Wizards 37-44 (1-5)

El Paso
Scorpions 51-30 (5-1)

Score (click for boxscore) Game MVP Hi Points Hi Rebounds Hi Assists
1. Scorpions 86, Wizards 61 Michael Jordan 31 Michael Jordan 11 Michael Jordan 9 Maurice Cheeks
2. Scorpions 92, Wizards 83 Maurice Cheeks 29 Michael Jordan 9 J.Donaldson/A.Lister 8 Maurice Cheeks
3. Scorpions 97, Wizards 90 Larry Smith 27 Michael Jordan 17 Larry Smith 9 M.Cheeks/S.Floyd
4. Scorpions 99, Wizards 85 Michael Jordan 36 Michael Jordan 10 James Donaldson 10 Sleepy Floyd
El Paso wins series 4-0

Game 1 – Washington starts strong in game one as they hold a 19-13 first quarter lead. That would be all the highlights for the Wiz. A 30-12 second quarter run for El Paso gives them a lead and they never look back. Foul trouble puts Xavier McDaniel on bench early and offense left with him as El Paso cruises for a game 1 win. Michael Jordan leads the way with 31 points and 11 rebounds and Sleepy Floyd leads the Wiz with 13 pts. Wiz shoot under 40% for the game while El Paso shoots 48% in the win.

Game 2 – The Wizards struggle in first quarter, but settle down after the first. Jordan led way for El Paso with 9 first quarter points. McDaniel once again finds his way to bench early in this game with foul trouble. Wiz hang tough and trail by 11 at the half. Wiz play their best ball of the series in the third and close within 2 late in the third, but Bill Hanzlik scores 7 points in final 2 minutes of the third quarter as El Paso stops the Wiz run. Wiz unable to mount a run in the fourth as El Paso takes a 2-0 in the series. Jordan scores 29 to lead all scores and James Donaldson scores 17 and grabs 9 boards the Wiz. An almost 2-1 turnover deficit by the Wiz is too much to overcome on this night.

Game 3 – El Paso got off to a scorching start. The Scorpions didn’t miss a shot (except for a couple of blocks) until Jordan missed a 3-pointer with 3:15 left in the First Quarter. El Paso ended up shooting 71% from the field in the quarter (it might have been even higher had Washington not blocked four shots) and took a commanding 34-19 lead. El Paso extended the lead to 18 at the end of the half (58-40). Jordan led all scorers with 17. Washington came alive in the Third Quarter and shaved the lead to 8 (74-66) after three quarters. Washington continued its inspired play and took the lead 85-84 with 4:59 remaining. However, Washington wouldn’t lead again and El Paso held on for a 97-90 victory. Jordan scored 27 for El Paso but the game MVP was Larry Smith who picked up 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Scorpions. Lister had 21 points for the Wizards.

Game 4 – El Paso, going for the sweep, took a 23-20 lead after one quarter. They continued to hold a slim lead at the half, 49-45. The Scorpions began to pull away in the third quarter and took a 77-66 lead into the 4th. El Paso maintained its lead throughout the last quarter and clinched the series with a 99-85 victory. Jordan led El Paso with 36 points and McDaniel finished with 19 for the Wizards. It was a low scoring series with two defense-first teams going at it. No team reached 100 points in any of the games. Michael Jordan was the series MVP averaging 30.8 points per game.