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Encyclopedia > 2005 NBA Playoffs

The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Association's 2004-2005 season. Consisting of 16 teams in 2 conferences, the playoffs involved over a month of play and more than 80 games overall. The playoffs were conducted in 7-game series, with the team with the better record holding home court advantage. The San Antonio Spurs, the number two ranked team in the Western Conference, won the 2005 NBA Playoffs by defeating the defending champions, the Detroit Pistons, 4-3 in the NBA Finals. NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The NBA Playoffs are four rounds of competition between sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conferences (called Divisions, pre-1970) of the National Basketball Association. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ...


Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, with the addition of the 30th NBA franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA realigned its divisions. Each conference now has three divisions of five teams each, and the winner of each division is guarenteed a top-three playoff seed, regardless of whether the team had one of the top eight records in its conference. However, the division champion is not guaranteed home-court advantage; a division-leading team with a poor record could be ranked number three but face a sixth seed with a better record, which would then have the home-court advantage. See NBA Playoffs for more information regarding the playoffs. The Charlotte Bobcats are an American basketball team which began play in the National Basketball Association in 2004-05. ... The NBA Playoffs are four rounds of competition between sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conferences (called Divisions, pre-1970) of the National Basketball Association. ...


Note: home court advantage is noted in bold.

Contents


Western Conference

Champion: San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


(1) Phoenix Suns The Phoenix Suns are a National Basketball Association team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

 vs. Suns 4-0 

(8) Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

 vs. Suns 4-2 

(4) Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks are a National Basketball Association team based in Dallas, Texas. ...

 vs. Mavericks 4-3 

(5) Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...

 vs. SPURS 4-1 

(2) San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...

 vs. Spurs 4-1 

(7) Denver Nuggets The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ...

 vs. Spurs 4-2 

(3) Seattle Supersonics The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington, USA. // Arenas The Sonics Played In Seattle Center Coliseum 1967 - 78, 85 - 94 The Kingdome 1978 - 85 Tacoma Dome 1994 -95 KeyArena 1996 - Present Franchise history Seattles first professional franchise. ...

 vs. Supersonics 4-1 

(6) Sacramento Kings The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ...


Eastern Conference

Champion: Detroit Pistons The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ...


(1) Miami Heat Miami Heat - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

 vs. Heat 4-0 

(8) New Jersey Nets The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...

 vs. Heat 4-0 

(4) Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

 vs. Wizards 4-2 

(5) Washington Wizards The Washington Wizards are a National Basketball Association team based in Washington, D.C.. Founded: 1961 Home Arena: MCI Center Logo design: A blue stylized wizard standing in front of a gold crescent moon and star, holding a basketball NBA Championships: 1978 Main Rival(s): Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls. ...

 vs. PISTONS 4-3 

(2) Detroit Pistons The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ...

 vs. Pistons 4-1 

(7) Philadelphia 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ...

 vs. Pistons 4-2 

(3) Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

 vs. Pacers 4-3 

(6) Indiana Pacers The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


2005 NBA Finals

Main article: 2005 NBA Finals

NBA CHAMPION: San Antonio Spurs The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ...


Series match-up/status

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ...


Spurs win series, 4-3


Series schedule/game results

Note: all dates and times are in Eastern Standard Time. The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ...

  • Game 1 - June 9, San Antonio 84, Detroit 69
  • Game 2 - June 12, San Antonio 97, Detroit 76
  • Game 3 - June 14, Detroit 96, San Antonio 79
  • Game 4 - June 16, Detroit 102, San Antonio 71
  • Game 5 - June 19, San Antonio 96, Detroit 95 (OT)
  • Game 6 - June 21, Detroit 95, San Antonio 86
  • Game 7 - June 23, San Antonio 81, Detroit 74

The Finals were broadcast in the United States on ABC and TSN in Canada. For a list of broadcasters see the NBA international TV site. The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... The Sports Network (TSN) is English Canadas leading 24-hour national television broadcaster of sports. ...


External Links

NBA.com's section for the 2005 NBA Playoffs


NBA.com's section for the 2005 NBA Finals


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NBADraft.net | 2005 NBA Playoffs (4008 words)
This should be one of the most heated playoff battles of the first round.
This could be Jamison's year to show the potential he has as a leader and winner in the NBA that showed he was in college.
Parker does definitely have the playoff edge, experience wise, with a ring under his belt, but this isn't entirely new to Miller either.
2005 NBA Playoffs: Information from Answers.com (1187 words)
The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Association's 2004-2005 season.
The San Antonio Spurs, the number two ranked team in the Western Conference, won the 2005 NBA Playoffs by defeating the defending champions, the Detroit Pistons, 4-3 in the NBA Finals.
Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, with the addition of the 30th NBA franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA realigned its divisions.
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