1981–82 San Antonio Spurs season

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1981–82 San Antonio Spurs season
Division Champions
Head coach Stan Albeck
Arena HemisFair Arena
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Finals
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KMOL
Radio KCTI
< 1980–81 1982–83 >

The 1981-82 NBA season was the Spurs' sixth season in the NBA and 15th season as a franchise.[1] George Gervin was the winner of a fourth scoring title in five years with 32.3 points per game. The Spurs won their second straight division title with a record of 48-34.[2] In the playoffs the Spurs beat the Seattle SuperSonics in 5 games. In the Western Finals, the Spurs would be swept in 4 straight by the Los Angeles Lakers.[2]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1981 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 28 Gene Banks SG/SF  United States Duke
2 30 Ed Rains  United States South Alabama
3 64 Tom Baker  United States Eastern Kentucky
4 87 Earl Belcher F  United States St. Bonaventure
5 110 Mike Rhodes  United States Vanderbilt
6 133 Norman Shavers  United States Jackson State
7 156 Mark Minderman  United States Northern Michigan
8 178 Bob Bartholomew  United States San Diego
9 199 Leonel Marquetti  United States Hampton
10 219 Alvin Brooks  United States Lamar

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 23 Bratz, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Stanford
C 40 Corzine, Dave 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) DePaul
SF 44 Gervin, George 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Eastern Michigan
F 30 Griffin, Paul 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Western Michigan
C 52 Johnson, George 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dillard
PF 24 Lambert, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Southern California
F 34 Mitchell, Mike 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Auburn
G 00 Moore, Johnny 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina
PF 53 Olberding, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Minnesota
G 21 Phegley, Roger 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Bradley
SF 15 Rains, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) North Alabama
PF 43 Yonakor, Rich 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 29–12 19–22 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 2.0 29–12 17–24 19–11
x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 2.0 25–16 21–20 17–13
Kansas City Kings 30 52 .366 18.0 23–18 7–34 11–19
Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 20.0 16–25 12–29 11–19
Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 23.0 18–23 7–34 9–21


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1981-82 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Boston 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0
Chicago 3–2 2–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 3–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 2–4 0–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–6 0–6 0–6 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–5
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–5 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 4–2 0–6 6–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 3–2 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 0–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 4–1 2–3 6–0 2–0
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–6 4–2 3–2 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Kansas City 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–5 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–2
Los Angeles 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 2–3 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 2–3 1–5 4–2 6–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
New York 1–5 1–5 2–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–5
Philadelphia 3–3 2–4 5–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–3 3–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 1–1 5–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 4–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–2 4–1 3–3 1–1
San Diego 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–5 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–3 0–6 1–1 3–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 3–3 4–1 0–5 1–1
Washington 4–2 0–6 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–6 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

The Spurs had a first round bye.

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Spurs win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Seattle: San Antonio 95, Seattle 93
  • Game 2 @ Seattle: Seattle 114, San Antonio 99
  • Game 3 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 99, Seattle 97
  • Game 4 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 115, Seattle 113
  • Game 5 @ Seattle: San Antonio 109, Seattle 103

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) San Antonio Spurs: Lakers win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 128, San Antonio 117
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 110, San Antonio 101
  • Game 3 @ San Antonio: Los Angeles 118, San Antonio 108
  • Game 4 @ San Antonio: Los Angeles 128, San Antonio 123

Player stats[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
Gene Banks 56|45 |89|100 |90|72 |22|
Mike Bratz
Ron Brewer
Dave Corzine
George Gervin
Paul Griffin
Steve Hayes
George T. Johnson
Reggie Johnson
John Lambert
Mike Mitchell
Johnny Moore
Mark Olberding
Roger Phegley
Ed Rains
Kevin Restani
Rich Yonakor

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gene Banks
Mike Bratz
Dave Corzine
George Gervin
George T. Johnson
John Lambert
Mike Mitchell
Johnny Moore
Mark Olberding
Roger Phegley
Ed Rains
Rich Yonakor

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]