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1997 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Finals MVP: Michael Jordan (32.3/7.0/6.0)

1997 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (590)
TRB: Karl Malone (228)
AST: John Stockton (191)
WS: Michael Jordan (3.9)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Chicago Bulls over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Miami Heat (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-2): Utah Jazz over Houston Rockets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3): Miami Heat over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-3): Houston Rockets over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Utah Jazz over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Atlanta Hawks over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Chicago Bulls over Washington Bullets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): Miami Heat over Orlando Magic (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): New York Knicks over Charlotte Hornets (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Houston Rockets over Minnesota Timberwolves (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Seattle SuperSonics over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-0): Utah Jazz over Los Angeles Clippers (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Seattle Supersonics 12 2930 441 994 .444 100 261 .383 341 733 .465 279 342 .816 167 346 513 281 121 49 163 282 1261 105.1
2 Houston Rockets 16 3865 565 1233 .458 142 392 .362 423 841 .503 349 455 .767 196 468 664 370 123 70 243 350 1621 101.3
3 Phoenix Suns 5 1225 172 413 .416 51 145 .352 121 268 .451 106 139 .763 50 152 202 114 41 26 81 110 501 100.2
4 Minnesota Timberwolves 3 720 120 266 .451 19 50 .380 101 216 .468 40 54 .741 42 74 116 72 23 12 28 70 299 99.7
5 Utah Jazz 20 4825 673 1490 .452 99 270 .367 574 1220 .470 477 608 .785 228 607 835 435 147 98 266 496 1922 96.1
6 Charlotte Hornets 3 720 109 241 .452 19 51 .373 90 190 .474 50 62 .806 38 73 111 55 20 9 40 63 287 95.7
7 Los Angeles Lakers 9 2185 290 649 .447 44 137 .321 246 512 .480 233 315 .740 101 249 350 185 61 55 120 241 857 95.2
8 Washington Bullets 3 720 102 215 .474 13 31 .419 89 184 .484 68 87 .782 34 73 107 51 14 19 56 77 285 95.0
9 Chicago Bulls 19 4560 659 1524 .432 116 364 .319 543 1160 .468 324 441 .735 283 543 826 393 162 92 236 461 1758 92.5
10 Los Angeles Clippers 3 720 98 225 .436 18 54 .333 80 171 .468 63 86 .733 31 69 100 49 19 13 36 87 277 92.3
11 New York Knicks 10 2400 343 735 .467 55 148 .372 288 587 .491 171 222 .770 97 298 395 211 86 35 157 234 912 91.2
12 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 131 292 .449 18 68 .265 113 224 .504 79 109 .725 47 101 148 79 22 17 62 115 359 89.8
13 Atlanta Hawks 10 2400 309 708 .436 69 219 .315 240 489 .491 203 261 .778 110 290 400 154 45 43 161 199 890 89.0
14 Miami Heat 17 4080 502 1226 .409 142 405 .351 360 821 .438 315 455 .692 189 513 702 292 114 87 276 384 1461 85.9
15 Detroit Pistons 5 1200 162 374 .433 28 85 .329 134 289 .464 76 99 .768 43 116 159 68 35 12 48 101 428 85.6
16 Orlando Magic 5 1200 149 365 .408 29 90 .322 120 275 .436 94 126 .746 48 140 188 66 32 26 62 95 421 84.2
League Average 9 2169 302 684 .441 60 173 .347 241 511 .472 183 241 .758 107 257 364 180 67 41 127 210 846 94.0

Opponent Stats

Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Miami Heat 17 4080 525 1279 .410 80 266 .301 445 1013 .439 327 423 .773 207 506 713 290 151 75 242 383 1457 85.7
2 Chicago Bulls 19 4560 570 1348 .423 125 351 .356 445 997 .446 388 524 .740 206 529 735 311 106 79 308 446 1653 87.0
3 Detroit Pistons 5 1200 157 346 .454 29 110 .264 128 236 .542 95 117 .812 51 158 209 83 22 23 80 94 438 87.6
4 New York Knicks 10 2400 313 740 .423 76 202 .376 237 538 .441 193 274 .704 107 285 392 168 77 49 155 218 895 89.5
5 Atlanta Hawks 10 2400 353 800 .441 68 203 .335 285 597 .477 145 201 .721 129 258 387 190 74 35 109 221 919 91.9
6 Orlando Magic 5 1200 167 386 .433 48 128 .375 119 258 .461 78 111 .703 67 162 229 111 32 28 69 102 460 92.0
7 Utah Jazz 20 4825 652 1487 .438 132 385 .343 520 1102 .472 420 560 .750 211 549 760 385 139 114 257 506 1856 92.8
8 Los Angeles Lakers 9 2185 289 663 .436 42 141 .298 247 522 .473 227 295 .769 109 249 358 192 54 48 131 249 847 94.1
9 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 131 278 .471 14 49 .286 117 229 .511 111 154 .721 45 112 157 88 28 21 51 94 387 96.8
10 Houston Rockets 16 3865 584 1304 .448 92 256 .359 492 1048 .469 332 409 .812 212 433 645 358 141 67 198 378 1592 99.5
11 Seattle Supersonics 12 2930 421 973 .433 113 325 .348 308 648 .475 252 332 .759 153 355 508 276 104 49 198 268 1207 100.6
12 Washington Bullets 3 720 115 249 .462 15 49 .306 100 200 .500 58 71 .817 47 72 119 60 23 13 39 81 303 101.0
13 Charlotte Hornets 3 720 126 221 .570 26 57 .456 100 164 .610 35 52 .673 24 83 107 80 21 10 44 66 313 104.3
14 Los Angeles Clippers 3 720 110 211 .521 13 35 .371 97 176 .551 82 106 .774 33 98 131 69 25 16 41 77 315 105.0
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 3 720 115 231 .498 35 81 .432 80 150 .533 68 90 .756 33 100 133 87 19 12 43 60 333 111.0
16 Phoenix Suns 5 1225 197 434 .454 54 132 .409 143 302 .474 116 142 .817 70 163 233 127 49 24 70 122 564 112.8
League Average 9 2169 302 684 .441 60 173 .347 241 511 .472 183 241 .758 107 257 364 180 67 41 127 210 846 94.0

Miscellaneous Stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W-L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Chicago Bulls 19 15 4 .789 13.4 5.6 108.2 101.7 85.5 .289 .239 .470 .121 .349 .213 .469 .163 .725 .288
2 Utah Jazz 20 13 7 .650 12.4 7.6 110.5 106.7 86.6 .408 .181 .485 .131 .293 .320 .483 .129 .742 .282
3 Houston Rockets 16 9 7 .563 9.0 7.0 113.3 111.3 88.8 .369 .318 .516 .145 .312 .283 .483 .118 .688 .255
4 Miami Heat 17 8 9 .471 8.7 8.3 99.7 99.4 86.2 .371 .330 .467 .162 .272 .257 .442 .142 .713 .256
5 New York Knicks 10 6 4 .600 5.7 4.3 103.7 101.8 87.9 .302 .201 .504 .159 .254 .233 .474 .153 .736 .261
6 Seattle Supersonics 12 6 6 .500 7.8 4.2 113.2 108.4 91.2 .344 .263 .494 .125 .320 .281 .491 .150 .693 .259
7 Atlanta Hawks 10 4 6 .400 3.9 6.1 105.5 108.9 84.4 .369 .309 .485 .164 .299 .287 .484 .109 .692 .181
8 Los Angeles Lakers 9 4 5 .444 4.9 4.1 108.9 107.6 86.5 .485 .211 .481 .132 .289 .359 .468 .142 .696 .342
9 Detroit Pistons 5 2 3 .400 2.1 2.9 103.9 106.3 82.4 .265 .227 .471 .103 .214 .203 .496 .168 .695 .275
10 Orlando Magic 5 2 3 .400 1.1 3.9 99.3 108.5 84.8 .345 .247 .448 .129 .229 .258 .495 .137 .676 .202
11 Phoenix Suns 5 2 3 .400 0.8 4.2 103.3 116.3 95.0 .337 .351 .478 .146 .235 .257 .516 .124 .685 .267
12 Portland Trail Blazers 4 1 3 .250 1.0 3.0 104.2 112.4 86.1 .373 .233 .479 .154 .296 .271 .496 .129 .692 .399
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 3 0 3 .000 0.5 2.5 110.5 123.1 90.2 .203 .188 .487 .088 .296 .150 .574 .137 .692 .294
14 Los Angeles Clippers 3 0 3 .000 0.4 2.6 106.1 120.6 87.0 .382 .240 .476 .120 .240 .280 .552 .137 .676 .389
15 Charlotte Hornets 3 0 3 .000 0.7 2.3 109.9 119.9 87.0 .257 .212 .492 .130 .314 .207 .629 .153 .753 .158
16 Washington Bullets 3 0 3 .000 0.9 2.1 108.1 114.9 87.9 .405 .144 .505 .181 .321 .316 .492 .122 .608 .233
League Average 9.0 4.5 4.5 .500 4.5 4.5 107.4 107.4 87.2 .353 .253 .485 .139 .293 .267 .485 .139 .707 .267

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Karl Malone*-UTA 816
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 804
3. Bryon Russell-UTA 758
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 753
5. John Stockton*-UTA 739
Field Goals
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 227
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 187
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 147
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 129
5. John Stockton*-UTA 113
Field Goal Attempts
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 498
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 430
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 309
4. Tim Hardaway-MIA 287
5. Gary Payton*-SEA 255
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Matt Maloney-HOU 43
2. Tim Hardaway-MIA 42
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 39
4. Clyde Drexler*-HOU 38
5. Voshon Lenard-MIA 36
  Bryon Russell-UTA 36
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Tim Hardaway-MIA 134
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 113
3. Matt Maloney-HOU 108
4. Clyde Drexler*-HOU 102
5. Bryon Russell-UTA 101
Free Throws
1. Karl Malone*-UTA 144
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 123
3. Charles Barkley*-HOU 103
4. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 92
5. Shawn Kemp-SEA 87
Free Throw Attempts
1. Karl Malone*-UTA 200
2. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 155
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 148
4. Charles Barkley*-HOU 134
5. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 105
  Shawn Kemp-SEA 105
  Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 105
Offensive Rebounds
1. Charles Barkley*-HOU 64
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 60
3. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 59
4. Shawn Kemp-SEA 52
  Greg Ostertag-UTA 52
Defensive Rebounds
1. Karl Malone*-UTA 168
2. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 129
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 128
  Charles Barkley*-HOU 128
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 108
Total Rebounds
1. Karl Malone*-UTA 228
2. Charles Barkley*-HOU 192
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 174
4. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 173
5. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 160
Assists
1. John Stockton*-UTA 191
2. Tim Hardaway-MIA 119
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 104
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 91
5. Clyde Drexler*-HOU 77
Steals
1. John Stockton*-UTA 33
  Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 33
3. Michael Jordan*-CHI 30
  Hersey Hawkins-SEA 30
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 28
Blocks
1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 47
2. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 46
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 41
4. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 26
5. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 22
Turnovers
1. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 70
2. John Stockton*-UTA 62
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 55
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 54
5. Tim Hardaway-MIA 53
Personal Fouls
1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 76
2. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 74
3. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 73
4. Luc Longley-CHI 65
5. Antoine Carr-UTA 64
Points
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 590
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 519
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 370
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 365
5. John Stockton*-UTA 322
Field Goal Pct
1. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL .628
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU .590
3. Rasheed Wallace-POR .589
4. Danny Manning-PHO .578
5. Larry Johnson-NYK .558
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Muggsy Bogues-CHH .857
2. Darrick Martin-LAC .556
3. Detlef Schrempf-SEA .552
4. Keith Askins-MIA .500
  Tracy Murray-WSB .500
  Allan Houston-NYK .500
Free Throw Pct
1. Howard Eisley-UTA .964
2. Eddie Johnson-HOU .958
3. Kenny Anderson-POR .950
  Joe Dumars*-DET .950
5. Tracy Murray-WSB .941
Minutes Per Game
1. Gary Payton*-SEA 45.5
2. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 44.1
3. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 44.0
4. Joe Dumars*-DET 42.8
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 42.3
Points Per Game
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 31.1
2. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 31.0
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 26.9
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 25.9
5. Rex Chapman-PHO 24.2
Rebounds Per Game
1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 12.3
2. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 12.3
3. Charles Barkley*-HOU 12.0
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 11.4
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 10.9
Assists Per Game
1. Jason Kidd-PHO 9.8
2. John Stockton*-UTA 9.6
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 8.7
4. Rod Strickland-WSB 8.3
5. Tim Hardaway-MIA 7.0
Steals Per Game
1. Kevin Johnson-PHO 2.6
2. Hersey Hawkins-SEA 2.5
3. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 2.4
4. Charles Oakley-NYK 2.2
  Jason Kidd-PHO 2.2
Blocks Per Game
1. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 2.7
2. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 2.6
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.6
4. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 2.4
5. Greg Ostertag-UTA 2.4
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 29.9
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 29.0
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 27.6
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 27.1
5. Shawn Kemp-SEA 23.0
True Shooting Pct
1. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL .674
2. Larry Johnson-NYK .661
3. Rex Chapman-PHO .644
4. Mario Elie-HOU .642
5. Wesley Person-PHO .640
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL .628
2. Rex Chapman-PHO .627
3. Rasheed Wallace-POR .607
4. Wesley Person-PHO .604
5. Larry Johnson-NYK .597
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Jason Caffey-CHI 16.8
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 14.6
3. Greg Ostertag-UTA 14.1
4. Shawn Kemp-SEA 13.2
5. Charles Barkley*-HOU 13.0
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 25.5
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 24.3
3. Charles Barkley*-HOU 24.1
4. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 23.7
5. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 23.2
Total Rebound Pct
1. Shawn Kemp-SEA 19.2
2. Charles Barkley*-HOU 18.7
3. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 18.1
4. Greg Ostertag-UTA 18.1
5. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 18.0
Assist Pct
1. John Stockton*-UTA 47.5
2. Jason Kidd-PHO 39.4
3. Tim Hardaway-MIA 36.3
4. Howard Eisley-UTA 35.3
5. Gary Payton*-SEA 34.0
Steal Pct
1. Charlie Ward-NYK 3.9
2. Charles Oakley-NYK 3.4
3. Chris Childs-NYK 3.3
4. Hersey Hawkins-SEA 3.3
5. Bison Dele-CHI 3.2
Block Pct
1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 9.0
2. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 5.9
3. Patrick Ewing*-NYK 5.5
4. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 5.0
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 4.8
Turnover Pct
1. Lindsey Hunter-DET 1.4
2. Eddie Johnson-HOU 5.2
3. Wesley Person-PHO 6.2
4. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 6.3
5. Jerome Kersey-LAL 6.5
Usage Pct
1. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 35.6
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 35.5
3. Grant Hill-DET 35.3
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 33.4
5. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL 32.5
Offensive Rating
1. Glen Rice-CHH 131.8
2. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 128.3
3. Wesley Person-PHO 125.0
4. Detlef Schrempf-SEA 124.8
5. Mario Elie-HOU 124.1
Defensive Rating
1. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 94.6
2. Charles Oakley-NYK 96.9
3. P.J. Brown-MIA 97.0
4. Isaac Austin-MIA 98.1
5. Bison Dele-CHI 98.6
Offensive Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 2.5
2. John Stockton*-UTA 2.3
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 2.0
4. Charles Barkley*-HOU 1.5
5. Jeff Hornacek-UTA 1.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Alonzo Mourning-MIA 1.6
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.5
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 1.4
4. Tim Hardaway-MIA 1.2
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 1.2
Win Shares
1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.9
2. John Stockton*-UTA 3.1
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 3.0
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.3
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 2.2
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Anfernee Hardaway-ORL .240
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI .235
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU .229
4. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL .215
5. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL .204