1991-92 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 1991-92 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||55-27-0||43-37-2||114.0||110.4|
|Los Angeles Clippers||45-37-0||44-38-0||106.3||105.2|
|Los Angeles Lakers||43-39-0||42-40-0||108.4||109.5|
|New Jersey Nets||40-42-0||43-39-0||107.5||109.1|
|New Orleans Hornets||31-51-0||39-39-4||107.7||111.4|
|New York Knicks||51-31-0||43-38-1||108.8||104.9|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||47-35-0||43-36-3||111.4||109.4|
|San Antonio Spurs||47-35-0||40-42-0||108.0||104.6|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Golden State Warriors||1-3-0||3-1-0||117.3||116.9|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2-3-0||2-3-0||108.5||113.1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||1-3-0||2-1-0||101.2||117.3|
|New Jersey Nets||1-3-0||2-2-0||104.9||113.4|
|New York Knicks||6-6-0||8-3-1||106.9||106.0|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||4-5-0||1-7-1||113.9||117.2|
|San Antonio Spurs||0-3-0||0-1-1||110.9||120.7|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NBA seasons below.
Recap of the 1991-92 NBA Basketball Season
In the '91 - '92 season, the Bulls would continue to manhandle the league.
For most people, the defining moment came when 3-time MVP Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced to the world that he had tested positive for HIV and then retired just weeks into the start of the season. In support of Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers switched his jersey number from 34 to 32 for the entire season. The number 34 had been retired by the 76ers to honor Billy Cunningham, but Cunningham un-retired it for Sir Charles to wear.
Larry Bird also played the final season of his career, effectively ending an era: the Johnson/Bird rivalry that had kept fans glued to the game throughout the 1980's. Bird played only 45 games, struggling through tremendous back pain to average 20.2 points per game.
Although two legends were leaving the court, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were just beginning their show - they beat their own previous season's club-record of 61 wins with a 67 - 15 season, tying the mark for fourth all-time best record in the NBA. Jordan won his third MVP award, as well as his sixth straight scoring title, although at 30.1 point per game, he put out his lowest average in six seasons.
The All-Star game was one of the most memorable - the league made an exception to allow Magic Johnson a spot in the game, and in his emotionally charged return he led the Western Conference to a 153 - 113 rout of the Eastern Conference. Johnson was honored as the game's MVP.
The Bulls playoff run didn't go quite as smoothly this year; after
sweeping the Miami heat in Round 1, they edged out the Knicks in
a physical series that went to seven games. Cleveland had no answer
for the Bulls either, and went down in the Eastern Conference Finals
4 - 2.
The '92 NBA Finals were played between the Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers, who had tied the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second best record that season. The Bulls had home-court advantage. The press did their best to create rivalry throughout the season between Jordan and Blazer star Clyde Drexler, since it was apparent for much of the season that these two would be meeting in the Finals. Jordan continued his record-setting ways by lighting up the Blazers for 35 points in the first half of Game 1, including six three-pointers; both of these feats were unprecedented. He captured his second straight Finals MVP award as the Bulls took the series 4 - 2.
Season honors included the Defensive Player of the Year award,
given to David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and the Sixth
Man of the Year award, presented to Detlef Schrempf of the Indiana
Pacers. Larry Johnson, of the Charlotte Hornets, took home the Rookie
of the Year award, while Don Nelson, of the Golden State Warriors,
was named Coach of the Year. The Most Improved Player award went
to Pervis Ellison of the Washington Bullets.