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1986–87 Utah Jazz season

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1986–87 Utah Jazz season

The 1986-87 Utah Jazz season was the team's 13th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 42-40 output from the previous season. They bested it by two wins, finishing 44-38 and qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season.[1]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 15 Dell Curry SG/SF  United States Virginia Polytech
3 61 John Shasky C  United States Minnesota
3 63 Bill Breeding  United States Rocky Mountain
4 84 Marty Embry  United States DePaul
5 107 Kerry Boagni PF  United States California State-Fullerton
6 130 Chuck Everson  United States Villanova
7 153 Mark Mitchell  United States Hartford

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB
Dallas Mavericks 55 27 0.671
Utah Jazz 44 38 0.537 11
Houston Rockets 42 40 0.512 13
Denver Nuggets 37 45 0.451 18
Sacramento Kings 29 53 0.354 26
San Antonio Spurs 28 54 0.341 27

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (5) Golden State Warriors: Warriors win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 23): Utah 98, Golden State 85
  • Game 2 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 25): Utah 103, Golden State 100
  • Game 3 @ Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (April 29): Golden State 110, Utah 95
  • Game 4 @ Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (May 1): Golden State 98, Utah 94
  • Game 5 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 3): Golden State 118, Utah 113

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey
Kent Benson
Dell Curry
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Darrell Griffith
Bob Hansen
Marc Iavaroni
Karl Malone
Carey Scurry
John Stockton
Kelly Tripucka

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey
Kent Benson
Dell Curry
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Darrell Griffith
Bob Hansen
Marc Iavaroni
Karl Malone
Carey Scurry
John Stockton
Kelly Tripucka

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 1986-87 Utah Jazz
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