1987-88 Dallas Mavericks Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 53-29
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 10-7 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Houston Rockets 3-1
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Denver Nuggets 4-2
Conference Finals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-3
Coach: John MacLeod (53-29)
Location: Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 695,592, Avg. 16,966 in 41 home dates
1987-88 Dallas Mavericks Statistics
1987-88 Dallas Mavericks Roster

The Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association ended the 1987-88 season with a record of 53 wins and 29 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 10-7.

The Mavericks scored 8,960 points and allowed 8,602. Mark Aguirre tossed in a team-best 1,932 points for Dallas, while Rolando Blackman netted 17 or more per game also. Roy Tarpley contributed 959 boards. Derek Harper dished out 634 assists for the squad.

On defense, Derek Harper added 168 steals.

John MacLeod coached the team. The 1987-88 Dallas Mavericks lost in the conference finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 8960
Regular Season Points Against: 8602

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 6, 1987 Utah Jazz 93 at Dallas Mavericks 95 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 7, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 106 at San Antonio Spurs 130 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
November 10, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 117 at Seattle Supersonics 101 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
November 11, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 92 at Utah Jazz 121 L 1-0 1-2 2-2
November 13, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 103 at Dallas Mavericks 95 L 1-1 1-2 2-3
November 14, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 116 at Dallas Mavericks 127 W 2-1 1-2 3-3
November 18, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 87 at Dallas Mavericks 97 W 3-1 1-2 4-3
November 20, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 3-1 1-3 4-4
November 21, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 103 at Sacramento Kings 96 W 3-1 2-3 5-4
November 25, 1987 Detroit Pistons 107 at Dallas Mavericks 113 W 4-1 2-3 6-4
November 27, 1987 Chicago Bulls 93 at Dallas Mavericks 94 W 5-1 2-3 7-4
November 28, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 98 at Denver Nuggets 106 L 5-1 2-4 7-5
December 4, 1987 Golden State Warriors 95 at Dallas Mavericks 116 W 6-1 2-4 8-5
December 5, 1987 Denver Nuggets 96 at Dallas Mavericks 109 W 7-1 2-4 9-5
December 9, 1987 Sacramento Kings 98 at Dallas Mavericks 125 W 8-1 2-4 10-5
December 11, 1987 Phoenix Suns 104 at Dallas Mavericks 108 W 9-1 2-4 11-5 OT
December 13, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 113 at Milwaukee Bucks 99 W 9-1 3-4 12-5
December 15, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 93 at Cleveland Cavaliers 106 L 9-1 3-5 12-6
December 16, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 109 at New Jersey Nets 105 W 9-1 4-5 13-6 OT
December 18, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 112 at Detroit Pistons 117 L 9-1 4-6 13-7
December 19, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 90 at Philadelphia 76ers 95 L 9-1 4-7 13-8
December 22, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 111 at Chicago Bulls 100 W 9-1 5-7 14-8
December 23, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Indiana Pacers 109 W 9-1 6-7 15-8
December 26, 1987 Houston Rockets 100 at Dallas Mavericks 105 W 10-1 6-7 16-8
December 29, 1987 Sacramento Kings 117 at Dallas Mavericks 126 W 11-1 6-7 17-8
January 2, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 116 at San Antonio Spurs 109 W 11-1 7-7 18-8
January 4, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 107 at Houston Rockets 117 L 11-1 7-8 18-9
January 6, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 89 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 L 11-1 7-9 18-10
January 7, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 105 at Phoenix Suns 91 W 11-1 8-9 19-10
January 9, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 115 at Golden State Warriors 99 W 11-1 9-9 20-10
January 13, 1988 Indiana Pacers 108 at Dallas Mavericks 110 W 12-1 9-9 21-10
January 16, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 101 at Dallas Mavericks 98 L 12-2 9-9 21-11
January 18, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 99 at Los Angeles Clippers 87 W 12-2 10-9 22-11
January 19, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 120 at Portland Trail Blazers 116 W 12-2 11-9 23-11
January 22, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 87 at Dallas Mavericks 110 W 13-2 11-9 24-11
January 23, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 97 at Dallas Mavericks 113 W 14-2 11-9 25-11
January 26, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 111 at Dallas Mavericks 128 W 15-2 11-9 26-11
January 27, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 121 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 15-2 12-9 27-11
January 29, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 109 at Dallas Mavericks 117 W 16-2 12-9 28-11
January 30, 1988 Houston Rockets 108 at Dallas Mavericks 92 L 16-3 12-9 28-12
February 1, 1988 New Jersey Nets 108 at Dallas Mavericks 103 L 16-4 12-9 28-13
February 3, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 105 at Denver Nuggets 115 L 16-4 12-10 28-14
February 4, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 101 at Sacramento Kings 118 L 16-4 12-11 28-15
February 9, 1988 Utah Jazz 93 at Dallas Mavericks 124 W 17-4 12-11 29-15
February 10, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 80 at Utah Jazz 93 L 17-4 12-12 29-16
February 12, 1988 Boston Celtics 105 at Dallas Mavericks 104 L 17-5 12-12 29-17
February 14, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Los Angeles Clippers 100 W 17-5 13-12 30-17
February 15, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 128 at Seattle Supersonics 122 W 17-5 14-12 31-17 OT
February 17, 1988 Washington Bullets 108 at Dallas Mavericks 123 W 18-5 14-12 32-17
February 19, 1988 Golden State Warriors 100 at Dallas Mavericks 113 W 19-5 14-12 33-17
February 22, 1988 Phoenix Suns 107 at Dallas Mavericks 114 W 20-5 14-12 34-17
February 24, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Dallas Mavericks 93 W 21-5 14-12 35-17
February 25, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 108 at Houston Rockets 106 W 21-5 15-12 36-17
February 27, 1988 Philadelphia 76ers 91 at Dallas Mavericks 100 W 22-5 15-12 37-17
February 29, 1988 Denver Nuggets 96 at Dallas Mavericks 123 W 23-5 15-12 38-17
March 2, 1988 Sacramento Kings 90 at Dallas Mavericks 115 W 24-5 15-12 39-17
March 4, 1988 Houston Rockets 110 at Dallas Mavericks 118 W 25-5 15-12 40-17
March 6, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Dallas Mavericks 97 L 25-6 15-12 40-18
March 8, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 112 at Dallas Mavericks 110 L 25-7 15-12 40-19
March 12, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 W 25-7 16-12 41-19
March 14, 1988 Golden State Warriors 101 at Dallas Mavericks 121 W 26-7 16-12 42-19
March 16, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 105 at Utah Jazz 120 L 26-7 16-13 42-20
March 18, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 106 at Los Angeles Clippers 98 W 26-7 17-13 43-20
March 20, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 99 at Portland Trail Blazers 105 L 26-7 17-14 43-21
March 22, 1988 New York Knicks 105 at Dallas Mavericks 124 W 27-7 17-14 44-21
March 25, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 101 at Dallas Mavericks 106 W 28-7 17-14 45-21
March 26, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 112 at Dallas Mavericks 131 W 29-7 17-14 46-21
March 28, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 106 at New York Knicks 114 L 29-7 17-15 46-22
March 29, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 106 at Atlanta Hawks 120 L 29-7 17-16 46-23
April 1, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 103 at Washington Bullets 118 L 29-7 17-17 46-24
April 3, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 101 at Boston Celtics 110 L 29-7 17-18 46-25
April 6, 1988 Phoenix Suns 93 at Dallas Mavericks 119 W 30-7 17-18 47-25
April 8, 1988 Utah Jazz 95 at Dallas Mavericks 118 W 31-7 17-18 48-25
April 9, 1988 Denver Nuggets 109 at Dallas Mavericks 135 W 32-7 17-18 49-25
April 12, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 104 at Sacramento Kings 96 W 32-7 18-18 50-25
April 13, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Golden State Warriors 112 L 32-7 18-19 50-26
April 15, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 88 at Seattle Supersonics 115 L 32-7 18-20 50-27
April 17, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 122 at Denver Nuggets 133 L 32-7 18-21 50-28
April 19, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 104 at Houston Rockets 96 W 32-7 19-21 51-28
April 20, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 114 at Dallas Mavericks 107 L 32-8 19-21 51-29
April 22, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 96 at Dallas Mavericks 127 W 33-8 19-21 52-29
April 24, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 119 at San Antonio Spurs 109 W 33-8 20-21 53-29
April 28, 1988 Houston Rockets 110 at Dallas Mavericks 120 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 30, 1988 Houston Rockets 119 at Dallas Mavericks 108 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
May 3, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 93 at Houston Rockets 92 W 1-1 1-0 2-1
May 5, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 107 at Houston Rockets 97 W 1-1 2-0 3-1
May 10, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 115 at Denver Nuggets 126 L 1-1 2-1 3-2
May 12, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 112 at Denver Nuggets 108 W 1-1 3-1 4-2
May 14, 1988 Denver Nuggets 107 at Dallas Mavericks 105 L 1-2 3-1 4-3
May 15, 1988 Denver Nuggets 103 at Dallas Mavericks 124 W 2-2 3-1 5-3
May 17, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Denver Nuggets 106 W 2-2 4-1 6-3
May 19, 1988 Denver Nuggets 95 at Dallas Mavericks 108 W 3-2 4-1 7-3
May 23, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 98 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 L 3-2 4-2 7-4
May 25, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 123 L 3-2 4-3 7-5
May 27, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 94 at Dallas Mavericks 106 W 4-2 4-3 8-5
May 29, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Dallas Mavericks 118 W 5-2 4-3 9-5
May 31, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 5-2 4-4 9-6
June 2, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Dallas Mavericks 105 W 6-2 4-4 10-6
June 4, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 6-2 4-5 10-7


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