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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)

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

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 .139 .330 .264 .478 .131 .688 .256
2 Boston Celtics 21 13 8 .619 12.2 8.8 111.3 108.7 101.6 .345 .050 .491 .135 .323 .283 .492 .127 .688 .231
3 Philadelphia 76ers 13 8 5 .615 7.5 5.5 107.8 105.4 99.3 .365 .027 .493 .160 .359 .279 .484 .158 .671 .251
4 Denver Nuggets 15 8 7 .533 8.3 6.7 111.6 109.9 108.6 .337 .042 .492 .127 .331 .263 .533 .163 .701 .288
5 Detroit Pistons 9 5 4 .556 4.0 5.0 111.7 113.4 103.2 .315 .033 .480 .117 .341 .251 .512 .136 .671 .275
6 Utah Jazz 10 4 6 .400 3.9 6.1 103.6 106.8 106.1 .431 .055 .466 .151 .272 .339 .470 .131 .621 .215
7 Portland Trail Blazers 9 4 5 .444 3.2 5.8 111.8 116.5 103.0 .307 .041 .491 .127 .367 .232 .509 .139 .641 .350
8 Milwaukee Bucks 8 3 5 .375 3.4 4.6 109.5 111.8 99.5 .402 .066 .505 .171 .348 .323 .497 .145 .637 .290
9 Houston Rockets 5 2 3 .400 2.5 2.5 100.2 100.3 103.8 .317 .044 .435 .124 .394 .180 .440 .161 .725 .366
10 San Antonio Spurs 5 2 3 .400 1.1 3.9 105.3 115.4 104.7 .487 .064 .532 .193 .286 .349 .504 .120 .682 .304
11 Dallas Mavericks 4 1 3 .250 1.7 2.3 115.5 117.9 96.8 .433 .066 .483 .124 .323 .361 .529 .123 .605 .190
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 1 3 .250 2.0 2.0 110.5 110.5 101.6 .306 .028 .507 .132 .308 .233 .477 .146 .656 .332
13 Chicago Bulls 4 1 3 .250 1.3 2.7 108.2 113.9 97.3 .367 .056 .472 .145 .367 .290 .514 .165 .657 .391
14 Washington Bullets 4 1 3 .250 1.5 2.5 105.0 109.2 96.9 .331 .086 .485 .151 .335 .234 .500 .175 .575 .286
15 New Jersey Nets 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 104.6 114.4 105.4 .301 .015 .498 .137 .250 .221 .483 .120 .691 .369
16 Phoenix Suns 3 0 3 .000 0.3 2.7 105.8 124.4 109.4 .343 .048 .504 .168 .304 .273 .609 .142 .664 .265
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 110.2 110.2 103.5 .355 .046 .497 .141 .331 .274 .497 .141 .669 .274

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 848
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 837
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 815
4. Robert Parish*-BOS 803
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 687
  Danny Ainge-BOS 687
Field Goals
1. Larry Bird*-BOS 196
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 172
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 168
4. James Worthy*-LAL 166
5. Alex English*-DEN 163
Field Goal Attempts
1. Larry Bird*-BOS 425
2. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 319
3. Alex English*-DEN 304
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 303
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 300
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Mike Evans-DEN 17
2. Darrell Griffith-UTA 13
3. Byron Scott-LAL 10
  Scott Wedman-BOS 10
5. Mike McGee-LAL 9
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Mike Evans-DEN 51
2. Darrell Griffith-UTA 36
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 26
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 25
5. Craig Hodges-MIL 23
Free Throws
1. Larry Bird*-BOS 121
  Kevin McHale*-BOS 121
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 100
4. Alex English*-DEN 97
5. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 95
Free Throw Attempts
1. Kevin McHale*-BOS 150
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 136
3. Adrian Dantley*-UTA 122
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 118
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 111
  James Worthy*-LAL 111
Offensive Rebounds
1. Kevin McHale*-BOS 74
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 57
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 53
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 52
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 50
Defensive Rebounds
1. Robert Parish*-BOS 162
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 134
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 129
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 115
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 104
Total Rebounds
1. Robert Parish*-BOS 219
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 208
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 182
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 154
5. Charles Barkley*-PHI 144
Assists
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 289
2. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 154
3. Danny Ainge-BOS 121
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 115
5. Isiah Thomas*-DET 101
Steals
1. Byron Scott-LAL 41
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 34
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 32
  Danny Ainge-BOS 32
5. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 31
  Dennis Johnson*-BOS 31
Blocks
1. Kevin McHale*-BOS 46
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 36
  Wayne Cooper-DEN 36
4. Robert Parish*-BOS 34
5. Mark Eaton-UTA 29
Turnovers
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 76
2. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 72
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 60
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 57
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 52
Personal Fouls
1. Danny Ainge-BOS 76
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 73
3. Robert Parish*-BOS 68
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 67
5. Bob McAdoo*-LAL 66
  Dennis Johnson*-BOS 66
Points
1. Larry Bird*-BOS 520
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 465
3. Alex English*-DEN 423
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 416
5. James Worthy*-LAL 408
Field Goal Pct
1. Buck Williams-NJN .650
2. Jay Humphries-PHO .645
3. James Worthy*-LAL .622
4. Jeff Ruland-WSB .596
5. Mike Sanders-PHO .595
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Mike McGee-LAL .500
2. Byron Scott-LAL .476
3. Scott Wedman-BOS .455
4. Danny Ainge-BOS .438
5. Andrew Toney-PHI .429
Free Throw Pct
1. John Long-DET 1.000
  Paul Mokeski-MIL 1.000
3. Ray Williams-BOS .960
4. Rolando Blackman-DAL .947
5. Dan Roundfield-DET .941
Minutes Per Game
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 42.8
2. Sam Perkins-DAL 42.2
  Rolando Blackman-DAL 42.2
4. John Bagley-CLE 42.0
5. Orlando Woolridge-CHI 41.8
Points Per Game
1. Rolando Blackman-DAL 32.8
2. Alex English*-DEN 30.2
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 29.2
4. Mark Aguirre-DAL 29.0
5. Terry Cummings-MIL 27.5
Rebounds Per Game
1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 16.6
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 13.0
3. Sam Perkins-DAL 12.8
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 11.1
5. Bill Laimbeer-DET 10.7
Assists Per Game
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 15.2
2. Micheal Ray Richardson-NJN 11.3
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 11.2
4. John Bagley-CLE 10.0
5. Clyde Drexler*-POR 9.2
Steals Per Game
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.8
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 2.6
3. John Bagley-CLE 2.5
4. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 2.4
5. Fat Lever-DEN 2.4
Blocks Per Game
1. Mark Eaton-UTA 5.8
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.6
3. Charles Jones-WSB 2.5
4. Wayne Cooper-DEN 2.4
5. Sam Bowie-POR 2.3
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 24.7
2. Rolando Blackman-DAL 24.3
3. Alex English*-DEN 23.5
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 22.7
5. Terry Cummings-MIL 22.6
True Shooting Pct
1. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .697
2. Buck Williams-NJN .696
3. Michael Cooper-LAL .665
4. James Worthy*-LAL .646
5. Terry Cummings-MIL .630
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Buck Williams-NJN .650
2. Jay Humphries-PHO .645
3. James Worthy*-LAL .624
4. Jeff Ruland-WSB .596
5. Michael Cooper-LAL .595
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Alton Lister-MIL 16.5
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 15.2
3. Rich Kelley-UTA 14.5
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 14.4
5. Kurt Rambis-LAL 13.4
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 30.1
2. Sam Bowie-POR 26.1
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 25.0
4. Sam Perkins-DAL 24.2
5. Artis Gilmore*-SAS 23.6
Total Rebound Pct
1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 19.9
2. Charles Barkley*-PHI 19.8
3. Kurt Rambis-LAL 18.8
4. Alton Lister-MIL 18.2
5. Sam Perkins-DAL 16.9
Assist Pct
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 48.0
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 40.0
3. Rickey Green-UTA 39.0
4. Johnny Moore-SAS 35.2
5. John Stockton*-UTA 32.5
Steal Pct
1. Fat Lever-DEN 3.4
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.2
3. Clyde Drexler*-POR 3.2
4. Byron Scott-LAL 3.1
5. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 3.1
Block Pct
1. Mark Eaton-UTA 9.4
2. Wayne Cooper-DEN 6.5
3. Sam Bowie-POR 4.7
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 4.3
5. Alton Lister-MIL 4.3
Turnover Pct
1. Jim Paxson-POR 4.3
2. Sam Perkins-DAL 4.5
3. World B. Free-CLE 5.5
4. Kiki Vandeweghe-POR 6.5
5. Dan Issel*-DEN 6.7
Usage Pct
1. Rolando Blackman-DAL 30.5
2. Mark Aguirre-DAL 30.2
3. World B. Free-CLE 29.9
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 28.7
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 26.8
Offensive Rating
1. Sidney Moncrief-MIL 136.7
2. Sam Perkins-DAL 133.5
3. Buck Williams-NJN 133.0
4. James Worthy*-LAL 128.7
5. Scott Wedman-BOS 125.3
Defensive Rating
1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 97.2
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 97.4
3. Mark Eaton-UTA 99.5
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 100.0
5. Lewis Lloyd-HOU 101.2
Offensive Win Shares
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.0
2. James Worthy*-LAL 2.0
3. Alex English*-DEN 1.9
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 1.8
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 1.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Robert Parish*-BOS 1.2
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 1.1
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 1.0
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.0
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 1.0
Win Shares
1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.0
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 2.8
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 2.6
4. James Worthy*-LAL 2.6
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 2.5
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .217
2. Alex English*-DEN .211
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL .210
4. James Worthy*-LAL .199
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI .198