1997–98 Charlotte Hornets season

1997–98 Charlotte Hornets season

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The 1997–98 NBA season was the tenth season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Hornets signed free agents David Wesley and Bobby Phills, while re-signing former Hornets forward J.R. Reid. Early into the season, they traded Muggsy Bogues to the Golden State Warriors for B.J. Armstrong. The Hornets had another stellar season posting a ten-game winning streak between February and March, as they finished the season third in the Central Division with a 51–31 record, and qualified for their fourth playoff appearance. Glen Rice led them with 22.3 points per game, and was selected for the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. In the playoffs, they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 3–1 in the first round, but were eliminated 1–4 by the eventual NBA champion Chicago Bulls in the Conference Semifinals, despite winning Game 2 at the United Center 78–76.

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