Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Western Conference Semifinals

1988 NBA Western Conference Semifinals

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

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 Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks DALLAS MAVERICKS win 4-2
1 vs. 5 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz LOS ANGELES LAKERS win 4-3

#3.Dallas Mavericks (4) vs. #2.Denver Nuggets (2)

Game 1
DAL
DEN
115
126
Game 2
DAL
DEN
112
108
Game 3
DEN
DAL
107
105
Game 4
DEN
DAL
103
124
Game 5
DAL
DEN
110
106
Game 6
DEN
DAL
95
108

Dallas Mavericks (2-4)

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 Rolando Blackman 28 6 6 225 52 89 0 0 24 28 12 15 27 16 4 2 10 7 128 .584 .857 37.5 21.3 4.5 2.7 0.7 0.3
2 Roy Tarpley 23 6 0 191 49 87 0 1 25 32 31 54 85 12 5 7 13 26 123 .563 .000 .781 31.8 20.5 14.2 2.0 0.8 1.2
3 Mark Aguirre 28 6 6 171 44 90 2 7 21 32 6 24 30 23 4 3 20 15 111 .489 .286 .656 28.5 18.5 5.0 3.8 0.7 0.5
4 Sam Perkins 26 6 6 205 33 72 0 0 26 32 10 40 50 16 9 9 10 19 92 .458 .813 34.2 15.3 8.3 2.7 1.5 1.5
5 Derek Harper 26 6 6 218 30 71 1 11 10 16 2 8 10 41 11 3 11 12 71 .423 .091 .625 36.3 11.8 1.7 6.8 1.8 0.5
6 Detlef Schrempf 25 6 0 121 20 42 1 3 24 32 13 18 31 12 2 2 9 14 65 .476 .333 .750 20.2 10.8 5.2 2.0 0.3 0.3
7 James Donaldson 30 6 6 177 17 35 0 0 9 15 15 35 50 5 1 6 12 14 43 .486 .600 29.5 7.2 8.3 0.8 0.2 1.0
8 Brad Davis 32 6 0 113 13 20 0 0 9 11 0 9 9 16 0 1 10 14 35 .650 .818 18.8 5.8 1.5 2.7 0.0 0.2
9 Steve Alford 23 2 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
10 Uwe Blab 25 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 1.000 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Jim Farmer 23 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 4.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12 Bill Wennington 24 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 6 1440 260 512 4 22 150 200 90 205 295 142 36 33 97 123 674 .508 .182 .750 240.0 112.3 49.2 23.7 6.0 5.5

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Rolando Blackman 28 6 6 225 .632 .584 5.8 6.2 6.2 10.6 0.9 0.5 9.0 20.6 128 113 16.9
2 Roy Tarpley 23 6 0 191 .608 .563 18.0 26.4 22.8 9.4 1.3 2.0 11.4 24.8 124 103 18.6
3 Mark Aguirre 28 6 6 171 .533 .500 3.8 13.7 9.0 19.9 1.1 1.0 16.1 29.5 102 110 11.5
4 Sam Perkins 26 6 6 205 .534 .458 5.4 18.5 12.6 10.8 2.1 2.4 10.4 19.5 113 104 13.4
5 Derek Harper 26 6 6 218 .455 .430 1.1 3.5 2.4 24.1 2.5 0.7 12.4 16.9 104 111 10.1
6 Detlef Schrempf 25 6 0 121 .580 .488 12.2 14.6 13.1 14.0 0.8 0.9 13.8 22.3 119 110 8.7
7 James Donaldson 30 6 6 177 .517 .486 9.3 19.5 14.8 3.5 0.3 1.9 22.4 12.5 96 109 5.8
8 Brad Davis 32 6 0 113 .705 .650 0.0 8.0 4.1 17.5 0.0 0.5 28.7 12.7 110 115 4.1
9 Steve Alford 23 2 0 6 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.2 119 117 0.9
10 Uwe Blab 25 1 0 3 .532 .000 36.4 0.0 16.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.7 157 116 2.0
11 Jim Farmer 23 1 0 4 .333 .333 0.0 22.6 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 39.4 55 104 -0.4
12 Bill Wennington 24 3 0 6 0.0 16.7 9.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 6.6 0 113 -0.5
Team Totals 6 1440

Denver Nuggets (2-4)

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 Alex English 34 6 6 243 70 144 0 2 15 18 17 16 33 34 4 2 12 20 155 .486 .000 .833 40.5 25.8 5.5 5.7 0.7 0.3
2 Danny Schayes 28 6 6 188 36 54 0 0 30 36 19 32 51 12 2 5 18 27 102 .667 .833 31.3 17.0 8.5 2.0 0.3 0.8
3 Blair Rasmussen 25 6 6 166 35 86 0 0 6 7 13 31 44 7 1 6 3 22 76 .407 .857 27.7 12.7 7.3 1.2 0.2 1.0
4 Michael Adams 25 6 6 225 22 67 7 26 17 20 4 12 16 42 9 0 12 8 68 .328 .269 .850 37.5 11.3 2.7 7.0 1.5 0.0
5 Mike Evans 32 6 0 119 27 69 9 28 4 4 5 8 13 9 8 0 7 10 67 .391 .321 1.000 19.8 11.2 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.0
6 Fat Lever 27 3 3 130 26 48 3 3 8 13 9 23 32 25 5 1 1 6 63 .542 1.000 .615 43.3 21.0 10.7 8.3 1.7 0.3
7 Bill Hanzlik 30 6 0 120 15 35 0 5 9 13 5 8 13 17 3 5 5 26 39 .429 .000 .692 20.0 6.5 2.2 2.8 0.5 0.8
8 Jay Vincent 28 3 0 54 14 33 0 0 5 5 3 6 9 1 0 0 4 8 33 .424 1.000 18.0 11.0 3.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
9 T.R. Dunn 32 6 3 98 9 17 0 0 3 6 5 13 18 1 5 0 1 10 21 .529 .500 16.3 3.5 3.0 0.2 0.8 0.0
10 Wayne Cooper 31 6 0 88 8 23 0 0 2 2 16 15 31 6 3 8 4 18 18 .348 1.000 14.7 3.0 5.2 1.0 0.5 1.3
11 Maurice Martin 23 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .750 4.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
12 Michael Brooks 29 1 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 5.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 6 1440 262 581 19 65 102 128 97 167 264 155 40 28 67 156 645 .451 .292 .797 240.0 107.5 44.0 25.8 6.7 4.7

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Alex English 34 6 6 243 .510 .486 6.7 7.6 7.0 22.4 0.8 0.5 7.3 27.7 111 117 17.8
2 Danny Schayes 28 6 6 188 .730 .667 9.4 19.7 14.1 9.5 0.5 1.5 20.5 19.2 123 114 14.0
3 Blair Rasmussen 25 6 6 166 .427 .407 7.1 20.9 13.6 6.1 0.3 2.0 3.3 22.5 98 113 7.7
4 Michael Adams 25 6 6 225 .449 .381 1.6 5.9 3.6 23.2 2.0 0.0 13.7 15.9 102 115 9.7
5 Mike Evans 32 6 0 119 .473 .457 3.8 7.4 5.5 10.8 3.3 0.0 9.0 26.4 94 113 6.5
6 Fat Lever 27 3 3 130 .586 .573 7.2 19.8 13.0 25.2 1.8 0.4 1.8 17.4 140 108 23.6
7 Bill Hanzlik 30 6 0 120 .479 .429 3.7 7.5 5.5 18.9 1.2 2.4 10.9 15.7 105 114 4.6
8 Jay Vincent 28 3 0 54 .469 .424 4.9 11.9 8.7 2.7 0.0 0.0 10.2 30.2 93 114 4.3
9 T.R. Dunn 32 6 3 98 .535 .529 5.1 15.1 9.3 1.2 2.5 0.0 4.8 8.7 115 113 3.3
10 Wayne Cooper 31 6 0 88 .377 .348 16.8 18.8 18.0 8.6 1.7 5.4 14.3 12.7 99 108 3.7
11 Maurice Martin 23 1 0 4 .315 .000 0.0 27.3 12.4 0.0 0.0 12.6 0.0 46.3 83 114 1.5
12 Michael Brooks 29 1 0 5 .000 .000 18.1 43.6 29.7 23.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.6 52 115 0.2
Team Totals 6 1440

#1.Los Angeles Lakers (4) vs. #5.Utah Jazz (3)

Game 1
UTA
LAL
91
110
Game 2
UTA
LAL
101
97
Game 3
LAL
UTA
89
96
Game 4
LAL
UTA
113
100
Game 5
UTA
LAL
109
111
Game 6
LAL
UTA
80
108
Game 7
UTA
LAL
98
109

Los Angeles Lakers (3-4)

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 Byron Scott 26 7 7 261 66 135 11 27 19 23 7 25 32 13 9 1 12 20 162 .489 .407 .826 37.3 23.1 4.6 1.9 1.3 0.1
2 James Worthy 26 7 7 247 52 106 1 2 27 37 12 19 31 22 12 6 12 15 132 .491 .500 .730 35.3 18.9 4.4 3.1 1.7 0.9
3 Magic Johnson 28 7 7 270 49 98 0 0 33 38 12 20 32 72 7 1 27 14 131 .500 .868 38.6 18.7 4.6 10.3 1.0 0.1
4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 40 7 7 211 35 90 0 2 17 20 19 29 48 12 5 15 16 26 87 .389 .000 .850 30.1 12.4 6.9 1.7 0.7 2.1
5 Mychal Thompson 33 7 0 192 27 56 0 0 15 20 27 41 68 2 7 5 8 21 69 .482 .750 27.4 9.9 9.7 0.3 1.0 0.7
6 Michael Cooper 31 7 0 165 18 34 10 18 3 3 7 9 16 20 4 2 6 13 49 .529 .556 1.000 23.6 7.0 2.3 2.9 0.6 0.3
7 A.C. Green 24 7 4 185 19 35 0 0 7 9 19 29 48 5 2 6 8 19 45 .543 .778 26.4 6.4 6.9 0.7 0.3 0.9
8 Tony Campbell 25 6 0 45 9 22 0 1 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 0 2 8 20 .409 .000 .500 7.5 3.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0
9 Kurt Rambis 29 7 3 69 4 11 0 0 1 2 5 17 22 2 3 1 2 13 9 .364 .500 9.9 1.3 3.1 0.3 0.4 0.1
10 Wes Matthews 28 3 0 10 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 .500 .500 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Mike Smrek 25 4 0 21 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 1 .000 .500 5.3 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
12 Milt Wagner 24 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 .000 4.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 7 1680 280 593 22 50 127 162 110 195 305 152 51 39 97 155 709 .472 .440 .784 240.0 101.3 43.6 21.7 7.3 5.6

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Byron Scott 26 7 7 261 .558 .530 3.1 11.7 7.3 8.2 1.8 0.2 7.6 26.6 117 111 14.8
2 James Worthy 26 7 7 247 .540 .495 5.9 9.1 7.6 13.7 2.5 1.5 8.9 24.0 117 109 14.6
3 Magic Johnson 28 7 7 270 .571 .500 5.3 9.3 7.3 41.3 1.4 0.2 19.1 23.2 118 113 17.1
4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 40 7 7 211 .440 .389 11.4 16.5 13.8 7.9 1.3 4.6 13.9 24.0 97 107 8.0
5 Mychal Thompson 33 7 0 192 .532 .482 15.5 25.7 20.8 1.5 1.9 1.6 11.0 16.8 114 106 9.3
6 Michael Cooper 31 7 0 165 .694 .676 4.5 6.4 5.5 17.8 1.3 0.7 14.5 11.0 137 113 6.9
7 A.C. Green 24 7 4 185 .578 .543 11.3 18.8 15.2 3.8 0.6 2.0 17.0 11.2 115 110 6.2
8 Tony Campbell 25 6 0 45 .421 .409 4.4 5.4 5.1 10.0 2.4 0.0 7.8 25.3 92 115 1.3
9 Kurt Rambis 29 7 3 69 .379 .364 8.5 30.1 19.1 4.1 2.3 0.9 14.4 8.8 88 104 1.3
10 Wes Matthews 28 3 0 10 .532 .500 0.0 13.7 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.7 25.5 69 119 -0.1
11 Mike Smrek 25 4 0 21 .129 .000 0.0 12.0 5.2 0.0 0.0 5.9 34.0 12.4 20 111 -0.6
12 Milt Wagner 24 1 0 4 .000 .000 0.0 34.3 14.3 80.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.1 83 119 0.2
Team Totals 7 1680

Utah Jazz (3-4)

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 Karl Malone 24 7 7 316 80 162 0 1 41 59 23 59 82 10 9 5 20 24 201 .494 .000 .695 45.1 28.7 11.7 1.4 1.3 0.7
2 Thurl Bailey 26 7 0 281 56 118 0 1 30 34 12 27 39 7 5 13 13 22 142 .475 .000 .882 40.1 20.3 5.6 1.0 0.7 1.9
3 John Stockton 25 7 7 312 48 95 2 8 37 45 9 15 24 115 28 2 26 20 135 .505 .250 .822 44.6 19.3 3.4 16.4 4.0 0.3
4 Bob Hansen 27 7 7 276 45 100 10 25 9 14 6 21 27 22 5 0 16 27 109 .450 .400 .643 39.4 15.6 3.9 3.1 0.7 0.0
5 Mark Eaton 31 7 7 295 21 44 0 0 21 29 22 44 66 7 6 22 7 27 63 .477 .724 42.1 9.0 9.4 1.0 0.9 3.1
6 Marc Iavaroni 31 7 7 94 12 23 0 0 8 8 4 8 12 8 2 2 5 18 32 .522 1.000 13.4 4.6 1.7 1.1 0.3 0.3
7 Bart Kofoed 23 6 0 50 3 12 0 2 2 2 3 3 6 3 1 0 6 9 8 .250 .000 1.000 8.3 1.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.0
8 Eddie Hughes 27 5 0 14 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 .333 .500 2.8 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0
9 Melvin Turpin 27 3 0 12 1 5 0 0 2 2 3 2 5 2 1 0 1 0 4 .200 1.000 4.0 1.3 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.0
10 Rickey Green 33 3 0 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 .333 4.0 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.0
11 Kelly Tripucka 28 2 0 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .333 4.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
12 Scott Roth 24 5 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
Team Totals 7 1680 270 573 13 39 150 193 83 180 263 179 60 44 96 149 703 .471 .333 .777 240.0 100.4 37.6 25.6 8.6 6.3

Advanced Stats

Totals Advanced
Rk Player Age G GS MP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg GmSc
1 Karl Malone 24 7 7 316 .535 .494 8.7 22.2 15.5 5.9 1.5 0.9 9.6 29.4 107 110 19.4
2 Thurl Bailey 26 7 0 281 .534 .475 5.2 11.2 8.2 4.1 0.9 2.8 8.9 23.1 107 113 13.4
3 John Stockton 25 7 7 312 .588 .516 3.4 5.3 4.4 56.4 4.7 0.4 18.5 20.2 123 109 24.5
4 Bob Hansen 27 7 7 276 .513 .500 2.7 8.4 5.8 12.5 1.0 0.0 13.1 19.8 97 116 8.4
5 Mark Eaton 31 7 7 295 .555 .477 9.0 17.4 13.0 3.3 1.1 4.5 11.0 9.5 118 109 10.6
6 Marc Iavaroni 31 7 7 94 .603 .522 5.1 9.7 7.5 13.2 1.1 1.4 15.9 14.9 115 114 3.2
7 Bart Kofoed 23 6 0 50 .311 .250 6.6 6.6 6.7 8.8 1.1 0.0 31.8 16.9 57 112 -0.5
8 Eddie Hughes 27 5 0 14 .417 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 4.0 0.0 14.3 22.2 64 110 0.4
9 Melvin Turpin 27 3 0 12 .340 .200 31.1 21.1 24.9 24.6 4.3 0.0 14.5 25.4 94 109 1.7
10 Rickey Green 33 3 0 12 .333 .333 0.0 8.7 4.4 37.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 11.0 102 113 1.2
11 Kelly Tripucka 28 2 0 9 .333 .333 14.4 0.0 7.6 17.1 0.0 0.0 25.0 19.7 70 128 0.2
12 Scott Roth 24 5 0 9 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.0 0.0 10.0 0 108 -0.1
Team Totals 7 1680