1997–98 Úrvalsdeild karla

The 1997–98 Úrvalsdeild karla was the 46th season of the Úrvalsdeild karla, the top tier men's basketball league on Iceland. The season started on October 2, 1997 and ended on April 19, 1998. Njarðvík won its fourteenth title by defeating KR 3–0 in the Finals.[1]

DHL deild karla1
Competition details
Teams 12
Dates October 2, 1997 – April 19, 1998
Final positions
Champions Njarðvík (14th title)
Runners-up KR
Semifinalists ÍA, Keflavík
Relegated ÍR
Awards
Domestic MVP Helgi Jónas Guðfinnsson
Foreign MVP David Bevis
Statistical leaders
Points Darryl Wilson
33.3
Rebounds Jesse Ratliff
18.4
Assists Warren Peebles
8.1
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Úrvalsdeild karla.

Competition format

The participating teams first played a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent once "home" and once "away" for a total of 22 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs whilst the bottom team was relegated to Division 1.

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grindavík 22 19 3 1990 1761 +229 38 Qualification to playoffs
2 KR 22 14 8 1834 1791 +43 28
3 Haukar 22 14 8 1840 1661 +179 28
4 Njarðvík 22 14 8 1984 1788 +196 28
5 KFÍ 22 13 9 1880 1803 +77 26
6 Keflavík 22 13 9 1963 1876 +87 26
7 Tindastóll 22 13 9 1728 1656 +72 26
8 ÍA 22 11 11 1671 1701 30 22
9 Skallagrímur 21 8 13 1821 1920 99 16
10 Valur 22 5 17 1796 1945 149 10
11 Þór Akureyri 22 4 18 1739 2071 332 8
12 ÍR 22 3 19 1707 1980 273 6 Relegated
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Playoffs

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1 Grindavík 1  
8 ÍA 2  
  2 KR 3  
  8 ÍA 010  
2 KR 2
  7 Tindastóll 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   2 KR 0
  4 Njarðvík 030
  3 Haukar 0  
6 Keflavík 2  
  4 Njarðvík 3
  6 Keflavík 1  
4 Njarðvík 2
  5 KFÍ 010  

References

  1. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (20 April 1998). "Langbestir". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 June 2018.
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