2005-06 NBA Season
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2005%E2%80%9306 NBA Season
2005-06 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 1, 2005 - April 19, 2006
April 22 - June 3, 2006 (Playoffs)
June 8 - 20, 2006 (Finals)
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
TV partner(s) ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Andrew Bogut
Picked by Milwaukee Bucks
Regular season
Top seed Detroit Pistons
Season MVP Steve Nash (Phoenix)
Top scorer Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Miami Heat
  Eastern runners-up Detroit Pistons
Western champions Dallas Mavericks
  Western runners-up Phoenix Suns
Finals
Champions Miami Heat
  Runners-up Dallas Mavericks
Finals MVP Dwyane Wade (Miami)
NBA seasons

The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. It began on November 1, 2005 and ran through April 19, 2006. The Miami Heat were crowned NBA champions, defeating the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, 4-2.

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes

Final standings

By division

By conference

Notes

  • z - Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c - Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • x - Clinched playoff spot
  • y - Clinched division title

Playoffs

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Detroit* 4  
E8 Milwaukee 1  
  E1 Detroit* 4  
  E4 Cleveland 3  
E4 Cleveland 4
E5 Washington 2  
  E1 Detroit* 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Miami* 4  
E3 New Jersey* 4  
E6 Indiana 2  
  E3 New Jersey* 1
  E2 Miami* 4  
E2 Miami* 4
E7 Chicago 2  
  E2 Miami* 4
  W4 Dallas 2
W1 San Antonio* 4  
W8 Sacramento 2  
  W1 San Antonio* 3
  W4 Dallas 4  
W4 Dallas 4
W5 Memphis 0  
  W4 Dallas 4
Western Conference
  W2 Phoenix* 2  
W3 Denver* 1  
W6 LA Clippers 4  
  W6 LA Clippers 3
  W2 Phoenix* 4  
W2 Phoenix* 4
W7 LA Lakers 3  


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 35.4
Rebounds per game Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 12.7
Assists per game Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 10.5
Steals per game Gerald Wallace Charlotte Bobcats 2.51
Blocks per game Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 3.29
FG% Shaquille O'Neal Miami Heat .600
FT% Steve Nash Phoenix Suns .921
3FG% Richard Hamilton Detroit Pistons .458

Awards

Yearly awards

Players of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
1October - November James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2) Brand, EltonElton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1)
2December Carter, VinceVince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (1/1) Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1)
3January Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons) (1/1) Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/2)
4February Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (1/1) Marion, ShawnShawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) (1/1)
4March James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2) Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (1/1)
5April Howard, DwightDwight Howard (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2/2)

Rookies of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October - November Frye, ChanningChanning Frye (New York Knicks) (1/1) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (1/6)
02December Villanueva, CharlieCharlie Villanueva (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (2/6)
03January Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (3/6)
04February Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/3) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (4/6)
05March Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats) (2/3) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (5/6)
06April Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats) (3/3) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets) (6/6)

References


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