Classic Team: 1983 76ers

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#5 – Philadelphia 76ers
2016 NBA Champions

Number 5 Seed: Eastern Conference

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Coming off of a loss in the 1982 NBA Finals, the Philadelphia 76ers had one mission: Win the NBA Championship, at all costs. The Sixers acquired free agent C Moses Malone in a sign-and-trade with Houston and it immediately paid dividends. The Sixers jumped out to a 20-5 record, before winning a season-long 14 games in a row, improving their record to 34-5. The Sixers closed out the season with two more win steaks of 10 and seven games, and finished with 65 wins and the number one seed in the East. Their work was not finished, however. The aforementioned Moses Malone proclaimed this team would sweep the entire playoffs, telling a reporter the Sixers would go “fo, fo, fo”. The Sixers almost made Moses a fortune teller by going 12-1 in the postseason to win the NBA title, including sweeping the LA Lakers in the NBA Finals, avenging their loss the previous season. Moses Malone won NBA Finals MVP honors.


1983 Playoff Stats

Playoff Record: 12 wins, 1 loss
Points Per Game: 105.8 | Opponents PPG: 99.3 | Difference: +6.5
Offensive Rating: 108.0 | Defensive Rating: 101.4 | Difference: +6.6

Full 1983 Sixers Stats available here


The Real MVP

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Moses Malone (right): 26.0 ppg, 15.8 rpg, 1.5 spg, 1.9 bpg, 54% FG (Finals MVP)

NBA 2K17 Roster & Ratings

Bold indicates starter

C – Moses Malone (92)
SF – Julius Erving (89)
SG – Andrew Toney (86)
PF – Bobby Jones (84)
PG – Maurice Cheeks (83)
SG – Clint Richardson (77)
SF – Reggie Johnson (73)
PG – Franklin Edwards (70)
C – Marc Iavaroni (70)
C – Mark McNamara (69)
C – Clemon Johnson (68)
PF – J.J. Anderson (67)
C – Earl Cureton (67)


2K17 Tournament Results

First Round (Best-of-7)

(4) 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers  vs  (5) 1983 Philadelphia 76ers

Results coming 8/31/17