San Antonio Spurs Playoff Rosters

1978-1979 San Antonio Spurs Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Allan Bristow GF 6-7 210 Aug 23, 1951 27 Virginia Tech 5 1973 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Philadelphia Sixers
Louie Dampier PG 6-0 170 Nov 20, 1944 34 Kentucky 2 1967 Rnd 4, Pick 7, Cincinnati Royals
1976 ABA Dispersal Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 10, San Antonio Spurs
Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 Jul 23, 1948 30 San Jose State 2 1970 Rnd 10, Pick 2, Golden State Warriors
Mike Gale SG 6-4 185 Jul 18, 1950 28 Elizabeth City State 2 1971 Rnd 3, Pick 12, Chicago Bulls
George Gervin GF 6-7 180 Apr 27, 1952 26 Eastern Michigan 2 1974 Rnd 3, Pick 4, Phoenix Suns
Mike Green C 6-10 200 Aug 6, 1951 27 Louisiana Tech 2 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Seattle SuperSonics
Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 Dec 13, 1952 26 Memphis 2 1973 Rnd 3, Pick 15, Detroit Pistons
Glenn Mosley PF 6-8 195 Dec 26, 1955 23 Seton Hall 1 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Philadelphia Sixers
Mark Olberding PF 6-8 225 Apr 21, 1956 22 Minnesota 2 1975 Supplemental Draft, Los Angeles Lakers
Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 Jul 30, 1948 30 St. John's 2 1970 Rnd 7, Pick 1, San Diego Rockets
James Silas PG 6-1 180 Feb 11, 1949 30 Stephen F. Austin 3 1972 Rnd 5, Pick 7, Houston Rockets

1978-1979 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 New Jersey Nets PHI in 2
First Round #4 Houston Rockets #5 Atlanta Hawks ATL in 2
Second Round #1 Washington Bullets #5 Atlanta Hawks WAS in 7
Second Round #2 San Antonio Spurs #3 Philadelphia Sixers SAS in 7
Conference Finals #1 Washington Bullets #2 San Antonio Spurs WAS in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #3 Phoenix Suns #6 Portland Trail Blazers PHX in 3
First Round #4 Denver Nuggets #5 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 3
Second Round #1 Seattle SuperSonics #5 Los Angeles Lakers SEA in 5
Second Round #3 Phoenix Suns #2 Kansas City Kings PHX in 5
Conference Finals #1 Seattle SuperSonics #3 Phoenix Suns SEA in 7

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Washington Bullets #1 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 5

1978-1979 San Antonio Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
George Gervin 14 36.6 28.6 5.9 2.5 1.9 1.0 2.9
Larry Kenon 14 39.8 21.1 11.4 3.0 1.4 0.1 2.4
James Silas 14 33.9 19.1 3.0 4.7 1.5 0.1 2.6
Mark Olberding 14 25.6 7.9 4.9 2.4 0.9 0.4 2.1
Mike Green 14 25.0 7.9 5.2 0.8 0.9 2.6 1.3
Mike Gale 14 21.6 6.8 2.1 4.0 1.1 0.3 1.1
Billy Paultz 13 23.0 6.3 7.5 2.3 0.3 1.0 1.1
Coby Dietrick 14 20.1 5.9 4.6 1.9 0.9 0.2 1.3
Allan Bristow 13 12.5 4.3 2.1 2.2 0.7 0.4 0.8
Louie Dampier 7 7.9 2.9 0.7 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1
Glenn Mosley 3 2.0 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

1978-1979 San Antonio Spurs Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record San Antonio Leaders Philadelphia Leaders
Apr 15, 1979
v.
Philadelphia
W, 119-106 HemisFair Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 31. G. Gervin
PTS: 25. D. Dawkins
Apr 17, 1979
v.
Philadelphia
W, 121-120 HemisFair Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 29. G. Gervin
PTS: 25. J. Erving
Apr 20, 1979
@
Philadelphia
L, 123-115 Spectrum
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 32. James Silas
PTS: 39. J. Erving
Apr 22, 1979
@
Philadelphia
W, 112-115 Spectrum
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 32. G. Gervin
PTS: 33. Mo Cheeks
Apr 26, 1979
v.
Philadelphia
L, 97-120 HemisFair Arena
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 19. James Silas
PTS: 32. J. Erving
Apr 29, 1979
@
Philadelphia
L, 92-90 Spectrum
Conference Semi Finals
3-3 PTS: 27. James Silas
PTS: 20. C. Jones
May 2, 1979
v.
Philadelphia
W, 111-108 HemisFair Arena
Conference Semi Finals
4-3 PTS: 33. G. Gervin
PTS: 34. J. Erving

1978-1979 San Antonio Spurs Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record San Antonio Leaders Washington Leaders
May 4, 1979
@
Washington
W, 97-118 US Airways Arena
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 34. G. Gervin
PTS: 25. B. Dandridge
May 6, 1979
@
Washington
L, 115-95 US Airways Arena
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 25. Larry Kenon
PTS: 26. Wes Unseld
May 9, 1979
v.
Washington
W, 116-114 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 29. G. Gervin
PTS: 28. B. Dandridge
May 11, 1979
v.
Washington
W, 118-102 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 42. G. Gervin
PTS: 23. Elvin Hayes
May 13, 1979
@
Washington
L, 107-103 US Airways Arena
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 28. G. Gervin
PTS: 24. Elvin Hayes
May 16, 1979
v.
Washington
L, 100-108 HemisFair Arena
Conference Finals
3-3 PTS: 20. G. Gervin
PTS: 25. Elvin Hayes
May 18, 1979
@
Washington
L, 107-105 US Airways Arena
Conference Finals
3-4 PTS: 42. G. Gervin
PTS: 37. B. Dandridge