2004-05 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2005

NBA Champion: San Antonio Spurs

NBA Finals:  San Antonio Spurs (W)  4  Detroit Pistons (E)  3

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

Main players: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili, Robert Horry (San Antonio Spurs), Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton (Detroit Pistons).

Best players for the 2004-05 season

Regular Season MVP: Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns).

All-NBA first team: Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat).

All-NBA second team: Ray Allen (Seattle SuperSonics), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns).

All-NBA third team: Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsAllen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers30.7
ReboundsKevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves13.5
BlocksAndrei KirilenkoSF/PFUtah Jazz3.3
AssistsSteve NashPGPhoenix Suns11.5
StealsLarry HughesSG/PGWashington Wizards2.9
EfficiencyKevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves28.2
3-point field goalsKyle KorverSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers226
Quentin RichardsonSFPhoenix Suns226

NBA Sixth Man: Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls).

Most Improved Player: Bobby Simmons (Los Angeles Clippers).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2004-05 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kevin Garnett820.58.33/16.5950.20.07/0.3023.35.43/6.7081.00.20.10.00.00.00.3
LeBron James800.59.94/21.0547.21.35/3.8535.15.96/7.9575.00.10.10.00.00.00.3
Dirk Nowitzki780.58.50/18.5345.91.17/2.9240.17.88/9.0886.80.10.00.00.00.00.3
Amar'e Stoudemire800.59.34/16.7055.90.04/0.2020.07.29/9.9473.30.10.00.00.00.00.3
Shawn Marion810.57.57/15.9147.61.41/4.2133.52.83/3.4083.20.10.00.00.00.00.2
Allen Iverson750.610.28/24.2442.41.39/4.5130.88.75/10.4883.50.10.10.00.10.00.4
Shaquille O'Neal730.59.01/15.0060.10.00/0.000,04.84/10.4846.20.10.00.00.00.00.3
Tracy McGrady780.59.17/21.2843.11.82/5.5832.65.53/7.1477.50.10.10.00.00.00.3
Elton Brand810.57.77/15.4450.30.00/0.040.04.49/5.9875.10.10.00.00.00.00.2
Dwyane Wade770.58.18/17.1247.80.17/0.5829.37.55/9.9076.30.10.10.00.10.00.3

Best defensive players for the 2004-05 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive first team: Larry Hughes (Washington Wizards), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive second team: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz), Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2004-05 season

Rookie of the Year: Emeka Okafor (Charlotte Bobcats).

All-Rookies first team: Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Emeka Okafor (Charlotte Bobcats).

All-Rookies second team: Jameer Nelson (Orlando Magic), Josh Childress (Atlanta Hawks), Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks), Al Jefferson (Boston Celtics), Nenad Krstic (New Jersey Nets).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)
DecemberDwyane Wade (Miami Heat)Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
JanuaryLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings)
FebruaryVince Carter (New Jersey Nets)Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
MarchShaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat)Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
AprilAllen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)

Eastern Players of the Week: Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards), Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (2), Grant Hill (Orlando Magic), Larry Hughes (Washington Wizards), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (4), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (3), Richard Jefferson (New Jersey Nets), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Stephon Marbury (New York Knicks), Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers), Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Jalen Rose (Toronto Raptors), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat).

Western Players of the Week: Ray Allen (Seattle SuperSonics) (2), Mike Bibby (Sacramento Kings), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets), Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors) (2), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns) (2), Tracy McGrady (Houston Rockets) (4), Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (2), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Jason Richardson (Golden State Warriors), Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns) (2), Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks).

2005 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Steve NashPGPhoenix Suns
Manu GinóbiliSGSan Antonio Spurs
Ray AllenSGSeattle SuperSonics
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Tracy McGradySF/SGHouston Rockets
Shawn MarionSF/PFPhoenix Suns
Rashard LewisPF/SFSeattle SuperSonics
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Amar'e StoudemireC/PFPhoenix Suns
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Dirk NowitzkiC/PFDallas Mavericks
Yao MingCHouston Rockets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Gilbert ArenasPG/SGWashington Wizards
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Dwyane WadeSGMiami Heat
Vince CarterSF/SGNew Jersey Nets
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
Grant HillSFOrlando Magic
LeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers
Antawn JamisonPFWashington Wizards
Ben WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons
Zydrunas IlgauskasCCleveland Cavaliers
Shaquille O'NealCMiami Heat
Jermaine O'NealCIndiana Pacers

All-Star Game MVP: Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Eric Snow (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Sportsmanship award: Grant Hill (Orlando Magic).