1995-96 Portland Trail Blazers Season
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1995%E2%80%9396 Portland Trail Blazers Season
1995-96 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coachP.J. Carlesimo
ArenaRose Garden Arena
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Jazz 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKGW
Prime Sports Northwest
RadioKEX

The 1995-96 NBA season was the 26th season for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association.[1] After spending their first 25 years at the Memorial Coliseum, the Blazers began playing at the new Rose Garden Arena this season. The Blazers struggled through most of the season posting a 26-34 record around March 5. However, they would win 18 of their final 22 games to finish the season with a 44-38 record. Fourth in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference, making their 14th straight trip to the postseason and 19th in 20 years. Rookie Arvydas Sabonis was selected to the All-Rookie First Team.

In the playoffs, the Blazers were knocked out in the first round again losing to the Utah Jazz in five games, suffering a 38-point margin in a 102-64 loss in Game 5. Following the season, Rod Strickland demanded a trade no longer wanting to play for the Blazers.[2] He was traded along with Harvey Grant to the Washington Bullets, while Buck Williams signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks, and James Robinson was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Shawn Respert SG  United States Michigan State

Roster

Roster Notes

  • Forward Bill Curley missed the entire season due to an ankle injury.

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 64 18 .780 - 38-3 26-15 21-3
x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11 30-11 23-18 17-7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20 26-15 18-23 11-13
x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23 25-16 16-25 9-15
x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25 26-15 13-28 11-13
Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28 23-18 13-28 7-17
Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35 19-22 10-31 7-17


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics * 64 18 .780 - 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs * 59 23 .720 5 82
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9 82
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11 82
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16 82
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20 82
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23 82
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25 82
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28 82
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29 82
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38 82
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49 82


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1995-96 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta -- 4-0 3-1 0-4 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 2-1 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-3
Boston 0-4 -- 2-2 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 0-4 1-3 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-2
Charlotte 1-3 2-2 -- 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-3 3-0 0-4 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 3-1
Chicago 4-0 3-0 3-1 -- 4-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 4-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 4-0
Cleveland 1-3 3-1 1-3 0-4 -- 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0 1-2 3-1 1-2 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 0-2 2-0 3-1
Dallas 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 2-2 0-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 4-0 0-2
Denver 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 1-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 0-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-1 1-1
Detroit 2-2 1-2 3-1 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 -- 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 2-2 1-1 4-0 0-4 1-3 4-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 1-2
Golden State 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 0-2 -- 2-2 1-1 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 4-0 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-2 -- 2-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1
Indiana 3-1 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-1 3-0 3-1 1-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 3-0
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 -- 0-4 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 1-3 3-1 1-1
L.A. Lakers 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 1-1 4-0 -- 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1
Miami 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 1-1 0-2 -- 3-0 1-1 5-0 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-1 0-2 1-1 2-2
Milwaukee 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-3 -- 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-0 0-4 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-4 3-1 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 2-2 0-2
New Jersey 0-4 2-2 3-0 0-3 2-1 1-1 2-0 0-4 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 0-5 3-1 1-1 -- 2-2 0-4 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 2-2
New York 1-2 4-0 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 -- 1-3 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 3-1
Orlando 2-2 3-1 4-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 -- 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 4-0
Philadelphia 1-2 0-4 1-3 0-4 0-4 2-0 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 -- 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-3
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 -- 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0
Portland 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 -- 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-0 1-3 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 0-4 2-0 0-4 2-2 0-2
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 4-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 3-1 -- 2-2 2-0 3-1 4-0 1-1
Seattle 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 4-0 4-0 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1
Toronto 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-0 0-2 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-2 0-4 1-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1
Utah 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 4-0 1-3 1-3 2-0 -- 4-0 1-1
Vancouver 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-4 -- 0-2
Washington 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-3 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 0-4 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(3) Utah Jazz vs. (6) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Western Conference Finals (Portland won 4-2)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(UTAH-POR)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 25 Utah 110 Portland 102 1-0 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 1 TBS 9:30et
2 April 27 Utah 105 Portland 90 2-0 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 2 TNT 10:30et
3* April 29 Portland 94 Utah 91 2-1 Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon 3 TNT 10:30et
4 May 1 Portland 98 Utah 90 2-2 Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon 4 TNT 9:30et
5 May 5 Utah 102 Portland 64 3-2 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 5 NBC 3:00et
Utah wins series 3-2

*Required overtime

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and honors

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 1995-96 Portland Trail Blazers
  2. ^ "Portland Suspends Strickland". Los Angeles Times. February 23, 1996. Retrieved 2017.

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