2000–01 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Spurs' 25th season in the National Basketball Association, their 28th season in San Antonio, and their 34th season as a franchise. During the offseason, the Spurs signed free agents Derek Anderson and Danny Ferry. The Spurs continued to be among the NBA's elite teams, winning 23 of their final 29 games to recapture the Midwest Division with a 58–24 record and posting a league best 33–8 record at home. Tim Duncan and David Robinson were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Spurs would easily defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves in four games. In the semifinals, they beat the 5th-seeded Dallas Mavericks in five games to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they were swept by the second-seeded defending and eventual back-to-back NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Following the season, Anderson was traded along with Steve Kerr to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Smith, Avery Johnson signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets, Samaki Walker signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Sean Elliott retired.

Draft picks


Roster listing
San Antonio Spurs roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G/F1United StatesAnderson, Derek6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)194 lb (88 kg)Kentucky
G33United StatesDaniels, Antonio6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)205 lb (93 kg)Bowling Green
G5United StatesDial, Derrick Injured6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)184 lb (83 kg)Eastern Michigan
F/C21United States Virgin IslandsDuncan, Tim6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)255 lb (116 kg)Wake Forest
F32United StatesElliott, Sean6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)220 lb (100 kg)Arizona
F35United StatesFerry, Danny6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)230 lb (104 kg)Duke
G2United StatesJackson, Jaren Injured6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)180 lb (82 kg)Syracuse
G6United StatesJohnson, Avery5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)240 lb (109 kg)Southern
G4United StatesKerr, Steve6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)175 lb (79 kg)Arizona
F3United StatesNewble, Ira Injured6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)220 lb (100 kg)Miami (OH)
G30United StatesPorter, Terry6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)195 lb (88 kg)UW-Stevens Point
C50United StatesRobinson, David7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)235 lb (107 kg)Navy
F31United StatesRose, Malik6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)250 lb (113 kg)Drexel
C36United StatesScott, Shawnelle6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)250 lb (113 kg)St. John's
F/C52United StatesWalker, Samaki6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)250 lb (113 kg)Louisville
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured


Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Regular season

2000–01 game log
Total: 58–24 (Home: 33–8; Road: 25–16)
October: 1–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–0)
November: 9–4 (Home: 7–0; Road: 2–4)
December: 9–7 (Home: 5–2; Road: 4–5)
January: 9–4 (Home: 4–2; Road: 5–2)
February: 9–4 (Home: 5–2; Road: 4–2)
March: 9–3 (Home: 5–1; Road: 4–2)
April: 7–2 (Home: 3–1; Road: 4–1)
2000–01 season schedule


West First Round

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves

April 21
5:30 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves 82, San Antonio Spurs 87
Scoring by quarter: 24–25, 13–26, 28–12, 17-24
Pts: Kevin Garnett 25
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 13
Asts: Terrell Brandon 8
Pts: Tim Duncan 33
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Duncan, Ferry 4 each
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 33,983
Referees: Mark Wunderlich, Ron Garretson, Jack Nies
April 23
9:30 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves 69, San Antonio Spurs 86
Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 20–30, 15–24, 18–12
Pts: Kevin Garnett 18
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 12
Asts: Billups, Brandon, Garnett, Mitchell, Nesterovic, Szczerbiak 2 each
Pts: Tim Duncan 18
Rebs: Duncan, Robinson 11 each
Asts: Duncan, Porter 4 each
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 31,759
Referees: Luis Grillo, Joe Crawford, Hue Hollins
April 28
5:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 84, Minnesota Timberwolves 93
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 23–23, 24–21, 18-25
Pts: David Robinson 22
Rebs: David Robinson 17
Asts: Derek Anderson 4
Pts: Kevin Garnett 22
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 8
Asts: Terrell Brandon 9
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 17,676
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Joe DeRosa, Tim Donaghy
April 30
8:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 97, Minnesota Timberwolves 84
Scoring by quarter: 19-19, 25-24, 27-20, 26-21
Pts: Tim Duncan 24
Rebs: Tim Duncan 16
Asts: Derek Anderson 6
Pts: Wally Szczerbiak 20
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 15
Asts: Terrell Brandon 6
San Antonio wins series, 3-1
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 16,336
Referees: Bill Spooner, Bob Delaney, Dan Crawford

Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 3-1)

West Conference Semifinals

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Spurs and Mavericks.

West Conference Finals

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Los Angeles Lakers Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Western Conference Semifinals (San Antonio won 4-0)

Player statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game

Regular season


Awards and records


See also

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