2005-06 Chicago Bulls Season
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2005%E2%80%9306 Chicago Bulls Season
2005-06 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachScott Skiles
General managerJohn Paxson
OwnersJerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record41–41 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Heat 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN Chicago, WGN, WCIU
RadioWMVP

The 2005-06 Chicago Bulls season was one of mixed results. While the Bulls reached the playoffs for a second straight season, they posted a record of just 41-41 in the regular season, 6 wins fewer than they had recorded in the previous year even though the roster was mostly the same.

In the playoffs, the Bulls lost to the eventual NBA champion, the Miami Heat, in six games in the First Round.

On December 9, 2005, the Bulls' retired Scottie Pippen's jersey number 33 on his rafters during halftime ceremony reunited with his former executive Jerry Krause, his former teammates Michael Jordan, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, Craig Hodges, Randy Brown, his former assistant coach Johnny Bach, and former Bulls head coach Phil Jackson.

Offseason

The Bulls did not have any picks in the 2005 draft. The core of the team remained based around Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, and Kirk Hinrich, all draft picks from the previous two years. The Bulls did not sign any household name players through free agency, but did add Malik Allen, Darius Songaila and Michael Sweetney (through the trade explained below), all of which would split time between the starting lineup and the bench. They also added Tim Thomas; however due to a clash with Scott Skiles he appeared in just 3 games for the Bulls and would eventually move to the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls also traded their once first-round draft pick Eddy Curry to the Knicks after Curry missed some of the 2004-2005 season with a heart condition.[1] The move was met with some controversy, although it ended up resulting in high draft picks for the Bulls due to the Knicks' poor records in the coming seasons.

NBA Draft

The Bulls did not have any draft picks in 2005.

Roster

Regular season

Standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 64 18 .780 - 37-4 27-14 13-3
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 14 31-10 19-22 11-5
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 23 27-14 14-27 6-10
x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 23 21-20 20-21 4-12
x-Milwaukee Bucks 40 42 .488 24 25-16 15-26 6-10
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Detroit Pistons 64 18 .780 -
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 12
3 y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 15
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 14
5 x-Washington Wizards 42 40 .512 22
6 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 23
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 23
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 40 42 .488 24
9 Philadelphia 76ers 38 44 .463 26
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 28
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 31
12 Toronto Raptors 27 55 .329 37
13 Charlotte Bobcats 26 56 .317 38
14 Atlanta Hawks 26 56 .317 38
15 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 41

Record vs. opponents

2005-06 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-1 1-3 0-3 1-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-3
Boston 1-2 -- 2-1 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-3
Charlotte 3-1 1-2 -- 2-2 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-3 1-1 1-3 0-2 3-0 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-3
Chicago 3-0 4-0 2-2 -- 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 3-1
Cleveland 2-1 4-0 3-0 4-0 -- 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-3
Dallas 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 -- 3-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 2-0 3-1 1-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 4-0 2-1 2-2 3-0 2-0 3-1 2-0
Denver 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 -- 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-0 1-3 1-2 2-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-0 1-3 1-1
Detroit 3-1 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 0-2 0-3
Golden State 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-2 0-2 -- 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 0-4 2-1 2-0 1-3 0-2
Houston 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-2 3-1 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-4 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-3 2-1 2-2 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-2 2-0
Indiana 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 2-0 1-1 -- 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 2-2 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 3-1 2-2 0-2 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-0 0-4 1-2 3-1 2-0 2-1 2-0
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 1-1 4-0 2-1 1-1 2-2 -- 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-1 2-0 2-2 1-1
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-2 0-2 3-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-1 2-2 0-4 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-0
Miami 3-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 -- 3-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 3-1 3-0 3-0 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 -- 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-1
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-1 0-4 2-2 0-2 1-3 1-1
New Jersey 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 -- 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 0-2 2-1 3-1 0-2 2-1 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-3 1-1
New York 2-2 1-3 0-3 1-2 2-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-2 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-3
Orlando 2-2 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 3-1 -- 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 2-2
Philadelphia 2-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 1-3 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-3 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-2
Phoenix 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 0-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 -- 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 0-4 0-2 0-4 1-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 -- 1-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-4 1-1
Sacramento 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-2 3-1 0-2 2-2 2-2 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-1 -- 1-2 3-1 1-1 3-1 0-2
San Antonio 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 4-0 4-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 -- 2-1 2-0 3-0 1-1
Seattle 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-3 2-2 0-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-2 -- 1-1 3-1 1-1
Toronto 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-2 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-1 2-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 -- 0-2 1-2
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-2 4-0 1-3 0-3 1-3 2-0 -- 1-1
Washington 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 --

Postseason

At 41-41, the Bulls managed to sneak into the Eastern Conference Playoffs as a 7th seed. They would lose in the first round to the eventual NBA Champion Miami Heat, although they did manage to stretch the best of 7 series to 6 games, ending a season in which they played very inconsistently on a somewhat positive note. A year later, the Bulls would defeat the Heat in a sweep in the first round.

East First Round

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Chicago Bulls

April 22
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 106, Miami Heat 111
Scoring by quarter: 24-26, 27-37, 31-24, 24-24
Pts: Ben Gordon 35
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 16
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 8
Pts: Dwyane Wade 30
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 16
Asts: Dwyane Wade 11
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,288
Referees: Tony Brothers, Joe Crawford, Joe DeRosa
April 24
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 108, Miami Heat 115
Scoring by quarter: 26-33, 31-35, 19-27, 32-20
Pts: Andrés Nocioni 35
Rebs: Tyson Chandler 9
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 7
Pts: O'Neal, Williams 22 each
Rebs: Antoine Walker 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 7
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,214
Referees: Mike Callahan, Dan Crawford, Courtney Kirkland
April 27
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 90, Chicago Bulls 109
Scoring by quarter: 23-31, 19-17, 29-39, 19-22
Pts: Dwyane Wade 26
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 10
Asts: Wade, Williams 4 each
Pts: Ben Gordon 24
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 9
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 11
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,133
Referees: Bob Delaney, Bernie Fryer, Mark Wunderlich
April 30
1:00 pm
Miami Heat 87, Chicago Bulls 93
Scoring by quarter: 23-21, 17-23, 19-21, 28-28
Pts: Antoine Walker 21
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 9
Asts: Dwyane Wade 10
Pts: Andrés Nocioni 24
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 7
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 9
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,361
Referees: Ron Garretson, Monty McCutchen, Greg Willard
May 2
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 78, Miami Heat 92
Scoring by quarter: 19-25, 19-15, 23-21, 17-31
Pts: Andrés Nocioni 23
Rebs: Andrés Nocioni 10
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 5
Pts: Dwyane Wade 28
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 5
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,287
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Scott Foster, Jack Nies
May 4
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 113, Chicago Bulls 96
Scoring by quarter: 29-19, 26-22, 29-28, 29-27
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 30
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 20
Asts: Dwyane Wade 6
Pts: Kirk Hinrich 23
Rebs: Luol Deng 6
Asts: Kirk Hinrich 6
Miami wins series, 4-2
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,584
Referees: Steve Javie, Tom Washington, Jess Kersey
Regular-season series

Miami won 2-1 in the regular-season series:

Last Playoffs meeting: 1997 Eastern Conference Finals (Chicago won 4-1)

Awards and records

Transactions

References


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