1998–99 Detroit Pistons season

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1998–99 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Alvin Gentry
General manager Rick Sund
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 29–21 (.580)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1998-99 NBA season was the Pistons' 51st season in the NBA and 42nd season in the city of Detroit.[1] The Pistons finished third in the Central Division with a 29-21 record. In the playoffs, they would lose in five games to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference First Round. It was also Joe Dumars's final season, as he retired after fourteen years in the NBA.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Bonzi Wells SG  United States Ball State
2 40 Korleone Young SF  United States

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

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


c - clinched homecourt advantage
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

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)

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
Corey Beck
Jud Buechler
Bison Dele
Joe Dumars
Steve Henson
Grant Hill
Lindsey Hunter
Christian Laettner
Mark Macon
Eric Montross
Mikki Moore
Charles O'Bannon
Khalid Reeves
Don Reid
Jerry Stackhouse
Loy Vaught
Jerome Williams
Korleone Young

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jud Buechler
Bison Dele
Joe Dumars
Grant Hill
Lindsey Hunter
Christian Laettner
Eric Montross
Charles O'Bannon
Don Reid
Jerry Stackhouse
Loy Vaught
Jerome Williams

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]