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1977-78 NBA Standings, Stats and Awards

1978-79  1977-78 1976-77

Champ: Washington Bullets
MVP: Bill Walton
Rookie of the Year: Walter Davis

Eastern
Atlantic
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671 0 9409 8987 37 4 18 23 102.5 97.6 111.1
New York Knicks 43 39 .524 12 9300 9345 29 12 14 27 99.1 99.5 113.5
Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 23 8670 8830 24 17 8 33 96.3 97.7 109.0
Buffalo Braves 27 55 .329 28 8634 8941 20 21 7 34 97.7 100.5 107.2
New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 31 8746 9223 18 23 6 35 92.2 97.9 114.2
Central
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
San Antonio Spurs 52 30 .634 0 9385 9110 32 9 20 21 101.9 98.4 111.6
Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 8 9047 8971 29 12 15 26 98.3 97.8 111.0
Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 9 8561 8522 27 14 16 25 96.9 96.7 106.6
Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 11 8506 8517 29 12 12 29 97.7 97.0 105.7
New Orleans Jazz 39 43 .476 13 8826 8979 27 14 12 29 96.7 98.1 110.5
Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 24 8513 8841 21 20 7 34 99.0 102.8 104.0
Western
Midwest
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Denver Nuggets 48 34 .585 0 9164 9096 33 8 15 26 99.6 98.9 111.2
Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 4 9214 9262 28 13 16 25 99.1 99.2 112.6
Chicago Bulls 40 42 .488 8 8523 8596 29 12 11 30 99.7 100.4 103.4
Detroit Pistons 38 44 .463 10 8936 9038 24 17 14 27 97.7 98.9 110.5
Indiana Pacers 31 51 .378 17 8904 9109 21 20 10 31 97.1 99.5 110.7
Kansas City Kings 31 51 .378 17 8977 9132 22 19 9 32 97.5 99.9 110.9
Pacific
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Portland Trailblazers 58 24 .707 0 8829 8325 36 5 22 19 100.3 95.0 106.1
Phoenix Suns 49 33 .598 9 9211 8905 34 7 15 26 97.4 94.6 114.0
Seattle Supersonics 47 35 .573 11 8565 8438 31 10 16 25 95.9 95.1 107.6
Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 13 9044 8825 29 12 16 25 100.4 98.2 108.7
Golden State Warriors 43 39 .524 15 8698 8670 30 11 13 28 97.7 96.5 108.1

Offense

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Team OEFF PPG Pts FGM FGA FGP FTM FTA FTP 3PM 3PA 3PP ORB REB RPG AST APG STL BLK TO PF PACE
PHI 102.5 114.7 9409 3628 7471 .486 2153 2863 .752 0 0 .000 1299 3993 48.7 2220 27.1 800 548 1752 2188 111.1
SAS 101.9 114.5 9385 3794 7594 .500 1797 2234 .804 0 0 .000 1030 3624 44.2 2240 27.3 797 553 1665 1871 111.6
LAL 100.4 110.3 9044 3734 7672 .487 1576 2095 .752 0 0 .000 1136 3783 46.1 2229 27.2 802 409 1548 1964 108.7
POR 100.3 107.7 8829 3556 7367 .483 1717 2259 .760 0 0 .000 1187 3873 47.2 2067 25.2 798 390 1625 2068 106.1
CHI 99.7 103.9 8523 3330 7041 .473 1863 2471 .754 0 0 .000 1248 3825 46.6 2119 25.8 665 322 1667 1930 103.4
DEN 99.6 111.8 9164 3548 7441 .477 2068 2705 .765 0 0 .000 1177 3913 47.7 2187 26.7 824 422 1748 2116 111.2
NYK 99.1 113.4 9300 3815 7822 .488 1670 2225 .751 0 0 .000 1180 3869 47.2 2338 28.5 818 442 1764 2193 113.5
MIL 99.1 112.4 9214 3801 7883 .482 1612 2220 .726 0 0 .000 1239 3719 45.4 2306 28.1 867 472 1680 2038 112.6
HOU 99.0 103.8 8513 3523 7691 .458 1467 1896 .774 0 0 .000 1301 3722 45.4 1942 23.7 683 319 1376 2025 104.0
WA1 98.3 110.3 9047 3580 7772 .461 1887 2655 .711 0 0 .000 1349 4164 50.8 1948 23.8 668 386 1613 1879 111.0
BUF 97.7 105.3 8634 3413 7323 .466 1808 2314 .781 0 0 .000 1083 3621 44.2 1975 24.1 650 327 1575 2017 107.2
ATL 97.7 103.7 8506 3335 7253 .460 1836 2316 .793 0 0 .000 1160 3519 42.9 1901 23.2 916 408 1592 2470 105.7
GSW 97.7 106.1 8698 3574 7654 .467 1550 2081 .745 0 0 .000 1183 3812 46.5 2097 25.6 873 405 1518 2113 108.1
DET 97.7 109.0 8936 3552 7424 .478 1832 2490 .736 0 0 .000 1229 3830 46.7 1840 22.4 866 330 1858 1980 110.5
KCK 97.5 109.5 8977 3601 7731 .466 1775 2262 .785 0 0 .000 1208 3840 46.8 1992 24.3 794 370 1690 2228 110.9
PHO 97.4 112.3 9211 3731 7836 .476 1749 2329 .751 0 0 .000 1166 3745 45.7 2338 28.5 1059 372 1766 1956 114.0
IND 97.1 108.6 8904 3500 7783 .450 1904 2564 .743 0 0 .000 1386 4010 48.9 1982 24.2 808 456 1642 2230 110.7
CLE 96.9 104.4 8561 3496 7707 .454 1569 2116 .741 0 0 .000 1187 3863 47.1 1740 21.2 692 455 1382 1832 106.6
NOJ 96.7 107.6 8826 3568 7717 .462 1690 2331 .725 0 0 .000 1309 4216 51.4 2079 25.4 662 514 1694 1938 110.5
BOS 96.3 105.7 8670 3494 7635 .458 1682 2159 .779 0 0 .000 1235 4085 49.8 1969 24.0 643 295 1652 2033 109.0
SEA 95.9 104.5 8565 3445 7715 .447 1675 2352 .712 0 0 .000 1456 4057 49.5 1799 21.9 782 429 1636 2008 107.6
NJN 92.2 106.7 8746 3547 8004 .443 1652 2304 .717 0 0 .000 1306 3901 47.6 1879 22.9 857 631 1774 2312 114.2

Defense

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Team DEFF PPG Pts FGM FGA FGP FTM FTA FTP 3PM 3PA 3PP ORB REB RPG AST APG STL BLK TO PF
PHO 94.6 108.6 8905 3578 7622 .469 1749 2319 .754 0 0 .000 1202 3945 48.1 1988 24.2 937 372 1969 2178
POR 95.0 101.5 8325 3289 7318 .449 1747 2282 .766 0 0 .000 1187 3710 45.2 1818 22.2 748 390 1624 2093
SEA 95.1 102.9 8438 3384 7377 .459 1670 2203 .758 0 0 .000 1121 3721 45.4 1956 23.9 735 410 1646 2067
GSW 96.5 105.7 8670 3425 7368 .465 1820 2408 .756 0 0 .000 1185 3979 48.5 2037 24.8 728 408 1738 1975
CLE 96.7 103.9 8522 3474 7620 .456 1574 2113 .745 0 0 .000 1214 3993 48.7 1915 23.4 690 446 1475 1952
ATL 97.0 103.9 8517 3162 6671 .474 2193 2930 .748 0 0 .000 1160 3766 45.9 1774 21.6 750 484 1980 2122
PHI 97.6 109.6 8987 3592 7788 .461 1803 2435 .740 0 0 .000 1363 3836 46.8 2095 25.5 823 346 1709 2287
BOS 97.7 107.7 8830 3539 7761 .456 1752 2278 .769 0 0 .000 1142 3717 45.3 1981 24.2 763 374 1412 1871
WA1 97.8 109.4 8971 3767 8065 .467 1437 1895 .758 0 0 .000 1166 3849 46.9 2144 26.1 779 427 1437 2312
NJN 97.9 112.5 9223 3544 7620 .465 2135 2830 .754 0 0 .000 1312 4308 52.5 2073 25.3 852 560 1864 1999
NOJ 98.1 109.5 8979 3659 7938 .461 1661 2213 .751 0 0 .000 1273 4020 49.0 2084 25.4 851 476 1511 2062
LAL 98.2 107.6 8825 3648 7880 .463 1529 2050 .746 0 0 .000 1365 3964 48.3 2073 25.3 756 379 1570 1919
SAS 98.4 111.1 9110 3808 8063 .472 1494 1996 .748 0 0 .000 1345 3921 47.8 2145 26.2 837 379 1662 2059
DET 98.9 110.2 9038 3688 7706 .479 1662 2177 .763 0 0 .000 1244 3738 45.6 2105 25.7 902 395 1719 2088
DEN 98.9 110.9 9096 3678 7799 .472 1740 2365 .736 0 0 .000 1267 3813 46.5 2248 27.4 877 524 1620 2220
MIL 99.2 113.0 9262 3715 7728 .481 1832 2404 .762 0 0 .000 1234 3851 47.0 2248 27.4 790 468 1783 2019
IND 99.5 111.1 9109 3634 7663 .474 1841 2455 .750 0 0 .000 1350 4143 50.5 2259 27.5 727 466 1762 2135
NYK 99.5 114.0 9345 3658 7742 .472 2029 2785 .729 0 0 .000 1254 3877 47.3 2113 25.8 879 357 1677 1989
KCK 99.9 111.4 9132 3564 7521 .474 2004 2635 .761 0 0 .000 1232 3916 47.8 1928 23.5 796 408 1694 2088
CHI 100.4 104.8 8596 3565 7273 .490 1466 1980 .740 0 0 .000 1065 3432 41.9 2076 25.3 777 451 1479 2199
BUF 100.5 109.0 8941 3623 7609 .476 1695 2250 .753 0 0 .000 1178 3765 45.9 2137 26.1 722 375 1476 2003
HOU 102.8 107.8 8841 3571 7404 .482 1699 2238 .759 0 0 .000 1195 3720 45.4 1990 24.3 605 360 1410 1752

League Leaders
Minutes
1.Truck Robinson - NOJ3638
2.Randy Smith - BUF3314
3.Elvin Hayes - WA13246
4.Dave Cowens - BOS3215
5.Bob Mcadoo - NYK3182
6.Bernard King - NJN3092
7.Artis Gilmore - CHI3067
8.David Thompson - DEN3025
9.Rick Barry - GSW3024
10.Ricky Sobers - IND3019
Total Points
1.George Gervin - SAS2232
2.David Thompson - DEN2172
3.Bob Mcadoo - NYK2097
4.Randy Smith - BUF2021
5.Paul Westphal - PHO2014
6.Walter Davis - PHO1959
7.Calvin Murphy - HOU1949
8.Bernard King - NJN1909
9.Rick Barry - GSW1898
10.Artis Gilmore - CHI1879
Points per Game
1.George Gervin - SAS27.2
David Thompson - DEN27.2
3.Bob Mcadoo - NYK26.5
4.Calvin Murphy - HOU25.6
5.Paul Westphal - PHO25.2
6.Randy Smith - BUF24.6
7.Walter Davis - PHO24.2
Bernard King - NJN24.2
9.John Williamson - TOT23.7
10.John Drew - ATL23.2
Field Goals
1.George Gervin - SAS864
2.Calvin Murphy - HOU852
3.David Thompson - DEN826
4.Bob Mcadoo - NYK814
5.Paul Westphal - PHO809
6.Bernard King - NJN798
7.Randy Smith - BUF789
8.Walter Davis - PHO786
9.Rick Barry - GSW760
10.Truck Robinson - NOJ748
Field Goal Attempts
1.Calvin Murphy - HOU1737
2.Randy Smith - BUF1697
3.Rick Barry - GSW1686
4.Truck Robinson - NOJ1683
5.Bernard King - NJN1665
6.John Williamson - TOT1649
7.George Gervin - SAS1611
8.David Thompson - DEN1584
9.Paul Westphal - PHO1568
10.Bob Mcadoo - NYK1564
Field Goal Percentage
1.Bobby Jones - DEN0.578
2.Darryl Dawkins - PHI0.575
3.Artis Gilmore - CHI0.559
4.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL0.550
5.Alex English - MIL0.542
6.Bob Lanier - DET0.537
7.George Gervin - SAS0.536
8.Bob Gross - POR0.529
Billy Paultz - SAS0.529
10.Doug Collins - PHI0.526
Walter Davis - PHO0.526
Free Throws
1.Adrian Dantley - TOT541
2.David Thompson - DEN520
3.George Gervin - SAS504
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI471
5.Bob Mcadoo - NYK469
6.Randy Smith - BUF443
7.John Drew - ATL437
8.Dan Issel - DEN428
9.World Free - PHI411
George Mcginnis - PHI411
Free Throw Attempts
1.Adrian Dantley - TOT680
2.Artis Gilmore - CHI669
3.David Thompson - DEN668
4.Bob Mcadoo - NYK645
5.George Gervin - SAS607
6.John Drew - ATL575
7.George Mcginnis - PHI574
8.Truck Robinson - NOJ572
9.World Free - PHI562
10.Randy Smith - BUF554
Free Throw Percentage
1.Rick Barry - GSW0.924
2.Calvin Murphy - HOU0.918
3.Fred Brown - SEA0.898
4.Mike Newlin - HOU0.874
5.Pete Maravich - NOJ0.870
Scott Wedman - KCK0.870
7.John Williamson - NJN0.857
8.John Havlicek - BOS0.855
9.Ron Boone - KCK0.854
Larry Kenon - SAS0.854
Offensive Rebounds
1.Moses Malone - HOU380
2.Marvin Webster - SEA361
3.Elvin Hayes - WA1335
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI318
5.Truck Robinson - NOJ298
6.Marques Johnson - MIL292
7.Paul Silas - SEA289
8.Wes Unseld - WA1286
9.George Mcginnis - PHI282
10.Swen Nater - BUF278
Defensive Rebounds
1.Truck Robinson - NOJ990
2.Dave Cowens - BOS830
3.Bob Mcadoo - NYK774
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI753
5.Swen Nater - BUF751
6.Elvin Hayes - WA1740
7.Marvin Webster - SEA674
8.Wes Unseld - WA1669
9.Bill Walton - POR648
10.Jim Chones - CLE625
Total Rebounds
1.Truck Robinson - NOJ1288
2.Dave Cowens - BOS1078
3.Elvin Hayes - WA11075
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI1071
5.Marvin Webster - SEA1035
6.Swen Nater - BUF1029
7.Bob Mcadoo - NYK1010
8.Wes Unseld - WA1955
9.Moses Malone - HOU886
10.Marques Johnson - MIL847
Rebounds per Game
1.Truck Robinson - NOJ15.7
2.Dave Cowens - BOS14.0
3.Elvin Hayes - WA113.3
4.Swen Nater - BUF13.2
5.Artis Gilmore - CHI13.1
6.Bob Mcadoo - NYK12.8
7.Marvin Webster - SEA12.6
8.Wes Unseld - WA111.9
9.Marques Johnson - MIL10.6
10.George Mcginnis - PHI10.4
Assists
1.Kevin Porter - TOT837
2.Kevin Porter - NJN801
3.John Lucas - HOU768
4.Ricky Sobers - IND584
5.Norm Nixon - LAL553
6.Norm Vanlier - CHI531
7.Henry Bibby - PHI464
8.Randy Smith - BUF458
9.Quinn Buckner - MIL456
10.Foots Walker - CLE453
Assists per Game
1.Kevin Porter - NJN10.8
2.Kevin Porter - TOT10.2
3.John Lucas - HOU9.4
4.Ricky Sobers - IND7.4
5.Norm Nixon - LAL6.8
Norm Vanlier - CHI6.8
7.Henry Bibby - PHI5.7
8.Quinn Buckner - MIL5.6
Randy Smith - BUF5.6
Foots Walker - CLE5.6
Steals
1.Ron Lee - PHO225
2.Quinn Buckner - MIL188
3.Don Buse - PHO185
Gus Williams - SEA185
5.Foots Walker - CLE176
6.Randy Smith - BUF172
7.Ricky Sobers - IND170
8.Chris Ford - DET166
9.Wilbur Holland - CHI164
10.John Lucas - HOU160
Blocks
1.George Johnson - NJN274
2.Tree Rollins - ATL218
3.Billy Paultz - SAS194
4.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL185
5.Artis Gilmore - CHI181
6.Elmore Smith - CLE176
7.Marvin Webster - SEA162
8.Elvin Hayes - WA1159
9.Dan Roundfield - IND149
10.Bill Walton - POR146
Turnovers
1.Artis Gilmore - CHI366
2.Kevin Porter - TOT360
3.Ricky Sobers - IND352
4.Kevin Porter - NJN348
5.Bob Mcadoo - NYK346
6.Eric Money - DET322
7.George Mcginnis - PHI312
8.Bernard King - NJN311
9.George Gervin - SAS306
10.Ron Boone - KCK303
Personal Fouls
1.Lonnie Shelton - NYK350
2.George Johnson - NJN339
3.Mike Bantom - IND333
4.Tree Rollins - ATL326
5.Richard Washington - KCK324
6.James Edwards - TOT322
7.Sidney Wicks - BOS318
8.Mickey Johnson - CHI317
9.Kevin Kunnert - HOU315
10.Elvin Hayes - WA1313

All-Stars
EastWest
Doug Collins
Dave Cowens
Julius Erving
George Gervin
John Havlicek
Elvin Hayes
Larry Kenon
Moses Malone
Pete Maravich
Bob McAdoo
Truck Robinson
Randy Smith
Rick Barry
Walter Davis
Artis Gilmore
Lionel Hollins
Bobby Jones
Bob Lanier
Maurice Lucas
David Thompson
Bill Walton
Paul Westphal
Brian Winters

All-NBA Team

1st Team

Julius Erving - PHI
George Gervin - SAS
Truck Robinson - NOJ
David Thompson - DEN
Bill Walton - POR

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