2008-09 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2009

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  Orlando Magic (E)  1

NBA Finals MVP: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers), Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu (Orlando Magic).

Best players for the 2008-09 NBA season

Regular Season MVP: LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).

All-NBA first team: Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

All-NBA second team: Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets).

All-NBA third team: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers), Shaquille O'Neal (Phoenix Suns).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsDwyane WadeSGMiami Heat30.2
ReboundsDwight HowardCOrlando Magic13.8
BlocksDwight HowardCOrlando Magic2.9
AssistsChris PaulPGNew Orleans Hornets11.0
StealsChris PaulPGNew Orleans Hornets2.8
EfficiencyLeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers31.7
3-point field goalsRashard LewisPF/SFOrlando Magic220

NBA Sixth Man: Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks).

Most Improved Player: Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2008-09 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
LeBron James810.59.74/19.9148.91.63/4.7434.47.33/9.4177.90.10.10.00.00.00.4
Chris Paul780.58.09/16.0950.30.82/2.2636.35.83/6.7286.80.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dwyane Wade790.510.81/22.0149.11.11/3.5231.57.47/9.7676.50.10.10.00.00.00.4
Dwight Howard790.57.09/12.3957.20.00/0.030.06.38/10.7559.30.20.00.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki810.59.56/19.9547.90.75/2.1035.75.99/6.7389.00.10.00.00.00.00.3
Pau Gasol810.57.31/12.9056.70.01/0.0250.04.23/5.4278.00.10.00.00.00.00.2
Chris Bosh770.57.99/16.4048.70.16/0.6425.06.55/8.0181.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tim Duncan750.47.44/14.7650.40.00/0.030.04.45/6.4469.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kobe Bryant820.49.76/20.8846.71.44/4.1035.15.89/6.8885.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Yao Ming770.47.35/13.4054.90.01/0.01100.04.95/5.7186.70.10.00.00.00.00.3

More awards

Citizenship award: Dikembe Mutombo (Houston Rockets).

Sportsmanship award: Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets).