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1980 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Finals MVP: Magic Johnson (21.5/11.2/8.7)

1980 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (479)
TRB: Caldwell Jones (185)
AST: Magic Johnson (151)
WS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3.3)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): Philadelphia 76ers over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-0): Boston Celtics over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Philadelphia 76ers over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Seattle SuperSonics over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (2-1): Houston Rockets over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): Philadelphia 76ers over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Phoenix Suns over Kansas City Kings (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Portland Trail Blazers (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 Los Angeles Lakers 16 3865 716 1471 .487 3 18 .167 713 1453 .491 335 420 .798 271 527 798 466 162 97 306 384 1770 110.6
2 Phoenix Suns 8 1945 357 730 .489 15 56 .268 342 674 .507 148 192 .771 104 222 326 247 72 43 130 183 877 109.6
3 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 121 262 .462 3 11 .273 118 251 .470 66 85 .776 41 77 118 68 22 12 41 78 311 103.7
4 Philadelphia 76ers 18 4320 715 1513 .473 8 47 .170 707 1466 .482 413 532 .776 218 548 766 468 171 160 300 413 1851 102.8
5 Boston Celtics 9 2160 372 776 .479 12 49 .245 360 727 .495 166 218 .761 120 265 385 213 73 38 148 223 922 102.4
6 Milwaukee Bucks 7 1730 284 622 .457 10 29 .345 274 593 .462 138 193 .715 97 196 293 169 62 40 119 188 716 102.3
7 Seattle Supersonics 15 3675 613 1348 .455 16 58 .276 597 1290 .463 291 379 .768 249 437 686 379 133 52 273 360 1533 102.2
8 Houston Rockets 7 1680 288 608 .474 7 33 .212 281 575 .489 132 164 .805 102 197 299 176 44 33 121 172 715 102.1
9 Portland Trail Blazers 3 745 126 267 .472 2 13 .154 124 254 .488 47 66 .712 46 75 121 44 23 12 51 74 301 100.3
10 Washington Bullets 2 480 81 180 .450 7 19 .368 74 161 .460 31 42 .738 27 55 82 48 13 10 36 56 200 100.0
11 Kansas City Kings 3 720 125 272 .460 6 12 .500 119 260 .458 42 68 .618 50 88 138 70 25 6 47 58 298 99.3
12 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 182 406 .448 1 7 .143 181 399 .454 119 160 .744 75 132 207 97 43 28 82 148 484 96.8
League Average 8 1937 332 705 .471 8 29 .256 324 675 .480 161 210 .765 117 235 352 204 70 44 138 195 832 103.9

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 Boston Celtics 9 2160 343 753 .456 10 33 .303 333 720 .463 174 225 .773 110 263 373 212 74 53 164 210 870 96.7
2 Philadelphia 76ers 18 4320 721 1563 .461 15 57 .263 706 1506 .469 354 471 .752 272 544 816 403 146 97 333 483 1811 100.6
3 Milwaukee Bucks 7 1730 279 624 .447 6 21 .286 273 603 .453 146 189 .772 117 205 322 163 57 25 132 183 710 101.4
4 Kansas City Kings 3 720 131 257 .510 2 16 .125 129 241 .535 42 60 .700 37 93 130 89 22 15 41 64 306 102.0
5 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 182 386 .472 2 15 .133 180 371 .485 145 175 .829 71 154 225 114 39 46 97 121 511 102.2
6 Seattle Supersonics 15 3675 631 1353 .466 13 51 .255 618 1302 .475 270 377 .716 224 432 656 364 136 88 256 378 1545 103.0
7 Portland Trail Blazers 3 745 126 266 .474 0 7 .000 126 259 .486 66 80 .825 52 89 141 76 32 10 53 65 318 106.0
8 Los Angeles Lakers 16 3865 692 1461 .474 24 86 .279 668 1375 .486 293 386 .759 204 438 642 484 150 105 269 366 1701 106.3
9 Houston Rockets 7 1680 305 613 .498 8 33 .242 297 580 .512 145 178 .815 94 190 284 183 60 28 96 169 763 109.0
10 Phoenix Suns 8 1945 350 727 .481 8 17 .471 342 710 .482 175 226 .774 137 249 386 225 81 30 145 179 883 110.4
11 Washington Bullets 2 480 81 177 .458 0 2 .000 81 175 .463 61 73 .836 32 65 97 46 23 15 27 41 223 111.5
12 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 139 275 .505 2 14 .143 137 261 .525 57 79 .722 50 97 147 86 23 19 41 78 337 112.3
League Average 8 1937 332 705 .471 8 29 .256 324 675 .480 161 210 .765 117 235 352 204 70 44 138 195 832 103.9

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 Philadelphia 76ers 18 12 6 .667 10.4 7.6 103.8 101.5 99.1 .352 .031 .475 .147 .286 .273 .466 .158 .668 .226
2 Los Angeles Lakers 16 12 4 .750 10.2 5.8 107.6 103.4 102.2 .286 .012 .488 .156 .382 .228 .482 .142 .721 .201
3 Seattle Supersonics 15 7 8 .467 7.1 7.9 102.8 103.6 97.4 .281 .043 .461 .153 .366 .216 .471 .144 .661 .200
4 Boston Celtics 9 5 4 .556 6.2 2.8 105.1 99.2 97.4 .281 .063 .487 .145 .313 .214 .462 .161 .707 .231
5 Milwaukee Bucks 7 3 4 .429 3.7 3.3 102.6 101.7 96.8 .310 .047 .465 .144 .321 .222 .452 .157 .626 .234
6 Phoenix Suns 8 3 5 .375 3.8 4.2 107.8 108.5 100.4 .263 .077 .499 .138 .295 .203 .487 .149 .618 .241
7 Houston Rockets 7 2 5 .286 2.0 5.0 106.0 113.1 96.3 .270 .054 .479 .151 .349 .217 .504 .122 .677 .237
8 San Antonio Spurs 3 1 2 .333 0.7 2.3 106.8 115.7 97.1 .324 .042 .468 .120 .297 .252 .509 .117 .606 .207
9 Portland Trail Blazers 3 1 2 .333 0.9 2.1 103.3 109.2 93.9 .247 .049 .476 .147 .341 .176 .474 .150 .591 .248
10 Atlanta Hawks 5 1 4 .200 1.6 3.4 101.9 107.6 95.0 .394 .017 .450 .147 .328 .293 .474 .173 .650 .376
11 Kansas City Kings 3 1 2 .333 1.2 1.8 104.0 106.8 95.5 .250 .044 .471 .135 .350 .154 .514 .126 .704 .163
12 Washington Bullets 2 0 2 .000 0.4 1.6 100.7 112.3 99.3 .233 .106 .469 .154 .293 .172 .458 .114 .632 .345
League Average 8.0 4.0 4.0 .500 4.0 4.0 104.7 104.7 98.4 .298 .042 .476 .147 .332 .228 .476 .147 .668 .228

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 694
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 675
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 658
4. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 652
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 648

Field Goals

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 198
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 165
3. Gus Williams-SEA 146
4. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 140
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 126

Field Goal Attempts

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 346
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 338
3. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 294
4. Gus Williams-SEA 284
5. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 244

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Fred Brown-SEA 10
2. Mike Bratz-PHO 9
  Brian Winters-MIL 9
4. Don Buse-PHO 5
  Kevin Grevey-WSB 5
  Henry Bibby-PHI 5
  Dennis Johnson*-SEA 5

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Fred Brown-SEA 34
2. Mike Bratz-PHO 23
3. Brian Winters-MIL 21
4. Dennis Johnson*-SEA 15
  Larry Bird*-BOS 15

Free Throws

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 108
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 85
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 83
4. Gus Williams-SEA 62
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 60

Free Throw Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 136
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 106
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 105
4. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 93
5. Gus Williams-SEA 86

Offensive Rebounds

1. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 53
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 52
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 51
4. Caldwell Jones-PHI 50
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 44
  John Johnson-SEA 44

Defensive Rebounds

1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 135
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 130
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 116
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 105
5. Jack Sikma-SEA 96

Total Rebounds

1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 185
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 181
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 168
4. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 137
5. Julius Erving*-PHI 136

Assists

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 151
2. Norm Nixon-LAL 125
3. Lionel Hollins-PHI 113
4. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 111
5. John Johnson-SEA 85

Steals

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 49
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 45
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 36
4. Gus Williams-SEA 34
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 32

Blocks

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 58
2. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 42
3. Caldwell Jones-PHI 37
  Julius Erving*-PHI 37
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 32

Turnovers

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 65
2. John Johnson-SEA 56
  Julius Erving*-PHI 56
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 55
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 49

Personal Fouls

1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 75
  Darryl Dawkins-PHI 75
3. Jim Chones-LAL 60
4. Norm Nixon-LAL 59
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 56
  Julius Erving*-PHI 56

Points

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 479
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 440
3. Gus Williams-SEA 355
4. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 324
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 312

Field Goal Pct

1. Cedric Maxwell-BOS .634
2. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .588
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .572
4. Alvan Adams-PHO .566
5. Calvin Murphy*-HOU .537

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Kevin Grevey-WSB .500
2. Brian Winters-MIL .429
3. Mike Bratz-PHO .391
4. Henry Bibby-PHI .385
  Don Buse-PHO .385

Free Throw Pct

1. James Silas-SAS 1.000
  Calvin Murphy*-HOU 1.000
  Brian Winters-MIL 1.000
4. Armond Hill-ATL .917
  Charlie Criss-ATL .917

Minutes Per Game

1. Marques Johnson-MIL 43.3
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 41.3
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 41.2
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 41.1
5. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 40.8

Points Per Game

1. George Gervin*-SAS 33.3
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 31.9
3. Moses Malone*-HOU 25.9
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 24.4
5. Gus Williams-SEA 23.7

Rebounds Per Game

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 13.9
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 12.1
3. Dan Roundfield-ATL 11.6
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 11.2
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 10.5

Assists Per Game

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 9.4
2. Phil Ford-KCK 8.7
3. Tiny Archibald*-BOS 7.9
4. Norm Nixon-LAL 7.8
5. Lionel Hollins-PHI 6.3

Steals Per Game

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.1
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 2.5
3. Gus Williams-SEA 2.3
4. Quinn Buckner-MIL 2.1
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 2.0
  Julius Erving*-PHI 2.0

Blocks Per Game

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.9
2. Tree Rollins-ATL 2.8
3. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 2.3
4. Moses Malone*-HOU 2.3
5. Caldwell Jones-PHI 2.1
  Julius Erving*-PHI 2.1

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 27.9
2. Moses Malone*-HOU 24.9
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 22.5
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 22.1
5. Alvan Adams-PHO 21.9

True Shooting Pct

1. Cedric Maxwell-BOS .684
2. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .673
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .611
4. Alvan Adams-PHO .601
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL .596

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Cedric Maxwell-BOS .634
2. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .588
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .572
4. Alvan Adams-PHO .566
5. Mike Bratz-PHO .565

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 17.6
2. Dan Roundfield-ATL 15.1
3. Mark Landsberger-LAL 14.0
4. Paul Silas-SEA 13.9
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 10.9

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Alvan Adams-PHO 25.5
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 24.5
3. Mark Landsberger-LAL 23.9
4. Moses Malone*-HOU 23.1
5. Dan Roundfield-ATL 22.4

Total Rebound Pct

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 20.3
2. Mark Landsberger-LAL 19.0
3. Dan Roundfield-ATL 18.5
4. Alvan Adams-PHO 16.8
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 16.0

Assist Pct

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 29.8
2. Tiny Archibald*-BOS 29.5
3. Tom Henderson-HOU 27.6
4. Lionel Hollins-PHI 27.3
5. Quinn Buckner-MIL 26.4

Steal Pct

1. Quinn Buckner-MIL 4.5
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.5
3. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 3.2
4. Gus Williams-SEA 3.0
5. Mike Bratz-PHO 2.5

Block Pct

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 5.3
2. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 4.0
3. Bobby Jones-PHI 3.9
4. Moses Malone*-HOU 3.4
5. Caldwell Jones-PHI 3.3

Turnover Pct

1. Marques Johnson-MIL 5.2
2. Dave Cowens*-BOS 6.9
3. M.L. Carr-BOS 7.2
4. Paul Westphal-PHO 7.7
5. Wally Walker-SEA 9.9

Usage Pct

1. Walter Davis-PHO 29.2
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 28.5
3. Fred Brown-SEA 28.1
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 27.6
5. Paul Westphal-PHO 27.5

Offensive Rating

1. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 126.3
2. Sidney Moncrief-MIL 122.3
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 118.2
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 116.7
5. George Gervin*-SAS 116.7

Defensive Rating

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 95.9
2. Rick Robey-BOS 97.8
3. Dave Cowens*-BOS 98.3
4. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 98.6
5. Julius Erving*-PHI 98.8

Offensive Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 2.2
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.7
3. Gus Williams-SEA 1.4
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.3
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 1.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.2
2. Caldwell Jones-PHI 1.1
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.1
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 1.0
5. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 0.9

Win Shares

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.3
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.8
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 2.6
4. Gus Williams-SEA 2.0
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 1.9

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Cedric Maxwell-BOS .256
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL .253
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL .203
4. Bob Lanier*-MIL .199
5. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .190