1997-98 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1998

NBA Champion: Chicago Bulls

NBA Finals:  Utah Jazz (W)  2  Chicago Bulls (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)

Main players: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls), Karl Malone, John Stockton, Bryon Russell (Utah Jazz).

Best players for the 1997-98 NBA season

Regular Season MVP: Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls).

All-NBA first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Rod Strickland (Washington Wizards), Tim Hardaway (Miami Heat), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Vin Baker (Seattle SuperSonics), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-NBA third team: Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers), Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings), Glen Rice (Charlotte Hornets), Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls), Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsMichael JordanSG/SFChicago Bulls28.7
ReboundsDennis RodmanPF/SFChicago Bulls15.0
BlocksMarcus CambyCToronto Raptors3.7
AssistsRod StricklandPGWashington Wizards10.5
StealsMookie BlaylockPGAtlanta Hawks2.6
EfficiencyShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers28.8
3-point field goalsWesley PersonSG/SFCleveland Cavaliers192

NBA Sixth Man: Danny Manning (Phoenix Suns).

Most Improved Player: Alan Henderson (Atlanta Hawks).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1997-98 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Karl Malone810.59.63/18.1753.00.02/0.0728.67.75/10.1976.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan820.58.61/15.7054.80.00/0.120.03.89/5.8866.20.10.00.00.00.00.3
David Robinson730.57.45/14.5951.10.01/0.0520.06.64/9.0473.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kevin Garnett820.57.74/15.7749.10.04/0.2020.02.99/4.0573.80.10.10.00.00.00.2
Chris Webber710.69.11/18.8948.20.92/2.8931.82.76/4.6958.80.10.10.00.00.00.3
Michael Jordan820.510.74/23.0946.50.37/1.5424.06.89/8.7978.40.10.00.00.00.00.4
Grant Hill810.57.59/16.8045.20.04/0.2615.45.91/7.9974.00.10.10.00.00.00.3
Gary Payton820.57.06/15.5945.31.63/4.8433.73.40/4.5774.40.10.10.00.00.00.2
Rod Strickland760.56.45/14.8743.40.16/0.6325.44.70/6.4772.60.10.10.00.00.00.2
Dikembe Mutombo820.44.87/9.0653.80.00/0.000,03.70/5.5167.20.10.00.00.00.00.2

More awards

Citizenship award: Steve Smith (Atlanta Hawks).

Sportsmanship award: Avery Johnson (San Antonio Spurs).