2001-02 Season

2001-02: T-Mac's Legend Grows
The Orlando Magic, led by Head Coach Doc Rivers, advanced to the NBA Playoffs for the second straight season and seventh time in the last nine campaigns. Orlando completed the 2001-02 season with a 44-38 record, marking the 10th consecutive time they finished with at least a .500 mark. Their dreams of reaching the NBA Finals fell short, as they were eliminated in four close playoff games by the Charlotte Hornets.

The 2001-02 campaign saw the continued emergence of guard Tracy McGrady as a true superstar. He led the team in scoring (25.6 ppg., 4th in NBA), rebounding (7.8 rpg., T-25th) and minutes played (38.3 minpg., T-20th), while finishing second in assists (5.3 apg., T-22nd) and steals (1.57 stlpg., 19th). “T-Mac” was named to the All-NBA First Team and finished fourth in NBA Most Valuable Player voting. He also played in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, his second appearance in as many years. McGrady was one of only two players in the NBA to average at least 25.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg.

The Magic suffered through several injuries, most significantly to forward Grant Hill. The six-time NBA All-Star missed 68 games due to a left ankle injury and season-ending surgery. During his NBA career, Hill has averaged 21.4 ppg., 7.9 rpg. and 6.2 apg. They lost a total of 211 player games due to injury/illness in 2001-02 and were forced to use 18 different starting lineups.

Despite the adversity, Orlando ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 100.5 ppg., and finished eighth in the league in three-point shooting. They also went 27-14 at home, the second-best home record in the Eastern Conference.

Co-captain Darrell Armstrong remained the heart and soul of the club. He led the Magic in assists (5.5 apg., T-19th in NBA), steals (1.91 stlpg., 6th) and free throw percentage (.888, T-3rd) last season.

With players like Mike Miller, Horace Grant and Pat Garrity, Orlando has a strong returning nucleus to build around. During the offseason, they acquired guard Jacque Vaughn, forward Shawn Kemp and rookie forward Ryan Humphrey, giving the Magic needed depth off the bench.

2001-02 Magic Regular Statistics

 PLAYER AVERAGES
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
 Tracy McGrady 76 76 38.3 .451 .364 .748 2.00 5.90 7.90 5.3 1.57 .96 2.49 1.80 25.6
 Grant Hill 14 14 36.6 .426 .000 .863 2.10 6.90 8.90 4.6 .57 .29 2.64 2.90 16.8
 Mike Miller 63 53 33.7 .438 .383 .762 .80 3.60 4.30 3.1 .75 .37 1.71 2.30 15.2
 Darrell Armstrong 82 79 33.3 .419 .349 .888 1.00 2.90 3.90 5.5 1.91 .12 2.13 2.00 12.4
 Troy Hudson 81 4 22.9 .434 .353 .876 .40 1.40 1.80 3.1 .70 .07 2.01 1.50 11.7
 Pat Garrity 80 43 30.1 .426 .427 .836 1.00 3.30 4.20 1.2 .76 .35 .85 2.90 11.1
 Horace Grant 76 76 29.1 .513 .000 .721 2.10 4.20 6.30 1.4 .75 .64 .67 1.60 8.0
 Monty Williams 68 19 18.9 .547 .000 .657 1.20 2.30 3.50 1.4 .72 .25 1.26 2.00 7.1
 Patrick Ewing 65 4 13.9 .444 .000 .701 .90 3.10 4.00 .5 .34 .69 1.00 2.00 6.0
 Jaren Jackson 9 0 16.0 .405 .350 .500 .10 1.80 1.90 .9 .56 .00 .89 1.40 4.3
 Steven Hunter 53 21 9.7 .456 .000 .585 .80 1.10 1.80 .1 .09 .81 .30 1.50 3.6
 Don Reid 68 5 10.5 .474 .000 .647 1.00 1.60 2.60 .4 .29 .65 .79 2.60 3.3
 Andrew DeClercq 61 14 10.4 .450 .000 .560 1.20 1.50 2.70 .4 .38 .39 .56 2.10 2.7
 Jud Buechler 60 2 10.5 .375 .352 .500 .50 1.40 1.80 .5 .33 .13 .23 .80 1.8
 Jud Buechler (TOT) 66 2 10.4 .373 .350 .500 .40 1.30 1.80 .5 .32 .12 .23 .80 1.7
 Jeryl Sasser 7 0 5.1 .214 .000 .800 .40 .60 1.00 .3 .43 .00 .29 .40 1.4
 Dee Brown 7 0 9.3 .150 .083 .000 .00 1.30 1.30 .3 .43 .14 .57 .60 1.0
Team Averages 82 0 241.8 .448 .373 .754 11.5 29.8 41.2 22.0 8.1 4.7 13.6 20.7 100.5
Opponents 82 0 241.8 .456 .352 .737 13.2 32.1 45.4 23.5 8.0 4.7 15.8 21.2 98.9
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 PLAYER TOTALS
              REBOUNDS  
 Player G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
 Tracy McGrady 76 76 2,912 715-1,586 103-283 415-555 150 447 597 400 119 73 189 139 1,948
 Darrell Armstrong 82 79 2,730 347-828 139-398 182-205 83 236 319 453 157 10 175 166 1,015
 Mike Miller 63 53 2,123 351-802 116-303 138-181 49 224 273 198 47 23 108 145 956
 Troy Hudson 81 4 1,854 354-815 66-187 176-201 30 115 145 255 57 6 163 119 950
 Pat Garrity 80 43 2,406 327-767 169-396 61-73 77 261 338 99 61 28 68 230 884
 Horace Grant 76 76 2,210 264-515 0-0 80-111 159 322 481 104 57 49 51 118 608
 Monty Williams 68 19 1,284 198-362 0-4 88-134 80 155 235 96 49 17 86 134 484
 Patrick Ewing 65 4 901 148-333 0-1 94-134 60 203 263 35 22 45 65 129 390
 Grant Hill 14 14 512 83-195 0-2 69-80 29 96 125 64 8 4 37 40 235
 Don Reid 68 5 714 90-190 0-0 44-68 65 111 176 27 20 44 54 180 224
 Steven Hunter 53 21 516 67-147 0-0 55-94 40 57 97 5 5 43 16 81 189
 Andrew DeClercq 61 14 633 67-149 0-0 28-50 74 89 163 22 23 24 34 130 162
 Jud Buechler 60 2 630 42-112 19-54 2-4 27 81 108 29 20 8 14 46 105
 Jud Buechler (TOT) 66 2 684 44-118 21-60 2-4 29 87 116 32 21 8 15 53 111
 Jaren Jackson 9 0 144 15-37 7-20 2-4 1 16 17 8 5 0 8 13 39
 Jeryl Sasser 7 0 36 3-14 0-0 4-5 3 4 7 2 3 0 2 3 10
 Dee Brown 7 0 65 3-20 1-12 0-0 0 9 9 2 3 1 4 4 7
Team Totals 82 0 19,830 3,087-6,893 620-1,660 1,446-1,917 942 2,440 3,382 1,804 665 384 1,119 1,700 8,240
Opponents 82 0 -- 3,116-6,828 409-1,161 1,470-1,994 1,086 2,633 3,719 1,930 659 384 1,292 1,740 8,111
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