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1990 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Detroit Pistons

Finals MVP: Isiah Thomas (27.6/5.2/7.0)

1990 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (587)
TRB: Bill Laimbeer (211)
AST: Kevin Johnson (170)
WS: Michael Jordan (4.0)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Detroit Pistons over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-3): Detroit Pistons over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Portland Trail Blazers over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Detroit Pistons over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Phoenix Suns over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Portland Trail Blazers over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Chicago Bulls over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Detroit Pistons over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): New York Knicks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Philadelphia 76ers over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Phoenix Suns over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Portland Trail Blazers over Dallas Mavericks (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): San Antonio Spurs over Denver Nuggets (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 Boston Celtics 5 1200 228 416 .548 8 34 .235 220 382 .576 130 151 .861 59 141 200 151 34 30 87 106 594 118.8
2 San Antonio Spurs 10 2475 479 953 .503 5 29 .172 474 924 .513 207 295 .702 156 327 483 304 85 62 168 277 1170 117.0
3 Denver Nuggets 3 720 130 296 .439 8 32 .250 122 264 .462 75 86 .872 39 93 132 86 28 14 38 77 343 114.3
4 Phoenix Suns 16 3840 635 1332 .477 36 115 .313 599 1217 .492 424 537 .790 197 506 703 368 107 79 248 372 1730 108.1
5 Portland Trail Blazers 21 5140 826 1856 .445 65 195 .333 761 1661 .458 533 733 .727 326 603 929 494 183 114 337 560 2250 107.1
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1200 201 389 .517 11 35 .314 190 354 .537 121 156 .776 46 158 204 137 33 23 65 111 534 106.8
7 Los Angeles Lakers 9 2160 363 728 .499 25 86 .291 338 642 .526 204 255 .800 112 250 362 225 78 51 142 211 955 106.1
8 New York Knicks 10 2400 403 845 .477 25 69 .362 378 776 .487 219 285 .768 130 264 394 268 84 34 133 231 1050 105.0
9 Utah Jazz 5 1200 202 438 .461 16 48 .333 186 390 .477 92 127 .724 65 138 203 127 43 29 64 142 512 102.4
10 Philadelphia 76ers 10 2400 379 799 .474 26 82 .317 353 717 .492 237 308 .769 128 271 399 228 63 49 150 216 1021 102.1
11 Chicago Bulls 16 3840 610 1302 .469 43 142 .303 567 1160 .489 367 483 .760 209 433 642 365 138 69 230 409 1630 101.9
12 Detroit Pistons 20 4825 771 1638 .471 62 168 .369 709 1470 .482 431 574 .751 279 595 874 421 134 90 302 502 2035 101.8
13 Milwaukee Bucks 4 960 140 293 .478 15 43 .349 125 250 .500 109 142 .768 40 94 134 90 36 19 68 119 404 101.0
14 Dallas Mavericks 3 720 115 243 .473 9 29 .310 106 214 .495 62 81 .765 34 86 120 61 24 17 54 82 301 100.3
15 Houston Rockets 4 960 153 338 .453 11 40 .275 142 298 .477 74 111 .667 61 95 156 91 36 26 58 87 391 97.8
16 Indiana Pacers 3 720 105 228 .461 5 23 .217 100 205 .488 60 73 .822 33 76 109 52 11 7 44 77 275 91.7
League Average 9 2173 359 756 .475 23 73 .316 336 683 .492 209 275 .761 120 258 378 217 70 45 137 224 950 105.5

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 20 4825 698 1604 .435 50 183 .273 648 1421 .456 449 570 .788 245 543 788 410 132 75 305 521 1895 94.8
2 Chicago Bulls 16 3840 566 1202 .471 42 141 .298 524 1061 .494 401 523 .767 192 448 640 356 118 72 275 405 1575 98.4
3 Los Angeles Lakers 9 2160 355 755 .470 20 68 .294 335 687 .488 202 277 .729 128 237 365 205 77 49 127 199 932 103.6
4 Utah Jazz 5 1200 180 393 .458 17 47 .362 163 346 .471 142 170 .835 59 158 217 103 31 25 76 116 519 103.8
5 Indiana Pacers 3 720 122 253 .482 5 13 .385 117 240 .488 63 79 .797 44 79 123 64 16 11 36 75 312 104.0
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1200 194 420 .462 15 41 .366 179 379 .472 119 154 .773 69 137 206 108 38 28 64 111 522 104.4
7 Phoenix Suns 16 3840 651 1440 .452 50 156 .321 601 1284 .468 329 439 .749 243 446 689 395 141 89 224 426 1681 105.1
8 Houston Rockets 4 960 165 303 .545 12 37 .324 153 266 .575 80 105 .762 38 115 153 105 33 27 66 80 422 105.5
9 Philadelphia 76ers 10 2400 417 809 .515 24 79 .304 393 730 .538 213 280 .761 109 293 402 268 86 44 127 228 1071 107.1
10 Portland Trail Blazers 21 5140 888 1857 .478 49 149 .329 839 1708 .491 472 641 .736 288 646 934 507 144 115 357 571 2297 109.4
11 Dallas Mavericks 3 720 120 261 .460 7 21 .333 113 240 .471 82 116 .707 52 89 141 74 27 18 41 76 329 109.7
12 Milwaukee Bucks 4 960 162 312 .519 6 17 .353 156 295 .529 112 158 .709 54 114 168 97 38 17 61 104 442 110.5
13 New York Knicks 10 2400 439 837 .524 24 76 .316 415 761 .545 208 262 .794 129 292 421 268 67 52 155 214 1110 111.0
14 San Antonio Spurs 10 2475 398 904 .440 34 100 .340 364 804 .453 288 372 .774 152 289 441 255 95 57 166 259 1118 111.8
15 Boston Celtics 5 1200 229 449 .510 15 37 .405 214 412 .519 118 158 .747 67 126 193 150 46 14 63 124 591 118.2
16 Denver Nuggets 3 720 156 295 .529 0 5 .000 156 290 .538 67 93 .720 45 118 163 103 28 20 45 70 379 126.3
League Average 9 2173 359 756 .475 23 73 .316 336 683 .492 209 275 .761 120 258 378 217 70 45 137 224 950 105.5

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 20 15 5 .750 14.6 5.4 109.7 102.2 92.2 .350 .103 .490 .138 .339 .263 .451 .141 .708 .280
2 Portland Trail Blazers 21 12 9 .571 9.0 12.0 105.8 108.0 99.3 .395 .105 .463 .134 .335 .287 .491 .143 .677 .254
3 Chicago Bulls 16 10 6 .625 9.9 6.1 109.9 106.2 92.7 .371 .109 .485 .132 .318 .282 .488 .161 .693 .334
4 Phoenix Suns 16 9 7 .563 9.6 6.4 110.5 107.3 97.9 .403 .086 .490 .137 .306 .318 .469 .121 .676 .228
5 San Antonio Spurs 10 6 4 .600 6.5 3.5 111.0 106.1 102.2 .310 .030 .505 .134 .351 .217 .459 .135 .683 .319
6 Los Angeles Lakers 9 4 5 .444 5.3 3.7 112.7 110.0 94.1 .350 .118 .516 .145 .321 .280 .483 .127 .661 .268
7 Philadelphia 76ers 10 4 6 .400 3.4 6.6 109.6 115.0 93.2 .385 .103 .491 .138 .304 .297 .530 .120 .713 .263
8 New York Knicks 10 4 6 .400 3.1 6.9 110.3 116.6 95.2 .337 .082 .492 .121 .308 .259 .539 .140 .672 .249
9 Boston Celtics 5 2 3 .400 2.6 2.4 119.0 118.4 99.9 .363 .082 .558 .153 .319 .313 .527 .108 .678 .263
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 5 2 3 .400 2.9 2.1 113.9 111.3 93.8 .401 .090 .531 .124 .251 .311 .480 .116 .696 .283
11 Utah Jazz 5 2 3 .400 2.3 2.7 108.0 109.5 94.8 .290 .110 .479 .115 .291 .210 .480 .140 .701 .361
12 Milwaukee Bucks 4 1 3 .250 0.9 3.1 107.3 117.4 94.1 .485 .147 .503 .161 .260 .372 .529 .138 .635 .359
13 Houston Rockets 4 1 3 .250 1.0 3.0 105.6 114.0 92.6 .328 .118 .469 .130 .347 .219 .564 .159 .714 .264
14 Indiana Pacers 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 103.5 117.4 88.6 .320 .101 .471 .145 .295 .263 .492 .111 .633 .249
15 Denver Nuggets 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 105.1 116.1 108.8 .291 .108 .453 .102 .248 .253 .529 .118 .674 .227
16 Dallas Mavericks 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 103.2 112.8 97.2 .333 .119 .492 .162 .276 .255 .473 .116 .623 .314
League Average 9.0 4.5 4.5 .500 4.5 4.5 109.4 109.4 95.9 .364 .097 .490 .135 .317 .277 .490 .135 .683 .277

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Clyde Drexler*-POR 853
2. Jerome Kersey-POR 831
3. Terry Porter-POR 815
4. Buck Williams-POR 776
5. Isiah Thomas*-DET 758
Field Goals
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 219
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 172
3. Jerome Kersey-POR 166
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 148
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 130
Field Goal Attempts
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 426
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 390
3. Jerome Kersey-POR 361
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 320
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 284
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Terry Porter-POR 40
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 32
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 16
4. Eddie Johnson-PHO 15
  Bill Laimbeer-DET 15
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Terry Porter-POR 102
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 68
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 50
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 43
5. Craig Hodges-CHI 41
  Clyde Drexler*-POR 41
Free Throws
1. Terry Porter-POR 139
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 133
3. Tom Chambers-PHO 116
4. Jerome Kersey-POR 103
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 99
Free Throw Attempts
1. Terry Porter-POR 165
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 159
3. Jerome Kersey-POR 144
4. Tom Chambers-PHO 132
5. Clyde Drexler*-POR 124
Offensive Rebounds
1. Horace Grant-CHI 73
2. Buck Williams-POR 67
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 66
  Jerome Kersey-POR 66
5. Clyde Drexler*-POR 63
Defensive Rebounds
1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 170
2. Buck Williams-POR 126
3. Mark West-PHO 111
4. Jerome Kersey-POR 108
5. Dennis Rodman*-DET 106
Total Rebounds
1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 211
2. Buck Williams-POR 193
3. Jerome Kersey-POR 174
4. Mark West-PHO 164
5. Dennis Rodman*-DET 161
Assists
1. Kevin Johnson-PHO 170
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 163
3. Terry Porter-POR 155
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 150
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 115
Steals
1. Clyde Drexler*-POR 53
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 45
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 43
4. Jerome Kersey-POR 34
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 31
Blocks
1. Mark West-PHO 41
2. David Robinson*-SAS 40
3. John Salley-DET 33
4. Wayne Cooper-POR 29
5. Clifford Robinson-POR 24
Turnovers
1. Isiah Thomas*-DET 72
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 67
3. Kevin Johnson-PHO 62
  Terry Porter-POR 62
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 56
Personal Fouls
1. Jerome Kersey-POR 87
2. Bill Laimbeer-DET 77
3. John Salley-DET 76
4. James Edwards-DET 74
  Buck Williams-POR 74
Points
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 587
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 449
3. Jerome Kersey-POR 435
4. Terry Porter-POR 433
5. Isiah Thomas*-DET 409
Field Goal Pct
1. Vlade Divac-LAL .727
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS .609
3. Otis Thorpe-HOU .600
4. Reggie Lewis-BOS .597
5. Brad Daugherty-CLE .586
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Darrell Griffith-UTA .556
2. Ricky Pierce-MIL .500
  Bob Hansen-UTA .500
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET .471
5. Kiki Vandeweghe-NYK .462
Free Throw Pct
1. Rolando Blackman-DAL 1.000
  Bill Hanzlik-DEN 1.000
  John Paxson-CHI 1.000
  Mark Price-CLE 1.000
5. Ron Anderson-PHI .967
Minutes Per Game
1. Sleepy Floyd-HOU 43.0
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 42.1
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 41.9
4. Magic Johnson*-LAL 41.8
5. Hersey Hawkins-PHI 41.5
Points Per Game
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 36.7
2. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 29.4
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 25.2
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 25.2
5. Terry Cummings-SAS 24.9
Rebounds Per Game
1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 15.5
2. David Robinson*-SAS 12.0
3. Charles Oakley-NYK 11.0
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 10.6
5. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 10.5
Assists Per Game
1. John Stockton*-UTA 15.0
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 12.8
3. Rod Strickland-SAS 11.2
4. Kevin Johnson-PHO 10.6
5. Sleepy Floyd-HOU 10.2
Steals Per Game
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.8
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 2.5
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.5
4. Byron Scott-LAL 2.2
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 2.2
Blocks Per Game
1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 5.8
2. David Robinson*-SAS 4.0
3. Roy Tarpley-DAL 3.3
4. Mark Eaton-UTA 2.8
5. Mark West-PHO 2.6
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 31.7
2. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 25.4
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 25.0
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 25.0
5. David Robinson*-SAS 24.4
True Shooting Pct
1. Vlade Divac-LAL .783
2. Mark Price-CLE .674
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS .673
4. Reggie Lewis-BOS .652
5. Otis Thorpe-HOU .648
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Vlade Divac-LAL .739
2. Kevin McHale*-BOS .616
3. Reggie Miller*-IND .614
4. Otis Thorpe-HOU .600
5. Reggie Lewis-BOS .597
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 18.0
2. Robert Parish*-BOS 17.6
3. A.C. Green-LAL 16.7
4. Horace Grant-CHI 13.9
5. Charles Oakley-NYK 13.2
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 29.3
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 27.8
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI 26.8
4. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 26.0
5. Charles Oakley-NYK 25.8
Total Rebound Pct
1. Charles Barkley*-PHI 22.2
2. Charles Oakley-NYK 19.3
3. A.C. Green-LAL 19.1
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 18.4
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 18.0
Assist Pct
1. John Stockton*-UTA 55.9
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 47.9
3. Kevin Johnson-PHO 47.5
4. Sleepy Floyd-HOU 38.3
5. Johnny Dawkins-PHI 36.9
Steal Pct
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.5
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 3.2
3. Byron Scott-LAL 3.1
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 3.0
5. Alvin Robertson-MIL 3.0
Block Pct
1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 10.3
2. Wayne Cooper-POR 7.0
3. David Robinson*-SAS 6.6
4. Vlade Divac-LAL 5.4
5. Mark West-PHO 4.5
Turnover Pct
1. Kenny Walker-NYK 2.8
2. Thurl Bailey-UTA 4.8
3. Vernon Maxwell-HOU 6.2
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 7.0
5. Larry Nance-CLE 7.4
Usage Pct
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 36.1
2. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 30.9
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 29.0
4. Alvin Robertson-MIL 28.4
5. Kevin Johnson-PHO 26.8
Offensive Rating
1. Vlade Divac-LAL 132.0
2. Ricky Pierce-MIL 127.4
3. Reggie Lewis-BOS 126.2
4. Mark Price-CLE 126.1
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 125.0
Defensive Rating
1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 96.3
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 100.1
3. David Robinson*-SAS 100.2
4. Dennis Rodman*-DET 101.0
5. John Salley-DET 102.0
Offensive Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.7
2. Terry Porter-POR 2.3
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 1.4
4. Isiah Thomas*-DET 1.4
5. Charles Barkley*-PHI 1.3
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Laimbeer-DET 1.7
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 1.6
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.3
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 1.2
5. Dennis Rodman*-DET 1.1
Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 4.0
2. Isiah Thomas*-DET 3.1
3. Terry Porter-POR 2.9
4. Bill Laimbeer-DET 2.6
5. Clyde Drexler*-POR 2.2
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI .284
2. Vlade Divac-LAL .231
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL .222
4. David Robinson*-SAS .219
5. Mark Price-CLE .197