Denver Nuggets Playoff Rosters

1977-1978 Denver Nuggets Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 Jul 27, 1947 30 USC 1 1969 Rnd 14, Pick 8, Los Angeles Lakers
Bo Ellis PF 6-9 197 Aug 8, 1954 23 Marquette 0 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 17, Washington Wizards
Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 Aug 29, 1949 28 San Jose State 1 1971 Rnd 1, Pick 8, Golden State Warriors
Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 Oct 25, 1948 29 Kentucky 1 1970 Rnd 8, Pick 3, Detroit Pistons
Bobby Jones PF 6-9 210 Dec 18, 1951 26 North Carolina 1 1974 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Houston Rockets
Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 Feb 10, 1955 23 North Carolina 0 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Denver Nuggets
Anthony Roberts SF 6-5 185 Apr 15, 1955 23 Oral Roberts 0 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 21, Denver Nuggets
Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 Aug 10, 1949 28 Michigan State 1 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Chicago Bulls
Robert Smith PG 5-11 165 Mar 10, 1955 23 UNLV 0 1977 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Denver Nuggets
Brian Taylor PG 6-2 185 Jun 9, 1951 26 Princeton 1 1972 Rnd 2, Pick 10, Seattle SuperSonics
David Thompson GF 6-5 195 Jul 13, 1954 23 NC State 1 1975 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Atlanta Hawks
Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 Aug 15, 1954 23 Indiana 1 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Seattle SuperSonics

1977-1978 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Washington Bullets #6 Atlanta Hawks WAS in 2
First Round #4 Cleveland Cavaliers #5 New York Knicks NYK in 2
Second Round #1 Philadelphia Sixers #5 New York Knicks PHI in 4
Second Round #2 San Antonio Spurs #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 6
Conference Finals #1 Philadelphia Sixers #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 6

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Phoenix Suns #6 Milwaukee Bucks MIL in 2
First Round #4 Seattle SuperSonics #5 Los Angeles Lakers SEA in 3
Second Round #1 Portland Trail Blazers #4 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 6
Second Round #2 Denver Nuggets #6 Milwaukee Bucks DEN in 7
Conference Finals #2 Denver Nuggets #4 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #4 Seattle SuperSonics #3 Washington Bullets WAS in 7

1977-1978 Denver Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
David Thompson 13 37.0 25.2 4.1 4.0 0.7 1.6 3.0
Dan Issel 13 35.4 20.2 10.3 4.1 0.5 0.2 3.0
Anthony Roberts 13 30.8 16.3 8.3 2.3 0.8 0.5 2.1
Bobby Jones 13 30.0 12.8 7.8 2.7 1.2 0.7 1.8
Bob Wilkerson 13 32.8 9.2 5.5 6.0 1.5 0.3 1.9
Ralph Simpson 13 17.3 7.8 1.5 2.9 0.3 0.2 1.6
Darnell Hillman 13 20.0 5.6 6.2 1.4 0.5 0.5 1.8
Mack Calvin 12 11.2 5.4 0.7 1.8 0.6 0.0 0.9
Bo Ellis 12 14.2 3.8 3.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 1.2
Robert Smith 11 8.7 3.5 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.7
Tom LaGarde 9 8.6 2.8 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 1.0

1977-1978 Denver Nuggets Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders Milwaukee Leaders
Apr 18, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
W, 119-103 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 27. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. Alex English
Apr 21, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
W, 127-111 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 22. Dan Issel
PTS: 22. M. Johnson
Apr 23, 1978
@
Milwaukee
L, 143-112 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 16. Dan Issel
PTS: 35. M. Johnson
Apr 25, 1978
@
Milwaukee
W, 104-118 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 34. D. Thompson
PTS: 14. B. Winters
Apr 28, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
L, 112-117 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 25. Bobby Jones
PTS: 34. M. Johnson
Apr 30, 1978
@
Milwaukee
L, 119-91 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-3 PTS: 28. D. Thompson
PTS: 21. Alex English
May 3, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
W, 116-110 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
4-3 PTS: 37. D. Thompson
PTS: 27. B. Winters

1977-1978 Denver Nuggets Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders Seattle Leaders
May 5, 1978
v.
Seattle
W, 116-107 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 25. Dan Issel
PTS: 28. M. Webster
May 7, 1978
v.
Seattle
L, 111-121 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 29. Dan Issel
PTS: 26. Fred Brown
May 10, 1978
@
Seattle
L, 105-91 Kingdome
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 21. D. Thompson
PTS: 20. John Johnson
May 12, 1978
@
Seattle
L, 100-94 Kingdome
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 27. Dan Issel
PTS: 31. D. Johnson
May 14, 1978
v.
Seattle
W, 123-114 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Finals
2-3 PTS: 35. D. Thompson
PTS: 31. Gus Williams
May 17, 1978
@
Seattle
L, 123-108 Kingdome
Conference Finals
2-4 PTS: 21. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. Fred Brown
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