1988–89 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1988–89 Seattle SuperSonics season
Head coach Bernie Bickerstaff
General manager Bob Whitsitt
Arena Seattle Center Coliseum
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Following are the results of the 1988–89 Seattle SuperSonics season. The 1988-89 NBA season was the Seattle SuperSonics' 22nd season in the National Basketball Association.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1988 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 15 Gary Grant PG  United States Michigan
3 65 Corey Gaines G  United States Loyola Marymount

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 6
3 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
5 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 12
6 x-Denver Nuggets 44 38 .537 13
7 x-Golden State Warriors 43 39 .524 14
8 x-Portland Trail Blazers 39 43 .476 18
9 Dallas Mavericks 38 44 .463 19
10 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 30
11 San Antonio Spurs 21 61 .256 36
12 Los Angeles Clippers 21 61 .256 36
13 Miami Heat 15 67 .183 41
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Houston Rockets: Sonics win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Western Conference Semifinals (Seattle won 4-2)

West Conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (4) Seattle SuperSonics: Lakers win series 4-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

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
Ballard, Greg !Greg Ballard
Cage, Michael !Michael Cage
Champion, Mike !Mike Champion
Ellis, Dale !Dale Ellis
Johnson, Avery !Avery Johnson
Lister, Alton !Alton Lister
Lucas, John !John Lucas
McDaniel, Xavier !Xavier McDaniel
McKey, Derrick !Derrick McKey
McMillan, Nate !Nate McMillan
Polynice, Olden !Olden Polynice
Reynolds, Jerry !Jerry Reynolds
Schoene, Russ !Russ Schoene
Threatt, Sedale !Sedale Threatt

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cage, Michael !Michael Cage
Ellis, Dale !Dale Ellis
Johnson, Avery !Avery Johnson
Lister, Alton !Alton Lister
Lucas, John !John Lucas
McDaniel, Xavier !Xavier McDaniel
McKey, Derrick !Derrick McKey
McMillan, Nate !Nate McMillan
Polynice, Olden !Olden Polynice
Reynolds, Jerry !Jerry Reynolds
Schoene, Russ !Russ Schoene
Threatt, Sedale !Sedale Threatt

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988-89 Seattle SuperSonics". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11.