Southeast Division (NBA)

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Southeast Division
Conference Eastern Conference
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Founded 2004
Inaugural season 2004–05 season
No. of teams
Most recent champion(s) (1st title)
Most titles (7 titles)

The Southeast Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The division consists of five teams, the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards.

The division was created at the start of the 2004–05 season, when the league expanded from 29 to 30 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Bobcats. The league realigned itself into three divisions in each conference. The Southeast Division began with five inaugural members, the Hawks, the Bobcats, the Heat, the Magic and the Wizards.[1] The Hawks joined from the Central Division, while the Heat, the Magic and the Wizards joined from the Atlantic Division. The Bobcats changed their name to the Hornets effective the 2014–15 season, after which it assumed the history of the original Hornets from 1988–2002. The Hornets name was previously used by the now-New Orleans Pelicans from 2002–2013.

The Heat has won the most Southeast Division titles, with seven, while the Magic have won three and the Hawks have won one. The Heat won the Southeast Division in four consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2014. The Heat are the only Southeast Division team to have won an NBA championship. Miami's three championships (2006, 2012, and 2013) each came after winning the Southeast Division. The most recent division champion is the Atlanta Hawks, having won their first division championship in the 2014–15 season.

Standings[edit]

Main article: 2014–15 NBA season
Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Atlanta Hawks 60 22 .732 0.0 35–6 25–16 12–4 82
x-Washington Wizards 46 36 .561 14.0 29–12 17–24 10–6 82
Miami Heat 37 45 .451 23.0 20–21 17–24 6–10 82
Charlotte Hornets 33 49 .402 27.0 19–22 14–27 8–8 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 35.0 13–28 12–29 4–12 82

Notes

  • c – Clinched division title and home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • x – Clinched playoff spot

Teams[edit]

Team City Year From
Joined
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta, Georgia 2004 Central Division
Charlotte Hornets (19882002; 2014–present)
Charlotte Bobcats (20042014)
Charlotte, North Carolina 2004 dagger
Miami Heat Miami, Florida 2004 Atlantic Division
Orlando Magic Orlando, Florida 2004 Atlantic Division
Washington Wizards Washington, D.C. 2004 Atlantic Division
Notes

Division champions[edit]

^ Had or tied for the best regular season record for that season
Season Team Record Playoffs result
2004–05 Miami Heat 59–23 (.720) Lost Conference Finals
2005–06 Miami Heat 52–30 (.634) Won NBA Finals
2006–07 Miami Heat 44–38 (.537) Lost First Round
2007–08 Orlando Magic 52–30 (.634) Lost Conference Semifinals
2008–09 Orlando Magic 59–23 (.720) Lost NBA Finals
2009–10 Orlando Magic 59–23 (.720) Lost Conference Finals
2010–11 Miami Heat 58–24 (.707) Lost NBA Finals
2011–12[a] Miami Heat 46–20 (.697) Won NBA Finals
2012–13 Miami Heat 66–16 (.805) Won NBA Finals
2013–14 Miami Heat 54–28 (.659) Lost NBA Finals
2014–15 Atlanta Hawks 60–22 (.732) Lost Conference Finals

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Season(s) won
Miami Heat 7 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
Orlando Magic 3 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
Atlanta Hawks 1 2014–15

Season results[edit]

^ Denotes team that won the NBA championship
+ Denotes team that won the Conference Finals, but lost the NBA Finals
* Denotes team that qualified for the NBA Playoffs
Season Team (record)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2004–05 Miami* (59–23) Washington* (45–37) Orlando (36–46) Charlotte (18–64) Atlanta (13–69)
2005–06 Miami^ (52–30) Washington* (42–40) Orlando (36–46) Charlotte (26–56) Atlanta (26–56)
2006–07 Miami* (44–38) Washington* (41–41) Orlando* (40–42) Charlotte (33–49) Atlanta (30–52)
2007–08 Orlando* (52–30) Washington* (43–39) Atlanta* (37–45) Charlotte (32–50) Miami (15–67)
2008–09 Orlando+ (59–23) Atlanta* (47–35) Miami* (43–39) Charlotte (35–47) Washington (19–63)
2009–10 Orlando* (59–23) Atlanta* (53–29) Miami* (47–35) Charlotte* (44–38) Washington (26–56)
2010–11 Miami+ (58–24) Orlando* (52–30) Atlanta* (44–38) Charlotte (34–48) Washington (23–59)
2011–12[a] Miami^ (46–20) Atlanta* (40–26) Orlando* (37–29) Washington (20–46) Charlotte (7–59)
2012–13 Miami^ (66–16) Atlanta* (44–38) Washington (29–53) Charlotte (21–61) Orlando (20–62)
2013–14 Miami* (54–28) Washington* (44–38) Charlotte* (43–39) Atlanta* (38–44) Orlando (23–59)
  • 2014: Since the New Orleans Hornets were renamed the New Orleans Pelicans, the Charlotte Bobcats decided to return to the Hornets name, while also reclaiming their history before relocation from 1988–2002.
2014–15 Atlanta* (60–22) Washington* (46–36) Miami (35–47) Charlotte (33–49) Orlando (25–57)

Notes[edit]

  • a 1 2 Because of a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011, and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.[2]

Rivalries[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Expansion Bobcats prompt change". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. November 17, 2003. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Lee (December 5, 2011). "'tis The Season". CNN Sports Illustrated. Time Warner Company. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 

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