1980-81 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1981

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

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

NBA Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell (Boston Celtics)

Main players: Larry Bird, Cedric Maxwell, Robert Parish (Boston Celtics), Moses Malone, Robert Reid, Billy Paultz (Houston Rockets).

Best players for the 1980-81 NBA season

Regular Season MVP: Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA first team: Dennis Johnson (Phoenix Suns), George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Nate Archibald (Boston Celtics), Otis Birdsong (Kansas City Kings), Marques Johnson (Milwaukee Bucks), Adrian Dantley (Utah Jazz), Moses Malone (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAdrian DantleySF/SGUtah Jazz30.7
ReboundsMoses MaloneC/PFHouston Rockets14.8
BlocksGeorge JohnsonC/PFSan Antonio Spurs3.4
AssistsKevin PorterPGWashington Bullets9.1
StealsMagic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers3.4
EfficiencyKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers25.5
3-point field goalsMike BratzPGCleveland Cavaliers57

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1980-81 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Moses Malone800.510.08/19.3152.20.01/0.0425.07.61/10.0575.70.20.00.00.00.00.3
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar800.510.45/18.2157.40.00/0.010.05.29/6.9076.70.10.00.00.00.00.3
Adrian Dantley800.511.36/20.3455.90.03/0.0933.37.90/9.8080.60.10.10.00.00.00.4
Julius Erving820.49.68/18.5952.10.05/0.2222.75.15/6.5478.70.10.10.00.00.00.3
Larry Bird820.58.77/18.3347.80.24/0.9026.73.45/4.0086.30.10.10.00.00.00.3
Artis Gilmore820.46.67/9.9567.00.00/0.000,04.57/6.4970.40.10.00.00.00.00.2
Alex English810.59.48/19.2049.40.04/0.0666.74.81/5.6784.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Robert Parish820.37.74/14.2254.40.00/0.010.03.44/4.8471.10.10.00.00.00.00.2
Swen Nater820.46.30/11.4055.30.00/0.000,02.98/3.7479.70.20.00.00.00.00.2
Marques Johnson760.48.37/15.1755.20.00/0.120.03.54/5.0170.70.10.10.00.00.00.3

More awards

Citizenship award: Mike Glenn (New York Knicks).