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1996 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Finals MVP: Michael Jordan (27.3/5.3/4.2)

1996 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (552)
TRB: Dennis Rodman (247)
AST: John Stockton (195)
WS: Michael Jordan (4.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Chicago Bulls over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-0): Chicago Bulls over Orlando Magic (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-3): Seattle SuperSonics over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Orlando Magic over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-0): Seattle SuperSonics over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-2): Utah Jazz over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Atlanta Hawks over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Chicago Bulls over Miami Heat (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): New York Knicks over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Orlando Magic over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Houston Rockets over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): San Antonio Spurs over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Seattle SuperSonics over Sacramento Kings (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Utah Jazz over Portland Trail Blazers (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 4 960 150 344 .436 15 52 .288 135 292 .462 80 105 .762 58 108 166 87 20 17 44 86 395 98.8
2 Orlando Magic 12 2880 457 915 .499 74 218 .339 383 697 .549 191 326 .586 152 301 453 258 80 39 159 267 1179 98.3
3 Houston Rockets 8 1945 291 659 .442 61 183 .333 230 476 .483 139 189 .735 73 235 308 193 80 40 110 169 782 97.8
4 Chicago Bulls 18 4345 635 1435 .443 111 363 .306 524 1072 .489 372 504 .738 293 491 784 408 171 70 259 447 1753 97.4
5 Utah Jazz 18 4370 637 1358 .469 98 229 .428 539 1129 .477 342 484 .707 204 492 696 454 137 102 238 456 1714 95.2
6 Los Angeles Lakers 4 960 138 329 .419 32 92 .348 106 237 .447 71 94 .755 49 134 183 88 23 16 64 79 379 94.8
7 San Antonio Spurs 10 2400 346 734 .471 53 117 .453 293 617 .475 197 277 .711 111 277 388 213 76 52 138 213 942 94.2
8 Seattle Supersonics 21 5090 697 1481 .471 148 400 .370 549 1081 .508 435 576 .755 193 605 798 425 169 95 372 520 1977 94.1
9 Atlanta Hawks 10 2425 336 757 .444 76 206 .369 260 551 .472 179 244 .734 126 233 359 198 84 53 140 222 927 92.7
10 Portland Trail Blazers 5 1225 151 384 .393 33 86 .384 118 298 .396 113 171 .661 69 139 208 84 30 19 70 140 448 89.6
11 Detroit Pistons 3 720 98 216 .454 15 50 .300 83 166 .500 56 74 .757 36 71 107 43 8 5 40 74 267 89.0
12 New York Knicks 8 1945 256 554 .462 51 129 .395 205 425 .482 146 210 .695 69 227 296 149 52 30 142 162 709 88.6
13 Sacramento Kings 4 960 128 296 .432 18 64 .281 110 232 .474 77 114 .675 49 120 169 75 35 19 78 101 351 87.8
14 Indiana Pacers 5 1225 162 368 .440 17 57 .298 145 311 .466 94 122 .770 70 141 211 86 42 16 93 116 435 87.0
15 Miami Heat 3 720 91 216 .421 22 70 .314 69 146 .473 47 67 .701 34 74 108 51 21 5 63 83 251 83.7
16 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 720 94 222 .423 16 63 .254 78 159 .491 35 45 .778 35 76 111 59 19 14 40 63 239 79.7
League Average 9 2056 292 642 .455 53 149 .353 239 493 .485 161 225 .715 101 233 334 179 65 37 128 200 797 93.7

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 18 4345 565 1274 .443 93 323 .288 472 951 .496 340 470 .723 185 457 642 289 119 47 328 439 1563 86.8
2 Utah Jazz 18 4370 544 1246 .437 104 284 .366 440 962 .457 384 550 .698 187 493 680 321 132 76 303 445 1576 87.6
3 Indiana Pacers 5 1225 162 381 .425 39 99 .394 123 282 .436 77 108 .713 74 114 188 86 49 35 79 114 440 88.0
4 New York Knicks 8 1945 267 646 .413 44 155 .284 223 491 .454 130 160 .813 119 219 338 160 64 34 110 196 708 88.5
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 720 100 201 .498 30 51 .588 70 150 .467 41 66 .621 24 84 108 76 17 15 44 51 271 90.3
6 Seattle Supersonics 21 5090 701 1626 .431 130 417 .312 571 1209 .472 415 585 .709 270 549 819 472 185 91 322 507 1947 92.7
7 Sacramento Kings 4 960 128 289 .443 31 78 .397 97 211 .460 88 128 .688 36 106 142 81 39 27 68 99 375 93.8
8 Orlando Magic 12 2880 421 902 .467 81 233 .348 340 669 .508 237 328 .723 155 305 460 257 88 38 159 277 1160 96.7
9 Los Angeles Lakers 4 960 153 324 .472 18 65 .277 135 259 .521 63 88 .716 27 124 151 94 43 26 46 78 387 96.8
10 San Antonio Spurs 10 2400 375 808 .464 54 127 .425 321 681 .471 164 214 .766 131 275 406 256 60 51 128 237 968 96.8
11 Atlanta Hawks 10 2425 373 776 .481 49 149 .329 324 627 .517 175 260 .673 149 280 429 203 78 30 152 223 970 97.0
12 Portland Trail Blazers 5 1225 174 373 .466 26 56 .464 148 317 .467 124 174 .713 57 151 208 117 34 35 57 139 498 99.6
13 Detroit Pistons 3 720 114 220 .518 24 53 .453 90 167 .539 53 83 .639 34 78 112 77 17 14 34 70 305 101.7
14 Houston Rockets 8 1945 302 649 .465 73 181 .403 229 468 .489 144 194 .742 87 274 361 195 64 39 127 166 821 102.6
15 Miami Heat 3 720 116 227 .511 18 58 .310 98 169 .580 70 102 .686 41 89 130 75 31 10 48 70 320 106.7
16 Phoenix Suns 4 960 172 326 .528 26 50 .520 146 276 .529 69 92 .750 45 126 171 112 27 24 45 87 439 109.8
League Average 9 2056 292 642 .455 53 149 .353 239 493 .485 161 225 .715 101 233 334 179 65 37 128 200 797 93.7

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 18 15 3 .833 15.0 3.0 111.5 99.4 86.8 .351 .253 .481 .135 .391 .259 .480 .181 .726 .267
2 Seattle Supersonics 21 13 8 .619 11.6 9.4 105.7 104.1 88.2 .389 .270 .521 .177 .260 .294 .471 .146 .691 .255
3 Utah Jazz 18 10 8 .556 13.8 4.2 109.7 100.8 85.8 .356 .169 .505 .132 .293 .252 .478 .169 .725 .308
4 Orlando Magic 12 7 5 .583 6.7 5.3 114.5 112.7 85.8 .356 .238 .540 .131 .333 .209 .512 .132 .660 .263
5 San Antonio Spurs 10 5 5 .500 4.1 5.9 108.5 111.5 86.8 .377 .159 .507 .139 .288 .268 .498 .124 .679 .203
6 New York Knicks 8 4 4 .500 4.0 4.0 102.4 102.3 85.4 .379 .233 .508 .180 .240 .264 .447 .133 .656 .201
7 Atlanta Hawks 10 4 6 .400 3.5 6.5 107.9 112.9 85.0 .322 .272 .494 .139 .310 .236 .512 .146 .610 .226
8 Houston Rockets 8 3 5 .375 2.7 5.3 103.2 108.4 93.5 .287 .278 .488 .129 .210 .211 .522 .147 .730 .222
9 Portland Trail Blazers 5 2 3 .400 0.9 4.1 101.6 112.9 86.4 .445 .224 .436 .132 .314 .294 .501 .113 .709 .332
10 Indiana Pacers 5 2 3 .400 2.3 2.7 102.5 103.7 83.1 .332 .155 .463 .181 .380 .255 .476 .156 .656 .202
11 Phoenix Suns 4 1 3 .250 0.7 3.3 109.1 121.3 90.5 .305 .151 .458 .101 .315 .233 .567 .109 .706 .212
12 Sacramento Kings 4 1 3 .250 1.1 2.9 96.0 102.6 91.4 .385 .216 .463 .184 .316 .260 .497 .165 .769 .304
13 Los Angeles Lakers 4 1 3 .250 1.7 2.3 101.4 103.6 93.4 .286 .280 .468 .147 .283 .216 .500 .113 .832 .194
14 Miami Heat 3 0 3 .000 0.1 2.9 92.6 118.0 90.4 .310 .324 .472 .204 .276 .218 .551 .150 .643 .308
15 Detroit Pistons 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 107.6 122.9 82.7 .343 .231 .488 .139 .316 .259 .573 .117 .676 .241
16 Cleveland Cavaliers 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 98.5 111.7 80.9 .203 .284 .459 .142 .294 .158 .572 .161 .760 .204
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 .500 4.2 4.3 106.8 106.8 87.1 .351 .232 .495 .147 .303 .251 .495 .147 .697 .251

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Gary Payton*-SEA 911
2. Detlef Schrempf-SEA 789
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 742
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 733
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 725

Field Goals

1. Karl Malone*-UTA 188
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 187
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 162
4. Shawn Kemp-SEA 147
5. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 131

Field Goal Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 407
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 401
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 334
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 287
5. Detlef Schrempf-SEA 259

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Gary Payton*-SEA 41
2. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 34
3. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 33
4. Sam Perkins-SEA 32
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 30

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 105
2. Gary Payton*-SEA 100
3. Sam Perkins-SEA 87
4. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 84
5. Dennis Scott-ORL 69

Free Throws

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 153
2. Shawn Kemp-SEA 124
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 101
4. Hersey Hawkins-SEA 85
5. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 73

Free Throw Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 187
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 176
3. Shawn Kemp-SEA 156
4. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 122
5. Gary Payton*-SEA 109

Offensive Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 98
2. Shawn Kemp-SEA 66
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 62
4. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 49
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 47

Defensive Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 149
2. Shawn Kemp-SEA 142
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 139
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 91
5. Gary Payton*-SEA 89

Total Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 247
2. Shawn Kemp-SEA 208
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 186
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 153
5. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 120

Assists

1. John Stockton*-UTA 195
2. Gary Payton*-SEA 143
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 107
4. Avery Johnson-SAS 94
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 79

Steals

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 47
2. Gary Payton*-SEA 37
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 34
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 33
5. John Stockton*-UTA 29

Blocks

1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 40
2. David Robinson*-SAS 25
  Patrick Ewing*-NYK 25
  Luc Longley-CHI 25
5. Felton Spencer-UTA 22

Turnovers

1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 80
2. Detlef Schrempf-SEA 67
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 62
4. John Stockton*-UTA 58
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 45

Personal Fouls

1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 84
2. Luc Longley-CHI 83
3. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 76
4. Gary Payton*-SEA 69
5. Antoine Carr-UTA 66

Points

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 552
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 477
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 434
4. Shawn Kemp-SEA 418
5. Detlef Schrempf-SEA 336

Field Goal Pct

1. Will Perdue-SAS .691
2. Adam Keefe-UTA .676
3. Horace Grant-ORL .649
4. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL .607
5. Mark Bryant-HOU .600

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Dontonio Wingfield-POR .600
2. Vinny Del Negro-SAS .593
3. Jeff Hornacek-UTA .586
4. Arvydas Sabonis*-POR .556
5. Chuck Person-SAS .532

Free Throw Pct

1. Kenny Smith-HOU 1.000
2. Cedric Ceballos-LAL .917
  Mario Elie-HOU .917
4. Allan Houston-DET .900
5. Hersey Hawkins-SEA .895

Minutes Per Game

1. Wesley Person-PHO 45.8
2. Anthony Mason-NYK 43.8
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 43.4
4. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 42.6
5. Steve Smith-ATL 42.1

Points Per Game

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 30.7
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 26.5
3. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 25.8
4. Charles Barkley*-PHO 25.5
5. David Robinson*-SAS 23.6
  Arvydas Sabonis*-POR 23.6

Rebounds Per Game

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 13.7
2. Charles Barkley*-PHO 13.5
3. Dale Davis-IND 11.2
4. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 10.6
5. Horace Grant-ORL 10.4

Assists Per Game

1. John Stockton*-UTA 10.8
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 10.8
3. Avery Johnson-SAS 9.4
4. Rod Strickland-POR 8.4
5. Gary Payton*-SEA 6.8

Steals Per Game

1. Clyde Drexler*-HOU 2.6
  Robert Horry-HOU 2.6
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.6
4. Sarunas Marciulionis*-SAC 2.5
5. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 2.2

Blocks Per Game

1. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 3.1
2. David Robinson*-SAS 2.5
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.1
4. Shawn Kemp-SEA 2.0
5. Robert Horry-HOU 1.6

Player Efficiency Rating

1. David Robinson*-SAS 29.1
2. Charles Barkley*-PHO 27.5
3. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 27.4
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 26.7
5. Arvydas Sabonis*-POR 24.7

True Shooting Pct

1. Will Perdue-SAS .728
2. Chuck Person-SAS .716
3. Horace Grant-ORL .671
4. Eddie Jones-LAL .657
5. Jeff Hornacek-UTA .648

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Chuck Person-SAS .695
2. Adam Keefe-UTA .691
3. Will Perdue-SAS .690
4. Eddie Jones-LAL .653
5. Horace Grant-ORL .649

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 18.3
2. Ervin Johnson-SEA 15.2
3. Dale Davis-IND 14.5
4. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 13.5
5. Will Perdue-SAS 13.4

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 30.9
2. Charles Barkley*-PHO 27.5
3. Arvydas Sabonis*-POR 27.5
4. Will Perdue-SAS 25.8
5. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 25.4

Total Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 24.3
2. Will Perdue-SAS 19.7
3. Charles Barkley*-PHO 18.8
4. Dale Davis-IND 18.7
5. Shawn Kemp-SEA 18.2

Assist Pct

1. Rod Strickland-POR 48.0
2. Kevin Johnson-PHO 47.3
3. John Stockton*-UTA 45.9
4. Avery Johnson-SAS 38.9
5. Howard Eisley-UTA 33.5

Steal Pct

1. Clyde Drexler*-HOU 3.7
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 3.5
3. Robert Horry-HOU 3.5
4. Nate McMillan-SEA 3.3
5. Craig Ehlo-ATL 3.0

Block Pct

1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 9.0
2. Felton Spencer-UTA 7.2
3. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 6.0
4. Luc Longley-CHI 5.2
5. Ervin Johnson-SEA 5.0

Turnover Pct

1. Vinny Del Negro-SAS 4.3
2. Horace Grant-ORL 5.6
3. Charles Barkley*-PHO 6.2
4. Mario Elie-HOU 6.6
5. Bryon Russell-UTA 6.6

Usage Pct

1. Karl Malone*-UTA 34.9
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 32.9
3. Shaquille O'Neal-ORL 32.3
4. David Robinson*-SAS 31.6
5. Arvydas Sabonis*-POR 30.7

Offensive Rating

1. Horace Grant-ORL 141.8
2. Will Perdue-SAS 131.4
3. Chuck Person-SAS 130.5
4. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 128.0
5. Steve Kerr-CHI 126.2

Defensive Rating

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 96.1
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 96.6
3. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 96.7
4. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 97.5
5. Greg Ostertag-UTA 97.6

Offensive Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.4
2. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 2.3
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 1.9
4. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 1.8
5. Shawn Kemp-SEA 1.5

Defensive Win Shares

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 1.7
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 1.6
3. Shawn Kemp-SEA 1.4
4. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 1.4
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.3

Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 4.7
2. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 3.1
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 3.1
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 3.0
5. Shawn Kemp-SEA 3.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI .306
2. Jeff Hornacek-UTA .233
3. Horace Grant-ORL .221
4. David Robinson*-SAS .214
5. Bryon Russell-UTA .213