1992-93 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 1992-93 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||34-48-0||38-43-1||109.6||110.8|
|Los Angeles Clippers||41-41-0||40-40-2||108.0||107.7|
|Los Angeles Lakers||39-43-0||39-41-2||108.1||109.5|
|New Jersey Nets||43-39-0||42-40-0||107.2||105.9|
|New Orleans Hornets||44-38-0||42-40-0||110.2||110.6|
|New York Knicks||60-22-0||41-38-3||106.7||100.3|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||55-27-0||42-39-1||112.9||105.7|
|San Antonio Spurs||49-33-0||36-41-4||110.2||107.4|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2-3-0||3-2-0||98.5||103.1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||2-3-0||4-1-0||103.9||107.8|
|New Jersey Nets||2-3-0||3-2-0||102.8||106.5|
|New Orleans Hornets||4-5-0||5-4-0||106.8||106.7|
|New York Knicks||9-6-0||5-10-0||107.6||108.3|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||10-9-0||10-9-0||111.8||110.4|
|San Antonio Spurs||5-5-0||5-4-1||108.3||108.5|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NBA seasons below.
Recap of the 1992-93 NBA Basketball Season
The '92 - '93 season was the year of the three-peat.
1992 was also the year of the original Dream Team; the first time Team USA was allowed to be fielded with professional basketball players. The '92 Olympic Barcelona team is widely credited with spurring the international basketball world to greater levels of competition; 10 of its 12 members were named among the 1996 list of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History."
Back on the home courts, the season started early for some fans; the already strong Phoenix Suns, who had won more than 50 games for the past four seasons, acquired superstar Charles Barkley just days after the '92 Finals in a package steal that helped take them to their second Finals appearance.
The 1992 draft introduced Shaquille O'Neal to the NBA - he was the most marketable player to enter the league since Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley both joined in 1984. He had his own ideas for how he wanted to be marketed: not wanting to compete with the likes of Jordan and Barkley, he was reportedly the only college player, of all those invited to the Nike marketing pitch at the prestigious World Campus, who blatantly postered himself with Reebok gear and yawned through their entire spiel.
The All-Star game was played in Salt lake City, Utah. The Western Conference defeated the East 135 - 132. To the delight of local fans, Karl Malone and John Stockton were named co-MVPs.
In the first round of the playoffs, a historical and memorable moment came with rookie Alonzo Mourning's buzzer beater, which lifted his Charlotte Hornets over the Boston Celtics at the end of a tense Game 5. This was the first time one of the four expansion teams won a playoff series.
The Bulls had coasted through the regular season with 57 wins, and lost home court advantage to the Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals - but they still managed to make their third straight NBA Finals appearance. Their opponents were Barkley's Suns, who had the league's best regular season record that year with 62 wins.
Game 3 of the finals went into triple overtime, which was only the second time in NBA history that a Finals game went that distance. The Bulls took the championship in six games, becoming the first team in thirty years to win three back-to-back championships. Jordan scored at least forty points in four consecutive Finals games; an unprecedented feat.
Michael also recorded his 20,000th point, as well as his seventh scoring title, which tied Wilt Chamberlain's record. He also led the league in steals, and although Barkley took the season MVP honors, Jordan was named the Finals MVP.
Other honors included the Defensive Player of the Year award, given
to Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets, and the Sixth Man of
the Year award, presented to Cliff Robinson of the Portland Trail
Blazers. Shaquille O'Neal, of the Orlando Magic, took home the Rookie
of the Year award, while Pat Riley, of the New York Knicks, was
named Coach of the Year. The Most Improved player award was given
to Chris Jackson of the Denver Nuggets.