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1981 NBA Playoff Results by Date

Complete day-by-day list with the scores for all the games played in the 1981 NBA Playoffs, including date, points scored, location, series and more information.

1981 NBA Playoff Results

Game Result Series
Date: Mar 31, 1981
1. Chicago Bulls - New York Knicks Game 1 - at New York
90 - 80
NBA Eastern Conference First Round
2. Indiana Pacers - Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 - at Philadelphia
108 - 124
NBA Eastern Conference First Round
Date: Apr 1, 1981
3. Houston Rockets - Los Angeles Lakers Game 1 - at Los Angeles
111 - 107
NBA Western Conference First Round
4. Kansas City Kings - Portland Trail Blazers Game 1 - at Portland
98 - 97 OT
NBA Western Conference First Round
Date: Apr 2, 1981
5. Philadelphia 76ers - Indiana Pacers Game 2 - at Indiana
96 - 85
NBA Eastern Conference First Round
Date: Apr 3, 1981
6. New York Knicks - Chicago Bulls Game 2 - at Chicago
114 - 115 OT
NBA Eastern Conference First Round
7. Los Angeles Lakers - Houston Rockets Game 2 - at Houston
111 - 106
NBA Western Conference First Round
8. Portland Trail Blazers - Kansas City Kings Game 2 - at Kansas City
124 - 119 OT
NBA Western Conference First Round
Date: Apr 5, 1981
9. Chicago Bulls - Boston Celtics Game 1 - at Boston
109 - 121
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
10. Houston Rockets - Los Angeles Lakers Game 3 - at Los Angeles
89 - 86
NBA Western Conference First Round
11. Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 - at Philadelphia
122 - 125
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
12. Kansas City Kings - Portland Trail Blazers Game 3 - at Portland
104 - 95
NBA Western Conference First Round
Date: Apr 7, 1981
13. Chicago Bulls - Boston Celtics Game 2 - at Boston
97 - 106
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
14. Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers Game 2 - at Philadelphia
109 - 99
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
15. Kansas City Kings - Phoenix Suns Game 1 - at Phoenix
80 - 102
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
16. Houston Rockets - San Antonio Spurs Game 1 - at San Antonio
107 - 98
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 8, 1981
17. Kansas City Kings - Phoenix Suns Game 2 - at Phoenix
88 - 83
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
18. Houston Rockets - San Antonio Spurs Game 2 - at San Antonio
113 - 125
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 10, 1981
19. Boston Celtics - Chicago Bulls Game 3 - at Chicago
113 - 107
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
20. San Antonio Spurs - Houston Rockets Game 3 - at Houston
99 - 112
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
21. Phoenix Suns - Kansas City Kings Game 3 - at Kansas City
92 - 93
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
22. Philadelphia 76ers - Milwaukee Bucks Game 3 - at Milwaukee
108 - 103
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 12, 1981
23. Boston Celtics - Chicago Bulls Game 4 - at Chicago
109 - 103
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
24. San Antonio Spurs - Houston Rockets Game 4 - at Houston
114 - 112
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
25. Phoenix Suns - Kansas City Kings Game 4 - at Kansas City
95 - 102
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
26. Philadelphia 76ers - Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 - at Milwaukee
98 - 109
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 14, 1981
27. Houston Rockets - San Antonio Spurs Game 5 - at San Antonio
123 - 117
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 15, 1981
28. San Antonio Spurs - Houston Rockets Game 6 - at Houston
101 - 96
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
29. Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 - at Philadelphia
99 - 116
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
30. Kansas City Kings - Phoenix Suns Game 5 - at Phoenix
89 - 101
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 17, 1981
31. Phoenix Suns - Kansas City Kings Game 6 - at Kansas City
81 - 76
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
32. Philadelphia 76ers - Milwaukee Bucks Game 6 - at Milwaukee
86 - 109
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
33. Houston Rockets - San Antonio Spurs Game 7 - at San Antonio
105 - 100
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 19, 1981
34. Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers Game 7 - at Philadelphia
98 - 99
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals
35. Kansas City Kings - Phoenix Suns Game 7 - at Phoenix
95 - 88
NBA Western Conference Semifinals
Date: Apr 21, 1981
36. Philadelphia 76ers - Boston Celtics Game 1 - at Boston
105 - 104
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
37. Houston Rockets - Kansas City Kings Game 1 - at Kansas City
97 - 78
NBA Western Conference Finals
Date: Apr 22, 1981
38. Philadelphia 76ers - Boston Celtics Game 2 - at Boston
99 - 118
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
39. Houston Rockets - Kansas City Kings Game 2 - at Kansas City
79 - 88
NBA Western Conference Finals
Date: Apr 24, 1981
40. Kansas City Kings - Houston Rockets Game 3 - at Houston
88 - 92
NBA Western Conference Finals
41. Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76ers Game 3 - at Philadelphia
100 - 110
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Date: Apr 26, 1981
42. Kansas City Kings - Houston Rockets Game 4 - at Houston
89 - 100
NBA Western Conference Finals
43. Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76ers Game 4 - at Philadelphia
105 - 107
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Date: Apr 29, 1981
44. Philadelphia 76ers - Boston Celtics Game 5 - at Boston
109 - 111
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
45. Houston Rockets - Kansas City Kings Game 5 - at Kansas City
97 - 88
NBA Western Conference Finals
Date: May 1, 1981
46. Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 - at Philadelphia
100 - 98
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Date: May 3, 1981
47. Philadelphia 76ers - Boston Celtics Game 7 - at Boston
90 - 91
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Date: May 5, 1981
48. Houston Rockets - Boston Celtics Game 1 - at Boston
95 - 98
NBA Finals
Date: May 7, 1981
49. Houston Rockets - Boston Celtics Game 2 - at Boston
92 - 90
NBA Finals
Date: May 9, 1981
50. Boston Celtics - Houston Rockets Game 3 - at Houston
94 - 71
NBA Finals
Date: May 10, 1981
51. Boston Celtics - Houston Rockets Game 4 - at Houston
86 - 91
NBA Finals
Date: May 12, 1981
52. Houston Rockets - Boston Celtics Game 5 - at Boston
80 - 109
NBA Finals
Date: May 14, 1981
53. Boston Celtics - Houston Rockets Game 6 - at Houston
102 - 91
NBA Finals