1986-87 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1987

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  Boston Celtics (E)  2

NBA Finals MVP: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers), Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics).

Best players for the 1986-87 season

Regular Season MVP: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA first team: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

All-NBA second team: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Fat Lever (Denver Nuggets), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers), Moses Malone (Washington Bullets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls37.1
ReboundsCharles BarkleyPF/SFPhiladelphia 76ers14.6
BlocksMark EatonCUtah Jazz4.1
AssistsMagic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers12.2
StealsAlvin RobertsonSGSan Antonio Spurs3.2
EfficiencyMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls29.8
3-point field goalsLarry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics90

NBA Sixth Man: Ricky Pierce (Milwaukee Bucks).

Most Improved Player: Dale Ellis (Seattle SuperSonics).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1986-87 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Larry Bird740.510.62/20.2352.51.22/3.0440.15.59/6.1590.90.10.10.00.00.00.4
Michael Jordan820.513.39/27.7948.20.15/0.8018.810.16/11.8585.70.10.10.00.00.00.5
Magic Johnson800.58.54/16.3552.20.10/0.4920.46.69/7.8984.80.10.20.00.00.00.3
Kevin McHale770.510.26/16.9760.50.00/0.050.05.56/6.6583.60.10.00.00.00.00.3
Hakeem Olajuwon750.59.03/17.7650.80.01/0.0714.35.33/7.6070.10.20.00.00.00.00.3
Fat Lever820.57.84/16.7146.90.27/1.1224.12.98/3.8078.40.10.10.00.00.00.2
Clyde Drexler820.58.62/17.1750.20.13/0.5722.84.35/5.7375.90.10.10.00.00.00.3
Moses Malone730.58.15/17.9645.40.00/0.150.07.81/9.4882.40.20.00.00.00.00.3
Dominique Wilkins790.510.48/22.6246.30.39/1.3429.17.68/9.3981.80.10.00.00.00.00.4
Alex English820.511.77/23.4150.30.05/0.1827.85.01/5.9484.30.10.10.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1986-87 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-Defensive first team: Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics), Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

All-Defensive second team: Derek Harper (Dallas Mavericks), Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia 76ers), Paul Pressey (Milwaukee Bucks), Rodney McCray (Houston Rockets), Mark Eaton (Utah Jazz).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1986-87 season

Rookie of the Year: Chuck Person (Indiana Pacers).

All-Rookies first team: Ron Harper (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chuck Person (Indiana Pacers), Roy Tarpley (Dallas Mavericks), John Williams (Cleveland Cavaliers), Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberMichael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
DecemberMagic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
JanuaryCharles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)
FebruaryMichael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
MarchMagic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

Players of the Week: Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Tom Chambers (Seattle SuperSonics), Alex English (Denver Nuggets), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) (5), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) (3), Fat Lever (Denver Nuggets), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Moses Malone (Washington Bullets), Robert Parish (Boston Celtics), Alvin Robertson (San Antonio Spurs), Larry Smith (Golden State Warriors), Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Otis Thorpe (Sacramento Kings), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Hot Rod Williams (Cleveland Cavaliers).

1987 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Sleepy FloydPGGolden State Warriors
Magic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Alvin RobertsonSGSan Antonio Spurs
Rolando BlackmanSGDallas Mavericks
Walter DavisSF/SGPhoenix Suns
Mark AguirreSFDallas Mavericks
James WorthySFLos Angeles Lakers
Alex EnglishSFDenver Nuggets
Tom ChambersPF/CSeattle SuperSonics
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers
Joe Barry CarrollCGolden State Warriors
Hakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets
Ralph Sampson*CHouston Rockets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Isiah ThomasPGDetroit Pistons
Maurice CheeksPGPhiladelphia 76ers
Jeff MaloneSGWashington Bullets
Michael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls
Julius ErvingSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Dominique WilkinsSFAtlanta Hawks
Larry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics
Charles BarkleyPF/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
Kevin McHalePF/CBoston Celtics
Moses MaloneC/PFWashington Bullets
Robert ParishCBoston Celtics
Bill LaimbeerCDetroit Pistons

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Tom Chambers (Seattle SuperSonics).

More awards

Citizenship award: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons).