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1979 NBA Playoffs Leaders

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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)

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Bob Dandridge-WSB 787
2. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 786
3. Wes Unseld*-WSB 736
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 681
5. Jack Sikma-SEA 655
6. Gus Williams-SEA 619
7. John Johnson-SEA 615
8. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 566
9. Tom Henderson-WSB 559
10. Larry Kenon-SAS 557
Field Goals
1. Gus Williams-SEA 182
2. Bob Dandridge-WSB 174
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 170
4. George Gervin*-SAS 158
5. Paul Westphal-PHO 142
6. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 136
7. Larry Kenon-SAS 128
8. Walter Davis-PHO 127
9. James Silas-SAS 102
  Jack Sikma-SEA 102
  Kevin Grevey-WSB 102
Field Goal Attempts
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 396
2. Gus Williams-SEA 382
3. Bob Dandridge-WSB 368
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 302
5. George Gervin*-SAS 295
6. Larry Kenon-SAS 292
7. Paul Westphal-PHO 287
8. Kevin Grevey-WSB 256
9. Walter Davis-PHO 244
10. Jack Sikma-SEA 224
Free Throws
1. Bob Dandridge-WSB 91
2. Gus Williams-SEA 90
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 87
4. George Gervin*-SAS 84
  Dennis Johnson*-SEA 84
6. Walter Davis-PHO 78
7. James Silas-SAS 63
8. Paul Westphal-PHO 52
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 52
10. Julius Erving*-PHI 51
Free Throw Attempts
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 130
2. Gus Williams-SEA 127
3. Bob Dandridge-WSB 110
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 109
5. George Gervin*-SAS 104
6. Walter Davis-PHO 96
7. James Silas-SAS 80
8. Truck Robinson-PHO 69
9. Julius Erving*-PHI 67
10. Paul Westphal-PHO 66
Offensive Rebounds
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 94
2. Wes Unseld*-WSB 90
3. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 61
4. Larry Kenon-SAS 57
5. Bob Dandridge-WSB 45
6. Dan Roundfield-ATL 44
  Dennis Johnson*-SEA 44
8. John Johnson-SEA 40
  Paul Silas-SEA 40
10. Jack Sikma-SEA 39
Defensive Rebounds
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 172
2. Wes Unseld*-WSB 163
3. Jack Sikma-SEA 160
4. Larry Kenon-SAS 103
5. Bob Dandridge-WSB 95
6. Caldwell Jones-PHI 84
7. Truck Robinson-PHO 83
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 83
9. Gar Heard-PHO 82
10. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 81
Total Rebounds
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 266
2. Wes Unseld*-WSB 253
3. Jack Sikma-SEA 199
4. Larry Kenon-SAS 160
5. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 142
6. Bob Dandridge-WSB 140
7. Truck Robinson-PHO 121
  Caldwell Jones-PHI 121
9. John Johnson-SEA 115
10. Dan Roundfield-ATL 106
  Gar Heard-PHO 106
Assists
1. Tom Henderson-WSB 107
2. Bob Dandridge-WSB 105
3. Norm Nixon-LAL 94
4. John Johnson-SEA 91
5. Walter Davis-PHO 79
6. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 69
7. James Silas-SAS 66
8. Wes Unseld*-WSB 64
  Paul Westphal-PHO 64
10. Gus Williams-SEA 63
  Maurice Cheeks-PHI 63
Steals
1. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 37
2. Gus Williams-SEA 34
3. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 28
4. George Gervin*-SAS 27
5. Walter Davis-PHO 26
6. Don Buse-PHO 23
7. James Silas-SAS 21
8. Larry Kenon-SAS 20
9. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 19
10. Julius Erving*-PHI 18
Blocks
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 52
2. Mike Green-SAS 36
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 33
4. Gar Heard-PHO 26
  Dennis Johnson*-SEA 26
6. Jack Sikma-SEA 24
  Tree Rollins-ATL 24
8. Dan Roundfield-ATL 23
9. Caldwell Jones-PHI 22
10. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 18
Turnovers
1. Walter Davis-PHO 66
2. John Johnson-SEA 65
3. Bob Dandridge-WSB 59
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 56
5. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 51
6. Gus Williams-SEA 42
7. Tom Henderson-WSB 40
  Kevin Grevey-WSB 40
  George Gervin*-SAS 40
  Jack Sikma-SEA 40
Personal Fouls
1. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 80
2. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 79
3. Bob Dandridge-WSB 71
4. Jack Sikma-SEA 70
5. Wes Unseld*-WSB 66
6. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 63
7. Kevin Grevey-WSB 62
8. Mike Green-SAS 59
9. Mark Olberding-SAS 53
10. Truck Robinson-PHO 52
Points
1. Gus Williams-SEA 454
2. Bob Dandridge-WSB 439
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 427
4. George Gervin*-SAS 400
5. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 356
6. Paul Westphal-PHO 336
7. Walter Davis-PHO 332
8. Larry Kenon-SAS 295
9. James Silas-SAS 267
10. Jack Sikma-SEA 252
Field Goal Pct
1. Tom Boswell-DEN .600
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .579
3. Ron Brewer-POR .564
4. Adrian Dantley*-LAL .562
5. Bobby Jones-PHI .552
6. David Thompson*-DEN .551
7. Maurice Cheeks-PHI .545
8. Joel Kramer-PHO .542
9. George Gervin*-SAS .536
10. Dan Issel*-DEN .533
Free Throw Pct
1. Ron Boone-LAL .952
2. Terry Furlow-ATL .929
3. Dave Twardzik-POR .917
4. Larry Wright-WSB .900
5. Steve Mix-PHI .867
6. Mike Gale-SAS .864
7. Bobby Jones-PHI .846
8. Tom McMillen-ATL .842
9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .839
10. Bob Dandridge-WSB .827
Minutes Per Game
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 45.9
2. Bob Dandridge-WSB 41.4
3. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 41.4
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 41.3
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 40.9
6. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 40.1
7. Larry Kenon-SAS 39.8
8. Wes Unseld*-WSB 38.7
9. Jack Sikma-SEA 38.5
10. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 38.4
Points Per Game
1. George Gervin*-SAS 28.6
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 28.5
3. Gus Williams-SEA 26.7
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 25.4
5. Bob Dandridge-WSB 23.1
6. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 22.5
7. Paul Westphal-PHO 22.4
8. Walter Davis-PHO 22.1
9. Larry Kenon-SAS 21.1
10. Otis Birdsong-KCK 21.0
Rebounds Per Game
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 14.0
2. Caldwell Jones-PHI 13.4
3. Wes Unseld*-WSB 13.3
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 12.6
5. Dan Roundfield-ATL 11.8
6. Jack Sikma-SEA 11.7
7. Larry Kenon-SAS 11.4
8. Sam Lacey-KCK 10.2
9. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 9.1
10. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 8.5
Assists Per Game
1. Norm Nixon-LAL 11.8
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 7.0
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 5.9
4. Phil Ford-KCK 5.8
5. Tom Henderson-WSB 5.6
6. Armond Hill-ATL 5.6
7. Bob Dandridge-WSB 5.5
8. John Johnson-SEA 5.4
9. Walter Davis-PHO 5.3
10. Eddie Johnson-ATL 5.0
Steals Per Game
1. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 4.1
2. Larry Steele-POR 3.3
3. Bill Robinzine-KCK 2.6
4. Phil Ford-KCK 2.4
5. Julius Erving*-PHI 2.0
  Gus Williams-SEA 2.0
  Otis Birdsong-KCK 2.0
8. George Gervin*-SAS 1.9
9. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 1.9
10. Walter Davis-PHO 1.7
Blocks Per Game
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 4.1
2. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 2.7
3. Tree Rollins-ATL 2.7
4. Mike Green-SAS 2.6
5. Dan Roundfield-ATL 2.6
6. Caldwell Jones-PHI 2.4
7. Sam Lacey-KCK 2.0
8. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.9
9. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 1.8
10. Gar Heard-PHO 1.7
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 26.5
2. George Gervin*-SAS 25.4
3. Gus Williams-SEA 23.8
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 22.1
5. Walter Davis-PHO 21.8
6. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 21.4
7. Terry Furlow-ATL 21.0
8. Dan Roundfield-ATL 20.3
9. Otis Birdsong-KCK 19.3
10. Eddie Johnson-ATL 19.3
True Shooting Pct
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .636
2. Adrian Dantley*-LAL .630
3. Dan Issel*-DEN .622
4. Joel Kramer-PHO .601
5. Bobby Jones-PHI .599
6. George Gervin*-SAS .587
7. Maurice Cheeks-PHI .580
8. Walter Davis-PHO .580
9. Greg Ballard-WSB .575
10. Steve Mix-PHI .572
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Tom Boswell-DEN .600
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .579
3. Ron Brewer-POR .564
4. Adrian Dantley*-LAL .562
5. Bobby Jones-PHI .552
6. David Thompson*-DEN .551
7. Maurice Cheeks-PHI .545
8. Joel Kramer-PHO .542
9. George Gervin*-SAS .536
10. Dan Issel*-DEN .533
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Dan Roundfield-ATL 13.9
2. Caldwell Jones-PHI 12.6
3. Steve Hawes-ATL 11.9
4. Wes Unseld*-WSB 11.8
5. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 11.7
6. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 11.5
7. Truck Robinson-PHO 10.8
8. Dennis Awtrey-SEA 10.7
9. Greg Ballard-WSB 10.5
10. Paul Silas-SEA 10.4
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Jack Sikma-SEA 27.1
2. Caldwell Jones-PHI 26.1
3. Gar Heard-PHO 25.9
4. Billy Paultz-SAS 24.8
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 23.8
6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 23.6
7. Tree Rollins-ATL 23.1
8. Wes Unseld*-WSB 22.8
9. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 22.6
10. Sam Lacey-KCK 22.4
Total Rebound Pct
1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 19.7
2. Gar Heard-PHO 17.6
3. Wes Unseld*-WSB 17.1
4. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 16.8
5. Tree Rollins-ATL 16.8
6. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 16.7
7. Jack Sikma-SEA 16.7
8. Truck Robinson-PHO 16.4
9. Billy Paultz-SAS 16.3
10. Dan Roundfield-ATL 15.7
Assist Pct
1. Norm Nixon-LAL 39.3
2. Eddie Johnson-ATL 28.9
3. Walter Davis-PHO 27.8
4. Tom Henderson-WSB 26.2
5. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 26.2
6. Armond Hill-ATL 25.5
7. Mike Gale-SAS 23.5
8. Henry Bibby-PHI 22.3
9. Fred Brown-SEA 21.8
10. Allan Bristow-SAS 21.7
Steal Pct
1. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 5.1
2. Otis Birdsong-KCK 2.7
3. Gus Williams-SEA 2.6
4. Allan Bristow-SAS 2.5
5. Walter Davis-PHO 2.5
6. Mike Gale-SAS 2.4
7. George Gervin*-SAS 2.4
8. Mike Bratz-PHO 2.4
9. Scott Wedman-KCK 2.3
10. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 2.3
Block Pct
1. Tree Rollins-ATL 6.0
2. Mike Green-SAS 5.2
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 4.7
4. Gar Heard-PHO 4.3
5. Alvin Scott-PHO 3.9
6. Dan Roundfield-ATL 3.6
7. Caldwell Jones-PHI 3.5
8. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 3.4
9. Sam Lacey-KCK 3.3
10. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 3.2
Turnover Pct
1. Steve Hawes-ATL 5.5
2. Charles Johnson-WSB 8.1
3. Terry Furlow-ATL 8.7
4. Gus Williams-SEA 8.8
5. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 9.4
6. Larry Kenon-SAS 9.5
7. John Drew-ATL 9.6
8. Fred Brown-SEA 9.7
9. Otis Birdsong-KCK 9.7
10. Don Buse-PHO 10.3
Usage Pct
1. Gus Williams-SEA 31.1
2. Walter Davis-PHO 28.9
3. George Gervin*-SAS 28.8
4. Paul Westphal-PHO 26.6
5. John Drew-ATL 25.6
6. Fred Brown-SEA 25.5
7. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 25.5
8. Eddie Johnson-ATL 25.4
9. Julius Erving*-PHI 24.9
10. Larry Kenon-SAS 24.3
Offensive Rating
1. Steve Hawes-ATL 123.8
2. Dan Issel*-DEN 120.9
3. Terry Furlow-ATL 117.3
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 117.2
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 116.3
6. George Gervin*-SAS 115.7
7. Wes Unseld*-WSB 114.5
8. Greg Ballard-WSB 113.9
9. Otis Birdsong-KCK 113.8
10. Joel Kramer-PHO 113.4
Defensive Rating
1. Gar Heard-PHO 90.5
2. Sam Lacey-KCK 95.6
3. Truck Robinson-PHO 96.0
4. Alvan Adams-PHO 96.2
5. Alvin Scott-PHO 97.0
6. Joel Kramer-PHO 97.0
7. Tree Rollins-ATL 97.3
8. Jack Sikma-SEA 97.4
9. Walter Davis-PHO 98.1
10. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 98.7
Offensive Win Shares
1. Gus Williams-SEA 2.0
2. George Gervin*-SAS 1.9
3. Bob Dandridge-WSB 1.8
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 1.3
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 1.3
6. Wes Unseld*-WSB 1.2
7. Walter Davis-PHO 1.0
8. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.0
9. Paul Westphal-PHO 0.9
10. James Silas-SAS 0.9
Defensive Win Shares
1. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 1.2
2. Jack Sikma-SEA 1.1
3. Wes Unseld*-WSB 1.0
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 0.9
5. Gar Heard-PHO 0.8
6. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 0.8
7. Walter Davis-PHO 0.8
8. Gus Williams-SEA 0.7
9. Truck Robinson-PHO 0.7
10. Don Buse-PHO 0.7
Win Shares
1. Gus Williams-SEA 2.7
2. Bob Dandridge-WSB 2.5
3. George Gervin*-SAS 2.3
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 2.2
5. Wes Unseld*-WSB 2.2
6. Elvin Hayes*-WSB 2.0
7. Jack Sikma-SEA 1.8
8. Walter Davis-PHO 1.7
9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 1.7
10. Lonnie Shelton-SEA 1.6
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .222
2. George Gervin*-SAS .216
3. Gus Williams-SEA .210
4. Steve Hawes-ATL .192
5. Otis Birdsong-KCK .186
6. Maurice Cheeks-PHI .186
7. Terry Furlow-ATL .181
8. Julius Erving*-PHI .174
9. Darryl Dawkins-PHI .171
10. Walter Davis-PHO .171