The 2002 West Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs featured Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs head-to-head, and both teams battled 5 times. Out of the 5 game series of the Conference Semi-Finals of the 2002 NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles Lakers outdueled San Antonio Spurs , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to San Antonio Spurs ’s 1 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 93.5, defensive rating of 87.0, 25.0 free-throw attempts, and 21.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.238 percent clip as a team. San Antonio Spurs had an offensive rating of 87.0, defensive rating of 93.5, 24.0 free-throw attempts, 18.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.333 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Los Angeles Lakers finished the game with a record of 92 , and San Antonio Spurs recorded Los Angeles Lakers possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs’s based on the advanced stats, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.421 percent, San Antonio Spurs had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 12.0 vs 14.1 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs matchup of the 2002 West Conference Semi-Finals NBA Playoffs were Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Shaquille O'Neal for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs, put up 22.0 and made 9.0 , 6.0 offensive rebounds 11.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.275. While Tim Duncan put up 30.0 and made 9.0, 7.0 offensive rebounds, 14.0 defensive rebounds, 5.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.226.