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