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02-17-2004, 04:13 PM
East MVP of The First Two Trimesters: Jermaine O'Neal. It has to be a Pacer, and it has to be O'Neal. And if you have to ask for a justification, you haven't been watching. J-O's fury about Isiah Thomas' firing hasn't affected his performance one whit.
Full article here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=1737274
02-17-2004, 05:13 PM
There's a link on the ESPN home page to vote for these catagories
yourself. Results so far:
EDIT - Here's the link: http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=576
1) Best Performance?
66.0% Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
14.2% Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)
8.5% Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
6.8% Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)
4.5% Baron Davis (New Orleans Jazz)
2) Best Director?
21.2% Hubie Brown (Memphis Grizzlies)
15.9% Jerry Sloan (Utah Jazz)
15.7% Rick Carlisle (Indiana Pacers)
15.3% Flip Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves)
14.2% Jeff Bzdelik (Denver Nuggets)
8.9% Terry Porter (Milwaukee Bucks)
4.4% Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)
4.3% Larry Brown (Detroit Pistons)
3) Best Supporting Player (on a winning team)?
39.0% Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets)
26.3% Jim Jackson (Houston Rockets)
17.0% Hedo Turkoglu (San Antonio Spurs)
12.3% James Posey (Memphis Grizzlies)
5.3% Dan Gadzuric (Milwaukee Bucks)
4) Best Acquisition or Acquisitions?
60.1% Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell (Minnesota Timberwolves)
15.4% Stephon Marbury and Penny Hardaway (New York Knicks)
13.5% Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)
11.0% Gary Payton and Karl Malone (Los Angeles Lakers)
5) Best Debut Performance?
60.6% LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
39.4% Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
6) Breakthrough Performance?
31.9% Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
27.0% Carlos Boozer (Cleveland Cavaliers)
24.5% Zach Randolph (Portland Trail Blazers)
16.7% Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz)
7) Best Foreign Performance?
59.3% Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)
15.8% Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
11.7% Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
10.8% Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz)
2.4% Steve Nash (Dallas Mavericks)
8) Most Surprising Team?
46.0% Denver Nuggets
22.3% Memphis Grizzlies
16.1% Utah Jazz
14.3% Milwaukee Bucks
1.3% Seattle SuperSonics
9) Most Disappointing Team?
45.9% Orlando Magic
27.7% Philadelphia 76ers
12.3% Chicago Bulls
11.9% Phoenix Suns
2.1% Washington Wizards
10) Best Bet to Win NBA Finals?
28.9% Sacramento Kings
25.4% Los Angeles Lakers
24.1% Minnesota Timberwolves
11.5% San Antonio Spurs
6.0% Indiana Pacers
4.2% Dallas Mavericks
Total Votes: 15,678
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