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1985 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (25.7/9.0/5.2)

1985 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Larry Bird (520)
TRB: Robert Parish (219)
AST: Magic Johnson (289)
WS: Magic Johnson (3.0)

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League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-0): Philadelphia 76ers over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Denver Nuggets over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Boston Celtics over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Detroit Pistons over New Jersey Nets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Milwaukee Bucks over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Philadelphia 76ers over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Denver Nuggets over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Portland Trail Blazers over Dallas Mavericks (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Utah Jazz 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 Los Angeles Lakers 19 4560 954 1756 .543 29 78 .372 925 1678 .551 463 613 .755 251 625 876 641 178 120 327 501 2400 126.3
2 Denver Nuggets 15 3625 711 1467 .485 22 61 .361 689 1406 .490 386 494 .781 241 439 680 451 148 71 246 412 1830 122.0
3 Dallas Mavericks 4 1035 171 363 .471 9 24 .375 162 339 .478 131 157 .834 62 107 169 98 29 10 61 94 482 120.5
4 Portland Trail Blazers 9 2235 429 883 .486 9 36 .250 420 847 .496 205 271 .756 159 254 413 272 84 55 146 273 1072 119.1
5 Phoenix Suns 3 720 136 271 .502 1 13 .077 135 258 .523 74 93 .796 38 75 113 94 28 13 63 79 347 115.7
6 Detroit Pistons 9 2160 408 858 .476 7 28 .250 401 830 .483 215 270 .796 145 263 408 216 77 31 129 228 1038 115.3
7 Boston Celtics 21 5040 909 1878 .484 27 94 .287 882 1784 .494 531 647 .821 291 629 920 572 174 112 338 503 2376 113.1
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 960 182 360 .506 1 10 .100 181 350 .517 84 110 .764 48 107 155 105 39 17 62 123 449 112.3
9 Utah Jazz 10 2425 400 873 .458 14 48 .292 386 825 .468 296 376 .787 131 324 455 243 83 70 185 255 1110 111.0
10 New Jersey Nets 3 720 135 272 .496 1 4 .250 134 268 .500 60 82 .732 34 96 130 77 24 19 49 87 331 110.3
11 San Antonio Spurs 5 1200 206 390 .528 3 25 .120 203 365 .556 136 190 .716 55 150 205 123 36 28 113 156 551 110.2
12 Milwaukee Bucks 8 1920 326 654 .498 9 43 .209 317 611 .519 211 263 .802 108 214 322 197 66 40 159 232 872 109.0
13 Philadelphia 76ers 13 3120 537 1100 .488 11 30 .367 526 1070 .492 307 401 .766 198 378 576 283 134 81 243 296 1392 107.1
14 Chicago Bulls 4 960 160 341 .469 2 19 .105 158 322 .491 99 125 .792 61 94 155 80 40 19 67 119 421 105.3
15 Houston Rockets 5 1200 214 495 .432 3 22 .136 211 473 .446 89 157 .567 110 174 284 105 44 34 80 147 520 104.0
16 Washington Bullets 4 960 161 338 .476 6 29 .207 155 309 .502 79 112 .705 60 92 152 90 36 20 69 99 407 101.8
League Average 9 2053 377 769 .491 10 35 .273 368 733 .501 210 273 .772 125 251 376 228 76 46 146 225 975 114.7

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 5 1200 180 418 .431 8 28 .286 172 390 .441 153 188 .814 66 169 235 116 36 43 96 126 521 104.2
2 Philadelphia 76ers 13 3120 533 1117 .477 15 72 .208 518 1045 .496 280 362 .773 185 353 538 319 123 82 239 342 1361 104.7
3 Washington Bullets 4 960 163 329 .495 3 8 .375 160 321 .498 94 128 .734 68 119 187 70 41 22 82 92 423 105.8
4 Boston Celtics 21 5040 930 1909 .487 19 70 .271 911 1839 .495 441 581 .759 285 609 894 543 196 98 314 546 2320 110.5
5 Chicago Bulls 4 960 159 312 .510 3 17 .176 156 295 .529 122 151 .808 49 105 154 96 28 21 75 113 443 110.8
6 Milwaukee Bucks 8 1920 342 693 .494 5 29 .172 337 664 .508 201 257 .782 122 202 324 187 85 42 137 208 890 111.3
7 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 960 165 349 .473 3 18 .167 162 331 .489 116 135 .859 56 108 164 97 25 15 70 98 449 112.3
8 Utah Jazz 10 2425 460 992 .464 12 41 .293 448 951 .471 213 314 .678 198 351 549 252 90 57 171 292 1145 114.5
9 Los Angeles Lakers 19 4560 857 1822 .470 27 93 .290 830 1729 .480 466 612 .761 284 509 793 587 185 101 314 487 2207 116.2
10 Detroit Pistons 9 2160 411 812 .506 9 29 .310 402 783 .513 223 274 .814 129 280 409 239 72 43 147 235 1054 117.1
11 Denver Nuggets 15 3625 700 1330 .526 19 73 .260 681 1257 .542 383 513 .747 187 486 673 429 131 98 304 418 1802 120.1
12 New Jersey Nets 3 720 130 271 .480 2 3 .667 128 268 .478 100 118 .847 43 102 145 76 23 10 44 72 362 120.7
13 San Antonio Spurs 5 1200 230 460 .500 4 12 .333 226 448 .504 140 174 .805 70 137 207 145 50 25 73 145 604 120.8
14 Dallas Mavericks 4 1035 206 394 .523 5 20 .250 201 374 .537 75 97 .773 70 130 200 123 31 20 61 120 492 123.0
15 Portland Trail Blazers 9 2235 408 816 .500 15 41 .366 393 775 .507 286 356 .803 142 274 416 264 73 48 157 224 1117 124.1
16 Phoenix Suns 3 720 165 275 .600 5 10 .500 160 265 .604 73 101 .723 38 87 125 104 31 15 53 86 408 136.0
League Average 9 2053 377 769 .491 10 35 .273 368 733 .501 210 273 .772 125 251 376 228 76 46 146 225 975 114.7

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced 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 Los Angeles Lakers 19 15 4 .789 14.5 4.5 117.0 107.6 108.0 .349 .044 .552 13.9 33.0 .264 .478 13.1 68.8 .256
2 Boston Celtics 21 13 8 .619 12.2 8.8 111.3 108.7 101.6 .345 .050 .491 13.5 32.3 .283 .492 12.7 68.8 .231
3 Philadelphia 76ers 13 8 5 .615 7.5 5.5 107.8 105.4 99.3 .365 .027 .493 16.0 35.9 .279 .484 15.8 67.1 .251
4 Denver Nuggets 15 8 7 .533 8.3 6.7 111.6 109.9 108.6 .337 .042 .492 12.7 33.1 .263 .533 16.3 70.1 .288
5 Detroit Pistons 9 5 4 .556 4.0 5.0 111.7 113.4 103.2 .315 .033 .480 11.7 34.1 .251 .512 13.6 67.1 .275
6 Utah Jazz 10 4 6 .400 3.9 6.1 103.6 106.8 106.1 .431 .055 .466 15.1 27.2 .339 .470 13.1 62.1 .215
7 Portland Trail Blazers 9 4 5 .444 3.2 5.8 111.8 116.5 103.0 .307 .041 .491 12.7 36.7 .232 .509 13.9 64.1 .350
8 Milwaukee Bucks 8 3 5 .375 3.4 4.6 109.5 111.8 99.5 .402 .066 .505 17.1 34.8 .323 .497 14.5 63.7 .290
9 Houston Rockets 5 2 3 .400 2.5 2.5 100.2 100.3 103.8 .317 .044 .435 12.4 39.4 .180 .440 16.1 72.5 .366
10 San Antonio Spurs 5 2 3 .400 1.1 3.9 105.3 115.4 104.7 .487 .064 .532 19.3 28.6 .349 .504 12.0 68.2 .304
11 Dallas Mavericks 4 1 3 .250 1.7 2.3 115.5 117.9 96.8 .433 .066 .483 12.4 32.3 .361 .529 12.3 60.5 .190
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 1 3 .250 2.0 2.0 110.5 110.5 101.6 .306 .028 .507 13.2 30.8 .233 .477 14.6 65.6 .332
13 Chicago Bulls 4 1 3 .250 1.3 2.7 108.2 113.9 97.3 .367 .056 .472 14.5 36.7 .290 .514 16.5 65.7 .391
14 Washington Bullets 4 1 3 .250 1.5 2.5 105.0 109.2 96.9 .331 .086 .485 15.1 33.5 .234 .500 17.5 57.5 .286
15 New Jersey Nets 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 104.6 114.4 105.4 .301 .015 .498 13.7 25.0 .221 .483 12.0 69.1 .369
16 Phoenix Suns 3 0 3 .000 0.3 2.7 105.8 124.4 109.4 .343 .048 .504 16.8 30.4 .273 .609 14.2 66.4 .265
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 110.2 110.2 103.5 .355 .046 .497 14.1 33.1 .274 .497 14.1 66.9 .274

Playoff Leaders