2005–06 Denver Nuggets season

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2005–06 Denver Nuggets season
Northwest Division Champions
Head coach George Karl
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1-4)
Local media
Television Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Radio KCKK
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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. # 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) California
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)
Athletic trainer(s)
Strength and conditioning 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

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]