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2000-01 NBA ATS Standings
Here are the final NBA standings for the 2000-01 basketball season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, offensive efficiency, and defensive efficiency for the teams.
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Golden State Warriors||17-65-0||33-49-0||98.4||108.1|
|Los Angeles Clippers||31-51-0||47-33-2||102.3||105.4|
|Los Angeles Lakers||56-26-0||37-43-2||109.2||105.6|
|New Jersey Nets||26-56-0||37-44-1||100.8||106.4|
|New Orleans Hornets||46-36-0||41-41-0||102.6||100.3|
|New York Knicks||48-34-0||41-40-1||102.1||99.0|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||44-38-0||35-46-1||106.5||106.4|
|San Antonio Spurs||58-24-0||49-33-0||107.4||98.6|
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. OE||Avg. DE|
|Los Angeles Lakers||15-1-0||13-3-0||112.2||98.3|
|New Orleans Hornets||6-4-0||7-3-0||109.0||101.9|
|New York Knicks||2-3-0||2-3-0||102.0||105.6|
|San Antonio Spurs||7-6-0||6-7-0||102.8||103.0|
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Recap of the 2000-01 NBA Basketball Season
The '2000 - '2001 NBA season continued with the post-season dominance of the West.
Shaquille O'Neal didn't have quite the stellar season that he had the previous year, but he continued to put up solid numbers and finished the season with the highest field-goal percentage in the league. Kobe Bryant proved to be a perfect complement to O'Neal's dominating presence inside, and although the Lakers didn't have the best regular season record - that honor went to the San Antonio Spurs, and their 58 - 24 effort - they won the last eight of their regular season games to finish 56 - 26 and tie for second place with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Elsewhere in the league, the Houston Rockets achieved the highest winning percentage for a team that would miss the playoffs. The New York Knicks traded their all-time leading scorer, Patrick Ewing, to the Seattle Supersonics. Larry Bird retired as coach for the Indiana Pacers, to be replaced by Isiah Thomas; seven other teams also had new coaches for the '2000 - '2001 season.
The All-Star game was a thriller in Washington. The Eastern Conference entered the final quarter down 21 points, but superstar Allen Iverson, of the Philadelphia 76ers, scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to edge out the West 111 - 110; he was honored with the game's MVP trophy.
Orlando's Grant Hill was sidelined for virtually every game of the season with an ankle injury. The Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning missed most of the season with a kidney condition, but surprised everyone by returning for the final 13 games of the season; however, the Heat were swept in the first round of playoffs by the Charlotte Hornets.
Ending an 18 year drought, the 76ers finally made a trip to the NBA Finals, partly because of a key midseason trade to acquire Dikembe Mutombo, who was once again named Defensive Player of the Year, from the Atlanta Hawks. Even after battling through two exhausting seven-game playoff series, Allen Iverson broke out of the gate in Game 1 of the Finals with a stunning performance, scoring 48 points to help upset the defending champion Lakers with a 107 - 101 overtime win.
The Lakers, meanwhile, had swept the entire Western Conference on the way to their second straight Finals appearance, and their unexpected Game 1 loss against Philly was the only defeat they suffered in the entire playoffs; the Lakers went an amazing 15 - 1 in the postseason, the best winning percentage in NBA postseason history. They took the championship four games later, with Shaquille O' Neal being named as the Finals MVP.
Other season honors included Rookie of the Year, which was awarded
to Mike Miller of the Orlando Magic, and the Most Improved player
award, taken home by Tracy McGrady, also from Orlando. Despite losing
in the Finals, the 76ers left their signature on the season with
several members receiving post-season awards: Allen Iverson was
named regular season MVP, Coach Larry brown was honored as the Coach
of the Year, and Aaron Mckie was awarded the Sixth Man of the Year
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