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1988–89 Philadelphia 76ers season

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Head coach  Jim Lynam
Record  46–36 (.561)
Arena  The Spectrum
Television  WPHL-TV PRISM
1988–89 Philadelphia 76ers season
Place  Division: 2nd (Atlantic) Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish  East First Round (eliminated 0-3)

The 1988-89 NBA season was the 76ers 40th season in the NBA and 26th season in Philadelphia. In the 1988 Draft, the team selected forward Charles Smith, then was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers for shooting guard Hersey Hawkins from Bradley University, as the team needed more backcourt scoring to compliment the inside play of Charles Barkley.


The Sixers would return to the NBA Playoffs after missing out in 1988, going 46-36 in the regular season. In the post season they lost a first round series to the New York Knicks 3-0. The second game was of note because the team blew a 10-point lead with approximately 2 minutes left in the game, Trent Tucker's three point shot with less than 10 seconds left gave New York the win.

Season standings

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

East First Round

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers: Knicks win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City (April 27): New York 102, Philadelphia 96
  • Game 2 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City (April 29): New York 107, Philadelphia 106
  • Game 3 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 2): New York 116, Philadelphia 115
  • Last Playoff Meeting: 1983 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Philadelphia won 4-0)

    Awards and records

  • Charles Barkley, All-NBA First Team
  • Hersey Hawkins, NBA All-Rookie Team 1st Team
  • References

    1988–89 Philadelphia 76ers season Wikipedia

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