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Encyclopedia > 2007 NBA Playoffs

The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Association's 2006-2007 season. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


There were four rounds of postseason action, all of them in a best-of-seven format, with teams seeded on a bracket. The team with the better record wasn't necessarily the basis of seeding teams in the playoffs. Nevertheless, the team with the better record in a match-up had home court advantage.


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Contents

Format

Main article: NBA Playoffs

Consisting of 16 teams in two conferences, the playoffs involve nearly two months of play in a best-of-seven, bracket format, with no reseeding. Current NBA Playoff logo. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... In tournaments, bracket is commonly used to refer to the diagrammatic representation of the series of games played during the tournament. ... A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ...


Seeding

The playoffs are conducted in four rounds of best-of-seven series. The three division winners in each conference, along with the five best non-division winners in each conference, qualify for the playoffs. The division winners and top second-place team are seeded first through fourth based on record, with the remaining teams seeded fifth through eighth on record.


Up until 2006 year, the division winners earned the top three seeds in the conference; this was amended by the NBA on August 2, 2006 to rectify the problem highlighted by controversy in the 2006 playoffs.[1] Under this new system, the teams with the two best records in the conference cannot meet until the conference finals, unlike last year, when the 63-win San Antonio Spurs and the 60-win Dallas Mavericks met in the conference semifinals. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ...


But this issue remained notable in the Western Conference semifinals of this year's playoffs, where the top two remaining seeds (Phoenix and San Antonio) and two lowest remaining seeds (Utah and Golden State) played each other.


Home court advantage

In each series, the team with the better record (or which wins a tiebreaker, in the event that teams with identical records are matched) holds home court advantage, meaning that the seventh game, if played, is held in their home arena. In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ...


The first two games in each series are played in the home arena of the team with home court advantage. The third and fourth games are played in the other arena. The fifth, sixth, and seventh games alternate between the two arenas. However, in the NBA Finals, the team with home court advantage hosts Games 1, 2, 6 and 7, while the other team hosts Games 3, 4 and 5. Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


Team bonuses

Teams receive funds to distribute among players and support staff from the league's playoff pool. For 2007 the distribution is based on the following schedule[2] :

  • Qualify for first round: $149,243 plus an amount based on their regular-season finish in their conferences.
  • Advance to second round: $177,579.
  • Advance to Conference Finals: $293,447.
  • Lose Finals: $1,945,164.
  • Win Finals: $2,542,637.

Playoff qualifying

Eastern Conference

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:

  1. Detroit Pistons (53 wins, clinched Central division)
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers (50 wins)
  3. Toronto Raptors (47 wins, clinched Atlantic division)
  4. Miami Heat (44 wins, clinched Southeast division)
  5. Chicago Bulls (49 wins)
  6. New Jersey Nets (41 wins, 4-0 against Washington)
  7. Washington Wizards (41 wins, 0-4 against New Jersey)
  8. Orlando Magic (40 wins)

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Western Conference

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:

  1. Dallas Mavericks (67 wins, clinched Southwest division)
  2. Phoenix Suns (61 wins, clinched Pacific division)
  3. San Antonio Spurs (58 wins)
  4. Utah Jazz (51 wins, clinched Northwest division)
  5. Houston Rockets (52 wins)
  6. Denver Nuggets (45 wins)
  7. Los Angeles Lakers (42 wins, 4-0 against Golden State)
  8. Golden State Warriors (42 wins, 0-4 against the L.A. Lakers)

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Bracket

This is the outlook for the 2007 NBA playoffs. Teams in italics have home court advantage. Teams in bold advance to the next round. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoffs seeding in their respective conferences. Numbers to the right of each team indicate the number of games the team won in that round. In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ...

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
1  Detroit 4  
8  Orlando 0  
  1  Detroit 4  
  5  Chicago 2  
4  Miami 0
5  Chicago 4  
  1  Detroit 2  
Eastern Conference
  2  Cleveland 4  
2  Cleveland 4  
7  Washington 0  
  2  Cleveland 4
  6  New Jersey 2  
3  Toronto 2
6  New Jersey 4  
  E2  Cleveland 0
  W3  San Antonio 4
1  Dallas 2  
8  Golden State 4  
  8  Golden State 1
  4  Utah 4  
4  Utah 4
5  Houston 3  
  4  Utah 1
Western Conference
  3  San Antonio 4  
2  Phoenix 4  
7  L.A. Lakers 1  
  2  Phoenix 2
  3  San Antonio 4  
3  San Antonio 4
6  Denver 1  

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Notes

  • Houston and Chicago had home court advantage in the first round despite being lower seeds. Both teams had better regular season records than their opponents, but did not have the best record of the non-division-champion playoff teams in their respective conferences.
  • San Antonio had home court advantage in the Finals since they had a better regular season record than Cleveland.

Eastern Conference

First Round

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (8) Orlando Magic

April 21 1 Orlando Magic 92, Detroit Pistons 100 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN
April 23 2 Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 98 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
April 26 3 Detroit Pistons 93, Orlando Magic 77 Amway Arena, Orlando TNT
April 28 4 Detroit Pistons 97, Orlando Magic 93 Amway Arena, Orlando TNT
Detroit wins series, 4–0

The Orlando Magic's first playoff trip in 4 seasons was short lived as the top ranked Detroit Pistons dispatched the upstart Magic in 4 games. The Pistons recorded their first series sweep since sweeping Indiana in the first round of the 1990 NBA Playoffs. The series was also the first time Orlando forward Grant Hill had appeared in the postseason since leaving Detroit after the 1999-2000 NBA season. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1989-1990 season. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Washington Wizards

April 22 1 Washington Wizards 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 97 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
April 25 2 Washington Wizards 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 109 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland NBA TV
April 28 3 Cleveland Cavaliers 98, Washington Wizards 92 Verizon Center, Washington TNT
April 30 4 Cleveland Cavaliers 97, Washington Wizards 90 Verizon Center, Washington NBA TV
Cleveland wins series, 4–0

A rematch of the previous year's first round series was spoiled when Wizards star Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler were both forced out of the playoffs due to injuries received in the later parts of the regular season. Without Arenas and Butler, the Wizards found themselves unable to stop LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from sweeping them out of the playoffs. It was Cleveland's first playoff sweep in franchise history. The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. ... James Caron Butler, known as Caron Butler (pronounced Kuh-RONN) (born March 13, 1980, in Racine, Wisconsin), is an American professional basketball player, currently starting at small forward for the NBAs Washington Wizards. ... LeBron James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


(3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) New Jersey Nets

April 21 1 New Jersey Nets 96, Toronto Raptors 91 Air Canada Centre, Toronto ESPN
April 24 2 New Jersey Nets 83, Toronto Raptors 89 Air Canada Centre, Toronto NBA TV
April 27 3 Toronto Raptors 89, New Jersey Nets 102 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford ESPN2
April 29 4 Toronto Raptors 81, New Jersey Nets 102 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford TNT
May 1 5 New Jersey Nets 96, Toronto Raptors 98 Air Canada Centre, Toronto TNT
May 4 6 Toronto Raptors 97, New Jersey Nets 98 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford ESPN
New Jersey wins series, 4–2

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(4) Miami Heat vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

April 21 1 Miami Heat 91, Chicago Bulls 96 United Center, Chicago ABC
April 24 2 Miami Heat 89, Chicago Bulls 107 United Center, Chicago TNT
April 27 3 Chicago Bulls 104, Miami Heat 96 AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami ESPN
April 29 4 Chicago Bulls 92, Miami Heat 79 AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami ABC
Chicago wins series, 4–0

The Bulls won their first playoff series since the 1998 NBA Finals and the retirement of Michael Jordan. Meanwhile, Miami became the first defending champion in NBA history since 1957 to be swept in the First Round the following season. The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The AmericanAirlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The AmericanAirlines Arena is an arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay and is used for basketball games and concerts. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


In addition, Southeast Division champions Miami and other division qualifiers Washington and Orlando were swept (0–12) by Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit respectively, all from the Central division (12–0).


Conference Semifinals

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

May 5 1 Chicago Bulls 69, Detroit Pistons 95 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
May 7 2 Chicago Bulls 87, Detroit Pistons 108 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
May 10 3 Detroit Pistons 81, Chicago Bulls 74 United Center, Chicago ESPN
May 13 4 Detroit Pistons 87, Chicago Bulls 102 United Center, Chicago ABC
May 15 5 Chicago Bulls 108, Detroit Pistons 92 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
May 17 6 Detroit Pistons 95, Chicago Bulls 85 United Center, Chicago ESPN
Detroit wins series, 4–2

In a renewal of a rivalry from the late 80's and early '90s, the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons faced off against each other, pitting former Piston Ben Wallace against his old teammates. The series began fairly one-sided as the Pistons took Games 1 and 2 in Detroit in blowout fashion, followed by another convincing victory in Game 3 in Chicago. In all three games, the Bulls looked severely outmatched against the more experienced Pistons squad. Expectations were low for the Bulls since no NBA team has ever won a seven-game series after being down 3-0 (it has only happened three times total in sports history, the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders, and the 2004 Boston Red Sox). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


Despite the huge obstacle, the Bulls rallied to take Game 4 in a romp, and then proceeded to shock everyone with a blow-out victory in Detroit in Game 5. Despite the renewed momentum, the Pistons' playoff experience ultimately won out as they closed out the Bulls in Game 6. The Pistons advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth straight year.


(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets

May 6 1 New Jersey Nets 77, Cleveland Cavaliers 81 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland ABC
May 8 2 New Jersey Nets 92, Cleveland Cavaliers 102 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
May 12 3 Cleveland Cavaliers 85, New Jersey Nets 96 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford ESPN
May 14 4 Cleveland Cavaliers 87, New Jersey Nets 85 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford TNT
May 16 5 New Jersey Nets 83, Cleveland Cavaliers 72 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
May 18 6 Cleveland Cavaliers 88, New Jersey Nets 72 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford ESPN
Cleveland wins series, 4–2

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Conference Finals: (1) Detroit Pistons vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers

May 21 1 Cleveland Cavaliers 76, Detroit Pistons 79 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
May 24 2 Cleveland Cavaliers 76, Detroit Pistons 79 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
May 27 3 Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 88 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
May 29 4 Detroit Pistons 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 91 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
May 31 5 Cleveland Cavaliers 109, Detroit Pistons 107 (2OT) The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT
June 2 6 Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 98 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TNT
Cleveland wins series, 4–2

In a rematch of last year's thrilling second round series, the Pistons and the Cavaliers matched up in perhaps one of the closest contested series in NBA history, with the first five games being decided by 6 points or less. The spotlight of the series fell on Cleveland's LeBron James. Despite gaining some momentum in the opening games of the series against the experienced Pistons, key last second decisions by James led to Cleveland losses in Games 1 and 2 in Detroit, by identical scores. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... LeBron James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ...


With media circles on his back for his complacency in these games (James had a playoff career low 10 points in Game 1), LeBron came back to will the Cavs to close victories in Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland, evening the series at 2. The series shifted back to Detroit for a Game 5 that proved to be one of the most memorable postseason games in recent NBA history. In a match that went into double overtime, the Cavaliers stunned the Pistons on their home court, thanks to LeBron James' playoff career-high 48 point performance. James scored the Cavaliers' final 25 points of the game, including all 18 points in overtime.


The Cavaliers exploded in Game 6 to close out the Pistons once and for all, and to clinch the franchise's first ever trip to the NBA Finals. Rookie Daniel Gibson scored his career high 31 points including 5 three pointers to lift the Cavs in the second half. Daniel Boobie Gibson (born February 28, 1986, in Houston, Texas) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. His nickname is Boobie, affectionately given to him by his mother. ...


Western Conference

First Round

(1) Dallas Mavericks vs. (8) Golden State Warriors

April 22 1 Golden State Warriors 97, Dallas Mavericks 85 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT
April 25 2 Golden State Warriors 99, Dallas Mavericks 112 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT
April 27 3 Dallas Mavericks 91, Golden State Warriors 109 Oracle Arena, Oakland ESPN
April 29 4 Dallas Mavericks 99, Golden State Warriors 103 Oracle Arena, Oakland TNT
May 1 5 Golden State Warriors 112, Dallas Mavericks 118 American Airlines Center, Dallas TNT
May 3 6 Dallas Mavericks 86, Golden State Warriors 111 Oracle Arena, Oakland TNT
Golden State wins series, 4–2

The Warriors qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1994, the second longest such streak in league history. However, the Warriors were heavy underdogs against the Dallas Mavericks despite sweeping the regular season series between the teams, as Dallas had one of the best records in NBA regular season history. Expectations of a short series were immediately dashed by Golden State's Game 1 victory in Dallas, behind guard Baron Davis and his rather frantic style of play. The Mavericks came back to win Game 2 to tie the series at a game apiece. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The American Airlines Center is an arena located in the Victory Park neighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texas that is used for hockey games, basketball games, football games and concerts. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The American Airlines Center is an arena located in the Victory Park neighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texas that is used for hockey games, basketball games, football games and concerts. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The American Airlines Center is an arena located in the Victory Park neighborhood near downtown Dallas, Texas that is used for hockey games, basketball games, football games and concerts. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The 1994 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1993-1994 season. ... Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 12, 1979, in Los Angeles, California) is an American basketball player currently starting at point guard for the NBAs Golden State Warriors. ...


But when the series shifted to Oakland for the next two games, a new X-factor emerged for the Warriors: their home crowd at the Oracle Arena. The electric crowd, which was the highest paid attendance crowd for an NBA game in the history of that arena, gave the Warriors a huge lift as they blew out Dallas in Game 3, and edged out a close victory in Game 4. As the series shifted back to Dallas, the top-ranked Mavericks found themselves one game from seeing their record breaking season end prematurely. The Mavericks gave their all and were able to stave off elimination in Game 5, but had nothing left in Game 6 in Oakland. The Warriors used a third-quarter 18–0 run, sparked by Stephen Jackson's 13 straight points en route to a franchise playoff record seven three-pointers, and an unexpected collapse from MVP candidate Dirk Nowitzki (2-13 from the field with 8 points) to finish Dallas and become the first #8 seed to win a best-of-seven series in the first round, and just the third overall in NBA history, in one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history. The Warriors also won their first playoff series since 1991. The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. ... Dirk Weener Nowitzki (IPA pronuncation: ) (born June 19, 1999 in Würzburg, Germany) is a German basketball player for the United States National Basketball Associations (NBA) Dallas Mavericks. ...


Both 2006 NBA Finalists (Dallas and Miami) were eliminated in the first round. This was the first time since 1956 that this had happened.


(2) Phoenix Suns vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

April 22 1 Los Angeles Lakers 87, Phoenix Suns 95 US Airways Center, Phoenix ABC
April 24 2 Los Angeles Lakers 98, Phoenix Suns 126 US Airways Center, Phoenix TNT
April 26 3 Phoenix Suns 89, Los Angeles Lakers 95 Staples Center, Los Angeles TNT
April 29 4 Phoenix Suns 113, Los Angeles Lakers 100 Staples Center, Los Angeles ABC
May 2 5 Los Angeles Lakers 110, Phoenix Suns 119 US Airways Center, Phoenix TNT
Phoenix wins series, 4–1

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers went up against the high powered Phoenix Suns in a rematch of last year's first round series, which saw the Lakers take a 3–1 lead before the Suns took the series in 7. Unlike the previous series, the Suns had near complete control of the series, taking the series in 5 games. The Suns advanced to their third straight conference semifinals by eliminating the Lakers in the first round for the second straight year. In Game 4, Phoenix point guard Steve Nash made a run at the record for most assists in a playoff game, finishing one shy of the record 24 shared by Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers and John Stockton of the Utah Jazz. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Steven John Nash, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... “Earvin Johnson” redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver Nuggets

April 22 1 Denver Nuggets 95, San Antonio Spurs 89 AT&T Center, San Antonio TNT
April 25 2 Denver Nuggets 88, San Antonio Spurs 97 AT&T Center, San Antonio TNT
April 28 3 San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 91 Pepsi Center, Denver ESPN
April 30 4 San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 89 Pepsi Center, Denver TNT
May 2 5 Denver Nuggets 78, San Antonio Spurs 93 AT&T Center, San Antonio TNT
San Antonio wins series, 4–1

The Nuggets duo of Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson got Denver off to a fast start, winning Game 1 and taking home-court advantage away from Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Despite the early letdown, the Spurs showed their championship mettle and bounced back for a 97-88 win in Game 2. In the pivotal Game 3, the Nuggets built an eight-point first-quarter lead before Manu Ginóbili's eight second-quarter points helped put San Antonio up 43-40 at halftime. A back-and-forth contest turned in the final 2:24 of the third quarter: Michael Finley hit two three-pointers, and Robert Horry later hit a three that gave the Spurs a 75-67 lead at the end of the quarter. They hung on for a 96-91 win. For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili, (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ...


Denver started strong again in Game 4 and led by eight at halftime. But San Antonio stormed back after Anthony went to the bench in the third quarter with his fourth foul. The Spurs held a one-point lead with 30 seconds left in the game when Horry, playing for his seventh championship ring, hit a three from the right corner to help seal a 96-89 win. The stunned Nuggets could not recover from the Game 4 letdown. Finley was the hero in Game 5, hitting a team-playoff-record eight threes for 26 points as San Antonio won 93-78 to end the series, marking the Nuggets' fourth straight season where they lost in the first round in five games. This is the second time in three seasons that the Nuggets lost the first-round series to the Spurs, after taking Game 1 in San Antonio (the first also happened in five games).


(4) Utah Jazz vs. (5) Houston Rockets

April 21 1 Utah Jazz 75, Houston Rockets 84 Toyota Center, Houston ESPN
April 23 2 Utah Jazz 90, Houston Rockets 98 Toyota Center, Houston TNT
April 26 3 Houston Rockets 67, Utah Jazz 81 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City NBA TV
April 28 4 Houston Rockets 85, Utah Jazz 98 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City ESPN
April 30 5 Utah Jazz 92, Houston Rockets 96 Toyota Center, Houston TNT
May 3 6 Houston Rockets 82, Utah Jazz 94 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City TNT
May 5 7 Utah Jazz 103, Houston Rockets 99 Toyota Center, Houston TNT
Utah wins series, 4–3

The resurgent Utah Jazz, fresh off one of their best seasons since the John Stockton years, faced Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets, who were seeking their first playoff series victory in 10 years. Home court advantage proved to be the key as the series progressed, as both the Rockets and the Jazz won closely contested matches in front of their home crowds. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Center is a sports stadium located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Center is a sports stadium located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Center is a sports stadium located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Center is a sports stadium located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


As a result, the series had to go to a seventh and deciding game, which was played in Houston since the Rockets had the better record and thereby earned home court advantage, despite the division-winning Jazz being the higher-seeded team. Nevertheless, Utah overcame the Houston crowd and stunned the Rockets for the win on the road. The Jazz became only the second road team in history to win Game 7 of a seven-game series in which the home team won each of the first six games. Houston's Tracy McGrady lost his sixth straight post-season series (out of 10 seasons) and has not been out of the first round in his entire career. Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ...


After losing the series, the Rockets failed to reach a new contract agreement with their head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who was subsequently fired. [3] Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) is an American basketball head coach, currently for the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets. ...


Conference Semifinals

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Golden State Warriors

May 7 1 Golden State Warriors 112, Utah Jazz 116 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City TNT
May 9 2 Golden State Warriors 117, Utah Jazz 127 (OT) EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City TNT
May 11 3 Utah Jazz 105, Golden State Warriors 125 Oracle Arena, Oakland ESPN
May 13 4 Utah Jazz 115, Golden State Warriors 101 Oracle Arena, Oakland TNT
May 15 5 Golden State Warriors 87, Utah Jazz 100 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City TNT
Utah wins series, 4–1
The Warriors play the Jazz at Oracle Arena in game 3.

Fresh off their stunning upset of the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors faced a very different team in Utah. The Warriors continued the frantic style of play they exhibited against the Mavericks, but the Jazz, a more defensive-minded team, managed to shut them down to take Game 1. The Warriors tried to bounce back in Game 2, and took the Jazz to overtime. But the Jazz were able to prevail, due to the inspired clutch play of guard Derek Fisher, who arrived at halftime after being with his family in New York City because of his daughter's emergency eye cancer surgery. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 486 pixelsFull resolution (4470 × 2713 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 486 pixelsFull resolution (4470 × 2713 pixel, file size: 5. ... The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... In American sports terminology, clutch means performing well under extreme pressure. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The series shifted back to Oakland and the raucous Oracle Arena crowd, which lifted the Warriors to a resounding blowout in Game 3, a game which saw the Warriors hit a playoff record 11 threes in the first half, and saw guard Baron Davis delivering a series of spectacular plays. However, the Jazz were able to shrug off the crowd and handed the Warriors their only playoff home loss of the year in Game 4. The Warriors' magical playoff run ended as the Jazz finished them off in Game 5. The Jazz advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ...


(2) Phoenix Suns vs. (3) San Antonio Spurs

May 6 1 San Antonio Spurs 111, Phoenix Suns 106 US Airways Center, Phoenix ABC
May 8 2 San Antonio Spurs 81, Phoenix Suns 101 US Airways Center, Phoenix TNT
May 12 3 Phoenix Suns 101, San Antonio Spurs 108 AT&T Center, San Antonio ABC
May 14 4 Phoenix Suns 104, San Antonio Spurs 98 AT&T Center, San Antonio TNT
May 16 5 San Antonio Spurs 88, Phoenix Suns 85 US Airways Center, Phoenix TNT
May 18 6 Phoenix Suns 106, San Antonio Spurs 114 AT&T Center, San Antonio ESPN
San Antonio wins series, 4–2

The highly anticipated match-up between the high-powered Phoenix Suns, led by two-time MVP Steve Nash, and the fundamentally sound San Antonio Spurs, led by three-time Finals MVP Tim Duncan, had high expectations before the series tip-off. The Suns were looking to make the conference finals for the third straight year, and also looking for their first Finals berth since 1993. The Spurs, on the other hand, were looking for their third trip in five years, and their fourth NBA title overall. The series received international interest with a playoff-record of 12 players originating outside the United States.[4] When the series ended, it had become one of the most hotly contested and controversial series in recent NBA history. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Steven John Nash, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ...


The Suns had their home court advantage quickly taken away as the Spurs took a tight Game 1, a game that saw Nash missing the final minutes for Phoenix due to a gash to his nose, which bled profusely. Nash and the Suns recovered to take Game 2 but after the game, Suns star forward Amaré Stoudemire accused the Spurs, especially Bruce Bowen and Manu Ginóbili, of being a dirty team. Despite the added scrutiny by the media circles, the Spurs took Game 3. The Suns, trying to overcome their recent failures against Texas teams in the playoffs (the Spurs and the Mavericks both defeated them in the Conference finals), willed themselves to a come-from-behind victory in Game 4 to tie the series at 2. Amaré Stoudemire Amaré Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is a professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili, (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ...


However, the celebration would be short-lived. As Nash dribbled out the final seconds that night, he was shoved into the press table by Robert Horry, creating a momentary ruckus, wherein Raja Bell received a technical. As this took place, Stoudemire and Boris Diaw left the Suns bench. Although they were not involved in the altercation, they broke an established NBA rule that prohibits players from leaving their bench during an altercation. As a result, the NBA suspended Stoudemire and Diaw for one game (Horry received a two-game suspension). Severely undermanned, the Suns came into Game 5 with the task of beating the Spurs without their star big man. The suspensions created a national outrage, as well as a frontcourt breach for San Antonio to exploit during Game 5. Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. ... Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw, (born April 16, 1982 in Cormeilles, France) is a French professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ...


Although the Suns were able to control most of the game without the suspended players, even taking a 16-point lead on the Spurs at one point. The Suns eventually collapsed and the Spurs put together a great comeback to win Game 5. Although Stoudemire and Diaw returned for the Suns in Game 6, they couldn't help the Suns force a game 7 and the Spurs eliminated them to advance to the Western Conference finals with a 114-106 win.


Conference Finals: (3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (4) Utah Jazz

May 20 1 Utah Jazz 100, San Antonio Spurs 108 AT&T Center, San Antonio ABC
May 22 2 Utah Jazz 96, San Antonio Spurs 105 AT&T Center, San Antonio ESPN
May 26 3 San Antonio Spurs 83, Utah Jazz 109 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City ABC
May 28 4 San Antonio Spurs 91, Utah Jazz 79 EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City ESPN
May 30 5 Utah Jazz 84, San Antonio Spurs 109 AT&T Center, San Antonio ESPN
San Antonio wins series, 4–1

For the first time since 1990, neither the #1 nor #2 seed participated in the Western Conference Finals. However, the series pitted youth against experience as the up-and-coming Utah Jazz faced off against the seasoned San Antonio Spurs. Coming into the series, the Jazz were not given much of a chance due to their inexperience. However, Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams and the Jazz were able to hold their own against San Antonio for a good part of the series. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The 1990 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1989-1990 season. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. ... Deron Michael Williams (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He is also a former collegiate player for the University of Illinois. ...


Unfortunately, it was not enough. The series' first two games - both San Antonio home victories - saw the Spurs blow big first-half leads and the Jazz mount last-gasp rallies that were ultimately thwarted by San Antonio's clutch shooting. When the Spurs' 19-point first-half advantage dwindled to 95-87 late in the fourth quarter of Game 1, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginóbili came through with timely buckets down the stretch. When San Antonio's 22-point edge shrank to 83-76 late in Game 2, Bruce Bowen broke the Jazz's rhythm with a three from the left corner and another from the right to silence the threat. Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili, (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentine basketball player of Italian descent. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ...


The Jazz, who were undefeated at home in the postseason coming into the series, had their most cohesive effort in a 109-83 Game 3 rout. Utah pestered Duncan into early foul trouble and got baskets from players other than Williams and Boozer, who had combined for 57.7% of their team's points through the first two games. But Jazz fans' euphoria over the team's only series victory gave way to frustration in Game 4 - with most of it aimed at Ginóbili and his flair for drawing fouls. Eleven of his 16 fourth-quarter points came at the foul line in an ugly-but-effective overall team performance in which the Spurs made more free throws (30) than field goals (28). Contributing to that discrepancy were four technical fouls called against Utah in the fourth. The subsequent ejections of Utah headcoach Jerry Sloan and Jazz guard Derek Fisher had a charged-up EnergySolutions Arena crowd raining debris onto the court in protest. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ...


The unflappable Spurs responded with yet another commanding start in Game 5. They outscored the Jazz by 19 in the first quarter and led by as many as 29. Not even another late-game arrival of Fisher (from New York again) could help the Jazz enough and the Spurs won a 109-84 series-clinching victory and an eventual date in the NBA Finals with the Cavaliers.


NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Main article: 2007 NBA Finals
June 7 1 Cleveland Cavaliers 76, San Antonio Spurs 85 AT&T Center, San Antonio ABC
June 10 2 Cleveland Cavaliers 92, San Antonio Spurs 103 AT&T Center, San Antonio ABC
June 12 3 San Antonio Spurs 75, Cleveland Cavaliers 72 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland ABC
June 14 4 San Antonio Spurs 83, Cleveland Cavaliers 82 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland ABC
San Antonio wins NBA Championship series 4–0

The Spurs swept the Cavs in the Finals after two blowout games at home and two close ones in Cleveland. Tony Parker was named NBA Finals MVP. The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $186 million, financed by a local sales tax. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...


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