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2000–01 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
TV partner/s NBC, TBS, TNT
Draft
Top draft pick Kenyon Martin
Picked by New Jersey Nets
Regular season
Season MVP Allen Iverson(Philadelphia)
Top scorer Allen Iverson (Philadelphia)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Philadelphia 76ers
Eastern runners-up Milwaukee Bucks
Western champions Los Angeles Lakers
Western runners-up San Antonio Spurs
Finals
Finals champions Los Angeles Lakers
Runners-up Philadelphia 76ers
Finals MVP Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles)

The 2000–01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning their second straight championship, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1 in the 2001 NBA Finals.


Notable occurrences

  • The NBA All-Star Game was held at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. The East won 111-110, with Philadelphia's Allen Iverson being named the game's Most Valuable Player. The game is noted for the Eastern's 21-point comeback in the fourth quarter.
  • The Grizzlies play their final season in Vancouver before relocating to Memphis, Tennessee for the following season.
  • Rick Pitino resigned as head coach and president of the Boston Celtics, ending a three-plus year tenure filled with turmoil, disappointment and three consecutive below .500, non-playoff seasons.
  • The Dallas Mavericks played their final home game at Reunion Arena.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers win their second straight title by going 15-1 in the playoffs, the best playoff winning percentage in NBA history.
  • The Toronto Raptors made the second round of the playoffs for the first (and currently only) time in franchise history, winning over New York 3-2. They lost in the second round to Philadelphia 4-3.
  • Prior to the season, Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning announced that he suffered a kidney disorder and missed the first five months of the season. Mourning would receive a kidney transplant two years later.

Final standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Team W L PCT GB
Philadelphia 76ers 56 26 .683 -
Miami Heat 50 32 .610 6
New York Knicks 48 34 .585 8
Orlando Magic 43 39 .524 13
Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 20
New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 30
Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 37
Central Division
Team W L PCT GB
Milwaukee Bucks 52 30 .634 -
Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 5
Charlotte Hornets 46 36 .561 6
Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 11
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 20
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 22
Atlanta Hawks 25 57 .305 27
Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 37

Western Conference

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT GB
San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 -
Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 5
Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 5
Minnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 11
Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 18
Vancouver Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35
Pacific Division
Team W L PCT GB
Los Angeles Lakers C 56 26 .683 -
Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 1
Phoenix Suns 51 31 .622 5
Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 6
Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 12
Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 25
Golden State Warriors 17 65 .207 39

C - NBA Champions

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 31.1
Rebounds per game Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers

13.5
Assists per game Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns 9.8
Steals per game Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 2.5
Blocks per game Theo Ratliff Philadelphia 76ers 3.7
FG% Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers 57.2
FT% Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers 92.8
3FG% Brent Barry Seattle SuperSonics 47.2

NBA awards

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