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1978-79 NBA Standings, Stats and Awards

1979-80  1978-79 1977-78

Champ: Seattle Supersonics
MVP: Moses Malone
Rookie of the Year: Phil Ford

Eastern
Atlantic
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Washington Bullets 54 28 .659 0 9423 9014 31 10 23 18 104.1 100.1 109.1
Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7 8983 8831 31 10 16 25 99.6 97.8 109.1
New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17 8832 9174 25 16 12 29 95.0 99.2 112.1
New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23 8830 9107 23 18 8 33 99.3 102.4 107.5
Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25 8874 9288 21 20 8 33 99.0 103.3 108.5
Central
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 0 9780 9355 29 12 19 22 104.2 99.5 113.5
Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 1 9297 9217 30 11 17 24 105.9 104.6 106.3
Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 2 8950 8779 34 7 12 29 103.3 100.8 105.0
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 18 8732 9037 20 21 10 31 100.7 104.5 104.7
Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 18 9023 9242 22 19 8 33 99.3 101.8 109.8
New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 22 8882 9394 22 19 4 37 97.6 102.8 110.3
Western
Midwest
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Kansas City Kings 48 34 .585 0 9274 9038 32 9 16 25 101.5 99.8 110.0
Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 1 9080 8975 29 12 18 23 101.8 100.5 107.9
Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 10 8909 9040 25 16 13 28 100.6 101.8 107.2
Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 10 9353 9171 28 13 10 31 103.0 100.9 109.8
Chicago Bulls 31 51 .378 17 8588 8913 19 22 12 29 99.2 102.8 104.7
Pacific
Team W L Pct GB PF PA HW HL AW AL OEFF DEFF PACE
Seattle Supersonics 52 30 .634 0 8740 8517 31 10 21 20 99.6 97.1 106.0
Phoenix Suns 50 32 .610 2 9459 9156 32 9 18 23 102.8 99.9 111.0
Los Angeles Lakers 47 35 .573 5 9260 9009 31 10 16 25 103.6 100.6 108.1
Portland Trailblazers 45 37 .549 7 8888 8785 33 8 12 29 101.2 100.6 105.8
San Diego Clippers 43 39 .524 9 9278 9424 29 12 14 27 102.8 104.3 109.1
Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 14 8621 8590 23 18 15 26 100.2 99.5 104.2

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
HOU 105.9 113.4 9297 3726 7498 .497 1845 2330 .792 0 0 .000 1256 3760 45.9 2302 28.1 632 286 1510 2001 106.3
SAS 104.2 119.3 9780 3927 7760 .506 1926 2423 .795 0 0 .000 1096 3715 45.3 2313 28.2 829 509 1652 2071 113.5
WA1 104.1 114.9 9423 3819 7873 .485 1785 2428 .735 0 0 .000 1309 4077 49.7 2169 26.5 614 401 1420 1804 109.1
LAL 103.6 112.9 9260 3827 7397 .517 1606 2088 .769 0 0 .000 949 3506 42.8 2338 28.5 793 500 1569 1851 108.1
ATL 103.3 109.1 8950 3505 7410 .473 1940 2534 .766 0 0 .000 1381 3722 45.4 1938 23.6 801 596 1523 2424 105.0
MIL 103.0 114.1 9353 3906 7773 .503 1541 2021 .762 0 0 .000 1157 3527 43.0 2562 31.2 862 435 1574 2106 109.8
SDC 102.8 113.1 9278 3721 7706 .483 1836 2471 .743 0 0 .000 1392 3805 46.4 1539 18.8 703 392 1623 2127 109.1
PHO 102.8 115.4 9459 3847 7516 .512 1765 2299 .768 0 0 .000 1083 3462 42.2 2500 30.5 915 337 1760 1944 111.0
DEN 101.8 110.7 9080 3517 7311 .481 2046 2841 .720 0 0 .000 1307 3903 47.6 2166 26.4 673 416 1666 2106 107.9
KCK 101.5 113.1 9274 3764 7644 .492 1746 2392 .730 0 0 .000 1191 3595 43.8 2239 27.3 825 390 1631 2419 110.0
POR 101.2 108.4 8888 3541 7338 .483 1806 2362 .765 0 0 .000 1256 3691 45.0 1946 23.7 776 512 1658 2187 105.8
CLE 100.7 106.5 8732 3556 7602 .468 1620 2103 .770 0 0 .000 1229 3485 42.5 1796 21.9 688 334 1376 2027 104.7
IND 100.6 108.6 8909 3575 7525 .475 1759 2317 .759 0 0 .000 1225 3755 45.8 2005 24.5 687 416 1536 2093 107.2
GSW 100.2 105.1 8621 3627 7453 .487 1367 1872 .730 0 0 .000 1169 3682 44.9 2064 25.2 774 420 1500 2023 104.2
SEA 99.6 106.6 8740 3504 7484 .468 1732 2298 .754 0 0 .000 1310 3901 47.6 1973 24.1 690 398 1586 1914 106.0
PHI 99.6 109.5 8983 3584 7338 .488 1815 2411 .753 0 0 .000 1149 3861 47.1 2253 27.5 779 599 1771 2072 109.1
NYK 99.3 107.7 8830 3676 7554 .487 1478 2111 .700 0 0 .000 1200 3630 44.3 2121 25.9 699 397 1605 2154 107.5
DET 99.3 110.0 9023 3708 7802 .475 1607 2242 .717 0 0 .000 1303 3683 44.9 2092 25.5 847 550 1599 2141 109.8
CHI 99.2 104.7 8588 3478 7108 .489 1632 2184 .747 0 0 .000 1224 3768 46.0 2169 26.5 576 324 1813 1970 104.7
BOS 99.0 108.2 8874 3527 7347 .480 1820 2321 .784 0 0 .000 1119 3515 42.9 1995 24.3 710 283 1713 1977 108.5
NOJ 97.6 108.3 8882 3517 7511 .468 1848 2409 .767 0 0 .000 1234 3910 47.7 2079 25.4 760 559 1764 1940 110.3
NJN 95.0 107.7 8832 3464 7523 .460 1904 2613 .729 0 0 .000 1241 3611 44.0 1907 23.3 853 619 1861 2329 112.1

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
SEA 97.1 103.9 8517 3475 7509 .463 1567 2108 .743 0 0 .000 1156 3609 44.0 1910 23.3 755 407 1493 2057
PHI 97.8 107.7 8831 3542 7626 .464 1747 2331 .749 0 0 .000 1252 3758 45.8 2094 25.5 795 353 1627 2128
NJN 99.2 111.9 9174 3507 7306 .480 2160 2861 .755 0 0 .000 1234 3901 47.6 2185 26.6 861 492 1919 2208
GSW 99.5 104.8 8590 3493 7255 .481 1604 2155 .744 0 0 .000 1147 3680 44.9 2094 25.5 637 362 1580 1854
SAS 99.5 114.1 9355 3798 7970 .477 1759 2343 .751 0 0 .000 1297 3828 46.7 2232 27.2 788 405 1700 2168
KCK 99.8 110.2 9038 3434 7061 .486 2170 2897 .749 0 0 .000 1156 3703 45.2 1776 21.7 678 435 1879 2223
PHO 99.9 111.7 9156 3775 7626 .495 1606 2127 .755 0 0 .000 1238 3662 44.7 2091 25.5 890 402 1841 2144
WA1 100.1 109.9 9014 3804 8011 .475 1406 1897 .741 0 0 .000 1178 3719 45.4 2180 26.6 726 434 1338 2144
DEN 100.5 109.5 8975 3631 7616 .477 1713 2277 .752 0 0 .000 1218 3647 44.5 2173 26.5 738 471 1529 2262
POR 100.6 107.1 8785 3448 7059 .488 1889 2501 .755 0 0 .000 1080 3430 41.8 1963 23.9 797 422 1650 2206
LAL 100.6 109.9 9009 3797 7848 .484 1415 1931 .733 0 0 .000 1288 3774 46.0 2234 27.2 737 359 1542 1958
ATL 100.8 107.1 8779 3367 6886 .489 2045 2727 .750 0 0 .000 1176 3616 44.1 1928 23.5 646 559 1799 2135
MIL 100.9 111.8 9171 3676 7505 .490 1819 2415 .753 0 0 .000 1229 3666 44.7 2301 28.1 763 462 1748 1928
IND 101.8 110.2 9040 3586 7499 .478 1868 2416 .773 0 0 .000 1299 3904 47.6 2178 26.6 677 437 1618 2091
DET 101.8 112.7 9242 3755 7623 .493 1732 2295 .755 0 0 .000 1301 3929 47.9 2197 26.8 666 504 1744 1914
NYK 102.4 111.1 9107 3600 7457 .483 1907 2506 .761 0 0 .000 1225 3714 45.3 2114 25.8 751 378 1558 1961
CHI 102.8 108.7 8913 3682 7408 .497 1549 2029 .763 0 0 .000 1095 3472 42.3 2146 26.2 844 503 1468 2093
NOJ 102.8 114.6 9394 3864 8039 .481 1666 2246 .742 0 0 .000 1486 4150 50.6 2264 27.6 955 566 1600 2061
BOS 103.3 113.3 9288 3855 7593 .508 1578 2079 .759 0 0 .000 1122 3575 43.6 2170 26.5 717 438 1603 2025
SDC 104.3 114.9 9424 3832 7801 .491 1760 2295 .767 0 0 .000 1294 3616 44.1 1896 23.1 747 350 1517 2064
CLE 104.5 110.2 9037 3600 7150 .503 1837 2423 .758 0 0 .000 1123 3710 45.2 2062 25.1 658 503 1557 2001
HOU 104.6 112.4 9217 3795 7625 .498 1627 2211 .736 0 0 .000 1186 3501 42.7 2278 27.8 660 431 1400 2055

League Leaders
Minutes
1.Moses Malone - HOU3390
2.Artis Gilmore - CHI3265
3.M.l. Carr - DET3207
4.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL3157
5.Norm Nixon - LAL3145
6.Randy Smith - SDC3111
7.Elvin Hayes - WA13105
8.John Lucas - GSW3095
9.Kevin Porter - DET3064
10.Johnny Davis - IND2971
Total Points
1.George Gervin - SAS2365
2.World Free - SDC2244
3.Moses Malone - HOU2031
4.Marques Johnson - MIL1972
5.Paul Westphal - PHO1941
6.Artis Gilmore - CHI1940
7.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL1903
8.Walter Davis - PHO1868
9.David Thompson - DEN1825
10.Julius Erving - PHI1803
Points per Game
1.George Gervin - SAS29.6
2.World Free - SDC28.8
3.Marques Johnson - MIL25.6
4.Moses Malone - HOU24.8
5.David Thompson - DEN24.0
Paul Westphal - PHO24.0
7.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL23.8
8.Artis Gilmore - CHI23.7
9.Walter Davis - PHO23.6
10.Julius Erving - PHI23.1
Field Goals
1.George Gervin - SAS947
2.Marques Johnson - MIL820
3.Paul Westphal - PHO801
4.World Free - SDC795
5.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL777
6.Walter Davis - PHO764
7.Artis Gilmore - CHI753
8.Larry Kenon - SAS748
9.Otis Birdsong - KCK741
10.Elvin Hayes - WA1720
Field Goal Attempts
1.George Gervin - SAS1749
2.World Free - SDC1653
3.Randy Smith - SDC1523
4.Paul Westphal - PHO1496
5.Marques Johnson - MIL1491
6.Larry Kenon - SAS1484
7.Elvin Hayes - WA11477
8.Otis Birdsong - KCK1456
9.Julius Erving - PHI1455
10.Calvin Murphy - HOU1424
Field Goal Percentage
1.Cedric Maxwell - BOS0.584
2.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL0.577
Wes Unseld - WA10.577
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI0.575
5.Swen Nater - SDC0.569
6.Kermit Washington - SDC0.562
7.Walter Davis - PHO0.561
8.Marques Johnson - MIL0.550
9.Tom Owens - POR0.548
Bill Robinzine - KCK0.548
Free Throws
1.World Free - SDC654
2.Moses Malone - HOU599
3.Cedric Maxwell - BOS574
4.George Mcginnis - DEN509
5.John Drew - ATL495
6.George Gervin - SAS471
7.David Thompson - DEN439
8.Artis Gilmore - CHI434
9.Campy Russell - CLE417
10.Julius Erving - PHI373
Rich Kelley - NOJ373
John Williamson - NJN373
Free Throw Attempts
1.World Free - SDC865
2.Moses Malone - HOU811
3.George Mcginnis - DEN765
4.Cedric Maxwell - BOS716
5.John Drew - ATL677
6.Bernard King - NJN619
7.Artis Gilmore - CHI587
8.David Thompson - DEN583
9.George Gervin - SAS570
10.Elvin Hayes - WA1534
Free Throw Percentage
1.Rick Barry - HOU0.947
2.Calvin Murphy - HOU0.928
3.Fred Brown - SEA0.888
4.Robert Smith - DEN0.883
5.Ricky Sobers - IND0.882
6.Jojo White - TOT0.880
7.Billy Knight - IND0.873
8.Dave Twardzik - POR0.873
9.Mike Newlin - HOU0.872
10.Mike Dunleavy - HOU0.864
Offensive Rebounds
1.Moses Malone - HOU587
2.Dan Roundfield - ATL326
3.Elvin Hayes - WA1312
4.Rich Kelley - NOJ303
5.Kermit Washington - SDC296
6.Artis Gilmore - CHI293
7.Mark Landsberger - CHI292
8.Wes Unseld - WA1274
9.Cedric Maxwell - BOS272
10.Robert Parish - GSW265
Defensive Rebounds
1.Moses Malone - HOU857
2.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL818
3.Jack Sikma - SEA781
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI750
5.Rich Kelley - NOJ723
6.Elvin Hayes - WA1682
7.Robert Parish - GSW651
8.George Mcginnis - DEN608
9.Truck Robinson - TOT607
10.Jim Chones - CLE582
Total Rebounds
1.Moses Malone - HOU1444
2.Artis Gilmore - CHI1043
3.Rich Kelley - NOJ1026
4.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL1025
5.Jack Sikma - SEA1013
6.Elvin Hayes - WA1994
7.Robert Parish - GSW916
8.Dan Roundfield - ATL865
9.George Mcginnis - DEN864
10.Jim Chones - CLE842
Rebounds per Game
1.Moses Malone - HOU17.6
2.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL12.8
Rich Kelley - NOJ12.8
4.Artis Gilmore - CHI12.7
5.Jack Sikma - SEA12.4
6.Elvin Hayes - WA112.1
Robert Parish - GSW12.1
8.George Mcginnis - DEN11.4
9.Dan Roundfield - ATL10.8
Wes Unseld - WA110.8
Assists
1.Kevin Porter - DET1099
2.John Lucas - GSW762
3.Norm Nixon - LAL737
4.Phil Ford - KCK681
5.Paul Westphal - PHO529
6.Ray Williams - NYK504
7.Rick Barry - HOU502
8.Armond Hill - ATL480
9.Quinn Buckner - MIL468
10.Johnny Davis - IND453
Jim Mcelroy - NOJ453
Assists per Game
1.Kevin Porter - DET13.4
2.John Lucas - GSW9.3
3.Norm Nixon - LAL9.0
4.Phil Ford - KCK8.6
5.Paul Westphal - PHO6.5
6.Rick Barry - HOU6.3
7.Ray Williams - NYK6.2
8.Tom Henderson - WA16.0
9.Armond Hill - ATL5.9
10.Quinn Buckner - MIL5.8
Steals
1.Eddie Jordan - NJN201
Norm Nixon - LAL201
3.M.l. Carr - DET197
4.Randy Smith - SDC177
5.Maurice Cheeks - PHI174
Phil Ford - KCK174
7.Kevin Porter - DET158
Gus Williams - SEA158
9.Quinn Buckner - MIL156
Don Buse - PHO156
Blocks
1.Kareem Abdul-jabbar - LAL316
2.Tree Rollins - ATL254
3.George Johnson - NJN253
4.Robert Parish - GSW217
5.Terry Tyler - DET201
6.Elvin Hayes - WA1190
7.Dan Roundfield - ATL176
8.Rich Kelley - NOJ166
9.Caldwell Jones - PHI157
10.Artis Gilmore - CHI156
Turnovers
1.George Mcginnis - DEN346
2.Kevin Porter - DET337
3.Moses Malone - HOU326
4.Phil Ford - KCK323
Bernard King - NJN323
6.Julius Erving - PHI315
7.Mickey Johnson - CHI312
8.Artis Gilmore - CHI310
9.Ricky Sobers - IND304
10.Reggie Theus - CHI303
Personal Fouls
1.Bill Robinzine - KCK367
2.James Edwards - IND363
3.Dan Roundfield - ATL358
4.John Drew - ATL332
5.Tom Owens - POR329
6.Tree Rollins - ATL328
7.Bernard King - NJN326
8.George Mcginnis - DEN321
9.Leon Douglas - DET319
10.Kermit Washington - SDC317

All-Stars
EastWest
Doug Collins
Bob Dandridge
Julius Erving
George Gervin
Elvin Hayes
Larry Kenon
Bob Lanier
Moses Malone
Pete Maravich
Calvin Murphy
Campy Russell
Rudy Tomjanovich
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Otis Birdsong
Walter Davis
Artis Gilmore
Marques Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Maurice Lucas
George McGinnis
Jack Sikma
David Thompson
Paul Westphal

All-NBA Team

1st Team

George Gervin - SAS
Elvin Hayes - WA1
Marques Johnson - MIL
Moses Malone - HOU
Paul Westphal - PHO

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