1981–82 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1981-82 NBA season was the Spurs' sixth season in the NBA and 15th season as a franchise.[1] George Gervin was the winner of a fourth scoring title in five years with 32.3 points per game. The Spurs won their second straight division title with a record of 48-34.[2] In the playoffs the Spurs beat the Seattle SuperSonics in 5 games. In the Western Finals, the Spurs would be swept in 4 straight by the Los Angeles Lakers.[2]

1981–82 San Antonio Spurs season
Division champions
Head coachStan Albeck
ArenaHemisFair Arena
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Finals
(Lost to Lakers 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKMOL
RadioKCTI
< 1980–81 1982–83 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 28 Gene Banks SG/SF   United States Duke
2 30 Ed Rains   United States South Alabama
3 64 Tom Baker   United States Eastern Kentucky
4 87 Earl Belcher F   United States St. Bonaventure
5 110 Mike Rhodes   United States Vanderbilt
6 133 Norman Shavers   United States Jackson State
7 156 Mark Minderman   United States Northern Michigan
8 178 Bob Bartholomew   United States San Diego
9 199 Leonel Marquetti   United States Hampton
10 219 Alvin Brooks   United States Lamar

RosterEdit

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 20 Banks, Gene 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Duke
G 23 Bratz, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Stanford
C 40 Corzine, Dave 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) DePaul
SF 44 Gervin, George 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Eastern Michigan
F 30 Griffin, Paul 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Western Michigan
C 52 Johnson, George 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dillard
PF 24 Lambert, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Southern California
F 34 Mitchell, Mike 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Auburn
G 00 Moore, Johnny 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Texas
PF 53 Olberding, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Minnesota
G 21 Phegley, Roger 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Bradley
SF 15 Rains, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) North Alabama
PF 43 Yonakor, Rich 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 29–12 19–22 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 2.0 29–12 17–24 19–11
x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 2.0 25–16 21–20 17–13
Kansas City Kings 30 52 .366 18.0 23–18 7–34 11–19
Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 20.0 16–25 12–29 11–19
Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 23.0 18–23 7–34 9–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 9
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 5
4 x-Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 11
5 x-Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 11
6 x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 11
7 Golden State Warriors 45 37 .549 12
8 Portland Trail Blazers 42 40 .512 15
9 Kansas City Kings 30 52 .366 27
10 Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 29
11 Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 32
12 San Diego Clippers 17 65 .207 40



Record vs. opponentsEdit

1981-82 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Boston 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0
Chicago 3–2 2–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 3–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 2–4 0–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–6 0–6 0–6 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–5
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–5 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 4–2 0–6 6–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 3–2 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 0–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 4–1 2–3 6–0 2–0
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–6 4–2 3–2 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Kansas City 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–5 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–2
Los Angeles 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 2–3 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 2–3 1–5 4–2 6–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
New York 1–5 1–5 2–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–5
Philadelphia 3–3 2–4 5–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–3 3–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 1–1 5–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 4–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–2 4–1 3–3 1–1
San Diego 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–5 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–3 0–6 1–1 3–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 3–3 4–1 0–5 1–1
Washington 4–2 0–6 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–6 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

The Spurs had a first round bye.

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Spurs win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Seattle: San Antonio 95, Seattle 93
  • Game 2 @ Seattle: Seattle 114, San Antonio 99
  • Game 3 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 99, Seattle 97
  • Game 4 @ San Antonio: San Antonio 115, Seattle 113
  • Game 5 @ Seattle: San Antonio 109, Seattle 103

West Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) San Antonio Spurs: Lakers win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 128, San Antonio 117
  • Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 110, San Antonio 101
  • Game 3 @ San Antonio: Los Angeles 118, San Antonio 108
  • Game 4 @ San Antonio: Los Angeles 128, San Antonio 123

Player statsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gene Banks 56|45 |89|100 |90|72 |22|
Mike Bratz
Ron Brewer
Dave Corzine
George Gervin
Paul Griffin
Steve Hayes
George T. Johnson
Reggie Johnson
John Lambert
Mike Mitchell
Johnny Moore
Mark Olberding
Roger Phegley
Ed Rains
Kevin Restani
Rich Yonakor

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gene Banks
Mike Bratz
Dave Corzine
George Gervin
George T. Johnson
John Lambert
Mike Mitchell
Johnny Moore
Mark Olberding
Roger Phegley
Ed Rains
Rich Yonakor

Awards and honorsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit