2002-03 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2003

NBA Champion: San Antonio Spurs

NBA Finals:  San Antonio Spurs (W)  4  New Jersey Nets (E)  2

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

Main players: Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Stephen Jackson (San Antonio Spurs), Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets).

Best players for the 2002-03 season

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

All-NBA first team: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-NBA third team: Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks), Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns), Jamal Mashburn (New Orleans Hornets), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsTracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic32.1
ReboundsBen WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons15.4
BlocksTheo RatliffCAtlanta Hawks3.2
AssistsJason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets8.9
StealsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers2.7
EfficiencyTracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic30.3
3-point field goalsRay AllenSGSeattle SuperSonics201

NBA Sixth Man: Bobby Jackson (Sacramento Kings).

Most Improved Player: Gilbert Arenas (Golden State Warriors).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2002-03 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kevin Garnett820.59.06/18.0650.20.24/0.8727.64.60/6.1275.20.20.10.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan810.58.81/17.1951.30.07/0.2725.95.56/7.8371.00.20.00.00.00.00.3
Tracy McGrady750.511.05/24.1745.72.31/5.9738.77.68/9.6879.30.10.10.00.00.00.4
Kobe Bryant820.510.59/23.4645.11.51/3.9538.27.33/8.7084.30.10.10.00.00.00.4
Dirk Nowitzki800.58.63/18.6146.41.85/4.8837.96.04/6.8588.20.10.00.00.00.00.3
Shawn Marion810.58.17/18.1045.11.74/4.4938.83.10/3.6485.20.10.00.00.00.00.3
Jermaine O'Neal770.57.92/16.3648.40.09/0.2733.34.84/6.6273.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Paul Pierce790.58.39/20.1541.61.49/4.9530.17.65/9.5380.30.10.10.00.00.00.3
Ben Wallace730.52.88/5.9948.10.01/0.0812.51.16/2.5944.80.20.00.00.00.00.1
Jason Kidd800.56.44/15.5541.41.58/4.6334.14.24/5.0484.10.10.10.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 2002-03 season

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

All-Defensive first team: Doug Christie (Sacramento Kings), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive second team: Eric Snow (Philadelphia 76ers), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2002-03 season

Rookie of the Year: Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns).

All-Rookies first team: Caron Butler (Miami Heat), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns), Drew Gooden (Orlando Magic), Nene (Denver Nuggets), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets).

All-Rookies second team: Jay Williams (Chicago Bulls), J.R. Bremer (Boston Celtics), Gordan Giricek (Memphis Grizzlies), Manu Ginóbili (San Antonio Spurs), Carlos Boozer (Cleveland Cavaliers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberTracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
DecemberJason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings)
JanuaryJermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
FebruaryJamal Mashburn (New Orleans Hornets)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
MarchTracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
AprilJermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Eastern Players of the Week: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Lucious Harris (New Jersey Nets), Allan Houston (New York Knicks), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (3), Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets), Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) (2), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) (2), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic) (3), Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Glenn Robinson (Atlanta Hawks), Jerry Stackhouse (Washington Wizards), Antoine Walker (Boston Celtics) (2), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers).

Western Players of the Week: Ray Allen (Seattle SuperSonics), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (5), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (5), Steve Francis (Houston Rockets) (2), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Rashard Lewis (Seattle SuperSonics), Stephon Marbury (Phoenix Suns) (2), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (2), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings), Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings).

2003 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Gary PaytonPGSeattle SuperSonics
Steve NashPGDallas Mavericks
Stephon MarburyPG/SGPhoenix Suns
Steve FrancisPG/SGHouston Rockets
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Peja StojakovicSF/PFSacramento Kings
Shawn MarionSF/PFPhoenix Suns
Chris Webber*PFSacramento Kings
Dirk NowitzkiPF/CDallas Mavericks
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Yao MingCHouston Rockets
Shaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Jason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Michael JordanSG/SFWashington Wizards
Vince CarterSF/SGToronto Raptors
Tracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic
Jamal MashburnSFNew Orleans Hornets
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
Antoine WalkerPFBoston Celtics
Ben WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons
Jermaine O'NealCIndiana Pacers
Brad MillerCIndiana Pacers
Zydrunas IlgauskasCCleveland Cavaliers

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves).

More awards

Citizenship award: David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs).

Sportsmanship award: Ray Allen (Seattle SuperSonics).