1998 Cleveland Rockers season

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1998 Cleveland Rockers season
Coach Linda Hill-MacDonald
Arena Gund Arena
Attendance 10,350 per game
Results
Record 20–10 (.667)
Place 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost WNBA Semifinals (2-1) to Phoenix Mercury
Team Leaders
Points Isabelle Fijalkowski (13.7)
Rebounds Isabelle Fijalkowski (6.9)
Assists Suzie McConnell Serio (6.4)

The 1998 WNBA season was the 2nd for the Cleveland Rockers. The Rockers topped the Eastern Conference, but they were unable to reach the WNBA Finals, losing in the WNBA semifinals to the Phoenix Mercury.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 6 Cindy Blodgett (G)  United States Maine
2 16 Suzie McConnell Serio (G)  United States Penn State
3 26 Tanja Kostic (F)  Sweden Oregon State
4 36 Tammye Jenkins (C)  United States Georgia

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Cleveland Rockers x 20 10 .667 12–4
Charlotte Sting x 18 12 .600 11–5 2.0
New York Liberty o 18 12 .600 8–8 2.0
Detroit Shock o 17 13 .567 8–8 3.0
Washington Mystics o 3 27 .100 1–15 17.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 11 New York 78-71 Win 1-0
June 15 @ Detroit 96-85 Win 2-0
June 18 @ Houston 73-87 Loss 2-1
June 20 Detroit 68-66 Win 3-1
June 22 Utah 88-72 Win 4-1
June 23 @ New York 57-59 Loss 4-2
June 27 Detroit 73-84 Loss 4-3
July 1 @ Washington 92-80 Win 5-3
July 2 Phoenix 61-76 Loss 5-4
July 6 Houston 64-78 Loss 5-5
July 8 Washington 77-65 Win 6-5
July 10 @ Phoenix 60-76 Loss 6-6
July 12 @ Los Angeles 66-87 Loss 6-7
July 14 @ Sacramento 61-58 Win 7-7
July 16 New York 60-51 Win 8-7
July 18 @ Detroit 57-72 Loss 8-8
July 19 Charlotte 85-69 Win 9-8
July 25 Utah 69-59 Win 10-8
July 27 Los Angeles 83-67 Win 11-8
July 29 Sacramento 75-67 Win 12-8
July 30 @ Charlotte 64-79 Loss 12-9
August 1 @ Houston 74-71 Win 13-9
August 4 @ Sacramento 72-60 Win 14-9
August 6 @ Utah 79-69 Win 15-9
August 8 Charlotte 65-58 Win 16-9
August 10 Phoenix 80-82 Loss 16-10
August 12 @ Washington 75-55 Win 17-10
August 14 @ Charlotte 85-72 Win 18-10
August 15 Washington 90-71 Win 19-10
August 17 @ New York 70-64 Win 20-10

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
WNBA Semifinals
1 August 22 @ Phoenix 68-78 Loss 0-1
2 August 24 Phoenix 67-66 Win 1-1
3 August 25 Phoenix 60-71 Loss 1-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Isabelle Fijalkowski 28 192 58 17 27 383
Eva Nemcova 30 111 67 33 21 359
Janice Braxton 30 168 74 51 15 295
Merlakia Jones 30 95 39 32 3 286
Suzie McConnell Serio 28 62 178 49 5 240
Rushia Brown 30 93 28 34 16 194
Michelle Edwards 23 52 65 23 1 178
Adrienne Johnson 29 48 15 7 4 133
Cindy Blodgett 22 14 18 9 0 63
Raegan Scott 22 29 7 3 5 38
Tully Bevilaqua 12 10 24 12 2 23
Tanja Kostic 5 2 2 0 0 5

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