2005–06 Denver Nuggets season

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2005–06 Denver Nuggets season
Division Champions
Head coach George Karl
Owner(s) Stan Kroenke
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish First Round
(Eliminated 1-4)
Local media
Television Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Radio KCKK
< 2004–05 2006–07 >

The 2005-06 Denver Nuggets season was the team's 40th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 49-33 output from the previous season. However, they came five games shy of tying it, finishing 44-38, but qualified for the playoffs for the third straight season.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2005 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 20 Julius Hodge SF/SG  United States North Carolina State
1 22 Jarrett Jack PG  United States Georgia Tech
2 52 Axel Hervelle SF/PF  Belgium

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 15 United States Anthony, Carmelo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Syracuse
PG 11 United States Boykins, Earl 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 133 lb (60 kg) Eastern Michigan
SG 7 United States Buckner, Greg 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Clemson
PF 23 United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Massachusetts
PG 10 United States Eisley, Howard 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Boston College
C 56 Netherlands Elson, Francisco 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UC Berkeley
PF 30 United States Evans, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Iowa
SG 32 Antigua and Barbuda Hodge, Julius 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) North Carolina State
SF 3 United States Johnson, DerMarr 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Cincinnati
SF 43 Lithuania Kleiza, Linas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Missouri
SF 6 United States Martin, Kenyon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Cincinnati
PG 24 United States Miller, Andre 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Utah
PF 21 Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
C 31 Brazil Nenê Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Brazil
SF 22 United States Patterson, Ruben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Cincinnati
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Guard Julius Hodge also holds citizenship in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB
Denver Nuggets 44 38 .537 --
Utah Jazz 41 41 .500 3
Seattle SuperSonics 35 47 .427 9
Minnesota Timberwolves 33 49 .402 11
Portland Trail Blazers 21 61 .256 23

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2005-06 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–3
Charlotte 3–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–2 3–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3
Chicago 3–0 4–0 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 3–1
Cleveland 2–1 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–3
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Denver 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–3
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–2
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–2 2–0
Indiana 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–4 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0
Miami 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
New York 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–3
Orlando 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 2–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 1–3 0–3 1–3 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1

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 Nuggets and Clippers.

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]