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1980-81 NBA Playoffs

First Round

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 3/31/1981 New York Knicks 80 Chicago Bulls 90 Madison Square Garden IV Chicago Bulls Lead Series 1-0
2 4/3/1981 Chicago Bulls 115 New York Knicks 114 Chicago Stadium Chicago Bulls Sweep Series 2-0
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 3/31/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 124 Indiana Pacers 108 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/2/1981 Indiana Pacers 85 Philadelphia 76ers 96 Market Square Arena Philadelphia 76ers Sweep Series 2-0
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/1/1981 Los Angeles Lakers 107 Houston Rockets 111 The Forum Houston Rockets Lead Series 1-0
2 4/3/1981 Houston Rockets 106 Los Angeles Lakers 111 The Summit Series Tied 1-1
3 4/5/1981 Los Angeles Lakers 86 Houston Rockets 89 The Forum Houston Rockets Win Series 2-1
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/1/1981 Portland Trail Blazers 97 Kansas City Kings 98 Memorial Coliseum Kansas City Kings Lead Series 1-0
2 4/3/1981 Kansas City Kings 119 Portland Trail Blazers 124 Kemper Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 4/5/1981 Portland Trail Blazers 95 Kansas City Kings 104 Memorial Coliseum Kansas City Kings Win Series 2-1
               

Second Round

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/5/1981 Boston Celtics 121 Chicago Bulls 109 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 1-0
2 4/7/1981 Boston Celtics 106 Chicago Bulls 97 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-0
3 4/10/1981 Chicago Bulls 107 Boston Celtics 113 Chicago Stadium Boston Celtics Lead Series 3-0
4 4/12/1981 Chicago Bulls 103 Boston Celtics 109 Chicago Stadium Boston Celtics Sweep Series 4-0
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/5/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 125 Milwaukee Bucks 122 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/7/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 99 Milwaukee Bucks 109 The Spectrum Series Tied 1-1
3 4/10/1981 Milwaukee Bucks 103 Philadelphia 76ers 108 MECCA Arena Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 Milwaukee Bucks 109 Philadelphia 76ers 98 MECCA Arena Series Tied 2-2
5 4/15/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 116 Milwaukee Bucks 99 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 3-2
6 4/17/1981 Milwaukee Bucks 109 Philadelphia 76ers 86 MECCA Arena Series Tied 3-3
7 4/19/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 99 Milwaukee Bucks 98 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Win Series 4-3
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/7/1981 San Antonio Spurs 98 Houston Rockets 107 HemisFair Arena Houston Rockets Lead Series 1-0
2 4/8/1981 San Antonio Spurs 125 Houston Rockets 113 HemisFair Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 4/10/1981 Houston Rockets 112 San Antonio Spurs 99 The Summit Houston Rockets Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 Houston Rockets 112 San Antonio Spurs 114 The Summit Series Tied 2-2
5 4/14/1981 San Antonio Spurs 117 Houston Rockets 123 HemisFair Arena Houston Rockets Lead Series 3-2
6 4/15/1981 Houston Rockets 96 San Antonio Spurs 101 The Summit Series Tied 3-3
7 4/17/1981 San Antonio Spurs 100 Houston Rockets 105 HemisFair Arena Houston Rockets Win Series 4-3
               
Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/7/1981 Phoenix Suns 102 Kansas City Kings 80 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix Suns Lead Series 1-0
2 4/8/1981 Phoenix Suns 83 Kansas City Kings 88 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Series Tied 1-1
3 4/10/1981 Kansas City Kings 93 Phoenix Suns 92 Kemper Arena Kansas City Kings Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 Kansas City Kings 102 Phoenix Suns 95 Kemper Arena Kansas City Kings Lead Series 3-1
5 4/15/1981 Phoenix Suns 101 Kansas City Kings 89 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Kansas City Kings Lead Series 3-2
6 4/17/1981 Kansas City Kings 76 Phoenix Suns 81 Kemper Arena Series Tied 3-3
7 4/19/1981 Phoenix Suns 88 Kansas City Kings 95 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Kansas City Kings Win Series 4-3
               

Eastern Conference Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/21/1981 Boston Celtics 104 Philadelphia 76ers 105 Boston Garden Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/22/1981 Boston Celtics 118 Philadelphia 76ers 99 Boston Garden Series Tied 1-1
3 4/24/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 110 Boston Celtics 100 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 2-1
4 4/26/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 107 Boston Celtics 105 The Spectrum Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 3-1
5 4/29/1981 Boston Celtics 111 Philadelphia 76ers 109 Boston Garden Philadelphia 76ers Lead Series 3-2
6 5/1/1981 Philadelphia 76ers 98 Boston Celtics 100 The Spectrum Series Tied 3-3
7 5/3/1981 Boston Celtics 91 Philadelphia 76ers 90 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Win Series 4-3
               

Western Conference Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 4/21/1981 Kansas City Kings 78 Houston Rockets 97 Kemper Arena Houston Rockets Lead Series 1-0
2 4/22/1981 Kansas City Kings 88 Houston Rockets 79 Kemper Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 4/24/1981 Houston Rockets 92 Kansas City Kings 88 The Summit Houston Rockets Lead Series 2-1
4 4/26/1981 Houston Rockets 100 Kansas City Kings 89 The Summit Houston Rockets Lead Series 3-1
5 4/29/1981 Kansas City Kings 88 Houston Rockets 97 Kemper Arena Houston Rockets Win Series 4-1
               

Finals

Game Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Stadium Series
1 5/5/1981 Boston Celtics 98 Houston Rockets 95 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 1-0
2 5/7/1981 Boston Celtics 90 Houston Rockets 92 Boston Garden Series Tied 1-1
3 5/9/1981 Houston Rockets 71 Boston Celtics 94 The Summit Boston Celtics Lead Series 2-1
4 5/10/1981 Houston Rockets 91 Boston Celtics 86 The Summit Series Tied 2-2
5 5/12/1981 Boston Celtics 109 Houston Rockets 80 Boston Garden Boston Celtics Lead Series 3-2
6 5/14/1981 Houston Rockets 91 Boston Celtics 102 The Summit Boston Celtics Win Series 4-2