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Indiana Pacers
(58-24, 2nd in Central, 4 games back)

1998 Draft Order
Round Pick Name School Position
   1 25 Al Harrington St. Patrick's High School (NJ) SF

Team Strengths
  • Bench and Experience
  • Coach Larry Bird
  • Shooting
  • Team Statistics
      PPG FG% REBs TOs
    Pacers 96.0 (12th).469 (4th)39.3 (27th)14.2 (4th)
    Opponents 89.9 (5th).432 (6th)41.1 (14th)15.1 (18th)
  • Rebounding (see game 7)
  • Getting Older
  • Changes
  • Bird???
  • Needs
  • Another Inside Scorer
  • Notes:
  • Their 58 wins were the most by a Pacers' team in the NBA. (The '69-'70 team won 59 games in the ABA)
  • Their 19 win improvement over '96/'97 was a team record
  • Shot .390 from the 3-point line, which was good for second the league - Seattle shot .396
  • Pacers were the worst offensive-rebounding team in the NBA this year at 10.7 a game
  • Indaina scored 55 points vs San Antonio on March 29th, the 2nd-lowest total ever for an NBA game (since shot clock)
  • Teams shot a league-low .316 vs the Pacers from 3-point range this year
  • Were an Eastern-best 33-13 at the All-Star break and 25-11 after the All Star break
  • On February 27th, the Pacers beat the Trailblazers 124-59, becoming the first team to double-up another team in the history of the NBA.
  • Pacers were 25-0 when they scored 100+ points, the best mark in the NBA
  • Chris Mullin led the league in FT shooting (.939)
  • Reggie Miller was one of the few players who was not affected by the longer 3-points line. He shot .429 from downtown, two-one-hundreths's of a percent better than last year (.427)
  • Miller, Rose and Mullin all shot better from three-point range this year than they did last year
  • First Round Draft Picks in the 90's
    1990 None
    1991 Dale Davis, F, Clemson (13)
    1992 Malik Sealy, F, St. John's (14)
    1993 Scott Haskin, C, Oregon State (14)
    1994 Eric Piatkowski, G/F, Nebraska (15)
    1995 Travis Best, G, Georgia Tech (23)
    1996 Erick Dampier, C, Mississippi State (10)
    1997 Austin Croshere, F, Providence (12)
    Complete draft list over the years
    Players by Position
    Small Forwards Power Forwards Centers Point Guards Shooting Guards
    Chris Mullin
    Derrick McKey
    Austin Croshere
    Etdrick Bohannon
    Dale Davis
    Antonio Davis
    Mark Pope
    Rik Smits
    Mark West
    Mark Jackson
    Travis Best
    Haywoode Workman-I
    Reggie Miller
    Jalen Rose
    Fred Hoiberg
    Free Agents
    1998 1999 2000
    Rik Smits
    Travis Best
    Mark West
    Fred Hoiberg
    Mark Pope
    Etdrick Bohannon
    Haywoode Workman
    Dale Davis (P-FA)
    Chris Mullin
    Antonio Davis
    Reggie Miller
    Jalen Rose
    Mark Jackson
    Austin Croshere

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