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1998 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Finals MVP: Michael Jordan (33.5/4.0/2.3)

1998 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Michael Jordan (680)
TRB: Dennis Rodman (248)
AST: John Stockton (155)
WS: Michael Jordan (4.8)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Chicago Bulls over Utah Jazz (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Finals (4-3): Chicago Bulls over Indiana Pacers (Series Stats)
Western Conference Finals (4-0): Utah Jazz over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Chicago Bulls over Charlotte Hornets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1): Indiana Pacers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Seattle SuperSonics (Series Stats)
Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Utah Jazz over San Antonio Spurs (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Charlotte Hornets over Atlanta Hawks (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-0): Chicago Bulls over New Jersey Nets (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-1): Indiana Pacers over Cleveland Cavaliers (Series Stats)
Eastern Conference First Round (3-2): New York Knicks over Miami Heat (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Portland Trail Blazers (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-1): San Antonio Spurs over Phoenix Suns (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Seattle SuperSonics over Minnesota Timberwolves (Series Stats)
Western Conference First Round (3-2): Utah Jazz over Houston Rockets (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 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3120 463 976 .474 78 227 .344 385 749 .514 299 460 .650 174 347 521 295 96 101 168 320 1303 100.2
2 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 144 318 .453 23 61 .377 121 257 .471 88 114 .772 56 111 167 96 28 21 65 119 399 99.8
3 Seattle Supersonics 10 2400 356 783 .455 66 192 .344 290 591 .491 174 231 .753 127 261 388 220 87 43 127 235 952 95.2
4 New Jersey Nets 3 745 111 236 .470 7 22 .318 104 214 .486 56 74 .757 37 81 118 50 21 10 40 78 285 95.0
5 Chicago Bulls 21 5090 717 1611 .445 88 272 .324 629 1339 .470 434 591 .734 294 566 860 431 188 95 264 478 1956 93.1
6 Phoenix Suns 4 960 148 341 .434 17 51 .333 131 290 .452 59 85 .694 48 114 162 79 34 16 44 100 372 93.0
7 San Antonio Spurs 9 2185 300 649 .462 35 116 .302 265 533 .497 191 277 .690 99 293 392 156 51 63 130 199 826 91.8
8 Indiana Pacers 16 3865 512 1113 .460 87 232 .375 425 881 .482 357 470 .760 148 416 564 306 115 79 234 397 1468 91.8
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 5 1200 166 399 .416 37 98 .378 129 301 .429 82 102 .804 68 129 197 116 37 18 70 113 451 90.2
10 Utah Jazz 20 4850 667 1467 .455 66 187 .353 601 1280 .470 379 509 .745 194 602 796 446 130 97 287 520 1779 89.0
11 New York Knicks 10 2425 322 738 .436 53 136 .390 269 602 .447 189 247 .765 105 292 397 188 86 20 161 268 886 88.6
12 Atlanta Hawks 4 960 131 292 .449 27 72 .375 104 220 .473 61 89 .685 44 116 160 68 31 19 51 94 350 87.5
13 Miami Heat 5 1200 150 348 .431 36 100 .360 114 248 .460 101 148 .682 41 143 184 82 34 19 68 127 437 87.4
14 Houston Rockets 5 1200 145 377 .385 24 93 .258 121 284 .426 109 149 .732 56 156 212 81 36 25 65 119 423 84.6
15 Charlotte Hornets 9 2160 298 656 .454 32 100 .320 266 556 .478 117 171 .684 82 243 325 191 58 25 127 194 745 82.8
16 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 960 107 246 .435 7 24 .292 100 222 .450 102 141 .723 40 98 138 74 34 12 73 95 323 80.8
League Average 9 2143 296 659 .449 43 124 .344 253 535 .473 175 241 .725 101 248 349 180 67 41 123 216 810 91.2

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 Atlanta Hawks 4 960 138 284 .486 14 35 .400 124 249 .498 54 89 .607 32 109 141 89 28 11 54 85 344 86.0
2 Chicago Bulls 21 5090 683 1515 .451 77 246 .313 606 1269 .478 366 488 .750 216 563 779 405 127 65 320 531 1809 86.1
3 Utah Jazz 20 4850 617 1492 .414 82 309 .265 535 1183 .452 421 593 .710 245 565 810 338 151 110 263 480 1737 86.9
4 San Antonio Spurs 9 2185 308 721 .427 37 103 .359 271 618 .439 144 202 .713 98 251 349 187 69 39 97 227 797 88.6
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 960 131 276 .475 22 59 .373 109 217 .502 71 91 .780 34 92 126 90 36 31 59 111 355 88.8
6 Charlotte Hornets 9 2160 302 676 .447 45 134 .336 257 542 .474 150 205 .732 108 263 371 179 72 40 110 189 799 88.8
7 Indiana Pacers 16 3865 512 1164 .440 64 182 .352 448 982 .456 344 474 .726 201 429 630 305 139 58 248 420 1432 89.5
8 Miami Heat 5 1200 155 358 .433 23 61 .377 132 297 .444 115 146 .788 56 153 209 95 42 7 73 132 448 89.6
9 New York Knicks 10 2425 310 709 .437 62 174 .356 248 535 .464 226 307 .736 87 286 373 173 75 41 140 219 908 90.8
10 Houston Rockets 5 1200 168 368 .457 17 45 .378 151 323 .467 104 150 .693 48 171 219 106 39 29 68 119 457 91.4
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 5 1200 180 383 .470 32 106 .302 148 277 .534 88 113 .779 57 148 205 115 42 19 69 112 480 96.0
12 Seattle Supersonics 10 2400 359 772 .465 78 191 .408 281 581 .484 180 249 .723 145 266 411 245 69 62 140 221 976 97.6
13 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3120 468 1006 .465 73 177 .412 395 829 .476 278 362 .768 161 351 512 305 91 75 185 366 1287 99.0
14 Phoenix Suns 4 960 147 298 .493 22 62 .355 125 236 .530 86 132 .652 41 136 177 80 25 29 58 79 402 100.5
15 New Jersey Nets 3 745 113 236 .479 17 39 .436 96 197 .487 65 95 .684 45 74 119 72 26 13 43 68 308 102.7
16 Portland Trail Blazers 4 960 146 292 .500 18 60 .300 128 232 .552 106 162 .654 39 111 150 95 35 34 47 97 416 104.0
League Average 9 2143 296 659 .449 43 124 .344 253 535 .473 175 241 .725 101 248 349 180 67 41 123 216 810 91.2

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 21 15 6 .714 15.7 5.3 109.7 101.4 84.1 .367 .169 .472 .124 .343 .269 .476 .156 .724 .242
2 Utah Jazz 20 13 7 .650 11.7 8.3 102.8 100.4 85.6 .347 .127 .477 .145 .256 .258 .441 .130 .711 .282
3 Indiana Pacers 16 10 6 .625 9.4 6.6 107.0 104.4 85.2 .422 .208 .499 .151 .256 .321 .467 .153 .674 .296
4 Los Angeles Lakers 13 7 6 .538 7.1 5.9 113.3 111.9 88.4 .471 .233 .514 .125 .331 .306 .501 .137 .683 .276
5 Charlotte Hornets 9 4 5 .444 2.5 6.5 99.0 106.2 83.6 .261 .152 .479 .148 .238 .178 .480 .126 .692 .222
6 Seattle Supersonics 10 4 6 .400 4.1 5.9 111.4 114.3 85.4 .295 .245 .497 .126 .323 .222 .516 .137 .643 .233
7 San Antonio Spurs 9 4 5 .444 5.6 3.4 105.1 101.4 86.3 .427 .179 .489 .144 .283 .294 .453 .107 .749 .200
8 New York Knicks 10 4 6 .400 4.1 5.9 101.1 103.6 86.7 .335 .184 .472 .160 .269 .256 .481 .142 .770 .319
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 .400 1.5 3.5 104.6 111.4 86.2 .256 .246 .462 .136 .315 .206 .512 .138 .694 .230
10 Miami Heat 5 2 3 .400 2.1 2.9 101.8 104.3 85.9 .425 .287 .483 .141 .211 .290 .465 .147 .719 .321
11 Houston Rockets 5 2 3 .400 1.3 3.7 95.5 103.2 88.6 .395 .247 .416 .128 .247 .289 .480 .135 .765 .283
12 Phoenix Suns 4 1 3 .250 1.0 3.0 101.8 110.0 91.4 .249 .150 .459 .104 .261 .173 .530 .140 .735 .289
13 Portland Trail Blazers 4 1 3 .250 1.4 2.6 109.4 114.1 91.2 .358 .192 .489 .150 .335 .277 .531 .115 .740 .363
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 4 1 3 .250 0.8 3.2 97.6 107.3 82.7 .573 .098 .449 .192 .303 .415 .514 .157 .742 .257
15 Atlanta Hawks 4 1 3 .250 2.2 1.8 104.7 102.9 83.6 .305 .247 .495 .133 .288 .209 .511 .143 .784 .190
16 New Jersey Nets 3 0 3 .000 0.8 2.2 107.3 116.0 85.5 .314 .093 .485 .130 .333 .237 .515 .134 .643 .275
League Average 8.9 4.4 4.4 .500 4.5 4.4 105.6 105.6 85.9 .366 .188 .481 .139 .289 .265 .481 .139 .711 .265

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 872
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 836
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 795
4. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 722
5. Bryon Russell-UTA 698

Field Goals

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 243
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 198
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 158
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 122
5. Toni Kukoc-CHI 106

Field Goal Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 526
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 420
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 294
4. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 258
5. Reggie Miller*-IND 230

3-Pt Field Goals

1. Reggie Miller*-IND 38
2. John Starks-NYK 25
3. Toni Kukoc-CHI 23
  Bryon Russell-UTA 23
5. Nick Van Exel-LAL 22

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1. Reggie Miller*-IND 95
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 79
3. Nick Van Exel-LAL 70
4. Bryon Russell-UTA 63
5. Toni Kukoc-CHI 61

Free Throws

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 181
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 130
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 91
4. Reggie Miller*-IND 85
5. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 80

Free Throw Attempts

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 223
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 165
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 159
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 134
5. David Robinson*-SAS 96

Offensive Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 99
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 49
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 48
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 47
5. Dale Davis-IND 44

Defensive Rebounds

1. Karl Malone*-UTA 170
2. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 149
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 101
4. David Robinson*-SAS 86
5. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 84

Total Rebounds

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 248
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 217
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 150
4. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 132
5. David Robinson*-SAS 127

Assists

1. John Stockton*-UTA 155
2. Mark Jackson-IND 133
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 110
4. Howard Eisley-UTA 81
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 74

Steals

1. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 45
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 32
3. John Stockton*-UTA 31
4. Toni Kukoc-CHI 26
  Eddie Jones-LAL 26

Blocks

1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 37
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 34
3. David Robinson*-SAS 30
4. Tim Duncan-SAS 23
5. Eddie Jones-LAL 21

Turnovers

1. Karl Malone*-UTA 60
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 51
3. John Stockton*-UTA 48
4. Mark Jackson-IND 47
5. Michael Jordan*-CHI 45

Personal Fouls

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 88
2. Luc Longley-CHI 73
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 69
4. Rik Smits-IND 67
5. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 66

Points

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 680
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 526
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 396
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 353
5. Reggie Miller*-IND 319

Field Goal Pct

1. Dale Davis-IND .651
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL .612
3. Avery Johnson-SAS .604
4. Anthony Mason-CHH .576
5. Steve Smith-ATL .574

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1. Eldridge Recasner-ATL .583
2. George McCloud-PHO .571
3. Walt Williams-POR .533
4. Steve Smith-ATL .500
5. Anthony Peeler-MIN .484

Free Throw Pct

1. Damon Stoudamire-POR 1.000
2. Vinny Del Negro-SAS .941
3. Gary Payton*-SEA .940
4. Howard Eisley-UTA .923
5. Charles Oakley-NYK .920

Minutes Per Game

1. Tim Hardaway-MIA 44.4
2. Gary Payton*-SEA 42.8
3. Jason Kidd-PHO 42.8
4. Anthony Peeler-MIN 42.6
5. Stephon Marbury-MIN 41.8

Points Per Game

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 32.4
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 30.5
3. Karl Malone*-UTA 26.3
4. Shawn Kemp-CLE 26.0
  Tim Hardaway-MIA 26.0

Rebounds Per Game

1. David Robinson*-SAS 14.1
2. Antonio McDyess-PHO 13.2
3. Dikembe Mutombo-ATL 12.8
4. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 11.8
5. Vlade Divac-CHH 10.9

Assists Per Game

1. Damon Stoudamire-POR 9.5
2. Sherman Douglas-NJN 8.3
3. Mark Jackson-IND 8.3
4. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 8.2
5. John Stockton*-UTA 7.8
  Jason Kidd-PHO 7.8

Steals Per Game

1. Jason Kidd-PHO 4.0
2. Brevin Knight-CLE 2.5
3. Stephon Marbury-MIN 2.4
4. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.1
5. Anthony Peeler-MIN 2.0
  Charlie Ward-NYK 2.0
  Eddie Jones-LAL 2.0

Blocks Per Game

1. David Robinson*-SAS 3.3
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 3.2
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 2.6
4. Tim Duncan-SAS 2.6
5. Alonzo Mourning*-MIA 2.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 31.0
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI 28.1
3. Shawn Kemp-CLE 25.9
4. Steve Smith-ATL 24.2
5. Karl Malone*-UTA 24.2

True Shooting Pct

1. Steve Smith-ATL .660
2. Robert Horry-LAL .636
3. Hersey Hawkins-SEA .634
4. Avery Johnson-SAS .632
5. Dale Davis-IND .618

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. George McCloud-PHO .659
2. Dale Davis-IND .651
3. Steve Smith-ATL .647
4. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL .612
5. Avery Johnson-SAS .604

Offensive Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 16.3
2. Will Perdue-SAS 15.7
3. Shawn Kemp-CLE 15.3
4. David Robinson*-SAS 14.5
5. Corie Blount-LAL 13.6

Defensive Rebound Pct

1. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 27.9
2. David Robinson*-SAS 27.2
3. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 26.9
4. Vlade Divac-CHH 26.0
5. Kevin Willis-HOU 24.5

Total Rebound Pct

1. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 21.3
2. David Robinson*-SAS 21.2
3. Shawn Kemp-CLE 19.6
4. Will Perdue-SAS 18.5
5. Corie Blount-LAL 18.5

Assist Pct

1. Mark Jackson-IND 48.5
2. John Stockton*-UTA 47.1
3. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 40.1
4. Charlie Ward-NYK 39.9
5. Howard Eisley-UTA 39.4

Steal Pct

1. Jason Kidd-PHO 4.9
2. Charlie Ward-NYK 4.2
3. Scott Burrell-CHI 4.2
4. Mookie Blaylock-ATL 3.4
5. Derek Fisher-LAL 3.3

Block Pct

1. Greg Ostertag-UTA 9.0
2. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 6.3
3. David Robinson*-SAS 6.0
4. Kevin Garnett-MIN 5.4
5. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 5.1

Turnover Pct

1. Dale Ellis-SEA 3.5
2. Terry Porter-MIN 5.3
3. Steve Kerr-CHI 5.5
4. Steve Smith-ATL 6.2
5. Glen Rice-CHH 6.4

Usage Pct

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 36.6
2. Shawn Kemp-CLE 35.4
3. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 34.3
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 34.1
5. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 31.5

Offensive Rating

1. Hersey Hawkins-SEA 137.6
2. Steve Kerr-CHI 135.5
3. Steve Smith-ATL 130.6
4. Robert Horry-LAL 127.6
5. Eddie Jones-LAL 126.1

Defensive Rating

1. David Robinson*-SAS 93.4
2. Greg Ostertag-UTA 94.6
3. Hakeem Olajuwon*-HOU 96.3
4. Karl Malone*-UTA 96.4
5. Scott Burrell-CHI 97.2

Offensive Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 3.6
2. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL 1.8
3. Gary Payton*-SEA 1.7
4. Reggie Miller*-IND 1.6
5. Eddie Jones-LAL 1.5

Defensive Win Shares

1. Karl Malone*-UTA 1.7
2. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 1.5
3. Dennis Rodman*-CHI 1.2
4. Michael Jordan*-CHI 1.2
5. Bryon Russell-UTA 1.1

Win Shares

1. Michael Jordan*-CHI 4.8
2. Karl Malone*-UTA 3.0
3. Scottie Pippen*-CHI 2.9
4. Toni Kukoc-CHI 2.4
5. John Stockton*-UTA 2.2

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Steve Smith-ATL .269
2. Michael Jordan*-CHI .265
3. John Starks-NYK .208
4. Hersey Hawkins-SEA .206
5. Shaquille O'Neal-LAL .200