1994-95 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1995

NBA Champion: Houston Rockets

NBA Finals:  Houston Rockets (W)  4  Orlando Magic (E)  0

NBA Finals MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)

Main players: Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Robert Horry (Houston Rockets), Shaquille O'Neal, Horace Grant, Penny Hardaway (Orlando Magic).

Best players for the 1994-95 season

Regular Season MVP: David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-NBA first team: John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Penny Hardaway (Orlando Magic), Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-NBA second team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings), Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns), Shawn Kemp (Seattle SuperSonics), Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic).

All-NBA third team: Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers), Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets), Dennis Rodman (San Antonio Spurs), Detlef Schrempf (Seattle SuperSonics), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsShaquille O'NealCOrlando Magic29.3
ReboundsDennis RodmanPF/SFSan Antonio Spurs16.8
BlocksDikembe MutomboCDenver Nuggets3.9
AssistsJohn StocktonPGUtah Jazz12.3
StealsScottie PippenSFChicago Bulls2.9
EfficiencyDavid RobinsonCSan Antonio Spurs29.1
3-point field goalsJohn StarksSGNew York Knicks217

NBA Sixth Man: Anthony Mason (New York Knicks).

Most Improved Player: Dana Barros (Philadelphia 76ers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1994-95 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
David Robinson810.59.73/18.3653.00.07/0.2528.08.10/10.4677.40.10.00.00.00.00.3
Hakeem Olajuwon720.611.08/21.4651.60.04/0.2218.25.64/7.4675.60.10.00.00.00.00.4
Shaquille O'Neal790.511.77/20.1858.30.00/0.060.05.76/10.8153.30.10.00.00.00.00.4
Karl Malone820.510.12/18.8853.60.13/0.5026.06.29/8.4874.20.10.00.00.00.00.3
Patrick Ewing790.59.24/18.3850.30.08/0.2729.65.32/7.0975.00.10.00.00.00.00.3
Scottie Pippen790.58.03/16.7148.11.38/4.0034.53.99/5.5771.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Vlade Divac800.46.06/11.9650.70.13/0.6619.73.71/4.7877.60.10.10.00.00.00.2
John Stockton820.45.23/9.6554.21.24/2.7744.83.00/3.7380.40.00.20.00.00.00.2
Alonzo Mourning770.57.42/14.3051.90.14/0.4431.86.36/8.3676.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Shawn Kemp820.46.65/12.1654.70.02/0.0922.25.34/7.1374.90.10.00.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 1994-95 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets).

All-Defensive first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Mookie Blaylock (Atlanta Hawks), Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls), Dennis Rodman (San Antonio Spurs), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

All-Defensive second team: John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Nate McMillan (Seattle SuperSonics), Derrick McKey (Indiana Pacers), Horace Grant (Orlando Magic), Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1994-95 season

Rookie of the Year: Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons).

All-Rookies first team: Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks), Eddie Jones (Los Angeles Lakers), Glenn Robinson (Milwaukee Bucks), Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons), Brian Grant (Sacramento Kings).

All-Rookies second team: Jalen Rose (Denver Nuggets), Wesley Person (Phoenix Suns), Sharone Wright (Philadelphia 76ers), Donyell Marshall (Golden State Warriors), Juwan Howard (Washington Bullets), Eric Montross (Boston Celtics).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberShaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic)
DecemberCedric Ceballos (Los Angeles Lakers)
JanuaryPatrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
FebruaryHakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
MarchDavid Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)
AprilKarl Malone (Utah Jazz)

Players of the Week: Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns), Cedric Ceballos (Los Angeles Lakers), Vlade Divac (Los Angeles Lakers), Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), Penny Hardaway (Orlando Magic), Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors), Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets), Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) (2), Jamal Mashburn (Dallas Mavericks), Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets), Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) (2), Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic) (2), Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Elliot Perry (Phoenix Suns), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs), Rik Smits (Indiana Pacers), John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Rod Strickland (Portland Trail Blazers).

1995 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
John StocktonPGUtah Jazz
Gary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics
Mitch RichmondSGSacramento Kings
Dan MajerleSG/SFPhoenix Suns
Latrell SprewellSG/SFGolden State Warriors
Cedric Ceballos*SFLos Angeles Lakers
Detlef SchrempfPF/SFSeattle SuperSonics
Charles BarkleyPF/SFPhoenix Suns
Shawn KempPFSeattle SuperSonics
Karl MalonePFUtah Jazz
David RobinsonCSan Antonio Spurs
Dikembe MutomboCDenver Nuggets
Hakeem OlajuwonCHouston Rockets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Dana BarrosPG/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Joe DumarsSGDetroit Pistons
Reggie MillerSGIndiana Pacers
Penny HardawaySG/SFOrlando Magic
Scottie PippenSFChicago Bulls
Grant HillSFDetroit Pistons
Larry JohnsonSF/PFCharlotte Hornets
Tyrone HillPFCleveland Cavaliers
Vin BakerPFMilwaukee Bucks
Patrick EwingCNew York Knicks
Alonzo MourningCCharlotte Hornets
Shaquille O'NealCOrlando Magic

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings).

More awards

Citizenship award: Joe O'Toole (Atlanta Hawks).