1981–82 New Jersey Nets season

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1981–82 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Larry Brown
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1980–81 1982–83 >

The 1981-82 NBA season was the Nets' 6th season in the NBA.[1] The Nets moved their home games from the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway to the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1981 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 3 Buck Williams PF/C  United States Maryland
1 10 Albert King SF/SG  United States Maryland
1 18 Ray Tolbert PF  United States Indiana
3 49 David Burns G  United States St. Louis
4 72 Edmund Sherod G  United States Virginia Commonwealth
5 95 Joe Cooper C/PF  United States Colorado
6 118 Kevin Lynam  United States La Salle
7 141 Rod Robertson  United States Northwestern
8 164 Ken Webb  United States Farleigh Dickinson
9 186 Rudy Williams  United States Providence
10 206 Vic Sison  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 55 27 .671 8
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-New Jersey Nets 44 38 .537 19
5 x-Washington Bullets 43 39 .524 20
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 21
7 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 24
8 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 28
9 Chicago Bulls 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 30
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 48


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) New Jersey Nets vs. (5) Washington Bullets: Bullets win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ New Jersey: Washington 96, New Jersey 83
  • Game 2 @ Washington: Washington 103, New Jersey 92

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]