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The 2001–02 NBA season was the Raptors' 7th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Raptors acquired All-Star center and 2-time NBA Champion Hakeem Olajuwon from the Houston Rockets.[2] Throughout the season, All-Star guard Vince Carter struggled with a left knee injury, and only managed to play 60 games. Despite the injury, Carter was still voted to play in the All-Star Game for the third consecutive year, but he did not play due to injury. The Raptors played solid basketball with a 29–21 start 50 games into the season. However, the team then suffered a 13-game losing streak, losing 17 of their next 18 games. They would then post a nine-game winning streak between March and April.

2001–02 Toronto Raptors season
Head coachLenny Wilkens
Owner(s)Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
ArenaAir Canada Centre[1]
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Pistons 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionRogers Sportsnet, Raptors NBA TV, TSN, The Score, CIII
RadioCJCL
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

Despite losing their team captain for the rest of the season and the playoffs, the Raptors finished with a 42–40 record, and finished third place in the Central Division, which allowed them to clinch a playoff spot behind the efforts of their other team captain Antonio Davis. Toronto's season ended in the first round with a heartbreaking defeat to the Detroit Pistons in five hard-fought games. Following the season, Chris Childs re-signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets, Keon Clark signed with the Sacramento Kings, Tracy Murray was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and Olajuwon and Dell Curry both retired.

Contents

NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Michael Bradley Power Forward   United States Villanova

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RosterEdit

Toronto Raptors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 5   Bradley, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Villanova
G/F 15   Carter, Vince   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
G 1   Childs, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Boise State
F/C 7   Clark, Keon 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
G 30   Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Virginia Tech
F/C 33   Davis, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UTEP
G 44   Dial, Derrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Eastern Michigan
G 8   Jackson, Jermaine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Detroit
C 00   Montross, Eric   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) North Carolina
F 35   Murray, Tracy   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
C 32   N'Diaye, Mamadou   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Auburn
C 34   Olajuwon, Hakeem 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Houston
G/F 24   Peterson, Morris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
C 4   Stewart, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) California
G 20   Williams, Alvin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Villanova
F 13   Williams, Jerome 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Georgetown
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 26–15 24–17 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 6 21–20 23–18 17–11
x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 8 24–17 18–23 17–11
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 8 25–16 17–24 13–15
Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 9 25–16 16–25 17–11
Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 17 23–18 10–31 11–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 21 20–21 9–32 12–16
Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 29 14–27 7–34 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634
2 y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 2
3 x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 8
5 x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9
7 x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 10
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 10
9 Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 11
10 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16
12 Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 19
13 New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 23
15 Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 31

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2001-02 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–3
Boston 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–4 3–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3
Cleveland 1–3 0–4 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–2
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
Detroit 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1
Houston 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 0–3 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 3–1 0–2
Miami 1–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 3–1
Minnesota 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
New Jersey 1–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1
New York 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Toronto 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0
Washington 3–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2

Game logEdit

2001–02 game log
2001–02 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2002 playoff game log
2002 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Michael Bradley 26 0 4.5 .520 .000 .500 .9 .1 .00 .23 1.2
Vince Carter 60 60 39.8 .428 .387 .798 5.2 4.0 1.57 .72 24.7
Chris Childs 69 4 22.8 .328 .275 .817 2.2 5.1 .81 .07 4.1
Keon Clark 81 31 27.0 .490 .000 .674 7.4 1.1 .72 1.51 11.3
Dell Curry 56 4 15.8 .406 .344 .892 1.4 1.1 .39 .11 6.4
Antonio Davis 77 77 38.7 .426 .000 .818 9.6 2.0 .70 1.08 14.5
Derrick Dial* 7 0 7.1 .423 .250 .833 1.6 .6 .29 .00 4.0
Jermaine Jackson 24 0 11.7 .476 .500 .667 1.1 2.4 .38 .04 2.4
Eric Montross 49 24 13.4 .402 .000 .323 2.9 .3 .24 .47 2.4
Tracy Murray 40 3 11.8 .411 .385 .810 1.3 .5 .28 .20 5.7
Mamadou N'diaye 5 0 9.2 .600 .000 .800 2.2 .0 .00 .40 4.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 61 37 22.6 .464 .000 .560 6.0 1.1 1.21 1.48 7.1
Morris Peterson 63 56 31.6 .438 .364 .751 3.5 2.4 1.16 .17 14.0
Michael Stewart 11 0 8.5 .348 .000 .545 2.3 .3 .36 .27 2.0
Alvin Williams 82 82 35.7 .415 .321 .736 3.4 5.7 1.65 .32 11.8
Jerome Williams 68 32 24.1 .490 .000 .676 5.7 1.1 1.15 .37 7.6

* Statistics include only games with the Raptors

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Michael Bradley 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 .00 .00 .0
Chris Childs 5 4 32.6 .389 .471 .900 3.8 7.4 .80 .00 11.8
Keon Clark 5 5 34.8 .542 .000 .938 8.0 1.6 .40 1.60 13.4
Dell Curry 4 0 14.8 .400 .800 1.000 1.3 1.0 1.25 .50 7.0
Antonio Davis 5 5 40.4 .453 .000 .607 10.6 1.4 .40 1.00 17.0
Jermaine Jackson 4 0 3.0 .667 .000 .333 .3 .0 .00 .00 1.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 5 0 17.2 .545 .000 .667 3.8 .4 1.40 .80 5.6
Morris Peterson 5 5 30.8 .367 .118 .800 2.8 2.2 1.00 .60 9.2
Michael Stewart 1 0 8.0 1.000 .000 .000 3.0 .0 .00 1.00 4.0
Alvin Williams 5 5 39.2 .320 .214 .818 4.8 5.6 1.20 .40 12.0
Jerome Williams 5 1 28.6 .424 .000 .667 6.6 1.4 1.80 .20 7.2
Legend
  GP Games 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 Source: [4]

Award winnersEdit

  • Vince Carter, NBA All-Star Game selection, Starter[5] (did not play due to an injury[6])
  • Morris Peterson, NBA Rookie-Sophomore All-Star Game selection [Sophomore][7] (did not play due to an injury[8])

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2001-02 Toronto Raptors Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 4 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Carter Agrees to Contract; Olajuwon to Join Raptors". New York Times. August 2, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "2001 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  4. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference.
  5. ^ "2002 NBA All-Star Game Voting". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  6. ^ "Vince Carter". NBA. Archived from the original on 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  7. ^ "2001 NBA Rookie Challenge". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  8. ^ "Morris Peterson". NBA. Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2011-04-25.

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