1987–88 Utah Jazz season

The 1987–88 Utah Jazz season was the team's 14th in the NBA. The Jazz finished third in the Midwest Division with a record of 47–35, and qualified for the playoffs for the fifth straight season. In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in four games, but then lost in seven games to the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals. Karl Malone was selected for the 1988 NBA All-Star Game.

Draft picks

Roster

Roster listing
Utah Jazz roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
F/C41United StatesBailey, Thurl6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)215 lb (98 kg)North Carolina State
C53United StatesEaton, Mark7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)275 lb (125 kg)UCLA
G14United StatesGreen, Rickey6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)170 lb (77 kg)Michigan
G35United StatesGriffith, Darrell6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)Louisville
G20United StatesHansen, Bob6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)190 lb (86 kg)Iowa
G25United StatesHughes, Eddie5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)165 lb (75 kg)Colorado State
F43United StatesIavaroni, Marc6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)210 lb (95 kg)Virginia
G11United StatesKofoed, Bart6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)210 lb (95 kg)Nebraska (Kearney)
F32United StatesMalone, Karl6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)250 lb (113 kg)Louisiana Tech
F33United StatesRoth, Scott6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)212 lb (96 kg)Wisconsin
F22United StatesScurry, Carey6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)188 lb (85 kg)LIU
G12United StatesStockton, John6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)170 lb (77 kg)Gonzaga
F4United StatesTripucka, Kelly6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg)Notre Dame
C54United StatesTurpin, Melvin6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)240 lb (109 kg)Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season

Season standings

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Regular season

1987–88 game log
Total: 47–35 (Home: 33–8; Road: 14–27)
1987–88 schedule

Playoffs

1988 playoff game log
1988 schedule

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (5) Utah Jazz:Jazz win series 3–1

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Utah Jazz: Lakers win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 8): Los Angeles 110, Utah 91
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 10): Utah 101, Los Angeles 97
  • Game 3 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 13): Utah 96, Los Angeles 89
  • Game 4 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 15): Los Angeles 113, Utah 100
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 17): Los Angeles 111, Utah 109
  • Game 6 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (May 19): Utah 108, Los Angeles 80
  • Game 7 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 21): Los Angeles 109, Utah 98

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Player statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

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