1985-86 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1986

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Houston Rockets (W)  2  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)

Main players: Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge (Boston Celtics), Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson, Rodney McCray (Houston Rockets).

Best players for the 1985-86 season

Regular Season MVP: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics).

All-NBA first team: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs), Alex English (Denver Nuggets), Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsDominique WilkinsSFAtlanta Hawks30.3
ReboundsBill LaimbeerCDetroit Pistons13.1
BlocksManute BolCWashington Bullets5.0
AssistsMagic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers12.6
StealsAlvin RobertsonSGSan Antonio Spurs3.7
EfficiencyLarry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics25.6
3-point field goalsLarry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics82

NBA Sixth Man: Bill Walton (Boston Celtics).

Most Improved Player: Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1985-86 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Larry Bird820.59.71/19.5949.61.00/2.3742.25.38/6.0089.70.10.10.00.00.00.3
Magic Johnson720.56.71/12.7552.60.14/0.6023.35.25/6.0387.10.10.20.00.10.00.3
Charles Barkley800.57.44/13.0157.20.21/0.9422.34.95/7.2368.50.20.00.00.10.00.3
Adrian Dantley760.510.76/19.1256.30.01/0.147.18.29/10.4779.20.10.00.00.00.00.4
Dominique Wilkins780.511.38/24.3246.80.17/0.9018.97.40/9.0481.90.10.00.00.00.00.4
Isiah Thomas770.57.91/16.2148.80.34/1.0931.24.74/6.0079.00.00.10.00.00.00.3
Alex English810.511.74/23.3150.40.01/0.0616.76.31/7.3286.20.10.00.00.00.00.4
Larry Nance730.57.97/13.7158.10.00/0.110.04.25/6.0869.90.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar790.49.56/16.9456.40.00/0.030.04.25/5.5676.40.10.00.00.00.00.3
Bill Laimbeer820.46.65/13.5049.30.05/0.1729.43.24/3.8983.30.20.00.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 1985-86 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-Defensive first team: Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Paul Pressey (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Mark Eaton (Utah Jazz).

All-Defensive second team: Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics), Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers), Bill Hanzlik (Denver Nuggets), Manute Bol (Washington Bullets).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1985-86 season

Rookie of the Year: Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks).

All-Rookies first team: Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons), Xavier McDaniel (Seattle SuperSonics), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberHakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
DecemberAlvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs)
JanuaryDominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)
FebruaryLarry Bird (Boston Celtics)
MarchLarry Bird (Boston Celtics)

Players of the Week: Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers) (3), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) (4), Adrian Dantley (Utah Jazz), Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers), Alex English (Denver Nuggets) (2), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Larry Nance (Phoenix Suns), Calvin Natt (Denver Nuggets), Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs), Jeff Ruland (Washington Bullets), Derek Smith (Los Angeles Clippers), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks) (2), Buck Williams (New Jersey Nets), Herb Williams (Indiana Pacers).

1986 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Magic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Rolando BlackmanSGDallas Mavericks
Alvin RobertsonSGSan Antonio Spurs
Clyde DrexlerSG/SFPortland Trail Blazers
Marques JohnsonSG/SFLos Angeles Clippers
Adrian DantleySF/SGUtah Jazz
Alex EnglishSFDenver Nuggets
James WorthySFLos Angeles Lakers
Hakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets
Ralph SampsonCHouston Rockets
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers
Artis GilmoreCSan Antonio Spurs

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Maurice CheeksPGPhiladelphia 76ers
Isiah ThomasPGDetroit Pistons
Jeff MaloneSGWashington Bullets
Sidney MoncriefSGMilwaukee Bucks
Michael Jordan*SG/SFChicago Bulls
Julius ErvingSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Dominique WilkinsSFAtlanta Hawks
Larry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics
Buck WilliamsPFNew Jersey Nets
Kevin McHalePF/CBoston Celtics
Moses MaloneC/PFPhiladelphia 76ers
Patrick Ewing*CNew York Knicks
Robert ParishCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons).

More awards

Citizenship award: Rory Sparrow (New York Knicks), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers).