1996–97 Washington Bullets season

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1996–97 Washington Bullets season
Head coach Jim Lynam
Bernie Bickerstaff
Arena US Airways Arena
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1996-97 NBA season was the Bullets' 36th season in the NBA,[1] The Bullets finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 44-38 record, and finally made the playoffs for the first time since the 1987-88 season. In the Eastern Conference First Round, they were swept by the Chicago Bulls. Forward Chris Webber led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks, and was also selected for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game. The 1996-97 season was also their last season as the "Bullets".

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1996 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 55 Ronnie Henderson  United States LSU

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1996-97 NBA Atlantic standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 69 13 .841
2 y-Miami Heat 61 21 .744 8
3 x-New York Knicks 57 25 .695 12
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 56 26 .683 13
5 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 15
6 x-Charlotte Hornets 54 28 .659 15
7 x-Orlando Magic 45 37 .549 24
8 x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 27
10 Indiana Pacers 39 43 .476 30
11 Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 36
12 Toronto Raptors 30 52 .366 39
13 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 43
14 Philadelphia 76ers 22 60 .268 47
15 Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 54
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Washington Bullets Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(CHI-WAS)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 25 Chicago 98 Washington 86 1-0 United Center, Chicago, Illinois 1 TNT
2 April 27 Chicago 109 Washington 104 2-0 United Center, Chicago, Illinois 2 NBC
3 April 30 Washington 95 Chicago 96 3-0 US Airways Arena, Landover, Maryland 3 TNT
Chicago wins series 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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]