2004–05 New Jersey Nets season

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2004–05 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Lawrence Frank
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2004-05 NBA season was the Nets' 29th season in the NBA.[1] The season is best remembered for the Nets making a move midseason, trading All-Star Vince Carter from Tornoto. Carter would spend the next few seasons in New Jersey, making the All-Star team three more times.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2004 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 22 Viktor Khryapa  Russia
2 51 Christian Drejer  Denmark Florida

Roster[edit]

G. Jason Kidd

G. Vince Carter

F. Richard Jefferson

F. Kenyon Martin

C. Jason Collins

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 27–14 18–23 8–8
x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 2 25–16 18–23 8–8
x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 3 24–17 18–23 11–5
New York Knicks 33 49 .402 12 22–19 11–30 6–10
Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 12 22–19 11–30 7–9
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) New Jersey Nets

April 24
3:00 pm
New Jersey Nets 98, Miami Heat 116
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 23–32, 31–33, 25–29
Pts: Vince Carter 27
Rebs: Vince Carter 10
Asts: Vince Carter 8
Pts: Dwyane Wade 32
Rebs: Haslem, O'Neal 11 each
Asts: Dwyane Wade 8
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,212
Referees: Jess Kersey, Steve Javie, Tom Washington
April 26
8:00 pm
New Jersey Nets 87, Miami Heat 104
Scoring by quarter: 16–26, 23–22, 20–28, 28–28
Pts: Nenad Krstić 27
Rebs: Collins, Krstić 8 each
Asts: Best, Kidd 5 each
Pts: Alonzo Mourning 21
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 10
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 20,276
Referees: Bill Kennedy, Bill Spooner, Joe Crawford
April 28
7:00 pm
Miami Heat 108, New Jersey Nets 105 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 32–21, 25–24, 16–21, OT: 18–15
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 25
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 19
Asts: Dwyane Wade 8
Pts: Vince Carter 36
Rebs: Jason Kidd 16
Asts: Jason Kidd 13
Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,174
Referees: Dick Bavetta, James Capers, Mike Callahan
May 1
3:30 pm
Miami Heat 110, New Jersey Nets 97
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 21–30, 27–18, 35–34
Pts: Dwyane Wade 34
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 11
Asts: Dwyane Wade 9
Pts: Jason Kidd 25
Rebs: Vince Carter 10
Asts: Jason Kidd 7
Miami wins the series, 4–0
Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,174
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Monty Mccutchen, Sean Corbin
Regular season series

Miami won 3–0 in the regular-season series:

November 3, 2004
Miami Heat 100, New Jersey Nets 77
March 3, 2005
Miami Heat 106, New Jersey Nets 90
March 12, 2005
New Jersey Nets 65, Miami Heat 90

Last Playoffs meeting: This is the first meeting between the Heat and Nets.

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]