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1991–92 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
TV partner/s NBC, TBS
Regular season
Season MVP Michael Jordan (Chicago)
Top scorer Michael Jordan (Chicago)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Chicago Bulls
  Eastern runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers
Western champions Portland Trail Blazers
  Western runners-up Utah Jazz
Finals
Finals champions Chicago Bulls
  Runners-up Portland Trail Blazers
Finals MVP Michael Jordan (Chicago)
NBA seasons

← 1990–91

1992–93 →

The 1991–92 NBA season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls winning their second-straight NBA Championship, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

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Notable occurrences

  • In one of the most shocking announcements in sports history, Lakers star Magic Johnson announces his retirement early in the season after receiving the news that he had tested HIV-positive.
  • Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley honors Johnson by switching from his usual number 34 to 32, which he will wear for the entire season. The 76ers had retired the number in honor of Billy Cunningham, who un-retired it for Barkley to wear.
  • Due to back problems, Celtics star Larry Bird retires at the end of the season, thus bringing one of the most memorable eras in NBA history (Magic vs. Bird) to a close.
  • The 1992 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida, with the West defeating the East 153-113. In an emotionally charged game, Magic Johnson wins the game's MVP award.
  • The Utah Jazz play their first game at the Delta Center.
  • The Phoenix Suns play their final season at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  • The Chicago Bulls set a franchise record with 67 wins in a season (broken four years later).
  • Michael Jordan scores 35 points in the first half to set an NBA Finals record for most points in a half. His six three-pointers also set a record for most in a half.
  • The Miami Heat are the first of the four expansion franchises to make it to the playoffs. They are swept in the first round by the Bulls.
  • On December 17, the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Miami Heat by a score of 148-80. This 68-point win by the Cavaliers set the record for largest margin of victory in the history of the NBA.

Final standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 -
New York Knicks 51 31 .622 -
New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 11
Miami Heat 38 44 .463 13
Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 16
Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 26
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 30
Central Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Chicago Bulls C 67 15 .817 -
Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36

Western Conference

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 -
San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 8
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13
Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 31
Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 33
Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 40
Pacific Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695 -
Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2
Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4
Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12
Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 30.1
Rebounds per game Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons 18.7
Assists per game John Stockton Utah Jazz 13.7
Steals per game John Stockton Utah Jazz 3.0
Blocks per game David Robinson San Antonio Spurs 4.5
FG% Buck Williams Portland Trail Blazers 60.4
FT% Mark Price Cleveland Cavaliers 94.7
3FG% Dana Barros Seattle SuperSonics 44.6

NBA awards

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

See also

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