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1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1992–93 NBA season was the Spurs' 17th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, Terry Cummings suffered a serious knee injury and only played in the final eight games of the season.[2] With the acquisition of Dale Ellis from the Milwaukee Bucks and signing free agent Vinny Del Negro, plus re-signing Avery Johnson after a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, the Spurs struggled with a 9–11 start to the season as new head coach Jerry Tarkanian was fired. After playing one game under Rex Hughes, the team hired John Lucas II as their new coach. At midseason, they acquired J.R. Reid from the Charlotte Hornets. Under Lucas, the Spurs would play solid basketball posting a 10-game winning streak in January, then winning eight straight in February, finishing second in the Midwest Division with a 49–33 record. David Robinson and Sean Elliott were both selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.

1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coachJerry Tarkanian
Rex Hughes
John Lucas II
ArenaHemisFair Arena
Results
Record49–33 (.598)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Semifinals
(Lost to Suns 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionHome Sports Entertainment, KSAT-TV
RadioWOAI, KCOR (Spanish)
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

In the playoffs, they defeated the 4th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers three games to one in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but lost in six games to the Phoenix Suns in the semifinals. It was also their final year playing at HemisFair Arena. Following the season, Elliott was traded to the Detroit Pistons,[3] and Johnson signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 Tracy Murray SF   United States UCLA
2 44 Henry Williams G   United States UNC-Charlotte

RosterEdit

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 40   Anderson, Willie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgia
PF 35   Carr, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wichita State
PF 34   Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
SG 24   Daniels, Lloyd 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mt. San Antonio College
PG 15   Del Negro, Vinny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina State
SF 32   Elliott, Sean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
SG 3   Ellis, Dale 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Tennessee
PG 6   Johnson, Avery 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern
SG 5   Mack, Sam 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Houston
PF 7   Reid, J. R. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) North Carolina
C 50   Robinson, David 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Navy
PF 2   Smith, Larry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alcorn State
PF 10   Wood, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Nevada
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-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17

19–7

x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 6 31–10 18–23 17–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 8 28–13 19–22 16–10
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 19 28–13 8–33 13–13
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 36 11–30 8–33 10–16
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 44 7–34 4–37 3–23
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1992-93 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Spurs win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1990 Western Conference Semifinals (Portland won 4-3)

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (5) San Antonio Spurs: Suns win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Western Conference First Round (Phoenix won 3-0)

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
Willie Anderson 38 7 14.7 .430 .125 .786 1.5 2.1 .4 .2 4.8
William Bedford 16 0 4.1 .333 1.000 .500 .6 .0 .0 .1 1.6
Antoine Carr 71 46 27.4 .538 .000 .777 5.5 1.4 .5 1.2 13.1
Terry Cummings 8 0 9.5 .379 . .500 2.4 .5 .1 .1 3.4
Lloyd Daniels 77 10 20.4 .443 .333 .727 2.8 1.9 .5 .4 9.1
Vinny Del Negro 73 31 20.9 .507 .250 .863 2.2 4.0 .6 .0 7.4
Sean Elliott 70 70 37.2 .491 .356 .795 4.6 3.8 1.0 .4 17.2
Dale Ellis 82 76 33.3 .499 .401 .797 3.8 1.3 1.0 .2 16.7
Sidney Green 15 0 13.5 .408 . .867 4.7 1.3 .3 .2 3.5
Avery Johnson 75 49 27.1 .502 .000 .791 1.9 7.5 1.1 .2 8.7
Sam Mack 40 0 6.7 .398 .136 .776 1.2 .4 .4 .1 3.6
Matt Othick 4 0 9.8 .600 .500 .000 .5 1.8 .3 .0 2.0
J.R. Reid 66 24 24.1 .485 .000 .770 5.8 .8 .5 .4 9.9
David Robinson 82 82 39.2 .501 .176 .732 11.7 3.7 1.5 3.2 23.4
Larry Smith 66 13 12.6 .437 . .409 4.1 .4 .3 .2 1.3
David Wood 64 2 9.3 .444 .238 .836 1.5 .5 .2 .2 2.4

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Willie Anderson 10 0 21.9 .451 .545 .882 2.3 2.8 .9 .2 9.5
Antoine Carr 8 8 21.4 .527 . .600 4.8 1.1 .4 1.1 10.5
Terry Cummings 10 0 13.8 .443 .000 .625 3.9 .5 .3 .1 6.7
Lloyd Daniels 8 0 9.3 .367 .143 .833 1.9 .3 .4 .0 3.5
Vinny Del Negro 8 0 . . .222 1.000 2.4 3.0 .1 .1 5.0
Sean Elliott 10 10 38.1 .472 .214 .925 4.8 3.6 .8 .3 15.8
Dale Ellis 10 10 30.5 .451 .313 .813 3.5 1.1 .4 .0 12.5
Avery Johnson 10 10 31.4 .514 .000 .714 3.1 8.1 1.0 .1 8.2
J.R. Reid 10 2 22.0 .483 .000 .771 5.0 1.5 .8 .8 8.5
David Robinson 10 10 42.1 .465 .000 .664 12.6 4.0 1.0 3.6 23.1
Larry Smith 6 0 8.3 .667 . .750 2.7 .2 .7 .3 1.2
David Wood 5 0 4.0 .500 1.000 . .4 .2 .0 .0 1.0

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1992-93 San Antonio Spurs
  2. ^ "Spurs' Cummings May Miss Season". Los Angeles Times. July 10, 1992. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Pistons Deal Rodman to Spurs : Basketball: They site need for 'a new start' and give up one of NBA's top rebounders, but get an All-Star player in Elliott". Los Angeles Times. October 2, 1993. Retrieved July 25, 2017.

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