1998–99 CBA season

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1998–99 CBA season
League Chinese Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration December 27, 1998 – April 25, 1999
TV partner(s) CCTV-5
Regular Season
Season champions Bayi Rockets
Season MVP Sun Jun
Promoted to Second Division Sichuan Pandas
Jilin Northeast Tigers
Beijing Olympians
Relegated to Second Division Ji'nan Army
Sichuan Pandas
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Bayi Rockets
  Runners-up Liaoning Hunters
CBA seasons

The 1998–99 CBA season was the fourth season of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The season ran from December 27, 1998 to April 25, 1999.

The Air Force team withdrew from the league before the season got underway, so three clubs were promoted from the Second Division. The Sichuan Pandas, originally relegated at the end of the previous campaign, earned a reprieve. They were joined by the Jilin Northeast Tigers and Beijing Olympians.[1]

Regular Season Standings[edit]

These are the final standings for the 1998-99 CBA regular season.[1]

# 1998–99 CBA season
Team W L PCT GB Home Road Tiebreaker
1 Bayi Rockets 21 1 .955 - 11–0 10–1
2 Liaoning Hunters 15 7 .682 6 9–2 6–5
3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 13 9 .591 8 7–4 6–5 GD: 3-1
SD: 2-2
BO: 1-3
4 Shandong Flaming Bulls 13 9 .591 8 9–2 4–7
5 Beijing Olympians 13 9 .591 8 7–4 6–5
6 Shanghai Sharks 12 10 .545 9 8–3 4–7
7 Beijing Ducks 11 11 .500 10 7–4 4–7
8 Zhejiang Squirrels 10 12 .455 11 5–6 5–6
9 Sichuan Pandas 9 13 .409 12 7–4 2–9
10 Jilin Northeast Tigers 8 14 .364 13 8–3 0–11
11 Jiangsu Dragons 5 17 .227 16 4–7 1–10
12 Ji'nan Army 2 20 .091 19 2–9 0–11
Key to colors
     Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs
     Bottom 4 teams advance to the Relegation Round


Playoffs[edit]

The top 8 teams in the regular season advanced to the playoffs.

For the first time, the semifinals used best-of-five series to determine the advancing team.

In the Finals, the Bayi Rockets defeated the Liaoning Hunters (3-0), claiming their fourth straight CBA championship.[1]

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in regular season, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. Home court advantage belongs to the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

Quarterfinals
Best of 3
Semifinals
Best of 5
Finals
Best of 5
                 
1 Bayi Rockets 2
8 Zhejiang Squirrels 0
1 Bayi Rockets 3
5 Beijing Olympians 0
4 Shandong Flaming Bulls 0
5 Beijing Olympians 2
1 Bayi Rockets 3
2 Liaoning Hunters 0
2 Liaoning Hunters 2
7 Beijing Ducks 0
2 Liaoning Hunters 3
3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 0
3 Guangdong Southern Tigers 2
6 Shanghai Sharks 1

Relegations[edit]

The bottom 4 teams played the relegation phase by round-robin.

The Ji'nan Army and Sichuan Pandas were relegated to the Second Division.[1]

Team W L PF PA PD
Jilin Northeast Tigers 6 0 649 574 +75
Jiangsu Dragons 2 4 590 649 −59
Ji'nan Army 1 5 575 630 −55
Sichuan Pandas[* 1] 3 3 670 631 +39
Key to colors
     Bottom 2 teams relegated to the Second Division[* 1]
  JS JL JA SC
Jiangsu Dragons 92-100 108-98 120-111
Jilin Northeast Tigers 100-92 109-87 117-103
Ji'nan Army 108-85 92-112 101-109
Sichuan Pandas 132-93 108-111 107-89
  1. ^ a b A decision was made post-season on May 19, 1999. Sichuan was relegated for cheating on timer and scoring in two regular season games respectively. Sichuan was made the last place officially.

CBA Awards[edit]

These are the award winners for the 1998-99 CBA regular season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 搜狐体育. "Data Source". Retrieved 2011-11-26.