1988-89 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1989

NBA Champion: Detroit Pistons

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  0  Detroit Pistons (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)

Main players: Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Pistons), Magic Johnson, James Worthy, A.C. Green (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1988-89 NBA 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), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

All-NBA second team: John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors), Tom Chambers (Phoenix Suns), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks).

All-NBA third team: Mark Price (Cleveland Cavaliers), Dale Ellis (Seattle SuperSonics), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Terry Cummings (Milwaukee Bucks), Robert Parish (Boston Celtics).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls32.5
ReboundsHakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets13.5
BlocksManute BolCGolden State Warriors4.3
AssistsJohn StocktonPGUtah Jazz13.6
StealsJohn StocktonPGUtah Jazz3.2
EfficiencyMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls31.1
3-point field goalsMichael AdamsPGDenver Nuggets166

NBA Sixth Man: Eddie Johnson (Phoenix Suns).

Most Improved Player: Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1988-89 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Michael Jordan810.511.93/22.1653.80.33/1.2127.38.32/9.7985.00.10.10.00.00.00.4
Magic Johnson770.57.52/14.7750.90.77/2.4431.66.66/7.3191.10.10.20.00.10.00.3
Charles Barkley790.58.86/15.2957.90.44/2.0521.57.62/10.1175.40.20.10.00.00.00.3
Hakeem Olajuwon820.49.63/18.9850.70.00/0.120.05.54/7.9569.70.20.00.00.00.00.3
Karl Malone800.510.11/19.4951.90.06/0.2030.08.79/11.4876.60.10.00.00.00.00.4
Clyde Drexler780.510.63/21.4449.60.35/1.3326.35.62/7.0379.90.10.10.00.00.00.3
Fat Lever710.57.86/17.2045.70.32/0.9334.43.80/4.8578.40.10.10.00.00.00.3
Patrick Ewing800.59.09/16.0356.70.00/0.080.04.51/6.0574.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
John Stockton820.56.06/11.2653.80.20/0.8025.04.76/5.5186.40.00.20.00.00.00.2
Kevin Johnson810.57.04/13.9350.50.02/0.277.46.27/7.1188.20.10.20.00.00.00.3

More awards

Citizenship award: Thurl Bailey (Utah Jazz).