Most Valuable Player


Tim Duncan • San Antonio Spurs
Team record: 28-15
The reigning MVP is as steady as ever, delivering his 22 points and 12 boards each night as a matter of perfunctory convention while remaining a top interior defender. Duncan ranks with the NBA's top five in rebounding (third) and blocks (fifth) and has posted a double-double in 33 of his 39 games. He also leads the league in free-throw attempts, with 343 on the year.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
39
37.2
.492
.200
.601
12.7
3.2
0.95
2.67
22.0
Bold denotes team leader



Kevin Garnett • Minnesota Timberwolves
Team record: 28-12
Garnett has taken advantage of his new and more talented supporting cast in Minnesota to elevate his game once more, posting career-highs in scoring, rebounds and blocks while leading the Timberwolves to a 28-12 start. He also ranks among the NBA's top five in scoring (fourth) and rebounding (first) and continues to be an effective passer, averaging 5.0 assists.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
40
39.7
.498
.300
.742
13.9
5.0
1.28
2.25
24.6
Bold denotes team leader



Jermaine O'Neal • Indiana Pacers
Team record: 33-11
The best player on a team that is bringing legitimacy back to the Eastern Conference, O'Neal has led the Pacers to a league-best 33-11 record and a 10-5 mark against West squads, including wins over the Spurs, Mavs and Wolves. Averaging a double-double, O'Neal ranks sixth in the league in rebounding and fourth in blocked shots.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
43
36.9
.440
.111
.763
10.7
2.0
0.86
2.77
20.9
Bold denotes team leader



Peja Stojakovic • Sacramento Kings
Team record: 29-10
No Webber, no problem. Stojakovic is averaging career-bests in nearly every offensive category as he's helped take the Kings to the top of the West. He is third in the NBA in scoring, hits 43 percent of his long-range shots to rank second overall in three-pointers, and he is automatic from the foul stripe, knocking down an NBA-best 92 percent of his free throws.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
38
39.5
.494
.430
.922
5.9
2.1
1.37
0.21
25.4
Bold denotes team leader

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