2007-08 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2008

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  2  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)

Main players: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen (Boston Celtics), Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 2007-08 season

Regular Season MVP: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA first team: Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

All-NBA second team: Deron Williams (Utah Jazz), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs).

All-NBA third team: Manu Ginóbili (San Antonio Spurs), Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsLeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers30.0
ReboundsDwight HowardCOrlando Magic14.2
BlocksMarcus CambyCDenver Nuggets3.6
AssistsChris PaulPGNew Orleans Hornets11.6
StealsChris PaulPGNew Orleans Hornets2.7
EfficiencyLeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers29.1
3-point field goalsJason RichardsonSG/SFCharlotte Bobcats243

NBA Sixth Man: Manu Ginóbili (San Antonio Spurs).

Most Improved Player: Hedo Turkoglu (Orlando Magic).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2007-08 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
LeBron James750.510.59/21.8948.41.51/4.7931.57.32/10.2871.20.10.10.00.00.00.4
Amar'e Stoudemire790.49.04/15.3359.00.06/0.3915.47.04/8.7580.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
Chris Paul800.57.88/16.1448.81.15/3.1137.04.15/4.8885.00.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dwight Howard820.57.11/11.8859.80.00/0.050.06.45/10.9459.00.20.00.00.00.00.3
Kobe Bryant820.59.45/20.6145.91.83/5.0636.27.60/9.0584.00.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki770.58.18/17.0647.91.03/2.8636.06.21/7.0688.00.10.00.00.00.00.3
Carlos Boozer810.48.75/16.0154.70.00/0.010.03.58/4.8573.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kevin Garnett710.57.52/13.9453.90.00/0.150.03.79/4.7380.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan780.47.50/15.1049.70.00/0.050.04.33/5.9472.90.10.00.00.00.00.2
Al Jefferson820.48.79/17.5750.00.00/0.060.03.46/4.8072.10.10.00.00.00.00.3

Best defensive players for the 2007-08 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics).

All-Defensive first team: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets).

All-Defensive second team: Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Raja Bell (Phoenix Suns), Shane Battier (Houston Rockets), Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2007-08 season

Rookie of the Year: Kevin Durant (Seattle SuperSonics).

All-Rookies first team: Kevin Durant (Seattle SuperSonics), Al Thornton (Los Angeles Clippers), Jeff Green (Seattle SuperSonics), Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks), Luis Scola (Houston Rockets).

All-Rookies second team: Juan Carlos Navarro (Memphis Grizzlies), Rodney Stuckey (Detroit Pistons), Jamario Moon (Toronto Raptors), Thaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers), Carl Landry (Houston Rockets).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberDwight Howard (Orlando Magic)Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz)
DecemberDwight Howard (Orlando Magic)Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
JanuaryLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
FebruaryLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
MarchJoe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
AprilHedo Turkoglu (Orlando Magic)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

Eastern Players of the Week: Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics) (3), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) (2), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (3), Antawn Jamison (Washington Wizards), Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) (2), Andre Miller (Philadelphia 76ers) (2), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Jason Richardson (Charlotte Bobcats) (2), Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks), Hedo Turkoglu (Orlando Magic) (2), Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats).

Western Players of the Week: Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (2), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (3), Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors), Manu Ginóbili (San Antonio Spurs), Allen Iverson (Denver Nuggets) (3), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Al Jefferson (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets) (2), Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets) (2), Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (2), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns) (2).

2008 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Steve NashPGPhoenix Suns
Chris PaulPGNew Orleans Hornets
Allen IversonSG/PGDenver Nuggets
Brandon RoySG/SFPortland Trail Blazers
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Carmelo AnthonySF/PFDenver Nuggets
Dirk NowitzkiPFDallas Mavericks
David WestPFNew Orleans Hornets
Carlos BoozerPF/CUtah Jazz
Amar'e StoudemireC/PFPhoenix Suns
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Yao MingCHouston Rockets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Jason KiddPG/SGNew Jersey Nets
Chauncey BillupsPG/SGDetroit Pistons
Dwyane WadeSGMiami Heat
Richard HamiltonSGDetroit Pistons
Ray AllenSGBoston Celtics
Joe JohnsonSF/SGAtlanta Hawks
Caron Butler*SFWashington Wizards
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
LeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers
Antawn JamisonPFWashington Wizards
Chris BoshPF/CToronto Raptors
Kevin Garnett*PF/CBoston Celtics
Rasheed WallaceCDetroit Pistons
Dwight HowardCOrlando Magic

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons).

Sportsmanship award: Grant Hill (Phoenix Suns).