1982-83 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1983

NBA Champion: Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  0  Philadelphia 76ers (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)

Main players: Moses Malone, Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers), Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1982-83 season

Regular Season MVP: Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA first team: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA second team: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs), Alex English (Denver Nuggets), Buck Williams (New Jersey Nets), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAlex EnglishSFDenver Nuggets28.4
ReboundsMoses MaloneC/PFPhiladelphia 76ers15.3
BlocksTree RollinsCAtlanta Hawks4.3
AssistsMagic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers10.5
StealsM. Ray RichardsonSG/SFNew Jersey Nets2.8
EfficiencyMoses MaloneC/PFPhiladelphia 76ers25.1
3-point field goalsMike DunleavySFSan Antonio Spurs67

NBA Sixth Man: Bobby Jones (Philadelphia 76ers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1982-83 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Moses Malone780.58.38/16.7350.10.00/0.010.07.69/10.1076.10.20.00.00.00.00.3
Larry Bird790.59.46/18.7550.50.28/0.9728.94.44/5.2983.90.10.10.00.00.00.3
Magic Johnson790.56.47/11.8154.80.00/0.270.03.85/4.8180.00.10.10.00.00.00.2
Alex English820.411.70/22.6551.70.02/0.1513.34.95/5.9882.80.10.10.00.00.00.3
Artis Gilmore820.46.78/10.8362.60.00/0.070.04.48/6.0574.00.10.00.00.00.00.2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar790.49.14/15.5458.80.00/0.030.03.52/4.7074.90.10.00.00.00.00.3
Robert Parish780.47.94/14.4255.10.00/0.010.03.47/4.9769.80.10.00.00.00.00.2
Kiki Vandeweghe820.410.26/18.7454.70.18/0.6229.05.96/6.8287.40.10.00.00.00.00.3
Jack Sikma750.56.45/13.9146.40.00/0.110.05.33/6.3783.70.20.00.00.00.00.2
Joe Barry Carroll790.59.94/19.3551.40.00/0.040.04.27/5.9471.90.10.00.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1982-83 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-Defensive first team: Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers), Dennis Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Bobby Jones (Philadelphia 76ers), Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks), Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-Defensive second team: T.R. Dunn (Denver Nuggets), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Tree Rollins (Atlanta Hawks).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1982-83 season

Rookie of the Year: Terry Cummings (San Diego Clippers).

All-Rookies first team: Quintin Dailey (Chicago Bulls), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers), Terry Cummings (San Diego Clippers), Clark Kellogg (Indiana Pacers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberLarry Bird (Boston Celtics)
DecemberLarry Drew (Kansas City Kings)Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
JanuaryAlex English (Denver Nuggets)
FebruaryMoses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
MarchJeff Ruland (Washington Bullets)

Players of the Week: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) (3), Joe Barry Carroll (Golden State Warriors), Walter Davis (Phoenix Suns), John Drew (Utah Jazz), Alex English (Denver Nuggets) (2), Artis Gilmore (San Antonio Spurs), Mike Glenn (Atlanta Hawks), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Mickey Johnson (New Jersey Nets), Maurice Lucas (Phoenix Suns), Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers), Larry Nance (Phoenix Suns), Jeff Ruland (Washington Bullets), Reggie Theus (Chicago Bulls), Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Andrew Toney (Philadelphia 76ers), Kelly Tripucka (Detroit Pistons), Kiki Vandeweghe (Denver Nuggets), Buck Williams (New Jersey Nets), Gus Williams (Seattle SuperSonics).

1983 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Magic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Gus WilliamsPG/SGSeattle SuperSonics
George GervinSGSan Antonio Spurs
Jim PaxsonSG/SFPortland Trail Blazers
David ThompsonSF/SGSeattle SuperSonics
Jamaal WilkesSF/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Alex EnglishSFDenver Nuggets
Kiki VandewegheSFDenver Nuggets
Maurice LucasPFPhoenix Suns
Jack SikmaC/PFSeattle SuperSonics
Artis GilmoreCSan Antonio Spurs
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Isiah ThomasPGDetroit Pistons
Maurice CheeksPGPhiladelphia 76ers
Reggie TheusPG/SGChicago Bulls
Andrew ToneySG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Sidney MoncriefSGMilwaukee Bucks
Marques JohnsonSG/SFMilwaukee Bucks
Julius ErvingSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Larry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics
Buck WilliamsPFNew Jersey Nets
Moses MaloneC/PFPhiladelphia 76ers
Bill LaimbeerCDetroit Pistons
Robert ParishCBoston Celtics

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

More awards

Citizenship award: Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers).