1980–81 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1980–81 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Jack Ramsay
Arena Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round (eliminated 1-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1980–81 season was the 11th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers won seven more games than the previous season, ending with a record of 45–37 and making the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

The Blazers were eliminated from the 1980 NBA Playoffs after losing their best-of-three first-round series to the Kansas City Kings, two games to one.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1980 NBA Draft

Note: This is not a complete list; only the first two rounds are covered, as well as any other picks by the franchise who played at least one NBA game.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 10 Ronnie Lester G  United States Iowa
2 32 David Lawrence F  United States McNeese State
2 33 Bruce Collins G/F  United States Weber State
3 56 Mike Harper F/C  United States North Park
8 168 John Stroeder F  United States Montana

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Trail Blazers played their home games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Phoenix Suns 57 25 .695
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 52 30 .634 5
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 54 28 .659 3
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 45 37 .549 12
5 x-Kansas City Kings 40 42 .488 17
6 x-Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 17
7 Golden State Warriors 39 43 .476 18
8 Denver Nuggets 37 45 .451 20
9 San Diego Clippers 36 46 .439 21
10 Seattle SuperSonics 34 48 .415 23
11 Utah Jazz 28 54 .341 29
12 Dallas Mavericks 15 67 .183 42


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) Kansas City Kings: Kings win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Portland: Kansas City 98, Portland 97 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ Kansas City: Portland 124, Kansas City 119 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Portland: Kansas City 104, Portland 95

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

July 21, 1980
August 15, 1980
September 24, 1980
October 8, 1980
  • Traded Jim Brewer to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the a second round draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. During the draft the Trail Blazers had the option to swap first round picks with the Lakers but declined. Portland selected Jerome Kersey with the Lakers pick.
October 13, 1980
  • Waived Roy Hamilton[7]
December 19, 1980
February 2, 1981
June 5, 1981
June 8, 1981

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1980-81 Portland Trail Blazers
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