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1983 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Philadelphia 76ers Billy Cunningham 4
Los Angeles Lakers Pat Riley 0
Dates: May 22–May 31
MVP: Moses Malone
(Philadelphia 76ers)
Eastern Finals: 76ers defeated Bucks, 4–1
Western Finals: Lakers defeated Spurs, 4–2

The 1983 NBA World Championship Series, also known as Showdown '83, was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1982–83 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

It was the last NBA Championship Series completed before June 1. The Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers swept the defending NBA champion and Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0. It was their third meeting in four seasons in the NBA Finals. 76ers center Moses Malone was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). This, along with the 1989 NBA Finals, were the only two NBA championships of the 1980s not to be won by either the Lakers or the Boston Celtics. Coincidentally, the Lakers were also swept in the 1989 NBA Finals, that time by the Detroit Pistons.

1983 NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers (Western Conference Champion) Philadelphia 76ers (Eastern Conference Champion)
58–24 (.707)

1st Pacific, 1st West, 2nd Overall

Regular season 65–17 (.793)

1st Atlantic, 1st East, 1st Overall

Earned first-round bye First Round Earned first-round bye
Defeated the (5) Portland Trail Blazers, 4–1 Conference Semifinals Defeated the (5) New York Knicks, 4–0
Defeated the (2) San Antonio Spurs, 4–2 Conference Finals Defeated the (2) Milwaukee Bucks, 4–1

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Away Team
Game 1 May 22 Philadelphia 113–107 Los Angeles
Game 2 May 26 Philadelphia 103–93 Los Angeles
Game 3 May 29 Los Angeles 94–111 Philadelphia
Game 4 May 31 Los Angeles 108–115 Philadelphia
Preceded by
NBA Finals
Succeeded by