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1989 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Detroit Pistons

Finals MVP: Joe Dumars (27.3/1.8/6.0)

1989 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (591)
TRB: Dennis Rodman (170)
AST: Magic Johnson (165)
WS: Michael Jordan (4.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-0): Detroit Pistons over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-2): Detroit Pistons over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Chicago Bulls over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-0): Detroit Pistons over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Phoenix Suns over Golden State Warriors (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Chicago Bulls over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Detroit Pistons over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Milwaukee Bucks over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): New York Knicks over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Golden State Warriors over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Phoenix Suns over Denver Nuggets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Houston Rockets (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 Phoenix Suns 12 2880 540 1141 .473 33 105 .314 507 1036 .489 307 365 .841 203 401 604 330 112 55 190 274 1420 118.3
2 Denver Nuggets 3 720 130 284 .458 16 39 .410 114 245 .465 62 77 .805 36 97 133 72 23 5 50 87 338 112.7
3 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3600 600 1208 .497 51 146 .349 549 1062 .517 406 520 .781 188 444 632 381 104 73 220 337 1657 110.5
4 Golden State Warriors 8 1920 342 751 .455 21 102 .206 321 649 .495 174 212 .821 113 232 345 160 78 68 116 194 879 109.9
5 Portland Trail Blazers 3 720 128 282 .454 9 29 .310 119 253 .470 56 74 .757 53 71 124 81 21 16 40 74 321 107.0
6 New York Knicks 9 2210 364 765 .476 39 109 .358 325 656 .495 194 267 .727 137 252 389 235 71 36 145 230 961 106.8
7 Houston Rockets 4 960 160 339 .472 11 29 .379 149 310 .481 95 130 .731 51 106 157 97 37 21 66 100 426 106.5
8 Philadelphia 76ers 3 745 128 265 .483 4 21 .190 124 244 .508 57 81 .704 32 88 120 87 20 14 37 75 317 105.7
9 Utah Jazz 3 720 115 269 .428 12 34 .353 103 235 .438 74 89 .831 54 96 150 54 21 15 56 78 316 105.3
10 Atlanta Hawks 5 1250 177 393 .450 13 46 .283 164 347 .473 149 193 .772 76 132 208 128 27 29 66 120 516 103.2
11 Seattle Supersonics 8 1920 319 703 .454 21 80 .263 298 623 .478 157 221 .710 139 211 350 186 69 60 126 218 816 102.0
12 Detroit Pistons 17 4080 644 1361 .473 42 142 .296 602 1219 .494 380 499 .762 235 516 751 385 83 77 205 425 1710 100.6
13 Chicago Bulls 17 4130 623 1328 .469 73 207 .353 550 1121 .491 375 494 .759 208 493 701 399 133 72 271 448 1694 99.6
14 Milwaukee Bucks 9 2210 326 705 .462 21 71 .296 305 634 .481 202 241 .838 96 226 322 209 51 19 101 236 875 97.2
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1225 182 388 .469 11 33 .333 171 355 .482 111 155 .716 62 139 201 115 38 37 78 105 486 97.2
16 Boston Celtics 3 720 111 250 .444 0 8 .000 111 242 .459 49 67 .731 29 91 120 65 20 7 42 72 271 90.3
League Average 8 1876 306 652 .469 24 75 .314 282 577 .489 178 230 .773 107 225 332 187 57 38 113 192 813 104.9

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 17 4080 583 1300 .448 45 160 .281 538 1140 .472 368 491 .749 178 462 640 357 97 60 215 431 1579 92.9
2 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1225 188 414 .454 22 53 .415 166 361 .460 92 124 .742 67 149 216 121 46 18 75 133 490 98.0
3 Chicago Bulls 17 4130 625 1376 .454 55 172 .320 570 1204 .473 385 531 .725 252 467 719 402 129 75 255 411 1690 99.4
4 Boston Celtics 3 720 121 251 .482 8 22 .364 113 229 .493 53 67 .791 34 94 128 68 20 21 33 71 303 101.0
5 Milwaukee Bucks 9 2210 328 702 .467 28 88 .318 300 614 .489 235 305 .770 132 262 394 227 37 49 113 210 919 102.1
6 Atlanta Hawks 5 1250 192 402 .478 13 41 .317 179 361 .496 122 139 .878 57 126 183 127 30 11 65 145 519 103.8
7 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3600 627 1333 .470 34 120 .283 593 1213 .489 298 393 .758 227 392 619 379 103 79 201 396 1586 105.7
8 Houston Rockets 4 960 163 345 .472 9 38 .237 154 307 .502 90 119 .756 62 116 178 98 35 35 66 105 425 106.3
9 Seattle Supersonics 8 1920 310 648 .478 16 61 .262 294 587 .501 221 285 .775 108 220 328 195 65 38 126 176 857 107.1
10 Philadelphia 76ers 3 745 126 261 .483 9 28 .321 117 233 .502 64 86 .744 47 101 148 69 17 13 47 73 325 108.3
11 New York Knicks 9 2210 369 742 .497 31 96 .323 338 646 .523 209 273 .766 110 259 369 247 73 39 143 226 978 108.7
12 Phoenix Suns 12 2880 517 1108 .467 42 142 .296 475 966 .492 259 317 .817 151 377 528 281 102 68 191 298 1335 111.3
13 Utah Jazz 3 720 132 268 .493 10 35 .286 122 233 .524 68 83 .819 39 91 130 71 31 34 39 71 342 114.0
14 Golden State Warriors 8 1920 353 770 .458 28 78 .359 325 692 .470 198 236 .839 165 268 433 195 68 43 143 189 932 116.5
15 Portland Trail Blazers 3 720 129 248 .520 18 35 .514 111 213 .521 81 110 .736 43 93 136 71 22 11 49 69 357 119.0
16 Denver Nuggets 3 720 126 264 .477 9 32 .281 117 232 .504 105 126 .833 40 118 158 76 33 10 48 69 366 122.0
League Average 8 1876 306 652 .469 24 75 .314 282 577 .489 178 230 .773 107 225 332 187 57 38 113 192 813 104.9

Miscellaneous Stats

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 Detroit Pistons 17 15 2 .882 12.8 4.2 113.2 104.5 88.9 .367 .104 .489 .115 .337 .279 .466 .124 .744 .283
2 Los Angeles Lakers 15 11 4 .733 9.7 5.3 115.8 110.9 95.4 .430 .121 .518 .133 .324 .336 .483 .118 .662 .224
3 Chicago Bulls 17 9 8 .529 8.6 8.4 108.0 107.8 91.1 .372 .156 .497 .149 .308 .282 .474 .137 .662 .280
4 Phoenix Suns 12 7 5 .583 8.4 3.6 113.4 106.6 104.4 .320 .092 .488 .127 .350 .269 .486 .133 .726 .234
5 New York Knicks 9 5 4 .556 4.0 5.0 110.4 112.3 94.5 .349 .142 .501 .141 .346 .254 .518 .142 .696 .282
6 Golden State Warriors 8 4 4 .500 2.4 5.6 106.9 113.4 102.7 .282 .136 .469 .121 .297 .232 .477 .141 .584 .257
7 Seattle Supersonics 8 3 5 .375 2.7 5.3 107.1 112.5 95.2 .314 .114 .469 .136 .387 .223 .491 .140 .661 .341
8 Milwaukee Bucks 9 3 6 .333 3.0 6.0 110.5 116.1 86.0 .342 .101 .477 .111 .268 .287 .487 .119 .631 .335
9 Atlanta Hawks 5 2 3 .400 2.4 2.6 114.1 114.8 86.8 .491 .117 .467 .121 .376 .379 .494 .123 .698 .303
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 2 3 .400 2.4 2.6 105.3 106.2 90.4 .399 .085 .483 .146 .294 .286 .481 .138 .675 .222
11 Houston Rockets 4 1 3 .250 2.0 2.0 108.5 108.2 98.2 .383 .086 .488 .143 .305 .280 .486 .142 .631 .261
12 Denver Nuggets 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 104.7 113.4 107.6 .271 .137 .486 .136 .234 .218 .494 .131 .708 .398
13 Philadelphia 76ers 3 0 3 .000 1.2 1.8 107.2 109.9 95.2 .306 .079 .491 .110 .241 .215 .500 .136 .652 .245
14 Portland Trail Blazers 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 109.8 122.1 97.5 .262 .103 .470 .113 .363 .199 .556 .142 .623 .327
15 Boston Celtics 3 0 3 .000 0.5 2.5 97.4 108.9 92.8 .268 .032 .444 .131 .236 .196 .498 .105 .728 .211
16 Utah Jazz 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 105.8 114.5 99.6 .331 .126 .450 .154 .372 .275 .511 .114 .711 .254
League Average 7.8 3.9 3.9 .500 3.9 3.9 110.2 110.2 94.4 .353 .115 .487 .130 .323 .273 .487 .130 .677 .273

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 718
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 633
3. Horace Grant-CHI 625
4. Joe Dumars*-DET 620
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 619

Field Goals

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 199
2. James Worthy*-LAL 153
3. Tom Chambers-PHO 118
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 115
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 106

Field Goal Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 390
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 279
3. James Worthy*-LAL 270
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 257
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 233

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Craig Hodges-CHI 35
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 22
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 21
4. Trent Tucker-NYK 15
  Dale Ellis-SEA 15
  Bill Laimbeer-DET 15
  Byron Scott-LAL 15

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Craig Hodges-CHI 88
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 56
3. Michael Cooper-LAL 55
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 42
5. Byron Scott-LAL 39

Free Throws

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 183
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 102
3. Joe Dumars*-DET 87
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 78
5. Isiah Thomas*-DET 71

Free Throw Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 229
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 110
3. Joe Dumars*-DET 101
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 96
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 86

Offensive Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 56
2. Horace Grant-CHI 53
3. Tyrone Corbin-PHO 43
  Charles Oakley-NYK 43
5. Mychal Thompson-LAL 39

Defensive Rebounds

1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 114
  Horace Grant-CHI 114
  Dennis Rodman*-DET 114
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 109
5. A.C. Green-LAL 99

Total Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 170
2. Horace Grant-CHI 167
3. Bill Laimbeer-DET 140
4. A.C. Green-LAL 137
5. Tom Chambers-PHO 131

Assists

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 165
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 147
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 141
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 130
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 96

Steals

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 42
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 27
  Magic Johnson*-LAL 27
4. Tyrone Corbin-PHO 24
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 23

Blocks

1. Manute Bol-GSW 29
2. John Salley-DET 25
3. Alton Lister-SEA 21
4. Mark West-PHO 19
5. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 18

Turnovers

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 68
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 55
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 53
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 43
5. Bill Cartwright-CHI 41
  Scottie Pippen*-CHI 41

Personal Fouls

1. Bill Cartwright-CHI 70
2. Horace Grant-CHI 68
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 65
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 63
5. Rick Mahorn-DET 59

Points

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 591
2. James Worthy*-LAL 372
3. Tom Chambers-PHO 312
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 309
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 300

Field Goal Pct

1. Otis Thorpe-HOU .649
2. Charles Barkley*-PHI .644
3. Mark West-PHO .640
4. Olden Polynice-SEA .610
5. Michael Cage-SEA .600

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Ricky Pierce-MIL .750
2. Sleepy Floyd-HOU .533
3. Trent Tucker-NYK .469
4. Michael Adams-DEN .455
5. Vinnie Johnson-DET .417

Free Throw Pct

1. Walter Davis-DEN 1.000
2. Kiki Vandeweghe-NYK .952
3. Sidney Moncrief-MIL .938
4. Mark Price-CLE .933
5. Kevin Johnson-PHO .927

Minutes Per Game

1. Chris Mullin*-GSW 42.6
2. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 42.4
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 42.2
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 41.2
5. Kevin Johnson-PHO 41.2

Points Per Game

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 34.8
2. Chris Mullin*-GSW 29.4
3. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 27.2
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 26.0
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 25.2

Rebounds Per Game

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 13.0
2. Moses Malone*-ATL 12.0
3. Charles Oakley-NYK 11.2
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 10.9
5. Dennis Rodman*-DET 10.0
  Patrick Ewing*-NYK 10.0

Assists Per Game

1. John Stockton*-UTA 13.7
2. Maurice Cheeks-PHI 13.0
3. Kevin Johnson-PHO 12.2
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 11.8
5. Mark Jackson-NYK 10.1

Steals Per Game

1. John Stockton*-UTA 3.7
2. Jerome Kersey-POR 3.3
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.5
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.5
5. Ron Harper-CLE 2.2

Blocks Per Game

1. Manute Bol-GSW 3.6
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.8
3. Alton Lister-SEA 2.6
4. Larry Nance-CLE 2.4
5. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 2.0

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 29.9
2. Ricky Pierce-MIL 24.7
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 24.1
4. Moses Malone*-ATL 24.1
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 23.4

True Shooting Pct

1. Charles Barkley*-PHI .691
2. Mark West-PHO .659
3. Kiki Vandeweghe-NYK .627
4. Ricky Pierce-MIL .622
5. John Salley-DET .619

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Charles Barkley*-PHI .656
2. Otis Thorpe-HOU .649
3. Mark West-PHO .640
4. Olden Polynice-SEA .610
5. Michael Cage-SEA .600

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Olden Polynice-SEA 17.8
2. Moses Malone*-ATL 17.0
3. Charles Oakley-NYK 16.1
4. Dennis Rodman*-DET 16.0
5. Tyrone Corbin-PHO 13.8

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 32.8
2. Bill Laimbeer-DET 27.0
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 26.8
4. Olden Polynice-SEA 26.0
5. Brad Daugherty-CLE 24.2

Total Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 24.4
2. Olden Polynice-SEA 21.7
3. Charles Oakley-NYK 19.7
4. Moses Malone*-ATL 19.5
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 18.4

Assist Pct

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 47.6
2. Nate McMillan-SEA 42.8
3. Mark Jackson-NYK 40.3
4. Kevin Johnson-PHO 39.4
5. Sedale Threatt-SEA 38.3

Steal Pct

1. Sedale Threatt-SEA 4.3
2. Tyrone Corbin-PHO 3.6
3. Trent Tucker-NYK 3.2
4. Ron Harper-CLE 3.1
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.1

Block Pct

1. Alton Lister-SEA 8.6
2. Mark West-PHO 5.0
3. John Salley-DET 4.6
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 4.2
5. Larry Nance-CLE 4.2

Turnover Pct

1. Randy Breuer-MIL 5.0
2. Ricky Pierce-MIL 5.3
3. Eddie Johnson-PHO 7.5
4. Kiki Vandeweghe-NYK 7.9
5. Terry Teagle-GSW 7.9

Usage Pct

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 35.4
2. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 31.4
3. Vinnie Johnson-DET 30.5
4. Ricky Pierce-MIL 28.3
5. Terry Teagle-GSW 27.3

Offensive Rating

1. John Stockton*-UTA 128.0
2. Rod Higgins-GSW 127.6
3. Moses Malone*-ATL 126.8
4. John Salley-DET 126.7
5. Ricky Pierce-MIL 125.5

Defensive Rating

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 99.4
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 99.7
3. Rick Mahorn-DET 101.8
4. John Salley-DET 101.9
5. Bill Laimbeer-DET 102.2

Offensive Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.8
2. James Worthy*-LAL 1.6
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.5
4. Kevin Johnson-PHO 1.4
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 1.3

Defensive Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.2
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 1.1
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 1.0
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 1.0
5. Dennis Rodman*-DET 0.9

Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 4.0
2. James Worthy*-LAL 2.2
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.2
4. Joe Dumars*-DET 2.1
5. Kevin Johnson-PHO 2.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI .270
2. Ron Harper-CLE .208
3. Moses Malone*-ATL .208
4. John Salley-DET .207
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL .200