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2003–04 Dallas Mavericks season

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2003–04 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachDon Nelson
Owner(s)Mark Cuban
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Results
Record52–30 (.634)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Kings 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Net Southwest, KTXA
< 2002–03 2004–05 >

The 2003–04 NBA season was the Mavericks' 24th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Mavericks acquired Antawn Jamison from the Golden State Warriors, and All-Star forward Antoine Walker from the Boston Celtics.[2][3] Although the team struggled with chemistry with a 15–12 start, the Mavericks went on a nine-game winning streak in January, and won eight of their final ten games. They finished third in the Midwest Division with a 52–30 record. Dirk Nowitzki was the only member of the team to be selected for the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. With the trio of Nowitzki, Michael Finley and Steve Nash along with NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamison, the Mavericks continued their reputation as the best offensive team in the NBA. Notable were two rookies, Josh Howard and Marquis Daniels, who made an immediate impact, and were both selected to the All-Rookie Second Team.

However, the Mavericks were eliminated quickly four games to one in the playoffs, losing in the first round to their archrivals the Sacramento Kings. Following the season, Nash re-signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns, Walker was traded to the Atlanta Hawks and later returned to the Boston Celtics in midseason, and Jamison was dealt to the Washington Wizards.

The Mavericks sported gray alternate road uniforms for the season which only lasted one game.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 29 Josh Howard SF  United States Wake Forest
2 57 Xue Yuyang  People's Republic of China

Roster[edit]

Dallas Mavericks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 9 France Abdul-Wahad, Tariq Injured (IN) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) San José State
G 3 United States Best, Travis 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Georgia Tech
C 44 Germany Bradley, Shawn 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 235 lb (107 kg) BYU
G/F 6 United States Daniels, Marquis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
G 7 United States Delk, Tony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Kentucky
G/F 4 United States Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wisconsin
F/C 21 United States Fortson, Danny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Cincinnati
F 5 United States Howard, Josh 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Wake Forest
F 33 United States Jamison, Antawn 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina
F 14 Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
G 13 Canada Nash, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Santa Clara
F/C 41 Germany Nowitzki, Dirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Germany
F 8 United States Walker, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kentucky
F/C 42 United States Williams, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
Head coach

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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Center Shawn Bradley also holds American citizenship, but he played for the German national team and was born in Germany.
  • Guard Tariq Abdul-Wahad missed the entire season due to tendinitis in his left knee.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Minnesota Timberwolves 58 24 .707 31–10 27–14 14–10
x-San Antonio Spurs 57 25 .695 1 33–8 24–17 15–9
x-Dallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 6 36–5 16–25 14–10
x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 8 31–10 19–22 12–12
x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13 27–14 18–23 8–16
x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 15 29–12 14–27 11–13
Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 16 28–13 14–27 10–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Minnesota Timberwolves 58 24 .707
2 y-Los Angeles Lakers 56 26 .683 2
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 57 25 .695 1
4 x-Sacramento Kings 55 27 .671 3
5 x-Dallas Mavericks 52 30 .634 6
6 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 8
7 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13
8 x-Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524 15
9 Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 16
10 Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 17
11 Seattle SuperSonics 37 45 .451 21
12 Golden State Warriors 37 45 .451 21
13 Phoenix Suns 29 53 .354 29
14 Los Angeles Clippers 28 54 .341 30


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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2003-04 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Boston 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1
Chicago 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–3
Cleveland 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2
Dallas 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0
Golden State 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0
Indiana 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–0 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–0
Miami 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
New Jersey 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0
New Orleans 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
New York 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0
Orlando 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 4–0 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0
Seattle 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Toronto 3–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3
Utah 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Sacramento Kings vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks Kings win series 4–1

Last Playoff Meeting: 2003 Western Conference Semifinals (Dallas won 4-3)

Player statistics[edit]

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Travis Best 61 1 12.5 .372 .150 .870 1.1 1.8 .5 .1 2.8
Shawn Bradley 66 5 11.7 .473 .000 .837 2.6 .3 .5 1.1 3.3
Marquis Daniels 56 15 18.6 .494 .306 .769 2.6 2.1 .9 .2 8.5
Tony Delk 33 11 15.4 .380 .303 .841 1.8 .8 .8 .2 6.0
Michael Finley 72 72 38.6 .443 .405 .850 4.5 2.9 1.2 .5 18.6
Danny Fortson 56 20 11.2 .511 . .815 4.5 .2 .2 .2 3.9
Josh Howard 67 29 23.7 .430 .303 .703 5.5 1.4 1.0 .8 8.6
Antawn Jamison 82 2 29.0 .535 .400 .748 6.3 .9 1.0 .4 14.8
Mamadou N'Diaye 3 0 2.3 .000 . . .3 .0 .0 .3 .0
Eduardo Nájera 58 7 12.4 .444 .500 .652 2.7 .4 .6 .3 3.0
Steve Nash 78 78 33.5 .470 .405 .916 3.0 8.8 .9 .1 14.5
Dirk Nowitzki 77 77 37.9 .462 .341 .877 8.7 2.7 1.2 1.4 21.8
Antoine Walker 82 82 34.6 .428 .269 .554 8.3 4.5 .8 .8 14.0
Scott Williams 27 11 9.6 .435 .000 .500 2.2 .4 .2 .3 3.0

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Shawn Bradley 2 0 1.5 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Marquis Daniels 5 5 36.8 .427 .143 .636 6.2 3.0 2.0 .6 15.8
Tony Delk 1 0 5.0 . . . 1.0 2.0 1.0 .0 .0
Michael Finley 5 5 39.2 .382 .269 .600 3.2 2.6 .8 .6 13.0
Josh Howard 5 0 17.2 .222 .200 .909 6.4 .8 1.2 1.2 5.4
Antawn Jamison 5 0 21.8 .456 .250 .733 5.0 .4 1.0 .4 13.0
Eduardo Nájera 5 0 11.4 .455 . 1.000 3.4 .6 .6 .4 2.4
Steve Nash 5 5 39.4 .386 .375 .889 5.2 9.0 .8 .0 13.6
Dirk Nowitzki 5 5 42.4 .450 .467 .857 11.8 1.4 1.4 2.6 26.6
Antoine Walker 5 5 28.0 .361 .100 .571 10.0 2.4 1.2 .6 9.8
Scott Williams 3 0 3.7 .000 . . 1.3 .0 .0 .3 .0

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003-04 Dallas Mavericks
  2. ^ "Mavericks Get Jamison From the Warriors". New York Times. August 18, 2003. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Dallas Acquires Antoine Walker, Adding Even More Scoring Punch". New York Times. October 21, 2003. Retrieved August 29, 2017.

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