1998–99 Philadelphia 76ers season

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1998–99 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coach Larry Brown
Arena First Union Center
Results
Record 28–22 (.560)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998-99 NBA season was the 76ers 50th season in the NBA and 36th season in Philadelphia.[1] The Sixers would return to the playoffs after a seven year playoff drought. They finished third in the Atlantic Division with a 28-22 record. Allen Iverson led the league with 26.8 points, and 41.5 minutes per game.

In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, they defeated the third-seeded Orlando Magic in four games, but were swept by the Indiana Pacers in the semifinals.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1998 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Larry Hughes Guard  United States Saint Louis University
2 37 Casey Shaw Center  United States University of Toledo

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 33 17 .660 18–7 15–10 12–8
x-Orlando Magic 33 17 .660 21–4 12–13 12–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 28 22 .560 5 17–8 11–14 9–10
x-New York Knicks 27 23 .540 6 19–6 8–17 12–8
Boston Celtics 19 31 .380 14 10–15 9–16 10–9
Washington Wizards 18 32 .360 15 13–12 5–20 6–13
New Jersey Nets 16 34 .320 17 12–13 4–21 6–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-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]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Magic and 76ers.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers: Pacers win series 4-0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1981 Eastern Conference First Round (Philadelphia won 2-0)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]