1990 NBA Playoffs


1990 NBA Playoffs

The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1989-1990 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Pistons successfully defending their championship by beating the Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers four games to one. Isiah Thomas of the Pistons was awarded the title of NBA Finals MVP.

It was the first trip to the NBA Finals for the Portland Trail Blazers since their stunning championship win of 1977.

The Chicago Bulls fell to the Pistons for the third consecutive year, but the following year they would gain revenge by sweeping them out of the Eastern Conference finals on their way to the first of six NBA championships in the next eight years.

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a playoff series for the first time ever.

It was the first time since 1981 that the Lakers failed to reach at least the conference finals.

The Indiana Pacers made only their third playoff appearance since their NBA debut in the 1976-77 season; they would proceed to (as of 2006) make the playoffs 16 out of the next 17 years.

Game 5 of the 1990 NBA Finals marked the final NBA game to be televised on CBS.

Bracket

16TeamBracket

RD1=First Round
RD2=Conference Semifinals
RD3=Conference Finals
RD4=NBA Finals
group1=Eastern Conference
group2=Western Conference

RD1-seed01=1
RD1-team01=Detroit
RD1-score01=3
RD1-seed02=8
RD1-team02=Indiana
RD1-score02=0

RD1-seed03=4
RD1-team03=Boston
RD1-score03=2
RD1-seed04=5
RD1-team04=New York
RD1-score04=3

RD1-seed05=3
RD1-team05=Chicago
RD1-score05=3
RD1-seed06=6
RD1-team06=Milwaukee
RD1-score06=1

RD1-seed07=2
RD1-team07=Philadelphia
RD1-score07=3
RD1-seed08=7
RD1-team08=Cleveland
RD1-score08=2

RD1-seed09=1
RD1-team09=L.A. Lakers
RD1-score09=3
RD1-seed10=8
RD1-team10=Houston
RD1-score10=1

RD1-seed11=4
RD1-team11=Utah
RD1-score11=2
RD1-seed12=5
RD1-team12=Phoenix
RD1-score12=3

RD1-seed13=3
RD1-team13=Portland
RD1-score13=3
RD1-seed14=6
RD1-team14=Dallas
RD1-score14=0

RD1-seed15=2
RD1-team15=San Antonio
RD1-score15=3
RD1-seed16=7
RD1-team16=Denver
RD1-score16=0

RD2-seed01=1
RD2-team01=Detroit
RD2-score01=4
RD2-seed02=5
RD2-team02=New York
RD2-score02=1

RD2-seed03=3
RD2-team03=Chicago
RD2-score03=4
RD2-seed04=2
RD2-team04=Philadelphia
RD2-score04=1

RD2-seed05=1
RD2-team05=L.A. Lakers
RD2-score05=1
RD2-seed06=5
RD2-team06=Phoenix
RD2-score06=4

RD2-seed07=3
RD2-team07=Portland
RD2-score07=4
RD2-seed08=2
RD2-team08=San Antonio
RD2-score08=3

RD3-seed01=1
RD3-team01=Detroit
RD3-score01=4
RD3-seed02=3
RD3-team02=Chicago
RD3-score02=3

RD3-seed03=5
RD3-team03=Phoenix
RD3-score03=2
RD3-seed04=3
RD3-team04=Portland
RD3-score04=4

RD4-seed01=E1
RD4-team01=Detroit
RD4-score01=4
RD4-seed02=W3
RD4-team02=Portland
RD4-score02=1

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/NBA_1990.html Basketball-Reference's 1990 NBA Playoffs page]


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