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1981 NBA Western Conference First Round

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell (17.7/9.5/2.8)

1981 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Moses Malone (562)
TRB: Moses Malone (305)
AST: Maurice Cheeks (116)
WS: Moses Malone (3.5)

2 Series

Click matchup for composite box score
4 vs. 5 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Kansas City Kings KANSAS CITY KINGS win 2-1
3 vs. 6 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets HOUSTON ROCKETS win 2-1

#5.Kansas City Kings (2) vs. #4.Portland Trail Blazers (1)

Game 1
KCK
POR
98
97
Game 2
POR
KCK
124
119
Game 3
KCK
POR
104
95

Kansas City Kings (1-2)

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 25 3 37 0 7 10 81 .700 27.0
2 Scott Wedman 28 3 33 4 7 12 77 .583 25.7
3 Ernie Grunfeld 25 3 25 0 6 10 56 .600 18.7
4 Reggie King 23 3 22 0 9 11 53 .818 17.7
5 Sam Lacey 32 3 12 0 6 6 30 1.000 10.0
6 Joe Meriweather 27 3 8 0 1 1 17 1.000 5.7
7 John Lambert 28 3 1 0 1 1 3 1.000 1.0
8 Frankie Sanders 24 2 1 0 0 0 2 1.0
9 Lloyd Walton 27 3 1 0 0 0 2 0.7
10 Leon Douglas 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 3 770 140 4 37 51 68 321 .725 256.7 107.0

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Otis Birdsong 25 3
2 Scott Wedman 28 3
3 Ernie Grunfeld 25 3
4 Reggie King 23 3
5 Sam Lacey 32 3
6 Joe Meriweather 27 3
7 John Lambert 28 3
8 Frankie Sanders 24 2
9 Lloyd Walton 27 3
10 Leon Douglas 26 3
Team Totals 3 770

Portland Trail Blazers (1-2)

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 Billy Ray Bates 24 3 35 1 14 17 85 .824 28.3
2 Mychal Thompson 26 3 31 0 13 18 75 .722 25.0
3 Kelvin Ransey 22 3 23 0 3 6 49 .500 16.3
4 Calvin Natt 24 3 14 0 4 8 32 .500 10.7
5 Bob Gross 27 3 9 0 9 14 27 .643 9.0
6 Kermit Washington 29 3 12 0 2 2 26 1.000 8.7
7 Kevin Kunnert 29 3 5 0 1 4 11 .250 3.7
8 Mike Gale 30 3 4 0 0 0 8 2.7
9 Mike Harper 23 1 1 0 1 1 3 1.000 3.0
10 Tom Owens 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
11 Jim Paxson 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 3 770 134 1 47 70 61 316 .671 256.7 105.3

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Billy Ray Bates 24 3
2 Mychal Thompson 26 3
3 Kelvin Ransey 22 3
4 Calvin Natt 24 3
5 Bob Gross 27 3
6 Kermit Washington 29 3
7 Kevin Kunnert 29 3
8 Mike Gale 30 3
9 Mike Harper 23 1
10 Tom Owens 31 1
11 Jim Paxson 23 1
Team Totals 3 770

#6.Houston Rockets (2) vs. #3.Los Angeles Lakers (1)

Game 1
HOU
LAL
111
107
Game 2
LAL
HOU
111
106
Game 3
HOU
LAL
89
86

Houston Rockets (1-2)

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 Moses Malone 25 3 38 0 18 25 94 .720 31.3
2 Calvin Murphy 32 3 21 1 19 20 62 .950 20.7
3 Robert Reid 25 3 17 0 9 14 43 .643 14.3
4 Billy Paultz 32 3 15 0 4 6 34 .667 11.3
5 Mike Dunleavy 26 3 11 0 2 2 24 1.000 8.0
6 Bill Willoughby 23 3 7 0 5 5 19 1.000 6.3
7 Allen Leavell 23 3 6 0 4 4 16 1.000 5.3
8 Tom Henderson 29 3 7 0 0 1 14 .000 4.7
9 Calvin Garrett 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 3 720 122 1 61 77 73 306 .792 240.0 102.0

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Moses Malone 25 3
2 Calvin Murphy 32 3
3 Robert Reid 25 3
4 Billy Paultz 32 3
5 Mike Dunleavy 26 3
6 Bill Willoughby 23 3
7 Allen Leavell 23 3
8 Tom Henderson 29 3
9 Calvin Garrett 24 2
Team Totals 3 720

Los Angeles Lakers (1-2)

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 33 3 30 0 20 28 80 .714 26.7
2 Norm Nixon 25 3 25 0 8 10 58 .800 19.3
3 Jamaal Wilkes 27 3 21 0 12 18 54 .667 18.0
4 Magic Johnson 21 3 19 0 13 20 51 .650 17.0
5 Michael Cooper 24 3 11 0 10 14 32 .714 10.7
6 Jim Chones 31 3 10 0 4 8 24 .500 8.0
7 Mark Landsberger 25 3 2 0 1 1 5 1.000 1.7
8 Jim Brewer 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
9 Brad Holland 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
10 Eddie Jordan 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 3 720 118 0 68 99 69 304 .687 240.0 101.3

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 33 3
2 Norm Nixon 25 3
3 Jamaal Wilkes 27 3
4 Magic Johnson 21 3
5 Michael Cooper 24 3
6 Jim Chones 31 3
7 Mark Landsberger 25 3
8 Jim Brewer 29 3
9 Brad Holland 24 1
10 Eddie Jordan 26 2
Team Totals 3 720