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1984 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Finals MVP: Larry Bird (27.4/14.0/3.6)

1984 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Larry Bird (632)
TRB: Larry Bird (252)
AST: Magic Johnson (284)
WS: Larry Bird (4.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Boston Celtics over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Milwaukee Bucks over New Jersey Nets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Dallas Mavericks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Phoenix Suns over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Boston Celtics over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Milwaukee Bucks over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): New Jersey Nets over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): New York Knicks over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Dallas Mavericks over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Kansas City Kings (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Phoenix Suns over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Utah Jazz over Denver Nuggets (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 5 1200 240 474 .506 10 37 .270 230 437 .526 119 138 .862 66 144 210 135 42 23 76 142 609 121.8
2 Los Angeles Lakers 21 5140 1003 1879 .534 21 74 .284 982 1805 .544 432 601 .719 276 627 903 636 173 143 336 567 2459 117.1
3 Detroit Pistons 5 1225 209 449 .465 2 9 .222 207 440 .470 141 181 .779 82 141 223 107 44 24 83 133 561 112.2
4 Boston Celtics 23 5595 950 2010 .473 21 62 .339 929 1948 .477 629 802 .784 356 653 1009 530 197 123 368 608 2550 110.9
5 Utah Jazz 11 2665 453 938 .483 21 58 .362 432 880 .491 291 372 .782 145 333 478 263 73 67 188 265 1218 110.7
6 Portland Trail Blazers 5 1200 201 421 .477 3 12 .250 198 409 .484 144 187 .770 79 121 200 109 36 13 70 134 549 109.8
7 Phoenix Suns 17 4130 739 1484 .498 16 50 .320 723 1434 .504 359 470 .764 232 502 734 460 132 81 274 463 1853 109.0
8 New York Knicks 12 2905 494 1014 .487 5 24 .208 489 990 .494 286 381 .751 177 326 503 284 97 54 219 350 1279 106.6
9 Philadelphia 76ers 5 1200 196 406 .483 3 15 .200 193 391 .494 124 142 .873 59 128 187 101 41 37 110 139 519 103.8
10 Kansas City Kings 3 720 120 281 .427 5 15 .333 115 266 .432 64 82 .780 49 77 126 78 18 11 42 77 309 103.0
11 Milwaukee Bucks 16 3840 605 1255 .482 21 75 .280 584 1180 .495 409 542 .755 198 484 682 355 115 80 291 470 1640 102.5
12 Dallas Mavericks 10 2450 397 901 .441 5 30 .167 392 871 .450 218 261 .835 159 273 432 217 57 36 131 215 1017 101.7
13 New Jersey Nets 11 2640 413 929 .445 11 43 .256 402 886 .454 276 402 .687 183 295 478 242 109 57 193 296 1113 101.2
14 Seattle Supersonics 5 1225 209 441 .474 4 20 .200 205 421 .487 63 88 .716 61 160 221 123 30 23 59 128 485 97.0
15 Washington Bullets 4 985 155 319 .486 4 17 .235 151 302 .500 61 72 .847 40 111 151 99 21 15 61 101 375 93.8
16 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 170 404 .421 2 11 .182 168 393 .427 126 159 .792 68 122 190 103 39 23 81 127 468 93.6
League Average 10 2395 410 850 .482 10 35 .279 400 816 .490 234 305 .767 139 281 420 240 77 51 161 263 1063 107.6

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 Washington Bullets 4 985 150 323 .464 2 5 .400 148 318 .465 84 111 .757 43 107 150 93 28 25 45 85 386 96.5
2 Seattle Supersonics 5 1225 187 435 .430 2 13 .154 185 422 .438 110 123 .894 75 156 231 103 17 20 59 100 486 97.2
3 New Jersey Nets 11 2640 404 854 .473 9 48 .188 395 806 .490 291 363 .802 134 321 455 237 83 69 237 336 1108 100.7
4 Milwaukee Bucks 16 3840 580 1327 .437 11 45 .244 569 1282 .444 456 598 .763 245 424 669 324 127 74 257 435 1627 101.7
5 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 199 375 .531 6 21 .286 193 354 .545 111 150 .740 58 147 205 114 31 24 89 133 515 103.0
6 Boston Celtics 23 5595 956 1956 .489 19 66 .288 937 1890 .496 523 696 .751 305 641 946 553 173 104 383 646 2454 106.7
7 Philadelphia 76ers 5 1200 212 426 .498 6 25 .240 206 401 .514 105 152 .691 77 140 217 126 57 29 106 123 535 107.0
8 Dallas Mavericks 10 2450 461 891 .517 13 45 .289 448 846 .530 153 212 .722 132 315 447 277 64 69 133 255 1088 108.8
9 Phoenix Suns 17 4130 714 1452 .492 22 70 .314 692 1382 .501 406 541 .750 239 466 705 447 135 75 272 432 1856 109.2
10 Los Angeles Lakers 21 5140 891 1934 .461 23 73 .315 868 1861 .466 510 654 .780 349 576 925 524 161 85 340 534 2315 110.2
11 Kansas City Kings 3 720 134 253 .530 0 3 .000 134 250 .536 65 87 .747 34 99 133 87 17 32 50 75 333 111.0
12 New York Knicks 12 2905 508 1055 .482 8 26 .308 500 1029 .486 314 411 .764 193 334 527 280 112 66 201 327 1338 111.5
13 Detroit Pistons 5 1225 218 444 .491 5 14 .357 213 430 .495 117 158 .741 73 150 223 133 46 30 89 151 558 111.6
14 Utah Jazz 11 2665 487 1013 .481 14 53 .264 473 960 .493 243 293 .829 160 321 481 286 101 57 166 311 1231 111.9
15 Portland Trail Blazers 5 1200 223 419 .532 6 17 .353 217 402 .540 110 153 .719 53 149 202 136 35 22 74 146 562 112.4
16 Denver Nuggets 5 1200 230 448 .513 8 28 .286 222 420 .529 144 178 .809 60 151 211 122 37 29 81 126 612 122.4
League Average 10 2395 410 850 .482 10 35 .279 400 816 .490 234 305 .767 139 281 420 240 77 51 161 263 1063 107.6

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 Boston Celtics 23 15 8 .652 14.5 8.5 111.6 107.4 98.0 .399 .031 .478 .135 .357 .313 .494 .145 .682 .267
2 Los Angeles Lakers 21 14 7 .667 14.7 6.3 114.7 108.0 100.1 .320 .039 .539 .136 .324 .230 .467 .133 .642 .264
3 Phoenix Suns 17 9 8 .529 8.4 8.6 110.1 110.3 97.8 .317 .034 .503 .139 .332 .242 .499 .139 .677 .280
4 Milwaukee Bucks 16 8 8 .500 8.4 7.6 105.9 105.1 96.7 .432 .060 .490 .163 .318 .326 .441 .139 .664 .344
5 New York Knicks 12 6 6 .500 4.2 7.8 106.8 111.7 99.0 .376 .024 .490 .156 .346 .282 .485 .140 .628 .298
6 New Jersey Nets 11 5 6 .455 5.7 5.3 102.7 102.2 98.6 .433 .046 .450 .149 .363 .297 .478 .189 .688 .341
7 Utah Jazz 11 5 6 .455 5.1 5.9 109.4 110.6 100.3 .397 .062 .494 .146 .311 .310 .488 .127 .675 .240
8 Dallas Mavericks 10 4 6 .400 2.8 7.2 106.3 113.7 93.8 .290 .033 .443 .114 .335 .242 .525 .119 .674 .172
9 Seattle Supersonics 5 2 3 .400 2.5 2.5 105.0 105.2 90.5 .200 .045 .478 .110 .281 .143 .432 .108 .681 .253
10 Portland Trail Blazers 5 2 3 .400 2.1 2.9 112.7 115.3 97.5 .444 .029 .481 .122 .346 .342 .539 .132 .695 .263
11 Philadelphia 76ers 5 2 3 .400 2.0 3.0 102.5 105.6 101.3 .350 .037 .486 .190 .296 .305 .505 .177 .624 .246
12 Atlanta Hawks 5 2 3 .400 1.0 4.0 100.4 110.4 93.3 .394 .027 .423 .146 .316 .312 .539 .168 .678 .296
13 Detroit Pistons 5 2 3 .400 2.6 2.4 109.2 108.6 100.6 .403 .020 .468 .136 .353 .314 .497 .148 .659 .264
14 Denver Nuggets 5 2 3 .400 2.4 2.6 114.8 115.4 106.1 .291 .078 .517 .124 .304 .251 .522 .133 .706 .321
15 Washington Bullets 4 1 3 .250 1.6 2.4 103.9 107.0 87.9 .226 .053 .492 .148 .272 .191 .467 .108 .721 .260
16 Kansas City Kings 3 0 3 .000 0.8 2.2 103.4 111.5 99.6 .292 .053 .436 .117 .331 .228 .530 .147 .694 .257
League Average 9.9 4.9 4.9 .500 5.0 4.9 108.7 108.7 97.9 .359 .041 .487 .141 .331 .275 .487 .141 .669 .275

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 961
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 869
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 837
4. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 808
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 767

Field Goals

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 229
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 206
3. Walter Davis-PHO 175
4. James Worthy*-LAL 164
5. Bernard King*-NYK 162

Field Goal Attempts

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 437
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 371
3. Walter Davis-PHO 327
4. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 319
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 291

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Mike Dunleavy-MIL 18
2. Darrell Griffith-UTA 16
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 12
4. Kyle Macy-PHO 10
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 7

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Mike Dunleavy-MIL 50
2. Darrell Griffith-UTA 45
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 36
4. Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 22
  Kyle Macy-PHO 22

Free Throws

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 167
2. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 120
3. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 106
  Sidney Moncrief-MIL 106
5. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 104

Free Throw Attempts

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 190
2. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 139
3. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 136
4. Sidney Moncrief-MIL 134
5. Bernard King*-NYK 123

Offensive Rebounds

1. Robert Parish*-BOS 76
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 62
  Larry Bird*-BOS 62
4. Buck Williams-NJN 57
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 56

Defensive Rebounds

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 190
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 172
3. Maurice Lucas-PHO 127
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 117
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 113

Total Rebounds

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 252
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 248
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 173
4. Maurice Lucas-PHO 169
5. Buck Williams-NJN 155

Assists

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 284
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 136
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 119
4. Walter Davis-PHO 109
5. Rickey Green-UTA 104

Steals

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 54
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 42
3. Gerald Henderson-BOS 34
  Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 34
5. Walter Davis-PHO 29

Blocks

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 45
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 41
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 35
4. Larry Nance-PHO 34
  Mark Eaton-UTA 34

Turnovers

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 87
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 79
3. Sidney Moncrief-MIL 61
4. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 53
5. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 46

Personal Fouls

1. Robert Parish*-BOS 100
2. Michael Cooper-LAL 80
3. Gerald Henderson-BOS 78
4. Cedric Maxwell-BOS 77
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 75
  Dennis Johnson*-BOS 75

Points

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 632
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 502
3. Walter Davis-PHO 423
4. Bernard King*-NYK 417
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 382

Field Goal Pct

1. Kurt Rambis-LAL .652
2. James Worthy*-LAL .599
3. Larry Nance-PHO .590
4. Alex English*-DEN .588
5. Mike Gminski-NJN .580

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Kyle Macy-PHO .455
2. Larry Bird*-BOS .412
3. Rob Williams-DEN .385
4. Mike Dunleavy-MIL .360
5. Darrell Griffith-UTA .356

Free Throw Pct

1. John Long-DET 1.000
  Larry Spriggs-LAL 1.000
3. Moses Malone*-PHI .969
4. Kiki Vandeweghe-DEN .964
5. Bobby Jones-PHI .947

Minutes Per Game

1. Jeff Ruland-WSB 46.8
2. Buck Williams-NJN 43.0
  Gus Williams-SEA 43.0
4. Moses Malone*-PHI 42.4
5. Greg Ballard-WSB 42.0

Points Per Game

1. Bernard King*-NYK 34.8
2. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 32.2
3. Alex English*-DEN 29.0
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 27.5
5. Dan Issel*-DEN 27.4
  Kelly Tripucka-DET 27.4

Rebounds Per Game

1. Buck Williams-NJN 14.1
2. Moses Malone*-PHI 13.8
3. Jeff Ruland-WSB 12.8
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 12.4
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 11.0

Assists Per Game

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 13.5
2. Gus Williams-SEA 11.4
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 11.0
4. Rickey Green-UTA 9.5
5. Darnell Valentine-POR 8.4

Steals Per Game

1. Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 3.1
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 2.6
  Maurice Cheeks-PHI 2.6
4. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 2.4
  Doc Rivers-ATL 2.4

Blocks Per Game

1. Mark Eaton-UTA 3.1
2. Moses Malone*-PHI 2.2
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 2.1
4. Larry Nance-PHO 2.0
  Tree Rollins-ATL 2.0

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bernard King*-NYK 27.6
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 26.3
3. Alex English*-DEN 25.7
4. Dan Issel*-DEN 25.6
5. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 24.7

True Shooting Pct

1. Doc Rivers-ATL .679
2. Kurt Rambis-LAL .662
3. Darryl Dawkins-NJN .654
4. Bill Cartwright-NYK .648
5. Mike Gminski-NJN .645

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Kurt Rambis-LAL .652
2. James Worthy*-LAL .600
3. Mike McGee-LAL .592
4. Larry Nance-PHO .590
5. Alex English*-DEN .588

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Marvin Webster-NYK 13.4
2. Buck Williams-NJN 12.6
3. T.R. Dunn-DEN 12.4
4. Scott Wedman-BOS 11.9
5. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 11.9

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 33.3
2. Rick Mahorn-WSB 29.9
3. Moses Malone*-PHI 27.1
4. Buck Williams-NJN 25.5
5. Maurice Lucas-PHO 24.8

Total Rebound Pct

1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 20.6
2. Moses Malone*-PHI 19.3
3. Buck Williams-NJN 18.5
4. Rick Mahorn-WSB 18.3
5. Jeff Ruland-WSB 17.8

Assist Pct

1. Gus Williams-SEA 42.7
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 42.7
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 42.3
4. Ray Williams-NYK 40.4
5. Rickey Green-UTA 37.2

Steal Pct

1. Darrell Walker-NYK 6.0
2. Darwin Cook-NJN 3.9
3. Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 3.7
4. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 3.6
5. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 3.1

Block Pct

1. Mark Eaton-UTA 7.4
2. Marvin Webster-NYK 4.7
3. Kurt Nimphius-DAL 4.6
4. Tree Rollins-ATL 4.5
5. Mike Gminski-NJN 4.4

Turnover Pct

1. Marvin Webster-NYK 5.3
2. Dale Ellis-DAL 5.6
3. Alex English*-DEN 5.8
4. Pat Cummings-DAL 6.9
5. Jack Sikma-SEA 8.0

Usage Pct

1. Dan Issel*-DEN 34.5
2. Bernard King*-NYK 31.9
3. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 30.1
4. Mark Aguirre-DAL 28.8
5. Kelly Tripucka-DET 27.4

Offensive Rating

1. Alex English*-DEN 135.3
2. Doc Rivers-ATL 131.0
3. Mike Gminski-NJN 129.2
4. Darnell Valentine-POR 127.8
5. Bernard King*-NYK 124.8

Defensive Rating

1. Buck Williams-NJN 99.4
2. Mike Gminski-NJN 100.1
3. Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 100.5
4. Paul Mokeski-MIL 101.1
5. Darwin Cook-NJN 101.1

Offensive Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 3.0
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.4
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 2.3
4. Bernard King*-NYK 2.1
5. Walter Davis-PHO 1.9

Defensive Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 1.7
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 1.3
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.1
4. Buck Williams-NJN 1.0
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 1.0

Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 4.7
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.5
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 3.3
4. Bernard King*-NYK 2.3
5. Walter Davis-PHO 2.3

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Larry Bird*-BOS .236
2. Bernard King*-NYK .234
3. Alex English*-DEN .231
4. Mike Gminski-NJN .224
5. Adrian Dantley*-UTA .207