The 2002 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks 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 Minnesota Timberwolves had an offensive rating of 102.0, defensive rating of 117.3, 44.0 free-throw attempts, and 17.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.471 percent clip as a team. Dallas Mavericks had an offensive rating of 117.3, defensive rating of 102.0, 35.0 free-throw attempts, 24.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.542 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Minnesota Timberwolves finished the game with a record of 100 , and Dallas Mavericks recorded Minnesota Timberwolves possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks’s based on the advanced stats,Dallas Mavericks had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.532 percent, Minnesota Timberwolves had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 16.0 vs 17.3.
The most impactful players on each team in the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks matchup of the 2002 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Anthony Peeler and Dirk Nowitzki based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Anthony Peeler for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 13.0 and made 6.0 , 0.0 offensive rebounds 5.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.175. While Dirk Nowitzki put up 17.0 and made 11.0, 3.0 offensive rebounds, 14.0 defensive rebounds, 0.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.319.