2005-06 NBA Season Preview
by Rick Morris  - Nov 1, 2005

 

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
X-New Jersey  45-37
Y-New York  43-39
Philadelphia  40-42
Boston   35-47
Toronto  20-62

Southeast Division
X-Miami  60-22
Y-Washington  48-34
Orlando  37-45
Atlanta   25-57
Charlotte  22-60

Central Division
X-Indiana  55-27
Y-Detroit  53-29
Y-Cleveland  50-32
Y-Chicago  44-38
Milwaukee  38-44

Western Conference

Southwest Division
X-San Antonio 54-28
Y-Houston  49-33
Y-Dallas  47-35
Memphis  40-42
New Orleans  16-66

Northwest Division
X-Denver  45-37
Y-Utah   43-39
Seattle   40-42
Minnesota  40-42
Portland  35-47

Pacific Division
X-Sacramento  48-34
Y-Phoenix  44-38
Y-L.A. Lakers  42-40
Golden State  37-45
L.A. Clippers  35-47

 

Playoffs


Eastern Conference First Round

1. Miami over 8. New York
2. Indiana over 7. Chicago
6. Washington over 3. New Jersey
5. Cleveland over 4. Detroit

Eastern Conference Second Round
1. Miami over 5. Cleveland
2. Indiana over 6. Washington

Eastern Conference Finals
2. Indiana over 1. Miami


Western Conference First Round

1. San Antonio over 8. L.A. Lakers
2. Sacramento over 7. Utah
6. Phoenix over 3. Denver
4. Houston over 5. Dallas

Western Conference Second Round
1. San Antonio over 4. Houston
2. Sacramento over 6. Phoenix

Western Conference Finals
1. San Antonio over 2. Sacramento

NBA Finals
San Antonio over Indiana in six games

NBA Finals MVP: Tony Parker
NBA MVP
: LeBron James
NBA Rookie of the Year
: Andrew Bogut
NBA Sixth Man of the Year
: Jarvis Hayes
NBA Defensive Player of the Year
: Larry Hughes