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1982 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Finals MVP: Magic Johnson (16.2/10.8/8.0)

1982 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Julius Erving (461)
TRB: Caldwell Jones (189)
AST: Maurice Cheeks (172)
WS: Julius Erving (3.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-3): Philadelphia 76ers over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Philadelphia 76ers over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): San Antonio Spurs over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): Philadelphia 76ers over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (2-0): Washington Bullets over New Jersey Nets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Phoenix Suns over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (2-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Houston Rockets (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 Denver Nuggets 3 720 144 291 .495 1 8 .125 143 283 .505 69 83 .831 42 78 120 74 26 11 44 76 358 119.3
2 Los Angeles Lakers 14 3360 661 1278 .517 2 12 .167 659 1266 .521 292 404 .723 231 440 671 439 140 103 254 342 1616 115.4
3 Phoenix Suns 7 1680 324 665 .487 5 21 .238 319 644 .495 117 157 .745 109 185 294 200 74 47 121 171 770 110.0
4 San Antonio Spurs 9 2160 387 841 .460 5 28 .179 382 813 .470 187 254 .736 152 274 426 262 66 44 145 238 966 107.3
5 Boston Celtics 12 2955 497 1074 .463 5 27 .185 492 1047 .470 271 370 .732 216 390 606 281 89 113 217 324 1270 105.8
6 Philadelphia 76ers 21 5065 880 1793 .491 9 34 .265 871 1759 .495 451 608 .742 291 561 852 557 177 158 359 575 2220 105.7
7 Milwaukee Bucks 6 1440 232 491 .473 8 24 .333 224 467 .480 143 199 .719 95 134 229 142 44 34 101 171 615 102.5
8 Washington Bullets 7 1755 270 625 .432 10 25 .400 260 600 .433 151 194 .778 103 203 306 150 54 32 128 189 701 100.1
9 Seattle Supersonics 8 1920 306 690 .443 4 13 .308 302 677 .446 180 234 .769 123 244 367 208 60 35 115 197 796 99.5
10 New Jersey Nets 2 480 74 174 .425 2 9 .222 72 165 .436 25 41 .610 26 54 80 39 19 9 32 52 175 87.5
11 Houston Rockets 3 720 107 271 .395 0 9 .000 107 262 .408 47 61 .770 56 81 137 58 16 17 28 66 261 87.0
12 Atlanta Hawks 2 505 63 150 .420 0 3 .000 63 147 .429 45 60 .750 26 45 71 33 10 12 39 61 171 85.5
League Average 8 1897 329 695 .473 4 18 .239 325 678 .479 165 222 .742 123 224 347 204 65 51 132 205 827 105.5

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 Houston Rockets 3 720 113 263 .430 1 4 .250 112 259 .432 49 68 .721 55 96 151 80 17 5 32 66 276 92.0
2 Seattle Supersonics 8 1920 310 711 .436 3 22 .136 307 689 .446 155 202 .767 132 238 370 198 59 48 115 207 778 97.3
3 New Jersey Nets 2 480 76 160 .475 4 4 1.000 72 156 .462 43 54 .796 24 58 82 46 21 14 42 43 199 99.5
4 Boston Celtics 12 2955 462 1072 .431 8 32 .250 454 1040 .437 270 354 .763 187 334 521 273 93 69 211 341 1202 100.2
5 Washington Bullets 7 1755 282 613 .460 2 14 .143 280 599 .467 146 202 .723 101 218 319 144 52 62 114 183 712 101.7
6 Philadelphia 76ers 21 5065 857 1827 .469 14 58 .241 843 1769 .477 465 657 .708 372 579 951 539 174 148 393 578 2193 104.4
7 Atlanta Hawks 2 505 85 157 .541 0 1 .000 85 156 .545 39 56 .696 24 59 83 51 18 22 35 55 209 104.5
8 Milwaukee Bucks 6 1440 250 474 .527 3 8 .375 247 466 .530 133 171 .778 69 153 222 165 46 34 99 166 636 106.0
9 Los Angeles Lakers 14 3360 632 1335 .473 9 44 .205 623 1291 .483 258 360 .717 227 369 596 405 124 83 225 347 1531 109.4
10 San Antonio Spurs 9 2160 390 801 .487 4 11 .364 386 790 .489 220 278 .791 120 281 401 257 80 62 138 236 1004 111.6
11 Phoenix Suns 7 1680 335 644 .520 1 9 .111 334 635 .526 145 186 .780 111 211 322 196 65 40 125 160 816 116.6
12 Denver Nuggets 3 720 153 286 .535 2 6 .333 151 280 .539 55 77 .714 48 93 141 89 26 28 54 80 363 121.0
League Average 8 1897 329 695 .473 4 18 .239 325 678 .479 165 222 .742 123 224 347 204 65 51 132 205 827 105.5

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 21 12 9 .571 11.4 9.6 107.3 106.0 98.0 .339 .019 .493 .148 .334 .252 .473 .157 .601 .255
2 Los Angeles Lakers 14 12 2 .857 9.5 4.5 111.9 106.0 103.1 .316 .009 .518 .149 .385 .228 .477 .131 .660 .193
3 Boston Celtics 12 7 5 .583 8.2 3.8 105.4 99.8 97.9 .345 .025 .465 .149 .393 .252 .435 .147 .676 .252
4 San Antonio Spurs 9 4 5 .444 3.3 5.7 105.4 109.5 101.9 .302 .033 .463 .132 .351 .222 .489 .130 .695 .275
5 Seattle Supersonics 8 3 5 .375 4.6 3.4 105.1 102.7 94.7 .339 .019 .446 .127 .341 .261 .438 .126 .649 .218
6 Washington Bullets 7 3 4 .429 3.1 3.9 100.2 101.8 95.6 .310 .040 .440 .153 .321 .242 .462 .140 .668 .238
7 Phoenix Suns 7 2 5 .286 2.2 4.8 106.7 113.0 103.1 .236 .032 .491 .142 .341 .176 .521 .147 .625 .225
8 Milwaukee Bucks 6 2 4 .333 2.3 3.7 109.3 113.0 93.8 .405 .049 .481 .149 .383 .291 .531 .153 .660 .281
9 Houston Rockets 3 1 2 .333 0.9 2.1 101.2 107.0 86.0 .225 .033 .395 .086 .368 .173 .432 .098 .596 .186
10 Denver Nuggets 3 1 2 .333 1.4 1.6 112.6 114.2 106.0 .285 .027 .497 .118 .311 .237 .538 .144 .619 .192
11 New Jersey Nets 2 0 2 .000 0.3 1.7 90.9 103.3 96.3 .236 .052 .431 .143 .310 .144 .488 .186 .692 .269
12 Atlanta Hawks 2 0 2 .000 0.1 1.9 91.9 112.3 88.4 .400 .020 .420 .181 .306 .300 .541 .162 .652 .248
League Average 7.8 3.9 3.9 .500 3.9 3.9 106.3 106.3 98.4 .319 .026 .476 .143 .353 .237 .476 .143 .647 .237

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 780
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 765
3. Andrew Toney-PHI 707
4. Caldwell Jones-PHI 679
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 589

Field Goals

1. Andrew Toney-PHI 185
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 168
3. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 125
4. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 121
  Norm Nixon-LAL 121

Field Goal Attempts

1. Andrew Toney-PHI 365
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 324
3. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 265
4. Norm Nixon-LAL 253
5. Jamaal Wilkes*-LAL 241

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Andrew Toney-PHI 5
  Frank Johnson-WSB 5
  Brian Winters-MIL 5
  Mike Bratz-SAS 5
5. Kyle Macy-PHO 4
  Kevin Grevey-WSB 4

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Mike Bratz-SAS 18
2. Andrew Toney-PHI 15
3. Frank Johnson-WSB 12
4. Kyle Macy-PHO 11
5. Brian Winters-MIL 10

Free Throws

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 124
2. Andrew Toney-PHI 82
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 77
4. Bobby Jones-PHI 68
5. George Gervin*-SAS 59

Free Throw Attempts

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 165
2. Andrew Toney-PHI 103
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 93
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 87
5. Bobby Jones-PHI 81

Offensive Rebounds

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 57
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 54
3. Caldwell Jones-PHI 52
4. Robert Parish*-BOS 43
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 41

Defensive Rebounds

1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 137
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 117
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 104
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 99
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 92

Total Rebounds

1. Caldwell Jones-PHI 189
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 158
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 156
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 150
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 135

Assists

1. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 172
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 130
3. Norm Nixon-LAL 114
4. Andrew Toney-PHI 102
5. Julius Erving*-PHI 99

Steals

1. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 48
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 40
3. Julius Erving*-PHI 37
4. Michael Cooper-LAL 24
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 23
  Larry Bird*-BOS 23

Blocks

1. Robert Parish*-BOS 48
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 45
3. Caldwell Jones-PHI 40
4. Julius Erving*-PHI 37
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 35

Turnovers

1. Andrew Toney-PHI 67
  Julius Erving*-PHI 67
3. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 49
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 44
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 41

Personal Fouls

1. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 94
2. Andrew Toney-PHI 86
3. Caldwell Jones-PHI 77
4. Bobby Jones-PHI 69
5. Mike Bantom-PHI 60

Points

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 461
2. Andrew Toney-PHI 457
3. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 301
4. Norm Nixon-LAL 286
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 285

Field Goal Pct

1. Larry Nance-PHO .610
2. Kiki Vandeweghe-DEN .581
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS .575
4. Mickey Johnson-MIL .573
5. Michael Cooper-LAL .565

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Brian Winters-MIL .500
2. Frank Johnson-WSB .417
3. Andrew Toney-PHI .333
4. Mike Bratz-SAS .278

Free Throw Pct

1. Kiki Vandeweghe-DEN 1.000
  Dan Issel*-DEN 1.000
3. Kyle Macy-PHO .938
4. Moses Malone*-HOU .933
5. Walter Davis-PHO .917

Minutes Per Game

1. Sidney Moncrief-MIL 42.0
2. George Gervin*-SAS 41.4
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 40.8
4. Mike Mitchell-SAS 40.6
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 40.1

Points Per Game

1. George Gervin*-SAS 29.4
2. Gus Williams-SEA 26.2
3. Mike Mitchell-SAS 24.8
4. Dennis Johnson*-PHO 22.3
5. Julius Erving*-PHI 22.0

Rebounds Per Game

1. Moses Malone*-HOU 17.0
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 12.5
3. Jack Sikma-SEA 12.1
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 11.3
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 11.2

Assists Per Game

1. Johnny Moore-SAS 10.3
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 9.3
3. Frank Johnson-WSB 8.4
4. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 8.2
5. Norm Nixon-LAL 8.1

Steals Per Game

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.9
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 2.3
3. Dennis Johnson*-PHO 2.1
4. Greg Ballard-WSB 2.0
  Alvan Adams-PHO 2.0

Blocks Per Game

1. Robert Parish*-BOS 4.0
2. Elvin Hayes*-HOU 3.3
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.2
4. Alton Lister-MIL 2.5
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 2.2

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 22.5
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 22.5
3. Gus Williams-SEA 22.3
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 22.0
5. Mickey Johnson-MIL 21.7

True Shooting Pct

1. Kiki Vandeweghe-DEN .668
2. Mickey Johnson-MIL .646
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS .617
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL .614
5. Bobby Jones-PHI .611

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Larry Nance-PHO .610
2. Kiki Vandeweghe-DEN .581
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS .575
4. Mickey Johnson-MIL .573
5. Michael Cooper-LAL .569

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Dave Corzine-SAS 14.7
2. James Donaldson-SEA 14.1
3. Jeff Ruland-WSB 13.4
4. Kurt Rambis-LAL 12.8
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 12.8

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. James Donaldson-SEA 26.5
2. Jack Sikma-SEA 24.6
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 24.5
4. Rick Mahorn-WSB 22.4
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 22.1

Total Rebound Pct

1. James Donaldson-SEA 20.4
2. Dave Corzine-SAS 17.2
3. Robert Parish*-BOS 16.6
4. Kurt Rambis-LAL 16.3
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 16.1

Assist Pct

1. Johnny Moore-SAS 41.8
2. Gus Williams-SEA 38.5
3. Frank Johnson-WSB 33.6
4. Mike Bratz-SAS 32.8
5. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 31.9

Steal Pct

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.3
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 3.1
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 2.9
4. Alvan Adams-PHO 2.8
5. Greg Ballard-WSB 2.6

Block Pct

1. Robert Parish*-BOS 6.4
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 4.8
3. George Johnson-SAS 4.7
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 4.5
5. Darryl Dawkins-PHI 4.4

Turnover Pct

1. Gus Williams-SEA 7.9
2. Kevin Grevey-WSB 8.5
3. Walter Davis-PHO 8.7
4. Fred Brown-SEA 8.8
5. Marques Johnson-MIL 9.2

Usage Pct

1. Walter Davis-PHO 31.5
2. Gus Williams-SEA 30.7
3. George Gervin*-SAS 30.6
4. Andrew Toney-PHI 28.3
5. Fred Brown-SEA 27.4

Offensive Rating

1. Mickey Johnson-MIL 128.3
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 127.2
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 126.0
4. Bobby Jones-PHI 120.5
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 117.2

Defensive Rating

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 94.2
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 95.4
3. Jack Sikma-SEA 98.1
4. Rick Mahorn-WSB 98.1
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 98.6

Offensive Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.9
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.9
3. Bobby Jones-PHI 1.4
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 1.2
5. Andrew Toney-PHI 1.2

Defensive Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 1.2
2. Julius Erving*-PHI 1.1
3. Robert Parish*-BOS 1.0
4. Caldwell Jones-PHI 1.0
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 0.8

Win Shares

1. Julius Erving*-PHI 3.0
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.7
3. Bobby Jones-PHI 2.0
4. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 1.9
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 1.8

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Kevin McHale*-BOS .257
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL .231
3. Mickey Johnson-MIL .201
4. Cedric Maxwell-BOS .200
5. Jack Sikma-SEA .197