1990–91 San Antonio Spurs season

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1990–91 San Antonio Spurs season
Division Champions
Head coach Larry Brown
Arena HemisFair Arena
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Home Sports Entertainment, KSAT
Radio WOAI , KCOR (Spanish)
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

The 1990–91 NBA season was the Spurs' 15th season in the National Basketball Association, and 24th season as a franchise.[1] After a promising rookie season from second-year star David Robinson, the Spurs would win 17 of their first 22 games on their way to a 30–10 start. However, with Terry Cummings and Rod Strickland lost for long stretched games due to injuries, the Spurs struggled in February with a 4–7 record. The Spurs would bounce back winning 13 of their final 17 games as they won the Midwest Division with a solid 55–27 record. Robinson averaged 25.6 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game while being selected to the All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive Second Team, and for the 1991 NBA All-Star Game. However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Spurs would be stunned by the 7th-seeded Golden State Warriors in four games after winning Game 1.[2]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 24 Dwayne Schintzius C  United States Florida
2 43 Tony Massenburg PF  United States Maryland
2 54 Sean Higgins SG/SF  United States Michigan

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 40 United States Anderson, Willie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgia
F 34 United States Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
F 32 United States Elliott, Sean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
F/C 21 United States Green, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
G/F 3 United States Higgins, Sean 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan
G 15 United States Johnson, Avery 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern
F 45 United States Massenburg, Tony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
G/F 8 United States Pressey, Paul 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Tulsa
C 50 United States Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
C 24 United States Schintzius, Dwayne 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Florida
G 1 United States Strickland, Rod 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) DePaul
G/F 25 United States Wingate, David 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgetown
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 55 27 .671 33–8 22–19 20–8
x-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 1 36–5 18–23 21-7
x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 3 31-10 21–20 20-8
Orlando Magic 31 51 .378 24 24-17 7–34 13–15
Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 26 21-20 8-33 9-19
Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 27 20-21 8–33 7-21
Denver Nuggets 20 62 .244 35 17-24 3-38 8–20
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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1990-91 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–4 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–1
Charlotte 4–1 1–3 0–5 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2
Chicago 4–1 2–2 5–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1
Cleveland 2–3 1–3 4–1 0–5 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3
Dallas 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–4 2–2 0–5 2–0
Denver 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–5 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–4 0–4 1–3 1–1
Detroit 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–3 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–2
Houston 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 5–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–2 1–1
Indiana 1–4 2–2 5–0 1–4 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Miami 0–4 1–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2
Milwaukee 3–2 2–2 3–2 1–4 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 2–3 0–2 1–3 0–5 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 1–3 1–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3
New York 1–3 0–5 4–0 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–4 1–1 5–0 0–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Orlando 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–4 1–1
Philadelphia 4–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–2
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–3 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–4 4–1 1–3 1–3 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–2 3–1 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–5 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Golden State Warriors: Warriors win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio (April 25): San Antonio 130, Golden State 121
  • Game 2 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio (April 27): Golden State 111, San Antonio 98
  • Game 3 @ Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (May 1): Golden State 109, San Antonio 106
  • Game 4 @ Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (May 3): Golden State 110, San Antonio 97

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

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
Willie Anderson 75 75 34.6 .457 .200 .798 4.7 4.8 1.1 0.6 14.4
Terry Cummings 67 62 32.8 .484 .212 .683 7.8 2.3 0.9 0.4 17.6
Byron Dinkins 10 0 14.4 .394 .889 1.1 1.9 0.2 0.0 3.4
Sean Elliott 82 82 37.1 .490 .313 .808 5.6 2.9 0.8 0.4 15.9
Sidney Green 66 7 16.7 .461 .000 .848 4.7 0.8 0.5 0.2 6.7
Dave Greenwood 63 11 16.2 .503 .000 .734 3.5 0.8 0.5 0.4 3.8
Sean Higgins 50 0 9.3 .458 .158 .848 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 4.5
Avery Johnson 47 10 15.8 .483 .200 .691 1.2 3.3 0.7 0.0 5.1
Clifford Lett 7 0 14.1 .483 .000 .667 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.1 4.9
Tony Massenburg 35 0 4.6 .450 .622 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.3
Pete Myers 8 1 12.9 .435 .000 .818 2.3 1.8 0.4 0.4 3.6
Paul Pressey 70 18 24.0 .472 .281 .827 2.5 3.9 0.9 0.5 7.5
David Robinson 82 81 37.7 .552 .143 .762 13.0 2.5 1.5 3.9 25.6
Dwayne Schintzius 42 7 9.5 .439 .000 .550 2.9 0.4 0.0 0.7 3.8
Rod Strickland 58 56 35.8 .482 .333 .763 3.8 8.0 2.0 0.2 13.8
Reggie Williams 22 0 16.1 .480 .538 .854 2.7 2.1 0.9 0.5 7.8
David Wingate 25 0 22.5 .384 .111 .707 3.0 1.8 0.8 0.2 5.4

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Willie Anderson 4 4 39.8 .485 .200 .651 4.8 4.8 1.5 0.5 19.0
Terry Cummings 4 4 31.0 .510 .000 .500 9.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 14.8
Sean Elliott 4 4 33.0 .425 .000 .781 5.5 4.0 1.0 0.3 14.8
Sidney Green 3 0 3.7 .500 1.000 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7
Dave Greenwood 1 0 5.0 1.000 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Sean Higgins 3 0 4.3 .000 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Avery Johnson 3 0 6.3 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.7
Tony Massenburg 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Paul Pressey 4 0 31.0 .406 .250 .667 2.8 4.0 2.0 0.8 8.3
David Robinson 4 4 41.5 .686 .000 .868 13.5 2.0 1.5 3.8 25.8
Rod Strickland 4 4 42.0 .433 .000 .810 5.3 8.8 2.3 0.0 18.8
David Wingate 3 0 12.7 .500 .667 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 4.7

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]