The 2002 West Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs featured San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers 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 San Antonio Spurs had an offensive rating of 104.7, defensive rating of 113.8, 27.0 free-throw attempts, and 17.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.235 percent clip as a team. Los Angeles Lakers had an offensive rating of 113.8, defensive rating of 104.7, 21.0 free-throw attempts, 12.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.25 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, San Antonio Spurs finished the game with a record of 85 , and Los Angeles Lakers recorded San Antonio Spurs possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers’s based on the advanced stats,Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.506 percent, Los Angeles Lakers had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 10.3 vs 10.6 .
The most impactful players on each team in the San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup of the 2002 West Conference Semi-Finals NBA Playoffs were Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Tim Duncan for the San Antonio Spurs in the Conference Semi-Finals of the NBA Playoffs, put up 26.0 and made 9.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 10.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.181. While Shaquille O'Neal put up 20.0 and made 10.0, 4.0 offensive rebounds, 11.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.193.