2004-05 Denver Nuggets Season
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2004%E2%80%9305 Denver Nuggets Season
2004-05 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachJeff Bzdelik
Michael Cooper
George Karl
OwnersStan Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record49–33 (.598)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Spurs 1-4)

The 2004-05 NBA season was the 29th season for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association, and their 38th season as a franchise.[1] During the offseason, the Nuggets acquired Kenyon Martin from the New Jersey Nets. Coming off their first playoff appearance in nine years, the Nuggets got off to a shaky start at 13-15. Head coach Jeff Bzdelik was fired and replaced with Michael Cooper as the team lost 10 of their next 14 games. Cooper was then replaced with George Karl, who then led the Nuggets with a 32-8 record for the remainder of the season, including a ten-game winning streak in April.[2] The Nuggets finished second in the Northwest Division with a 49-33 record. Second-year star Carmelo Anthony led them in scoring with 20.8 points per game.

Entering the playoffs as the #7 seed in the Western Conference, the Nuggets won Game 1 over the 2nd-seeded San Antonio Spurs, but would lose the series in five games. The Spurs then defeated the Detroit Pistons in seven games in the NBA Finals, winning their third championship in franchise history.

Draft Picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 20 Jameer Nelson PG  United States St. Joseph's

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 - 26-15 26-15 11-5
x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 3 31-10 18-23 9-7
Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 8 24-17 20-21 10-6
Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 25 18-23 9-32 4-12
Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 26 18-23 8-33 6-10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 --
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Record vs. opponents

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-4
Boston 3-1 -- 4-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1
Charlotte 3-1 0-4 -- 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 0-4
Chicago 4-0 2-2 4-0 -- 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-0 0-4 1-1 4-0 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-2
Cleveland 4-0 2-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-3 3-1 0-3 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-2
Dallas 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 -- 2-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0
Denver 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 2-0 2-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Detroit 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0
Golden State 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 -- 1-2 1-1 0-4 1-3 1-3 0-2 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 -- 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
Indiana 3-0 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-2 0-2 4-0 0-3 2-0 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 -- 0-3 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-2
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 3-0 -- 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 0-3 3-1 0-3 2-0 3-0 0-2
Miami 4-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 4-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 2-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 -- 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-2 3-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-1
New Jersey 3-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-3 1-2 0-2 -- 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-3
New Orleans 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-1 1-2 0-4 0-3 0-2 2-2 1-1
New York 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 -- 1-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-0 2-1
Orlando 3-1 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-1 -- 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
Philadelphia 3-1 3-1 3-0 1-2 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 4-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 2-2 -- 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 3-0 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 3-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 -- 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 3-0 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 -- 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1
Seattle 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-0 1-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 -- 2-0 3-1 0-2
Toronto 2-1 1-3 2-1 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-3
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 -- 0-2
Washington 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-1 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-4 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Denver Nuggets

April 24
7:00 pm
Denver Nuggets 98, San Antonio Spurs 87
Scoring by quarter: 23-27, 29-25, 21-23, 20-12
Pts: Andre Miller 31
Rebs: Marcus Camby 12
Asts: Andre Miller 5
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 23
Rebs: Nazr Mohammed 15
Asts: Tony Parker 6
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Bill Spooner, David Jones, Eddie F. Rush
April 27
7:00 pm
Denver Nuggets 76, San Antonio Spurs 104
Scoring by quarter: 18-29, 14-34, 30-23, 14-18
Pts: DeMarr Johnson 12
Rebs: Marcus Camby 12
Asts: Andre Miller 7
Pts: Tim Duncan 24
Rebs: Duncan, Horry 9 each
Asts: Tony Parker 6
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Greg Willard, Mark Wunderlich, Steve Javie
April 30
8:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 86, Denver Nuggets 78
Scoring by quarter: 24-20, 26-21, 11-17, 25-20
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 32
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Brent Barry 4
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 19
Rebs: Marcus Camby 14
Asts: Andre Miller 7
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,913
Referees: Dan Crawford, Leon Wood, Scott Foster
May 2
8:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 126, Denver Nuggets 115 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 28-27, 29-24, 30-29, 20-27, Overtime: 19-8
Pts: Tim Duncan 39
Rebs: Tim Duncan 8
Asts: Tony Parker 7
Pts: Earl Boykins 32
Rebs: Marcus Camby 14
Asts: Anthony, Boykins 5 each
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,776
Referees: Bennie Adams, Derrick Stafford, Dick Bavetta
May 4
8:30 pm
Denver Nuggets 89, San Antonio Spurs 99
Scoring by quarter: 21-25, 22-20, 24-26, 22-28
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 25
Rebs: Marcus Camby 10
Asts: Andre Miller 6
Pts: Tony Parker 21
Rebs: Nazr Mohammed 13
Asts: Tony Parker 7
San Antonio wins the series, 4-1
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Jim Clark, Luis Grillo, Mike Callahan

Last Playoffs meeting: 1995 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 3-0)

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 2004-05 Denver Nuggets
  2. ^ Schuhmann, John (January 24, 2013). "L.A. Recovery Wouldn't Be Unprecedented". NBA.com. Retrieved 2013.

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