1978-79 Washington Bullets Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-28
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 9-10 Lost finals
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Atlanta Hawks 4-3
Conference Finals - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3
Finals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-1
Coach: Dick Motta (54-28)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 524,356, Avg. 12,789 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Washington Bullets Roster
1978-79 Washington Bullets Results

The Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 54 wins and 28 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-10.

The Bullets scored 9,423 points and surrendered 9,014. Elvin Hayes scored a team-best 1,789 points for Washington, and Bob Dandridge contributed 18 or more per game, too. Elvin Hayes accounted for 994 rebounds. Tom Henderson dished out 419 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Charles Johnson added 95 steals, while Elvin Hayes blocked 190 shots.

Dick Motta coached the team. The 1978-79 Washington Bullets lost in the finals.

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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
Elvin HayesF-C82031051477720534349312682994143751902353081789
Bob DandridgeF-G7802629126062940133110933844736571572222591589
Kevin GreveyG-F65018569224182241739014223215346141201591009
Mitch KupchakF-C6601604685369300223152278430882323120141961
Wes UnseldC-F77024066003462351512745568303157137156204843
Tom HendersonG7002081641299195156511121634198710148123754
Charles JohnsonG820181978634279677013220217795687161751
Larry WrightG730165858927616812548921402986913119166677
Greg BallardF82131552559260172119143307450116583097167639
Dave CorzineC59153211863634952951474910145367175
Phil ChenierG2703851586928183172031453128156
Roger PhegleyG-F29015378282924517221552172180

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Elvin HayesF-C82037.948.765.43.88.312.
Bob DandridgeF-G78033.749.982.
Kevin GreveyG-F65028.645.377.
Mitch KupchakF-C66024.353.974.
Wes UnseldC-F77031.257.764.
Tom HendersonG70029.746.680.
Charles JohnsonG82022.243.584.
Larry WrightG73022.746.974.
Greg BallardF821318.946.569.
Dave CorzineC5919.053.477.
Phil ChenierG27014.343.764.
Roger PhegleyG-F2905.335.982.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Bob DandridgeF-G1978736817411091459514010514155971439
Elvin HayesF-C1978639617013087941722663817525679427
Kevin GreveyG-F195272561025340262248301574062244
Wes UnseldC-F19736158786439901632536417143066195
Tom HendersonG195591756452381520351071764045166
Larry WrightG18331129623027121325441042749151
Greg BallardF1931210153413134589217962028137
Charles JohnsonG18275119401371321342133113787
Mitch KupchakF-C81375221151016183432051252
Phil ChenierG997461011535893061625
Dave CorzineC126315400121325520498

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Bob DandridgeF-G1941.447.382.
Elvin HayesF-C1941.442.966.
Kevin GreveyG-F1927.739.875.
Wes UnseldC-F1938.749.460.94.78.613.
Tom HendersonG1929.436.673.
Larry WrightG1818.448.
Greg BallardF1916.452.575.
Charles JohnsonG1815.333.653.
Mitch KupchakF-C817.140.466.
Phil ChenierG910.821.745.
Dave CorzineC125.326.