Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Rosters

1980-1981 Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Billy Ray Bates SG 6-4 210 May 31, 1956 24 Kentucky State 2 1978 Rnd 3, Pick 3, Houston Rockets
Geff Crompton C 6-11 280 Jul 4, 1955 25 North Carolina 1 1978 Rnd 4, Pick 4, Kansas City Kings
Mike Gale SG 6-4 185 Jul 18, 1950 30 Elizabeth City State 4 1971 Rnd 3, Pick 12, Chicago Bulls
Bob Gross SF 6-6 200 Aug 3, 1953 27 Long Beach State 5 1975 Rnd 2, Pick 7, Portland Trail Blazers
Mike Harper PF 6-10 195 Dec 9, 1957 23 North Park 0 1980 Rnd 3, Pick 10, Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 Nov 11, 1951 29 Iowa 7 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Chicago Bulls
Calvin Natt SF 6-6 220 Jan 8, 1957 24 Louisiana-Monroe 1 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 8, New Jersey Nets
Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 Jun 28, 1949 31 South Carolina 4 1971 Rnd 4, Pick 7, Houston Rockets
Jim Paxson G-F 6-6 200 Jul 9, 1957 23 Dayton 1 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Portland Trail Blazers
Kelvin Ransey PG 6-1 170 May 3, 1958 22 Ohio State 0 1980 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Chicago Bulls
Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 Jan 30, 1955 26 Minnesota 2 1978 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Portland Trail Blazers
Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 Sep 17, 1951 29 American University 7 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Los Angeles Lakers

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 Portland Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Billy Ray Bates 3 38.3 28.3 2.3 4.3 1.7 0.3 3.7
Mychal Thompson 3 44.0 25.0 7.7 1.3 1.0 3.0 2.3
Kelvin Ransey 3 43.7 16.3 4.0 8.3 2.0 0.3 3.7
Calvin Natt 3 31.7 10.7 6.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.3
Bob Gross 3 20.0 9.0 2.7 1.7 0.7 0.7 1.7
Kermit Washington 3 42.7 8.7 17.3 2.3 2.7 0.7 2.3
Kevin Kunnert 3 14.3 3.7 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.0
Mike Gale 3 17.0 2.7 1.7 3.0 1.7 0.0 0.7
Mike Harper 1 6.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tom Owens 1 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jim Paxson 1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 Portland Trail Blazers Opening Round Schedule

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