1987–88 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1987–88 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Mike Schuler
Arena Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 53–29 (.646)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round (eliminated 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1987–88 season was the 18th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers finished 53–29, fourth in the Western Conference, qualifying for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. It was a four-game improvement over the previous season.

In the 1988 NBA Playoffs, the Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight year, this time falling to the Utah Jazz three games to one in the best-of-five series.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1987 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Ronnie Murphy F  United States Jacksonville
2 29 Lester Fonville  United States Jackson State
2 30 Nikita Wilson PF  United States Louisiana State
3 63 Kevin Gamble SF/SG  United States Iowa
4 86 Norwood Barber  United States Florida State
5 109 David Moss  United States Tulsa
6 132 Bernard Johnson  United States Loyola (IL)
7 155 Kenny Stone  United States George Fox

Roster[edit]

1987–88 Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PF 35 Anderson, Richard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1960–11–19 California
SG 22 Drexler, Clyde 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1962–06–22 Houston
C 00 Duckworth, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1964–04–01 Eastern Illinois
PG 6 Holton, Mike 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1961–08–04 UCLA
C 33 Johnson, Steve 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1957–11–03 Oregon State
C 27 Jones, Caldwell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 1950–08–04 Albany State
SF 25 Kersey, Jerome 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1962–06–26 Longwood
PF 20 Lucas, Maurice 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1952–02–18 Marquette
SG 4 Paxson, Jim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1957–07–09 Dayton
PG 30 Porter, Terry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1963–04–08 Wisconsin
PG 14 Sichting, Jerry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1956–11–29 Purdue
SF 55 Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1958–08–01 UCLA
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

The Trail Blazers played their home games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 8
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 9
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 9
5 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 15
6 x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 16
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 18
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 31
9 Phoenix Suns 28 54 .341 34
10 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 38
11 Golden State Warriors 20 62 .244 42
12 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) Utah Jazz:Jazz win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland (April 28): Portland 108, Utah 96
  • Game 2 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland (April 30): Utah 114, Portland 105
  • Game 3 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 4): Utah 113, Portland 108
  • Game 4 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 6): Utah 111, Portland 96

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]