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1999-2000 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 1999-2000 basketball season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, offensive efficiency, and defensive efficiency for the teams.
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Golden State Warriors||19-63-0||36-45-0||100.4||109.0|
|Los Angeles Clippers||15-67-0||34-47-0||98.6||110.9|
|Los Angeles Lakers||67-15-0||46-34-2||107.8||98.8|
|New Jersey Nets||31-51-0||41-39-1||105.9||107.1|
|New Orleans Hornets||49-33-0||37-41-2||105.0||102.2|
|New York Knicks||50-32-0||37-42-2||103.1||101.5|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||45-37-0||42-38-1||106.2||105.3|
|San Antonio Spurs||53-29-0||38-39-2||105.8||99.4|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Los Angeles Lakers||15-8-0||10-12-1||110.7||108.1|
|New Orleans Hornets||1-3-0||1-3-0||105.8||109.2|
|New York Knicks||9-7-0||5-9-2||100.9||102.1|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||2-3-0||3-2-0||104.9||106.2|
|San Antonio Spurs||1-3-0||1-3-0||90.7||92.0|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NBA seasons below.
Recap of the 1999-2000 NBA Basketball Season
The '99 - '00 season was all about the big guy.
Shaquille O' Neal was completely healthy for the first time in almost four seasons. Phil Jackson, six-time champion in Chicago, brought his prestigious triangle offense to the Los Angeles Lakers and made Shaq the focal point. O'Neal responded by leading the league in both scoring and field goal percentages; he was also second in rebounds, and third in blocked shots. On March 6, Shaq celebrated his 28th birthday by shearing the Clippers for 61 points; he also led the Lakers on winning streaks of 19, 16 and 11 games - the first of which being the fourth-longest streak in NBA history.
His teammate, All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, in his fourth season, also showed his winning colors by posting career-highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and shooting percentage, but it was Shaq who dominated the league, almost becoming the first unanimous player to be voted regular-season MVP (he was only one vote short of unanimous.)
Michael Jordan returned to the NBA as President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards, while future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley retired; it seemed his 16-year career was over early when he ruptured the quadriceps tendon in his left knee, during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers - but he returned for six minutes and scored two points in the Houston Rockets' last regular-season game.
During the season the NBA mourned the passing of three valued basketball personalities. Wilt Chamberlain, the Hall of Fame center, died at the age of 63, and two active players, Bobby Phills and Malik Sealy, died four months apart in separate auto accidents.
It is interesting to note that Los Angeles hosted both the best and the worst record, and those two teams finished with reversed winning percentages: the Lakers had a record of 67 - 15, while the last-place Clippers ended the season at 15 - 67.
The '00 All-Star game was held in Oakland, California, where the Western Conference defeated the East, 137 - 126. Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan, the latter being from the San Antonio Spurs, shared the game's MVP award.
After being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals four times
in the previous six seasons, the Indiana Pacers finally advanced
to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. A key
reason for this was the performance of Jalen Rose, who was named
this season's Most Improved Player.
Shaq continued to put up big numbers into the playoffs, averaging 38 points and almost 17 rebounds per game in the Finals. He was awarded the Finals MVP trophy.
With less than eleven minutes to go in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, the Trail Blazers led the Lakers by 15 points. However, in the final minutes of the game, Portland missed thirteen straight baskets, and the Lakers came back to win by 5 points.
Other honors included the Defensive Player of the Year award, given
to Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat, and the Sixth Man of the Year
award, presented to Rodney Rogers of the Phoenix Suns. Doc Rivers,
of the Orlando Magic, was named Coach of the Year; Elton Brand from
the Chicago Bulls and Steve Francis of the Houston Rockets were
both honored as Co-Rookies of the Year.
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