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1988 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

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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)

2 Series

Click matchup for composite box score
2 vs. 3 Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls DETROIT PISTONS win 4-1
1 vs. 4 Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks BOSTON CELTICS win 4-3

#2.Detroit Pistons (4) vs. #3.Chicago Bulls (1)

Game 1
CHI
DET
82
93
Game 2
CHI
DET
105
95
Game 3
DET
CHI
101
79
Game 4
DET
CHI
96
77
Game 5
CHI
DET
95
102

Detroit Pistons (4-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Isiah Thomas 26 5 5 193 35 87 1 6 31 36 5 15 20 52 10 1 18 15 102 .402 .167 .861 38.6 20.4 4.0 10.4 2.0 0.2
2 Adrian Dantley 31 5 5 163 32 64 0 0 29 34 8 17 25 10 5 0 11 10 93 .500 .853 32.6 18.6 5.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
3 Bill Laimbeer 30 5 5 182 35 73 2 6 7 8 11 53 64 7 7 4 6 10 79 .479 .333 .875 36.4 15.8 12.8 1.4 1.4 0.8
4 Joe Dumars 24 5 5 163 24 49 0 0 8 8 3 4 7 23 4 1 6 6 56 .490 1.000 32.6 11.2 1.4 4.6 0.8 0.2
5 Vinnie Johnson 31 5 0 107 25 57 0 0 6 7 15 8 23 6 8 1 4 12 56 .439 .857 21.4 11.2 4.6 1.2 1.6 0.2
6 John Salley 23 5 0 140 11 19 0 0 16 23 14 18 32 2 1 7 3 16 38 .579 .696 28.0 7.6 6.4 0.4 0.2 1.4
7 Dennis Rodman 26 5 0 104 16 43 0 0 2 10 17 15 32 5 2 3 7 17 34 .372 .200 20.8 6.8 6.4 1.0 0.4 0.6
8 James Edwards 32 5 0 39 9 15 0 0 2 4 3 11 14 0 0 0 2 8 20 .600 .500 7.8 4.0 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
9 Rick Mahorn 29 5 5 92 3 23 0 0 1 2 1 16 17 2 2 2 4 13 7 .130 .500 18.4 1.4 3.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
10 Walker Russell 27 4 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 .500 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0
11 Ralph Lewis 24 4 0 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 2.3 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0
12 Chuck Nevitt 28 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 5 1200 191 434 3 13 102 132 78 160 238 109 40 19 63 108 487 .440 .231 .773 240.0 97.4 47.6 21.8 8.0 3.8

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Isiah Thomas 26 5 5 193 .496 .408 3.0 8.6 5.7 43.9 2.7 0.3 14.9 27.0 107 96 16.8
2 Adrian Dantley 31 5 5 163 .589 .500 5.1 11.6 8.5 10.2 1.6 0.0 12.2 24.1 117 98 13.3
3 Bill Laimbeer 30 5 5 182 .516 .493 6.3 31.9 19.1 6.2 2.0 1.4 7.3 19.8 109 89 14.0
4 Joe Dumars 24 5 5 163 .533 .490 2.0 2.7 2.4 22.7 1.3 0.4 10.3 15.7 115 101 9.4
5 Vinnie Johnson 31 5 0 107 .466 .439 14.0 8.0 11.2 9.8 3.9 0.5 6.2 26.3 105 93 8.5
6 John Salley 23 5 0 140 .652 .579 10.7 14.1 12.2 1.8 0.4 3.2 9.3 9.6 137 98 7.9
7 Dennis Rodman 26 5 0 104 .359 .372 16.7 16.1 16.6 7.5 1.0 1.8 12.9 22.1 84 97 3.5
8 James Edwards 32 5 0 39 .597 .600 6.9 31.0 18.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.7 19.3 100 98 2.5
9 Rick Mahorn 29 5 5 92 .147 .130 1.3 19.0 9.9 2.9 1.2 1.4 14.3 13.2 37 94 -1.4
10 Walker Russell 27 4 0 5 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 10.5 0.0 33.3 25.6 82 81 0.4
11 Ralph Lewis 24 4 0 9 .000 .000 9.5 23.1 16.1 14.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.3 44 97 0.1
12 Chuck Nevitt 28 2 0 3 0.0 33.3 20.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 16.1 0 86 -0.4
Team Totals 5 1200

Chicago Bulls (1-1)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Michael Jordan 24 5 5 210 53 108 1 3 30 38 14 30 44 23 10 3 18 16 137 .491 .333 .789 42.0 27.4 8.8 4.6 2.0 0.6
2 Sam Vincent 24 5 5 126 24 59 0 2 16 20 5 5 10 17 3 1 17 15 64 .407 .000 .800 25.2 12.8 2.0 3.4 0.6 0.2
3 Horace Grant 22 5 0 158 27 45 0 1 3 6 7 21 28 9 9 2 4 16 57 .600 .000 .500 31.6 11.4 5.6 1.8 1.8 0.4
4 Charles Oakley 24 5 5 182 17 42 0 1 13 14 14 48 62 14 0 3 14 16 47 .405 .000 .929 36.4 9.4 12.4 2.8 0.0 0.6
5 Scottie Pippen 22 5 5 160 22 48 3 4 0 1 9 17 26 12 4 3 13 16 47 .458 .750 .000 32.0 9.4 5.2 2.4 0.8 0.6
6 John Paxson 27 5 0 78 11 28 2 8 3 3 0 2 2 15 0 1 2 11 27 .393 .250 1.000 15.6 5.4 0.4 3.0 0.0 0.2
7 Dave Corzine 31 5 5 137 10 30 0 0 5 10 5 14 19 2 1 4 5 8 25 .333 .500 27.4 5.0 3.8 0.4 0.2 0.8
8 Brad Sellers 25 5 0 65 4 15 0 0 8 10 4 7 11 4 1 2 2 10 16 .267 .800 13.0 3.2 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.4
9 Rory Sparrow 29 3 0 51 5 17 2 2 3 4 0 0 0 6 2 0 2 6 15 .294 1.000 .750 17.0 5.0 0.0 2.0 0.7 0.0
10 Elston Turner 28 4 0 29 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 6 0 0 1 2 2 .167 7.3 0.5 1.3 1.5 0.0 0.0
11 Mike Brown 24 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500 4.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Team Totals 5 1200 174 398 8 21 82 108 59 148 207 109 31 19 78 116 438 .437 .381 .759 240.0 87.6 41.4 21.8 6.2 3.8

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Michael Jordan 24 5 5 210 .549 .495 7.1 15.3 11.2 22.3 2.5 0.8 12.6 31.2 106 103 20.4
2 Sam Vincent 24 5 5 126 .472 .407 4.5 4.5 4.4 25.7 1.3 0.4 20.0 30.5 86 109 5.7
3 Horace Grant 22 5 0 158 .598 .600 4.8 13.9 9.4 10.5 3.0 0.7 7.7 14.9 117 103 10.5
4 Charles Oakley 24 5 5 182 .488 .405 8.3 28.8 18.5 12.5 0.0 0.9 22.5 15.7 92 104 7.9
5 Scottie Pippen 22 5 5 160 .485 .490 6.3 11.9 9.1 12.6 1.3 1.0 21.2 17.8 85 108 5.7
6 John Paxson 27 5 0 78 .460 .429 0.0 3.0 1.5 30.6 0.0 0.7 6.4 19.0 104 117 3.4
7 Dave Corzine 31 5 5 137 .363 .333 3.9 11.2 7.4 2.5 0.4 1.6 12.7 13.2 73 109 2.1
8 Brad Sellers 25 5 0 65 .412 .267 7.0 9.9 8.6 9.7 0.7 1.6 9.3 14.8 94 105 2.1
9 Rory Sparrow 29 3 0 51 .400 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.8 2.0 0.0 9.6 18.4 85 111 2.2
10 Elston Turner 28 4 0 29 .167 .167 3.3 13.6 8.9 30.8 0.0 0.0 14.3 10.8 71 106 0.6
11 Mike Brown 24 1 0 4 .568 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.7 13.1 0.0 0.0 10.3 139 90 2.3
Team Totals 5 1200

#1.Boston Celtics (4) vs. #4.Atlanta Hawks (3)

Game 1
ATL
BOS
101
110
Game 2
ATL
BOS
97
108
Game 3
BOS
ATL
92
110
Game 4
BOS
ATL
109
118
Game 5
ATL
BOS
112
104
Game 6
BOS
ATL
102
100
Game 7
ATL
BOS
116
118

Boston Celtics (4-4)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Larry Bird 31 7 7 310 73 143 6 16 33 38 9 45 54 45 9 3 26 15 185 .510 .375 .868 44.3 26.4 7.7 6.4 1.3 0.4
2 Kevin McHale 30 7 7 283 65 103 0 0 44 47 19 38 57 12 1 10 15 29 174 .631 .936 40.4 24.9 8.1 1.7 0.1 1.4
3 Robert Parish 34 7 7 275 48 70 0 0 21 27 22 46 68 9 4 8 14 17 117 .686 .778 39.3 16.7 9.7 1.3 0.6 1.1
4 Danny Ainge 28 7 7 288 34 75 7 21 25 28 5 18 23 61 2 0 18 27 100 .453 .333 .893 41.1 14.3 3.3 8.7 0.3 0.0
5 Dennis Johnson 33 7 7 280 34 79 0 2 32 42 5 28 33 54 9 3 22 24 100 .430 .000 .762 40.0 14.3 4.7 7.7 1.3 0.4
6 Reggie Lewis 22 6 0 43 8 20 0 1 1 2 7 4 11 1 2 1 0 6 17 .400 .000 .500 7.2 2.8 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.2
7 Mark Acres 25 7 0 61 5 13 0 0 6 12 4 8 12 2 0 0 4 10 16 .385 .500 8.7 2.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.0
8 Dirk Minniefield 27 5 0 24 3 9 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 6 1 0 6 8 9 .333 .333 1.000 4.8 1.8 0.4 1.2 0.2 0.0
9 Fred Roberts 27 6 0 37 3 7 0 0 3 4 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 7 9 .429 .750 6.2 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0
10 Artis Gilmore 38 6 0 34 2 3 0 0 3 6 2 4 6 0 0 2 1 4 7 .667 .500 5.7 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
11 Jim Paxson 30 5 0 37 1 10 0 1 5 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 7 .100 .000 .833 7.4 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
12 Brad Lohaus 23 3 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1.000 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 7 1680 277 533 14 44 175 214 77 196 273 192 28 27 110 153 743 .520 .318 .818 240.0 106.1 39.0 27.4 4.0 3.9

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Larry Bird 31 7 7 310 .579 .531 3.6 17.1 10.7 25.2 1.5 0.6 14.0 27.3 112 114 20.4
2 Kevin McHale 30 7 7 283 .703 .631 9.1 16.4 13.1 7.4 0.2 2.1 10.8 22.5 134 116 20.2
3 Robert Parish 34 7 7 275 .714 .686 11.2 20.2 15.5 4.9 0.8 1.7 14.6 15.8 128 115 15.6
4 Danny Ainge 28 7 7 288 .573 .500 2.4 7.3 4.9 29.6 0.3 0.0 17.1 16.7 118 120 12.1
5 Dennis Johnson 33 7 7 280 .513 .430 2.7 11.4 7.4 26.9 1.6 0.6 18.4 19.4 105 116 11.9
6 Reggie Lewis 22 6 0 43 .407 .400 18.8 11.4 15.2 4.7 2.6 1.5 0.0 21.9 101 119 2.2
7 Mark Acres 25 7 0 61 .438 .385 8.7 14.0 11.5 4.1 0.0 0.0 18.0 16.6 84 116 0.7
8 Dirk Minniefield 27 5 0 24 .455 .389 4.3 5.3 4.8 43.0 2.1 0.0 37.8 29.4 73 113 0.2
9 Fred Roberts 27 6 0 37 .514 .429 8.8 6.3 7.9 5.2 0.0 0.0 10.2 12.2 107 124 0.8
10 Artis Gilmore 38 6 0 34 .621 .667 7.8 13.1 10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 15.1 8.7 111 116 1.0
11 Jim Paxson 30 5 0 37 .277 .100 0.0 2.9 1.7 3.2 0.0 0.0 13.7 18.4 61 117 -0.6
12 Brad Lohaus 23 3 0 8 1.000 1.000 0.0 15.8 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 11.4 64 117 0.2
Team Totals 7 1680

Atlanta Hawks (3-3)

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK
1 Dominique Wilkins 28 7 7 269 81 184 3 13 54 66 19 19 38 20 5 1 20 15 219 .440 .231 .818 38.4 31.3 5.4 2.9 0.7 0.1
2 Doc Rivers 26 7 7 246 47 92 5 14 24 27 7 26 33 70 16 1 12 18 123 .511 .357 .889 35.1 17.6 4.7 10.0 2.3 0.1
3 Kevin Willis 25 7 7 269 48 88 0 1 14 24 25 44 69 2 6 5 9 30 110 .545 .000 .583 38.4 15.7 9.9 0.3 0.9 0.7
4 Randy Wittman 28 7 7 191 30 60 0 0 2 3 4 8 12 24 5 1 3 13 62 .500 .667 27.3 8.9 1.7 3.4 0.7 0.1
5 Spud Webb 24 7 0 130 18 46 1 6 23 24 3 7 10 39 5 0 6 14 60 .391 .167 .958 18.6 8.6 1.4 5.6 0.7 0.0
6 Antoine Carr 26 7 0 115 21 40 0 1 3 4 7 19 26 7 2 8 4 29 45 .525 .000 .750 16.4 6.4 3.7 1.0 0.3 1.1
7 Cliff Levingston 27 7 0 104 17 30 0 0 8 8 4 5 9 4 3 2 5 13 42 .567 1.000 14.9 6.0 1.3 0.6 0.4 0.3
8 John Battle 25 7 0 86 17 35 0 2 5 8 2 10 12 18 1 0 7 5 39 .486 .000 .625 12.3 5.6 1.7 2.6 0.1 0.0
9 Tree Rollins 32 7 7 197 14 23 0 0 5 7 12 33 45 5 5 12 3 26 33 .609 .714 28.1 4.7 6.4 0.7 0.7 1.7
10 Scott Hastings 27 7 0 68 6 10 0 1 6 6 7 5 12 2 2 1 5 15 18 .600 .000 1.000 9.7 2.6 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.1
11 Leon Wood 25 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 1.000 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
12 Chris Washburn 22 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 7 1680 300 609 10 39 144 177 90 176 266 192 50 31 74 178 754 .493 .256 .814 240.0 107.7 38.0 27.4 7.1 4.4

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Dominique Wilkins 28 7 7 269 .514 .448 7.9 9.1 8.8 12.8 0.9 0.3 8.6 38.4 107 119 18.6
2 Doc Rivers 26 7 7 246 .592 .538 3.6 14.4 8.6 37.3 3.4 0.3 10.4 21.0 129 113 19.3
3 Kevin Willis 25 7 7 269 .558 .545 10.6 21.6 16.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 8.4 17.7 113 113 12.0
4 Randy Wittman 28 7 7 191 .506 .500 2.6 5.7 4.0 16.2 1.4 0.4 4.7 14.8 115 118 7.3
5 Spud Webb 24 7 0 130 .530 .402 2.4 6.3 4.5 41.4 2.0 0.0 9.6 21.0 121 113 8.5
6 Antoine Carr 26 7 0 115 .539 .525 7.5 22.2 14.3 8.8 0.9 4.7 8.7 17.7 113 112 4.6
7 Cliff Levingston 27 7 0 104 .626 .567 4.4 5.1 5.1 5.9 1.4 1.3 13.0 16.3 117 116 4.2
8 John Battle 25 7 0 86 .506 .486 2.9 16.3 9.0 31.5 0.5 0.0 15.4 23.2 101 118 4.2
9 Tree Rollins 32 7 7 197 .633 .609 6.9 23.0 13.9 3.3 1.4 4.0 10.3 6.5 130 112 6.2
10 Scott Hastings 27 7 0 68 .712 .600 11.9 9.2 11.1 3.3 1.5 0.9 28.3 11.3 114 115 1.8
11 Leon Wood 25 3 0 3 1.500 1.500 0.0 0.0 0.0 -333.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.9 249 122 1.1
12 Chris Washburn 22 1 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 104 0.0
Team Totals 7 1680