1975–76 NBA season

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1975–76 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 18
TV partner(s) CBS
Regular season
Season MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L.A. Lakers)
Top scorer Bob McAdoo (Buffalo)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers
Western champions Phoenix Suns
  Western runners-up Golden State Warriors
Finals
Champions Boston Celtics
  Runners-up Phoenix Suns
Finals MVP Jo Jo White (Boston)
NBA seasons

The 1975–76 NBA season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship, beating the Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Final standings[edit]

By division[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 54 28 .659 31–10 23–18 13–8
x-Buffalo Braves 46 36 .561 8 28–14 18–22 10–11
x-Philadelphia 76ers 46 36 .561 8 34–7 12–29 9–12
New York Knicks 38 44 .463 16 24–17 14–27 10–11


Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 29–12 20–21 15–11
x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 1 31–10 17–24 14–12
Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 9 27–13 13–29 14–12
New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 11 22–19 16–25 15–11
Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 20 20–21 9–32 7–19


Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 22–19 16–25 13–8
x-Detroit Pistons 36 46 .439 2 24–17 12–29 12–9
Kansas City Kings 31 51 .378 7 25–16 6–35 10–11
Chicago Bulls 24 58 .293 14 15–26 9–32 7–14


Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Golden State Warriors 59 23 .720 36–5 23–18 17–9
x-Seattle SuperSonics 43 39 .524 16 31–10 12–29 12–14
x-Phoenix Suns 42 40 .512 17 27-14 15-26 15–11
Los Angeles Lakers 40 42 .488 19 31–11 9–31 10–16
Portland Trail Blazers 37 45 .451 22 25–15 12–30 11–15


By conference[edit]

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 54 28 .659
2 y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 5
3 x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 6
4 x-Buffalo Braves 46 36 .561 8
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 46 36 .561 8
6 Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 14
7 New York Knicks 38 44 .463 16
7 New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 16
9 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 25


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Golden State Warriors 59 23 .720
2 x-Seattle SuperSonics 43 39 .524 16
3 x-Phoenix Suns 42 40 .512 17
4 y-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 21
5 x-Detroit Pistons 36 46 .439 23
6 Los Angeles Lakers 40 42 .488 19
7 Portland Trail Blazers 37 45 .451 22
8 Kansas City Kings 31 51 .378 28
9 Chicago Bulls 24 58 .293 35


Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves 31.1
Rebounds per game Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers 16.9
Assists per game Slick Watts Seattle SuperSonics 8.1
Steals per game Slick Watts Seattle SuperSonics 3.18
Blocks per game Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers 4.12
FG% Wes Unseld Washington Bullets .561
FT% Rick Barry Golden State Warriors .923

NBA awards[edit]

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com

References[edit]