2002–03 Minnesota Timberwolves season

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2002–03 Minnesota Timberwolves season
Head coach Flip Saunders
Owner(s) Glen Taylor
Arena Target Center
Results
Record 51–31 (.622)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002-03 NBA season was the Timberwolves' 14th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 51 Brad Nagel  United States Indiana

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 17–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 18–6
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9 33–8 18–23 15–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13 29–12 18–23 15–9
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17 28–13 15–26 11–13
Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32 20–21 8–33 5–17
Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43 13–28 4–37 3–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732
2 y-Sacramento Kings 59 23 .720 1
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732
4 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9
5 x-Los Angeles Lakers 50 32 .610 10
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 10
7 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13
8 x-Phoenix Suns 44 38 .537 16
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17
10 Seattle SuperSonics 40 42 .488 20
11 Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 22
12 Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32
13 Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 33
14 Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (5) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Timberwolves and Lakers.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(LAL-MIN)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 20 L.A. Lakers 117 Minnesota 98 1-0 Target Center, Minneapolis ABC 3:30 EDT/2:30CT Recap
2 April 22 L.A. Lakers 91 Minnesota 119 1–1 Target Center, Minneapolis TNT 9:30 EDT/8:30CT Recap
3 April 24 Minnesota 114 L.A. Lakers 110 1–2 Staples Center, Los Angeles TNT 11:00 EDT/8:00PT Recap
4 April 27 Minnesota 97 L.A. Lakers 102 2–2 Staples Center, Los Angeles ABC 3:00 EDT/12:00PT Recap
5 April 29 L.A. Lakers 120 Minnesota 90 3-2 Target Center, Minneapolis TNT 9:30 EDT/8:30CT Recap
6 May 1 Minnesota 85 L.A. Lakers 101 4-2 Staples Center, Los Angeles TNT 11:00 EDT/8:00PT Recap
L.A. Lakers wins series 4–2

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
Kevin Garnett
Kendall Gill
Troy Hudson
Marc Jackson
Brad Nagel
Anthony Peeler
Igor Rakocevic
Reggie Slater
Joe Smith
Rod Strickland
Wally Szczerbiak
Gary Trent
Mike Wilks
Loren Woods

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kevin Garnett
Kendall Gill
Troy Hudson
Marc Jackson
Rasho Nesterovic
Anthony Peeler
Joe Smith
Rod Strickland
Wally Szczerbiak
Gary Trent
Mike Wilks
Loren Woods

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]