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1978 NBA Playoffs Summary


League Champion: Washington Bullets

Finals MVP: Wes Unseld (9.0/11.7/3.9)

1978 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Elvin Hayes (457)
TRB: Marvin Webster (289)
AST: Tom Henderson (106)
WS: Elvin Hayes (3.1)

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League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Washington Bullets over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-2): Washington Bullets over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Seattle SuperSonics over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-0): Philadelphia 76ers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Washington Bullets over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Denver Nuggets over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Seattle SuperSonics over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): New York Knicks over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): Washington Bullets over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-0): Milwaukee Bucks over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Los Angeles Lakers (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 Philadelphia 76ers 10 2425 438 932 .470 438 932 .470 268 342 .784 148 368 516 261 84 75 201 272 1144 114.4
2 Milwaukee Bucks 9 2160 416 826 .504 416 826 .504 180 251 .717 118 274 392 282 87 64 169 218 1012 112.4
3 New York Knicks 6 1440 281 591 .475 281 591 .475 102 142 .718 96 169 265 171 52 28 111 182 664 110.7
4 Denver Nuggets 13 3120 570 1246 .457 570 1246 .457 298 379 .786 222 423 645 357 91 62 244 361 1438 110.6
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 2 480 85 187 .455 85 187 .455 51 66 .773 31 49 80 39 13 8 34 48 221 110.5
6 San Antonio Spurs 6 1440 274 562 .488 274 562 .488 99 135 .733 80 192 272 138 46 56 96 151 647 107.8
7 Washington Bullets 21 5115 912 2007 .454 912 2007 .454 435 624 .697 361 677 1038 502 178 95 347 551 2259 107.6
8 Seattle Supersonics 22 5305 874 1963 .445 874 1963 .445 516 709 .728 375 676 1051 412 147 124 359 551 2264 102.9
9 Los Angeles Lakers 3 720 127 281 .452 127 281 .452 43 63 .683 61 85 146 71 26 18 56 80 297 99.0
10 Atlanta Hawks 2 505 82 177 .463 82 177 .463 33 50 .660 25 54 79 31 19 10 33 61 197 98.5
11 Portland Trail Blazers 6 1440 237 509 .466 237 509 .466 106 143 .741 64 175 239 128 37 22 97 158 580 96.7
12 Phoenix Suns 2 480 81 189 .429 81 189 .429 31 38 .816 27 51 78 53 20 6 32 42 193 96.5
League Average 9 2053 365 789 .462 365 789 .462 180 245 .735 134 266 400 204 67 47 148 223 910 107.0

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 Portland Trail Blazers 6 1440 227 501 .453 227 501 .453 136 186 .731 97 186 283 98 43 28 103 141 590 98.3
2 Seattle Supersonics 22 5305 917 2044 .449 917 2044 .449 422 576 .733 355 676 1031 515 148 93 358 605 2256 102.5
3 Phoenix Suns 2 480 84 157 .535 84 157 .535 37 49 .755 19 77 96 49 15 9 42 40 205 102.5
4 Washington Bullets 21 5115 875 1939 .451 875 1939 .451 432 583 .741 318 676 994 437 152 159 369 585 2182 103.9
5 Los Angeles Lakers 3 720 129 270 .478 129 270 .478 54 77 .701 45 84 129 64 21 4 52 65 312 104.0
6 Atlanta Hawks 2 505 80 162 .494 80 162 .494 50 70 .714 31 69 100 31 15 6 45 50 210 105.0
7 San Antonio Spurs 6 1440 275 574 .479 275 574 .479 98 151 .649 90 187 277 148 51 25 89 146 648 108.0
8 Philadelphia 76ers 10 2425 442 1005 .440 442 1005 .440 204 284 .718 185 312 497 271 100 49 185 289 1088 108.8
9 Milwaukee Bucks 9 2160 393 856 .459 393 856 .459 202 258 .783 142 278 420 255 80 47 176 226 988 109.8
10 Denver Nuggets 13 3120 581 1220 .476 581 1220 .476 315 439 .718 205 380 585 362 115 98 205 330 1477 113.6
11 New York Knicks 6 1440 273 560 .488 273 560 .488 173 219 .790 93 210 303 153 50 39 121 140 719 119.8
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 2 480 101 182 .555 101 182 .555 39 50 .780 28 58 86 62 10 11 34 58 241 120.5
League Average 9 2053 365 789 .462 365 789 .462 180 245 .735 134 266 400 204 67 47 148 223 910 107.0

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced 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 Washington Bullets 21 14 7 .667 13.0 8.0 103.3 99.8 102.6 .311 .454 .132 .348 .217 .451 .144 .680 .223
2 Seattle Supersonics 22 13 9 .591 11.3 10.7 102.7 102.4 99.7 .361 .445 .136 .357 .263 .449 .135 .656 .206
3 Philadelphia 76ers 10 6 4 .600 6.7 3.3 103.9 98.8 109.0 .367 .470 .157 .322 .288 .440 .141 .665 .203
4 Denver Nuggets 13 6 7 .462 5.3 7.7 104.5 107.3 105.9 .304 .457 .147 .369 .239 .476 .127 .674 .258
5 Milwaukee Bucks 9 5 4 .556 5.2 3.8 104.8 102.3 107.3 .304 .504 .153 .298 .218 .459 .154 .659 .236
6 New York Knicks 6 2 4 .333 1.5 4.5 101.0 109.4 109.5 .240 .475 .145 .314 .173 .488 .156 .645 .309
7 Portland Trail Blazers 6 2 4 .333 2.6 3.4 99.8 101.5 96.9 .281 .466 .145 .256 .208 .453 .150 .643 .271
8 San Antonio Spurs 6 2 4 .333 3.0 3.0 104.3 104.4 103.4 .240 .488 .134 .300 .176 .479 .122 .681 .171
9 Los Angeles Lakers 3 1 2 .333 1.0 2.0 100.1 105.1 98.9 .224 .452 .154 .421 .153 .478 .146 .654 .200
10 Phoenix Suns 2 0 2 .000 0.6 1.4 95.6 101.6 100.9 .201 .429 .135 .260 .164 .535 .190 .729 .236
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 2 0 2 .000 0.5 1.5 106.8 116.5 103.5 .353 .455 .136 .348 .273 .555 .143 .636 .214
12 Atlanta Hawks 2 0 2 .000 0.6 1.4 97.1 103.5 96.5 .282 .463 .142 .266 .186 .494 .189 .635 .309
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 103.0 103.0 103.3 .311 .462 .142 .335 .228 .462 .142 .665 .228

Playoff Leaders