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Under the radar player performances

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by dkamberi25, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. dkamberi25

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    I'll start it off with Duncan during the 02-03. This was his and the Spurs second title as well as his 2nd Finals MVP and 2nd regular season MVP award.

    Regular Season:

    81 GP
    39.3 MPG
    51 % FG/71 % FT
    23.3 PPG
    12.9 RPG
    3.9 APG
    2.9 BPG
    0.7 SPG

    Playoffs:

    24 GP
    42.5 MPG
    53 % FG/68 % FT
    24.7 PPG
    15.4 RPG
    5.3 APG
    3.3 BPG
    0.6 SPG

    Finals:
    6 GP
    43.8 MPG
    50 % FG/69% FT
    24.2 PPG
    17.0 RPG
    5.3 APG
    5.3 BPG
    1.0 SPG

    In the Finals clinching game 6 he nearly recorded a quadruple double with:

    21 points/20 rebounds/10 assists/8 blocks
     
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    LCII Contributing Member

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    How is it under the radar if he won both a regular MVP and finals MVP for it?
     
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    Because whenever you hear anyone talk about the best performances of all time how often does someone say 02-03 Duncan?
     
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    I'll agree with that. I feel like most people bring up Parker's Finals MVP performance when bringing up the Spurs.
     
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    1. Robert Reid's defense on Larry Bird - the 1981 NBA Finals.

    2. Amare Stoudemire's playoff performances against the Spurs...outside of Shaq, I've never seen player complete annihilate the Spurs.

    3. Weird choice: Roy Hibbert vs. the Heat, 2013 ECF...most overrated Roy Hibbert against everyone after...

    4. Nick Van Exel in the 2003 playoffs.

    4B. 1975-76 Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals

    5. Best performances in a losing effort (one winner)...NBA Finals (under the radar):

    Maurice Lucas, 1977 NBA Finals
    Hakeem Olajuwon, 1986 NBA Finals
    Karl Malone, 1998 NBA Finals
    Latrell Sprewell, 1999 NBA Finals
    Hedo Turkoglu, 2009 NBA Finals
    LeBron James, 2014 NBA Finals (28 ppg on 57% shooting, yet we are hearing how he is a choker)
     
  7. dkamberi25

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    I would even add Allan Houston as those two really carried that Knicks team that had no business being in the Finals. Spree always gets remembered for choking PJ and the "Feed my kids" line but he was one of the best wing players in the game really from the time he entered the league up to the early 2000's. He was a good scorer and even better defender.
     

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