2005-06 NBA Season
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2005%E2%80%9306 NBA Season
2005-06 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
DurationNovember 1, 2005 - April 19, 2006
April 22 - June 3, 2006 (Playoffs)
June 8 - 20, 2006 (Finals)
Number of games82
Number of teams30
TV partner(s)ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Top draft pickAndrew Bogut
Picked byMilwaukee Bucks
Regular season
Top seedDetroit Pistons
Season MVPSteve Nash (Phoenix)
Top scorerKobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
Eastern championsMiami Heat
  Eastern runners-upDetroit Pistons
Western championsDallas Mavericks
  Western runners-upPhoenix Suns
ChampionsMiami Heat
  Runners-upDallas Mavericks
Finals MVPDwyane Wade (Miami)
NBA seasons

The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, four games to two to win their first NBA championship.

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes

Final standings

By division

By conference


  • z - Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c - Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • x - Clinched playoff spot
  • y - Clinched division title


Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
E1 Detroit* 4  
E8 Milwaukee 1  
  E1 Detroit* 4  
  E4 Cleveland 3  
E4 Cleveland 4
E5 Washington 2  
  E1 Detroit* 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Miami* 4  
E3 New Jersey* 4  
E6 Indiana 2  
  E3 New Jersey* 1
  E2 Miami* 4  
E2 Miami* 4
E7 Chicago 2  
  E2 Miami* 4
  W4 Dallas 2
W1 San Antonio* 4  
W8 Sacramento 2  
  W1 San Antonio* 3
  W4 Dallas 4  
W4 Dallas 4
W5 Memphis 0  
  W4 Dallas 4
  W2 Phoenix* 2  
W3 Denver* 1  
W6 LA Clippers 4  
  W6 LA Clippers 3
  W2 Phoenix* 4  
W2 Phoenix* 4
W7 LA Lakers 3  

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage

Statistics leaders

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 35.4
Rebounds per game Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 12.7
Assists per game Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 10.5
Steals per game Gerald Wallace Charlotte Bobcats 2.51
Blocks per game Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 3.29
FG% Shaquille O'Neal Miami Heat .600
FT% Steve Nash Phoenix Suns .921
3FG% Richard Hamilton Detroit Pistons .458


Yearly awards

Players of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October - November LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2) Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1)
December Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (1/1) Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1)
January Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons) (1/1) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/2)
February Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (1/1) Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) (1/1)
March LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2) Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets) (1/1)
April Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2/2)

Rookies of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.


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