Duncan wins NBA award determined by computer rankings

Monday, April 22nd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(New York-AP) -- San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan Monday won the league's IBM Award.

It's a computer-calculated measure of a player's contribution to his team.

Duncan defeated Detroit's Ben Wallace, who was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and Minnesota's Kevin Garnett.

The Clippers' Elton Brand was fourth, followed by the Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal, who was the winner in 1999-00 and 2000-01.

Duncan is the 14th player in NBA history with two-thousand points and one-thousand rebounds in a season.

His stats were worth 112-point-92 points.