2003-04 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2004

NBA Champion: Detroit Pistons

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  1  Detroit Pistons (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)

Main players: Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 2003-04 season

Regular Season MVP: Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves).

All-NBA first team: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Sam Cassell (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons), Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers).

All-NBA third team: Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets), Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsTracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic28.0
ReboundsKevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves13.9
BlocksTheo RatliffCPortland Trail Blazers3.6
AssistsJason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets9.2
StealsBaron DavisPGNew Orleans Hornets2.4
EfficiencyKevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves29.4
3-point field goalsPeja StojakovicSF/PFSacramento Kings240

NBA Sixth Man: Antawn Jamison (Dallas Mavericks).

Most Improved Player: Zach Randolph (Portland Trail Blazers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2003-04 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kevin Garnett820.59.80/19.6549.90.13/0.5225.04.49/5.6779.20.20.10.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki770.57.86/17.0146.21.29/3.7734.24.82/5.4987.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Peja Stojakovic810.58.21/17.1148.02.96/6.8443.34.86/5.2592.60.10.00.00.00.00.3
Brad Miller720.55.18/10.1551.00.17/0.5332.13.56/4.5777.90.10.10.00.00.00.2
Shawn Marion790.57.47/16.9744.01.14/3.3534.02.89/3.3985.30.10.00.00.00.00.2
Carlos Boozer750.56.28/12.0052.30.01/0.0812.52.92/3.8076.80.20.00.00.00.00.2
Andrei Kirilenko780.55.28/11.9444.20.87/2.5833.75.03/6.3679.10.10.00.00.00.00.2
Jermaine O'Neal780.57.79/17.9543.40.03/0.2313.04.46/5.9075.60.10.00.00.00.00.3
Zach Randolph810.58.19/16.8948.50.01/0.0616.73.69/4.8576.10.10.00.00.00.00.2
Sam Cassell810.47.65/15.6848.80.91/2.3039.63.57/4.0987.30.00.10.00.00.00.2

Best defensive players for the 2003-04 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers).

All-Defensive first team: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive second team: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Doug Christie (Sacramento Kings), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Theo Ratliff (Portland Trail Blazers).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2003-04 season

Rookie of the Year: LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).

All-Rookies first team: Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors).

All-Rookies second team: T.J. Ford (Milwaukee Bucks), Marquis Daniels (Dallas Mavericks), Josh Howard (Dallas Mavericks), Jarvis Hayes (Washington Wizards), Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberBaron Davis (New Orleans Hornets)Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)
DecemberJermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
JanuaryMichael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
FebruaryKenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
MarchLamar Odom (Miami Heat)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
AprilJamaal Magloire (New Orleans Hornets)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Eastern Players of the Week: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Carlos Boozer (Cleveland Cavaliers), Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors) (2), Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets), Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cleveland Cavaliers), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) (2), Jamaal Magloire (New Orleans Hornets), Stephon Marbury (New York Knicks), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets), Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic), Dikembe Mutombo (New York Knicks), Lamar Odom (Miami Heat), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) (2), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers) (2).

Western Players of the Week: Ray Allen (Seattle SuperSonics), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (2), Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Sam Cassell (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Michael Finley (Dallas Mavericks), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves) (4), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz) (2), Voshon Lenard (Denver Nuggets), Rashard Lewis (Seattle SuperSonics), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Quentin Richardson (Los Angeles Clippers), Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings).

2004 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Sam CassellPGMinnesota Timberwolves
Steve FrancisPG/SGHouston Rockets
Ray AllenSGSeattle SuperSonics
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Peja StojakovicSF/PFSacramento Kings
Andrei KirilenkoSF/PFUtah Jazz
Dirk NowitzkiPFDallas Mavericks
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Shaquille O'NealCLos Angeles Lakers
Yao MingCHouston Rockets
Brad MillerCSacramento Kings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Baron DavisPGNew Orleans Hornets
Jason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Michael ReddSG/SFMilwaukee Bucks
Vince CarterSF/SGToronto Raptors
Tracy McGradySF/SGOrlando Magic
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
Metta World PeaceSF/PFIndiana Pacers
Kenyon MartinPF/CNew Jersey Nets
Ben WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons
Jermaine O'NealCIndiana Pacers
Jamaal MagloireCNew Orleans Hornets

All-Star Game MVP: Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers).

Sportsmanship award: P.J. Brown (New Orleans Hornets).