1979–80 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1979–80 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
General manager Zollie Volchok
Arena Kingdome
Results
Record 56–26 (.683)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Finals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1978–79 1980–81 >

The 1979-80 NBA season was the SuperSonics' 13th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1979 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 James Bailey PF/C  United States Rutgers
1 7 Vinnie Johnson SG  United States Baylor
2 43 Johnny Moore PG  United States Texas
4 73 James Donaldson C  United States Washington State
4 87 Richie Allen  United States California State-Dominguez Hills

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 19–11
x-Seattle SuperSonics 56 26 .683 4 33–8 23–18 18–12
x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 5 37–5 18–22 19–11
x-Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 22 26–15 12–29 13–17
San Diego Clippers 35 47 .427 25 24–17 11–30 13–17
Golden State Warriors 24 58 .293 36 15–26 9–32 8–22
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 60 22 .732
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 49 33 .598 11
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 56 26 .683 4
4 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 5
5 x-Kansas City Kings 47 35 .573 13
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 22
7 San Diego Clippers 35 47 .427 25
8 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 30
8 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 30
10 Utah Jazz 24 58 .293 36
10 Golden State Warriors 24 58 .293 36
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (6) Portland Trail Blazers: Sonics win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Seattle: Seattle 120, Portland 110
  • Game 2 @ Portland: Portland 105, Seattle 95
  • Game 3 @ Seattle: Seattle 103, Portland 86

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Sonics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Seattle: Seattle 114, Milwaukee 113
  • Game 2 @ Seattle: Milwaukee 114, Seattle 112
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 95, Seattle 91
  • Game 4 @ Milwaukee: Seattle 112, Milwaukee 107
  • Game 5 @ Seattle: Milwaukee 108, Seattle 97
  • Game 6 @ Milwaukee: Seattle 86, Milwaukee 85
  • Game 7 @ Seattle: Seattle 98, Milwaukee 94

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Lakers win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Seattle 108, Los Angeles 107
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 108, Seattle 99
  • Game 3 @ Seattle: Los Angeles 104, Seattle 100
  • Game 4 @ Seattle: Los Angeles 98, Seattle 93
  • Game 5 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 111, Seattle 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
James Bailey
Fred Brown
Dennis Johnson
John Johnson
Vinnie Johnson
Tom LaGarde
Lonnie Shelton
Jack Sikma
Paul Silas
Wally Walker
Gus Williams

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
James Bailey
Fred Brown
Dennis Johnson
John Johnson
Vinnie Johnson
Tom LaGarde
Lonnie Shelton
Jack Sikma
Paul Silas
Wally Walker
Gus Williams

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]