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|Dates:||May 21–June 7|
|Eastern Finals:||Bullets defeat 76ers, 4–2|
|Western Finals:||SuperSonics defeat Nuggets, 4–2|
The 1978 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1977–78 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.
The Bullets defeated the SuperSonics in seven games to win the NBA championship. Bullets power forward/center Wes Unseld was named MVP of the series. Before the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 7 win at Golden State in the 2016 NBA Finals, this was the last time a road team had won Game 7 in the NBA Finals. The 1978 World Championship Series was the first NBA Finals series since the 1958 World Championship Series in which both teams had under 50 wins, and is the only NBA Finals to feature two teams with under 50 wins in an 82-game season.
1978 NBA Playoffs
|Seattle SuperSonics (Western Conference Champion)||Washington Bullets (Eastern Conference Champion)|
3rd Pacific, 4th West, 6th Overall
|Regular season||44–38 (.537)
2nd Central, 3rd East, 9th Overall
|Defeated the (5) Los Angeles Lakers, 2–1||First Round||Defeated the (6) Atlanta Hawks, 2–1|
|Defeated the (1) Portland Trail Blazers, 4–2||Conference Semifinals||Defeated the (2) San Antonio Spurs, 4–2|
|Defeated the (2) Denver Nuggets, 4–2||Conference Finals||Defeated the (1) Philadelphia 76ers, 4–2|
|Game||Date||Home Team||Result||Road Team|
|Game 1||May 21||Seattle||106–102||Washington|
|Game 2||May 25||Washington||106–98||Seattle|
|Game 3||May 28||Washington||92–93||Seattle|
|Game 4||May 30||Seattle||116–120 (OT)||Washington|
|Game 5||June 2||Seattle||98–94||Washington|
|Game 6||June 4||Washington||117–82||Seattle|
|Game 7||June 7||Seattle||99–105||Washington|