1985–86 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1985-86 NBA season was the Spurs' tenth season in the NBA, the 13th in San Antonio, and the 19th season as a franchise.[1] It was also their first season without George Gervin, who played with the team since 1974 as he was traded to the Chicago Bulls during the offseason.

1985–86 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coachCotton Fitzsimmons
ArenaHemisFair Arena
Results
Record35–47 (.427)
PlaceDivision: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Lakers 0–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKMOL-TV
Home Sports Entertainment
RadioWOAI
< 1984–85 1986–87 >

In his second year, Alvin Robertson led the league in steals and made his first All-Star Game appearance. Robertson earned Defensive Player of the year honors at the end of the season.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Alfredrick Hughes SF/SG   United States Loyola (IL)
2 29 Mike Brittain C   United States South Carolina
2 35 Tyrone Corbin SF   United States DePaul
4 82 Scott Roth PF   United States Wisconsin
5 106 Clayton Oliver   United States Southern California
6 128 Chris Harper   United States Oregon
7 152 Al Young   United States Virginia Polytech

RosterEdit

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 40   Brittain, Mike 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) South Carolina
G/F 23   Corbin, Tyrone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) DePaul
C 53   Gilmore, Artis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jacksonville
F 10   Greenwood, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) UCLA
G 6   Hughes, Alfredrick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Loyola
F/C 33   Johnson, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oregon State
F 3   Lamp, Jeff 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Virginia
G 1   Matthews, Wes 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Wisconsin
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
G 21   Robertson, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
G 20   Sundvold, Jon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Missouri
C 45   Wilkins, Jeff 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Illinois State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 36–5 15–26 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 4 34–7 13–28 15–15
x-Dallas Mavericks 44 38 .537 7 26–15 18–23 16–14
x-Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 9 27–14 15–26 15–15
x-Sacramento Kings 37 45 .451 14 25–16 12–29 15–15
x-San Antonio Spurs 35 47 .427 16 21–20 14–27 9–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
3 x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 15
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 44 38 .537 18
5 x-Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 20
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 40 42 .488 22
7 x-Sacramento Kings 37 45 .451 25
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 35 47 .427 27
9 Phoenix Suns 32 50 .390 30
10 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 30
11 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 31
12 Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 32
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1985-86 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 0–6 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4
Boston 6–0 5–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–2 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1
Chicago 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4
Cleveland 2–4 1–5 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–5 3–3 4–1 0–6 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 4–1 1–5 2–0 2–3 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 5–0 2–3 3–3 4–2 3–2 5–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 3–3 3–3 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 2–4 1–4 4–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Golden State 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 1–1 0–5 1–1 5–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 2–3 1–1
Houston 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–2 5–1 3–2 3–3 2–0
Indiana 1–5 1–5 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–3 2–4 0–6 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–5 2–3 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 5–0 1–4 3–3 3–2 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–3 1–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 6–0 5–0 4–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 0–5 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
New Jersey 2–4 2–4 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–4
New York 1–5 1–5 2–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 0–6 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3
Philadelphia 1–4 2–4 5–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 4–2 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–4 2–0 4–2 2–3 1–1 4–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–3 3–2 5–1 1–4 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 5–1 2–3 2–0 4–2 0–6 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–2 3–2 1–4 5–1 2–3 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–2 2–4 2–0 0–5 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 5–1 5–0 2–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 4–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–1 1–5 2–3 2–4 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 4–2 2–3 0–2 3–3 2–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–5 0–5 3–2 2–3 1–1
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–5 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 2–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1
Washington 4–1 1–5 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 2–4 4–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) San Antonio Spurs: Lakers win series 3–0

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 17): Los Angeles 135, San Antonio 88
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 19): Los Angeles 122, San Antonio 94
  • Game 3 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio (April 23): Los Angeles 114, San Antonio 94

Last Playoff Meeting: 1983 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4–2)

Player statisticsEdit

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
Mike Brittain
Jeff Cook
Tyrone Corbin
Artis Gilmore
Dave Greenwood
Rod Higgins
Alfredrick Hughes
Marc Iavaroni
Steve Johnson
Jeff Lamp
Wes Matthews
Mike Mitchell
Johnny Moore
Alvin Robertson
Jon Sundvold
Ennis Whatley
Jeff Wilkins
Ray Williams

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mike Brittain
Tyrone Corbin
Artis Gilmore
Dave Greenwood
Alfredrick Hughes
Steve Johnson
Jeff Lamp
Wes Matthews
Mike Mitchell
Alvin Robertson
Jon Sundvold
Jeff Wilkins

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit