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1997–98 Seattle SuperSonics season

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1997–98 Seattle SuperSonics season

The 1997–98 Seattle SuperSonics season was the 30th season of the Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] Seattle acquired Vin Baker from the Milwaukee Bucks in a three team trade during the offseason. The Sonics finished the season first place in the Pacific Division with a 61-21 record.

In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the George Karl as head coach, as he left to coach the Bucks next season.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 23 Bobby Jackson PG/SG  United States Minnesota
2 41 Ed Elisma F  United States Georgia Tech
2 55 Mark Blount C  United States Pittsburgh

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 61 21 .744 35–6 26–15 19–5
x-Los Angeles Lakers 61 21 .744 33–8 28–13 16–8
x-Phoenix Suns 56 26 .683 5 30–11 26–15 17–7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 46 36 .561 15 26–15 20–21 14–10
Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 34 21–20 6–35 6–18
Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 42 12–29 7–34 6–18
Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 44 11–30 6–35 6–18
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Utah Jazz 62 20 .756
2 y-Seattle SuperSonics 61 21 .744 1
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 61 21 .744 1
4 x-Phoenix Suns 56 26 .683 6
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 6
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 46 36 .561 16
7 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 45 37 .549 17
8 x-Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 21
9 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 35
10 Dallas Mavericks 20 62 .244 42
11 Vancouver Grizzlies 19 63 .232 43
11 Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 43
13 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45
14 Denver Nuggets 11 71 .134 51


Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(2) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (7) Minnesota Timberwolves

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the SuperSonics and Timberwolves.
Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (SEA-MIN) Venue Box score Television
1 April 24 Seattle 108 Minnesota 83 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 TBS 9:30et
2 April 26 Seattle 93 Minnesota 98 1-1 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 April 28 Minnesota 98 Seattle 90 1-2 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 3 TBS 9:30et
4 April 30 Minnesota 88 Seattle 92 2-2 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 4 TBS 9:30et
5 May 2 Seattle 97 Minnesota 84 3-2 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 5 NBC 3:30et
Seattle wins series 3–2

West Conference Semifinals

(2) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (3) Los Angeles Lakers

Last Playoff Meeting: 1995 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-1)
Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record (SEA-LAL) Venue Box score Television
1 May 4 Seattle 106 Los Angeles 92 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 TNT 9:00et
2 May 6 Seattle 68 Los Angeles 92 1-1 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 10:30et
3 May 8 Los Angeles 119 Seattle 103 1-2 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California 3 TNT 10:30et
4 May 10 Los Angeles 112 Seattle 100 1-3 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California 4 NBC 3:00et
5 May 12 Seattle 95 Los Angeles 110 1-4 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 5 TNT 10:30et
Los Angeles wins series 4–1

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Greg Anthony
Vin Baker
James Cotton
Dale Ellis
Hersey Hawkins
Stephen Howard
Jerome Kersey
Jim McIlvaine
Nate McMillan
Gary Payton
Sam Perkins
Detlef Schrempf
Eric Snow
Aaron Williams
David Wingate
George Zidek

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Greg Anthony
Vin Baker
Dale Ellis
Hersey Hawkins
Jerome Kersey
Jim McIlvaine
Nate McMillan
Gary Payton
Sam Perkins
Detlef Schrempf
Eric Snow
Aaron Williams
David Wingate

Awards and records

Awards

Records

Transactions

Trades

Free Agents

See also

References

  1. ^ 1997-98 Seattle SuperSonics
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