1990-91 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 1990-91 basketball season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, offensive efficiency, and defensive efficiency for the teams.
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Golden State Warriors||44-38-0||44-37-1||112.2||110.6|
|Los Angeles Clippers||31-51-0||37-40-5||103.6||107.0|
|Los Angeles Lakers||58-24-0||44-37-1||112.5||105.6|
|New Jersey Nets||26-56-0||42-36-4||103.3||107.9|
|New Orleans Hornets||26-56-0||42-39-1||105.4||110.7|
|New York Knicks||39-43-0||35-44-3||107.8||108.0|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||41-41-0||41-40-1||110.5||109.3|
|San Antonio Spurs||55-27-0||37-41-4||108.2||104.0|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Golden State Warriors||4-5-0||5-3-1||113.2||114.4|
|Los Angeles Lakers||12-7-0||9-10-0||112.0||111.4|
|New York Knicks||0-3-0||1-2-0||94.3||115.6|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||2-3-0||4-1-0||109.4||112.1|
|San Antonio Spurs||1-3-0||0-3-1||106.4||111.8|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NBA seasons below.
Recap of the 1990-91 NBA Basketball Season
The '90 - '91 season energized the basketball world with the beginning of the Bulls dynasty.
Michael Jordan had become a household name, having led the league in scoring the past four years, but even weekend fans would whisper that no team with the leading scorer had won the championship since Kareem Abdul Jabbar led the Milwaukee Bucks to the title in 1971.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) took over prime time basketball with the "NBA on NBC", a four-year, $600 million deal that replaced the "NBA on CBS."
The season also brought about the emergence of the Gary Payton/Shawn Kemp duo. Before Jason Kidd joined the league, "the Glove" (Payton) was the king of the lob pass; he only had to toss the ball into the air, and Kemp would send it home. The Payton/Kemp combo reigned over many a highlight reel, beginning with this season. Charles Barkley also had what many would call his best season, despite not winning the league MVP title for a few more years. He took home the All-Star MVP honors this season, putting on quite a show as the Eastern Conference edged the Western Conference 116 - 114.
The '91 Finals were between the Bulls and the Western Conference champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. The match-up was billed as a battle between two larger-than-life superstars: Jordan and Magic Johnson, the latter of whom would be playing his last full season in the NBA. It became clear, however, that one star did not a winning team make; although Jordan had a superb series, it was the combined defensive effort of the Bulls that held the Lakers to a record-low 458 points (for a five-game series.)
For the previous two years, the Detroit Pistons had shut down the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, but as Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant settled into their superstar roles, and with the addition of B.J. Armstrong in the off-season, the Bulls came through the season with a franchise-best 61 wins and dominated their rival in the playoffs: they swept Detroit for the Eastern Conference title, and in fact lost only two games in the entire postseason: one game in the second round, against the Philadelphia 76ers, and then the first game of the NBA Finals. After losing in overtime to the Lakers in Game 1 of the Finals, the Bulls won four in a row to take home their first of six championship trophies in eight years.
Other honors included the Defensive Player of the Year award, given to Dennis Rodman of the Detroit Pistons, and the Sixth Man of the Year award, presented to Detlef Schrempf of the Indiana Pacers. Derrick Coleman, of the New Jersey Nets, took home the Rookie of the Year award, while Don Chaney, of the Houston Rockets, was named Coach of the Year.
Also notable was the performance of Scott Skiles, of the Orlando
Magic, who scored a record-setting 30 assists in a December 30th
game against the Denver Nuggets; he was honored with the Most Improved