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NBA & ABA Progressive Playoff Leaders and Records for Defensive Rating

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  Year-by-Year DRtg   Active DRtg   Career DRtg   Single Season DRtg
1973-74Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 89.90               Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 89.90
1974-75George Johnson 87.05               George Johnson 87.05
1975-76Elvin Hayes* 88.11   Dave Cowens* 92.39   Dave Cowens* 92.39   George Johnson 87.05
1976-77Bill Walton* 89.53   Dave Cowens* 92.81   Dave Cowens* 92.81   George Johnson 87.05
1977-78Caldwell Jones 93.56   Dave Cowens* 92.81   Dave Cowens* 92.81   George Johnson 87.05
1978-79Gar Heard 90.53   Dave Cowens* 92.81   Dave Cowens* 92.81   George Johnson 87.05
1979-80Larry Bird* 95.93   Dave Cowens* 93.39   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1980-81Truck Robinson 94.51   Gar Heard 95.13   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1981-82Larry Bird* 94.21   Larry Bird* 94.93   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1982-83Moses Malone* 95.76   Dave Cowens* 93.39   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1983-84Buck Williams 99.41   Elvin Hayes* 95.70   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1984-85Ralph Sampson* 97.16   Larry Bird* 99.95   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1985-86Bill Walton* 100.62   Jack Sikma 100.09   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1986-87Hakeem Olajuwon* 102.24   Caldwell Jones 101.11   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1987-88Bill Laimbeer 99.51   Hakeem Olajuwon* 100.91   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1988-89Dennis Rodman* 99.38   Hakeem Olajuwon* 100.79   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1989-90Bill Laimbeer 96.32   Dennis Rodman* 100.86   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1990-91Scottie Pippen* 99.52   Hakeem Olajuwon* 101.02   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1991-92Dennis Rodman* 99.35   Hakeem Olajuwon* 101.02   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1992-93Hakeem Olajuwon* 96.56   Hakeem Olajuwon* 100.14   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1993-94Patrick Ewing* 94.36   Hakeem Olajuwon* 99.31   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1994-95David Robinson* 97.53   David Robinson* 100.44   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1995-96Scottie Pippen* 96.07   Dennis Rodman* 100.82   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1996-97Alonzo Mourning* 94.64   Dennis Rodman* 100.89   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1997-98David Robinson* 93.42   David Robinson* 100.11   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1998-99David Robinson* 87.33   David Robinson* 97.73   Dave Cowens* 93.39   George Johnson 87.05
1999-00David Robinson* 84.01   David Robinson* 97.06   Dave Cowens* 93.39   David Robinson* 84.01
2000-01David Robinson* 92.42   Tim Duncan 95.11   Dave Cowens* 93.39   David Robinson* 84.01
2001-02Ben Wallace 86.41   Tim Duncan 95.00   Dave Cowens* 93.39   David Robinson* 84.01
2002-03Ben Wallace 90.51   Tim Duncan 94.04   Dave Cowens* 93.39   David Robinson* 84.01
2003-04Ben Wallace 83.91   Ben Wallace 86.73   Ben Wallace 86.73   Ben Wallace 83.91
2004-05Ben Wallace 93.48   Ben Wallace 88.89   Ben Wallace 88.89   Ben Wallace 83.91
2005-06Alonzo Mourning* 95.13   Ben Wallace 90.63   Ben Wallace 90.63   Ben Wallace 83.91
2006-07Jason Kidd 94.63   Ben Wallace 91.30   Ben Wallace 91.30   Ben Wallace 83.91
2007-08Tim Duncan 98.51   Ben Wallace 91.83   Ben Wallace 91.83   Ben Wallace 83.91
2008-09Dwight Howard 98.35   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 83.91
2009-10Dwight Howard 92.98   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 83.91
2010-11Dwight Howard 95.73   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 83.91
2011-12Josh Smith 93.20   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 83.91
2012-13Kevin Garnett 90.30   Tim Duncan 98.16   Ben Wallace 92.29   Ben Wallace 83.91