1981–82 Philadelphia 76ers season

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1981–82 Philadelphia 76ers season
Conference Champions
Head coach Billy Cunningham
General manager Pat Williams
Arena The Spectrum
Results
Record 58–24 (.707)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WPHL-TV
PRISM
Radio WIP
< 1980–81 1982–83 >

The 1981-82 NBA season was the 76ers 33rd season in the NBA and 19th season in Philadelphia. They would finish with a record of 58-24. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they eliminated the Boston Celtics 4-3, to earn a trip to the NBA Finals for the 3rd time in 6 years. In the deciding 7th game, with under a minute and a Sixers victory well secured, the fans at the Boston Garden chanted "Beat LA" to the Sixers, one of pro basketballs most enduring moments. However the Los Angeles Lakers would win the Championship 4-2. The Lakers won game one by going on an incredible 40-9 scoring spurt in the second half. The home team would win each of the remaining five contests.

A ticket for an October 1981 pre-season game between the 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 22 Franklin Edwards PG  United States Cleveland State
2 46 Vernon Smith  United States Texas A&M
3 68 Ernest Graham  United States Maryland
4 92 Rynn Wright  United States Texas A&M
5 114 Steve Craig  United States Brigham Young
6 138 Michael Thomas  United States North Park
7 160 John Crawford  United States Kansas
8 183 Frank Gilroy  United States St. John's
9 202 Ron Wister  United States Temple
10 223 Pete Mullenberg  United States Delaware

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 42 Bantom, Mike 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1951-12-03 Saint Joseph's
G 10 Cheeks, Maurice 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1956-09-08 West Texas A&M
F 25 Cureton, Earl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1957-09-03 Detroit
C 53 Dawkins, Darryl 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 251 lb (114 kg) 1957-01-11 Evans High School
G 14 Edwards, Franklin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1959-02-02 Cleveland State
F 6 Erving, Julius 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1950-02-22 UMass
G 9 Hollins, Lionel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1953-10-19 Arizona State
F 18 Johnson, Ollie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1949-05-11 Temple
F 24 Jones, Bobby 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1951-12-18 North Carolina
C 11 Jones, Caldwell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 1950-08-04 Albany State
G 4 Richardson, Clint 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1956-08-07 Seattle
F 23 Mix, Steve 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1947-12-30 Toledo
G 22 Toney, Andrew 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1957-11-23 Louisiana–Lafayette
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768 35–6 28–13 20–4
x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5.0 32–9 26–15 16–8
x-New Jersey Nets 44 38 .537 19.0 25–16 19–22 12–12
x-Washington Bullets 43 39 .524 20.0 22–19 21–20 7–17
New York Knicks 33 49 .402 30.0 19–22 14–27 5–19


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1981-82 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Boston 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0
Chicago 3–2 2–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 3–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 2–4 0–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–6 0–6 0–6 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–5
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–5 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 4–2 0–6 6–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 3–2 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 0–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 4–1 2–3 6–0 2–0
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–6 4–2 3–2 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Kansas City 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–5 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–2
Los Angeles 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 2–3 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 2–3 1–5 4–2 6–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
New York 1–5 1–5 2–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–5
Philadelphia 3–3 2–4 5–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–3 3–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 1–1 5–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 4–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–2 4–1 3–3 1–1
San Diego 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–5 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–3 0–6 1–1 3–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 3–3 4–1 0–5 1–1
Washington 4–2 0–6 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–6 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks: 76ers win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 111, Atlanta 76
  • Game 2 @ Atlanta: Philadelphia 98, Atlanta 95

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 125, Milwaukee 122
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 120, Milwaukee 108
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 92, Philadelphia 91
  • Game 4 @ Milwaukee: Philadelphia 100, Milwaukee 93
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Milwaukee 110, Philadelphia 98
  • Game 6 @ Milwaukee: Philadelphia 102, Milwaukee 90

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 121, Philadelphia 81
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Philadelphia 121, Boston 113
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 99, Boston 97
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 119, Boston 94
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 85
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Boston 88, Philadelphia 75
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Philadelphia 120, Boston 106

NBA Finals[edit]

(3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (1) Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Los Angeles 124, Philadelphia 117
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 110, Los Angeles 94
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 129, Philadelphia 108
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 111, Philadelphia 101
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 135, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 114, Philadelphia 104

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]