1999 NBA playoffs
DatesMay 8–June 25, 1999
Season1998–99
Teams16
ChampionsSan Antonio Spurs (1st title)
Runners-upNew York Knicks (8th finals appearance)
Semifinalists

The 1999 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association’s 1998-99 season. The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs defeating the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks 4 games to 1. Tim Duncan was named NBA Finals MVP.

The 1999 Playoffs are memorable in that a #8 seed (the Knicks) made it to the Finals for the only time in history, and that it came after a lockout-shortened 50-game season. It also featured the Philadelphia 76ers’ and Milwaukee Bucks’ first trip to the playoffs since 1991 (coincidentally they faced each other in the opening round that year), and it was also the 76ers’ first appearance since drafting Allen Iverson with the #1 overall pick in 1996. Iverson later led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals. The Bulls, despite being defending champions, missed the playoffs for the first time since 1984 (mostly due to the second retirement of Michael Jordan and the departures of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman). They also became the first defending champion since the 1969–70 Boston Celtics to miss the playoffs.

Although the Spurs had home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, they played more road games (9) than home games (8), as all their series were won on the road, which included back-to-back sweeps of the Lakers and Blazers (who would meet in next year's West Finals). They won twelve straight games, and finished 15–2 for a postseason record previously equalled by the 1991 Chicago Bulls and beaten only by a 15–1 playoff record with the only loss in overtime from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001, and by a 16–1 playoff record from the Golden State Warriors in 2017.

After losing their Eastern Conference Semifinal series to the Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks did not return to the playoffs until 2008.

Game 4 of the Spurs–Lakers series was the last NBA game ever played in the Great Western Forum.

Game 5 of the Knicks–Pacers series was the last meaningful NBA game ever played at Market Square Arena.

Game 5 of the Hawks–Pistons series is the last NBA playoff game played in a college basketball-specific arena (Georgia Tech's then-named Alexander Memorial Coliseum), and among the final NBA games played in a college basketball-specific arena. Many teams formerly played playoff games on college campuses, especially in the NBA's early days, but the increasing professionalization and ownership of arena times made the practice obsolete.

For the first time since 1991, no series went to seven games.

After spending their first thirteen seasons in Sacramento in mediocrity, with no winning record and two playoff appearances in 1986 and 1996, the Kings franchise made the first of eight consecutive playoff appearances, which included a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2002.

Game 4 of the Lakers–Rockets series turned out to be the final postseason appearance in Charles Barkley’s Hall of Fame career.

This was the last NBA postseason to feature back-to-backs in the conference semifinals.

Bracket

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Miami* 2  
E8 New York 3  
  E8 New York 4  
  E4 Atlanta 0  
E4 Atlanta 3
E5 Detroit 2  
  E8 New York 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Indiana* 2  
E3 Orlando 1  
E6 Philadelphia 3  
  E6 Philadelphia 0
  E2 Indiana* 4  
E2 Indiana* 3
E7 Milwaukee 0  
  E8 New York 1
  W1 San Antonio* 4
W1 San Antonio* 3  
W8 Minnesota 1  
  W1 San Antonio* 4
  W4 LA Lakers 0  
W4 LA Lakers 3
W5 Houston 1  
  W1 San Antonio* 4
Western Conference
  W2 Portland* 0  
W3 Utah 3  
W6 Sacramento 2  
  W3 Utah 2
  W2 Portland* 4  
W2 Portland* 3
W7 Phoenix 0  


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


First Round

Eastern Conference First Round

(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) New York Knicks

May 8
New York Knicks 95, Miami Heat 75
Scoring by quarter: 28–18, 20–13, 22–23, 25–21
Pts: Houston, Sprewell 22 each
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 15
Asts: Charlie Ward 6
Pts: Alonzo Mourning 27
Rebs: Dan Majerle 10
Asts: Tim Hardaway 3
New York leads series, 1–0
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,036
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
May 10
New York Knicks 73, Miami Heat 83
Scoring by quarter: 15–23, 20–23, 20–17, 18–20
Pts: Patrick Ewing 16
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 15
Asts: Charlie Ward 5
Pts: Alonzo Mourning 26
Rebs: Majerle, Mourning 8 each
Asts: Tim Hardaway 11
Series tied, 1–1
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,200
Referees: Dan Crawford, Nolan Fine, Bernie Fryer
May 12
Miami Heat 73, New York Knicks 97
Scoring by quarter: 25–20, 12–25, 11–28, 25–24
Pts: Alonzo Mourning 18
Rebs: P. J. Brown 8
Asts: Tim Hardaway 5
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 20
Rebs: Marcus Camby 9
Asts: Charlie Ward 4
New York leads series, 2–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Forte, David Jones, Mike Mathis
May 14
Miami Heat 87, New York Knicks 72
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 15–20, 18–18, 29–10
Pts: Mourning, Porter 16 each
Rebs: Alonzo Mourning 13
Asts: Terry Porter 7
Pts: Houston, Ward 12 each
Rebs: Larry Johnson 12
Asts: Charlie Ward 4
Series tied, 2–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bob Delaney, Tom Washington
May 16
New York Knicks 78, Miami Heat 77
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 14–18, 23–19, 18–17
Pts: Patrick Ewing 22
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 11
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Alonzo Mourning 21
Rebs: P. J. Brown 12
Asts: Tim Hardaway 8
New York wins series, 3–2
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 14,985
Referees: Jim Clark, Hugh Evans, Eddie F. Rush

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece.

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (7) Milwaukee Bucks

May 9
Milwaukee Bucks 88, Indiana Pacers 110
Scoring by quarter: 24–27, 22–33, 26–21, 16–29
Pts: Ray Allen 22
Rebs: Glenn Robinson 7
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Jalen Rose 24
Rebs: Dale Davis 15
Asts: Mark Jackson 12
Indiana leads series, 1–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,560
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Bennett Salvatore, Don Vaden
May 11
Milwaukee Bucks 107, Indiana Pacers 108 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 28–23, 12–28, 32–17, 29–33Overtime: 6–7
Pts: Ray Allen 25
Rebs: Glenn Robinson 12
Asts: Sam Cassell 11
Pts: Reggie Miller 30
Rebs: Antonio Davis 8
Asts: Jalen Rose 9
Indiana leads series, 2–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,608
Referees: Hue Hollins, Jack Nies, Greg Willard
May 13
Indiana Pacers 99, Milwaukee Bucks 91
Scoring by quarter: 30–27, 23–25, 25–23, 21–16
Pts: Reggie Miller 33
Rebs: Dale Davis 7
Asts: Mark Jackson 10
Pts: Glenn Robinson 23
Rebs: Ray Allen 11
Asts: Sam Cassell 12
Indiana wins series, 3–0
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 18,717
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Terry Durham, Tommy Nunez Sr.

This was the first playoff meeting between the Pacers and the Bucks.[2]

(3) Orlando Magic vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers

May 9
Philadelphia 76ers 104, Orlando Magic 90
Scoring by quarter: 31–22, 19–25, 20–22, 34–21
Pts: Allen Iverson 30
Rebs: George Lynch 12
Asts: Allen Iverson 7
Pts: Penny Hardaway 19
Rebs: Horace Grant 10
Asts: Armstrong, Hardaway 6 each
Philadelphia leads series, 1–0
Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 15,267
Referees: Joe Forte, Mike Mathis, Greg Willard
May 11
Philadelphia 76ers 68, Orlando Magic 79
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 16–20, 21–23, 20–20
Pts: Allen Iverson 13
Rebs: Theo Ratliff 8
Asts: George Lynch 6
Pts: Penny Hardaway 22
Rebs: Nick Anderson 8
Asts: three players 4 each
Series tied, 1–1
Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 16,345
Referees: Terry Durham, Jess Kersey, Tommy Nunez Sr.
May 13
Orlando Magic 85, Philadelphia 76ers 97
Scoring by quarter: 15–23, 16–23, 24–29, 30–22
Pts: Nick Anderson 23
Rebs: Matt Harpring 10
Asts: Darrell Armstrong 7
Pts: Allen Iverson 33
Rebs: Tyrone Hill 9
Asts: Eric Snow 8
Philadelphia leads series, 2–1
First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 20,874
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Hue Hollins, Ken Mauer
May 15
Orlando Magic 91, Philadelphia 76ers 101
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 18–24, 35–30, 20–24
Pts: Nick Anderson 29
Rebs: Austin, Grant 8 each
Asts: Darrell Armstrong 8
Pts: Allen Iverson 37
Rebs: George Lynch 10
Asts: Allen Iverson 9
Philadelphia wins series, 3–1
First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 20,550
Referees: Ted Bernhardt, Ronnie Nunn, Bennett Salvatore


This was the first playoff meeting between the Magic and the 76ers.[3]

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons

May 8
Detroit Pistons 70, Atlanta Hawks 90
Scoring by quarter: 19–28, 24–21, 11–24, 16–17
Pts: Grant Hill 26
Rebs: Bison Dele 9
Asts: Grant Hill 8
Pts: Steve Smith 19
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 19
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 7
Atlanta leads series, 1–0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 20,884
Referees: Mike Callahan, Bernie Fryer, Jess Kersey
May 10
Detroit Pistons 69, Atlanta Hawks 89
Scoring by quarter: 20–18, 24–25, 9–26, 16–20
Pts: Grant Hill 15
Rebs: Grant Hill 10
Asts: Joe Dumars 5
Pts: Dikembe Mutombo 28
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 13
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 6
Atlanta leads series, 2–0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 16,377
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
May 12
Atlanta Hawks 63, Detroit Pistons 79
Scoring by quarter: 13–22, 14–22, 21–18, 15–17
Pts: Tyrone Corbin 16
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 10
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 5
Pts: Christian Laettner 15
Rebs: Jerome Williams 10
Asts: Grant Hill 5
Atlanta leads series, 2–1
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 14,812
Referees: Hugh Evans, Nolan Fine, Luis Grillo
May 14
Atlanta Hawks 82, Detroit Pistons 103
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 20–27, 21–26, 22–23
Pts: Steve Smith 21
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 8
Asts: Corbin, Johnson 4 each
Pts: Grant Hill 23
Rebs: Jerome Williams 8
Asts: Grant Hill 9
Series tied, 2–2
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 16,216
Referees: Jim Clark, Hue Hollins, Tommy Nunez Sr.
May 16
Detroit Pistons 75, Atlanta Hawks 87
Scoring by quarter: 20–24, 20–19, 24–25, 11–19
Pts: Grant Hill 21
Rebs: Dele, Hill 7 each
Asts: Grant Hill 11
Pts: Grant Long 26
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 18
Asts: Blaylock, Smith 6 each
Atlanta wins series, 3–2
Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 8,460
Referees: Joe Crawford, Joe Forte, Derrick Stafford

This was the eighth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Hawks winning four of the first seven meetings.

Western Conference First Round

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

May 9
Minnesota Timberwolves 86, San Antonio Spurs 99
Scoring by quarter: 26–26, 23–24, 17–23, 20–26
Pts: Kevin Garnett 21
Rebs: Brandon, Garnett 8 each
Asts: Terrell Brandon 11
Pts: Tim Duncan 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 12
Asts: Avery Johnson 10
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 22,356
Referees: Luis Grillo, Hue Hollins, David Jones
May 11
Minnesota Timberwolves 80, San Antonio Spurs 71
Scoring by quarter: 19–21, 18–10, 23–20, 20–20
Pts: Kevin Garnett 23
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 12
Asts: Terrell Brandon 9
Pts: Tim Duncan 18
Rebs: Tim Duncan 16
Asts: Mario Elie 4
Series tied, 1–1
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 22,494
Referees: Ted Bernhardt, Ken Mauer, Bennett Salvatore
May 13
San Antonio Spurs 85, Minnesota Timberwolves 71
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 27–12, 19–20, 22–23
Pts: Avery Johnson 24
Rebs: David Robinson 18
Asts: Duncan, Robinson 7 each
Pts: Kevin Garnett 23
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 12
Asts: three players 2 each
San Antonio leads series, 2–1
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 17,444
Referees: Jess Kersey, Jack Nies, Bill Spooner
May 15
San Antonio Spurs 92, Minnesota Timberwolves 85
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 23–16, 20–21, 28–22
Pts: David Robinson 19
Rebs: David Robinson 11
Asts: Avery Johnson 6
Pts: Terrell Brandon 27
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 16
Asts: Brandon, Garnett 6 each
San Antonio wins series, 3–1
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 15,898
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Terry Durham, Don Vaden


This was the first playoff meeting between the Timberwolves and the Spurs.[5]

(2) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (7) Phoenix Suns

May 8
Phoenix Suns 85, Portland Trail Blazers 95
Scoring by quarter: 18–22, 23–18, 20–26, 24–29
Pts: Jason Kidd 17
Rebs: Tom Gugliotta 9
Asts: Jason Kidd 7
Pts: Isaiah Rider 25
Rebs: Brian Grant 10
Asts: Arvydas Sabonis 8
Portland leads series, 1–0
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,040
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Ted Bernhardt, Derrick Stafford
May 10
Phoenix Suns 99, Portland Trail Blazers 110
Scoring by quarter: 17–33, 30–19, 20–23, 32–35
Pts: Garrity, McCloud 15 each
Rebs: Tom Gugliotta 9
Asts: Jason Kidd 12
Pts: Grant, Stoudamire 22 each
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 9
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 13
Portland leads series, 2–0
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,588
Referees: Jim Clark, Hugh Evans, Mark Wunderlich
May 12
Portland Trail Blazers 103, Phoenix Suns 93
Scoring by quarter: 36–23, 19–21, 14–28, 34–21
Pts: Brian Grant 20
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 11
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 7
Pts: Clifford Robinson 24
Rebs: Gugliotta, Robinson 7 each
Asts: Jason Kidd 12
Portland wins series, 3–0
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 17,306
Referees: Dan Crawford, Ronnie Nunn, Tom Washington


This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Suns winning three of the first five meetings.

(3) Utah Jazz vs. (6) Sacramento Kings

May 8
Sacramento Kings 87, Utah Jazz 117
Scoring by quarter: 20–37, 24–26, 23–25, 20–29
Pts: Chris Webber 14
Rebs: Chris Webber 9
Asts: Chris Webber 3
Pts: Karl Malone 21
Rebs: Greg Ostertag 9
Asts: Karl Malone 9
Utah leads series, 1–0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Jim Clark, Hue Hollins, Mark Wunderlich
May 10
Sacramento Kings 101, Utah Jazz 90
Scoring by quarter: 31–24, 18–27, 29–25, 23–14
Pts: Chris Webber 20
Rebs: Vlade Divac 7
Asts: Vlade Divac 8
Pts: Karl Malone 33
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: Eisley, Stockton 6 each
Series tied, 1–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bob Delaney, Tom Washington
May 12
Utah Jazz 81, Sacramento Kings 84 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 17–28, 20–13, 19–19, 21–17, Overtime: 4–7
Pts: Karl Malone 22
Rebs: Karl Malone 13
Asts: Malone, Stockton 5 each
Pts: Vlade Divac 22
Rebs: Vlade Divac 14
Asts: Jason Williams 6
Sacramento leads series, 2–1
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Mike Callahan, Steve Javie, Eddie F. Rush
May 14
Utah Jazz 90, Sacramento Kings 89
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 20–18, 21–21, 26–24
Pts: Karl Malone 23
Rebs: Karl Malone 16
Asts: John Stockton 8
Pts: Chris Webber 18
Rebs: Vlade Divac 14
Asts: Jason Williams 6
Series tied, 2–2
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Dan Crawford, Ron Garretson, Greg Willard
May 16
Sacramento Kings 92, Utah Jazz 99 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–28, 21–24, 25–20, 21–16, Overtime: 4–11
Pts: Vernon Maxwell 22
Rebs: Chris Webber 14
Asts: Vlade Divac 5
Pts: Karl Malone 20
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 14
Utah wins series, 3–2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Hue Hollins, Jack Nies

This was the first playoff meeting between the Kings and the Jazz.[7]

(4) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Houston Rockets

May 9
Houston Rockets 100, Los Angeles Lakers 101
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 19–37, 29–25, 30–24
Pts: Charles Barkley 25
Rebs: Barkley, Pippen 10 each
Asts: Scottie Pippen 8
Pts: Glen Rice 29
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 11
Asts: Derek Fisher 6
LA Lakers lead series, 1–0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Ted Bernhardt, Derrick Stafford
May 11
Houston Rockets 98, Los Angeles Lakers 110
Scoring by quarter: 12–31, 28–24, 28–32, 30–23
Pts: Sam Mack 20
Rebs: Charles Barkley 13
Asts: Scottie Pippen 5
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 28
Rebs: Robert Horry 10
Asts: Shaquille O'Neal 7
LA Lakers lead series, 2–0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bob Delaney, Bill Spooner
May 13
Los Angeles Lakers 88, Houston Rockets 102
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 17–34, 25–22, 19–26
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 26
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 10
Asts: Derek Fisher 6
Pts: Scottie Pippen 37
Rebs: Charles Barkley 23
Asts: Brent Price 7
LA Lakers lead series, 2–1
Compaq Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,285
Referees: Ronnie Nunn, Bennett Salvatore, Don Vaden
May 15
Los Angeles Lakers 98, Houston Rockets 88
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 24–17, 22–26, 27–24
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 37
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 11
Asts: Kobe Bryant 8
Pts: Charles Barkley 20
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 17
Asts: Charles Barkley 6
LA Lakers win series, 3–1
Compaq Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,285
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Jess Kersey, Ken Mauer


This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Rockets winning three of the first five meetings.

Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Philadelphia 76ers

May 17
Philadelphia 76ers 90, Indiana Pacers 94
Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 26–31, 20–24, 24–20
Pts: Allen Iverson 35
Rebs: Matt Geiger 11
Asts: Eric Snow 10
Pts: Jalen Rose 27
Rebs: Antonio Davis 10
Asts: Mark Jackson 6
Indiana leads series, 1–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,723
Referees: Dan Crawford, Bob Delaney, Luis Grillo
May 19
Philadelphia 76ers 82, Indiana Pacers 85
Scoring by quarter: 16–26, 16–19, 21–16, 29–24
Pts: Allen Iverson 23
Rebs: Theo Ratliff 12
Asts: Eric Snow 6
Pts: Rik Smits 25
Rebs: Dale Davis 14
Asts: Mark Jackson 14
Indiana leads series, 2–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,795
Referees: Steve Javie, Jack Nies, Don Vaden
May 21
Indiana Pacers 97, Philadelphia 76ers 86
Scoring by quarter: 28–22, 21–19, 26–25, 22–20
Pts: Reggie Miller 29
Rebs: Dale Davis 11
Asts: Mark Jackson 10
Pts: Allen Iverson 32
Rebs: Tyrone Hill 12
Asts: Eric Snow 9
Indiana leads series, 3–0
First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 20,930
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bernie Fryer, Derrick Stafford
May 23
Indiana Pacers 89, Philadelphia 76ers 86
Scoring by quarter: 31–17, 19–24, 23–21, 16–24
Pts: Reggie Miller 23
Rebs: Dale Davis 13
Asts: Mark Jackson 13
Pts: Allen Iverson 25
Rebs: Matt Geiger 13
Asts: Eric Snow 7
Indiana wins series, 4–0
First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 20,844
Referees: Hugh Evans, Mike Mathis, Eddie F. Rush


This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the 76ers winning the first meeting.

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) New York Knicks

May 18
New York Knicks 100, Atlanta Hawks 92
Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 21–29, 32–23, 20–19
Pts: Allan Houston 34
Rebs: Chris Dudley 9
Asts: Charlie Ward 7
Pts: Chris Crawford 26
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 13
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 4
New York leads series, 1–0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 18,513
Referees: Ted Bernhardt, Jess Kersey, Bennett Salvatore
May 20
New York Knicks 77, Atlanta Hawks 70
Scoring by quarter: 17–20, 21–16, 16–16, 23–18
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 31
Rebs: Marcus Camby 13
Asts: Chris Childs 5
Pts: Mookie Blaylock 17
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 17
Asts: Steve Smith 2
New York leads series, 2–0
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 22,558
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Tommy Nunez Sr., Ronnie Nunn
May 23
Atlanta Hawks 78, New York Knicks 90
Scoring by quarter: 22–25, 24–27, 11–14, 21–24
Pts: Long, Smith 17 each
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 16
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 3
Pts: Houston, Sprewell 17 each
Rebs: Chris Dudley 12
Asts: Chris Childs 6
New York leads series, 3–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
May 24
Atlanta Hawks 66, New York Knicks 79
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 19–23, 14–18, 15–13
Pts: Steve Smith 14
Rebs: Long, Mutombo 11 each
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Allan Houston 19
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 9
Asts: Charlie Ward 6
New York wins series, 4–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Dan Crawford, Ken Mauer, Derrick Stafford

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Knicks winning the first meeting.

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (4) Los Angeles Lakers

May 17
Los Angeles Lakers 81, San Antonio Spurs 87
Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 17–27, 17–20, 23–20
Pts: three players 21 each
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 15
Asts: Kobe Bryant 6
Pts: Tim Duncan 25
Rebs: Will Perdue 9
Asts: Avery Johnson 8
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 25,297
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
May 19
Los Angeles Lakers 76, San Antonio Spurs 79
Scoring by quarter: 16–26, 25–18, 18–17, 17–18
Pts: Kobe Bryant 28
Rebs: three players 8 each
Asts: Kobe Bryant 4
Pts: Tim Duncan 21
Rebs: Tim Duncan 8
Asts: Avery Johnson 10
San Antonio leads series, 2–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 33,293
Referees: Jim Clark, Joe Forte, Hue Hollins
May 22
San Antonio Spurs 103, Los Angeles Lakers 91
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 21–19, 24–27, 36–25
Pts: Tim Duncan 37
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Avery Johnson 7
Pts: Glen Rice 24
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 15
Asts: Derek Fisher 9
San Antonio leads series, 3–0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Ted Bernhardt, Jess Kersey, Bennett Salvatore
May 23
San Antonio Spurs 118, Los Angeles Lakers 107
Scoring by quarter: 35–29, 30–22, 21–33, 32–23
Pts: Tim Duncan 33
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Avery Johnson 10
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 36
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 14
Asts: Fisher, Lue 6 each
San Antonio wins series, 4–0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Attendance: 17,505
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Terry Durham, Jack Nies

In Game 2, Tim Duncan hit a game-winning hook shot with 8.4 seconds remaining.



This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers winning four of the first five meetings.

(2) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (3) Utah Jazz

May 18
Portland Trail Blazers 83, Utah Jazz 93
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 28–29, 28–26, 5–19
Pts: Brian Grant 19
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 11
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 5
Pts: Karl Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 7
Utah leads series, 1–0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bernie Fryer, Eddie F. Rush
May 20
Portland Trail Blazers 84, Utah Jazz 81
Scoring by quarter: 14–11, 18–20, 23–21, 29–29
Pts: Isaiah Rider 27
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 14
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 6
Pts: Karl Malone 23
Rebs: Karl Malone 17
Asts: John Stockton 9
Series tied, 1–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Bob Delaney, Hugh Evans, Ken Mauer
May 22
Utah Jazz 87, Portland Trail Blazers 97
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 14–25, 25–25, 32–25
Pts: Karl Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 14
Asts: John Stockton 5
Pts: Rasheed Wallace 20
Rebs: Brian Grant 15
Asts: Isaiah Rider 8
Portland leads series, 2–1
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,720
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe Forte, Luis Grillo
May 23
Utah Jazz 75, Portland Trail Blazers 81
Scoring by quarter: 11–20, 24–18, 23–18, 17–25
Pts: Malone, Russell 17 each
Rebs: Karl Malone 11
Asts: John Stockton 10
Pts: Isaiah Rider 24
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 15
Asts: Greg Anthony 3
Portland leads series, 3–1
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,720
Referees: Jim Clark, Hue Hollins, Ronnie Nunn
May 25
Portland Trail Blazers 71, Utah Jazz 88
Scoring by quarter: 20–30, 22–19, 16–20, 13–19
Pts: Isaiah Rider 16
Rebs: Brian Grant 10
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 6
Pts: Karl Malone 23
Rebs: Ostertag, Russell 9 each
Asts: John Stockton 14
Portland leads series, 3–2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Terry Durham, Ron Garretson
May 27
Utah Jazz 80, Portland Trail Blazers 92
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 24–21, 19–22, 19–28
Pts: Jeff Hornacek 21
Rebs: Karl Malone 7
Asts: John Stockton 10
Pts: Isaiah Rider 24
Rebs: Brian Grant 12
Asts: Jim Jackson 6
Portland wins series, 4–2
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,727
Referees: Steve Javie, Mike Mathis, Don Vaden

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning two series apiece.

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

(2) Indiana Pacers vs. (8) New York Knicks

May 30
New York Knicks 93, Indiana Pacers 90
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 19–19, 26–23, 23–27
Pts: Allan Houston 19
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 10
Asts: Childs, Ward 5 each
Pts: Reggie Miller 19
Rebs: A. Davis, Jackson 7 each
Asts: Mark Jackson 11
New York leads series, 1–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,575
Referees: Hugh Evans, Bernie Fryer, Bennett Salvatore
June 1
New York Knicks 86, Indiana Pacers 88
Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 24–29, 22–14, 18–17
Pts: Larry Johnson 22
Rebs: Marcus Camby 13
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Mark Jackson 17
Rebs: Dale Davis 12
Asts: Mark Jackson 8
Series tied, 1–1
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,586
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Joe Forte, Hue Hollins
June 5
Indiana Pacers 91, New York Knicks 92
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 30–25, 22–27, 22–23
Pts: Rik Smits 25
Rebs: Antonio Davis 8
Asts: Mark Jackson 9
Pts: Larry Johnson 26
Rebs: Marcus Camby 11
Asts: Chris Childs 10
New York leads series, 2–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Terry Durham, Steve Javie, Jess Kersey
June 7
Indiana Pacers 90, New York Knicks 78
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 23–12, 21–25, 24–21
Pts: Jalen Rose 19
Rebs: Dale Davis 12
Asts: Mark Jackson 4
Pts: Marcus Camby 18
Rebs: Marcus Camby 14
Asts: Chris Childs 8
Series tied, 2–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Crawford, Ron Garretson, Eddie F. Rush
June 9
New York Knicks 101, Indiana Pacers 94
Scoring by quarter: 14–28, 28–14, 23–27, 36–25
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 29
Rebs: Marcus Camby 13
Asts: Chris Childs 7
Pts: Reggie Miller 30
Rebs: Dale Davis 18
Asts: Mark Jackson 4
New York leads series, 3–2
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,541
Referees: Dan Crawford, Bob Delaney, Ronnie Nunn
June 11
Indiana Pacers 82, New York Knicks 90
Scoring by quarter: 17–14, 18–27, 24–18, 23–31
Pts: Rik Smits 20
Rebs: Dale Davis 12
Asts: Jackson, Miller 4 each
Pts: Allan Houston 32
Rebs: Marcus Camby 9
Asts: Chris Childs 4
New York wins series, 4–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Hue Hollins, Mike Mathis

In Game 2 Reggie Miller hit the game winning free throws with 2 seconds remaining

In Game 3 Larry Johnson makes a game-winning 4-point play with 5.7 seconds left.[13]

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning two series apiece.

Western Conference Finals

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Portland Trail Blazers

May 29
Portland Trail Blazers 76, San Antonio Spurs 80
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 19–17, 18–20, 20–21
Pts: Rasheed Wallace 28
Rebs: Rasheed Wallace 8
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 8
Pts: Duncan, Robinson 21 each
Rebs: Tim Duncan 13
Asts: Avery Johnson 9
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 35,165
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jess Kersey, Eddie F. Rush
May 31
Portland Trail Blazers 85, San Antonio Spurs 86
Scoring by quarter: 31–20, 17–14, 19–26, 18–26
Pts: Arvydas Sabonis 17
Rebs: Grant, Sabonis 7 each
Asts: Damon Stoudamire 7
Pts: Tim Duncan 23
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Avery Johnson 7
San Antonio leads series, 2–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 35,260
Referees: Dan Crawford, Bob Delaney, Ron Garretson
June 4
San Antonio Spurs 85, Portland Trail Blazers 63
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 18–12, 24–8, 21–17
Pts: Jaren Jackson 19
Rebs: David Robinson 9
Asts: Avery Johnson 8
Pts: Rasheed Wallace 22
Rebs: Brian Grant 13
Asts: Stoudamire, Williams 3 each
San Antonio leads series, 3–0
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,732
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Mike Mathis, Ronnie Nunn
June 6
San Antonio Spurs 94, Portland Trail Blazers 80
Scoring by quarter: 23–18, 20–16, 19–25, 32–21
Pts: David Robinson 20
Rebs: David Robinson 10
Asts: Avery Johnson 6
Pts: Damon Stoudamire 21
Rebs: Arvydas Sabonis 7
Asts: three players 4 each
San Antonio wins series, 4–0
Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 20,735
Referees: Hugh Evans, Jack Nies, Bennett Salvatore


In Game 2, Sean Elliott hit a game-winning three-pointer with 9 seconds remaining.

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece

NBA Finals: (W1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (E8) New York Knicks

Main article: 1999 NBA Finals

June 16
New York Knicks 77, San Antonio Spurs 89
Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 10–24, 26–26, 14–18
Pts: Houston, Sprewell 19 each
Rebs: Kurt Thomas 16
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Tim Duncan 33
Rebs: Tim Duncan 16
Asts: Avery Johnson 8
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 39,514
Referees: Hugh Evans, Steve Javie, Bennett Salvatore
June 18
New York Knicks 67, San Antonio Spurs 80
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 19–19, 15–17, 18–24
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 26
Rebs: Marcus Camby 11
Asts: Charlie Ward 3
Pts: Tim Duncan 25
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Avery Johnson 5
San Antonio leads series, 2–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 39,554
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe Crawford, Jess Kersey
June 21
San Antonio Spurs 81, New York Knicks 89
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 25–17, 16–16, 19–24
Pts: David Robinson 25
Rebs: Tim Duncan 12
Asts: Avery Johnson 4
Pts: Allan Houston 34
Rebs: Kurt Thomas 10
Asts: Latrell Sprewell 5
San Antonio leads series, 2–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Hue Hollins, Ronnie Nunn
June 23
San Antonio Spurs 96, New York Knicks 89
Scoring by quarter: 27–29, 23–17, 22–17, 24–26
Pts: Tim Duncan 28
Rebs: Tim Duncan 18
Asts: Avery Johnson 10
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 26
Rebs: Marcus Camby 13
Asts: Charlie Ward 8
San Antonio leads series, 3–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Hugh Evans, Ron Garretson, Mike Mathis
June 25
San Antonio Spurs 78, New York Knicks 77
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 20–15, 19–20, 19–19
Pts: Tim Duncan 31
Rebs: David Robinson 12
Asts: Avery Johnson 9
Pts: Latrell Sprewell 35
Rebs: Latrell Sprewell 10
Asts: Allan Houston 5
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Crawford, Steve Javie, Bennett Salvatore

The teams did not meet in the regular season.

This was the first playoff meeting between the Knicks and the Spurs.[16]

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