1995–96 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1995–96 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach P.J. Carlesimo
Arena Rose Garden Arena
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round (eliminated 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1995–96 season was the 26th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers went 44–38, fourth in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference, making their 14th straight trip to the postseason and 19th in 20 years.

The Blazers were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by a 3–2 margin against the Utah Jazz.

After spending their first 25 years at the Memorial Coliseum, the Blazers began playing at the new Rose Garden Arena this season.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1995 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 8 Shawn Respert SG  United States Michigan State

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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 11.0 30–11 23–18 17–7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20.0 26–15 18–23 11–13
x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23.0 25–16 16–25 9–15
x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25.0 26–15 13–28 11–13
Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28.0 23–18 13–28 7–17
Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35.0 19–22 10–31 7–17


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


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(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[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]