2000–01 San Antonio Spurs season

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2000–01 San Antonio Spurs season
Midwest Division Champions
Head coach Gregg Popovich
Arena Alamodome
Results
Record 58–24 (.707)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Finals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1999–00 2001–02 >

The 2000-01 NBA season was the Spurs' 25th season in the NBA, the 28th in San Antonio, and 34th season as a franchise.[1] San Antonio finished first in the Midwest Division with a 58-24 record. In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference First Round, then they would defeat the Dallas Mavericks in the semifinals, but would be swept by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2000 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 41 Chris Carrawell G  United States Duke
2 54 Corey Hightower  United States Indian Hills Community College

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 33–8 25–16 19–5
x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5 28–13 25–16 14–10
x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5 28–13 25–16 14–10
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11 30–11 17–24 11–13
Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13 24–17 21–20 11–13
Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18 29–12 11–30 13–11
Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35 15–26 8–33 2–22
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
4 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5
6 x-Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 7
7 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 8
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11
9 Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
10 Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 14
11 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18
12 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 27
13 Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35
14 Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 41


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

April 21
5:30 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves 82, San Antonio Spurs 87
Scoring by quarter: 24–25, 13–26, 28–12, 17-24
Pts: Kevin Garnett 25
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 13
Asts: Terrell Brandon 8
Pts: Tim Duncan 33
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Duncan, Ferry 4 each
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 33,983
Referees: Mark Wunderlich, Ron Garretson, Jack Nies
April 23
9:30 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves 69, San Antonio Spurs 86
Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 20–30, 15–24, 18–12
Pts: Kevin Garnett 18
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 12
Asts: Billups, Brandon, Garnett, Mitchell, Nesterovic, Szczerbiak 2 each
Pts: Tim Duncan 18
Rebs: Duncan, Robinson 11 each
Asts: Duncan, Porter 4 each
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 31,759
Referees: Luis Grillo, Joe Crawford, Hue Hollins
April 28
5:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 84, Minnesota Timberwolves 93
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 23–23, 24–21, 18-25
Pts: David Robinson 22
Rebs: David Robinson 17
Asts: Derek Anderson 4
Pts: Kevin Garnett 22
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 8
Asts: Terrell Brandon 9
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 17,676
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Joe DeRosa, Tim Donaghy
April 30
8:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 97, Minnesota Timberwolves 84
Scoring by quarter: 19-19, 25-24, 27-20, 26-21
Pts: Tim Duncan 24
Rebs: Tim Duncan 16
Asts: Derek Anderson 6
Pts: Wally Szczerbiak 20
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 15
Asts: Terrell Brandon 6
San Antonio wins series, 3-1
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 16,336
Referees: Bill Spooner, Bob Delaney, Dan Crawford

Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 3-1)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Spurs and Mavericks.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SA-DAL)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 May 5 Dallas 78 San Antonio 94 1-0 Alamodome, San Antonio NBC 6:30et [5] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
2 May 7 Dallas 86 San Antonio 100 2-0 Alamodome, San Antonio TNT 8:30et [6] Bob Neal & Hubie Brown
3 May 9 San Antonio 104 Dallas 90 3-0 Reunion Arena, Dallas TNT 9:30et [7] Bob Neal & Kenny Smith
4 May 12 San Antonio 108 Dallas 112 3-1 Reunion Arena, Dallas NBC 3:30et [8] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
5 May 14 Dallas 87 San Antonio 105 4-1 Alamodome, San Antonio TNT 8:30et [9] Bob Neal & Hubie Brown
San Antonio wins series 4–1

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(SA-LAL)

Venue TV Time Recap TV Commentators
1 May 19 Los Angeles 104 San Antonio 90 0–1 Alamodome, San Antonio NBC 6:30et [10] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
2 May 21 Los Angeles 88 San Antonio 81 0–2 Alamodome, San Antonio TNT 8:30et [11] Kevin Harlan, John Thompson & Danny Ainge
3 May 25 San Antonio 72 Los Angeles 111 0–3 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 9:00et [12] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
4 May 27 San Antonio 82 Los Angeles 111 0–4 Staples Center, Los Angeles NBC 5:30et [13] Marv Albert & Doug Collins
Los Angeles wins Western Conference Championship series 4–0

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Derek Anderson
Antonio Daniels
Derrick Dial
Tim Duncan
Sean Elliott
Danny Ferry
Jaren Jackson
Avery Johnson
Steve Kerr
Ira Newble
Terry Porter
David Robinson
Malik Rose
Shawnelle Scott
Samaki Walker

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Derek Anderson
Antonio Daniels
Tim Duncan
Sean Elliott
Danny Ferry
Avery Johnson
Steve Kerr
Terry Porter
David Robinson
Malik Rose
Shawnelle Scott
Samaki Walker

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]