1983 NBA playoffs

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The 1983 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1982–83 season. This was the final postseason using the 12-team format, before the NBA expanded the postseason to 16 teams the next season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers defeating the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals. Moses Malone was named NBA Finals MVP.

1983 NBA playoffs
DatesApril 19–May 31, 1983
Season1982–83
Teams12
ChampionsPhiladelphia 76ers (3rd title)
Runners-upLos Angeles Lakers (15th finals appearance)
Semifinalists

Malone made a famous prediction about the Sixers' chances prior to the playoffs, saying "Fo', fo', fo'" – predicting the number of games the Sixers would need to win each of the three series they would play on the way to a championship. They nearly accomplished this prediction of a sweep of all three rounds, only losing one game (to Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Finals) en route to the championship. The Sixers set a record for highest winning percentage in the playoffs that was not broken until the Lakers went 15–1 in 2001. The Lakers' mark, however, came after the expansion to the current 16-team, four-round playoff format, which was first implemented in the 1984 playoffs, while the Sixers avoided the first round by virtue of their top seeding.

It was the third time in four years that the Lakers and 76ers had met in the NBA Finals, with the Lakers winning the previous two series.

After missing the playoffs the previous year, the Blazers began a string of 21 straight playoff appearances in 1983 lasting until 2003. They made the playoffs 25 out of 26 years from their title-winning season of 1977–2003. The record was just one season shy of the 22-year playoff run set by the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers from 19501971.

The Celtics were swept out of the playoffs for the first time in team history, losing 4–0 to the Bucks in the second round.

This was the Spurs' last appearance in the Conference Finals until 1995. However, for players such as George Gervin and Artis Gilmore, the 6-game loss to the Lakers was the last chance they got at reaching the NBA Finals, let alone an NBA Championship (Gilmore did return to the conference finals with the Celtics in 1988, but played sparingly).

BracketEdit

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E4 New Jersey 0 E1 Philadelphia* 4  
E5 New York 2 E5 New York 0  
  E1 Philadelphia* 4
Eastern Conference
  E2 Milwaukee* 1  
E3 Boston 2 E3 Boston 0
E6 Atlanta 1 E2 Milwaukee* 4  
  E1 Philadelphia* 4
  W1 Los Angeles* 0
W4 Seattle 0 W1 Los Angeles* 4
W5 Portland 2 W5 Portland 1  
  W1 Los Angeles* 4
Western Conference
  W2 San Antonio* 2
W3 Phoenix 1 W6 Denver 1
W6 Denver 2 W2 San Antonio* 4

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


First RoundEdit

Eastern Conference First RoundEdit

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Atlanta HawksEdit

April 19
Atlanta Hawks 95, Boston Celtics 103
Scoring by quarter: 22–22, 23–26, 25–24, 25–31
Pts: Dan Roundfield 24
Rebs: Dan Roundfield 20
Asts: Johnny Davis 11
Pts: Larry Bird 26
Rebs: Robert Parish 16
Asts: Tiny Archibald 11
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
April 22
Boston Celtics 93, Atlanta Hawks 95
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 22–27, 24–14, 27–26
Pts: Robert Parish 17
Rebs: Larry Bird 16
Asts: Larry Bird 9
Pts: Dan Roundfield 19
Rebs: Tree Rollins 14
Asts: Johnny Davis 14
Series tied, 1–1
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 10,405
April 24
Atlanta Hawks 79, Boston Celtics 98
Scoring by quarter: 23–32, 22–27, 17–19, 17–20
Pts: Tree Rollins 18
Rebs: Dan Roundfield 10
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Larry Bird 26
Rebs: Robert Parish 11
Asts: Larry Bird 9
Boston wins series, 2–1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
  • In the decisive Game 3, Hawks center Tree Rollins and Celtics guard Danny Ainge started a melee on the Boston Garden floor in which Rollins bit Ainge's finger.

This was the seventh playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning five of the first six meetings.

(4) New Jersey Nets vs. (5) New York KnicksEdit

April 20
New York Knicks 118, New Jersey Nets 107
Scoring by quarter: 35–27, 23–23, 31–26, 29–31
Pts: Bernard King 40
Rebs: Marvin Webster 11
Asts: Rory Sparrow 7
Pts: Albert King 17
Rebs: Buck Williams 13
Asts: Cook, Birdsong 6 each
New York leads series, 1–0
Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 15,672
Referees: Jake Madden, Jess Kersey, Joe Crawford
April 21
New Jersey Nets 99, New York Knicks 105
Scoring by quarter: 23–32, 16–30, 31–18, 29–25
Pts: Albert King 25
Rebs: Buck Williams 10
Asts: Foots Walker 6
Pts: Truck Robinson 22
Rebs: Truck Robinson 13
Asts: Paul Westphal 7
New York wins series, 2–0

This was the first playoff meeting between the Nets and the Knicks.[2]

Western Conference First RoundEdit

(3) Phoenix Suns vs. (6) Denver NuggetsEdit

April 19
Denver Nuggets 108, Phoenix Suns 121
Scoring by quarter: 32–23, 24–39, 21–28, 31–31
Pts: Kiki VanDeWeghe 32
Rebs: T. R. Dunn 12
Asts: English, Evans 4 each
Pts: Dennis Johnson 28
Rebs: Dennis Johnson 12
Asts: Dennis Johnson 8
Phoenix leads series, 1–0
April 21
Phoenix Suns 99, Denver Nuggets 113
Scoring by quarter: 22–27, 26–35, 26–25, 25–26
Pts: Walter Davis 31
Rebs: James Edwards 9
Asts: Dennis Johnson 5
Pts: Kiki VanDeWeghe 26
Rebs: Dan Issel 11
Asts: Rob Williams 9
Series tied, 1–1
April 24
Denver Nuggets 117, Phoenix Suns 112 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 29–31, 30–27, 28–32, 19–16, Overtime: 11–6
Pts: Alex English 42
Rebs: T. R. Dunn 12
Asts: Dunn, Williams 6 each
Pts: Walter Davis 29
Rebs: Larry Nance 12
Asts: Alvan Adams 9
Denver wins series, 2–1
  • Mike Evans hits the game-tying 3-pointer with 37 seconds left to force OT.

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Suns winning the first meeting.

(4) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Portland Trail BlazersEdit

April 20
Portland Trail Blazers 108, Seattle SuperSonics 97
Scoring by quarter: 31–26, 28–19, 27–29, 22–23
Pts: Thompson, Paxson 25 each
Rebs: Calvin Natt 11
Asts: Mychal Thompson 8
Pts: Gus Williams 34
Rebs: Jack Sikma 15
Asts: Williams, Sikma 7 each
Portland leads series, 1–0
April 22
Seattle SuperSonics 96, Portland Trail Blazers 105
Scoring by quarter: 28–23, 15–31, 25–29, 28–22
Pts: Gus Williams 31
Rebs: Danny Vranes 18
Asts: Jack Sikma 4
Pts: Jim Paxson 26
Rebs: Mychal Thompson 12
Asts: Thompson, Lever 6 each
Portland wins series, 2–0

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the SuperSonics winning the first two meetings.

Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (5) New York KnicksEdit

April 24
New York Knicks 102, Philadelphia 76ers 112
Scoring by quarter: 24–32, 31–29, 21–26, 26–25
Pts: Bill Cartwright 17
Rebs: Bill Cartwright 8
Asts: Rory Sparrow 10
Pts: Moses Malone 38
Rebs: Moses Malone 17
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 10
Philadelphia leads series, 1–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 14,375
Referees: Ed Rush, John Vanak
April 27
New York Knicks 91, Philadelphia 76ers 98
Scoring by quarter: 30–20, 29–21, 9–24, 23–33
Pts: Truck Robinson 22
Rebs: Truck Robinson 14
Asts: Rory Sparrow 8
Pts: Moses Malone 30
Rebs: Moses Malone 17
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 6
Philadelphia leads series, 2–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 15,829
Referees: Darell Garretson, Joe Crawford
April 30
Philadelphia 76ers 107, New York Knicks 105
Scoring by quarter: 25–27, 27–24, 26–26, 29–28
Pts: Moses Malone 28
Rebs: Moses Malone 14
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 7
Pts: Bernard King 21
Rebs: Truck Robinson 15
Asts: Rory Sparrow 6
Philadelphia leads series, 3–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 17,735
Referees: Hugh Evans, Wally Rooney, Dick Bavetta
May 1
Philadelphia 76ers 105, New York Knicks 102
Scoring by quarter: 27–27, 29–21, 21–27, 28–27
Pts: Moses Malone 29
Rebs: Moses Malone 14
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 7
Pts: Bernard King 35
Rebs: Truck Robinson 15
Asts: Sparrow, Westphal 8 each
Philadelphia wins series, 4–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 15,457
Referees: Earl Strom, Hue Hollins, Lee Jones

This was the eighth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the 76ers winning five of the first seven meetings.

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (3) Boston CelticsEdit

April 27
Milwaukee Bucks 116, Boston Celtics 95
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 31–24, 32–24, 30–23
Pts: Sidney Moncrief 22
Rebs: Bob Lanier 10
Asts: Marques Johnson 5
Pts: Tiny Archibald 23
Rebs: Parish, Maxwell 12 each
Asts: Tiny Archibald 7
Milwaukee leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
April 29
Milwaukee Bucks 95, Boston Celtics 91
Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 20–29, 32–25, 21–9
Pts: Sidney Moncrief 20
Rebs: Marques Johnson 9
Asts: Sidney Moncrief 4
Pts: Danny Ainge 25
Rebs: Robert Parish 10
Asts: Gerald Henderson 8
Milwaukee leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
May 1
Boston Celtics 99, Milwaukee Bucks 107
Scoring by quarter: 34–27, 22–30, 25–26, 18–24
Pts: Larry Bird 21
Rebs: Larry Bird 14
Asts: Maxwell, Bird 6 each
Pts: Sidney Moncrief 26
Rebs: Junior Bridgeman 10
Asts: Bob Lanier 6
Milwaukee leads series, 3–0
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 11,052
Referees: Walter Rooney, Jess Kersey
May 2
Boston Celtics 93, Milwaukee Bucks 107
Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 18–23, 26–29, 30–32
Pts: Larry Bird 18
Rebs: Larry Bird 11
Asts: Larry Bird 8
Pts: Marques Johnson 33
Rebs: Alton Lister 11
Asts: Marques Johnson 6
Milwaukee wins series, 4–0
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 11,052
  • First time the Celtics were swept in a playoff series since 1954.

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning the first meeting.

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Portland Trail BlazersEdit

April 24
Portland Trail Blazers 97, Los Angeles Lakers 118
Scoring by quarter: 23–36, 30–26, 28–26, 16–30
Pts: Mychal Thompson 22
Rebs: Thompson, Natt 9 each
Asts: three players 7 each
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 32
Rebs: Johnson, Rambis 9 each
Asts: Magic Johnson 18
Los Angeles leads series, 1–0
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 13,891
April 26
Portland Trail Blazers 106, Los Angeles Lakers 112
Scoring by quarter: 32–37, 26–20, 31–28, 17–27
Pts: Calvin Natt 26
Rebs: Wayne Cooper 7
Asts: Darnell Valentine 15
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 37
Rebs: Jamaal Wilkes 9
Asts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 7
Los Angeles leads series, 2–0
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 16,239
April 29
Los Angeles Lakers 115, Portland Trail Blazers 109 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 32–28, 22–19, 18–28, 26–23, Overtime: 17–11
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 30
Rebs: Jamaal Wilkes 9
Asts: Magic Johnson 11
Pts: Paxson, Natt 22 each
Rebs: Natt, Cooper 10 each
Asts: Darnell Valentine 14
Los Angeles leads series, 3–0
May 1
Los Angeles Lakers 95, Portland Trail Blazers 108
Scoring by quarter: 19–31, 29–35, 28–22, 19–20
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 34
Rebs: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 9
Asts: Magic Johnson 8
Pts: Jim Paxson 20
Rebs: Calvin Natt 10
Asts: Darnell Valentine 11
Los Angeles leads series, 3–1
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,666
Referees: Darell Garretson, Mike Mathis, Tommy Nuñez
May 3
Portland Trail Blazers 108, Los Angeles Lakers 116
Scoring by quarter: 25–39, 17–27, 24–24, 42–26
Pts: Jim Paxson 32
Rebs: Calvin Natt 11
Asts: Darnell Valentine 8
Pts: Norm Nixon 36
Rebs: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11
Asts: Magic Johnson 15
Los Angeles wins series, 4–1
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 16,739
Referees: John Vanak, Ed Rush

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Trail Blazers winning the first meeting.

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver NuggetsEdit

April 26
Denver Nuggets 133, San Antonio Spurs 152
Scoring by quarter: 39–39, 29–43, 37–34, 28–36
Pts: Dan Issel 28
Rebs: T. R. Dunn 11
Asts: English, Williams 7 each
Pts: George Gervin 42
Rebs: Gene Banks 11
Asts: Johnny Moore 17
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
April 27
Denver Nuggets 109, San Antonio Spurs 126
Scoring by quarter: 31–36, 32–34, 26–28, 20–28
Pts: Kiki VanDeWeghe 22
Rebs: T. R. Dunn 8
Asts: Mike Evans 9
Pts: George Gervin 30
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 12
Asts: Johnny Moore 20
San Antonio leads series, 2–0
April 29
San Antonio Spurs 127, Denver Nuggets 126 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 33–35, 27–27, 30–32, 28–24, Overtime: 9–8
Pts: Johnny Moore 39
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 14
Asts: Johnny Moore 12
Pts: Alex English 39
Rebs: Kiki VanDeWeghe 14
Asts: English, Williams 7 each
San Antonio leads series, 3–0
May 2
San Antonio Spurs 114, Denver Nuggets 124
Scoring by quarter: 29–40, 21–32, 35–26, 29–26
Pts: Johnny Moore 27
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 11
Asts: Johnny Moore 9
Pts: Kiki VanDeWeghe 37
Rebs: Kiki VanDeWeghe 11
Asts: Alex English 11
San Antonio leads series, 3–1
May 4
Denver Nuggets 105, San Antonio Spurs 145
Scoring by quarter: 21–35, 25–37, 29–40, 30–33
Pts: Billy McKinney 20
Rebs: T. R. Dunn 8
Asts: Mike Evans 6
Pts: George Gervin 26
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 15
Asts: Johnny Moore 13
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 12,736
Referees: Earl Strom, Jess Kersey

This was the first playoff meeting between the Nuggets and the Spurs.[8]

Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (2) Milwaukee BucksEdit

May 8
Milwaukee Bucks 109, Philadelphia 76ers 111 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 23–35, 34–24, 24–26, 23–19, Overtime: 5–7
Pts: Marques Johnson 30
Rebs: Bob Lanier 9
Asts: Moncrief, Lanier 6 each
Pts: Maurice Cheeks 26
Rebs: Moses Malone 12
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 7
Philadelphia leads series, 1–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,482
Referees: Darell Garretson, Mike Mathis
May 11
Milwaukee Bucks 81, Philadelphia 76ers 87
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 21–23, 21–23, 20–16
Pts: Marques Johnson 25
Rebs: Marques Johnson 11
Asts: Lanier, Winters 4 each
Pts: Moses Malone 26
Rebs: Moses Malone 17
Asts: Cheeks, Toney 4 each
Philadelphia leads series, 2–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,482
Referees: Earl Strom, Ed Rush
May 14
Philadelphia 76ers 104, Milwaukee Bucks 96
Scoring by quarter: 23–28, 22–20, 26–24, 33–24
Pts: Julius Erving 26
Rebs: Moses Malone 14
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 9
Pts: Junior Bridgeman 24
Rebs: Sidney Moncrief 10
Asts: Brian Winters 7
Philadelphia leads series, 3–0
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 11,052
Referees: Jack Madden, Hugh Evans
May 15
Philadelphia 76ers 94, Milwaukee Bucks 100
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 21–25, 29–25, 21–29
Pts: Andrew Toney 24
Rebs: Moses Malone 12
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 8
Pts: Marques Johnson 19
Rebs: Marques Johnson 10
Asts: Marques Johnson 8
Philadelphia leads series, 3–1
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 11,052
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jess Kersey
May 18
Milwaukee Bucks 103, Philadelphia 76ers 115
Scoring by quarter: 29–31, 25–28, 25–29, 24–27
Pts: Marques Johnson 21
Rebs: Alton Lister 12
Asts: Junior Bridgeman 5
Pts: Andrew Toney 30
Rebs: Moses Malone 17
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 8
Philadelphia wins series, 4–1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,482
Referees: Darell Garretson, Earl Strom

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the 76ers winning two of the first three meetings.

Western Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) San Antonio SpursEdit

May 8
San Antonio Spurs 107, Los Angeles Lakers 119
Scoring by quarter: 30–32, 31–26, 22–29, 24–32
Pts: Mike Mitchell 26
Rebs: George Gervin 9
Asts: Johnny Moore 18
Pts: Abdul-Jabbar, Nixon 30 each
Rebs: three players 8 each
Asts: Magic Johnson 12
Los Angeles leads series, 1–0
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 15,063
Referees: Jack Madden, Hugh Evans
May 10
San Antonio Spurs 122, Los Angeles Lakers 113
Scoring by quarter: 35–26, 25–31, 37–32, 25–24
Pts: George Gervin 32
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 20
Asts: Johnny Moore 15
Pts: Johnson, Nixon 28 each
Rebs: Magic Johnson 12
Asts: Norm Nixon 11
Series tied, 1–1
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jess Kersey
May 13
Los Angeles Lakers 113, San Antonio Spurs 100
Scoring by quarter: 28–29, 24–24, 34–19, 27–28
Pts: Jamaal Wilkes 26
Rebs: Magic Johnson 11
Asts: Magic Johnson 13
Pts: Mike Mitchell 23
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 14
Asts: Johnny Moore 9
Los Angeles leads series, 2–1
May 15
Los Angeles Lakers 129, San Antonio Spurs 121
Scoring by quarter: 36–29, 35–30, 27–37, 31–25
Pts: Magic Johnson 31
Rebs: Magic Johnson 8
Asts: Magic Johnson 17
Pts: Mike Mitchell 35
Rebs: Mike Mitchell 11
Asts: Johnny Moore 17
Los Angeles leads series, 3–1
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 15,782
Referees: Earl Strom, Ed Rush
May 18
San Antonio Spurs 117, Los Angeles Lakers 112
Scoring by quarter: 31–34, 31–29, 33–28, 22–21
Pts: Mike Mitchell 26
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 14
Asts: Johnny Moore 17
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 30
Rebs: Magic Johnson 11
Asts: Magic Johnson 19
Los Angeles leads series, 3–2
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jack Madden
May 20
Los Angeles Lakers 101, San Antonio Spurs 100
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 35–29, 22–26, 15–19
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 28
Rebs: Magic Johnson 15
Asts: Magic Johnson 16
Pts: George Gervin 25
Rebs: Artis Gilmore 18
Asts: Johnny Moore 14
Los Angeles wins series, 4–2

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning the first meeting.

NBA Finals: (E1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (W1) Los Angeles LakersEdit

May 22
Los Angeles Lakers 107, Philadelphia 76ers 113
Scoring by quarter: 20–30, 37–24, 26–31, 24–28
Pts: Norm Nixon 26
Rebs: Mark Landsberger 10
Asts: Magic Johnson 11
Pts: Moses Malone 27
Rebs: Moses Malone 18
Asts: Julius Erving 9
Philadelphia leads series, 1–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,482
Referees: Jack Madden, Ed T. Rush
May 26
Los Angeles Lakers 93, Philadelphia 76ers 103
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 26–25, 20–28, 18–24
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 23
Rebs: Magic Johnson 8
Asts: Magic Johnson 13
Pts: Moses Malone 24
Rebs: Moses Malone 12
Asts: Maurice Cheeks 8
Philadelphia leads series, 2–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 18,482
Referees: Darell Garretson, John Vanak, Earl Strom
May 29
Philadelphia 76ers 111, Los Angeles Lakers 94
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 28–20, 23–20, 39–22
Pts: Moses Malone 28
Rebs: Moses Malone 19
Asts: Moses Malone 6
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 23
Rebs: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 15
Asts: Magic Johnson 13
Philadelphia leads series, 3–0
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Jess Kersey, Jake O'Donnell
May 31
Philadelphia 76ers 115, Los Angeles Lakers 108
Scoring by quarter: 24–26, 27–39, 31–28, 33–15
Pts: Moses Malone 24
Rebs: Moses Malone 23
Asts: Andrew Toney 9
Pts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 28
Rebs: four players 7 each
Asts: Magic Johnson 15
Philadelphia wins series, 4–0
The Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Hugh Evans, Earl Strom, Jess Kersey

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning the first four meetings.

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