Denver Nuggets Playoff Rosters

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 Nov 16, 1956 28 New Orleans 6 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 18, Golden State Warriors
T.R. Dunn SG 6-4 192 Feb 1, 1955 30 Alabama 7 1977 Rnd 2, Pick 19, Portland Trail Blazers
Alex English SF 6-7 190 Jan 5, 1954 31 South Carolina 8 1976 Rnd 2, Pick 6, Milwaukee Bucks
Mike Evans PG 6-1 170 Apr 19, 1955 29 Kansas State 6 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 21, Denver Nuggets
Bill Hanzlik G-F 6-7 185 Dec 6, 1957 27 Notre Dame 4 1980 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Seattle SuperSonics
Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 Oct 25, 1948 36 Kentucky 8 1970 Rnd 8, Pick 3, Detroit Pistons
Joe Kopicki PF 6-9 240 Jun 12, 1960 24 Detroit-Mercy 2 1982 Rnd 3, Pick 10, Atlanta Hawks
Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 Aug 18, 1960 24 Arizona State 2 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Portland Trail Blazers
Calvin Natt SF 6-6 220 Jan 8, 1957 28 Louisiana-Monroe 5 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 8, New Jersey Nets
Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 May 10, 1959 25 Syracuse 3 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Utah Jazz
Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 Jun 10, 1959 25 Ole Miss 3 1981 Rnd 2, Pick 20, Dallas Mavericks
Willie White PG 6-3 195 Aug 20, 1962 22 Chattanooga 0 1984 Rnd 2, Pick 18, Denver Nuggets

1984-1985 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 Cleveland Cavaliers BOS in 4
First Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #7 Chicago Bulls MIL in 4
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 Washington Bullets PHI in 4
First Round #4 Detroit Pistons #5 New Jersey Nets DET in 3
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Detroit Pistons BOS in 6
Second Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #3 Philadelphia Sixers PHI in 4
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 Philadelphia Sixers BOS in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 Phoenix Suns LAL in 3
First Round #2 Denver Nuggets #7 San Antonio Spurs DEN in 5
First Round #3 Houston Rockets #6 Utah Jazz UTA in 5
First Round #4 Dallas Mavericks #5 Portland Trail Blazers POR in 4
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 5
Second Round #2 Denver Nuggets #6 Utah Jazz DEN in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Denver Nuggets LAL in 5

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics #1 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 6

1984-1985 Denver Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 14 38.3 30.2 6.6 4.5 1.2 0.4 2.1
Calvin Natt 15 33.9 22.3 6.6 3.8 0.5 0.3 2.1
Dan Issel 15 21.7 12.4 3.6 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.9
Wayne Cooper 15 21.4 10.9 6.2 1.3 0.5 2.4 1.3
Mike Evans 15 18.7 10.3 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.2 2.4
Fat Lever 11 31.1 13.3 6.5 8.5 2.4 0.2 3.1
Bill Hanzlik 15 20.7 8.0 3.1 2.2 0.9 0.4 1.5
Elston Turner 15 23.9 7.6 4.9 3.1 1.1 0.1 1.7
T.R. Dunn 15 24.7 4.5 4.0 2.3 1.6 0.2 0.7
Willie White 10 12.3 6.3 1.7 1.7 0.5 0.0 1.6
Danny Schayes 9 13.1 4.0 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.4 0.6
Joe Kopicki 7 4.6 3.0 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders San Antonio Leaders
Apr 18, 1985
v.
San Antonio
W, 141-111 McNichols Sports Arena
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 33. Alex English
REB: 8. E. Turner
AST: 11. Fat Lever
PTS: 23. M. Mitchell
REB: 8. Ozell Jones
AST: 5. Johnny Moore
Apr 20, 1985
v.
San Antonio
L, 111-113 McNichols Sports Arena
Opening Round
1-1 PTS: 29. Alex English
REB: 10. Wayne Cooper
AST: 13. Fat Lever
PTS: 41. G. Gervin
REB: 12. A. Gilmore
AST: 8. Johnny Moore
Apr 23, 1985
@
San Antonio
W, 112-115 HemisFair Arena
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 27. Alex English
REB: 8. Calvin Natt
AST: 8. Calvin Natt
PTS: 30. G. Gervin
REB: 14. A. Gilmore
AST: 9. Johnny Moore
Apr 26, 1985
@
San Antonio
L, 116-111 HemisFair Arena
Opening Round
2-2 PTS: 27. Alex English
REB: 8. Alex English
AST: 7. Fat Lever
PTS: 37. M. Mitchell
REB: 13. A. Gilmore
AST: 16. Johnny Moore
Apr 28, 1985
v.
San Antonio
W, 126-99 McNichols Sports Arena
Opening Round
3-2 PTS: 33. Alex English
REB: 10. Calvin Natt
AST: 10. Fat Lever
PTS: 19. A. Gilmore
REB: 8. M. Iavaroni
AST: 4. Johnny Moore

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders Utah Leaders
Apr 30, 1985
v.
Utah
W, 130-113 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 31. Alex English
REB: 16. Fat Lever
AST: 18. Fat Lever
PTS: 28. A. Dantley
REB: 9. Rich Kelley
AST: 6. Rickey Green
May 2, 1985
v.
Utah
W, 131-123 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 26. Alex English
REB: 13. Fat Lever
AST: 12. Alex English
PTS: 25. Rickey Green
REB: 14. A. Dantley
AST: 10. Rickey Green
May 4, 1985
@
Utah
L, 131-123 Salt Palace
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 30. Calvin Natt
REB: 8. Mike Evans
AST: 5. Alex English
PTS: 32. A. Dantley
REB: 14. Thurl Bailey
AST: 7. Rickey Green
May 5, 1985
@
Utah
W, 118-125 Salt Palace
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 40. Alex English
REB: 14. Wayne Cooper
AST: 10. Calvin Natt
PTS: 33. A. Dantley
REB: 8. Rich Kelley
AST: 10. J. Stockton
May 7, 1985
v.
Utah
W, 116-104 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Semi Finals
4-1 PTS: 30. Alex English
REB: 11. Wayne Cooper
AST: 6. Alex English
PTS: 22. Rickey Green
REB: 11. Rich Kelley
AST: 7. Rickey Green

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders
May 11, 1985
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 139-122 The Forum
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 30. Alex English
REB: 8. Dan Issel
AST: 11. Mike Evans
PTS: 27. Byron Scott
REB: 7. M. Cooper
AST: 16. M. Johnson
May 14, 1985
@
L.A. Lakers
W, 114-136 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 40. Alex English
REB: 11. E. Turner
AST: 8. E. Turner
PTS: 22. Byron Scott
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 15. M. Johnson
May 17, 1985
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 118-136 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 30. Calvin Natt
REB: 7. Calvin Natt
AST: 6. E. Turner
PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 14. M. Johnson
AST: 15. M. Johnson
May 19, 1985
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 116-120 McNichols Sports Arena
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 28. Calvin Natt
REB: 8. Calvin Natt
AST: 10. E. Turner
PTS: 29. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 13. James Worthy
AST: 13. M. Johnson
May 22, 1985
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 153-109 The Forum
Conference Finals
1-4 PTS: 23. Wayne Cooper
REB: 9. D. Schayes
AST: 6. Fat Lever
PTS: 25. James Worthy
REB: 10. M. Kupchak
AST: 19. M. Johnson