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1979 NBA Western Conference Semifinals

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League Champion: Seattle SuperSonics

Finals MVP: Dennis Johnson (22.6/6.0/6.0)

1979 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Gus Williams (454)
TRB: Elvin Hayes (266)
AST: Tom Henderson (107)
WS: Gus Williams (2.7)

2 Series

Click matchup for composite box score
2 vs. 3 Kansas City Kings vs. Phoenix Suns PHOENIX SUNS win 4-1
1 vs. 5 Seattle SuperSonics vs. Los Angeles Lakers SEATTLE SUPERSONICS win 4-1

#3.Phoenix Suns (4) vs. #2.Kansas City Kings (1)

Game 1
KCK
PHO
99
102
Game 2
PHO
KCK
91
111
Game 3
KCK
PHO
93
108
Game 4
PHO
KCK
108
94
Game 5
KCK
PHO
99
120

Phoenix Suns (4-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Walter Davis 24 5 38 21 26 97 .808 19.4
2 Paul Westphal 28 5 42 11 13 95 .846 19.0
3 Alvan Adams 24 5 27 10 12 64 .833 12.8
4 Truck Robinson 27 5 16 29 39 61 .744 12.2
5 Mike Bratz 23 5 18 18 19 54 .947 10.8
6 Don Buse 28 5 19 11 12 49 .917 9.8
7 Gar Heard 30 5 17 10 15 44 .667 8.8
8 Joel Kramer 23 5 9 8 11 26 .727 5.2
9 Alvin Scott 23 5 9 3 4 21 .750 4.2
10 Ted McClain 32 4 5 5 7 15 .714 3.8
11 Bayard Forrest 24 5 1 1 5 3 .200 0.6
Team Totals 5 1200 201 127 153 529 .830 240.0 105.8

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Walter Davis 24 5
2 Paul Westphal 28 5
3 Alvan Adams 24 5
4 Truck Robinson 27 5
5 Mike Bratz 23 5
6 Don Buse 28 5
7 Gar Heard 30 5
8 Joel Kramer 23 5
9 Alvin Scott 23 5
10 Ted McClain 32 4
11 Bayard Forrest 24 5
Team Totals 5 1200

Kansas City Kings (1-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Otis Birdsong 23 5 39 27 36 105 .750 21.0
2 Scott Wedman 26 5 36 24 32 96 .750 19.2
3 Bill Robinzine 26 5 22 6 8 50 .750 10.0
4 Sam Lacey 30 5 16 15 19 47 .789 9.4
5 Phil Ford 22 5 15 9 16 39 .563 7.8
6 Lucius Allen 31 5 15 6 6 36 1.000 7.2
7 Billy McKinney 23 5 15 6 7 36 .857 7.2
8 Darnell Hillman 29 5 10 9 17 29 .529 5.8
9 Bob Nash 28 5 8 8 10 24 .800 4.8
10 Richard Washington 23 4 11 2 2 24 1.000 6.0
11 Gus Gerard 25 5 4 2 4 10 .500 2.0
Team Totals 5 1200 191 114 157 496 .726 240.0 99.2

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Otis Birdsong 23 5
2 Scott Wedman 26 5
3 Bill Robinzine 26 5
4 Sam Lacey 30 5
5 Phil Ford 22 5
6 Lucius Allen 31 5
7 Billy McKinney 23 5
8 Darnell Hillman 29 5
9 Bob Nash 28 5
10 Richard Washington 23 4
11 Gus Gerard 25 5
Team Totals 5 1200

#1.Seattle SuperSonics (4) vs. #5.Los Angeles Lakers (1)

Game 1
LAL
SEA
101
112
Game 2
LAL
SEA
103
108
Game 3
SEA
LAL
112
118
Game 4
SEA
LAL
117
115
Game 5
LAL
SEA
100
106

Seattle SuperSonics (4-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Gus Williams 25 5 62 30 39 154 .769 30.8
2 Dennis Johnson 24 5 41 23 29 105 .793 21.0
3 Lonnie Shelton 23 5 38 3 4 79 .750 15.8
4 John Johnson 31 5 25 18 26 68 .692 13.6
5 Jack Sikma 23 5 28 10 12 66 .833 13.2
6 Fred Brown 30 5 15 2 2 32 1.000 6.4
7 Paul Silas 35 5 5 10 16 20 .625 4.0
8 Dick Snyder 34 4 8 4 7 20 .571 5.0
9 Dennis Awtrey 30 5 4 1 2 9 .500 1.8
10 Wally Walker 24 4 1 0 0 2 0.5
11 Joe Hassett 23 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 5 1250 227 101 137 555 .737 250.0 111.0

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Gus Williams 25 5
2 Dennis Johnson 24 5
3 Lonnie Shelton 23 5
4 John Johnson 31 5
5 Jack Sikma 23 5
6 Fred Brown 30 5
7 Paul Silas 35 5
8 Dick Snyder 34 4
9 Dennis Awtrey 30 5
10 Wally Walker 24 4
11 Joe Hassett 23 2
Team Totals 5 1250

Los Angeles Lakers (1-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 5 56 32 38 144 .842 28.8
2 Norm Nixon 23 5 38 9 11 85 .818 17.0
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 5 35 11 16 81 .688 16.2
4 Adrian Dantley 22 5 24 27 34 75 .794 15.0
5 Ron Boone 32 5 25 15 15 65 1.000 13.0
6 Kenny Carr 23 5 17 3 6 37 .500 7.4
7 Don Ford 26 5 9 0 2 18 .000 3.6
8 Lou Hudson 34 3 8 2 2 18 1.000 6.0
9 Jim Price 29 5 5 2 4 12 .500 2.4
10 Dave Robisch 29 2 1 0 0 2 1.0
11 Ron Carter 22 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 5 1250 218 101 128 537 .789 250.0 107.4

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 31 5
2 Norm Nixon 23 5
3 Jamaal Wilkes 25 5
4 Adrian Dantley 22 5
5 Ron Boone 32 5
6 Kenny Carr 23 5
7 Don Ford 26 5
8 Lou Hudson 34 3
9 Jim Price 29 5
10 Dave Robisch 29 2
11 Ron Carter 22 2
Team Totals 5 1250