1998-99 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1999

NBA Champion: San Antonio Spurs

NBA Finals:  San Antonio Spurs (W)  4  New York Knicks (E)  1

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

Main players: Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Avery Johnson (San Antonio Spurs), Marcus Camby, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston (New York Knicks).

Best players for the 1998-99 season

Regular Season MVP: Karl Malone (Utah Jazz).

All-NBA first team: Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-NBA second team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Tim Hardaway (Miami Heat), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA third team: John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Antonio McDyess (Denver Nuggets), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers26.8
ReboundsChris WebberPFSacramento Kings13.0
BlocksAlonzo MourningCMiami Heat3.9
AssistsJason KiddPG/SGPhoenix Suns10.8
StealsKendall GillSG/SFNew Jersey Nets2.7
EfficiencyShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers30.6
3-point field goalsDee BrownPGToronto Raptors135

NBA Sixth Man: Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic).

Most Improved Player: Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Shaquille O'Neal490.710.41/18.0657.60.00/0.020.05.49/10.1654.00.20.00.00.10.00.5
Karl Malone490.88.02/16.2749.30.00/0.020.07.71/9.8078.70.20.10.00.10.00.5
Tim Duncan500.88.36/16.9049.50.02/0.1414.34.94/7.1669.00.20.00.00.10.10.4
Jason Kidd500.86.20/13.9644.40.90/2.4636.63.62/4.7875.70.10.20.00.10.00.3
Alonzo Mourning460.87.04/13.7851.10.00/0.040.06.00/9.2065.20.20.00.00.10.10.4
Kevin Garnett470.88.81/19.1546.00.09/0.3030.03.09/4.3870.50.20.10.00.10.00.4
Antonio McDyess500.88.30/17.6447.10.02/0.1811.14.60/6.7668.00.20.00.00.10.00.4
Hakeem Olajuwon500.77.46/14.5051.40.08/0.2630.83.90/5.4471.70.20.00.00.10.00.4
Gary Payton500.88.02/18.4643.41.66/5.6229.53.98/5.5272.10.10.20.00.10.00.4
Grant Hill500.77.68/16.0447.90.00/0.280.05.70/7.5875.20.10.10.00.10.00.4

Best defensive players for the 1998-99 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-Defensive first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Scottie Pippen (Houston Rockets), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

All-Defensive second team: Mookie Blaylock (Atlanta Hawks), Eddie Jones (Charlotte Hornets), P.J. Brown (Miami Heat), Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks), Theo Ratliff (Philadelphia 76ers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1998-99 season

Rookie of the Year: Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors).

All-Rookies first team: Jason Williams (Sacramento Kings), Mike Bibby (Vancouver Grizzlies), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Matt Harpring (Orlando Magic), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics).

All-Rookies second team: Michael Dickerson (Houston Rockets), Cuttino Mobley (Houston Rockets), Antawn Jamison (Golden State Warriors), Michael Olowokandi (Los Angeles Clippers), Michael Doleac (Orlando Magic).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
FebruaryAllen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
MarchTim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
AprilJason Kidd (Phoenix Suns)

Players of the Week: Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Stephon Marbury (Minnesota Timberwolves), Antonio McDyess (Denver Nuggets), Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat), Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks), Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings).

More awards

Citizenship award: Brian Grant (Portland Trail Blazers).

Sportsmanship award: Hersey Hawkins (Seattle SuperSonics).