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1998–99 Utah Jazz Season

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1998–99 Utah Jazz Season

Utah Jazz season
Midwest Division Champions
Head coach Jerry Sloan
Arena Delta Center
Results
Record 37–13 (.740)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

The 1998–99 Utah Jazz season was the team's 25th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 62–20 output from the previous season. Without a complete season to work with, they finished 37–13 and qualified for the playoffs for the sixteenth straight season.[1] Karl Malone was named Most Valauble Player of the Year.[2]

In the Western Conference Quarterfinals, they defeated the Sacramento Kings in five games, but lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in the semifinals.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 29 Nazr Mohammed C/PF  United States Kentucky
2 57 Torraye Braggs  United States Xavier

Roster

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Regular season

Season standings

# 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


Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(3) Utah Jazz vs. (6) Sacramento Kings: Jazz win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 8): Utah 117, Sacramento 87
  • Game 2 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 10): Sacramento 101, Utah 90
  • Game 3 @ ARCO Arena, Sacramento (May 12): Sacramento 84, Utah 81 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ ARCO Arena, Sacramento (May 14): Utah 90, Sacramento 89
  • Game 5 @ Delta Center, Salt Lake City (May 16): Utah 99, Sacramento 92 (OT)

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Jazz and Kings.

West Conference Semifinals

(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)

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 1998-99 Utah Jazz
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