1981 PBA season
|1981 PBA season|
|Duration||March 8, 1981 – November 28, 1981|
|Number of teams||10|
|Open Conference champions||Toyota Super Diesels|
|Reinforced Filipino Conference champions||Crispa Redmanizers|
|Season MVP||Bogs Adornado|
The 1981 PBA season was the seventh season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
- Instead of the usual three-conference format, the season was shortened to two conferences to give way for the Philippines' hosting of the SEA Games in Manila. 
- Arch rivals Toyota and Crispa played for the 10th time in a PBA championship during the Open Conference, the Super Diesels finally ended a string of runner-up finishes from last year by winning their finals series against the Redmanizers in five games.
- Toyota import Andrew Fields became the first recipient of the PBA Best Import Award.
- William "Bogs" Adornado of U/Tex Wranglers won his 3rd Most Valuable Player Award.
- Open Conference: Toyota Super Diesels
- Reinforced Filipino Conference: Crispa Redmanizers
- Team with best win-loss percentage: Toyota Super Diesels (29-14, .674)
- Best Team of the Year: Crispa Redmanizers (4th)
- Most Valuable Player: Bogs Adornado (U/Tex)
- Rookie of the Year: Rafael Sison (Presto)
- Best Import-Open Conference: Andrew Fields (Toyota)
- Best Import-Reinforced Conference: Russell Murray (Yco-Tanduay)
- Mythical Five:
|Toyota Super Diesels||43||29||14||.674|
|San Miguel Beermen||41||22||19||.536|
|CDCP Road Builders||30||16||14||.533|
|Presto Fun Drinks||43||17||26||.395|
|Gilbey's Gin/St.George Whiskies||30||8||22||.267|
- "Looking back: The PBA's history". Manila Standard.
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