2003–04 San Antonio Spurs season

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2003–04 San Antonio Spurs season
Head coach Gregg Popovich
Arena SBC Center
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Southwest, KENS, KRRT,
< 2002–03 2004–05 >
The San Antonio Spurs hosting the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals at the SBC Center.

The 2003-04 NBA season was the Spurs' 28th season in the NBA, the 31st in San Antonio, and 37th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, the Spurs acquired Hedo Turkoglu from the Sacramento Kings and signed free agent Robert Horry. Even without David Robinson, who retired after last season, the Spurs still managed a 57-25 record, finishing 3rd in the West. They swept the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, and though the Spurs took the first two games in a second round rematch against the eventual Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers, led by their "big four" of Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Gary Payton, the Lakers responded by taking the next four games to eliminate the defending champions. Following the season, Turkoglu signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2003 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 28 Leandro Barbosa G  Brazil

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 12 United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Cal State Fullerton
G 23 United States Brown, Devin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Texas–San Antonio
G 3 United States Carroll, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Notre Dame
F/C 21 United States Virgin Islands Duncan, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Wake Forest
G 10 Brazil Garcia, Alex 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Brazil
G 20 Argentina Ginóbili, Manu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Argentina
G 1 United States Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
F 5 United States Horry, Robert 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Alabama
C 8 Slovenia Nesterović, Rasho 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Slovenia
G 9 France Parker, Tony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
F 31 United States Rose, Malik 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Drexel
F 14 Turkey Türkoğlu, Hedo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Turkey
G 17 United States Ward, Charlie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Florida State
F/C 42 United States Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Minnesota Timberwolves 58 24 .707 31–10 27–14 14–10
x-San Antonio Spurs 57 25 .695 1 33–8 24–17 15–9
x-Dallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 6 36–5 16–25 14–10
x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 8 31–10 19–22 12–12
x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13 27–14 18–23 8–16
x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 15 29–12 14–27 11–13
Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 16 28–13 14–27 10–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Minnesota Timberwolves 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 57 25 .695 1
4 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 6
6 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 8
7 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
8 x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 15
9 Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 16
10 Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 17
11 Seattle SuperSonics 37 45 .451 21
12 Golden State Warriors 37 45 .451 21
13 Phoenix Suns 29 53 .354 29
14 Los Angeles Clippers 28 54 .341 30


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Memphis Grizzlies: Spurs win series 4–0

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Spurs and Grizzlies.

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) San Antonio Spurs: Lakers win series 4–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 2003 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]