2002-2003

Robinson Spurs San Antonio To Championship

The San Antonio Spurs ended the reign of the L.A. Lakers and won the NBA Championship by defeating the New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2. The Spurs beat the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals and snapped their string of NBA titles at three straight. Tim Duncan won his second consecutive MVP award and was also named the MVP of the finals for the second time (the first coming during the Spurs first title in 1999). The Spurs’ championship also marked the culmination of David Robinson’s career, who retired after the finals. Here’s the final rankings for the 2002-03 NBA season.

TEAMS RATING RECORD
1 San Antonio 132.7 60-22
2 New Jersey 118.1 49-33
3 Portland 115.4 50-32
4 L.A. Lakers 114.4 50-32
5 L.A. Clippers 113.2 27-55
6 Seattle 112.5 38-44
7 Sacramento 112.1 59-23
8 Philadelphia 111.5 48-34
9 Minnesota 110.8 51-31
10 New Orleans 110.8 47-35
11 Detroit 110.0 50-32
12 Atlanta 109.7 35-47
13 Dallas 109.5 60-22
14 Phoenix 109.5 44-38
15 Houston 109.2 43-39
16 Chicago 109.1 30-52
17 Boston 108.1 44-38
18 Memphis 107.0 28-54
19 Golden State 105.5 40-42
20 Utah 105.5 47-35
21 Cleveland 105.2 17-65
22 Indiana 105.0 48-34
23 New York 104.4 37-45
24 Milwaukee 104.2 42-40
25 Miami 102.1 25-57
26 Orlando 99.7 42-40
27 Washington 99.3 37-45
28 Toronto 98.9 24-58
29 Denver 97.4 17-65