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 NBA 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

More awards

Citizenship award: Brian Grant (Portland Trail Blazers).

Sportsmanship award: Hersey Hawkins (Seattle SuperSonics).