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1994–95 Seattle SuperSonics season

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Head coach  George Karl
Arena  Tacoma Dome
General manager  Wally Walker
Record  57–25 (.695)
Place  Division: 2nd (Pacific) Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish  West First Round (eliminated 1-3)

The 1994–95 NBA season was the 27th season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Sonics acquired Šarūnas Marčiulionis from the Golden State Warriors. For the duration of the season, the Sonics switched venues and played their home games at the Tacoma Dome while their original stadium, the Seattle Center Coliseum, was being rebuilt to keep pace with NBA standards. The Sonics posted a 10-game winning streak in January, which led them to a successful 33–12 start before the All-Star break. The team finished second in the Pacific Division with a 57–25 record. Three members of the team, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf were all selected for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.

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However, after a shocking first round exit in the 1994 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets, the Seattle franchise would once again exit early in the 1995 Playoffs, losing in four games to the 5th-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. Following the season, Kendall Gill was traded back to the Charlotte Hornets, and Marčiulionis was dealt to the Sacramento Kings.

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

West First Round

(4) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma (April 27): Seattle 96, Los Angeles 71
  • Game 2 @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma (April 29): Los Angeles 84, Seattle 82
  • Game 3 @ Great Western Forum, Los Angeles (May 1): Los Angeles 105, Seattle 101
  • Game 4 @ Great Western Forum, Los Angeles (May 4): Los Angeles 114, Seattle 110
  • Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference Semifinals (Los Angeles won 4-0)

    Season

    1.^ Statistics with the SuperSonics.

    Awards

    All-NBA Teams 
  • Shawn Kemp – All-NBA Second Team
  • Gary Payton – All-NBA Second Team
  • Detlef Schrempf – All-NBA Third Team
  • NBA All-Defensive Teams 
  • Gary Payton – All-Defensive First Team
  • Nate McMillan – All-Defensive Second Team
  • 1995 NBA All-Star Game 
  • Shawn Kemp (third participation, second as a starter)
  • Gary Payton (first participation)
  • Detlef Schrempf (second participation)
  • References

    1994–95 Seattle SuperSonics season Wikipedia


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