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1989–90 Philadelphia 76ers season

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1989–90 Philadelphia 76ers season

Philadelphia 76ers season
Atlantic Division Champions
Head coach Jim Lynam
Arena The Spectrum
Record 53–29 (.646)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

The 1989-90 NBA season was the 76ers 41st season in the NBA and 27th season in Philadelphia. The Sixers would win the Atlantic Division title compiling a 53-29 record. In the post season, they would win a hard fought five game series with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then would lose in the semi-finals to the Chicago Bulls 4 games to 1. Rick Mahorn joined Charles Barkley and Mike Gminski to form a formidable front court, while longtime Sixer Maurice Cheeks was dealt to the Spurs for Johnny Dawkins, who teamed with Hersey Hawkins in the backcourt.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 19 Kenny Payne  United States Louisville
2 44 Reggie Cross  United States Hawaii
2 54 Toney Mack  United States Georgia


Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log



East First Round

(2) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (7) Cleveland Cavaliers: 76ers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 26): Philadelphia 111, Cleveland 106
  • Game 2 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 29): Philadelphia 107, Cleveland 101
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 1): Cleveland
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