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Encyclopedia > 1995 NBA Playoffs

The 1995 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1994-1995 season. The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets winning their second consecutive NBA championship by defeating the Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic four games to none in the NBA Finals. The Rockets became the fourth consecutive team to win championships back-to-back (after the Los Angeles Lakers of 1987 and '88, Detroit Pistons of '89 and '90 and Chicago Bulls of '91, '92 and '93). Current NBA Playoff logo. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994-95 NBA season. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California, which plays in the National Basketball Association. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The 47-35, sixth-seeded Rockets took out four very impressive opponents on their way to the title, defeating the third-seeded Utah Jazz (60-22), the second seeded Phoenix Suns (59-23), the top seeded San Antonio Spurs (62-20) and the Orlando Magic (57-25)in the finals. In the case of the Suns, the Rockets came back from a 3-1 series deficit and did it without the benefit of home-court advantage. Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon dominated league MVP David Robinson and Shaquille O'Neal in consecutive series to bring home the championship. Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... David Robinson may refer to: david robinson former Irish Army soldier David Robinson (basketball), former NBA player (b. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is one of the most famous American professional basketball players, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association. ...


The 1995 playoffs featured the first three playoff series victories in the history of the Magic, as they defeated the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers to win their first (and as of 2007, only) Eastern Conference championship. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1995 playoffs featured the return of Michael Jordan to the playoff stage after a year's absence, and the only time the Bulls would fail to win a championship with him on board since they started their string of titles in 1991. After this tournament the Bulls would win three more titles in '96, '97 and '98. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... NBA Playoffs Categories: | ...


The Indiana Pacers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive year (and finally defeated the New York Knicks on their way to doing so), but this time found the Magic too powerful to overcome as they had the previous year. Ironically, in this tournament the Pacers met all three of the playoff opponents (Orlando, Atlanta and New York) as they had the previous year-- just in a different order. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


This would be the last playoff appearance for the Celtics until their startling Eastern Conference Finals run in 2002. The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ...

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Bracket

  First round Conf. Semifinals Conf. Finals NBA Finals
                                     
1  San Antonio 3  
8  Denver 0  
  1  San Antonio 4  
  5  L.A. Lakers 2  
4  Seattle 1
5  L.A. Lakers 3  
  1  San Antonio 2  
Western Conference
  6  Houston 4  
3  Utah 2  
6  Houston 3  
  6  Houston 4
  2  Phoenix 3  
2  Phoenix 3
7  Portland 0  
  W6  Houston 4
  E1  Orlando 0
1  Orlando 3  
8  Boston 1  
  1  Orlando 4
  5  Chicago 2  
4  Charlotte 1
5  Chicago 3  
  1  Orlando 4
Eastern Conference
  2  Indiana 3  
3  New York 3  
6  Cleveland 1  
  3  New York 3
  2  Indiana 4  
2  Indiana 3
7  Atlanta 0  

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Notes

  • For the third straight postseason, both #5 seeds beat their #4 seeded opponent in the first round.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon was named NBA Finals MVP for the second consecutive season and was the standout player of the 1995 NBA Playoffs. Through the course of the 1995 NBA Playoffs Olajuwon was unstoppable, averaging 33.0 ppg on .531 shooting to go along with averages of 10.3 rpg and 2.81 bpg.[1] In his matchups with O'Neal and particularly Robinson, Olajuwon was especially dominant. The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...


In the Western Conference Finals Olajuwon outscored Robinson in 6 of the 7 games of the series. Only in game 4, where both players scored 20 points, did Robinson approach Olajuwon's scoring output.[2] Over the course of the last two games Olajuwon outscored Robinson 81-41:[2]

1995 WC Finals Gm 1 Gm 2 Gm 3 Gm 4 Gm 5 Gm 6 Totals
Hakeem Olajuwon 27 41 43 20 42 39 35.3 ppg
David Robinson 21 32 29 20 22 19 23.8 ppg

In the NBA Finals Olajuwon faced off against O'Neal. Although both centers played well, Olajuwon is generally considered to have outplayed O'Neal. Olajuwon outscored O'Neal in every game of the series and became of the few players in NBA history to score at least at least 30 points in every game of an NBA Finals series:[2][3] Points per game, often abbreviated PPG, is the average number of points scored by a player in a sport, over the course of a whole season or career. ...

1995 NBA Finals Gm 1 Gm 2 Gm 3 Gm 4 Totals
Hakeem Olajuwon 31 34 31 35 32.8 ppg
Shaquille O'Neal 26 33 28 25 28.0 ppg

References

  1. ^ nba.com/history, Hakeem Olajuwon accessed January 3, 2007
  2. ^ a b c hollywoodsportsbook.com, History of the NBA Finals: Hakeem Olajuwon: The NBA’s Best In The Mid ’90s, accessed February 16, 2007
  3. ^ Basketball.com, NBA Finals Records, accessed February 16, 2007

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