1986-87 Chicago Bulls Season
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1986%E2%80%9387 Chicago Bulls Season
1986-87 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachDoug Collins
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaChicago Stadium
Results
Record40–42 (.488)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Celtics 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWFLD
Sportsvision
(Jim Durham, Johnny "Red" Kerr)
RadioWMAQ
(Jim Durham, Johnny "Red" Kerr)

The 1986-87 Chicago Bulls season was the 21st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

NBA Draft

Note: This is not an extensive list; it only covers the first and second rounds, and any other players drafted by the franchise that played at least one NBA game.

Roster

Regular season

With yet another new head coach, Doug Collins, in for 1986-87, the Bulls improved to 40-42. Chicago qualified for the playoffs for the third straight season but was again eliminated by Boston in the first round.

The team's record was a secondary concern for most fans, who had their eyes riveted on team superstar Jordan. In late November and early December he went on a rampage, scoring 40 or more points in nine consecutive games. On February 26 he poured in 58 points against the New Jersey Nets, including a record 26 of 27 free throws. On March 4 he hit for 61 points against Detroit. Just a month later, on April 16, he matched that performance with 61 against Atlanta. That season Jordan became the first NBA player to reach 3,000 points in a season since Wilt Chamberlain did it in 1962-63.

Jordan led the league in scoring at 37.1 points per game, his career high for a season. He set Bulls single-season records for points (3,041), field goals (1,098), free throws (833), and steals (236). His output was rewarded with the first in a series of All-NBA First Team selections.

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695 - 35-6 22-19 17-13
x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 5 32-9 20-21 17-13
x-Milwaukee Bucks 50 32 .610 7 32-9 18-23 17-13
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 16 28-13 13-28 13-16
x-Chicago Bulls 40 42 .488 17 29-12 11-30 17-12
Cleveland Cavaliers 31 51 .378 26 25-16 6-35 8-22
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Boston Celtics 59 23 .720 -
2 y-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695 2
3 x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 7
4 x-Milwaukee Bucks 50 32 .610 9
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Washington Bullets 42 40 .512 17
7 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 18
8 x-Chicago Bulls 40 42 .488 19
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 31 51 .378 28
10 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 35
11 New York Knicks 24 58 .293 35



Record vs. opponents

1986-87 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 3-3 4-2 4-2 2-0 2-0 3-3 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 5-0 5-1 3-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-0
Boston 3-3 -- 6-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 5-1 2-0 0-2 3-3 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-2
Chicago 2-4 0-6 -- 5-1 1-1 1-1 3-3 0-2 0-2 3-2 2-0 0-2 4-2 3-2 4-2 3-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-3
Cleveland 2-4 2-3 1-5 -- 0-2 1-1 1-5 1-1 0-2 3-3 2-0 0-2 1-5 4-2 4-1 2-4 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-4
Dallas 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 -- 4-2 1-1 5-0 3-3 0-2 5-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-3 5-1 4-2 5-0 3-3 1-1
Denver 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 -- 0-2 4-1 3-3 1-1 2-3 0-5 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 3-2 3-2 2-4 5-1 2-3 2-4 1-1
Detroit 3-3 2-3 3-3 5-1 1-1 2-0 -- 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 5-1 6-0 5-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-3
Golden State 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-5 1-4 1-1 -- 4-1 0-2 6-0 2-4 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-5 4-2 4-1 4-1 4-2 2-3 0-2
Houston 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 3-3 3-3 1-1 1-4 -- 2-0 4-1 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-2 2-3 5-1 5-1 1-4 3-3 1-1
Indiana 3-3 1-5 2-3 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 2-0 0-2 -- 2-0 0-2 2-4 5-1 3-2 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-2
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-5 3-2 0-2 0-6 1-4 0-2 -- 0-6 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-5 0-6 1-4 1-4 2-4 2-3 0-2
L.A. Lakers 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-3 5-0 1-1 4-2 4-1 2-0 6-0 -- 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-1 5-1 5-0 4-1 4-2 3-2 1-1
Milwaukee 3-3 3-3 2-4 5-1 0-2 1-1 3-3 2-0 2-0 4-2 2-0 1-1 -- 4-2 4-2 2-3 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-1
New Jersey 0-5 2-4 2-3 2-4 0-2 0-2 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-5 1-1 0-2 2-4 -- 5-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-4
New York 1-5 2-4 2-4 1-4 0-2 0-2 0-6 0-2 1-1 2-3 2-0 0-2 2-4 1-5 -- 3-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-4
Philadelphia 3-3 3-3 3-3 4-2 0-2 2-0 0-5 1-1 2-0 4-2 2-0 0-2 3-2 3-3 3-3 -- 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-3
Phoenix 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-3 1-1 5-1 2-3 1-1 5-1 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 -- 2-4 2-3 2-3 1-5 4-1 0-2
Portland 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 2-0 2-4 3-2 2-0 6-0 1-5 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 4-2 -- 3-2 4-1 4-2 3-2 1-1
Sacramento 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-5 4-2 1-1 1-4 1-5 1-1 4-1 0-5 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 3-2 2-3 -- 3-3 2-3 1-5 1-1
San Antonio 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 1-5 1-1 1-4 1-5 0-2 4-1 1-4 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-2 1-4 3-3 -- 1-4 2-4 0-2
Seattle 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 3-2 0-2 2-4 4-1 1-1 4-2 2-4 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 5-1 2-4 3-2 4-1 -- 3-2 1-1
Utah 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 3-3 4-2 1-1 3-2 3-3 1-1 3-2 2-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-4 2-3 5-1 4-2 2-3 -- 1-1
Washington 0-5 2-4 3-3 4-2 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 2-4 2-0 1-1 1-4 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 --

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Chicago Bulls: Celtics win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1986 Eastern Conference First Round (Boston won 3-0)

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

See also


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