1987–88 Dallas Mavericks season

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1987–88 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachJohn MacLeod
General managerNorm Sonju
Owner(s)Don Carter
ArenaReunion Arena
Results
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Finals (eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionHome Sports Entertainment
RadioKBEC
< 1986–87 1988–89 >

The 1987–88 Dallas Mavericks season was the eighth season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks finished second in the Midwest Division with a 53–29 record, they defeated the Houston Rockets four games in the first round of the 1988 NBA Playoffs, then defeated the 2nd-seeded Denver Nuggets six games in the semifinals. The Mavs made their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals, where they pushed the eventual-champion Los Angeles Lakers to seven games; the Mavs were coached by John MacLeod and played their home games at Reunion Arena.[1]

Mark Aguirre and James Donaldson were both selected to play in the 1988 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago; this was Donaldson's only All-Star Game appearance in his career.

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Jim Farmer Guard  United States Alabama
2 26 Steve Alford Guard  United States Indiana
3 66 Mike Richmond Forward  United States UTEP
4 89 David Johnson Forward  United States Oklahoma
5 112 Sam Hill Center  United States Iowa State
6 135 Quintan Gates Forward  United States UTEP
7 158 Gerald White Guard  United States Auburn

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Roster[edit]

Dallas Mavericks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 24 United States Aguirre, Mark 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1959-12-10 DePaul
G 2 United States Alford, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1964-11-23 Indiana
PG 1 United States Regan, Dan (DP) 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Minnesota
C 33 Germany Blab, Uwe 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 252 lb (114 kg) 1962-03-26 Indiana
G 22 United States Blackman, Rolando 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1959-02-26 Kansas State
G 15 United States Davis, Brad 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1955-12-17 Maryland
C 40 United States Donaldson, James 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1957-08-16 Washington State
G 20 United States Farmer, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1964-09-23 Alabama
G 12 United States Harper, Derek 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1961-10-13 Illinois
F 44 United States Perkins, Sam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1961-06-14 North Carolina
F 32 Germany Schrempf, Detlef 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1963-01-21 Washington
F/C 42 United States Tarpley, Roy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1964-11-28 Michigan
C 23 Canada Wennington, Bill 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1963-12-26 St. John's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 35–6 19–22 18–12
x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 1 33–8 20–21 20–10
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 7 33–8 14–27 18–12
x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 8 31–10 15–26 13–17
x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 23 23–18 8–33 12–18
Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 30 19–22 5–36 9–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 8
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 9
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 9
5 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 15
6 x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 16
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 18
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 31
9 Phoenix Suns 28 54 .341 34
10 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 38
11 Golden State Warriors 20 62 .244 42
12 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987-88 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–4 2–3 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 5–0 3–3 6–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3
Boston 4–2 3–3 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–1
Chicago 3–2 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 5–1 5–1 3–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Cleveland 1–5 3–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 6–0
Dallas 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–0 5–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 5–1 5–1 3–2 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 4–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–4 2–0
Detroit 4–2 3–3 4–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–4 0–2 0–5 0–2 3–3 0–6 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–5 2–3 3–2 1–5 1–4 0–2
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1 4–2 2–4 3–2 3–3 2–0
Indiana 2–4 0–5 3–3 2–4 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 6–0 2–3 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 1–1 3–3 2–3 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–6 3–2 0–5 1–5 1–4 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 2–0 6–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 3–3 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 1–5 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 0–2 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New Jersey 0–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–6 2–0 0–2 2–3 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–6
New York 3–3 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3
Philadelphia 0–6 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 2–3 0–2 4–2 1–4 0–2 4–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–6 3–2 2–3 2–4 2–3 0–2
Portland 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 5–1 1–4 2–0 6–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 6–0 4–1 5–0 3–3 1–4 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–4 0–2 3–2 2–4 0–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–4 1–5 0–2
San Antonio 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 5–0 0–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–5 3–3 3–2 3–3 0–2
Seattle 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 1–1 5–1 2–3 1–1 5–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 3–3 4–1 2–3 1–4 2–0
Utah 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–3 4–2 0–2 4–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 4–1 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–0
Washington 3–3 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–4 6–0 3–3 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game log[edit]

1987–88 game log
Total: 53–29 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
1987–88 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

1988 playoff game log
1988 playoff schedule

Awards and honors[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

  • Roy Tarpley was named Player of the Week for games played February 22 through February 28.[3]

All-Star[edit]

  • Mark Aguirre was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. It was his third All-Star selection. Aguirre finished seventh in voting among Western Conference forwards with 347,357 votes.[4]
  • James Donaldson was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. It was his first and only All-Star selection. Donaldson finished fourth in voting among Western Conference centers with 310,100 votes.[5]
  • Detlef Schrempf was selected to compete in the Three-Point Shootout. Schrempf was eliminated in the second round.[6]

Season[edit]

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
Mark Aguirre 77 77 33.9 .475 .302 .770 5.6 3.6 .9 .7 25.1
Steve Alford 28 0 7.0 .382 .125 .941^ 0.8 0.8 .6 .1 2.1
Uwe Blab 73 1 9.0 .439 . .708 1.8 0.5 .1 .4 2.2
Rolando Blackman 71 69 36.3 .473 .000 .873^ 3.5 3.7 .9 .3 18.7
Brad Davis 75 12 19.7 .501 .405 .843 1.4 4.0 .7 .2 7.2
James Donaldson 81 81 31.1 .558 . .778 9.3 0.8 .5 1.3 7.0
Jim Farmer 30 0 5.2 .377 .000 .900^ 0.6 0.5 .1 .0 2.0
Derek Harper 82 82 37.0 .459 .313 .759 3.0 7.7 2.0 .4 17.0
Sam Perkins 75 75 33.3 .450 .167 .822 8.0 1.6 1.0 .7 14.2
Detlef Schrempf 82 4 19.4 .456 .156 .756 3.4 1.9 .5 .4 8.5
Roy Tarpley 81 9 28.5 .500 .000 .740 11.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 13.5
Bill Wennington 30 0 4.2 .510 .500 .632 1.3 0.1 .2 .3 2.1

† – Minimum 25 three-pointers made.
^ – Minimum 125 free throws made.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mark Aguirre 17 17 32.8 .500 .382 .698 5.9 3.3 .8 .5 21.6
Steve Alford 4 0 3.0 .375 .000 . 0.5 0.5 .0 .0 1.5
Uwe Blab 3 0 2.7 .000 . 1.000^ 0.3 0.3 .0 .0 0.7
Rolando Blackman 17 17 39.5 .483 .000 .887 3.2 4.5 .9 .2 18.1
Brad Davis 17 0 17.4 .600 .200 .923^ 1.2 3.2 .2 .3 6.4
James Donaldson 17 17 29.4 .654 . .595 8.6 0.7 .4 .9 9.3
Jim Farmer 3 0 3.7 .333 . . 1.3 0.3 .0 .0 1.3
Derek Harper 17 17 35.4 .441 .250 .729 2.5 7.1 1.9 .3 13.5
Sam Perkins 17 17 33.6 .451 .143 .803 6.6 1.8 1.5 1.0 13.5
Detlef Schrempf 15 0 18.3 .465 .333 .706 3.7 1.6 .5 .5 7.8
Roy Tarpley 17 0 33.1 .519 .000 .740 12.9 1.8 1.2 1.5 17.9
Bill Wennington 6 0 2.3 .000 . . 0.7 0.2 .2 .0 0.0

^ – Minimum 10 free throws made.

Transactions[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Subtractions[edit]

Date Player Reason Left New Team
October 30, 1987 Dennis Nutt Waived Real Madrid (Spain)
November 17, 1987 Al Wood Waived Basket Mestre (Italy)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987-88 Dallas Mavericks Roster and Statistics". basketball-reference.com.
  2. ^ "1987 NBA DRAFT". thedraftreview.com.
  3. ^ "Tarpley tabbed". The Times-News.
  4. ^ "1988 NBA All-Star Game Box Score". basketball-reference.com.
  5. ^ "1988 NBA All-Star Game Voting". basketball-reference.com.
  6. ^ "NBA.com: Three-Point Contest All-Time Winners". nba.com/history. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  7. ^ "Dallas's Tarpley receives Sixth Man Award". Herald-Journal.
  8. ^ "1987-88 NBA Awards Voting". basketball-reference.com.
  9. ^ "1987-88 Dallas Mavericks Transactions". basketball-reference.com.