1980-81 NBA Season

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1980-81 NBA Season Summary

Who won the 1980-81 NBA Title?

The 1980-81 NBA Finals winner was the Boston Celtics, who defeated the Houston Rockets in 6 games. The final game was on on May 14, 1981, in which the Celtics won 102-91 on the road.

When was the 1980-81 NBA Finals?

The 1980-81 NBA Finals started on May 5, 1981 and ended on May 14, 1981, lasting 6 games.

Which NBA team had the best regular season record in 1980-81?

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics tied for the best record in the regular season at 62-20.

Which NBA team had the best point differential in the 1980-81 regular season?

The Philadelphia 76ers had the best point differential in the 1980-81 regular season at +644 points.

Which NBA team had the worst point differential in the 1980-81 regular season?

The Dallas Mavericks had the worst point differential in the 1980-81 regular season at -689 points.

Which NBA team had the most points per game in the 1980-81 regular season?

The Denver Nuggets had the most points per game in the 1980-81 regular season at 121.8 PPG.

Which NBA team allowed the fewest points per game in the 1980-81 regular season?

The Philadelphia 76ers allowed the fewest points per game in the 1980-81 regular season at 103.8 points allowed per game.

1980-81 NBA Standings

Team Record Streak Point Diff Playoff Result
1 Philadelphia 76ers 62-20 L1 +644 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 62-20 W1 +482 Won Finals
3 Milwaukee Bucks 60-22 W5 +596 Lost Conf Semi
4 Phoenix Suns 57-25 W2 +452 Lost Conf Semi
5 Los Angeles Lakers 54-28 L2 +315 Lost First Round
6 San Antonio Spurs 52-30 W2 +236 Lost Conf Semi
7 New York Knicks 50-32 W2 +133 Lost First Round
8 Chicago Bulls 45-37 W8 +162 Lost Conf Semi
Portland Trail Blazers 45-37 W4 +73 Lost First Round
10 Indiana Pacers 44-38 L1 +115 Lost First Round
11 Houston Rockets 40-42 L1 +27 Lost Finals
Kansas City Kings 40-42 W1 +1 Lost Conf Finals
13 Washington Bullets 39-43 W2 +1
Golden State Warriors 39-43 L2 -97
15 Denver Nuggets 37-45 W2 -39
16 San Diego Clippers 36-46 L3 -130
17 Seattle SuperSonics 34-48 W1 -135
18 Atlanta Hawks 31-51 L3 -254
19 Cleveland Cavaliers 28-54 L7 -398
Utah Jazz 28-54 L1 -483
21 New Jersey Nets 24-58 L5 -494
22 Detroit Pistons 21-61 L1 -518
23 Dallas Mavericks 15-67 L2 -689

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