The Stat Sheet: NBA Playoffs – Brief Article
The winning percentage margin the Boston Celtics (272-189) hold over the Los Angeles Lakers (332-231) in all-time postseason play.
The all-time playoff worst 27-of-116 shooting by the Golden State Warriors vs. the Lakers on April 21, 1973.
The Celtics’ all-time best playoff series winning percentage (63-25).
Only one team that has won more than one NBA title is undefeated in finals series, the Chicago Bulls (6-0).
The most steals recorded in a playoff game, by Allen Iverson on May 13, 1999, vs. the Orlando Magic. Also the most blocks in a playoff game, by Mark Eaton in 1985 and Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990.
“Super” John Williamson’s playoff record for turnovers, committed on April 11, 1979, vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
The fewest rebounds by a team in a playoff game, by the San Antonio Spurs vs. the Lakers on April 17, 1986.
Michael Jordan’s all-time best scoring average in playoff competition, Jerry West is second with 29.1 ppg.
Most points scored by a rookie in a finals game, by Magic Johnson on May 16, 1980, vs. Philadelphia.
The most minutes played in a postseason game without a turnover, by the Phoenix Suns’ Dan Majerle in a three-overtime finals game vs. the Bulls on June 13, 1993.
Of Celtics center Bill Russell’s many postseason records, this most: finals games-played record isn’t likely to be broken soon; no active player is in the top 10.
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