1990–91 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1990–91 Portland Trail Blazers season
Pacific Division Champions
Head coach Rick Adelman
Arena Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 63–19 (.768)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Finals (eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Northwest Cable Sports, KOIN
Radio KKRZ
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

The 1990–91 season was the 21st season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers finished 63–19, setting a franchise-high win total that still stands as of 2011, and made their ninth consecutive trip to the NBA Playoffs. It was their first Pacific Division title since the 1977–78 season, and ended the Los Angeles Lakers' streak of nine straight years as Pacific Division champions and number-one seed in the Western Conference.

However, after advancing to the Western Conference Finals with a 3–2 win over the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round and a 4–1 win over the Utah Jazz in the conference semifinals, the Blazers were denied a second straight trip to the NBA Finals, falling to the Lakers in six games.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1990 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 25 Alaa Abdelnaby PF  Egypt Duke

Roster[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers 1990-91 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F/C 31 Egypt Abdelnaby, Alaa 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
G/F 9 United States Ainge, Danny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Brigham Young
F/C 2 United States Bryant, Mark 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Seton Hall
F/C 42 United States Cooper, Wayne 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) New Orleans
G/F 6 United States Davis, Walter (from DEN) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) North Carolina
G/F 22 United States Drexler, Clyde 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Houston
C 00 United States Duckworth, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Eastern Illinois
F 25 United States Kersey, Jerome 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Longwood
G 44 Croatia Petrović, Dražen (to NJN) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
G 30 United States Porter, Terry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) UW-Stevens Point
F/C 3 United States Robinson, Clifford R. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Connecticut
F/C 52 United States Williams, Buck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Maryland
G 21 United States Young, Danny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest

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Head coach




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

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 63 19 .768 36–5 27–14 18-10
x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 5 33–8 25-16 19-9
x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 8 32–9 23-18 17–11
x-Golden State Warriors 44 38 .537 19 30–11 14–27 13–15
x-Seattle SuperSonics 41 41 .500 22 28-13 13–28 12-16
Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 32 23–18 8-33 10-18
Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 38 24-17 1–40 9–19
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Portland Trail Blazers 63 19 .768
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 8
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 8
5 x-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 9
6 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 11
7 x-Golden State Warriors 44 38 .537 19
8 x-Seattle SuperSonics 41 41 .500 22
9 Orlando Magic 31 51 .378 32
10 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 32
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 34
12 Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 35
13 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 38
14 Denver Nuggets 20 62 .244 43
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (8) Seattle SuperSonics: Blazers win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1983 Western Conference First Round (Portland won 2-0)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

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

Last Playoff Meeting: 1988 Western Conference First Round (Utah won 3-1)

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]