2001-02 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2002

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  New Jersey Nets (E)  0

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

Main players: Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry (Los Angeles Lakers), Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Keith Van Horn (New Jersey Nets).

Best players for the 2001-02 season

Regular Season MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs).

All-NBA first team: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks).

All-NBA third team: Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons), Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers), Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers31.4
ReboundsBen WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons13.0
BlocksBen WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons3.5
AssistsAndre MillerPG/SGCleveland Cavaliers10.9
StealsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers2.8
EfficiencyShaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers29.7
3-point field goalsRay AllenSGMilwaukee Bucks229

NBA Sixth Man: Corliss Williamson (Detroit Pistons).

Most Improved Player: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2001-02 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Tim Duncan820.59.32/18.3450.80.01/0.128.36.83/8.5579.90.20.00.00.00.00.3
Kevin Garnett810.58.14/17.3047.10.46/1.4332.24.43/5.5380.10.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki760.57.89/16.5547.71.83/4.6139.75.79/6.7985.30.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tracy McGrady760.59.41/20.8745.11.36/3.7236.65.46/7.3074.80.10.10.00.00.00.3
Elton Brand800.56.65/12.6352.70.00/0.000,04.86/6.5574.20.10.00.00.00.00.2
Gary Payton820.58.99/19.2446.70.90/2.8831.33.26/4.0979.70.10.10.00.00.00.3
Paul Pierce820.58.62/19.4944.22.56/6.3440.46.34/7.8480.90.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kobe Bryant800.59.36/19.9646.90.41/1.6524.86.10/7.3682.90.10.10.00.00.00.3
Karl Malone800.57.94/17.4945.40.11/0.3135.56.36/7.9979.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Andre Miller810.55.85/12.9045.30.27/1.0725.24.51/5.5281.70.10.10.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 2001-02 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive first team: Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs).

All-Defensive second team: Doug Christie (Sacramento Kings), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Cliff Robinson (Detroit Pistons), Dikembe Mutombo (Philadelphia 76ers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2001-02 season

Rookie of the Year: Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies).

All-Rookies first team: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors), Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz), Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies).

All-Rookies second team: Jamaal Tinsley (Indiana Pacers), Joe Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets), Vladimir Radmanovic (Seattle SuperSonics), Eddie Griffin (Houston Rockets), Zeljko Rebraca (Detroit Pistons).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberJason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
DecemberPaul Pierce, Antoine Walker (Boston Celtics)Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
JanuaryAllen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings)
FebruaryTracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
MarchBen Wallace (Detroit Pistons)Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns)
AprilPaul Pierce (Boston Celtics)Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

Eastern Players of the Week: Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Atlanta Hawks), Ray Allen (Milwaukee Bucks) (2), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors), Richard Hamilton (Washington Wizards), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (4), Eddie Jones (Miami Heat), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) (3), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Andre Miller (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2), Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Kurt Thomas (New York Knicks), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (2).

Western Players of the Week: Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (6), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves) (2), Karl Malone (Utah Jazz), Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) (3), Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics), Rasheed Wallace (Portland Trail Blazers), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings).

2002 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Steve NashPGDallas Mavericks
Gary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics
Steve FrancisPG/SGHouston Rockets
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Wally SzczerbiakSF/SGMinnesota Timberwolves
Peja StojakovicSF/PFSacramento Kings
Chris WebberPFSacramento Kings
Karl Malone*PFUtah Jazz
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Elton BrandPF/CLos Angeles Clippers
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Dirk NowitzkiC/PFDallas Mavericks
Shaquille O'Neal*CLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Baron DavisPGCharlotte Hornets
Jason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Ray AllenSGMilwaukee Bucks
Michael JordanSG/SFWashington Wizards
Vince Carter*SF/SGToronto Raptors
Tracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
Antoine WalkerPFBoston Celtics
Shareef Abdur-RahimPFAtlanta Hawks
Alonzo MourningCMiami Heat
Dikembe MutomboCPhiladelphia 76ers
Jermaine O'NealCIndiana Pacers

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat).

Sportsmanship award: Steve Smith (San Antonio Spurs).