1976-77 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1977

NBA Champion: Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Finals:  Portland Trail Blazers (W)  4  Philadelphia 76ers (E)  2

NBA Finals MVP: Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers)

Main players: Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, Bob Gross (Portland Trail Blazers), Julius Erving, Doug Collins, George McGinnis (Philadelphia 76ers).

Best players for the 1976-77 season

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

All-NBA first team: Paul Westphal (Phoenix Suns), Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz), David Thompson (Denver Nuggets), Elvin Hayes (Washington Bullets), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Jo Jo White (Boston Celtics), George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), George McGinnis (Philadelphia 76ers), Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsPete MaravichSG/PGNew Orleans Jazz31.1
ReboundsBill WaltonCPortland Trail Blazers14.4
BlocksBill WaltonCPortland Trail Blazers3.3
AssistsDon BusePGIndiana Pacers8.5
StealsDon BusePGIndiana Pacers3.5
EfficiencyKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers27.8

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1976-77 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar820.410.83/18.7057.9--/----4.59/6.5470.20.20.00.0--0.00.3
Bob McAdoo720.510.28/20.0751.2--/----5.29/7.1773.80.20.00.0--0.00.4
Elvin Hayes820.59.27/18.4950.1--/----5.15/7.4968.80.20.00.0--0.00.3
Larry Kenon780.59.05/18.4049.2--/----3.76/4.5682.50.10.00.0--0.00.3
Artis Gilmore820.46.95/13.3052.3--/----4.72/7.1566.00.20.00.0--0.00.2
Julius Erving820.48.35/16.7449.9--/----4.88/6.2877.70.10.00.0--0.00.3
George McGinnis790.48.34/18.2245.8--/----4.71/6.9168.20.10.00.0--0.00.3
Billy Knight780.510.65/21.6349.2--/----5.29/6.4981.50.10.00.0--0.00.3
Pete Maravich730.612.14/28.0443.3--/----6.86/8.2283.50.10.10.0--0.00.4
Maurice Lucas790.58.00/17.1846.6--/----4.24/5.5476.50.10.00.0--0.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1976-77 season

All-Defensive first team: Don Buse (Indiana Pacers), Norm Van Lier (Chicago Bulls), Bobby Jones (Denver Nuggets), E.C. Coleman (New Orleans Jazz), Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers).

All-Defensive second team: Brian Taylor (Kansas City Kings), Don Chaney (Los Angeles Lakers), 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 1976-77 season

Rookie of the Year: Adrian Dantley (Buffalo Braves).

All-Rookies first team: Ron Lee (Phoenix Suns), John Lucas (Houston Rockets), Adrian Dantley (Buffalo Braves), Scott May (Chicago Bulls), Mitch Kupchak (Washington Bullets).

1977 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Norm Van LierPGChicago Bulls
Don BusePGIndiana Pacers
Paul WestphalSG/PGPhoenix Suns
Phil SmithSGGolden State Warriors
Billy KnightSG/SFIndiana Pacers
David ThompsonSF/SGDenver Nuggets
Rick BarrySFGolden State Warriors
Bobby JonesSFDenver Nuggets
Maurice LucasPFPortland Trail Blazers
Dan IsselC/PFDenver Nuggets
Bob LanierCDetroit Pistons
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers
Bill Walton*CPortland Trail Blazers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Earl MonroePGNew York Knicks
Phil ChenierPGWashington Bullets
Jo Jo WhitePG/SGBoston Celtics
Pete MaravichSG/PGNew Orleans Jazz
George GervinSGSan Antonio Spurs
Doug CollinsSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Julius ErvingSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Rudy TomjanovichSFHouston Rockets
George McGinnisPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Dave Cowens*C/PFBoston Celtics
Elvin HayesC/PFWashington Bullets
Bob McAdooC/PFBuffalo Braves

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Dave Bing (Washington Bullets).