1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season

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1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coach Jerry Tarkanian
Rex Hughes
John Lucas II
Arena HemisFair Arena
Results
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Home Sports Entertainment, KSAT
Radio WOAI, KCOR (Spanish)
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

The 1992–93 NBA season was the Spurs' 17th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, Terry Cummings suffered a serious knee injury and only played in the final eight games of the season.[2] He would no longer be the same after the injury. With the acquisition of Dale Ellis from the Milwaukee Bucks and signing free agent Vinny Del Negro, plus re-signing Avery Johnson after a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, the Spurs struggled with a 9–11 start to the season as new head coach Jerry Tarkanian was fired.

After playing one game under Rex Hughes, the team hired John Lucas II as their new coach. At midseason, they acquired J.R. Reid from the Charlotte Hornets. Under Lucas, the Spurs would play solid basketball posting a 10-game winning streak in January, then win eight straight games in February, finishing second in the Midwest Division with a 49–33 record. David Robinson and Sean Elliott were both selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.

In the playoffs, they defeated the 4th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers three games to one in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but lost in six games to the Phoenix Suns in the semifinals. It was also their final year playing at HemisFair Arena. Following the season, Elliott was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and Johnson signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 Tracy Murray SF  United States UCLA
2 44 Henry Williams G  United States UNC-Charlotte

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 40 United States Anderson, Willie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgia
PF 35 United States Carr, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wichita State
PF 34 United States Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
SG 24 United States Daniels, Lloyd 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mt. San Antonio College
PG 15 United States Del Negro, Vinny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina State
SF 32 United States Elliott, Sean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
SG 3 United States Ellis, Dale 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
PG 6 United States Johnson, Avery 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern
SG 5 United States Mack, Sam 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Houston
PF 7 United States Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
C 50 United States Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
PF 2 United States Smith, Larry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alcorn State
PF 10 United States Wood, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Nevada
Head coach

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C David Robinson Terry Cummings
PF J. R. Reid Antoine Carr Larry Smith
David Wood
SF Sean Elliott Willie Anderson Sam Mack
SG Dale Ellis Lloyd Daniels
PG Avery Johnson Vinny Del Negro

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17

19–7

x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 6 31–10 18–23 17–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 8 28–13 19–22 16–10
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 19 28–13 8–33 13–13
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 36 11–30 8–33 10–16
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 44 7–34 4–37 3–23
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1992-93 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 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Spurs win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1990 Western Conference Semifinals (Portland won 4-3)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Suns win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Western Conference First Round (Phoenix 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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Willie Anderson
William Bedford
Antoine Carr
Terry Cummings
Lloyd Daniels
Vinny Del Negro
Sean Elliott
Dale Ellis
Sidney Green
Avery Johnson
Sam Mack
Matt Othick
J.R. Reid
David Robinson
Larry Smith
David Wood

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Willie Anderson
Antoine Carr
Terry Cummings
Lloyd Daniels
Vinny Del Negro
Sean Elliott
Dale Ellis
Avery Johnson
J.R. Reid
David Robinson
Larry Smith
David Wood

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992-93 San Antonio Spurs
  2. ^ "Spurs' Cummings May Miss Season". Los Angeles Times. July 10, 1992. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]