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1988 NBA Playoffs Summary


League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Finals MVP: James Worthy (22.0/7.4/4.4)

1988 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: James Worthy (506)
TRB: Bill Laimbeer (221)
AST: Magic Johnson (303)
WS: Magic Johnson (4.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-2): Detroit Pistons over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Dallas Mavericks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Detroit Pistons over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Dallas Mavericks over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Atlanta Hawks over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Boston Celtics over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Chicago Bulls over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Detroit Pistons over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Dallas Mavericks over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Denver Nuggets over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Utah Jazz over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Seattle Supersonics 5 1200 230 446 .516 11 39 .282 219 407 .538 100 142 .704 69 154 223 138 26 20 77 149 571 114.2
2 Denver Nuggets 11 2640 462 1023 .452 33 120 .275 429 903 .475 262 317 .826 166 299 465 252 75 53 124 272 1219 110.8
3 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 137 291 .471 7 20 .350 130 271 .480 48 67 .716 45 70 115 83 33 11 54 72 329 109.7
4 Atlanta Hawks 12 2880 511 1016 .503 14 54 .259 497 962 .517 267 340 .785 152 313 465 317 91 61 145 314 1303 108.6
5 Milwaukee Bucks 5 1200 199 416 .478 7 26 .269 192 390 .492 138 179 .771 80 140 220 123 33 17 76 123 543 108.6
6 Dallas Mavericks 17 4080 730 1473 .496 25 93 .269 705 1380 .511 349 462 .755 279 482 761 411 126 87 253 353 1834 107.9
7 Los Angeles Lakers 24 5760 980 1962 .499 57 145 .393 923 1817 .508 517 664 .779 313 660 973 622 173 113 336 508 2534 105.6
8 Houston Rockets 4 960 156 345 .452 9 25 .360 147 320 .459 97 118 .822 64 112 176 79 32 17 59 90 418 104.5
9 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 164 384 .427 10 31 .323 154 353 .436 79 105 .752 76 116 192 90 39 17 65 116 417 104.3
10 Boston Celtics 17 4155 645 1355 .476 40 116 .345 605 1239 .488 429 526 .816 203 484 687 456 102 82 253 382 1759 103.5
11 Utah Jazz 11 2640 422 874 .483 25 60 .417 397 814 .488 268 347 .772 116 305 421 281 84 73 179 246 1137 103.4
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1200 200 403 .496 5 24 .208 195 379 .515 97 132 .735 60 142 202 119 29 32 78 97 502 100.4
13 Detroit Pistons 23 5620 883 1900 .465 21 81 .259 862 1819 .474 507 672 .754 321 698 1019 514 170 105 318 594 2294 99.7
14 New York Knicks 4 960 153 348 .440 16 47 .340 137 301 .455 75 92 .815 54 109 163 102 33 21 63 115 397 99.3
15 Washington Bullets 5 1225 182 395 .461 1 9 .111 181 386 .469 121 164 .738 67 123 190 82 35 26 76 123 486 97.2
16 Chicago Bulls 10 2400 384 851 .451 8 31 .258 376 820 .459 172 212 .811 143 287 430 234 71 40 149 238 948 94.8
League Average 10 2413 402 843 .478 18 58 .314 384 785 .490 220 284 .777 138 281 419 244 72 48 144 237 1043 104.3

Opponent Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Detroit Pistons 23 5620 812 1830 .444 35 117 .299 777 1713 .454 530 695 .763 271 640 911 502 143 97 338 542 2189 95.2
2 Chicago Bulls 10 2400 391 837 .467 8 37 .216 383 800 .479 199 264 .754 137 303 440 228 69 51 144 205 989 98.9
3 Washington Bullets 5 1225 194 416 .466 4 15 .267 190 401 .474 114 151 .755 84 139 223 109 42 28 75 131 506 101.2
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1200 210 453 .464 0 10 .000 210 443 .474 90 104 .865 84 139 223 125 40 21 63 122 510 102.0
5 Utah Jazz 11 2640 444 977 .454 32 81 .395 412 896 .460 206 267 .772 186 311 497 242 90 56 164 271 1126 102.4
6 Boston Celtics 17 4155 681 1440 .473 31 108 .287 650 1332 .488 350 450 .778 209 473 682 427 123 76 229 460 1743 102.5
7 Los Angeles Lakers 24 5760 979 2055 .476 44 138 .319 935 1917 .488 471 618 .762 356 622 978 595 195 119 330 547 2473 103.0
8 Houston Rockets 4 960 168 337 .499 6 23 .261 162 314 .516 86 112 .768 56 115 171 99 36 24 62 92 428 107.0
9 Atlanta Hawks 12 2880 476 949 .502 21 70 .300 455 879 .518 313 393 .796 157 336 493 316 61 44 187 276 1286 107.2
10 Dallas Mavericks 17 4080 726 1503 .483 49 137 .358 677 1366 .496 335 411 .815 253 451 704 442 128 78 210 381 1836 108.0
11 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 152 301 .505 12 21 .571 140 280 .500 118 154 .766 33 125 158 102 24 29 80 97 434 108.5
12 Milwaukee Bucks 5 1200 211 407 .518 4 15 .267 207 392 .528 123 163 .755 62 137 199 125 41 30 69 136 549 109.8
13 New York Knicks 4 960 160 316 .506 10 25 .400 150 291 .515 112 136 .824 53 110 163 118 38 24 60 80 442 110.5
14 Denver Nuggets 11 2640 490 958 .511 15 61 .246 475 897 .530 250 342 .731 159 359 518 280 62 53 178 272 1245 113.2
15 Seattle Supersonics 5 1200 200 442 .452 14 55 .255 186 387 .481 160 189 .847 69 132 201 97 35 25 56 116 574 114.8
16 San Antonio Spurs 3 720 144 261 .552 4 8 .500 140 253 .553 69 90 .767 39 102 141 96 25 20 60 64 361 120.3
League Average 10 2413 402 843 .478 18 58 .314 384 785 .490 220 284 .777 138 281 419 244 72 48 144 237 1043 104.3

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Los Angeles Lakers 24 15 9 .625 14.0 10.0 114.1 111.4 92.5 .338 .074 .514 .130 .335 .264 .487 .124 .650 .229
2 Detroit Pistons 23 14 9 .609 15.1 7.9 107.6 102.7 91.1 .354 .043 .470 .127 .334 .267 .453 .137 .720 .290
3 Dallas Mavericks 17 10 7 .588 8.4 8.6 114.7 114.8 94.1 .314 .063 .504 .131 .382 .237 .499 .111 .656 .223
4 Boston Celtics 17 9 8 .529 9.0 8.0 110.1 109.1 92.3 .388 .086 .491 .138 .300 .317 .484 .123 .698 .243
5 Utah Jazz 11 6 5 .545 5.9 5.1 108.7 107.6 95.1 .397 .069 .497 .148 .272 .307 .471 .130 .621 .211
6 Atlanta Hawks 12 6 6 .500 6.6 5.4 115.7 114.2 93.9 .335 .053 .510 .111 .311 .263 .513 .143 .666 .330
7 Denver Nuggets 11 5 6 .455 4.7 6.3 111.7 114.1 99.2 .310 .117 .468 .096 .316 .256 .519 .138 .653 .261
8 Chicago Bulls 10 4 6 .400 3.6 6.4 102.1 106.5 92.8 .249 .036 .456 .136 .321 .202 .472 .131 .677 .238
9 Seattle Supersonics 5 2 3 .400 2.4 2.6 114.9 115.5 99.4 .318 .087 .528 .132 .343 .224 .468 .096 .691 .362
10 Washington Bullets 5 2 3 .400 1.8 3.2 105.9 110.3 89.9 .415 .023 .462 .140 .325 .306 .471 .135 .594 .274
11 Milwaukee Bucks 5 2 3 .400 2.3 2.7 113.7 115.0 95.5 .430 .063 .487 .133 .369 .332 .523 .126 .693 .302
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 2 3 .400 2.2 2.8 108.0 109.8 92.9 .328 .060 .502 .145 .302 .241 .464 .112 .628 .199
13 New York Knicks 4 1 3 .250 0.7 3.3 105.2 117.1 94.4 .264 .135 .463 .140 .329 .216 .522 .138 .673 .354
14 Houston Rockets 4 1 3 .250 1.7 2.3 109.7 112.3 95.3 .342 .072 .465 .129 .358 .281 .507 .138 .667 .255
15 Portland Trail Blazers 4 1 3 .250 1.5 2.5 103.1 107.3 101.2 .273 .081 .440 .131 .378 .206 .525 .178 .779 .392
16 San Antonio Spurs 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 103.9 114.0 105.6 .230 .069 .483 .144 .306 .165 .559 .166 .642 .264
League Average 10.0 5.0 5.0 .500 5.0 5.0 110.4 110.4 94.0 .337 .068 .488 .130 .329 .262 .488 .130 .671 .262

Playoff Leaders