Seattle SuperSonics Playoff Rosters

1988-1989 Seattle SuperSonics Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Michael Cage F-C 6-9 224 Jan 28, 1962 27 San Diego State 4 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 14, San Diego Clippers
Dale Ellis G-F 6-7 205 Aug 6, 1960 28 Tennessee 5 1983 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Dallas Mavericks
Avery Johnson PG 5-10 175 Mar 25, 1965 24 Southern 0 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Alton Lister FC 7-0 240 Oct 1, 1958 30 Arizona State 7 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 21, Milwaukee Bucks
John Lucas PG 6-3 175 Oct 31, 1953 35 Maryland 12 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Houston Rockets
Xavier McDaniel SF 6-7 205 Jun 4, 1963 25 Wichita State 3 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Seattle SuperSonics
Derrick McKey PF 6-9 205 Oct 10, 1966 22 Alabama 1 1987 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Seattle SuperSonics
Nate McMillan G-F 6-5 195 Aug 3, 1964 24 NC State 2 1986 Rnd 2, Pick 6, Seattle SuperSonics
Olden Polynice C-F 6-11 220 Nov 21, 1964 24 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1 1987 Rnd 1, Pick 8, Chicago Bulls
Jerry Reynolds PF 6-8 200 Dec 23, 1962 26 LSU 3 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 22, Minnesota Timberwolves
Russ Schoene FC 6-10 210 Apr 16, 1960 29 Chattanooga 3 1982 Rnd 2, Pick 22, Philadelphia Sixers
Sedale Threatt SG 6-2 175 Sep 10, 1961 27 West Virginia Tech 5 1983 Rnd 6, Pick 23, Philadelphia Sixers

1988-1989 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Detroit Pistons #8 Boston Celtics DET in 3
First Round #2 New York Knicks #7 Philadelphia Sixers NYK in 3
First Round #3 Cleveland Cavaliers #6 Chicago Bulls CHI in 5
First Round #4 Atlanta Hawks #5 Milwaukee Bucks MIL in 5
Second Round #1 Detroit Pistons #5 Milwaukee Bucks DET in 4
Second Round #2 New York Knicks #6 Chicago Bulls CHI in 6
Conference Finals #1 Detroit Pistons #6 Chicago Bulls DET in 6

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 3
First Round #2 Utah Jazz #7 Golden State Warriors GSW in 3
First Round #3 Phoenix Suns #6 Denver Nuggets PHX in 3
First Round #4 Seattle SuperSonics #5 Houston Rockets SEA in 4
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #4 Seattle SuperSonics LAL in 4
Second Round #3 Phoenix Suns #7 Golden State Warriors PHX in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Phoenix Suns LAL in 4

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Detroit Pistons #1 Los Angeles Lakers DET in 4

1988-1989 Seattle Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dale Ellis 8 38.0 22.9 4.0 1.2 1.4 0.1 2.6
Xavier McDaniel 8 35.1 18.8 8.4 2.8 0.2 0.6 2.8
Derrick McKey 8 35.8 13.2 6.5 2.2 0.8 1.9 2.9
Sedale Threatt 8 25.1 12.0 1.6 6.1 2.1 0.0 1.4
Michael Cage 8 21.9 7.1 5.8 0.6 0.9 0.4 1.0
Olden Polynice 8 20.2 7.1 7.8 0.1 0.8 0.5 0.6
Alton Lister 8 20.0 7.0 4.8 0.2 0.2 2.6 1.1
Nate McMillan 8 25.0 6.8 3.1 7.9 1.2 0.6 2.4
Jerry Reynolds 4 10.0 5.5 1.2 0.2 0.5 1.5 1.0
Russ Schoene 3 14.3 4.3 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0
Avery Johnson 6 5.2 1.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.0
John Lucas 4 9.2 2.8 0.2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1988-1989 Seattle SuperSonics Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Seattle Leaders Houston Leaders
Apr 28, 1989
v.
Houston
W, 111-107 KeyArena
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 25. Dale Ellis
REB: 11. X. McDaniel
AST: 11. N. McMillan
PTS: 28. H. Olajuwon
REB: 9. H. Olajuwon
AST: 7. Sleepy Floyd
Apr 30, 1989
v.
Houston
W, 109-97 KeyArena
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 20. Alton Lister
REB: 10. O. Polynice
AST: 8. N. McMillan
PTS: 30. H. Olajuwon
REB: 12. H. Olajuwon
AST: 6. Sleepy Floyd
May 3, 1989
@
Houston
L, 126-107 Compaq Center
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 26. Dale Ellis
REB: 10. Michael Cage
AST: 10. N. McMillan
PTS: 28. Sleepy Floyd
REB: 18. H. Olajuwon
AST: 6. Sleepy Floyd
May 5, 1989
@
Houston
W, 96-98 Compaq Center
Opening Round
3-1 PTS: 26. Dale Ellis
REB: 11. O. Polynice
AST: 10. N. McMillan
PTS: 24. H. Olajuwon
REB: 13. H. Olajuwon
AST: 7. Mike Woodson

1988-1989 Seattle SuperSonics Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Seattle Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders
May 7, 1989
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 113-102 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 23. D. McKey
REB: 10. O. Polynice
AST: 12. N. McMillan
PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 12. James Worthy
AST: 14. M. Johnson
May 10, 1989
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 130-108 The Forum
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 17. X. McDaniel
REB: 8. X. McDaniel
AST: 9. S. Threatt
PTS: 30. James Worthy
REB: 8. A.C. Green
AST: 12. M. Johnson
May 12, 1989
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 86-91 KeyArena
Conference Semi Finals
0-3 PTS: 30. Dale Ellis
REB: 12. X. McDaniel
AST: 9. S. Threatt
PTS: 20. James Worthy
REB: 9. M. Johnson
AST: 14. M. Johnson
May 14, 1989
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 95-97 KeyArena
Conference Semi Finals
0-4 PTS: 30. X. McDaniel
REB: 11. X. McDaniel
AST: 8. N. McMillan
PTS: 33. James Worthy
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 9. M. Johnson