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1997-98 Utah Jazz season

1997-98 Utah Jazz season

The 1997-98 Utah Jazz season saw the Jazz qualify for the NBA Finals.

Offseason

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 27 Jacque Vaughn (G) Kansas

Roster

  • Karl Malone, F
  • Jeff Hornacek, G
  • John Stockton, G
  • Byron Russell, F
  • Shandon Anderson F-G
  • Howard Eisley G
  • Adam Keefe F
  • Greg Foster F-C
  • Antoine Carr F-C
  • Greg Ostertag C
  • Chris Morris F
  • Jacque Vaughn G
  • Troy Hudson G
  • William Cunningham

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Utah Jazz 62 20 .756 -
San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 6
Minnesota Timberwolves 45 37 .549 17
Houston Rockets 41 41 .500 21
Dallas Mavericks 20 62 .244 42
Vancouver Grizzlies 19 63 .232 43
Denver Nuggets 11 71 .134 51

Game log

1997-98 Game Log
1997-98 Schedule

Playoffs

  • Western Conference First Round (3-2): Utah Jazz over Houston Rockets
  • Western Conference Semifinals (4-1): Utah Jazz over San Antonio Spurs
  • Western Conference Finals (4-0): Utah Jazz over Los Angeles Lakers

Legend: OT denotes a game decided in overtime

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 3 Utah 88-85 (OT) Chicago
Game 2 June 5 Utah 88-93 Chicago
Game 3 June 7 Chicago 96-54 Utah
Game 4 June 10 Chicago 86-82 Utah
Game 5 June 12 Chicago 81-83 Utah
Game 6 June 14 Utah 86-87 Chicago
Bulls win series 4-2

Player statistics

Legend

Season

Player GP GS MP FG% 3FG% FT REB AST STL BLK PTS
Karl Malone 81 81 3030 .530 .333 628 834 316 96 70 2190

Playoffs

Awards and records

  • Karl Malone, NBA Leader, Free Throw Attempts (825)

Transactions

Trades

Free Agents

Additions

Player Signed Former team

Subtractions

Player Left New team

References

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