1978-79

Summary and Awards / Teams
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NBA 1978-79 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1978-1979 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1979 NBA Champion
Seattle Supersonics
1979 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Seattle Supersonics
4 - 1
Washington Bullets
Finals MVP
Dennis Johnson
Seattle Supersonics

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Washington Bullets
54-28 (.659)
Season MVP
Moses Malone
Houston Rockets
Defensive Player
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Rookie of the Year
Phil Ford
Kansas City Kings
Coach of the Year
Cotton Fitzsimmons
Kansas City Kings
All-Star Game MVP
David Thompson
Denver Nuggets
Most Improved Player
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6th Man of the Year
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Scoring Leader
George Gervin
San Antonio Spurs
29.6 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Moses Malone
Houston Rockets
17.6 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Kevin Porter
Detroit Pistons
13.4 assists per game
Steals Leader
M.L. Carr
Detroit Pistons
2.5 steals per game
Blocks Leader
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Los Angeles Lakers
4.0 blocks per game
All-NBA 3rd Team
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All-Rookie 2nd Team
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