Bruce Bowen by the Numbers
1 - During the 2002-03 season, Bowen lead the NBA in three-point field goal percentage with .441 (101-229)
2 - Bowen is ranked second on the Spurs all-time list connecting on 661 three point shots. He is also second on the Spurs all-time list with 1,632 three-point shots attempted.
2b - Bowen is second on the Spurs all-time list for three pointers made in the playoffs (161) and second on the Spurs all-time list for three point shots attempted in the playoffs with 368. Bowen is also ranked second for three-point field goal percentage .438 (161-368) in the Spurs all-time playoff list.
2c - The NBA’s Community Assist Award has been given to Bowen twice in his career (3/05 and 1/06). The Community Assist Award is given monthly to an NBA player that is actively involved in bettering the community. A $5,000 donation is made by the NBA to the winning player’s desired foundation. Bowen teamed up with H-E-B and the Spurs Foundation to create the Bruce Bowen Foundation that focuses on healthy living for underprivileged youths.
2d - Bowen played in two different leagues in 1996/97 before solidifying his status as an NBA player. In the 1996-97 season, Bowen played professionally in France to start the season where he averaged 23.2 points per game. He then moved on to the Rockford Lightning in the CBA where he averaged 17.8 points per game before being signed to a 10-day contract by the Miami Heat on May 16, 1997.
3 – The number of championship rings Bowen has won with the Spurs. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili join Bruce with three rings and only Tim Duncan, who has four rings, has more than Bowen.
4 – With 58 blocks in the playoffs, Bowen ranks fourth behind Duncan, Robinson and Horry.
5 - The NBA’s All-Defensive First Team has featured Bowen’s name five times. Bowen finished second in voting for Defensive Player of the Year award in the 2006-07 season. He joins Tim Duncan and David Robinson as the only Spurs to be named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team four or more times.
6 - Only six ‘swingmen’ have ever been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team in seven or more straight seasons. Bowen joined the elite group of stoppers when he was named to the All-Defensive team last season. Other names on the list include Scottie Pippen (1999-00), Bobby Jones (1977-85), John Havlicek (1969-76), Michael Cooper (1981-88) and Walt Fraizer (1969-75).
7- Bowen becomes the seventh Spur retired in franchise history.
7b - Ranked seventh on the Spurs all-time career list from three-point territory .404 (661-1,632).
8 - Bowen has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team (either first or second team) in his career. Only two active players have been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive team for eight consecutive seasons (Tim Duncan 10 consecutive, Jason Kidd nine consecutive).
12 - Bowen will be the last player to ever wear #12 for the Spurs. Six players, including Bowen, have worn #12 in Spurs franchise history.
24 - In a 100-83 win over the L.A. Lakers on January 4, 2005 Bowen scored a career-high 24 points. Bowen made five three pointers in the contest and was the high scorer for the Spurs on that date.
122 - Only two players in the Spurs history have in played more playoff games than Bowen. Bowen has played in 122 playoff games for the Spurs and is behind Tim Duncan (176), Tony Parker (138) and Manu Ginobili (122).
500 - He holds the Spurs franchise record of consecutive games started at 500. Bowen did not miss a game from February 26, 2002 to March 14, 2008.
630 - Bowen is ranked eighth in games played for the Spurs with 630 games. The only active players that have played more games than Bowen are Duncan, Parker and Ginobili.
761 - With eight playoff runs with the Spurs, Bowen has amassed 761 playoff points, which ranks eighth all-time in Spurs history.
17,929 - The total amount of the minutes Bruce Bowen has played in for the Silver and Black. He ranks ninth on the Spurs all-time career list for minutes played.