259 533 .486 259 533 .486 121 162 .747 77 191 268 158 53 41 139 186 639 106.5
9 Philadelphia 76ers 19 4560 816 1768 .462 816 1768 .462 409 545 .750 309 628 937 489 161 77 399 525 2041 107.4
10 San Antonio Spurs 2 480 88 184 .478 88 184 .478 41 50 .820 28 79 107 59 12 5 47 56 217 108.5
11 Houston Rockets 12 2905 536 1086 .494 536 1086 .494 233 338 .689 161 334 495 279 82 59 209 281 1305 108.8
12 Detroit Pistons 3 720 140 307 .456 140 307 .456 57 72 .792 72 97 169 73 21 16 46 69 337 112.3
League Average 9 2128 374 801 .468 374 801 .468 182 249 .732 129 282 411 214 79 46 174 227 931 105.4

Miscellaneous Stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Portland Trail Blazers 19 14 5 .737 12.4 6.6 99.5 95.2 107.3 .295 .493 .181 .277 .214 .453 .179 .707 .280
2 Philadelphia 76ers 19 10 9 .526 9.6 9.4 100.3 100.1 107.3 .367 .473 .158 .286 .261 .462 .166 .660 .231
3 Houston Rockets 12 6 6 .500 6.1 5.9 106.1 106.0 101.7 .255 .494 .149 .375 .188 .494 .145 .689 .215
4 Boston Celtics 9 5 4 .556 3.8 5.2 97.1 99.1 107.2 .289 .434 .159 .316 .230 .460 .146 .713 .250
5 Golden State Warriors 10 5 5 .500 5.6 4.4 102.8 101.0 102.7 .242 .456 .145 .371 .187 .465 .160 .665 .243
6 Los Angeles Lakers 11 4 7 .364 5.2 5.8 99.8 100.6 103.6 .333 .467 .167 .315 .251 .469 .154 .689 .194
7 Washington Bullets 9 4 5 .444 4.4 4.6 100.8 101.1 102.4 .338 .466 .146 .281 .241 .463 .135 .660 .148
8 Denver Nuggets 6 2 4 .333 2.7 3.3 97.5 99.1 105.7 .408 .449 .161 .325 .284 .486 .187 .715 .227
9 Detroit Pistons 3 1 2 .333 0.6 2.4 99.1 109.9 102.2 .296 .467 .157 .326 .193 .456 .120 .569 .186
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 1 2 .333 1.3 1.7 91.8 94.0 105.0 .206 .402 .126 .331 .141 .431 .167 .776 .331
11 Chicago Bulls 3 1 2 .333 0.9 2.1 93.6 99.5 102.6 .378 .445 .228 .375 .319 .536 .189 .809 .152
12 San Antonio Spurs 2 0 2 .000 0.6 1.4 93.2 99.6 108.9 .337 .446 .146 .225 .212 .478 .186 .654 .223
League Average 8.8 4.4 4.4 .500 4.4 4.4 100.0 100.0 105.0 .311 .468 .161 .314 .228 .468 .161 .686 .228

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Doug Collins-PHI 759
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 758
3. Bill Walton*-POR 755
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 731
5. Henry Bibby-PHI 691

Field Goals

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 204
2. Doug Collins-PHI 177
3. Maurice Lucas-POR 164
4. Bill Walton*-POR 153
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 147

Field Goal Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 390
2. Lionel Hollins-POR 321
3. Doug Collins-PHI 318
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 316
5. Bill Walton*-POR 302

Free Throws

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 110
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 87
3. Maurice Lucas-POR 75
4. Doug Collins-PHI 71
5. George McGinnis-PHI 65

Free Throw Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 134
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 120
3. George McGinnis-PHI 114
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 101
5. Doug Collins-PHI 96

Offensive Rebounds

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 84
2. George McGinnis-PHI 62
3. Bill Walton*-POR 56
4. Clifford Ray-GSW 54
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 51

Defensive Rebounds

1. Bill Walton*-POR 232
2. Maurice Lucas-POR 145
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 144
4. George McGinnis-PHI 136
5. Moses Malone*-HOU 119

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Walton*-POR 288
2. Moses Malone*-HOU 203
3. George McGinnis-PHI 198
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 195
5. Maurice Lucas-POR 188

Assists

1. Bill Walton*-POR 104
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 85
  Lionel Hollins-POR 85
4. John Lucas-HOU 83
5. Bob Gross-POR 80

Steals

1. Lionel Hollins-POR 47
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 41
3. Bob Gross-POR 32
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 28
  Johnny Davis-POR 28
  Doug Collins-PHI 28

Blocks

1. Bill Walton*-POR 64
2. Caldwell Jones-PHI 40
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 38
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 23
  Julius Erving*-PHI 23

Personal Fouls

1. Bob Gross-POR 84
2. George McGinnis-PHI 83
3. Caldwell Jones-PHI 81
4. Bill Walton*-POR 80
5. Maurice Lucas-POR 79

Points

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 518
2. Doug Collins-PHI 425
3. Maurice Lucas-POR 403
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 381
5. Bill Walton*-POR 345

Field Goal Pct

1. Bob Lanier*-DET .630
2. Howard Porter-DET .617
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .607
4. Bob Gross-POR .591
  Dave Twardzik-POR .591

Free Throw Pct

1. Wilbur Holland-CHI 1.000
2. Calvin Murphy*-HOU .933
3. Rick Barry*-GSW .909
  John Mengelt-CHI .909
5. Bob Gross-POR .889

Minutes Per Game

1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 45.0
2. Jo Jo White-BOS 43.9
3. Moses Malone*-HOU 43.2
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 42.5
5. Dave Cowens*-BOS 42.1

Points Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 34.6
2. Rick Barry*-GSW 28.4
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 27.3
4. Phil Chenier-WSB 25.0
5. David Thompson*-DEN 24.7

Rebounds Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 17.7
2. Moses Malone*-HOU 16.9
3. Bob Lanier*-DET 16.7
4. Bill Walton*-POR 15.2
5. Dave Cowens*-BOS 14.9

Assists Per Game

1. Norm Van Lier-CHI 9.7
2. Tom Henderson-WSB 7.0
3. John Lucas-HOU 6.9
4. Charles Dudley-GSW 6.9
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 6.9

Steals Per Game

1. Norm Van Lier-CHI 3.3
2. Bobby Jones-DEN 2.8
3. Lionel Hollins-POR 2.5
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 2.2
5. Jim Price-DEN 2.0
  John Lucas-HOU 2.0

Blocks Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.5
2. Bill Walton*-POR 3.4
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 2.4
4. Bobby Jones-DEN 2.3
5. Caldwell Jones-PHI 2.1

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 32.4
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 22.9
3. Rick Barry*-GSW 20.4
4. Bill Walton*-POR 19.7
5. Mitch Kupchak-WSB 19.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Bob Lanier*-DET .673
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .646
3. Dave Twardzik-POR .643
4. Bob Gross-POR .639
5. Mitch Kupchak-WSB .629

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Bob Lanier*-DET .630
2. Howard Porter-DET .617
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .607
4. Bob Gross-POR .591
  Dave Twardzik-POR .591

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 17.6
2. Robert Parish*-GSW 16.7
3. Clifford Ray-GSW 16.5
4. Kevin Kunnert-HOU 15.9
5. Curtis Rowe-BOS 12.4

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Bill Walton*-POR 31.8
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 31.5
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 27.5
4. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 27.0
5. Moses Malone*-HOU 25.8

Total Rebound Pct

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 21.7
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 21.6
3. Robert Parish*-GSW 20.9
4. Bill Walton*-POR 20.3
5. Clifford Ray-GSW 18.3

Assist Pct

1. Charles Dudley-GSW 34.1
2. Tom Henderson-WSB 27.8
3. Calvin Murphy*-HOU 25.4
4. John Lucas-HOU 25.1
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 23.9

Steal Pct

1. Bobby Jones-DEN 4.1
2. Jim Price-DEN 3.4
3. Lionel Hollins-POR 3.1
4. Johnny Davis-POR 2.9
5. Lucius Allen-LAL 2.7

Block Pct

1. Bill Walton*-POR 4.7
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 4.2
3. Bobby Jones-DEN 4.1
4. Caldwell Jones-PHI 4.0
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 2.8

Defensive Rating

1. Bill Walton*-POR 89.5
2. Bobby Jones-DEN 92.2
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 93.1
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 93.9
5. Lloyd Neal-POR 94.9

Offensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 2.6
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 2.3
3. Doug Collins-PHI 2.1
4. Bob Gross-POR 1.5
5. Moses Malone*-HOU 1.3

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Walton*-POR 1.8
2. Maurice Lucas-POR 1.3
3. Lionel Hollins-POR 1.0
4. Bob Gross-POR 1.0
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 0.9

Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 3.4
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.2
3. Doug Collins-PHI 2.6
4. Maurice Lucas-POR 2.6
5. Bill Walton*-POR 2.5

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .332
2. Julius Erving*-PHI .215
3. Bob Gross-POR .203
4. Mitch Kupchak-WSB .197
5. Dan Issel*-DEN .185