Placing NBA Final Winners’ Game From 2000 | Bleacher Report
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There is no better time for a player to be able to exercise than the NBA Finals.
In the last two decades, the people who have excelled in athletics have shown great competition names. Recently, LeBron James, Kevin Durant et Giannis Antetokounmpo enjoyed the above trips.
But how do they compare to the best of the old generation, like Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal?
That’s our goal here, to put the best performers in the Finals since the 2000-01 playoffs. Although the Finals in the Finals usually have a great player, our choices are just a winning team. Complete production on the list is the main thing, although the impact of the results is also considered.
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One year earlier, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. Kobe Bryant made sure Orlando Orlando wouldn’t do the same in 2009.
“Black Mamba” opened the series with 40 nights, adding eight rebounds and eight assistants to the blast. He buried the shot, shooting the game to help force extra time in Game 2, finishing the race with 29 points and eight assistants.
Although the Lakers lost Game 3, they still scored 31 points with eight assists. Bryant scored 32 points with eight assists in the following innings–another OT victory for the Lakers–before closing the list with 30 points, five assistants and four blocks in Game 5.
In our time, Kobe’s 32.4 points in each game is the sixth leading NBA champion in the Finals.
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Along with Kyrie Irving, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers make a comeback in the 2016 Finals.
Cleveland faced a 3-1 win over the Golden State Warriors, who won the NBA-record 73 tournament in all time. But the series changed in Game 5 when Cleveland took advantage of Draymond Green’s suspension, with LeBron scoring 41 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists in the win.
LeBron followed suit with 41 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Then, in Game 7, he scored three times (27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists), winning the title with his famous Andre Iguodala goal.
In the series, LeBron earned 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 thieves and 2.3 blocks.
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Kevin Durant signed with Golden State in the summer of 2016, and immediately lost interest.
When the Warriors went to the tournament–set a 16-1 record in the playoffs–KD became the sixth player to earn 30-points plus in every NBA Finals game.
As always, he did so skillfully.
Durant scored 35.2 points per game, up 47.4 three points in 7.6 points per race while making 55.6 percent of his total shots. Durant also turned 92.7 percent of his free kicks to threaten a 69.8 percent shot in the series.
In a good test, he shot 8.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks per night.
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They are in a good team, but the New Jersey Nets did not have Shaquille O’Neal’s answers in 2002.
Shaq opened the series with a 36th day, including 14 in the fourth round of a solid victory. He exploded for 40 points, eight assists and four blocks in Game 2, then led the Lakers to a swim with 35 and 34 points in Game 3 and 4, respectively.
On the way to his third straight MVP NBA Finals, he scored 36.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 points per game.
The most humorous part, though, of 2002 was Shaq’s “evil deed” in honor of the three.
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The best words to describe what Tim Duncan did against the Nets in the 2003 Finals? Nonsense.
Duncan had video games like 24.2 points, 17.0 rebounds, 5.3 assistants and 5.3 blocks in a six-game series. The long-time San Antonio Spurs star filled the Nets, collecting two of the most stupid goals in NBA Finals history.
In Game 1, he collected 32 points, 20 rebounds, seven blocks and six assists. No one in league history has ever scored 30-20-5-5 in the final game. Most interestingly, Duncan wrote the series with 21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocks – just two shots in less than three shots.
Twenty years later, Duncan still holds the NBA record for most blocks (32) in one Finals.
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Dwyane Wade himself changed the 2006 Finals.
Under Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Maverick jumped 2-0 along the Wade and Miami Heat. Then a three-year-old player, Wade–who still managed 25.5 points in a game that lost both of them–responded with a well-directed four-game lead.
The young star scored 42, 36, 43 and 36 points in the next game, which gives him more minutes along the way.
Wade scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead 11 back in Game 3. late in Game 5. He ran 11 points in the fourth quarter in Game 6. All three of those matchups were selected by three points or less.
Wade scored 34.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds in a memorable match.
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Statistics are stupid enough. Considering that Giannis Antetokounmpo had hardened his knee in the Eastern Conference Finals, the practice was foreign.
Similar to Wade’s story in 2006, Antetokounmpo drew his Milwaukee Bucks 2-0 against Phoenix Suns.
He scored 41 points in Game 3, played three times (26 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists) in Game 4 and scored 32 points in Game 5. “Greek Freak” kept the best in the final, throwing 50 points in Game 6 to build a record of multiple points in the final whistle.
Antetokounmpo scored 35.2 points in a 61.8 per cent shot, adding 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.8 points per game as Milwaukee won its first race in 50 years.
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A year after the NBA Finals’ victory, the “Big Diesel” showed the Philadelphia 76ers how the Indiana Pacers felt.
Quick release: If you expect “from 2000” plus the playoffs for the 1999-2000 season, that’s fine. Feel free to keep in mind Shaq’s 38.0 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game ahead of his performance in the 2001 Finals.
But there is no question he is at the top of the list.
O’Neal scored 44 points and 20 rebounds in extra time for Game 1. Shaq scored 30 points and 12 rebounds in Game 3 followed by 34/14 and 29/13 in the Lakers’ last two wins.
Overall, he led the Sixers to 33.0 points with a 57.3 percent clip, 15.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.4 blocks per game.