1998-99 Houston Rockets Season
1998-99 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich
Arena Compaq Center
Results
Record 31-19 (.620)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West first round
(Lost to Lakers 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Southwest, KIAH
< 1997-98 1999-00 >

The 1998-99 NBA season was the Rockets' 32nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 28th season in Houston.[1] To replace the retiring Clyde Drexler, the Rockets acquired All-Star forward Scottie Pippen from the Chicago Bulls after a four-month lockout.[2] The team also signed free agent Antoine Carr, who appeared in two NBA Finals appearances with the Utah Jazz. With the addition of Pippen along with Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley, plus re-acquiring three-point specialist Sam Mack from the Vancouver Grizzlies at midseason, the Rockets played solid basketball posting a nine-game winning streak in March, and finished third in the Midwest Division with a 31-19 record. Pippen had a solid season averaging 14.5 points, while rookies Michael Dickerson and Cuttino Mobley were both selected to the All-Rookie Second Team.

However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Rockets lost three games to one to the Los Angeles Lakers. After the defeat, Houston didn't return to the playoffs until 2004. Pippen spent only one season with the Rockets, and was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers before the following season.[3] Also following the season, Dickerson and Carr were traded along with Othella Harrington, and Brent Price to the Vancouver Grizzlies, Mack and Matt Maloney were both released, and Eddie Johnson retired.

Offseason

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Michael Dickerson SG  United States Arizona
1 16 Bryce Drew PG  United States Valparaiso
1 18 Mirsad Türkcan PF  Turkey Efes Pilsen
2 41 Cuttino Mobley SG  United States Rhode Island

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740 - 21-4 16-9 17-4
x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740 - 22-3 15-10 15-3
x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6 19-6 12-13 12-9
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12 18-7 7-18 11-9
Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18 15-10 4-21 8-12
Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23 12-13 2-23 5-16
Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29 7-18 1-24 3-18
# 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


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1998-99 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta -- 3-0 3-0 3-1 2-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-1 1-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 2-1 2-2 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 2-1
Boston 0-3 -- 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 1-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-3 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-1
Charlotte 0-3 2-1 -- 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-2 0-0 3-0 1-3 1-2 1-2 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 2-1
Chicago 1-3 1-2 1-2 -- 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-0 1-2
Cleveland 1-2 2-2 1-2 3-0 -- 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-3 0-0 1-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 3-0 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 0-0 1-2
Dallas 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 -- 2-1 0-1 2-2 2-2 0-0 3-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-3 0-3 2-2 1-3 0-3 0-0 0-3 2-1 0-0
Denver 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 -- 0-0 1-3 0-4 0-1 3-0 1-2 0-1 1-0 0-3 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-4 2-2 0-0 1-2 3-1 0-1
Detroit 2-1 3-0 0-3 3-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 -- 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 1-3 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 2-1
Golden State 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-1 0-0 -- 0-3 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 2-2 1-2 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-4 4-0 0-0
Houston 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-2 4-0 0-0 3-0 -- 0-0 3-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-2 2-1 3-0 0-3 2-1 1-0 0-3 4-0 0-0
Indiana 1-3 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 -- 0-0 1-0 2-2 3-0 0-0 3-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 3-0
L.A. Clippers 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 -- 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 1-2 0-3 0-3 0-1 1-3 1-3 0-0
L.A. Lakers 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 3-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-1 4-0 -- 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 3-1 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 1-3 2-1 0-0
Miami 3-0 0-3 2-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 -- 2-1 0-1 3-1 2-2 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-1 0-0 3-0
Milwaukee 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 2-1 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 -- 1-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-1
Minnesota 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3-0 1-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 0-1 -- 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-3 3-1 2-2 2-1 0-1 0-3 3-1 0-0
New Jersey 2-1 2-1 0-3 1-2 0-3 1-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-2 0-0 -- 0-3 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1
New York 1-2 2-1 3-1 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 2-2 1-2 1-0 3-0 -- 0-3 3-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1
Orlando 2-2 2-1 2-1 3-0 2-1 0-1 0-0 4-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-1 0-0 3-0 3-0 -- 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1
Philadelphia 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 2-1 0-0 2-1 1-3 2-1 -- 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2
Phoenix 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 3-1 3-0 0-1 2-1 2-2 0-0 3-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 -- 0-3 0-3 2-2 3-0 0-0 2-2 3-0 0-0
Portland 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-0 -- 4-0 1-3 2-2 0-0 1-2 4-0 0-0
Sacramento 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-0 0-0 2-1 0-3 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 3-0 0-4 -- 1-2 2-2 0-0 1-2 4-0 1-0
San Antonio 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 3-1 4-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-2 3-1 2-1 -- 2-1 0-1 2-1 3-0 0-0
Seattle 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 2-2 0-1 2-1 1-2 0-0 3-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-3 2-2 2-2 1-2 -- 0-0 2-2 2-1 0-1
Toronto 1-2 2-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 0-0 0-3 1-3 1-0 1-2 2-1 2-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 -- 0-0 1-0 2-2
Utah 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 0-1 4-0 3-0 0-0 3-1 3-1 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-1 2-1 1-2 2-2 0-0 -- 3-0 1-0
Vancouver 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-4 0-1 3-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-3 0-3 0-4 0-3 1-2 0-1 0-3 -- 0-0
Washington 1-2 1-3 1-2 2-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-1 0-0 --

Game log

Date Opponent Score Result Record
February 5 @ LA Lakers 91-99 Loss 0-1
February 6 @ Golden State 86-84 Win 1-1
February 8 Denver 99-80 Win 2-1
February 10 Sacramento 92-82 Win 3-1
February 11 @ Dallas 105-95 Win 4-1
February 16 Phoenix 109-92 Win 5-1
February 17 @ Minnesota 102-116 Loss 5-2
February 18 @ New Jersey 93-92 (OT) Win 6-2
February 20 @ Miami 71-81 Loss 6-3
February 21 @ Orlando 83-109 Loss 6-4
February 23 Seattle 98-86 Win 7-4
February 25 Atlanta 87-93 Loss 7-5
February 27 @ Vancouver 86-74 Win 8-5
February 28 @ LA Lakers 90-106 Loss 8-6
March 2 San Antonio 82-99 Loss 8-7
March 4 LA Clippers 96-77 Win 9-7
March 6 @ Vancouver 107-92 Win 10-7
March 7 @ Portland 71-111 Loss 10-8
March 9 Denver 84-75 Win 11-8
March 11 Vancouver 102-91 Win 12-8
March 13 Cleveland 100-89 Win 13-8
March 14 @ Phoenix 90-104 Loss 13-9
March 16 Portland 101-93 Win 14-9
March 17 @ Denver 114-109 Win 15-9
March 20 Phoenix 103-93 (OT) Win 16-9
March 22 Sacramento 110-100 Win 17-9
March 24 @ Dallas 88-78 Win 18-9
March 25 Toronto 113-104 Win 19-9
March 27 @ Golden State 87-86 Win 20-9
March 28 @ Sacramento 107-93 Win 21-9
March 30 @ LA Clippers 104-95 Win 22-9
April 1 @ Utah 87-88 Loss 22-10
April 4 @ Seattle 84-101 Loss 22-11
April 6 Golden State 111-74 Win 23-11
April 8 San Antonio 83-92 Loss 23-12
April 11 @ Utah 76-85 Loss 23-13
April 12 @ Minnesota 95-90 Win 24-13
April 14 Vancouver 102-85 Win 25-13
April 15 Portland 86-76 Win 26-13
April 18 @ San Antonio 83-86 Loss 26-14
April 19 Seattle 120-113 Win 27-14
April 21 Dallas 95-109 Loss 27-15
April 23 @ LA Clippers 101-106 (OT) Loss 27-16
April 25 @ Phoenix 71-95 Loss 27-17
April 26 LA Lakers 102-80 Win 28-17
April 29 Dallas 81-91 Loss 28-18
April 30 Utah 78-91 Loss 28-19
May 2 LA Clippers 110-84 Win 29-19
May 4 Minnesota 100-83 Win 30-19
May 5 @ Denver 95-88 Win 31-19
May 9 (First Round, Game 1) @ LA Lakers 100-101 Loss 0-1
May 11 (First Round, Game 2) @ LA Lakers 98-110 Loss 0-2
May 13 (First Round, Game 3) LA Lakers 102-88 Win 1-2
May 15 (First Round, Game 4) LA Lakers 88-98 Loss 1-3

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Houston Rockets: Lakers win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1996 Western Conference First Round (Houston won 3-1)

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

Awards

Records

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

See also

References

  1. ^ 1998-99 Houston Rockets
  2. ^ "Bulls Shippin' Pippen". Chicago Tribune. January 19, 1999. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Rockets Are Sending Pippen To Trail Blazers for Six Players". New York Times. October 2, 1999. Retrieved 2017. 

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