1975-76 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1976

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Phoenix Suns (W)  2  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Jo Jo White (Boston Celtics)

Main players: Dave Cowens, Paul Silas, Jo Jo White (Boston Celtics), Alvan Adams, Gar Heard, Paul Westphal (Phoenix Suns).

Best players for the 1975-76 season

Regular Season MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA first team: Nate Archibald (Kansas City Kings), Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz), Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors), George McGinnis (Philadelphia 76ers), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Phil Smith (Golden State Warriors), Randy Smith (Buffalo Braves), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics), Elvin Hayes (Washington Bullets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsBob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves31.1
ReboundsKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers16.9
BlocksKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers4.1
AssistsSlick WattsPG/SGSeattle SuperSonics8.1
StealsSlick WattsPG/SGSeattle SuperSonics3.2
EfficiencyKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers27.2

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1975-76 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar820.511.15/21.0752.9--/----5.45/7.7670.20.20.10.0--0.10.3
Bob McAdoo780.511.97/24.5948.7--/----7.17/9.4176.20.20.10.0--0.00.4
Dave Cowens780.57.83/16.7346.8--/----3.29/4.3675.50.20.10.0--0.00.2
George McGinnis770.58.40/20.1641.7--/----6.17/8.3474.00.20.10.0--0.00.3
Alvan Adams800.47.86/16.7646.9--/----3.26/4.4473.40.10.10.0--0.00.2
Wes Unseld780.54.08/7.2756.1--/----1.46/2.5058.40.20.10.0--0.00.1
Sam Lacey810.55.05/12.5840.1--/----2.68/3.5375.90.20.10.0--0.00.2
Randy Smith820.58.56/17.3449.4--/----4.67/5.7281.60.10.10.0--0.00.3
Elvin Hayes800.58.11/17.2647.0--/----3.59/5.7162.90.10.00.0--0.00.2
Elmore Smith780.56.38/12.3351.7--/----2.85/4.5063.30.10.00.0--0.00.2

Best defensive players for the 1975-76 season

All-Defensive first team: Norm Van Lier (Chicago Bulls), Slick Watts (Seattle SuperSonics), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Paul Silas (Boston Celtics), Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics).

All-Defensive second team: Jim Cleamons (Cleveland Cavaliers), Phil Smith (Golden State Warriors), Jamaal Wilkes (Golden State Warriors), Jim Brewer (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1975-76 season

Rookie of the Year: Alvan Adams (Phoenix Suns).

All-Rookies first team: Lionel Hollins (Portland Trail Blazers), Gus Williams (Golden State Warriors), John Shumate (Buffalo Braves), Alvan Adams (Phoenix Suns), Joe Meriweather (Houston Rockets).

1976 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Nate ArchibaldPGKansas City Kings
Norm Van LierPGChicago Bulls
Fred BrownSG/PGSeattle SuperSonics
Phil SmithSGGolden State Warriors
Brian WintersSG/SFMilwaukee Bucks
Bob DandridgeSF/SGMilwaukee Bucks
Jamaal WilkesSF/SGGolden State Warriors
Rick BarrySFGolden State Warriors
Scott WedmanSFKansas City Kings
Curtis RowePFDetroit Pistons
Alvan AdamsPF/CPhoenix Suns
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Walt FrazierPGNew York Knicks
Jo Jo WhitePG/SGBoston Celtics
Dave BingSGWashington Bullets
Randy SmithSG/SFBuffalo Braves
Doug CollinsSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
John DrewSF/SGAtlanta Hawks
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Rudy TomjanovichSFHouston Rockets
George McGinnisPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Dave CowensC/PFBoston Celtics
Bob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves
Elvin HayesC/PFWashington Bullets

All-Star Game MVP: Dave Bing (Washington Bullets).

More awards

Citizenship award: Slick Watts (Seattle SuperSonics).