Indiana Pacers Playoff Rosters

1980-1981 Indiana Pacers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 May 6, 1954 26 Indiana 4 1976 Rnd 3, Pick 9, Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 Dec 3, 1951 29 Saint Francis of Assisi College 7 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 8, Phoenix Suns
Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 Mar 19, 1957 24 North Carolina 1 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Indiana Pacers
Don Buse SG 6-4 190 Aug 20, 1950 30 Evansville 4 1972 Rnd 3, Pick 4, Phoenix Suns
Johnny Davis PG 6-2 170 Oct 21, 1955 25 Dayton 4 1976 Rnd 2, Pick 5, Portland Trail Blazers
James Edwards C 7-0 225 Nov 22, 1955 25 Washington 3 1977 Rnd 3, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers
Clemon Johnson FC 6-10 240 Sep 12, 1956 24 Florida A&M 2 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 22, Portland Trail Blazers
George Johnson FC 6-7 210 Dec 8, 1956 24 St. John's 2 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Milwaukee Bucks
Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 Jun 9, 1952 28 Pittsburgh 4 1974 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Los Angeles Lakers
George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 Aug 12, 1950 30 Indiana 5 1973 Rnd 2, Pick 4, Philadelphia Sixers
Louis Orr PF 6-8 175 May 7, 1958 22 Syracuse 0 1980 Rnd 2, Pick 6, Indiana Pacers
Jerry Sichting PG 6-1 168 Nov 29, 1956 24 Purdue 1 1979 Rnd 4, Pick 16, Golden State Warriors

1980-1981 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 Indiana Pacers PHI in 2
First Round #4 New York Knicks #5 Chicago Bulls CHI in 2
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #5 Chicago Bulls BOS in 4
Second Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #2 Milwaukee Bucks PHI in 7
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 Philadelphia Sixers BOS in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Los Angeles Lakers #6 Houston Rockets HOU in 3
First Round #4 Portland Trail Blazers #5 Kansas City Kings KCK in 3
Second Round #1 Phoenix Suns #5 Kansas City Kings KCK in 7
Second Round #2 San Antonio Spurs #6 Houston Rockets HOU in 7
Conference Finals #5 Kansas City Kings #6 Houston Rockets HOU in 5

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics #6 Houston Rockets BOS in 6

1980-1981 Indiana Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Johnny Davis 2 37.0 20.0 4.0 5.5 1.0 0.0 0.5
Billy Knight 2 35.5 18.5 6.0 2.5 0.5 0.0 2.5
Mike Bantom 2 25.5 14.5 4.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 3.0
Louis Orr 2 28.0 12.0 5.0 2.0 2.5 0.5 3.0
Clemon Johnson 2 27.5 7.5 10.0 1.5 2.0 1.0 1.5
James Edwards 2 28.0 7.0 7.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 2.0
George Johnson 2 11.5 5.0 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0
George McGinnis 2 19.5 5.0 5.0 3.5 1.0 0.0 2.5
Dudley Bradley 2 9.5 4.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 2.5
Don Buse 2 17.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 1.5 0.0 1.0
Jerry Sichting 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 Indiana Pacers Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Indiana Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Mar 31, 1981
@
Philadelphia
L, 124-108 Spectrum
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 25. Billy Knight
PTS: 32. J. Erving
Apr 2, 1981
v.
Philadelphia
L, 85-96 Market Square Arena
Opening Round
0-2 PTS: 21. Johnny Davis
PTS: 23. J. Erving