2006–07 NBA season

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2006–07 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration October 31, 2006 – April 18, 2007
April 21 – June 2, 2007 (Playoffs)
June 7 – 14, 2007 (Finals)
Number of teams 30
TV partner(s) ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Andrea Bargnani
Picked by Toronto Raptors
Regular season
Top seed Dallas Mavericks
Season MVP Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas)
Top scorer Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Cleveland Cavaliers
  Eastern runners-up Boston Celtics
Western champions San Antonio Spurs
  Western runners-up Utah Jazz
Finals
Champions San Antonio Spurs
  Runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers
Finals MVP Tony Parker (San Antonio)
NBA seasons

The 2006–07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season began on October 31, 2006 and ran through April 18, 2007. The league fielded 30 teams, each playing an 82 game regular season schedule. The top eight seeds from each conference reached the NBA Playoffs, which began on April 21, 2007 and ended on June 14, 2007. The San Antonio Spurs were crowned the champions after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2005-06 coach 2006-07 coach
Golden State Warriors Mike Montgomery Don Nelson
New York Knicks Larry Brown Isiah Thomas
Sacramento Kings Rick Adelman Eric Musselman
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Memphis Grizzlies Mike Fratello Tony Barone
Milwaukee Bucks Terry Stotts Larry Krystkowiak
Minnesota Timberwolves Dwane Casey Randy Wittman

Final standings[edit]

By division[edit]

By conference[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

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.

Main article: 2007 NBA Playoffs
First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                       
1 *Detroit 4
8 Orlando 0
1 *Detroit 4
5 Chicago 2
4 *Miami 0
5 Chicago 4
1 *Detroit 2
Eastern Conference
2 Cleveland 4
2 Cleveland 4
7 Washington 0
2 Cleveland 4
6 New Jersey 2
3 *Toronto 2
6 New Jersey 4
E2 Cleveland 0
W3 San Antonio 4
1 *Dallas 2
8 Golden State 4
8 Golden State 1
4 *Utah 4
4 *Utah 4
5 Houston 3
4 *Utah 1
Western Conference
3 San Antonio 4
2 *Phoenix 4
7 L.A. Lakers 1
2 *Phoenix 2
3 San Antonio 4
3 San Antonio 4
6 Denver 1

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 31.6
Rebounds per game Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 12.8
Assists per game Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.6
Steals per game Baron Davis Golden State Warriors 2.14
Blocks per game Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 3.30
Field goal percentage Mikki Moore New Jersey Nets .608
Free throw percentage Kyle Korver Philadelphia 76ers .914
Three-point field goal percentage Jason Kapono Miami Heat .514

Awards[edit]

Yearly awards[edit]

Players of the month[edit]

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

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
1October – November Howard, DwightDwight Howard (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Ming, YaoYao Ming (Houston Rockets) (1/1)
2December Arenas, GilbertGilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (1/1) Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/3)
3January Bosh, ChrisChris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Nash, SteveSteve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (1/1)
4February Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons) (1/1) Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1)
4March James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1) Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2/3)
5April Carter, VinceVince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (1/1) Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (3/3)

Rookies of the month[edit]

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

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October – November Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Gay, RudyRudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [18]
02December Garbajosa, JorgeJorge Garbajosa (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Foye, RandyRandy Foye (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1) [19]
03January Bargnani, AndreaAndrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) (1/2) Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/3) [20]
04February Bargnani, AndreaAndrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) (2/2) Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/3) [21]
05March Herrmann, WálterWálter Herrmann (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (3/3) [22]
06April Williams, SheldenShelden Williams (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Kinsey, TarenceTarence Kinsey (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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