1987-88 Utah Jazz Season
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1987%E2%80%9388 Utah Jazz Season
1987-88 Utah Jazz season
Head coach Frank Layden
Arena Salt Palace
Results
Record 47-35 (.573)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

The 1987-88 Utah Jazz season was the team's 14th in the NBA. The Jazz finished third in the Midwest Division with a record of 47-35, and qualified for the playoffs for the fifth straight season.[1] In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in four games, but then lost in seven games to the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals. Karl Malone was selected for the 1988 NBA All-Star Game.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 15 Jose Ortiz C  Puerto Rico Oregon State
3 61 Clarence Martin  United States Western Kentucky
3 68 Billy Donovan G  United States Providence
4 84 Reuben Holmes  United States Alabama State
5 107 Bart Kofoed PG  United States Nevada-Kearney
6 130 Art Sabb  United States Bloomfield
7 153 Keith Webster  United States Harvard

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB
Denver Nuggets 54 28 0.659 --
Dallas Mavericks 53 29 0.645 1
Utah Jazz 47 35 0.573 7
Houston Rockets 46 36 0.561 8
San Antonio Spurs 31 51 0.378 23
Sacramento Kings 24 58 0.293 30

Record vs. opponents

1987-88 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-4 2-3 5-1 2-0 1-1 2-4 2-0 1-1 4-2 2-0 0-2 3-3 5-0 3-3 6-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 3-3
Boston 4-2 -- 3-3 2-3 2-0 0-2 3-3 2-0 1-1 5-0 2-0 0-2 3-3 5-1 5-1 4-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 5-1
Chicago 3-2 3-3 -- 3-3 0-2 1-1 2-4 2-0 2-0 3-3 2-0 1-1 5-1 5-1 3-2 4-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-3
Cleveland 1-5 3-2 3-3 -- 1-1 1-1 1-5 0-2 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 5-1 2-4 3-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 6-0
Dallas 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 -- 3-3 1-1 4-1 4-2 2-0 5-0 1-4 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 5-0 3-2 5-1 5-1 3-2 3-3 1-1
Denver 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-3 -- 1-1 4-1 4-2 1-1 5-0 3-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 3-2 2-3 4-2 5-1 4-1 2-4 2-0
Detroit 4-2 3-3 4-2 5-1 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 1-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 4-2 5-1 4-2 4-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-2
Golden State 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-4 1-4 0-2 -- 0-5 0-2 3-3 0-6 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-4 1-5 2-3 3-2 1-5 1-4 0-2
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-4 2-4 1-1 5-0 -- 2-0 3-2 1-4 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-1 4-1 4-2 2-4 3-2 3-3 2-0
Indiana 2-4 0-5 3-3 2-4 0-2 1-1 3-3 2-0 0-2 -- 1-1 1-1 3-3 6-0 2-3 2-4 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-4
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 0-5 1-1 3-3 2-3 1-1 -- 1-5 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-4 0-6 3-2 0-5 1-5 1-4 0-2
L.A. Lakers 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-1 2-3 2-0 6-0 4-1 1-1 5-1 -- 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-1 3-3 4-1 5-0 4-2 4-1 1-1
Milwaukee 3-3 3-3 1-5 4-2 0-2 1-1 2-4 2-0 0-2 3-3 2-0 2-0 -- 3-2 3-3 2-4 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-1
New Jersey 0-5 1-5 1-5 1-5 1-1 0-2 1-5 0-2 1-1 0-6 2-0 0-2 2-3 -- 3-3 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-6
New York 3-3 1-5 2-3 4-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 2-0 1-1 3-2 2-0 0-2 3-3 3-3 -- 3-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-3
Philadelphia 0-6 2-4 2-4 2-3 1-1 0-2 1-4 1-1 1-1 4-2 1-1 0-2 4-2 4-2 3-3 -- 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-3
Phoenix 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 2-3 0-2 4-2 1-4 0-2 4-2 1-5 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 0-6 3-2 2-3 2-4 2-3 0-2
Portland 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 3-2 1-1 5-1 1-4 2-0 6-0 3-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 6-0 -- 4-1 5-0 3-3 1-4 2-0
Sacramento 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-5 2-4 0-2 3-2 2-4 0-2 2-3 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-3 1-4 -- 3-3 1-4 1-5 0-2
San Antonio 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-5 1-5 1-1 2-3 4-2 0-2 5-0 0-5 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 0-5 3-3 -- 3-2 3-3 0-2
Seattle 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-3 1-4 1-1 5-1 2-3 1-1 5-1 2-4 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-2 3-3 4-1 2-3 -- 1-4 2-0
Utah 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-3 4-2 0-2 4-1 3-3 1-1 4-1 1-4 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-2 4-1 5-1 3-3 4-1 -- 2-0
Washington 3-3 1-5 3-3 0-6 1-1 0-2 2-3 2-0 0-2 4-2 2-0 1-1 1-4 6-0 3-3 3-3 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) Utah Jazz:Jazz win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland (April 28): Portland 108, Utah 96
  • Game 2 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland (April 30): Utah 114, Portland 105
  • Game 3 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 4): Utah 113, Portland 108
  • Game 4 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 6): Utah 111, Portland 96

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Utah Jazz: Lakers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 8): Los Angeles 110, Utah 91
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 10): Utah 101, Los Angeles 97
  • Game 3 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 13): Utah 96, Los Angeles 89
  • Game 4 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 15): Los Angeles 113, Utah 100
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 17): Los Angeles 111, Utah 109
  • Game 6 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 19): Utah 108, Los Angeles 80
  • Game 7 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 21): Los Angeles 109, Utah 98

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
Darryl Dawkins
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Darrell Griffith
Bob Hansen
Eddie Hughes
Marc Iavaroni
Bart Kofoed
Karl Malone
Scott Roth
Carey Scurry
John Stockton
Kelly Tripucka
Melvin Turpin

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Bob Hansen
Eddie Hughes
Marc Iavaroni
Bart Kofoed
Karl Malone
Scott Roth
John Stockton
Kelly Tripucka
Melvin Turpin

Awards and records

Transactions

References


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