1989-90 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1990

NBA Champion: Detroit Pistons

NBA Finals:  Portland Trail Blazers (W)  1  Detroit Pistons (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)

Main players: Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons), Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Jerome Kersey (Portland Trail Blazers).

Best players for the 1989-90 season

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

All-NBA first team: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks).

All-NBA second team: John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Tom Chambers (Phoenix Suns), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

All-NBA third team: Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons), Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors), Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers), James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls33.6
ReboundsHakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets14.0
BlocksHakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets4.6
AssistsJohn StocktonPGUtah Jazz14.5
StealsMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls2.8
EfficiencyMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls31.2
3-point field goalsMichael AdamsPGDenver Nuggets158

NBA Sixth Man: Ricky Pierce (Milwaukee Bucks).

Most Improved Player: Rony Seikaly (Miami Heat).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1989-90 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Michael Jordan820.512.61/23.9552.71.12/2.9937.57.23/8.5284.90.10.10.00.00.00.4
Hakeem Olajuwon820.59.83/19.6250.10.01/0.0714.34.66/6.5471.30.20.00.00.00.10.3
Patrick Ewing820.511.24/20.4055.10.01/0.0520.06.12/7.9077.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
Karl Malone820.511.15/19.8456.20.20/0.5238.58.49/11.1376.30.10.00.00.00.00.4
Charles Barkley790.58.94/14.9060.00.25/1.1621.67.05/9.4274.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
David Robinson820.48.41/15.8553.10.00/0.020.07.48/10.2173.30.10.00.00.00.00.3
Magic Johnson790.56.91/14.4148.01.34/3.4938.47.18/8.0689.10.10.10.00.00.00.3
Larry Bird750.59.57/20.2347.30.87/2.6033.54.25/4.5793.00.10.10.00.00.00.3
John Stockton780.56.05/11.7751.40.60/1.4541.44.54/5.5481.90.00.20.00.00.00.2
Kevin Johnson740.57.81/15.6649.90.11/0.5520.06.77/8.0883.80.00.20.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 1989-90 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Dennis Rodman (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive first team: Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Dennis Rodman (Detroit Pistons), Buck Williams (Portland Trail Blazers), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

All-Defensive second team: Derek Harper (Dallas Mavericks), Alvin Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics), Rick Mahorn (Philadelphia 76ers), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1989-90 season

Rookie of the Year: David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-Rookies first team: Pooh Richardson (Minnesota Timberwolves), Sherman Douglas (Miami Heat), Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors), Vlade Divac (Los Angeles Lakers), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-Rookies second team: Blue Edwards (Utah Jazz), Glen Rice (Miami Heat), Sean Elliott (San Antonio Spurs), J.R. Reid (Charlotte Hornets), Stacey King (Chicago Bulls).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberPatrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
DecemberMichael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
JanuaryKarl Malone (Utah Jazz)
FebruaryMagic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
MarchMichael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
AprilHakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)

Players of the Week: Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers), Tom Chambers (Phoenix Suns), Terry Cummings (San Antonio Spurs), Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), Vern Fleming (Indiana Pacers), Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors), Ron Harper (Los Angeles Clippers), Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) (2), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) (2), Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets), Alvin Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs) (3), Rony Seikaly (Miami Heat), John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Terry Teagle (Golden State Warriors).

1990 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Kevin JohnsonPGPhoenix Suns
John StocktonPGUtah Jazz
Fat LeverPG/SGDenver Nuggets
Magic JohnsonPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Rolando BlackmanSGDallas Mavericks
Chris MullinSG/SFGolden State Warriors
Clyde DrexlerSG/SFPortland Trail Blazers
James WorthySFLos Angeles Lakers
Karl Malone*PFUtah Jazz
Tom ChambersPF/CPhoenix Suns
A.C. GreenPF/CLos Angeles Lakers
Hakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets
David RobinsonCSan Antonio Spurs

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Isiah ThomasPGDetroit Pistons
Reggie MillerSGIndiana Pacers
Joe DumarsSGDetroit Pistons
Michael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls
Scottie PippenSFChicago Bulls
Dominique WilkinsSFAtlanta Hawks
Larry BirdSF/PFBoston Celtics
Dennis RodmanPF/SFDetroit Pistons
Charles BarkleyPF/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
Kevin McHalePF/CBoston Celtics
Patrick EwingCNew York Knicks
Robert ParishCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Doc Rivers (Atlanta Hawks).