The 2002 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves head-to-head, and both teams battled 3 times. Out of the 3 game series of the 1st Round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs, Dallas Mavericks outdueled Minnesota Timberwolves , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Minnesota Timberwolves ’s -1 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Dallas Mavericks had an offensive rating of 128.4, defensive rating of 117.0, 23.0 free-throw attempts, and 22.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.5 percent clip as a team. Minnesota Timberwolves had an offensive rating of 117.0, defensive rating of 128.4, 37.0 free-throw attempts, 8.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.375 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Dallas Mavericks finished the game with a record of 95 , and Minnesota Timberwolves recorded Dallas Mavericks possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves’s based on the advanced stats, Dallas Mavericks had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.548 percent, Dallas Mavericks had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 6.3 vs 12.8.
The most impactful players on each team in the Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup of the 2002 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Dirk Nowitzki for the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 21.0 and made 9.0 , 1.0 offensive rebounds 14.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.206. While Kevin Garnett put up 19.0 and made 9.0, 4.0 offensive rebounds, 14.0 defensive rebounds, 4.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.193.