2007–08 NBA season

The NBA season 2007/ 08 was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season began on 30 October 2007 and ended on 16 April 2008. Three days later started the NBA playoffs, which ended on 17 June with the NBA Finals and the victory of the Boston Celtics.

Season notes

  • At the beginning of the off-season Kobe Bryant broke with the Los Angeles Lakers from a crisis, which he announced in the media to want to leave the Lakers and complained about the management of the Lakers and teammate Andrew Bynum.
  • The NBA All- Star Game was held at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans on February 17, 2008. The Eastern Conference won with 134:128. For MVP LeBron James was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who contributed 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
  • The New Orleans Hornets played back completely in her home after they fought out in the previous two years, play their home games due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Oklahoma City.
  • After 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Garnett was transferred to the Boston Celtics.
  • In the game against the New Orleans Hornets Los Angeles Lakers on November 6, Chris Paul and Predrag Stojaković each challenged to Hornets Club Records. Paul made 21 assists and Stojakovic hit 10 three-point throws ( in 13 attempts).
  • On November 18, Avery Johnson led the Mavericks to his 150th victory in the 191st game as a coach. Surpassing Johnson Phil Jackson, the 203 games needed for his 150th victory.
  • On December 23, at the 95:90 victory of the Los Angeles Lakers against the New York Knicks, Kobe Bryant scored his 20,000 point. He is the youngest player to reach the mark at 29 years and 122 days. He was at this time 12 days younger than the previous record holder Wilt Chamberlain.
  • Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets scored early January for the first time in his career in three consecutive games, a triple -double. This was most recently Grant Hill in April 1997.
  • One of the major disappointments of the season were the Miami Heat. The reigning NBA champion from 2005/ 06 suffered a 15 Matches lasting losing streak ( December 25 to January 24 ). This culminated in surprising change from Star center Shaquille O'Neal to the Phoenix Suns. In exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks came to Miami. At the end of the regular season Miami was knocked off the last of the table with just 15 wins.
  • On 1 February 2008, transferred to the Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and. In this trade, the Grizzlies also received the transfer rights to Marc Gasol, and NBA first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 by the Lakers.
  • On February 16, 2008, transferred to the Atlanta Hawks Mike Bibby of the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Shelden Williams and Lorenzen Wright. In addition, the Kings received a second-round draft pick in 2008.
  • On February 19, the Dallas Mavericks in the transfer market became active and took Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright. In exchange, the New Jersey Nets Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Trenton Hassell, Maurice Ager, Keith Van Horn and two first-round draft picks (2008 and 2010) and $ 3,000,000 received.

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.

The winner of a division is on of the decisive play-off seedings guaranteed at least fourth place, even if more than three teams have a higher number of wins achieved.


  • Most Valuable Player: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
  • Rookie of the Year: Kevin Durant, Seattle Supersonics
  • Sixth Man of the Year: Manu Ginóbili, San Antonio Spurs
  • Most Improved Player: Hidayet Türkoğlu Orlando Magic
  • Coach of the Year: Byron Scott, New Orleans Hornets
  • All- NBA First Team: F - Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
  • F - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • C - Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
  • G - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • G - Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
  • F - Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
  • F - Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
  • C - Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
  • G - Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • G - Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Spurs
  • F - Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
  • F - Shane Battier, Houston Rockets
  • C - Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
  • G - Raja Bell, Phoenix Suns
  • G - Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
  • Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
  • Kevin Durant, Seattle Supersonics
  • Luis Scola, Houston Rockets
  • Al Thornton, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Jeff Green, Seattle Supersonics


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

Explanation: * Division Winner

Play-off Notes

  • On 13 May 2008 denied Robert Horry of the San Antonio Spurs, the 238 play-off game of his NBA career and moved so past the NBA legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, who previously record holder with 237 completed play-off games had. He finished this season with a total of 244 play-off games.

NBA Finals 2008

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