1978-79 Kansas City Kings Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-34
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 1-4 Lost conference semifinals
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Phoenix Suns 4-1
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (48-34)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Attendance: 442,354, Avg. 10,789 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Kansas City Kings Roster
1978-79 Kansas City Kings Results

The Kansas City Kings of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 48 wins and 34 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Kings tossed in 9,274 points and conceded 9,038. Otis Birdsong scored a team-leading 1,778 points for Kansas City, and Scott Wedman contributed 18 or more per game, too. Sam Lacey racked up 702 rebounds. Phil Ford dished out 681 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Phil Ford added 174 thefts, while Sam Lacey rejected 141 opposing shots.

Cotton Fitzsimmons coached the team. The 1978-79 Kansas City Kings lost in the conference semifinals.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG828228391456741408296176178354281125172002551778
Scott WedmanF-G7302498105056127121613525138614476301062391338
Phil FordG790272310044674013263314918268117463232451260
Bill RobinzineF8202179837459246180218420638104105151793671098
Sam LaceyC8202627697350226167179523702430106141245309867
Billy McKinneyG7801242477240162129206585253583124121609
Darnell HillmanF-C7801618428211224125138293431915066134288547
Bob NashF820130752222786697613020671291582135523
Tom BurlesonC5609273421571691218419728150265864183435
Marlon RedmondG490736375162503157511085728165693355
Gus GerardF-G5604591918389493958972118133674215
Lucius AllenG310413174693319143246442163052157
Ron BehagenF-C90126502311811203152162754
Richard WashingtonF-C18016141141610113748773153138

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG828234.650.972.
Scott WedmanF-G73034.253.479.
Phil FordG79034.546.581.
Bill RobinzineF82026.654.873.
Sam LaceyC82032.
Billy McKinneyG78015.950.379.
Darnell HillmanF-C78020.749.355.
Bob NashF82015.943.580.
Tom BurlesonC56016.645.971.
Marlon RedmondG49015.
Gus GerardF-G5608.243.555.
Lucius AllenG31013.339.757.
Ron BehagenF-C9014.
Richard WashingtonF-C1808.934.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG5168763938278101891001013105
Scott WedmanF-G517478363224132437993141896
Bill RobinzineF5118512286152136313082050
Sam LaceyC51764216191517345121910192047
Phil FordG514357151692101229120151439
Billy McKinneyG596401576437245012536
Lucius AllenG5733215662573215736
Darnell HillmanF-C51123210179191433843101729
Richard WashingtonF-C4522011223101301111724
Bob NashF564278108651100471024
Gus GerardF-G52494422680111610

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Otis BirdsongG533.651.371.
Scott WedmanF-G534.846.
Bill RobinzineF523.643.
Sam LaceyC535.
Phil FordG528.626.356.
Billy McKinneyG519.237.585.
Lucius AllenG514.646.9100.
Darnell HillmanF-C522.431.352.
Richard WashingtonF-C413.055.0100.
Bob NashF512.829.680.
Gus GerardF-G54.844.450.