1987–88 Dallas Mavericks season
The 1987–88 Dallas Mavericks season was the eighth season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks finished second in the Midwest Division with a 53–29 record. They defeated the Houston Rockets four games in the first round of the 1988 NBA Playoffs, then defeated the 2nd-seeded Denver Nuggets six games in the semifinals. The Mavs made their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals, where they pushed the eventual-champion Los Angeles Lakers to seven games. The Mavs were coached by John MacLeod and played their home games at Reunion Arena.
Dallas Mavericks roster
Record vs. opponents
|1987–88 game log|
Total: 53–29 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
November: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
December: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
January: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
February: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
March: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
April: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
|1988 playoff game log|
First round: 3–1 (Home: 1–1; Road: 2–0)
Conference Semifinals: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
Conference Finals: 3–4 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–4)
|1988 playoff schedule|
Awards and honors
- Roy Tarpley was named Player of the Week for games played February 22 through February 28.
- Mark Aguirre was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. It was his third All-Star selection. Aguirre finished seventh in voting among Western Conference forwards with 347,357 votes.
- James Donaldson was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. It was his first and only All-Star selection. Donaldson finished fourth in voting among Western Conference centers with 310,100 votes.
- Detlef Schrempf was selected to compete in the Three-Point Shootout. Schrempf was eliminated in the second round.
|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|
† – Minimum 25 three-pointers made.
^ – Minimum 125 free throws made.
^ – Minimum 10 free throws made.