Kansas City Kings Playoff Rosters

1980-1981 Kansas City Kings Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 Dec 9, 1955 25 Houston 3 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Kansas City Kings
Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 Aug 26, 1954 26 Alabama 4 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Detroit Pistons
Phil Ford PG 6-2 175 Feb 9, 1956 25 North Carolina 2 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Kansas City Kings
Ernie Grunfeld GF 6-6 210 Apr 24, 1955 25 Tennessee 3 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Milwaukee Bucks
Reggie King SF 6-6 225 Feb 14, 1957 24 Alabama 1 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 18, Kansas City Kings
Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 Mar 28, 1948 33 New Mexico State 10 1970 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Cincinnati Royals
John Lambert C 6-10 225 Jan 14, 1953 28 USC 5 1975 Rnd 1, Pick 15, Cleveland Cavaliers
Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 Oct 26, 1953 27 Southern Illinois 5 1975 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Houston Rockets
Frankie Sanders SF 6-6 200 Jan 23, 1957 24 Southern 2 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 20, San Antonio Spurs
Lloyd Walton PG 6-0 160 Nov 23, 1953 27 Marquette 4 1976 Rnd 3, Pick 6, Milwaukee Bucks
Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 Jul 29, 1952 28 Colorado 6 1974 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Kansas City Kings
Hawkeye Whitney SF 6-5 235 Jun 22, 1957 23 NC State 0 1980 Rnd 1, Pick 16, Kansas City Kings

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 Kansas City Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Reggie King 15 41.3 21.3 9.9 1.7 1.2 0.7 2.3
Scott Wedman 15 43.8 20.5 5.8 3.9 1.2 0.5 2.6
Ernie Grunfeld 15 42.2 16.8 4.2 5.9 2.0 0.6 2.9
Sam Lacey 15 35.5 10.0 8.0 5.3 1.9 1.5 2.6
Otis Birdsong 8 29.2 15.5 2.6 3.4 1.5 0.0 2.5
Joe C. Meriweather 10 19.9 5.6 3.1 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9
John Lambert 15 11.7 3.3 2.5 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4
Leon Douglas 15 21.2 3.0 4.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.2
Phil Ford 5 31.6 7.8 1.6 5.8 1.0 0.0 3.4
Frankie Sanders 9 5.6 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.9
Lloyd Walton 8 9.1 1.4 0.9 2.4 0.5 0.0 1.1

1980-1981 Kansas City Kings Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Kansas City Leaders Portland Leaders
Apr 1, 1981
@
Portland
W, 97-98 Memorial Coliseum
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 29. O. Birdsong
PTS: 25. B. Bates
Apr 3, 1981
v.
Portland
L, 119-124 Kemper Arena
Opening Round
1-1 PTS: 31. Scott Wedman
PTS: 40. M. Thompson
Apr 5, 1981
@
Portland
W, 95-104 Memorial Coliseum
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 28. Reggie King
PTS: 34. B. Bates

1980-1981 Kansas City Kings Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Kansas City Leaders Phoenix Leaders
Apr 7, 1981
@
Phoenix
L, 102-80 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 15. Reggie King
PTS: 16. Walter Davis
Apr 8, 1981
@
Phoenix
W, 83-88 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 24. Scott Wedman
PTS: 31. D. Johnson
Apr 10, 1981
v.
Phoenix
W, 93-92 Kemper Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 29. Reggie King
PTS: 19. D. Johnson
Apr 12, 1981
v.
Phoenix
W, 102-95 Kemper Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 27. E. Grunfeld
PTS: 23. T. Robinson
Apr 15, 1981
@
Phoenix
L, 101-89 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 29. Reggie King
PTS: 20. Walter Davis
Apr 17, 1981
v.
Phoenix
L, 76-81 Kemper Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-3 PTS: 19. Scott Wedman
PTS: 17. D. Johnson
Apr 19, 1981
@
Phoenix
W, 88-95 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
4-3 PTS: 23. Reggie King
PTS: 28. D. Johnson

1980-1981 Kansas City Kings Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Kansas City Leaders Houston Leaders
Apr 21, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 78-97 Kemper Arena
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 20. E. Grunfeld
PTS: 29. Moses Malone
Apr 22, 1981
v.
Houston
W, 88-79 Kemper Arena
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 31. Reggie King
PTS: 18. Moses Malone
Apr 24, 1981
@
Houston
L, 92-88 Compaq Center
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 22. Scott Wedman
PTS: 23. C. Murphy
Apr 26, 1981
@
Houston
L, 100-89 Compaq Center
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 24. Reggie King
PTS: 42. Moses Malone
Apr 29, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 88-97 Kemper Arena
Conference Finals
1-4 PTS: 20. Scott Wedman
PTS: 36. Moses Malone