1985–86 Atlanta Hawks season

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1985–86 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Mike Fratello
Arena The Omni
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SuperStation WTBS, WVEU-69
Radio WSB 750 AM and 95.5 and 98.5 FM
< 1984–85 1986–87 >

The Hawks entered the season with rookies Jon Koncak and Spud Webb. The Hawks were transformed into one of the youngest teams in the NBA. The Hawks were led by "the Human Highlight Reel" Dominique Wilkins. He would have an outstanding year as he led the NBA in scoring with an average of 30.3 points per game. One of the highlights of the season came when Spud Webb (measuring five feet, seven inches) won the NBA Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend. In the second half of the season, the Hawks would be one of the strongest teams in the league. The club won 35 of their final 52 games to finish the season with a record of 50 wins and 32 losses. In the playoffs, the Hawks would eliminate the Detroit Pistons in 4 games. In the 2nd round, the Hawks would be defeated by the Boston Celtics in 5 games.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1985 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 Jon Koncak C  United States Southern Methodist
2 41 Lorenzo Charles SF  United States North Carolina State
3 59 Sedric Toney PG  United States Dayton
4 77 Arvydas Sabonis C  Lithuania
4 84 John Battle PG  United States Rutgers
5 100 Larry Hampton  United States Hampton
6 123 Tony Duckett  United States Lafayette
7 146 Bob Ferry PF/C  United States Harvard

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 33–8 24–17 21–9
x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 7 34–7 16–25 21–9
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 11 31–10 15–26 18–12
x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 27 22–19 8–33 10–20
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 28 16–25 13–28 10–19
Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 31 19–22 7–34 9–20
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

1985–86 Game Log
1985–86 Schedule

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Hawks win series 3–1

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 17): Atlanta 140, Detroit 122
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 19): Atlanta 137, Detroit 125
  • Game 3 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (April 22): Detroit 106, Atlanta 97
  • Game 4 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (April 25): Atlanta 114, Detroit 113 (2OT)

Last Playoff Meeting: 1963 Western Division Semifinals (Hawks won 3–1; they were in St. Louis, Missouri)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Atlanta Hawks: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 27): Boston 103, Atlanta 91
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 29): Boston 119, Atlanta 98
  • Game 3 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 2): Boston 111 , Atlanta 107
  • Game 4 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 4): Atlanta 106, Boston 94
  • Game 5 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 6): Boston 132, Atlanta 99

Last Playoff Meeting: 1983 Eastern Conference First Round (Boston won 2–1)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]