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1994–95 Portland Trail Blazers season

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Head coach  P.J. Carlesimo
Record  44–38 (.537)
Arena  Memorial Coliseum
Place  Division: 4th (Pacific) Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finish  West First Round (eliminated 0–3)

The 1994–95 NBA season was the 25th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. The Blazers 25th season was marked by change as they played their final season at the Memorial Coliseum with new head coach P.J. Carlesimo. The Blazers started their season defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in their first two games, which were played in Yokohama, Japan. Clyde Drexler averaged 22.0 points per game in the first half of the season, but was not selected for the All-Star Game. On February 14, with the Blazers out of serious contention for the championship, the team honored Drexler's request to be traded to a contender, sending him to the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets in exchange for forward Otis Thorpe. The Rockets went on to win their second straight title, and Drexler's first championship ever.

The Blazers finished the season with a 44–38 record, fourth in the Pacific Division and seventh in the Western Conference. It was their 13th straight trip to the postseason. In the playoffs, the Blazers were knocked out of the first round by a 3–0 margin against the Phoenix Suns. Following the season, Thorpe was traded to the Detroit Pistons, Terry Porter signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Jerome Kersey left in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.

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

West First Round

(2) Phoenix Suns vs. (7) Portland Trail Blazers: Suns win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ America West Arena, Phoenix (April 28): Phoenix 129, Portland 102
  • Game 2 @ America West Arena, Phoenix (April 30): Phoenix 103, Portland 94
  • Game 3 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland (May 2): Phoenix 117, Portland 109
  • Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Western Conference Semifinals (Portland won 4-1)


    1994–95 Portland Trail Blazers season Wikipedia

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