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1986 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Finals MVP: Larry Bird (24.0/9.7/9.5)

1986 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Hakeem Olajuwon (537)
TRB: Hakeem Olajuwon (236)
AST: Magic Johnson (211)
WS: Larry Bird (4.2)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-0): Boston Celtics over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-1): Houston Rockets over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Milwaukee Bucks over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Houston Rockets over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Dallas Mavericks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Atlanta Hawks over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Boston Celtics over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Milwaukee Bucks over New Jersey Nets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Philadelphia 76ers over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Dallas Mavericks over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Denver Nuggets over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Houston Rockets over Sacramento Kings (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over San Antonio Spurs (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 Detroit Pistons 4 1010 187 389 .481 1 8 .125 186 381 .488 91 125 .728 70 119 189 103 26 10 65 120 466 116.5
2 Los Angeles Lakers 14 3360 664 1240 .535 25 78 .321 639 1162 .550 264 349 .756 175 417 592 448 118 60 226 339 1617 115.5
3 Denver Nuggets 10 2475 438 961 .456 19 54 .352 419 907 .462 250 315 .794 166 293 459 247 72 44 144 273 1145 114.5
4 Boston Celtics 18 4370 791 1560 .507 45 115 .391 746 1445 .516 433 545 .794 233 580 813 515 162 109 274 401 2060 114.4
5 Chicago Bulls 3 770 128 277 .462 2 8 .250 126 269 .468 81 105 .771 41 78 119 51 24 11 44 92 339 113.0
6 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 174 351 .496 5 22 .227 169 329 .514 97 125 .776 52 124 176 112 28 18 76 124 450 112.5
7 Houston Rockets 20 4875 894 1845 .485 13 50 .260 881 1795 .491 425 594 .715 337 609 946 569 172 149 303 462 2226 111.3
8 Atlanta Hawks 9 2210 391 790 .495 6 21 .286 385 769 .501 211 289 .730 120 271 391 235 66 46 138 234 999 111.0
9 Dallas Mavericks 10 2400 426 871 .489 30 58 .517 396 813 .487 226 289 .782 139 280 419 250 66 31 142 215 1108 110.8
10 Milwaukee Bucks 14 3360 589 1186 .497 25 72 .347 564 1114 .506 334 463 .721 180 373 553 338 124 85 231 399 1537 109.8
11 Philadelphia 76ers 12 2880 491 1005 .489 3 37 .081 488 968 .504 329 445 .739 189 349 538 299 107 85 201 276 1314 109.5
12 New Jersey Nets 3 720 118 254 .465 2 17 .118 116 237 .489 79 105 .752 46 73 119 66 28 12 52 98 317 105.7
13 Utah Jazz 4 960 173 359 .482 4 9 .444 169 350 .483 62 88 .705 62 107 169 104 23 25 44 100 412 103.0
14 Washington Bullets 5 1200 200 432 .463 5 24 .208 195 408 .478 98 137 .715 72 120 192 105 43 43 76 113 503 100.6
15 Sacramento Kings 3 720 109 268 .407 2 10 .200 107 258 .415 68 89 .764 65 74 139 57 24 17 52 70 288 96.0
16 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 116 249 .466 2 10 .200 114 239 .477 42 65 .646 21 58 79 75 28 10 54 78 276 92.0
League Average 9 2062 368 752 .489 12 37 .319 356 715 .498 193 258 .749 123 245 368 223 69 47 133 212 941 110.7

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 Boston Celtics 18 4370 746 1629 .458 22 69 .319 724 1560 .464 360 491 .733 267 492 759 426 151 92 268 450 1874 104.1
2 Washington Bullets 5 1200 210 441 .476 1 19 .053 209 422 .495 111 151 .735 93 162 255 131 37 44 80 115 532 106.4
3 Philadelphia 76ers 12 2880 503 1018 .494 15 53 .283 488 965 .506 259 364 .712 166 300 466 278 111 88 201 327 1280 106.7
4 Utah Jazz 4 960 156 331 .471 10 20 .500 146 311 .469 107 127 .843 59 127 186 81 22 17 60 85 429 107.3
5 Houston Rockets 20 4875 842 1808 .466 38 124 .306 804 1684 .477 427 545 .783 301 571 872 534 175 101 329 480 2149 107.5
6 Los Angeles Lakers 14 3360 603 1236 .488 26 62 .419 577 1174 .491 278 383 .726 176 353 529 391 118 60 209 317 1510 107.9
7 Sacramento Kings 3 720 134 249 .538 2 5 .400 132 244 .541 61 90 .678 45 84 129 79 33 23 45 75 331 110.3
8 Dallas Mavericks 10 2400 462 900 .513 18 43 .419 444 857 .518 179 240 .746 133 284 417 288 65 49 120 248 1121 112.1
9 Milwaukee Bucks 14 3360 581 1170 .497 18 70 .257 563 1100 .512 391 515 .759 193 397 590 354 131 77 235 353 1571 112.2
10 Atlanta Hawks 9 2210 406 819 .496 14 35 .400 392 784 .500 199 269 .740 131 280 411 243 73 32 134 222 1025 113.9
11 New Jersey Nets 3 720 128 241 .531 3 11 .273 125 230 .543 89 123 .724 38 84 122 73 23 20 47 84 348 116.0
12 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 179 375 .477 3 9 .333 176 366 .481 109 139 .784 73 113 186 96 26 19 58 109 470 117.5
13 Denver Nuggets 10 2475 466 943 .494 7 36 .194 459 907 .506 239 325 .735 158 345 503 292 67 68 174 269 1178 117.8
14 Detroit Pistons 4 1010 182 354 .514 3 9 .333 179 345 .519 121 164 .738 53 128 181 115 26 25 60 110 488 122.0
15 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 155 260 .596 3 9 .333 152 251 .606 58 81 .716 43 105 148 102 30 15 57 69 371 123.7
16 Chicago Bulls 3 770 136 263 .517 6 19 .316 130 244 .533 102 121 .843 39 100 139 91 23 25 45 81 380 126.7
League Average 9 2062 368 752 .489 12 37 .319 356 715 .498 193 258 .749 123 245 368 223 69 47 133 212 941 110.7

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 Boston Celtics 18 15 3 .833 14.2 3.8 115.0 104.6 98.4 .349 .074 .521 .132 .321 .278 .465 .127 .685 .221
2 Houston Rockets 20 13 7 .650 12.4 7.6 110.7 106.9 99.0 .322 .027 .488 .126 .371 .230 .476 .138 .669 .236
3 Los Angeles Lakers 14 8 6 .571 10.1 3.9 115.6 107.9 99.9 .281 .063 .546 .140 .331 .213 .498 .130 .703 .225
4 Milwaukee Bucks 14 7 7 .500 5.9 8.1 109.8 112.3 100.0 .390 .061 .507 .143 .312 .282 .504 .144 .659 .334
5 Philadelphia 76ers 12 6 6 .500 7.1 4.9 111.4 108.5 98.3 .443 .037 .490 .143 .387 .327 .501 .146 .678 .254
6 Dallas Mavericks 10 5 5 .500 4.6 5.4 114.4 115.7 96.9 .332 .067 .506 .125 .329 .259 .523 .107 .678 .199
7 Denver Nuggets 10 5 5 .500 4.0 6.0 108.2 111.3 102.7 .328 .056 .466 .116 .325 .260 .498 .138 .650 .253
8 Atlanta Hawks 9 4 5 .444 3.7 5.3 109.1 111.9 99.5 .366 .027 .499 .131 .300 .267 .504 .125 .674 .243
9 Washington Bullets 5 2 3 .400 1.6 3.4 104.8 110.8 96.0 .317 .056 .469 .134 .308 .227 .477 .136 .563 .252
10 Detroit Pistons 4 1 3 .250 1.4 2.6 109.6 114.8 101.0 .321 .021 .482 .128 .354 .234 .518 .123 .692 .342
11 Portland Trail Blazers 4 1 3 .250 1.4 2.6 108.7 113.5 103.5 .356 .063 .503 .158 .315 .276 .481 .117 .629 .291
12 Utah Jazz 4 1 3 .250 1.4 2.6 110.1 114.7 93.5 .245 .025 .487 .100 .328 .173 .486 .134 .645 .323
13 New Jersey Nets 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 107.0 117.5 98.7 .413 .067 .469 .148 .354 .311 .537 .137 .658 .369
14 Chicago Bulls 3 0 3 .000 0.5 2.5 108.0 121.1 97.8 .379 .029 .466 .120 .291 .292 .529 .125 .667 .388
15 Sacramento Kings 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 102.0 117.2 94.1 .332 .037 .410 .145 .436 .254 .542 .135 .622 .245
16 San Antonio Spurs 3 0 3 .000 0.0 3.0 91.0 122.3 101.1 .261 .040 .470 .163 .167 .169 .602 .162 .574 .223
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 110.6 110.6 99.0 .343 .049 .497 .133 .334 .257 .497 .133 .666 .257

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Rodney McCray-HOU 835
2. Robert Reid-HOU 773
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 770
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 766
5. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 741

Field Goals

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 205
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 171
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 168
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 157
5. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 156

Field Goal Attempts

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 387
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 331
3. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 301
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 290
5. Robert Reid-HOU 288

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 23
2. Michael Cooper-LAL 19
3. Danny Ainge-BOS 14
  Craig Hodges-MIL 14
5. Brad Davis-DAL 10

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 56
2. Michael Cooper-LAL 41
3. Danny Ainge-BOS 34
4. Craig Hodges-MIL 31
5. Mike Evans-DEN 29

Free Throws

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 127
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 112
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 101
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 91
5. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 86

Free Throw Attempts

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 199
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 141
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 131
4. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 118
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 109

Offensive Rebounds

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 101
2. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 66
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 60
4. Robert Parish*-BOS 52
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 51

Defensive Rebounds

1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 149
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 135
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 134
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 129
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 106

Total Rebounds

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 236
2. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 215
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 189
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 168
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 158

Assists

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 211
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 148
3. Robert Reid-HOU 137
4. Rodney McCray-HOU 125
5. Paul Pressey-MIL 110

Steals

1. Danny Ainge-BOS 41
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 40
3. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 39
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 37
5. Craig Hodges-MIL 32

Blocks

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 69
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS 43
3. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 35
4. Robert Parish*-BOS 30
5. Manute Bol-WSB 29

Turnovers

1. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 71
2. Charles Barkley*-PHI 65
3. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 51
4. Paul Pressey-MIL 50
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS 48

Personal Fouls

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 87
2. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 79
3. Robert Reid-HOU 74
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 64
5. Jim Petersen-HOU 58
  Dennis Johnson*-BOS 58

Points

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 537
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 466
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 448
4. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 399
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 362

Field Goal Pct

1. James Donaldson-DAL .750
2. Bob Hansen-UTA .730
3. Buck Williams-NJN .724
4. Wes Matthews-SAS .648
5. Alton Lister-MIL .641

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Brad Davis-DAL .667
2. Dale Ellis-DAL .583
3. Fat Lever-DEN .571
  Derek Harper-DAL .571
5. Allen Leavell-HOU .467

Free Throw Pct

1. Kiki Vandeweghe-POR 1.000
  Larry Spriggs-LAL 1.000
  Mike Woodson-SAC 1.000
4. Mike Gminski-NJN .963
5. Larry Bird*-BOS .927

Minutes Per Game

1. Kelly Tripucka-DET 43.8
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 43.2
3. Larry Bird*-BOS 42.8
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 42.0
5. Rodney McCray-HOU 41.8

Points Per Game

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 43.7
2. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 28.6
3. Kiki Vandeweghe-POR 28.0
4. Alex English*-DEN 27.3
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 26.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 15.8
2. Bill Laimbeer-DET 14.0
3. Kenny Carr-POR 13.2
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 11.8
5. James Donaldson-DAL 11.7

Assists Per Game

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 15.1
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 12.0
3. Rickey Green-UTA 9.5
4. Doc Rivers-ATL 8.7
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 8.2

Steals Per Game

1. Derek Harper-DAL 2.3
2. Craig Hodges-MIL 2.3
3. Danny Ainge-BOS 2.3
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 2.2
5. Gus Williams-WSB 2.2

Blocks Per Game

1. Manute Bol-WSB 5.8
2. Mark Eaton-UTA 4.5
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 3.5
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 2.4
5. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 1.8

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Spud Webb-ATL 25.7
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 25.6
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 25.6
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 23.9
5. Charles Barkley*-PHI 23.8

True Shooting Pct

1. James Donaldson-DAL .831
2. Brad Davis-DAL .706
3. Kiki Vandeweghe-POR .674
4. Wes Matthews-SAS .661
5. Alton Lister-MIL .650

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Bob Hansen-UTA .757
2. James Donaldson-DAL .750
3. Buck Williams-NJN .724
4. Brad Davis-DAL .659
5. Wes Matthews-SAS .648

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Blair Rasmussen-DEN 14.9
2. Terry Catledge-PHI 14.9
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 14.2
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 14.2
5. Jim Petersen-HOU 13.4

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 29.0
2. Bill Walton*-BOS 27.7
3. Tree Rollins-ATL 26.6
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 25.2
5. James Donaldson-DAL 24.7

Total Rebound Pct

1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 21.8
2. Bill Walton*-BOS 19.7
3. Kurt Rambis-LAL 18.6
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 18.2
5. Blair Rasmussen-DEN 17.6

Assist Pct

1. Spud Webb-ATL 54.2
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 49.7
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 43.7
4. Doc Rivers-ATL 40.7
5. Allen Leavell-HOU 30.3

Steal Pct

1. Sedale Threatt-PHI 3.6
2. Craig Hodges-MIL 3.3
3. Doc Rivers-ATL 3.3
4. Derek Harper-DAL 3.3
5. Danny Ainge-BOS 3.1

Block Pct

1. Manute Bol-WSB 10.9
2. Mark Eaton-UTA 7.1
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 5.2
4. Alton Lister-MIL 4.0
5. Randy Breuer-MIL 3.5

Turnover Pct

1. T.R. Dunn-DEN 5.4
2. Blair Rasmussen-DEN 5.8
3. Mark Eaton-UTA 6.4
4. Gus Williams-WSB 7.5
5. Elston Turner-DEN 8.0

Usage Pct

1. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 32.8
2. Mark Aguirre-DAL 31.9
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 30.2
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*-LAL 29.8
5. Alex English*-DEN 29.1

Offensive Rating

1. James Donaldson-DAL 156.4
2. Kiki Vandeweghe-POR 130.0
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 128.3
4. Danny Ainge-BOS 127.6
5. Larry Bird*-BOS 127.3

Defensive Rating

1. Bill Walton*-BOS 100.6
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 101.0
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 102.1
4. Larry Bird*-BOS 102.6
5. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 103.0

Offensive Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 2.7
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.2
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.0
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 2.0
5. Danny Ainge-BOS 1.6

Defensive Win Shares

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 1.7
2. Larry Bird*-BOS 1.5
3. Ralph Sampson*-HOU 1.4
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 1.2
5. Dennis Johnson*-BOS 1.1

Win Shares

1. Larry Bird*-BOS 4.2
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 3.7
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS 3.2
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.0
5. Danny Ainge-BOS 2.7

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL .267
2. Larry Bird*-BOS .263
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU .231
4. Spud Webb-ATL .226
5. Kevin McHale*-BOS .215