Summary and Awards / Teams

NBA 1977-78 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1977-1978 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1978 NBA Champion
Washington Bullets
1978 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Washington Bullets
4 - 3
Seattle Supersonics
Finals MVP
Wes Unseld
Washington Bullets

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Portland Trail Blazers
58-24 (.707)
Season MVP
Bill Walton
Portland Trail Blazers
Defensive Player
Rookie of the Year
Walter Davis
Phoenix Suns
Coach of the Year
Hubie Brown
Atlanta Hawks
All-Star Game MVP
Randy Smith
Buffalo Braves
Most Improved Player
6th Man of the Year
Scoring Leader
George Gervin
San Antonio Spurs
27.2 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Truck Robinson
New Orleans Jazz
15.7 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Kevin Porter
Detroit Pistons /
New Jersey Nets
10.2 assists per game
Steals Leader
Ron Lee
Phoenix Suns
2.7 steals per game
Blocks Leader
George Johnson
New Jersey Nets
3.4 blocks per game
All-NBA 3rd Team
All-Rookie 2nd Team