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1985–86 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1985–86 Los Angeles Clippers season

The 1985-86 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 16th season in the NBA, their 2nd in Los Angeles.[1]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 3 Benoit Benjamin C United States Creighton
3 52 Anicet Lavodrama F Central African Republic Houston Baptist
4 74 Jim Deines C United States
Arizona State
5 99 Wayne Carlander F United States USC
6 121 Malcolm Thomas F United States Missouri
7 143 Gary Maloncon F United States UCLA


Roster Notes

  • Forward Jamaal Wilkes becomes the 2nd Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers.
  • Forward Rory White would later serve as an assistant coach for the Clippers under coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr. from 2003 to 2008.

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756 35–6 27–14 23–7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 40 42 .488 22 27–14 13–28 18–12
Phoenix Suns 32 50 .390 30 23–18 9–32 16–14
Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 30 22–19 10–31 10–20
Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 31 24–17 7–34 11–19
Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 32 24–17 6–35 12–18
# Western Conference
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
3 x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 15
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 44 38 .537 18
5 x-Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 20
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 40 42 .488 22
7 x-Sacramento Kings 37 45 .451 25
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 35 47 .427 27
9 Phoenix Suns 32 50 .390 30
9 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 30
11 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 31
12 Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 32
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Player statistics

Benoit Benjamin
Junior Bridgeman
Wallace Bryant
Michael Cage
Jeff Cross
James Donaldson
Franklin Edwards
Lancaster Gordon
Marques Johnson
Ozell Jones
Cedric Maxwell
Jay Murphy
Kurt Nimphius
Norm Nixon
Derek Smith
Jim Thomas
Darnell Valentine
Rory White
Jamaal Wilkes

Awards, records and milestones


Marques Johnson selected as a reserve forward for the Western Conference All-Stars. This would be his fifth and final All-Star Game appearance. With Norm Nixon chosen as an All-Star last year, this would make it the third time in franchise history that the team fielded a different player for back-to-back All-Star Games. The other two times were Bob Kauffman in 1973 then Bob McAdoo in 1974 and Bob McAdoo again in 1977 then Randy Smith in 1978.



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