1991–92 Portland Trail Blazers season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the 22nd season for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. After losing three of their first four games, the Blazers would quickly recover as they continued to lead the way in the West posting a 57–25 record, earning their second straight Pacific Division championship and 10th consecutive trip to the NBA Playoffs. Clyde Drexler led the way averaging 25.0 points per game while being named to the All-NBA First Team, selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, and finishing a distant second to Michael Jordan in the MVP ballot.

The Blazers began their postseason run by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 3–1 in the first round, eliminating the Lakers for the first time since Portland's championship season of 1977; the Lakers had beaten the Blazers in four playoff series since then, including most recently the 1991 Western Conference Finals. The Blazers proceeded to defeat the Phoenix Suns 4–1 in the second round and Karl Malone's Utah Jazz 4–2 in the Western Conference Finals, earning their second trip to the NBA Finals in three years, and a matchup with the defending champion Chicago Bulls.

The Blazers' dream of winning their second NBA title, however, was stifled by the Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen-led Bulls, who defeated the Blazers 4–2 and won their second straight NBA title. Following the season, Danny Ainge signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns.

For the season, the Blazers changed their logo and uniforms. Both would last until 2002.

Draft picks

Roster

Roster listing
Portland Trail Blazers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
F/C31EgyptAbdelnaby, Alaa6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)240 lb (109 kg)Duke
G9United StatesAinge, Danny6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)175 lb (79 kg)BYU
F/C2United StatesBryant, Mark6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)245 lb (111 kg)Seton Hall
F/C42United StatesCooper, Wayne6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)220 lb (100 kg)New Orleans
G/F22United StatesDrexler, Clyde6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)210 lb (95 kg)Houston
C00United StatesDuckworth, Kevin7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)275 lb (125 kg)Eastern Illinois
SF25United StatesKersey, Jerome6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)215 lb (98 kg)Longwood
PG14United StatesPack, Robert6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)180 lb (82 kg)Southern California
G30United StatesPorter, Terry6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)195 lb (88 kg)UW-Stevens Point
F3United StatesRobinson, Clifford6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)225 lb (102 kg)Connecticut
SG12United StatesStrothers, Lamont6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)Christopher Newport
PG8United StatesWhatley, Ennis6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)177 lb (80 kg)Alabama
F/C52United StatesWilliams, Buck6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)215 lb (98 kg)Maryland
Head coach

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

Regular season

Season standings

y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (8) Los Angeles Lakers: Blazers win series 3–1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4–2)

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (4) Phoenix Suns: Blazers win series 4–1

West Conference Finals

(1) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (2) Utah Jazz: Blazers win series 4–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Western Conference Semifinals (Portland won 4–1)

NBA Finals

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (1) Portland Trail Blazers: Bulls win series 4–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1977 Western Conference First Round (Portland won 2–1)

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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