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1991 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Finals MVP: Michael Jordan (31.2/6.6/11.4)

1991 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (529)
TRB: Dennis Rodman (177)
AST: Magic Johnson (240)
WS: Michael Jordan (4.8)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-0): Chicago Bulls over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-2): Detroit Pistons over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Golden State Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Portland Trail Blazers over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Boston Celtics over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Chicago Bulls over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Detroit Pistons over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Philadelphia 76ers over Milwaukee Bucks (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Golden State Warriors over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Los Angeles Lakers over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Portland Trail Blazers over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Utah Jazz over Phoenix Suns (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 Indiana Pacers 5 1200 209 424 .493 26 58 .448 183 366 .500 148 177 .836 53 131 184 121 39 21 75 145 592 118.4
2 Golden State Warriors 9 2185 394 791 .498 44 117 .376 350 674 .519 198 247 .802 81 250 331 222 77 54 115 268 1030 114.4
3 Boston Celtics 11 2665 453 914 .496 10 46 .217 443 868 .510 298 372 .801 127 335 462 243 72 42 140 275 1214 110.4
4 San Antonio Spurs 4 960 162 333 .486 3 26 .115 159 307 .518 104 138 .754 48 125 173 106 38 23 69 93 431 107.8
5 Utah Jazz 9 2160 346 731 .473 17 54 .315 329 677 .486 237 282 .840 100 287 387 236 57 35 128 242 946 105.1
6 Chicago Bulls 17 4105 696 1354 .514 30 92 .326 666 1262 .528 345 452 .763 212 471 683 434 161 76 212 378 1767 103.9
7 Portland Trail Blazers 16 3840 621 1322 .470 44 144 .306 577 1178 .490 376 511 .736 241 439 680 376 129 57 240 376 1662 103.9
8 Los Angeles Lakers 19 4610 728 1507 .483 64 188 .340 664 1319 .503 453 574 .789 219 528 747 439 134 92 279 388 1973 103.8
9 Seattle Supersonics 5 1200 189 412 .459 13 46 .283 176 366 .481 127 155 .819 67 126 193 104 46 23 81 135 518 103.6
10 Detroit Pistons 15 3625 577 1299 .444 46 145 .317 531 1154 .460 316 432 .731 245 426 671 311 80 59 173 388 1516 101.1
11 Philadelphia 76ers 8 1945 290 598 .485 23 65 .354 267 533 .501 204 255 .800 79 222 301 179 69 35 110 165 807 100.9
12 Milwaukee Bucks 3 745 120 254 .472 11 31 .355 109 223 .489 51 69 .739 35 80 115 73 24 5 51 77 302 100.7
13 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 165 413 .400 13 52 .250 152 361 .421 143 172 .831 75 146 221 84 33 14 58 117 486 97.2
14 Phoenix Suns 4 960 136 325 .418 9 34 .265 127 291 .436 102 140 .729 43 113 156 89 28 26 55 98 383 95.8
15 Houston Rockets 3 720 115 249 .462 12 39 .308 103 210 .490 38 49 .776 36 86 122 73 21 13 47 72 280 93.3
16 New York Knicks 3 720 97 219 .443 11 28 .393 86 191 .450 53 66 .803 34 82 116 62 16 11 67 81 258 86.0
League Average 9 2053 331 697 .475 24 73 .323 308 624 .493 200 256 .780 106 240 346 197 64 37 119 206 885 104.2

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 Chicago Bulls 17 4105 574 1275 .450 50 152 .329 524 1123 .467 370 461 .803 198 413 611 327 115 65 270 398 1568 92.2
2 Houston Rockets 3 720 111 230 .483 12 35 .343 99 195 .508 63 80 .788 28 82 110 72 22 19 42 55 297 99.0
3 Philadelphia 76ers 8 1945 335 675 .496 21 63 .333 314 612 .513 126 172 .733 102 223 325 203 62 20 103 193 817 102.1
4 Detroit Pistons 15 3625 554 1202 .461 26 97 .268 528 1105 .478 399 510 .782 200 441 641 302 96 63 173 356 1533 102.2
5 Portland Trail Blazers 16 3840 604 1301 .464 44 144 .306 560 1157 .484 389 465 .837 187 431 618 373 124 77 232 387 1641 102.6
6 Los Angeles Lakers 19 4610 785 1613 .487 56 176 .318 729 1437 .507 327 421 .777 239 523 762 472 158 88 258 465 1953 102.8
7 Utah Jazz 9 2160 329 738 .446 25 77 .325 304 661 .460 243 328 .741 111 256 367 209 65 45 118 225 926 102.9
8 Atlanta Hawks 5 1200 203 443 .458 23 59 .390 180 384 .469 97 138 .703 89 155 244 123 24 22 65 129 526 105.2
9 New York Knicks 3 720 117 236 .496 8 16 .500 109 220 .495 76 97 .784 33 80 113 67 37 9 39 55 318 106.0
10 Seattle Supersonics 5 1200 195 398 .490 13 50 .260 182 348 .523 129 183 .705 72 134 206 125 44 19 88 118 532 106.4
11 Phoenix Suns 4 960 162 318 .509 8 23 .348 154 295 .522 97 123 .789 41 135 176 109 24 14 61 106 429 107.3
12 Boston Celtics 11 2665 439 964 .455 37 105 .352 402 859 .468 286 368 .777 154 318 472 244 63 46 121 278 1201 109.2
13 Milwaukee Bucks 3 745 124 232 .534 9 26 .346 115 206 .558 79 100 .790 29 94 123 75 36 15 48 70 336 112.0
14 San Antonio Spurs 4 960 170 342 .497 20 52 .385 150 290 .517 91 107 .850 34 116 150 93 37 23 59 113 451 112.8
15 Golden State Warriors 9 2185 381 760 .501 20 66 .303 361 694 .520 261 344 .759 119 299 418 235 71 41 143 214 1043 115.9
16 Indiana Pacers 5 1200 215 418 .514 4 24 .167 211 394 .536 160 194 .825 59 147 206 123 46 20 80 136 594 118.8
League Average 9 2053 331 697 .475 24 73 .323 308 624 .493 200 256 .780 106 240 346 197 64 37 119 206 885 104.2

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 Chicago Bulls 17 15 2 .882 14.3 2.7 117.2 104.0 88.1 .334 .068 .525 .120 .339 .255 .470 .154 .704 .290
2 Los Angeles Lakers 19 12 7 .632 10.2 8.8 111.7 110.6 92.0 .381 .125 .504 .137 .295 .301 .504 .125 .688 .203
3 Portland Trail Blazers 16 9 7 .563 8.7 7.3 111.0 109.6 93.6 .387 .109 .486 .134 .359 .284 .481 .134 .701 .299
4 Detroit Pistons 15 7 8 .467 6.9 8.1 111.2 112.5 90.3 .333 .112 .462 .104 .357 .243 .472 .108 .681 .332
5 Boston Celtics 11 5 6 .455 5.9 5.1 114.7 113.4 95.3 .407 .050 .501 .115 .285 .326 .475 .097 .685 .297
6 Utah Jazz 9 4 5 .444 5.2 3.8 109.9 107.6 95.6 .386 .074 .485 .130 .281 .324 .463 .118 .721 .329
7 Golden State Warriors 9 4 5 .444 4.1 4.9 112.9 114.4 100.2 .312 .148 .526 .113 .213 .250 .514 .136 .678 .343
8 Philadelphia 76ers 8 4 4 .500 3.7 4.3 110.8 112.2 89.8 .426 .109 .504 .134 .262 .341 .512 .121 .685 .187
9 Seattle Supersonics 5 2 3 .400 2.0 3.0 108.4 111.3 95.6 .376 .112 .475 .144 .333 .308 .506 .155 .636 .324
10 Atlanta Hawks 5 2 3 .400 1.2 3.8 105.7 114.4 91.9 .416 .126 .415 .106 .326 .346 .484 .114 .621 .219
11 Indiana Pacers 5 2 3 .400 2.4 2.6 116.4 116.8 101.7 .417 .137 .524 .130 .265 .349 .519 .137 .689 .383
12 Phoenix Suns 4 1 3 .250 0.7 3.3 99.4 111.3 96.4 .431 .105 .432 .125 .242 .314 .522 .141 .734 .305
13 San Antonio Spurs 4 1 3 .250 1.4 2.6 106.7 111.6 101.0 .414 .078 .491 .149 .293 .312 .526 .132 .786 .266
14 New York Knicks 3 0 3 .000 0.2 2.8 93.7 115.5 91.8 .301 .128 .468 .213 .298 .242 .513 .123 .713 .322
15 Houston Rockets 3 0 3 .000 0.9 2.1 102.8 109.1 90.8 .197 .157 .486 .148 .305 .153 .509 .137 .754 .274
16 Milwaukee Bucks 3 0 3 .000 0.6 2.4 103.6 115.3 93.9 .272 .122 .494 .152 .271 .201 .554 .148 .734 .341
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 110.9 110.9 93.3 .367 .105 .492 .128 .306 .286 .492 .128 .694 .286

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 823
2. Sam Perkins-LAL 752
3. James Worthy*-LAL 733
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 704
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 689

Field Goals

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 197
2. James Worthy*-LAL 161
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 142
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 128
5. Sam Perkins-LAL 121

Field Goal Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 376
2. James Worthy*-LAL 346
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 282
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 269
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 268

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 21
2. Byron Scott-LAL 20
3. Tim Hardaway-GSW 17
  Joe Dumars*-DET 17
  Terry Porter-POR 17
  Chuck Person-IND 17

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 71
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 56
3. Tim Hardaway-GSW 48
4. Terry Porter-POR 47
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 42

Free Throws

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 157
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 125
3. Sam Perkins-LAL 83
4. Joe Dumars*-DET 82
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 80

Free Throw Attempts

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 178
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 148
3. Sam Perkins-LAL 109
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 101
  Jerome Kersey-POR 101

Offensive Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 67
2. Horace Grant-CHI 56
3. Buck Williams-POR 53
4. Jerome Kersey-POR 52
5. Vlade Divac-LAL 49

Defensive Rebounds

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 131
2. Sam Perkins-LAL 116
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 114
4. Dennis Rodman*-DET 110
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 97

Total Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-DET 177
2. Sam Perkins-LAL 157
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 154
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 151
5. Buck Williams-POR 143

Assists

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 240
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 142
3. Clyde Drexler*-POR 129
4. John Stockton*-UTA 124
5. Isiah Thomas*-DET 111

Steals

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 42
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 40
3. Clyde Drexler*-POR 34
4. Jerome Kersey-POR 28
  Tim Hardaway-GSW 28

Blocks

1. Vlade Divac-LAL 41
2. Sam Perkins-LAL 27
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 23
4. John Salley-DET 20
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 19

Turnovers

1. Magic Johnson*-LAL 77
2. Clyde Drexler*-POR 61
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 55
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 43
5. Vlade Divac-LAL 41
  Isiah Thomas*-DET 41

Personal Fouls

1. Sam Perkins-LAL 69
2. Jerome Kersey-POR 68
3. Vlade Divac-LAL 65
4. John Salley-DET 58
  Scottie Pippen*-CHI 58

Points

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 529
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 414
3. James Worthy*-LAL 379
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 368
5. Clyde Drexler*-POR 347

Field Goal Pct

1. David Robinson*-SAS .686
2. Elden Campbell-LAL .658
3. Robert Parish*-BOS .598
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI .592
5. Alvin Robertson-MIL .592

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Chris Mullin*-GSW .692
2. Chuck Person-IND .548
3. Kevin McHale*-BOS .545
4. Hersey Hawkins-PHI .538
5. Byron Scott-LAL .526

Free Throw Pct

1. John Paxson-CHI 1.000
2. John Battle-ATL .960
3. Mitch Richmond*-GSW .958
4. Ricky Pierce-SEA .941
5. Hersey Hawkins-PHI .936

Minutes Per Game

1. Chris Mullin*-GSW 45.8
2. Tim Hardaway-GSW 44.0
3. Magic Johnson*-LAL 43.3
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 42.6
5. Reggie Lewis-BOS 42.0
  Rod Strickland-SAS 42.0

Points Per Game

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 31.1
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 29.7
3. Chuck Person-IND 26.0
4. David Robinson*-SAS 25.8
5. Tim Hardaway-GSW 25.2

Rebounds Per Game

1. David Robinson*-SAS 13.5
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 13.3
3. Dennis Rodman*-DET 11.8
4. Charles Barkley*-PHI 10.5
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 9.2

Assists Per Game

1. John Stockton*-UTA 13.8
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 12.6
3. Tim Hardaway-GSW 11.2
4. Kevin Johnson-PHO 9.8
5. Rod Strickland-SAS 8.8

Steals Per Game

1. Tim Hardaway-GSW 3.1
2. Micheal Williams-IND 2.8
3. Hersey Hawkins-PHI 2.5
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.5
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.4

Blocks Per Game

1. David Robinson*-SAS 3.8
2. Benoit Benjamin-SEA 2.6
3. Mark West-PHO 2.5
4. Vlade Divac-LAL 2.2
5. Chris Mullin*-GSW 1.5
  Manute Bol-PHI 1.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 32.0
2. Charles Barkley*-PHI 26.8
3. David Robinson*-SAS 26.1
4. Tim Hardaway-GSW 22.8
5. Magic Johnson*-LAL 22.7

True Shooting Pct

1. David Robinson*-SAS .760
2. Chuck Person-IND .655
3. Alvin Robertson-MIL .649
4. Hersey Hawkins-PHI .649
5. John Stockton*-UTA .644

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. David Robinson*-SAS .686
2. Elden Campbell-LAL .658
3. Chuck Person-IND .628
4. Alvin Robertson-MIL .622
5. Charles Barkley*-PHI .600

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Will Perdue-CHI 21.2
2. Ed Pinckney-BOS 16.2
3. Cliff Levingston-CHI 15.1
4. Dennis Rodman*-DET 14.3
5. A.C. Green-LAL 14.3

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. David Robinson*-SAS 31.3
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 27.5
3. Dennis Rodman*-DET 25.7
4. Mike Brown-UTA 22.4
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 21.7

Total Rebound Pct

1. Will Perdue-CHI 20.8
2. Dennis Rodman*-DET 19.8
3. David Robinson*-SAS 19.3
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 18.0
5. Robert Parish*-BOS 17.7

Assist Pct

1. John Stockton*-UTA 51.5
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 45.1
3. Isiah Thomas*-DET 38.7
4. Tim Hardaway-GSW 37.8
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 36.7

Steal Pct

1. B.J. Armstrong-CHI 3.8
2. Micheal Williams-IND 3.6
3. Tim Hardaway-GSW 3.4
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 3.2
5. Hersey Hawkins-PHI 3.2

Block Pct

1. David Robinson*-SAS 6.0
2. Benoit Benjamin-SEA 5.5
3. Vlade Divac-LAL 4.3
4. John Salley-DET 4.3
5. Mark Eaton-UTA 3.3

Turnover Pct

1. Kevin Willis-ATL 2.4
2. Cliff Levingston-CHI 4.4
3. John Paxson-CHI 4.6
4. Doc Rivers-ATL 5.2
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 5.6

Usage Pct

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 32.7
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 31.6
3. Eddie Johnson-SEA 27.4
4. Dominique Wilkins*-ATL 27.1
5. Charles Barkley*-PHI 26.6

Offensive Rating

1. Horace Grant-CHI 129.7
2. David Robinson*-SAS 129.2
3. John Paxson-CHI 127.9
4. Kevin McHale*-BOS 127.6
5. Hersey Hawkins-PHI 127.1

Defensive Rating

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 99.5
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 100.6
3. Cliff Levingston-CHI 102.2
4. B.J. Armstrong-CHI 102.8
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 103.2

Offensive Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.2
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 2.4
3. Terry Porter-POR 1.6
4. Horace Grant-CHI 1.6
5. Joe Dumars*-DET 1.5

Defensive Win Shares

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 1.7
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.5
3. Horace Grant-CHI 1.1
4. Clyde Drexler*-POR 1.0
5. Vlade Divac-LAL 1.0

Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 4.8
2. Magic Johnson*-LAL 3.3
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.9
4. Horace Grant-CHI 2.6
5. Sam Perkins-LAL 2.3

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI .333
2. David Robinson*-SAS .234
3. Charles Barkley*-PHI .217
4. Ed Pinckney-BOS .216
5. John Stockton*-UTA .208