2001–02 Portland Trail Blazers season

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2001–02 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Maurice Cheeks
Arena Rose Garden Arena
Results
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round (eliminated 0–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2001–02 season was the 32nd season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Blazers finished 49–33, making the playoffs for the 20th consecutive year.

As in the previous year, the Blazers faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. And the result was identical: the Blazers were swept in three straight games by the Lakers, who would go on to win their third consecutive NBA championship. It was the fourth time in five years the Blazers' postseason run was ended by the Lakers.

During the offseason, coach Mike Dunleavy was fired after four years and two trips to the Western Conference finals, and replaced by Maurice Cheeks.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 19 Zach Randolph F  United States Michigan State
2 49 Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje C  Cameroon Georgetown

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744 36–5 25–16 15–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3 34–7 24–17 16–8
x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12 30–11 19–22 14–10
x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16 26–15 19–22 13–11
Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22 25–16 14–27 9–15
Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25 23–18 13–28 12–12
Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40 14–27 7–34 5–19


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 3
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
5 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 17
9 Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22
10 Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25
11 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 33
12 Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 34
13 Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 38
14 Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (6) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-POR)

Venue TV Time TV Commentators
1 April 21 Portland 87 Los Angeles 95 1-0 Staples Center NBC 5:30et/2:30pt Tom Hammond, Bill Walton and Steve Jones
2 April 25 Portland 96 Los Angeles 103 2-0 Staples Center TNT 10:30et/7:30pt Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Fratello
3 April 28 Los Angeles 92 Portland 91 3-0 Rose Garden NBC 5:30et/2:30pt Tom Hammond, Bill Walton and Steve Jones
Los Angeles wins series 3–0

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]