Sonics on a roll! – 35 years ago

23 Apr

The Seattle SuperSonics tackled the Portland Trail Blazers in a 1978 Western Conference semifinal match-up.
Regular season records: Seattle 47-35; Portland 58-24 (best record in the NBA)

Results of the 1978 playoff series

Game 1 – Seattle 104, @ Portland 95
Game 2 – @ Portland 96, Seattle 93
Game 3 (April 23) – @ Seattle 99, Portland 84
Fred BrownThe Supes had six players score in double figures – Freddie Brown 18, John Johnson 18, Marvin Webster 16, Gus Williams 15, Dennis Johnson 12 and Paul Silas 10. Seattle outscored Portland 55-41 in the second half to take a 2-1 lead in the Best of 7 series.John Johnson








Game 4 – @ Seattle 100, Portland 98
Game 5 – @ Portland 113, Seattle 89
Game 6 – @ Seattle 105, Portland 94
This would be the first time the Sonics advanced to the Western Conference final in their history that began in 1967-68.
Blazers C Bill Walton was injured during the regular season (Feb. 28) and missed the final 24 games of the regular season.

Bill Walton Walton returned to play in the first two playoff games against the Sonics. He didn’t play in the final four games because doctors discovered a broken bone in his left foot. Walton was named the NBA MVP in ’77-’78 averaging 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
The Blazers had won the NBA championship the year before.


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