1998–99 Portland Trail Blazers season

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1998–99 Portland Trail Blazers season
Pacific Division Champions
Head coach Mike Dunleavy
Arena Rose Garden Arena
Results
Record 35–15 (.700)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Finals (eliminated 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1998–99 season was the 29th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers went 35–15 in the lockout-shortened season, earning their fourth Pacific Division title and the first since 1991–92. Their record qualified them for the #2 seed in the Western Conference. The team earned their 17th straight trip to the playoffs, and 22nd in 23 years.

The Blazers swept the Phoenix Suns in the first round in three straight games, marking the first time since 1992 that the Blazers advanced in the playoffs. They followed with a 4–2 series victory over the two-time defending Western Conference champion Utah Jazz, but were swept out of the Western Conference Finals by the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

Draft picks[edit]

The Blazers owned no picks in the 1998 NBA Draft.

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reserve


Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 22–3 13–12 15–7
x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 4 18–7 13–12 14–8
x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 8 16–9 11–14 11–9
x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 8 15–10 12–13 9–10
Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 10 17–8 8–17 11–10
Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 14 13–12 8–17 8–11
Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 26 6–19 3–22 3–16


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740
2 y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 2
3 x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 6
5 x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6
6 x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 10
7 x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 10
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12
9 Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 12
10 Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 16
11 Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18
12 Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23
13 Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 28
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (7) Phoenix Suns: Blazers win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ Rose Garden, Portland (May 8): Portland 95, Phoenix 85
  • Game 2 @ Rose Garden, Portland (May 10): Portland 110, Phoenix 99
  • Game 3 @ America West Arena, Phoenix (May 12): Portland 103, Phoenix 93

Last Playoff Meeting: 1995 Western Conference First Round (Phoenix won 3-0)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (3) Utah Jazz: Blazers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 18): Utah 93, Portland 83
  • Game 2 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 20): Portland 84, Utah 81
  • Game 3 @ Rose Garden, Portland (May 22): Portland 97, Utah 87
  • Game 4 @ Rose Garden, Portland (May 23): Portland 81, Utah 75
  • Game 5 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 25): Utah 88, Portland 71
  • Game 6 @ Rose Garden, Portland (May 27): Portland 92, Utah 80

Last Playoff Meeting: 1996 Western Conference First Round (Utah won 3-2)

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Portland Trail Blazers: Spurs win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Alamodome, San Antonio (May 29): San Antonio 80, Portland 76
  • Game 2 @ Alamodome, San Antonio (May 31): San Antonio 86, Portland 85
  • Game 3 @ Rose Garden, Portland (June 4): San Antonio 85, Portland 63
  • Game 4 @ Rose Garden, Portland (June 6): San Antonio 94, Portland 80

Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 3-1)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]