2005–06 Los Angeles Clippers season

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2005–06 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN West 2/Prime Ticket, KTLA
Radio KSPN
< 2004–05 2006–07 >

The 2005–06 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 36th season in the NBA and their 22nd in Los Angeles.[1] They finished with 47 wins and 35 loses in the regular season, their best record since the 1974–75 season. The Clippers would advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, losing in seven games to the Phoenix Suns, but marking the first time they have won a series since moving to California in 1978.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2005 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 12 Yaroslav Korolev F  Russia CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2 32 Daniel Ewing PG  United States Duke

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 34 United States Baker, Vin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Hartford
PF 42 United States Brand, Elton (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Duke
PG 19 United States Cassell, Sam 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Florida State
SF 45 United States Dickens, Kaniel Injured (IN) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Idaho
PG 10 United States Eisley, Howard 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Boston College
PG 3 United States Ewing, Daniel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Duke
PG 4 United States Goldwire, Anthony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Houston
C 35 Germany Kaman, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Central Michigan
PF 8 Russia Korolev, Yaroslav 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Russia
PG 14 United States Livingston, Shaun 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Peoria Central HS (IL)
SF 50 United States Maggette, Corey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
F/C 0 United States McCarty, Walter 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kentucky
SG 5 United States Mobley, Cuttino 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rhode Island
F/C 22 Senegal Ndong, Boniface 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Senegal
SF 7 Serbia Radmanovic, Vladimir 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Serbia & Montenegro
C 11 Serbia Rebraca, Zeljko 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Serbia & Montenegro
SG 13 United States Ross, Quinton 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Southern Methodist
SF 15 United States Singleton, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Murray State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2008-03-12

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Guard Howard Eisley currently serves the team as an assistant in player development since 2010.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 - 31–10 23–18 10–6
x-Los Angeles Clippers 47 35 .573 7 27–14 20–21 7–9
x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 9 27–14 18–23 9–7
x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 10 27–14 17–24 10–6
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 20 21–20 13–28 4–12


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Los Angeles Clippers

April 22
10:30 pm
Denver Nuggets 87, Los Angeles Clippers 89
Scoring by quarter: 26–31, 19–23, 21–22, 21–13
Pts: Anthony, Miller 25 each
Rebs: Marcus Camby 10
Asts: Andre Miller 6
Pts: Elton Brand 21
Rebs: Chris Kaman 13
Asts: Sam Cassell 7
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,162
Referees: Ron Garretson, Rodney Mott, Greg Willard
April 24
10:30 pm
Denver Nuggets 87, Los Angeles Clippers 98
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 21–24, 25–19, 28–23
Pts: Anthony, Camby 16 each
Rebs: Marcus Camby 14
Asts: Andre Miller 6
Pts: Cuttino Mobley 21
Rebs: Elton Brand 11
Asts: Sam Cassell 11
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 18,794
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Nies, Michael Smith
April 27
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 87, Denver Nuggets 94
Scoring by quarter: 13–24, 29–21, 28–25, 17–24
Pts: Corey Maggette 23
Rebs: Brand, Livingston 8 each
Asts: Brand, Livingston 4 each
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 24
Rebs: Marcus Camby 14
Asts: Andre Miller 7
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,099
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jimmy Clark, Leon Wood
April 29
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 100, Denver Nuggets 86
Scoring by quarter: 24–21, 32–24, 22–19, 22–22
Pts: Corey Maggette 19
Rebs: Elton Brand 10
Asts: Shaun Livingston 6
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 17
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 11
Asts: Andre Miller 9
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,099
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Steve Javie, Jess Kersey
May 1
10:30 pm
Denver Nuggets 83, Los Angeles Clippers 101
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 17–25, 17–25, 26–30
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 23
Rebs: Marcus Camby 11
Asts: Andre Miller 8
Pts: Maggette, Mobley 23 each
Rebs: Elton Brand 13
Asts: Shaun Livingston 14
Los Angeles wins the series, 4–1
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 18,648
Referees: Tony Brothers, Dan Crawford, Bill Spooner

Last Playoffs meeting: This is the first meeting between the Suns and Clippers.

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Phoenix Suns vs. (6) Los Angeles Clippers

May 8
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 123, Phoenix Suns 130
Scoring by quarter: 25–29, 36–27, 30–37, 32–37
Pts: Elton Brand 40
Rebs: Elton Brand 9
Asts: Shaun Livingston 9
Pts: Steve Nash 31
Rebs: Shawn Marion 15
Asts: Steve Nash 12
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Jimmy Clark, Bernie Fryer, Monty McCutchen
May 10
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 122, Phoenix Suns 97
Scoring by quarter: 38–22, 27–29, 33–28, 24–18
Pts: Elton Brand 27
Rebs: Chris Kaman 16
Asts: Sam Cassell 6
Pts: Raja Bell 20
Rebs: Shawn Marion 6
Asts: Steve Nash 8
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Nies, Michael Smith
May 12
10:30 pm
Phoenix Suns 94, Los Angeles Clippers 91
Scoring by quarter: 26–28, 22–20, 24–15, 22–28
Pts: Shawn Marion 32
Rebs: Shawn Marion 19
Asts: Steve Nash 10
Pts: Elton Brand 20
Rebs: Corey Maggette 14
Asts: Elton Brand 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,877
Referees: Tony Brothers, Joe Forte, Bennett Salvatore
May 14
8:00 pm
Phoenix Suns 107, Los Angeles Clippers 114
Scoring by quarter: 28–33, 23–28, 31–29, 25–24
Pts: Raja Bell 33
Rebs: Shawn Marion 10
Asts: Steve Nash 11
Pts: Elton Brand 30
Rebs: Corey Maggette 15
Asts: Sam Cassell 9
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,897
Referees: Sean Corbin, Dan Crawford, Ken Mauer
May 16
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 118, Phoenix Suns 125 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 31–26, 21–32, 26–26, 23–17, OT: 17–24
Pts: Elton Brand 33
Rebs: Elton Brand 15
Asts: Brand, Cassell 5 each
Pts: Shawn Marion 36
Rebs: Shawn Marion 20
Asts: Steve Nash 13
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Mike Callahan,Joe DeRosa, Steve Javie
May 18
10:00 pm
Phoenix Suns 106, Los Angeles Clippers 118
Scoring by quarter: 32–31, 18–31, 31–26, 25–30
Pts: Shawn Marion 34
Rebs: Diaw, Marion 9 each
Asts: Steve Nash 11
Pts: Elton Brand 30
Rebs: Elton Brand 13
Asts: Sam Cassell 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 19,985
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Tom Washington, Greg Willard
May 22
10:30 pm
Los Angeles Clippers 107, Phoenix Suns 127
Scoring by quarter: 28–32, 29–33, 22–29, 28–33
Pts: Elton Brand 36
Rebs: Brand, Maggette 9 each
Asts: Sam Cassell 6
Pts: Shawn Marion 30
Rebs: Shawn Marion 9
Asts: Steve Nash 11
Phoenix wins the series, 4–3
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Dan Crawford, Ron Garretson, Eddie F. Rush

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Vin Baker
Elton Brand
Sam Cassell
Howard Eisley
Daniel Ewing
Anthony Goldwire
Chris Kaman
Yaroslav Korolev
Shaun Livingston
Corey Maggette
Walter McCarty
Cuttino Mobley
Boniface N'Dong
Vladimir Radmanovic
Zeljko Rebraca
Quinton Ross
James Singleton
Chris Wilcox

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Elton Brand
Sam Cassell
Daniel Ewing
Chris Kaman
Shaun Livingston
Corey Maggette
Walter McCarty
Cuttino Mobley
Vladimir Radmanovic
Zeljko Rebraca
Quinton Ross
James Singleton

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

All-Star[edit]

  • Elton Brand selected as a reserve forward for the Western Conference All-Stars. This is his second All-Star Game appearance.

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Kaniel Dickens January 11, 2006 Sprained right ankle

Transactions[edit]

The Clippers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2005-06 season.

Trades[edit]

August 12, 2005
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Minnesota Timberwolves
February 14, 2006
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Seattle SuperSonics

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]