1994-95 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 1994-95 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||26-56-0||25-49-0||107.1||112.8|
|Los Angeles Clippers||17-65-0||44-31-1||102.2||111.8|
|Los Angeles Lakers||48-34-0||40-34-0||109.9||110.2|
|New Jersey Nets||30-52-0||33-43-0||105.9||109.3|
|New Orleans Hornets||50-32-0||38-36-1||110.4||106.7|
|New York Knicks||55-27-0||38-38-2||107.9||104.4|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||57-25-0||40-36-2||115.5||107.1|
|San Antonio Spurs||62-20-0||41-34-3||112.3||106.0|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Los Angeles Lakers||5-5-0||6-4-0||101.7||107.5|
|New Orleans Hornets||1-3-0||2-2-0||107.7||112.1|
|New York Knicks||6-5-0||5-6-0||108.1||103.7|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||1-3-0||1-3-0||111.8||107.6|
|San Antonio Spurs||9-6-0||8-7-0||109.4||104.1|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NBA seasons below.
Recap of the 1994-95 NBA Basketball Season
The '94 - '95 NBA season was the comeback season for the game's greatest player.
Five months into the season, Michael Jordan announced his return to the court with only a two-word statement: "I'm back." After a lackluster performance as a minor-league baseball player, Jordan returned to the Chicago Bulls wearing number 45, which had been his number while playing with the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Socks farm team. He would eventually return to wearing number 23, halfway through the playoffs. Although his return incensed fans as well as his teammates, the Bulls were eliminated by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the post-season, 4 - 2.
Two major records fell during the season: Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens became the winningest coach in NBA history, passing the legendary Red Auerbach's 939 wins - a record that had stood since 1966 - on the list of all-time coaching victories; meanwhile, John Stockton of the Utah Jazz surpassed Magic Johnson as the all-time assists leader. Also, the league introduced some new rules this season, such as a shorter three-point line, which was implemented to promote more scoring and a faster-paced game.
The '95 All-Star game was played in Phoenix, where the Western
Conference defeated the East, 139-112. Mitch Richmond of the Sacramento
Kings was named the game's MVP. Grant Hill, of the Detroit Pistons,
had the lead in fan voting for the game, becoming the first rookie
in the history of the NBA to do so.
The '95 NBA Finals was between the youthful - but very talented - Orlando Magic and the more experienced Houston Rockets, who made it back to defend their championship crown. The veterans took the title home for a second time as Houston went 4 - 0 in what was only the sixth Finals sweep in NBA history. The Rockets had entered the post-season as the sixth seed in the Western Conference, and with their victory they became the lowest seeded team to ever win the championship title; Orlando was the first of the four late '80's expansion teams to reach the Finals.
Hakeem Olajuwon was honored with the Finals MVP, while David Robinson,
of the San Antonio Spurs, took home the regular season MVP trophy.
Other honors included the Defensive Player of the Year award, given
to Dikembe Mutombo of the Denver Nuggets, and the Sixth Man of the
Year award, presented to Anthony Mason of the New York Knicks. Del
Harris, of the Los Angeles Lakers, was named Coach of the Year,
while the Most Improved Player award was given to Dana Barros of
the Philadelphia 76ers. Detroit's' Grant Hill, along with Jason
Kidd, from the Dallas Mavericks, shared the Rookie of the Year honors;
the league's first co-winners of the award since the 1970-71 season.