Scouting Reports

February 08, 1999

EASTERN CONFERENCE

atlantic division

PROJECTED FINISH

MIAMI HEAT (2)*
NEW YORK KNICKS (3)
NEW JERSEY NETS (4)
ORLANDO MAGIC (8)
WASHINGTON WIZARDS (9)
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (11)
BOSTON CELTICS (13)

central division

INDIANA PACERS (1)
ATLANTA HAWKS (5)
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (6)
DETROIT PISTONS (7)
MILWAUKEE BUCKS (10)
CHARLOTTE HORNETS (12)
TORONTO RAPTORS (14)
CHICAGO BULLS (15)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

midwest division

UTAH JAZZ (2)
SAN ANTONIO SPURS (3)
HOUSTON ROCKETS (4)
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (8)
DALLAS MAVERICKS (9)
DENVER NUGGETS (10)
VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES (13)

pacific division

LOS ANGELES LAKERS (1)
SEATTLE SUPERSONICS (5)
PHOENIX SUNS (6)
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (7)
SACRAMENTO KINGS (11)
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (12)
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (14)

* Conference ranking

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
PACERS OVER KNICKS

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
LAKERS OVER JAZZ

NBA FINALS
PACERS OVER LAKERS

PVR: We ranked the NBA's players from 1 to 406 based on our
projections of their statistical production this year. The
categories considered were points, rebounds, assists, steals,
blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throws made and
three-pointers made. We also took into account each player's
stats from previous seasons, as well as his role on his current
team, his prospects of improving or declining, his injury
history and his current condition. Using these criteria, we
determined each player's value rating, or PVR.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Finals Touch In the 1999 Finals, expect Mark Jackson and the Pacers to make the most of their experience against Shaq-led L.A.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)