2000-01 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2001

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  Philadelphia 76ers (E)  1

NBA Finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher (Los Angeles Lakers), Dikembe Mutombo, Allen Iverson, Aaron McKie (Philadelphia 76ers).

Best players for the 2000-01 season

Regular Season MVP: Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA first team: Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-NBA third team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Ray Allen (Milwaukee Bucks), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers31.1
ReboundsDikembe MutomboCPhiladelphia 76ers13.5
BlocksTheo RatliffCPhiladelphia 76ers3.7
AssistsJason KiddPG/SGPhoenix Suns9.8
StealsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers2.5
EfficiencyShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers30.2
3-point field goalsAntoine WalkerPFBoston Celtics221

NBA Sixth Man: Aaron McKie (Philadelphia 76ers).

Most Improved Player: Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2000-01 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Shaquille O'Neal740.510.99/19.2257.20.00/0.030.06.74/13.1451.30.20.10.00.00.00.4
Kevin Garnett810.58.69/18.2147.70.23/0.8128.44.41/5.7776.40.10.10.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan820.58.56/17.1549.90.09/0.3327.34.99/8.0761.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tracy McGrady770.510.23/22.3945.70.77/2.1635.65.58/7.6273.20.10.10.00.00.00.3
Karl Malone810.48.27/16.6049.80.02/0.0633.36.62/8.3579.30.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki820.57.21/15.2147.41.84/4.7638.75.50/6.5683.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Vince Carter750.510.16/22.0846.02.16/5.2940.85.12/6.6976.50.10.10.00.00.00.4
Shawn Marion790.57.05/14.6848.00.27/1.0426.02.96/3.6680.90.10.00.00.00.00.2
Gary Payton790.59.18/20.1445.61.29/3.4437.53.43/4.4876.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Steve Francis800.56.88/15.2445.11.66/4.2039.54.48/5.4881.80.10.10.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 2000-01 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-Defensive first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

All-Defensive second team: Doug Christie (Sacramento Kings), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Bruce Bowen (Miami Heat), P.J. Brown (Charlotte Hornets), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2000-01 season

Rookie of the Year: Mike Miller (Orlando Magic).

All-Rookies first team: Morris Peterson (Toronto Raptors), Mike Miller (Orlando Magic), Darius Miles (Los Angeles Clippers), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets), Marc Jackson (Golden State Warriors).

All-Rookies second team: Courtney Alexander (Dallas Mavericks), Desmond Mason (Seattle SuperSonics), Hedo Turkoglu (Sacramento Kings), Marcus Fizer (Chicago Bulls), Chris Mihm (Cleveland Cavaliers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MonthPlayer
NovemberKarl Malone (Utah Jazz)
DecemberKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
JanuaryAllen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
FebruaryTracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)
MarchPaul Pierce (Boston Celtics)
AprilShaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)

Players of the Week: Ray Allen (Milwaukee Bucks), Derek Anderson (San Antonio Spurs), Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Baron Davis (Charlotte Hornets), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Steve Francis (Houston Rockets), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (2), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Stephon Marbury (New Jersey Nets), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Antonio McDyess (Denver Nuggets), Aaron McKie (Philadelphia 76ers), Cuttino Mobley (Houston Rockets), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Glenn Robinson (Milwaukee Bucks), John Stockton (Utah Jazz), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings) (2).

2001 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Gary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics
Jason KiddPG/SGPhoenix Suns
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Michael FinleySF/SGDallas Mavericks
Chris WebberPFSacramento Kings
Karl MalonePFUtah Jazz
Antonio McDyessPF/CDenver Nuggets
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
David RobinsonCSan Antonio Spurs
Vlade DivacCSacramento Kings
Rasheed WallaceCPortland Trail Blazers
Shaquille O'Neal*CLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Stephon MarburyPG/SGNew Jersey Nets
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Allan HoustonSGNew York Knicks
Ray AllenSGMilwaukee Bucks
Latrell SprewellSG/SFNew York Knicks
Vince CarterSF/SGToronto Raptors
Jerry StackhouseSF/SGDetroit Pistons
Tracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic
Glenn RobinsonSFMilwaukee Bucks
Grant Hill*SFOrlando Magic
Anthony MasonPFMiami Heat
Antonio DavisPF/CToronto Raptors
Alonzo Mourning*CMiami Heat
Theo Ratliff*CPhiladelphia 76ers
Dikembe MutomboCAtlanta Hawks

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

Sportsmanship award: David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).