2005–06 NBA season

The NBA season 2005/ 06 was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season began on November 1, 2005 and ended on 19 April 2006. 30 teams, each completed 82 games, took part. The eight best each conference qualified for the NBA playoffs, which began on April 22, 2006 and were completed by the NBA Finals on June 20.

The Miami Heat were for the first time in club history NBA champion, after they were able to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 4-2 in the finals.

Season notes

  • On 17 October 2005 said NBA Commissioner David Stern that a new, across the leagues dress code comes into force, which prohibits, among other things, jerseys, T- shirts to wear jeans, sports shoes, hats or necklaces.
  • Because of the damage from Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets wore their home games at different venues. 32 Matches found in Ford Center held in Oklahoma City, 6 games in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center at Louisiana State University and only 3 games in the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.
  • The NBA All- Star Game took place on 19 February 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston instead. The selection of the Eastern Conference defeated the West with 122:120. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named MVP of the game.
  • On January 22 of 2006, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors. This was the second highest points total in NBA history. Only Wilt Chamberlain in his 100-point game of the year 1962 collected more points.
  • Asked Ray Allen from the Seattle SuperSonics a new NBA record for three turned on in a single season. He hit a total of 269 three-point throws in the regular season.

End figures

W = Wins, L = Losses, PCT = percentage share of victory, P = behind Division leaders

In parentheses are the rankings in the seedings of the respective Conference playoffs are listed.

Leading the Player Statistics


  • F - Elton Brand, Los Angeles Clippers
  • F - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
  • C - Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
  • G - Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
  • G - Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
  • F - Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
  • F - Ron Artest, Sacramento Kings
  • C - Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
  • G - Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
  • G - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • G - Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets
  • F - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
  • F - Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • F - Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
  • C - Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
  • G - Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons


All play-off rounds were played in best- of-seven - mode.

* Division Winner

NBA Finals 2006

Dwyane Wade of the Heat was selected to the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 after 34.7 points per game in the championship series he made on average against Dallas.