1998–99 Atlanta Hawks season

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1998–99 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Arena Georgia Dome, Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 31–19 (.620)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1998-99 NBA season was the Hawks' 50th season in the NBA and 31st season in Atlanta.[1] The Hawks finished second in the Central Division with a 31-19 record. They would defeat the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the playoffs, but would be swept by the eighted-seeded New York Knicks in the semifinals. This season would also be the last time the Hawks appear in the playoffs until 2008.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Roshown McLeod Forward  United States Duke
2 49 Cory Carr Guard  United States Texas Tech

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

The Hawks once again split their home games at the Georgia Dome, and the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. They finished the lockout season with a 31-19 record. Second in the Central Division, and fourth in the Eastern Conference.

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 33 17 .660 18–7 15–10 15–7
x-Atlanta Hawks 31 19 .620 2 16–9 15–10 15–8
x-Detroit Pistons 29 21 .580 4 17–8 12–13 13–8
x-Milwaukee Bucks 28 22 .560 5 17–8 11–14 13–11
Charlotte Hornets 26 24 .520 7 16–9 10–15 12–10
Toronto Raptors 23 27 .460 10 14–11 9–16 9–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 11 15–10 7–18 9–13
Chicago Bulls 13 37 .260 20 8–17 5–20 4–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 33 17 .660
2 y-Indiana Pacers 33 17 .660
3 x-Orlando Magic 33 17 .660
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 31 19 .620 2
5 x-Detroit Pistons 29 21 .580 4
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 28 22 .560 5
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 28 22 .560 5
8 x-New York Knicks 27 23 .540 6
9 Charlotte Hornets 26 24 .520 7
10 Toronto Raptors 23 27 .460 10
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 11
12 Boston Celtics 19 31 .380 14
13 Washington Wizards 18 32 .360 15
14 New Jersey Nets 16 34 .320 17
15 Chicago Bulls 13 37 .260 20


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

Game log[edit]

1998–99 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Hawks win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1997 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3-2)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 4-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1971 Eastern Conference Semifinals (New York won 4-1)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mookie Blaylock 48 48 36.7 .379 .307 .758 4.7 5.8 2.1 .2 13.3
Tyrone Corbin 47 6 22.7 .391 .319 .650 3.1 0.9 0.7 .1 7.5
Chris Crawford 42 30 18.7 .431 .333 .814 2.1 .6 .2 .3 6.9
LaPhonso Ellis 20 20 27.0 .421 .200 .705 5.5 .9 .4 .4 10.2
Ed Gray 30 3 11.2 .291 .286 .757 .9 .4 .4 . 4.9
Alan Henderson 38 37 30.1 .442 .000 .671 6.6 .7 .9 .5 12.5
Anthony Johnson 49 2 18.1 .404 .263 .695 1.5 2.2 .7 .1 5.0
Grant Long 50 13 27.6 .421 .167 .783 5.9 1.1 1.1 .3 9.8
Roshown McLeod 34 0 10.2 .380 .100 .822 1.5 .4 .1 . 4.8
Dikembe Mutombo 50 50 36.6 .512 . .684 12.2 1.1 .3 2.9 10.8
Jeff Sheppard 18 5 10.3 .385 .286 .615 1.2 .9 .2 . 2.2
Steve Smith 36 36 36.5 .402 .338 .849 4.2 3.3 1.0 .3 18.7
Mark West 49 0 10.2 .373 . .356 2.6 .3 .1 .4 1.2
Shammond Williams 2 0 2.0 .000 . .750 . .5 . . 1.5

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mookie Blaylock
Tyrone Corbin
Chris Crawford
Ed Gray
Alan Henderson
Anthony Johnson
Grant Long
Roshown McLeod
Dikembe Mutombo
Steve Smith
Mark West

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]