NBA Showdown ’94

This page is for tracking the progress of one full 82-game season in NBA Showdown ’94 for the Sega Genesis. As a kid I never played through an entire season of the game, and one afternoon recently when I decided to play an exhibition for kicks, it brought back memories from that time period, of being a Warriors fan and high school student and watching that 1993-94 NBA season. It was a pretty amazing season being the first year of Michael Jordan’s retirement, the first Houston Rockets championship, Chris Webber’s rookie year, and (sadly) getting eliminated by Charles Barkley’s Suns in the first round of the playoffs. It was also the beginning of an era of mediocrity for the Warriors. 🙁

Recent games will appear on top, and each game will feature additional commentary as the memories surface. Enjoy!


Regular Season Game 8 – SEA vs GSW – November 20, 1993

The Warriors’ highest scoring game yet (96 points in the first half!).

Final score: SEA 114 – 172 GSW

Warriors Notables (7 players in double-figures scoring):

Billy Owens with another dominating performance: 39 PTs (19 of 30 shooting) 12 REBs 11 STLs 6 BLKs
Chris Mullin: 42 PTs (18 of 32) 9 REBs 7 STLs
Latrell Sprewell: 24 PTs (12 of 17) 8 REBs 6 STLs
Chris Gatling with 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting off the bench.
Jeff Grayer with the broken backboard at 31:41!

Sonics Notables:

Nate McMillan: 28 PTs 9 REBs (14 of 23 shooting)
Michael Cage: 18 PTs 12 REBs 9 ASTs
Shawn Kemp with 24 points off a number of spectacular dunks.
Gary Payton and Kendall Gill held to 6 PTs total and 19 TOs!

Note that it was not my intention to play Sonics vs Warriors at the same time as the real-world Warriors facing a 3-1 deficit against the OKC Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. Hopefully this huge victory is a sign! 😉


Regular Season Game 7 – LAL vs GSW – November 18, 1993

A relatively close game based on recent margins of victory.

Final score: LAL 134 – 149 GSW

Warriors Notables:
Billy Owens continues to destroy the league: 40 PTs (61% FG) 10 REBs 7 ASTs 9 STLs 5 BLKs
Chris Mullin: 30 PTs (14 for 21) 10 REBs 5 ASTs 4 STLs 5 BLKs
Latrell Sprewell 21 PTs (10 for 20) 5 REBs 5 STLs
Chris Gatling: 20 PTs (10 for 17) 5 REBs

Lakers Notables:
James Worthy: 31 PTs 8 REBs
Elden Campbell: 28 PTs 15 REBs
Doug Christie: 22 PTs 4 REBs
Vlade Divac triple double: 24 PTs 12 REBs 10 ASTs
Anthony Peeler with 7 assists off the bench

Did not know that future Kings teammates Doug Christie and Vlade Divac played on the Lakers together!


Regular Season Game 6 – PHO vs GSW – November 16, 1993

Sadly, no Charles Barkley due to licensing issues.

Final score: PHO 97 – 141 GSW

Warriors Highlights:
Billy Owens: 32 PTs 13 REBs (16 for 24)
Chris Webber: 22 PTs 10 REBs (11 for 18)
Chris Gatling triple double: 24 PTs 13 REBs 10 STLs (12 for 18)

Suns Highlights:
Cedric Ceballos: 17 PTs 12 REBs
A.C. Green: 26 PTs 7 REBs
Mark West: 14 PTs 10 ASTs


Regular Season Game 5 – GSW vs DEN – November 13, 1993

Final score: GSW 156 – 131 DEN

GSW Highlights:
The Billy Owens show continues: 46 PTs (23 of 40) 19 REBs 4 STLs 6 BLKs
Chris Mullin: 22 PTs 10 REBs 3 STLs 6 BLKs
Chris Webber: 12 PTs 11 REBs 6 STLs 3 BLKs 4 ASTs but only 6 of 14 shooting

DEN Highlights:
LaPhonso Ellis: 32 PTs 13 REBs (15 of 29 shooting)
Tom Hammonds: 20 PTs 7 REBs
Dikembe Mutombo near triple double: 26 PTs (13 of 17) 11 REBs 9 ASTs (0! BLKs)


Regular Season Game 4 – CLE vs GSW – November 12, 1993

Final score: CLE 129 – 160 GSW

GSW Highlights:
Another triple-double for Billy Owens: 18 PTs 14 REBs 10 STLs
Chris Mullin 38 PTs on 16 of 30 shooting (6 of 12 beyond the arc)
Chris Webber 18 PTs 7 REBs on 9 of 12 shooting
“Big Vic” Victor Alexander with 19 points off the bench (9 of 13)

CLE Highlights:
Larry Nance 24 PTs 14 REBs, 12 of 21 FGs
Brad Daugherty 30 PTs (15 of 20) 12 REBs 10 ASTs and 1 shattered backboard
John “Hot Rod” Williams 20 PTs 5 REBs on 9 of 12 shooting


Regular Season Game 3 – HOU vs GSW – November 9, 1993

Final Score: HOU 112 – 150 GSW

Another Triple-Chris performance:
Chris Mullin 29 PTs 8 REBs 7 STLs 7 BLKs
Chris Webber 23 PTs (11 for 14) 14 REBs 4 STLs 3 BLKs
Chris Gatling 35 PTs (17 for 20) 7 REBs 4 STLs 3 BLKs

Rockets notables:
Robert Horry 32 PTs 6 REBs and a number of monster dunks
Hakeem Olajuwon 20 PTs 8 REBs 8 ASTs dunking from free throw line
Otis Thorpe 25 PTs 11 REBs


Regular Season Game 2 – GSW vs DAL – November 6, 1993

Final score: GSW 117 – 109 DAL

GSW’s Chris-Trifecta:
Chris Webber 20 PTs 13 REBs
Chris Mullin 21 PTs 6 REBs 5 STLs 6 BLKs
Chris Gatling 27 PTs 9 REBs 4 STLs 5 BLKs

Billy Owens’ 2nd triple double in a row: 12 PTs 17 REBs 10 STLs

Dallas Mavericks notables:
Rookie Jamal Mashburn 37 PTs (17 of 23) 9 REBs
Sean Rooks 18 PTs 11 REBs
Doug Smith 18 PTs 9 REBs


Regular Season Game 1 – GSW vs SAS – November 5, 1993

Final score: GSW 142 – 130 SAS

Notable Warriors players:
Billy Owens near-quadruple double: 45 PTs (22 of 35) 15 REBs 10 STLs 8 BLKs
Victor Alexander 16 PTs off the bench on 8 of 9 shooting
Chris Webber 10 PTs 8 REBs on 5 of 9 shooting in his rookie debut

Notable Spurs players:
Dennis Rodman 24 PTs 10 REBs, 12 of 28(!) shooting
David Robinson 18 PTs 10 REBs on 9 of 15 shooting
Antoine Carr 30 PTs on 15 of 19 shooting and a number of monster dunks