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1987–88 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
TV partner/s CBS, TBS
Regular season
Season MVP Michael Jordan (Chicago)
Top scorer Michael Jordan (Chicago)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Detroit Pistons
  Eastern runners-up Boston Celtics
Western champions Los Angeles Lakers
  Western runners-up Dallas Mavericks
Finals
Finals champions Los Angeles Lakers
  Runners-up Detroit Pistons
Finals MVP James Worthy (L.A. Lakers)
NBA seasons

← 1986–87

1988–89 →

The 1987–88 NBA season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning their second straight Championship, beating the Detroit Pistons in seven hard fought games in the NBA Finals, becoming the NBA's first repeat champions since the Boston Celtics did it in the 1968-69 NBA season.

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Notable occurrences

  • Michael Jordan becomes the only player in NBA history to win both the scoring title and Defensive Player of the Year honors. He is also the only player in NBA history to combine these awards with the season's Most Valuable Player award.

Final standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics 57 25 .695 -
Washington Bullets 38 44 .463 19
New York Knicks 38 44 .463 19
Philadelphia 76ers 36 46 .439 21
New Jersey Nets 19 63 .232 38
Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 -
Chicago Bulls 50 32 .610 4
Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 4
Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 12
Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 12
Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 16

Western Conference

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 -
Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 1
Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 7
Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 8
San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 23
Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 30
Pacific Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Los Angeles Lakers C 62 20 .756 -
Portland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 9
Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 18
Phoenix Suns 28 54 .341 34
Golden State Warriors 20 62 .244 42
Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45

'C - NBA Champions'

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 35.0
Rebounds per game Michael Cage Los Angeles Clippers 13.0
Assists per game John Stockton Utah Jazz 13.8
Steals per game Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 3.2
Blocks per game Mark Eaton Utah Jazz 3.8
FG% Kevin McHale Boston Celtics 60.4
FT% Jack Sikma Milwaukee Bucks 92.2
3FG% Craig Hodges Milwaukee Bucks 49.2

NBA awards

Note: All information on this page was obtained on the History section on NBA.com

See also

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