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1992 NBA Playoffs
1992 NBA playoffs
DatesApril 23-June 14, 1992
Season1991-92
Teams16
ChampionsChicago Bulls (2nd title)
Runners-upPortland Trail Blazers (3rd finals appearance)
Semifinalists

The 1992 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament following the National Basketball Association's 1991-92 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls defeating the Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals. Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight year.

The Blazers won their second Western Conference title in the past three years, third overall in franchise history, behind the leadership of Clyde Drexler.

The Jazz made the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. They returned in 1994 and 1996 before finally breaking through in 1997.

The fourth-year Miami Heat became the first of the 1988 and 1989 expansion teams to make the playoffs, though they were swept in the first round by the Bulls. In 2006, the Heat would become the first of these teams to win the NBA title.

This was the first year since 1987 that the Bulls and Pistons did not meet in the playoffs. They did not meet again until 2007.

The Clippers made it to the playoffs for the first time since 1976, when they were the Buffalo Braves. It was also the first time since the Clippers arrival in Los Angeles in 1984 that both of Los Angeles' NBA teams, the Clippers and Lakers, qualified for postseason play together.

Despite Magic Johnson's stunning retirement due to testing HIV positive prior to the start of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers still managed to make their 16th straight NBA playoff appearance. It was their first appearance since 1974 without Johnson, Michael Cooper, or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Two games were postponed due to the Los Angeles riots following the Rodney King verdict, one being the Trail Blazers at the Lakers and the other was the Jazz at the Clippers. For safety purposes, both the Lakers and Clippers decided to move their home games to a nearby alternate venue; the Lakers played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (later host to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game) for Game 4, the Clippers at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California for Game 4 (the Clippers returned to Anaheim at Arrowhead Pond in 1994 as an alternate venue and played there until 1999 whenever the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was unavailable).

Game 4 of the Blazers-Suns series was the last game ever played at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It was a long game which lasted two overtimes and broke the NBA's playoff game record for points scored in one game, the Trail Blazers outlasting the Suns by a score of 153-151.[1]

The Celtics' first round sweep of the Pacers would be their last playoff series win until 2002. After losing in the second round to Cleveland, Larry Bird retired after 13 seasons. As for the Cavs, it was their first Conference Finals appearance since 1976, but fell to the Bulls in 6 games. They would not return again until 2007.

Playoff seeds

Eastern Conference

  1. Chicago Bulls (67-15)
  2. Boston Celtics (51-31)
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25)
  4. New York Knicks (51-31)
  5. Detroit Pistons (48-34)
  6. New Jersey Nets (40-42)
  7. Indiana Pacers (40-42)
  8. Miami Heat (38-44)

Western Conference

  1. Portland Trail Blazers (57-25)
  2. Utah Jazz (55-27)
  3. Golden State Warriors (55-27)
  4. Phoenix Suns (53-29)
  5. San Antonio Spurs (47-35)
  6. Seattle SuperSonics (47-35)
  7. Los Angeles Clippers (45-37)
  8. Los Angeles Lakers (43-39)

Bracket

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Chicago* 3  
E8 Miami 0  
  E1 Chicago* 4  
  E4 New York 3  
E4 New York 3
E5 Detroit 2  
  E1 Chicago* 4  
Eastern Conference
  E3 Cleveland 2  
E3 Cleveland 3  
E6 New Jersey 1  
  E3 Cleveland 4
  E2 Boston* 3  
E2 Boston* 3
E7 Indiana 0  
  E1 Chicago* 4
  W1 Portland* 2
W1 Portland* 3  
W8 LA Lakers 1  
  W1 Portland* 4
  W4 Phoenix 1  
W4 Phoenix 3
W5 San Antonio 0  
  W1 Portland* 4
Western Conference
  W2 Utah* 2  
W3 Golden State 1  
W6 Seattle 3  
  W6 Seattle 1
  W2 Utah* 4  
W2 Utah* 3
W7 LA Clippers 2  


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


First Round

Eastern Conference First Round

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Miami Heat

April 24
Miami Heat 94, Chicago Bulls 113
Scoring by quarter: 27-24, 26-36, 20-27, 21-26
Pts: Steve Smith 19
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 11
Asts: Steve Smith 7
Pts: Michael Jordan 46
Rebs: Michael Jordan 11
Asts: Scottie Pippen 11
Chicago leads series, 1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Joe Forte, Darell Garretson, David Jones
  • The first playoff game in Miami Heat history.
April 26
Miami Heat 90, Chicago Bulls 120
Scoring by quarter: 20-32, 21-32, 23-29, 26-27
Pts: Rony Seikaly 26
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 7
Asts: Bimbo Coles 4
Pts: Michael Jordan 33
Rebs: Michael Jordan 13
Asts: Michael Jordan 6
Chicago leads series, 2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Terry Durham, Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak
April 29
Chicago Bulls 119, Miami Heat 114
Scoring by quarter: 19-33, 32-23, 28-24, 40-34
Pts: Michael Jordan 56
Rebs: Pippen, Grant 8 each
Asts: Pippen, Jordan 5 each
Pts: Glen Rice 25
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 12
Asts: Shaw, Smith 6 each
Chicago wins series, 3-0
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,008
Referees: Jess Kersey, Ronnie Nunn, Derrick Stafford

This was the first playoff meeting between the Bulls and the Heat.[2]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (7) Indiana Pacers

April 23
Indiana Pacers 113, Boston Celtics 124
Scoring by quarter: 28-32, 25-21, 34-34, 26-37
Pts: Reggie Miller 29
Rebs: Detlef Schrempf 11
Asts: Micheal Williams 6
Pts: Reggie Lewis 36
Rebs: Robert Parish 14
Asts: John Bagley 9
Boston leads series, 1-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,890
Referees: Ron Garretson, Ed T. Rush, Don Vaden
April 25
Indiana Pacers 112, Boston Celtics 119 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 34-31, 27-18, 27-37, 14-16Overtime: 10-17
Pts: Chuck Person 32
Rebs: LaSalle Thompson 9
Asts: Micheal Williams 7
Pts: John Bagley 35
Rebs: Robert Parish 14
Asts: John Bagley 15
Boston leads series, 2-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,890
Referees: Ed Middleton, Jake O'Donnell, Eddie F. Rush
April 27
Boston Celtics 102, Indiana Pacers 98
Scoring by quarter: 33-26, 24-21, 21-29, 24-22
Pts: Reggie Lewis 32
Rebs: Ed Pinckney 14
Asts: John Bagley 11
Pts: Reggie Miller 32
Rebs: Dale Davis 13
Asts: Micheal Williams 11
Boston wins series, 3-0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,530
Referees: Hugh Evans, Tommy Nunez Sr., Ronnie Nunn

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning the first meeting.

(3) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets

April 23
New Jersey Nets 113, Cleveland Cavaliers 120
Scoring by quarter: 30-36, 31-32, 26-23, 26-29
Pts: Dra?en Petrovi? 40
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 11
Asts: Derrick Coleman 9
Pts: Brad Daugherty 40
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 16
Asts: Mark Price 10
Cleveland leads series, 1-0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 16,512
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Ed Middleton, Jake O'Donnell
April 25
New Jersey Nets 96, Cleveland Cavaliers 118
Scoring by quarter: 20-36, 26-26, 27-28, 23-28
Pts: Derrick Coleman 24
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 9
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 6
Pts: Brad Daugherty 29
Rebs: Hot Rod Williams 9
Asts: Mark Price 15
Cleveland leads series, 2-0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Ron Garretson, Ed T. Rush, Don Vaden
April 28
Cleveland Cavaliers 104, New Jersey Nets 109
Scoring by quarter: 30-31, 24-28, 30-18, 20-32
Pts: Larry Nance 28
Rebs: Larry Nance 14
Asts: Mark Price 12
Pts: Chris Morris 28
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 11
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 12
Cleveland leads series, 2-1
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 15,258
Referees: Mike Mathis, Tommy Nunez Sr., Eddie F. Rush
April 30
Cleveland Cavaliers 98, New Jersey Nets 89
Scoring by quarter: 16-30, 24-18, 27-25, 31-16
Pts: Hot Rod Williams 20
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 14
Asts: Craig Ehlo 7
Pts: Coleman, Morris 22 each
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 14
Asts: Derrick Coleman 6
Cleveland wins series, 3-1
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 13,071
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Nies, Bill Oakes

This was the first playoff meeting between the Cavaliers and the Nets.[4]

(4) New York Knicks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons

April 24
Detroit Pistons 75, New York Knicks 109
Scoring by quarter: 16-22, 22-27, 15-32, 22-28
Pts: Joe Dumars 13
Rebs: John Salley 5
Asts: Joe Dumars 5
Pts: Patrick Ewing 24
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 12
Asts: Mark Jackson 6
New York leads series, 1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,081
Referees: Terry Durham, Bernie Fryer, Mike Mathis
April 26
Detroit Pistons 89, New York Knicks 88
Scoring by quarter: 18-23, 22-18, 27-28, 22-19
Pts: Joe Dumars 21
Rebs: Bill Laimbeer 12
Asts: Isiah Thomas 6
Pts: Xavier McDaniel 24
Rebs: Charles Oakley 18
Asts: Mark Jackson 10
Series tied, 1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 18,793
Referees: Dan Crawford, Darell Garretson, Lee Jones
  • Isiah Thomas hits game-winning jumper with 7.6 seconds left.
April 28
New York Knicks 90, Detroit Pistons 87 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 22-20, 18-21, 21-18, 18-20Overtime: 11-8
Pts: Patrick Ewing 32
Rebs: Ewing, McDaniel 13 each
Asts: Mark Jackson 7
Pts: John Salley 20
Rebs: Dennis Rodman 14
Asts: Isiah Thomas 11
New York leads series, 2-1
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 21,454
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bill Oakes, Blane Reichelt
May 1
New York Knicks 82, Detroit Pistons 86
Scoring by quarter: 23-19, 16-30, 25-21, 18-16
Pts: Ewing, McDaniel 18 each
Rebs: Charles Oakley 16
Asts: Greg Anthony 6
Pts: Joe Dumars 23
Rebs: Dennis Rodman 17
Asts: Isiah Thomas 12
Series tied, 2-2
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 21,454
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Hugh Evans, Jack Nies
May 3
Detroit Pistons 87, New York Knicks 94
Scoring by quarter: 23-19, 12-19, 23-25, 29-31
Pts: Isiah Thomas 31
Rebs: Isiah Thomas 10
Asts: Isiah Thomas 6
Pts: Patrick Ewing 31
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 19
Asts: Mark Jackson 5
New York wins series, 3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,135
Referees: Hue Hollins, Jess Kersey, Jake O'Donnell

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece.

Western Conference First Round

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (8) Los Angeles Lakers

April 23
Los Angeles Lakers 102, Portland Trail Blazers 115
Scoring by quarter: 18-35, 23-40, 33-18, 28-22
Pts: Scott, Teagle 22 each
Rebs: A. C. Green 10
Asts: Byron Scott 5
Pts: Clifford Robinson 24
Rebs: Buck Williams 13
Asts: Clyde Drexler 10
Portland leads series, 1-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Hugh Evans, Hue Hollins, Wally Rooney
April 25
Los Angeles Lakers 79, Portland Trail Blazers 101
Scoring by quarter: 16-25, 21-25, 18-28, 24-23
Pts: Byron Scott 16
Rebs: Elden Campbell 12
Asts: Divac, Sparrow 4 each
Pts: Kevin Duckworth 19
Rebs: Buck Williams 12
Asts: Terry Porter 6
Portland leads series, 2-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Bruce Alexander, Joe Crawford, Bill Oakes
April 29
Portland Trail Blazers 119, Los Angeles Lakers 121 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 25-23, 22-30, 30-22, 25-27Overtime: 17-19
Pts: Clyde Drexler 42
Rebs: Buck Williams 13
Asts: Clyde Drexler 12
Pts: Terry Teagle 26
Rebs: A. C. Green 10
Asts: Sedale Threatt 6
Portland leads series, 2-1
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 16,690
Referees: Terry Durham, Paul Mihalak, Jake O'Donnell
  • Terry Porter hits the game-tying 3 with 29.6 seconds left to force OT.
May 3
Portland Trail Blazers 102, Los Angeles Lakers 76
Scoring by quarter: 22-18, 27-15, 28-23, 25-20
Pts: Clyde Drexler 26
Rebs: Buck Williams 11
Asts: Clyde Drexler 7
Pts: Sedale Threatt 17
Rebs: A. C. Green 14
Asts: three players 4 each
Portland wins series, 3-1
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 15,478
Referees: Joe Forte, Ron Garretson, Ed T. Rush

(*) Due to 1992 Los Angeles riots

This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning four of the first five meetings.

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (7) Los Angeles Clippers

April 24
Los Angeles Clippers 97, Utah Jazz 115
Scoring by quarter: 23-29, 24-30, 18-27, 32-29
Pts: Doc Rivers 23
Rebs: Charles Smith 9
Asts: Doc Rivers 5
Pts: Karl Malone 32
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: John Stockton 21
Utah leads series, 1-0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Bob Delaney, Jess Kersey, Jack Nies
April 26
Los Angeles Clippers 92, Utah Jazz 103
Scoring by quarter: 28-22, 20-26, 19-27, 25-28
Pts: Danny Manning 22
Rebs: Ken Norman 14
Asts: Doc Rivers 6
Pts: Karl Malone 32
Rebs: Karl Malone 13
Asts: John Stockton 19
Utah leads series, 2-0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Bruce Alexander, Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie
April 28
Utah Jazz 88, Los Angeles Clippers 98
Scoring by quarter: 19-24, 17-23, 25-23, 27-28
Pts: Karl Malone 22
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: John Stockton 13
Pts: Danny Manning 17
Rebs: Ron Harper 12
Asts: three players 5 each
Utah leads series, 2-1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 14,086
Referees: Dan Crawford, Ed T. Rush, Greg Willard
May 3
Utah Jazz 107, Los Angeles Clippers 115
Scoring by quarter: 21-22, 29-31, 26-26, 31-36
Pts: Karl Malone 44
Rebs: Karl Malone 11
Asts: John Stockton 18
Pts: Danny Manning 33
Rebs: Danny Manning 10
Asts: Norman, Grant 6 each
Series tied, 2-2
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
Attendance: 7,148
Referees: Lee Jones, Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak
May 5
Los Angeles Clippers 89, Utah Jazz 98
Scoring by quarter: 30-18, 22-22, 25-33, 12-25
Pts: Danny Manning 24
Rebs: Ken Norman 10
Asts: Ron Harper 7
Pts: Jeff Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 16
Asts: John Stockton 9
Utah wins series, 3-2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Darell Garretson, Bill Oakes


(*) Due to 1992 Los Angeles riots

This was the first playoff meeting between the Clippers and the Jazz.[7]

(3) Golden State Warriors vs. (6) Seattle SuperSonics

April 23
Seattle SuperSonics 117, Golden State Warriors 109
Scoring by quarter: 32-30, 26-24, 38-26, 21-29
Pts: Kemp, Pierce 28 each
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 16
Asts: Gary Payton 12
Pts: Billy Owens 25
Rebs: Billy Owens 11
Asts: Tim Hardaway 6
Seattle leads series, 1-0
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 15,025
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bill Oakes, Greg Willard
April 25
Seattle SuperSonics 101, Golden State Warriors 115
Scoring by quarter: 29-25, 31-29, 18-30, 23-31
Pts: Eddie Johnson 22
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 19
Asts: Ricky Pierce 7
Pts: Tim Hardaway 23
Rebs: Billy Owens 12
Asts: Chris Mullin 6
Series tied, 1-1
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 15,025
Referees: Hugh Evans, Hue Hollins, Wally Rooney
April 28
Golden State Warriors 128, Seattle SuperSonics 129
Scoring by quarter: 28-28, 32-37, 31-30, 37-34
Pts: Sarunas Marciulionis 27
Rebs: Billy Owens 7
Asts: Hardaway, Marciulionis 8 each
Pts: Derrick McKey 27
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 10
Asts: Nate McMillan 10
Seattle leads series, 2-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,252
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Lee Jones
April 30
Golden State Warriors 116, Seattle SuperSonics 119
Scoring by quarter: 35-34, 25-24, 26-30, 30-31
Pts: Tim Hardaway 27
Rebs: Chris Gatling 12
Asts: Tim Hardaway 11
Pts: Ricky Pierce 27
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 20
Asts: Nate McMillan 10
Seattle wins series, 3-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,252
Referees: Dan Crawford, Bernie Fryer, Jake O'Donnell

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Warriors winning the first meeting.

(4) Phoenix Suns vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs

April 24
San Antonio Spurs 111, Phoenix Suns 117
Scoring by quarter: 36-27, 25-27, 23-39, 27-24
Pts: Terry Cummings 30
Rebs: Terry Cummings 12
Asts: Rod Strickland 9
Pts: Dan Majerle 25
Rebs: Cedric Ceballos 9
Asts: Kevin Johnson 17
Phoenix leads series, 1-0
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 14,498
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Steve Javie
April 26
San Antonio Spurs 107, Phoenix Suns 119
Scoring by quarter: 22-29, 27-31, 29-31, 29-28
Pts: Terry Cummings 31
Rebs: Terry Cummings 10
Asts: Rod Strickland 10
Pts: Perry, Hornacek 31 each
Rebs: Perry, Lang 10 each
Asts: Kevin Johnson 19
Phoenix leads series, 2-0
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 14,496
Referees: Bob Delaney, Jess Kersey, Jack Nies
April 29
Phoenix Suns 101, San Antonio Spurs 92
Scoring by quarter: 22-27, 31-23, 24-20, 24-22
Pts: Johnson, Hornacek 22 each
Rebs: Tim Perry 9
Asts: Kevin Johnson 11
Pts: Antoine Carr 20
Rebs: Cummings, Carr 12 each
Asts: three players 5 each
Phoenix wins series, 3-0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 14,853
Referees: Nolan Fine, Joe Forte, Darell Garretson

This was the first playoff meeting between the Suns and the Spurs.[9]

Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (4) New York Knicks

May 5
New York Knicks 94, Chicago Bulls 89
Scoring by quarter: 25-16, 21-22, 27-26, 21-25
Pts: Patrick Ewing 34
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 16
Asts: Patrick Ewing 5
Pts: Michael Jordan 31
Rebs: Pippen, Cartwright 8 each
Asts: Scottie Pippen 9
New York leads series, 1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Ron Garretson, Ed Middleton, Ed T. Rush
  • The Knicks' only playoff victory in Chicago to date.
May 7
New York Knicks 78, Chicago Bulls 86
Scoring by quarter: 24-27, 13-19, 17-18, 24-22
Pts: Patrick Ewing 16
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 16
Asts: Wilkins, Anthony 4 each
Pts: Michael Jordan 27
Rebs: Horace Grant 11
Asts: John Paxson 7
Series tied, 1-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak, Don Vaden
May 9
Chicago Bulls 94, New York Knicks 86
Scoring by quarter: 32-23, 19-27, 20-14, 23-22
Pts: Michael Jordan 32
Rebs: Horace Grant 13
Asts: John Paxson 4
Pts: Patrick Ewing 27
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 11
Asts: Mark Jackson 8
Chicago leads series, 2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Bob Delaney, Darell Garretson, Steve Javie
May 10
Chicago Bulls 86, New York Knicks 93
Scoring by quarter: 25-27, 24-20, 18-19, 19-27
Pts: Michael Jordan 29
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 8
Asts: Scottie Pippen 7
Pts: Xavier McDaniel 24
Rebs: Charles Oakley 12
Asts: John Starks 5
Series tied, 2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Bernie Fryer, Bill Oakes
May 12
New York Knicks 88, Chicago Bulls 96
Scoring by quarter: 18-22, 26-25, 23-24, 21-25
Pts: Xavier McDaniel 26
Rebs: Ewing, Oakley 7 each
Asts: Mark Jackson 12
Pts: Michael Jordan 37
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 10
Asts: Scottie Pippen 8
Chicago leads series, 3-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hugh Evans, Lee Jones, Jack Nies
May 14
Chicago Bulls 86, New York Knicks 100
Scoring by quarter: 17-24, 28-29, 25-15, 16-32
Pts: Michael Jordan 21
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 10
Asts: Michael Jordan 8
Pts: Patrick Ewing 27
Rebs: Xavier McDaniel 11
Asts: Mark Jackson 15
Series tied, 3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Crawford, Joe Forte, Jess Kersey
May 17
New York Knicks 81, Chicago Bulls 110
Scoring by quarter: 25-30, 26-26, 13-23, 17-31
Pts: Patrick Ewing 22
Rebs: Charles Oakley 10
Asts: Mark Jackson 11
Pts: Michael Jordan 42
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 11
Asts: Scottie Pippen 11
Chicago wins series, 4-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hue Hollins, Jake O'Donnell, Ed T. Rush

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Bulls winning the first three meetings.

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers

May 2
Boston Celtics 76, Cleveland Cavaliers 101
Scoring by quarter: 24-26, 18-21, 19-29, 15-25
Pts: Kevin Gamble 22
Rebs: Ed Pinckney 10
Asts: John Bagley 8
Pts: Brad Daugherty 26
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 17
Asts: Mark Price 7
Cleveland leads series, 1-0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 17,496
Referees: Bob Delaney, Steve Javie, Jess Kersey
May 4
Boston Celtics 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Scoring by quarter: 30-27, 24-28, 21-21, 29-22
Pts: Robert Parish 27
Rebs: Robert Parish 8
Asts: John Bagley 11
Pts: Brad Daugherty 22
Rebs: three players 9 each
Asts: Mark Price 8
Series tied, 1-1
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Dan Crawford, Hugh Evans, Greg Willard
May 8
Cleveland Cavaliers 107, Boston Celtics 110
Scoring by quarter: 22-20, 26-28, 35-23, 24-31
Pts: Mark Price 27
Rebs: Larry Nance 12
Asts: Mark Price 10
Pts: Reggie Lewis 36
Rebs: Robert Parish 17
Asts: Reggie Lewis 7
Boston leads series, 2-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,890
Referees: Joe Forte, Bernie Fryer, Jake O'Donnell
May 10
Cleveland Cavaliers 114, Boston Celtics 112 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 26-27, 37-24, 20-29, 20-23Overtime: 11-9
Pts: Larry Nance 32
Rebs: Craig Ehlo 9
Asts: Mark Price 12
Pts: Reggie Lewis 42
Rebs: Robert Parish 18
Asts: John Bagley 7
Series tied, 2-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,890
Referees: Lee Jones, Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak
  • Larry Nance hits the game-tying free throws with 29.3 seconds left to force OT.
May 13
Boston Celtics 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 114
Scoring by quarter: 27-30, 22-26, 23-34, 26-24
Pts: Reggie Lewis 27
Rebs: Joe Kleine 11
Asts: John Bagley 5
Pts: Brad Daugherty 28
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 9
Asts: Craig Ehlo 13
Cleveland leads series, 3-2
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Darell Garretson, Hue Hollins, Eddie F. Rush
May 15
Cleveland Cavaliers 91, Boston Celtics 122
Scoring by quarter: 22-34, 31-28, 20-27, 18-33
Pts: Hot Rod Williams 18
Rebs: Hot Rod Williams 11
Asts: Mark Price 5
Pts: Reggie Lewis 26
Rebs: Dee Brown 8
Asts: Larry Bird 14
Series tied, 3-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,890
Referees: Ron Garretson, Bill Oakes, Ed T. Rush
May 17
Boston Celtics 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 122
Scoring by quarter: 21-35, 26-30, 24-30, 33-27
Pts: Reggie Lewis 22
Rebs: Ed Pinckney 9
Asts: Bagley, Brown 5 each
Pts: Brad Daugherty 28
Rebs: Nance, Daugherty 9 each
Asts: Nance, Price 8 each
Cleveland wins series, 4-3
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Joe Crawford, Hugh Evans, Jess Kersey

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning the first two meetings.

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (4) Phoenix Suns

May 5
Phoenix Suns 111, Portland Trail Blazers 113
Scoring by quarter: 23-28, 33-30, 30-28, 25-27
Pts: Kevin Johnson 24
Rebs: Johnson, Chambers 8 each
Asts: Jeff Hornacek 12
Pts: Terry Porter 31
Rebs: Clyde Drexler 10
Asts: Terry Porter 7
Portland leads series, 1-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Bernie Fryer, Tommy Nunez Sr.
May 7
Phoenix Suns 119, Portland Trail Blazers 126
Scoring by quarter: 16-35, 33-21, 39-32, 31-38
Pts: Kevin Johnson 35
Rebs: Jeff Hornacek 11
Asts: Dan Majerle 6
Pts: Porter, Drexler 27 each
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 9
Asts: Clyde Drexler 13
Portland leads series, 2-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Joe Crawford, Ronnie Nunn, Bill Oakes
May 9
Portland Trail Blazers 117, Phoenix Suns 124
Scoring by quarter: 26-37, 26-21, 29-31, 36-35
Pts: Clyde Drexler 37
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 9
Asts: Terry Porter 11
Pts: Jeff Hornacek 30
Rebs: Perry, Majerle 9 each
Asts: Kevin Johnson 16
Portland leads series, 2-1
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 14,496
Referees: Hugh Evans, Ed Middleton, Eddie F. Rush
May 11
Portland Trail Blazers 153, Phoenix Suns 151 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 42-29, 32-36, 30-35, 23-27Overtime: 13-13, 13-11
Pts: Clyde Drexler 33
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 10
Asts: Terry Porter 14
Pts: Kevin Johnson 35
Rebs: Dan Majerle 11
Asts: Kevin Johnson 14
Portland leads series, 3-1
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 14,496
Referees: Hue Hollins, Jess Kersey, Greg Willard
  • Terry Porter hits the game-tying 3-point play with 33.6 seconds left in regulation to force the first OT; Kevin Johnson hits the game-tying jumper with 2.7 seconds left in the first OT to force the second OT.
May 14
Phoenix Suns 106, Portland Trail Blazers 118
Scoring by quarter: 31-35, 27-36, 27-22, 21-25
Pts: Perry, Chambers 19 each
Rebs: Tom Chambers 8
Asts: Kevin Johnson 6
Pts: Clyde Drexler 34
Rebs: Kersey, Williams 12 each
Asts: Drexler, Kersey 8 each
Portland wins series, 4-1
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Dan Crawford, Steve Javie, Jake O'Donnell

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Suns winning two of the first three meetings.

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (6) Seattle SuperSonics

May 6
Seattle SuperSonics 100, Utah Jazz 108
Scoring by quarter: 25-29, 26-28, 23-16, 26-35
Pts: Derrick McKey 20
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 15
Asts: Nate McMillan 8
Pts: Karl Malone 30
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: John Stockton 15
Utah leads series, 1-0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Terry Durham, Hugh Evans, Eddie F. Rush
May 8
Seattle SuperSonics 97, Utah Jazz 103
Scoring by quarter: 23-21, 29-30, 16-25, 29-27
Pts: Eddie Johnson 26
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 9
Asts: Pierce, Payton 3 each
Pts: Karl Malone 28
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 14
Utah leads series, 2-0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Ron Garretson, Hue Hollins, Jess Kersey
May 10
Utah Jazz 98, Seattle SuperSonics 104
Scoring by quarter: 29-22, 24-24, 28-32, 17-26
Pts: Karl Malone 30
Rebs: Karl Malone 8
Asts: John Stockton 11
Pts: Ricky Pierce 31
Rebs: Benoit Benjamin 8
Asts: Payton, McMillan 6 each
Utah leads series, 2-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,104
Referees: Jack Nies, Ronnie Nunn, Ed T. Rush
May 12
Utah Jazz 89, Seattle SuperSonics 83
Scoring by quarter: 24-16, 20-25, 28-24, 17-18
Pts: Jeff Malone 24
Rebs: Karl Malone 8
Asts: John Stockton 13
Pts: Ricky Pierce 21
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 11
Asts: Nate McMillan 9
Utah leads series, 3-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,252
Referees: Dan Crawford, Tommy Nunez Sr., Jake O'Donnell
May 14
Seattle SuperSonics 100, Utah Jazz 111
Scoring by quarter: 36-29, 24-35, 24-15, 16-32
Pts: Eddie Johnson 26
Rebs: Michael Cage 11
Asts: Nate McMillan 12
Pts: Karl Malone 37
Rebs: Karl Malone 13
Asts: John Stockton 17
Utah wins series, 4-1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak, Greg Willard

This was the first playoff meeting between the SuperSonics and the Jazz.[13]

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers

May 19
Cleveland Cavaliers 89, Chicago Bulls 103
Scoring by quarter: 21-30, 19-22, 25-24, 24-27
Pts: Brad Daugherty 23
Rebs: Larry Nance 12
Asts: Mark Price 9
Pts: Michael Jordan 33
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 12
Asts: Scottie Pippen 9
Chicago leads series, 1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak, Jack Nies
May 21
Cleveland Cavaliers 107, Chicago Bulls 81
Scoring by quarter: 30-14, 29-19, 18-17, 30-31
Pts: Brad Daugherty 28
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 9
Asts: Ehlo, Price 7 each
Pts: Michael Jordan 20
Rebs: Horace Grant 12
Asts: four players 4 each
Series tied, 1-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe Forte, Darell Garretson
May 23
Chicago Bulls 105, Cleveland Cavaliers 96
Scoring by quarter: 37-18, 20-19, 26-29, 22-30
Pts: Michael Jordan 36
Rebs: Horace Grant 11
Asts: Michael Jordan 9
Pts: Craig Ehlo 20
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 10
Asts: Daugherty, Ehlo 5 each
Chicago leads series, 2-1
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Jake O'Donnell
May 25
Chicago Bulls 85, Cleveland Cavaliers 99
Scoring by quarter: 24-30, 19-25, 17-16, 25-28
Pts: Michael Jordan 35
Rebs: Horace Grant 15
Asts: Michael Jordan 6
Pts: Larry Nance 22
Rebs: Brad Daugherty 14
Asts: Brad Daugherty 6
Series tied, 2-2
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Hugh Evans, Jess Kersey, Eddie F. Rush
May 27
Cleveland Cavaliers 89, Chicago Bulls 112
Scoring by quarter: 20-22, 18-24, 33-27, 18-39
Pts: Mark Price 24
Rebs: Hot Rod Williams 11
Asts: Ehlo, Price 3 each
Pts: Michael Jordan 37
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 15
Asts: Scottie Pippen 6
Chicago leads series, 3-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hue Hollins, Lee Jones, Ed T. Rush
May 29
Chicago Bulls 99, Cleveland Cavaliers 94
Scoring by quarter: 26-21, 19-24, 27-27, 27-22
Pts: Jordan, Pippen 29 each
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 12
Asts: Michael Jordan 8
Pts: Larry Nance 25
Rebs: Larry Nance 16
Asts: Mark Price 8
Chicago wins series, 4-2
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 20,273
Referees: Joe Crawford, Paul Mihalak, Bill Oakes

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Bulls winning the first two meetings.

Western Conference Finals

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (2) Utah Jazz

May 16
Utah Jazz 88, Portland Trail Blazers 113
Scoring by quarter: 19-37, 18-28, 28-28, 23-20
Pts: Jeff Malone 15
Rebs: K. Malone, Thornton 7 each
Asts: John Stockton 9
Pts: Terry Porter 26
Rebs: Buck Williams 8
Asts: Drexler, Porter 8 each
Portland leads series, 1-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Darell Garretson, Eddie F. Rush
May 19
Utah Jazz 102, Portland Trail Blazers 119
Scoring by quarter: 27-29, 24-35, 33-30, 18-25
Pts: Karl Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 11
Asts: John Stockton 11
Pts: Terry Porter 41
Rebs: Duckworth, Robinson 7 each
Asts: Clyde Drexler 12
Portland leads series, 2-0
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Hugh Evans, Lee Jones, Bill Oakes
May 22
Portland Trail Blazers 89, Utah Jazz 97
Scoring by quarter: 25-22, 26-21, 18-28, 20-26
Pts: Drexler, Kersey 26 each
Rebs: Kersey, Williams 9 each
Asts: Drexler, Porter 7 each
Pts: Karl Malone 39
Rebs: K. Malone, Eaton 7 each
Asts: John Stockton 10
Portland leads series, 2-1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Ron Garretson, Jess Kersey, Ed T. Rush
May 24
Portland Trail Blazers 112, Utah Jazz 121
Scoring by quarter: 27-27, 29-37, 27-24, 29-33
Pts: Terry Porter 34
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 8
Asts: Terry Porter 7
Pts: Karl Malone 33
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 15
Series tied, 2-2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Hue Hollins, Jack Nies
May 26
Utah Jazz 121, Portland Trail Blazers 127 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 22-32, 30-28, 32-24, 23-23, Overtime: 14-20
Pts: Karl Malone 38
Rebs: Karl Malone 14
Asts: John Stockton 10
Pts: Jerome Kersey 29
Rebs: Buck Williams 12
Asts: Terry Porter 12
Portland leads series, 3-2
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Dan Crawford, Paul Mihalak, Jake O'Donnell
  • Delaney Rudd hits the game-tying 3 with 5.5 seconds left to force OT.
May 28
Portland Trail Blazers 105, Utah Jazz 97
Scoring by quarter: 30-33, 25-26, 22-18, 28-20
Pts: three players 18 each
Rebs: Buck Williams 8
Asts: Terry Porter 10
Pts: Karl Malone 23
Rebs: Karl Malone 19
Asts: John Stockton 12
Portland wins series, 4-2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Darell Garretson, Steve Javie, Mike Mathis

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece.

NBA Finals: (E1) Chicago Bulls vs. (W1) Portland Trail Blazers

June 3
Portland Trail Blazers 89, Chicago Bulls 122
Scoring by quarter: 30-33, 21-33, 17-38, 21-18
Pts: Drexler, Robinson 16 each
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 7
Asts: Clyde Drexler 7
Pts: Michael Jordan 39
Rebs: Pippen, Williams 9 each
Asts: Michael Jordan 11
Chicago leads series, 1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Hue Hollins, Dick Bavetta
  • Michael Jordan scores 35 points in the first half, along with a then-record six 3-pointers.
June 5
Portland Trail Blazers 115, Chicago Bulls 104 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 31-23, 23-22, 16-32, 27-20, Overtime: 18-7
Pts: Clyde Drexler 26
Rebs: Buck Williams 14
Asts: Clyde Drexler 8
Pts: Michael Jordan 39
Rebs: Horace Grant 12
Asts: Jordan, Pippen 10 each
Series tied, 1-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hugh Evans, Jess Kersey, Paul Mihalik
June 7
Chicago Bulls 94, Portland Trail Blazers 84
Scoring by quarter: 34-26, 20-19, 16-15, 24-24
Pts: Michael Jordan 26
Rebs: Grant, Pippen 8 each
Asts: Scottie Pippen 7
Pts: Clyde Drexler 32
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 12
Asts: Terry Porter 4
Chicago leads series, 2-1
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Ed T. Rush, Mike Mathis, Bill Oakes
June 10
Chicago Bulls 88, Portland Trail Blazers 93
Scoring by quarter: 26-18, 22-27, 21-21, 19-27
Pts: Michael Jordan 32
Rebs: Horace Grant 10
Asts: Jordan, Pippen 6 each
Pts: Drexler, Kersey 21 each
Rebs: Kevin Duckworth 11
Asts: Clyde Drexler 9
Series tied, 2-2
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Darell Garretson, Joey Crawford, Dick Bavetta
June 12
Chicago Bulls 119, Portland Trail Blazers 106
Scoring by quarter: 39-26, 27-28, 28-24, 25-28
Pts: Michael Jordan 46
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 11
Asts: Scottie Pippen 9
Pts: Clyde Drexler 30
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 12
Asts: Terry Porter 8
Chicago leads series, 3-2
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jess Kersey, Hue Hollins
June 14
Portland Trail Blazers 93, Chicago Bulls 97
Scoring by quarter: 25-19, 25-25, 29-20, 14-33
Pts: Drexler, Kersey 24 each
Rebs: Jerome Kersey 9
Asts: Terry Porter 8
Pts: Michael Jordan 33
Rebs: Scott Williams 8
Asts: Horace Grant 5
Chicago wins series, 4-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hugh Evans, Ed T. Rush, Mike Mathis
  • Chicago overcomes a 79-64 deficit at the start of the 4th quarter to win their second straight title.

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Trail Blazers winning the first meeting.

References

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