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



Notes

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

Playoffs

 First RoundConference SemifinalsConference FinalsNBA Finals
                   
E4Boston2E1Philadelphia*4 
E5San Antonio0E4Boston3 
 E1Philadelphia*4
Eastern Conference
 E2Houston*2 
E3Washington2E3Washington2
E6Cleveland1E2Houston*4 
 E1Philadelphia*2
 W3Portland4
W4Golden State2W1Los Angeles*4
W5Detroit1W4Golden State3 
 W1Los Angeles*0
Western Conference
 W3Portland4
W3Portland2W3Portland4
W6Chicago1W2Denver*2

* 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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