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1999 NBA Finals
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Team Coach Wins
San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich 4
New York Knicks Jeff Van Gundy 1
Dates: June 16–25
MVP: Tim Duncan
(San Antonio Spurs)
Eastern Finals: Knicks defeat Pacers, 4–2
Western Finals: Spurs defeat Trail Blazers, 4–0

The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the shortened 1998–99 NBA season or the 1999 season, and the conclusion of the season's playoffs.

The Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs took on the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks for the title, with the Spurs holding home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format, with the first team to collect four game victories winning the series. The Spurs defeated the Knicks 4 games to 1 to win the championship. Tim Duncan was named the MVP for the first time in his career. As of 2019, this is the last NBA Finals where neither team scored 100 or more points in any game during the series.

This, and 1990, were the only two NBA championships of the 1990s to be won by any team besides the Chicago Bulls or Houston Rockets.

1999 NBA Playoffs

San Antonio Spurs (Western Conference Champion) New York Knicks (Eastern Conference Champion)
37–13 (.740)

1st Midwest, 1st West, 1st Overall

Regular season 27–23 (.540)

4th Atlantic, 8th East, 14th Overall

Defeated the (8) Minnesota Timberwolves, 3–1 First Round Defeated the (1) Miami Heat, 3–2
Defeated the (4) Los Angeles Lakers, 4–0 Conference Semifinals Defeated the (4) Atlanta Hawks, 4–0
Defeated the (2) Portland Trail Blazers, 4–0 Conference Finals Defeated the (2) Indiana Pacers, 4–2

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 16 San Antonio 89–77 New York
Game 2 June 18 San Antonio 80–67 New York
Game 3 June 21 New York 89–81 San Antonio
Game 4 June 23 New York 89–96 San Antonio
Game 5 June 25 New York 77–78 San Antonio
Preceded by
NBA Finals
Succeeded by