Kevin Garnett’s Season Review 2002-03

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2002-03 Awards
  All-NBA First Team
  All-Defensive First Team
  All-Interview Second Team
  All-Star MVP
  Player of the Month: April
  Player of the Month: February
  Player of the Week: Nov. 18-24
Forward * 6-11
Eighth year
Farragut Academy H.S. '95

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Season Highs
 Points: 37 (2/16)
 Rebounds: 24** (twice)
 Assists: 12* (twice)
 Steals: 5 (twice)
 Blocks: 5 (3 times)
 Minutes: 50 (twice)
 * Career best
 ** Tied career best
Concluded his eighth NBA season by starting all 82 games and posting career highs in scoring (23.0 ppg), rebounds (13.4 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg)
Only Wilt Chamberlain (in MVP seasons of 1966-67 and 1967-68) exceeded those averages in one season
It's the fourth straight season he's tallied 20/10/5; he joins Larry Bird as the only players in league history to achieve that feat
Guaranteed that mark after only 71 games
Finished ninth in scoring, second in rebounding and 13th (first among forwards) in assists; he's the first player since Bird in 1989-90 to rank among the league's top 15 in all three categories
Led Minnesota in all five major "counting" categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. He became the third player in NBA history to accomplish that feat, joining Dave Cowens (1977-78) and Scottie Pippen (1994-95)
Also recorded a career-high 40.5 minutes per game and shot a career-best 50.2% (11th in the NBA)
Led the team in scoring (27.0 ppg) and rebounding (15.7 rpg) during the team's six playoff games; recorded a double-double in each contest
Set a franchise single-game playoff scoring record with 35 points in Game 2 vs. the Lakers (surpassed by Troy Hudson's 37 in the same game)
Named MVP of the 52nd NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 9
Scored 37 points with nine rebounds and five steals in the West's 115-145 double-overtime win in Atlanta
It was his sixth consecutive All-Star Game appearance (fifth start)
Led the league in Efficiency Rating at 32.07, the only player above 30
Recorded 301 "Nestle Crunch Time" points, tops in the league
Led the NBA with six triple-doubles; he also came up one assist shy of triple-doubles on six other occasions, and either two or three assists short in 16 other games
Notched a club-record (and league-best) 68 double-doubles, the highest total in the NBA in 10 years
Had a franchise-record string of double-doubles with 19; led the team in rebounds in 26 consecutive games
Minnesota's leading scorer 60 times, top rebounder on 69 occasions and leader in assists 35 times; he led the Wolves across the board in 21 games
Tied his career high with 24 rebounds (including a franchise-record 20 defensive boards) March 5 at Sacramento
Set franchise single-season records for total rebounds and defensive rebounds
Scored in double figures in all 82 games; posted 20+ points and 20+ rebounds five times, and tallied 30+ points 10 times
Scored 27.7 ppg in February, the highest-scoring month of his career
Scored a season-high 37 points with 22 rebounds and five blocks Feb. 16 vs. Golden State
Blocked a season-high five shots Jan. 20 vs. Toronto; he finished 17th in the NBA at 1.57 bpg
Swiped a season-high five steals Jan. 7 at Houston
Earned First-Team All-NBA honors, his fifth consecutive All-NBA honor
Finished second in MVP balloting to two-time winner Tim Duncan
Named to the All-Defensive First Team for the fourth straight season
Earned All-Interview Second Team acclaim
Named Western Conference Player of the Month for both February and April, the third and fourth such honors of his career
Named Western Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 25, his eighth career weekly honor
The March 21 contest at San Antonio was the 600th of his career
Grabbed his 6,000th career rebound Feb. 24 at Milwaukee
Blocked his 1,000th shot Feb. 12 at Cleveland
Scored the 11,000th point of his career Jan. 30 at Dallas after passing the 10,000-point mark on Opening Night

2002-03 Averages REB PER GAME
G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
MIN 82 82 40.5 .502 .282 .751 3.00 10.50 13.40 6.0 1.38 1.57 2.79 2.40 23.0
Playoff 6 6 44.2 .514 .333 .607 1.80 13.80 15.70 5.2 1.67 1.67 3.00 3.80 27.0


2002-03 Totals REBOUNDS
G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
MIN 82 82 3,321 743-1,481 20-71 377-502 244 858 1,102 495 113 129 229 199 1,883
Playoff 6 6 265 71-138 3-9 17-28 11 83 94 31 10 10 18 23 162



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