1978–79 San Antonio Spurs season

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1978–79 San Antonio Spurs season
Central Division Champions
Head coach Doug Moe
Arena HemisFair Arena
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1978-79 NBA season was the Spurs' 3rd season in the NBA and 12th season as a franchise.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Frankie Sanders  United States Southern
3 64 Gerald Henderson PG  United States Virginia Commonwealth
4 86 Rich Adams  United States Illinois
5 108 Eugene Parker  United States Purdue
6 129 Harry Morgan  United States Indiana State
7 150 Hector Olivencia  United States Sacred Heart
8 168 Henry Taylor  United States Texas-Pan American
9 185 Rick Taylor  United States Arizona State
10 200 Larry Brewster  United States Florida

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1978-79 NBA Central standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Washington Bullets 54 28 .659
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 6
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7
4 x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 7
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 8
6 x-New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17
7 New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 24
8 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 24
10 Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25
11 New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 28


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

The Spurs had a first round bye.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: Spurs win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 119, Philadelphia 106
  • Game 2 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 121, Philadelphia 120
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 123, San Antonio 115
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: San Antonio 115, Philadelphia 112
  • Game 5 @ San Antonio: Philadelphia 120, San Antonio 97
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 92, San Antonio 90
  • Game 7 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 111, Philadelphia 108

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Washington Bullets vs. (2) San Antonio Spurs: Bullets win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Washington: San Antonio 118, Washington 97
  • Game 2 @ Washington: Washington 115, San Antonio 95
  • Game 3 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 116, Washington 114
  • Game 4 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 118, Washington 102
  • Game 5 @ Washington: Washington 107, San Antonio 103
  • Game 6 @ San Antonio: Washington 108, San Antonio 100
  • Game 7 @ Washington: Washington 107, San Antonio 105

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Allan Bristow
Louie Dampier
Coby Dietrick
Mike Gale
George Gervin
Mike Green
Larry Kenon
Glenn Mosley
Mark Olberding
Billy Paultz
Frankie Sanders
James Silas

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Allan Bristow
Louie Dampier
Coby Dietrick
Mike Gale
George Gervin
Mike Green
Larry Kenon
Glenn Mosley
Mark Olberding
Billy Paultz
James Silas

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]