1976–77 NBA season

The 1976–77 NBA season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Portland Trail Blazers winning their first NBA Championship in franchise history, beating the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in the NBA Finals.

Prior to the season, the NBA merged with its primary rival league, the American Basketball Association (ABA). Four ABA teams joined the NBA, all four of which are still in the league today: the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, and New York Nets. The Nets became the New Jersey Nets the following season, and now play as the Brooklyn Nets. With these additions, the NBA expanded from eighteen teams to twenty-two.

Notable occurrences

Final standings

By division

By conference


  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot


 First RoundConference SemifinalsConference FinalsNBA Finals
E5San Antonio0E4Boston3 
Eastern Conference
W4Golden State2W1Los Angeles*4
W5Detroit1W4Golden State3 
 W1Los Angeles*0
Western Conference

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage

Statistics leaders

NBA awards

Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com

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