Duncan in 2003 was something else. Everyone automatically assumes that since Parker, Ginobili and Robinson were on the team that Duncan had a lot of help in this run, that however was not the case in 03’. Parker: 14.7 PPG, 40%, Jackson: 12.8 PPG, 41%, Ginobili: 9.4 PPG, 39%. So it’s clear Timmy’s teammates didn’t quite perform up to their standards. Duncan led the team in pts, ast, reb, blk for the entire run putting up an insane 25 pts, 15 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk, 1 stl on 53% shooting. To this day, Duncan is the only power forward to lead a title team in scoring and assists at the same time in the playoffs. He was doing all of this while playing amazing defense. Duncan is the only player to average 25-15-5-3 in a playoff run. In the first round, the spurs played a very solid Knicks team led by Marbury, Marion and a rookie Amare Stoudimire. Duncan put up 19-16-5 and 3.5 blocks and the spurs won in 6. In the semi finals, the spurs played the Kobe and Shaq led lakers who were just coming off of a 3peat. Duncan outplayed both Shaq and Kobe while having less help than them. Duncan put up 28-12-5 on 53% FG and 1.3 blocks while playing great defense and with only one other spur (Parker) averaging over 14 PPG and he did it shooting barely 40% from the field. In the WCF the spurs went up against the 60 win Mavs. Although dirk suffered an injury near the end of game 3 and was out for the rest of the series, the spurs were already up by 14 in the 4th quarter when dirk got hurt and dirk only had 15 points on 35% FG. And the spurs were already up 2-1 in the series and Duncan outplayed dirk in game 1 and 2. Duncan in the series averaged 28-17-6-1-3 on 57% and carried the spurs past the Mavs to reach the nba finals. In the finals they went up against a 49 win nets team with Kidd dragging them to the finals, however Duncan’s teammates played very mediocre as Parker was the only player to score over 14 PPG and it was on 39% shooting. Duncan averaged an amazing 24-17-5-1 with 5 BLOCKS PER GAME. He also had a near quad double in game 6. In this run Duncan had to carry a massive offensive and defensive load while playing great competition and playing some of the greatest defense ever.
Episode 7 live on YT, Link in Bio! @demar_derozan
went back to his high school for a workout with @dribble2much
! DeMar talks about the trade and his new chapter with the @spurs
As DeMar goes into his 10th season, the 4 Time All Star, 2 Time All NBA, and Raptors All Time Leading Scorer, is expecting a big season!
🎼: @problem354 #S2isComing