Championship Run: 1999 vs. 2003

he 2003 NBA Finals have arrived. This is the second time the Spurs have made it to the Finals, with the only other time resulting in a 4-1 domination of the New York Knicks. Here is how that 1999 team stacks up against the current version of the San Antonio Spurs.

1998-1999
2002-2003
Regular Season Record
Won - 37, Loss - 13
(Midwest Division Champs)
(Best Record In the NBA)
Won - 60, Loss - 22
(Midwest Division Champs)
(Tied For Best Record In the NBA)
Playoff Record
(Through West Conf. Finals)
Won - 11, Loss - 1
Won - 12, Loss - 6
Longest Playoff Win Streak
12 (NBA Record)
4
Arena
Alamodome
SBC Center
Average Attendance
21,094
17,975
Starting 5
Tim Duncan: 21.7 ppg, 11.4 rpg

David Robinson: 15.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg

Sean Elliott: 11.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Mario Elie: 9.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Avery Johnson: 9.7 ppg, 7.4 apg

Tim Duncan: 23.3 ppg, 12.9 rpg

David Robinson: 8.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg

Bruce Bowen: 7.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Stephen Jackson: 11.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Tony Parker: 15.5 ppg, 5.3 apg

Average Age
31.4 years
28.2 years
Points Per Game

92.8 points

95.8 points
Opponent’s Points Per Game
84.7 points
90.4 points
Awards

All-NBA 1st Team
(Tim Duncan)

All-Defensive 1st Team
(Tim Duncan)

All-Defensive 2nd Team
(David Robinson)

All-NBA 1st Team
(Tim Duncan)

All-Defensive 1st Team
(Tim Duncan)

All-Defensive 2nd Team
(Bruce Bowen)

NBA Coach of the Year
(Gregg Popovich)

NBA MVP
(Tim Duncan)

All-Rookie 2nd Team
(Manu Ginobili)

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
(David Robinson)