1979-80

Summary and Awards / Teams
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NBA 1979-80 Regular Season and Playoffs Summary.

Information about the 1979-1980 NBA season, including champion, MVP awards, statistical leaders and other basic data.

Playoffs Summary

NBA Champion
1980 NBA Champion
Los Angeles Lakers
1980 NBA Champion
NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers
4 - 2
Philadelphia 76ers
Finals MVP
Magic Johnson
Los Angeles Lakers

Regular Season Summary

Best Record
Boston Celtics
61-21 (.744)
Season MVP
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Los Angeles Lakers
Defensive Player
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Rookie of the Year
Larry Bird
Boston Celtics
Coach of the Year
Bill Fitch
Boston Celtics
All-Star Game MVP
George Gervin
San Antonio Spurs
Most Improved Player
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6th Man of the Year
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Scoring Leader
George Gervin
San Antonio Spurs
33.1 points per game
Rebounds Leader
Swen Nater
San Diego Clippers
15.0 rebounds per game
Assists Leader
Micheal Ray Richardson
New York Knicks
10.1 assists per game
Steals Leader
Micheal Ray Richardson
New York Knicks
3.2 steals per game
Blocks Leader
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Los Angeles Lakers
3.4 blocks per game
All-NBA 3rd Team
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All-Rookie 2nd Team
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