1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-35
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 3-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Houston Rockets 3-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (46-30)
Coach: Tom Newell (0-1)
Coach: Bob Kloppenburg (1-4)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 529,733, Avg. 12,920 in 41 home dates
1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Statistics
1988-89 Seattle Supersonics Roster

The Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1988-89 season with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-5.

The Supersonics racked up 9,196 points and conceded 8,958. Dale Ellis scored a team-high 2,253 points for Seattle, while Xavier McDaniel netted 18 or more per game also. Michael Cage contributed 765 rebounds. Nate McMillan dished out 696 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Nate McMillan added 156 steals, and Alton Lister blocked 180 shots.

Bernie Bickerstaff, Tom Newell and Bob Kloppenburg coached the team. The 1988-89 Seattle Supersonics lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9196
Regular Season Points Against: 8958

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 4, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 104 at Utah Jazz 97 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
November 5, 1988 Denver Nuggets 141 at Seattle Supersonics 142 W 1-0 1-0 2-0 OT
November 8, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 97 at Sacramento Kings 75 W 1-0 2-0 3-0
November 9, 1988 Golden State Warriors 113 at Seattle Supersonics 108 L 1-1 2-0 3-1
November 11, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 103 at Los Angeles Lakers 114 L 1-1 2-1 3-2
November 12, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 129 at Denver Nuggets 141 L 1-1 2-2 3-3
November 17, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 98 at Seattle Supersonics 101 W 2-1 2-2 4-3
November 19, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 112 at Seattle Supersonics 106 L 2-2 2-2 4-4
November 22, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 125 at Seattle Supersonics 104 L 2-3 2-2 4-5
November 23, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 93 at Golden State Warriors 85 W 2-3 3-2 5-5
November 25, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Phoenix Suns 110 L 2-3 3-3 5-6
November 29, 1988 Utah Jazz 102 at Seattle Supersonics 109 W 3-3 3-3 6-6
November 30, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 106 at Los Angeles Lakers 110 L 3-3 3-4 6-7
December 2, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 104 at Seattle Supersonics 154 W 4-3 3-4 7-7
December 3, 1988 Golden State Warriors 106 at Seattle Supersonics 136 W 5-3 3-4 8-7
December 6, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 112 at San Antonio Spurs 107 W 5-3 4-4 9-7
December 7, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 98 at Dallas Mavericks 102 L 5-3 4-5 9-8
December 10, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 91 at Houston Rockets 110 L 5-3 4-6 9-9
December 13, 1988 Phoenix Suns 116 at Seattle Supersonics 126 W 6-3 4-6 10-9
December 15, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 107 at Seattle Supersonics 122 W 7-3 4-6 11-9
December 17, 1988 Sacramento Kings 111 at Seattle Supersonics 141 W 8-3 4-6 12-9
December 20, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 118 at Atlanta Hawks 121 L 8-3 4-7 12-10
December 21, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 109 at Miami Heat 101 W 8-3 5-7 13-10
December 23, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 L 8-3 5-8 13-11 OT
December 27, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 100 at Los Angeles Clippers 104 L 8-3 5-9 13-12
December 29, 1988 Miami Heat 99 at Seattle Supersonics 129 W 9-3 5-9 14-12
January 3, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Seattle Supersonics 116 W 10-3 5-9 15-12
January 5, 1989 Sacramento Kings 106 at Seattle Supersonics 120 W 11-3 5-9 16-12
January 7, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 123 at Seattle Supersonics 129 W 12-3 5-9 17-12
January 9, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Seattle Supersonics 105 W 13-3 5-9 18-12
January 10, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 109 at Portland Trail Blazers 125 L 13-3 5-10 18-13
January 12, 1989 Dallas Mavericks 95 at Seattle Supersonics 130 W 14-3 5-10 19-13
January 14, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Sacramento Kings 93 W 14-3 6-10 20-13
January 16, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Golden State Warriors 146 L 14-3 6-11 20-14
January 17, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 107 at Seattle Supersonics 130 W 15-3 6-11 21-14
January 19, 1989 Houston Rockets 108 at Seattle Supersonics 124 W 16-3 6-11 22-14
January 21, 1989 New York Knicks 119 at Seattle Supersonics 121 W 17-3 6-11 23-14
January 24, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 103 at Portland Trail Blazers 100 W 17-3 7-11 24-14
January 27, 1989 Atlanta Hawks 112 at Seattle Supersonics 119 W 18-3 7-11 25-14
January 29, 1989 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Seattle Supersonics 112 W 19-3 7-11 26-14
January 31, 1989 New Jersey Nets 118 at Seattle Supersonics 112 L 19-4 7-11 26-15
February 2, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 100 at Miami Heat 93 W 19-4 8-11 27-15
February 3, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 106 at Charlotte Hornets 108 L 19-4 8-12 27-16
February 5, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 89 at Boston Celtics 87 W 19-4 9-12 28-16
February 7, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 99 at New Jersey Nets 109 L 19-4 9-13 28-17
February 8, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 109 L 19-4 9-14 28-18
February 14, 1989 San Antonio Spurs 113 at Seattle Supersonics 129 W 20-4 9-14 29-18
February 15, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 112 at Phoenix Suns 135 L 20-4 9-15 29-19
February 17, 1989 Washington Bullets 112 at Seattle Supersonics 126 W 21-4 9-15 30-19
February 18, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 116 at Portland Trail Blazers 115 W 21-4 10-15 31-19
February 21, 1989 Boston Celtics 91 at Seattle Supersonics 96 W 22-4 10-15 32-19
February 25, 1989 Sacramento Kings 97 at Seattle Supersonics 94 L 22-5 10-15 32-20
February 27, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 116 at Sacramento Kings 107 W 22-5 11-15 33-20
February 28, 1989 Indiana Pacers 108 at Seattle Supersonics 106 L 22-6 11-15 33-21
March 3, 1989 Houston Rockets 108 at Seattle Supersonics 118 W 23-6 11-15 34-21
March 4, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers 104 at Seattle Supersonics 118 W 24-6 11-15 35-21
March 7, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 110 at Indiana Pacers 92 W 24-6 12-15 36-21
March 8, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 96 at Detroit Pistons 112 L 24-6 12-16 36-22
March 10, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 90 at Milwaukee Bucks 102 L 24-6 12-17 36-23
March 11, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 88 at Chicago Bulls 105 L 24-6 12-18 36-24
March 13, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 101 at Washington Bullets 106 L 24-6 12-19 36-25
March 14, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 110 at New York Knicks 116 L 24-6 12-20 36-26
March 16, 1989 Charlotte Hornets 88 at Seattle Supersonics 108 W 25-6 12-20 37-26
March 18, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 104 at Phoenix Suns 122 L 25-6 12-21 37-27
March 21, 1989 Utah Jazz 96 at Seattle Supersonics 101 W 26-6 12-21 38-27
March 23, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 112 at Seattle Supersonics 115 W 27-6 12-21 39-27
March 25, 1989 Chicago Bulls 111 at Seattle Supersonics 110 L 27-7 12-21 39-28
March 27, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Utah Jazz 124 L 27-7 12-22 39-29
March 28, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Houston Rockets 120 L 27-7 12-23 39-30
March 30, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 116 at Denver Nuggets 123 L 27-7 12-24 39-31
March 31, 1989 Detroit Pistons 111 at Seattle Supersonics 108 L 27-8 12-24 39-32
April 4, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Seattle Supersonics 97 L 27-9 12-24 39-33
April 6, 1989 Phoenix Suns 126 at Seattle Supersonics 119 L 27-10 12-24 39-34
April 8, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 114 at Dallas Mavericks 90 W 27-10 13-24 40-34
April 10, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 102 at San Antonio Spurs 89 W 27-10 14-24 41-34
April 13, 1989 Miami Heat 111 at Seattle Supersonics 116 W 28-10 14-24 42-34
April 15, 1989 Denver Nuggets 92 at Seattle Supersonics 125 W 29-10 14-24 43-34
April 17, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 116 at Golden State Warriors 109 W 29-10 15-24 44-34 OT
April 18, 1989 Golden State Warriors 118 at Seattle Supersonics 122 W 30-10 15-24 45-34
April 20, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 118 at Seattle Supersonics 124 W 31-10 15-24 46-34
April 21, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 139 at Los Angeles Clippers 136 W 31-10 16-24 47-34 OT
April 23, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 121 L 31-10 16-25 47-35
April 28, 1989 Houston Rockets 107 at Seattle Supersonics 111 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 30, 1989 Houston Rockets 97 at Seattle Supersonics 109 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
May 3, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 107 at Houston Rockets 126 L 2-0 0-1 2-1
May 5, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 98 at Houston Rockets 96 W 2-0 1-1 3-1
May 7, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 L 2-0 1-2 3-2
May 10, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 130 L 2-0 1-3 3-3
May 12, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 91 at Seattle Supersonics 86 L 2-1 1-3 3-4
May 14, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Seattle Supersonics 95 L 2-2 1-3 3-5


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