2005-06 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2006

NBA Champion: Miami Heat

NBA Finals:  Dallas Mavericks (W)  2  Miami Heat (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)

Main players: Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Antoine Walker (Miami Heat), Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks).

Best players for the 2005-06 season

Regular Season MVP: Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns).

All-NBA first team: Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat).

All-NBA second team: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-NBA third team: Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsKobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers35.4
ReboundsKevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves12.7
BlocksMarcus CambyCDenver Nuggets3.3
AssistsSteve NashPGPhoenix Suns10.5
StealsGerald WallaceSF/PFCharlotte Bobcats2.5
EfficiencyDirk NowitzkiPF/CDallas Mavericks28.1
3-point field goalsRay AllenSGSeattle SuperSonics269

NBA Sixth Man: Mike Miller (Memphis Grizzlies).

Most Improved Player: Boris Diaw (Phoenix Suns).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2005-06 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kevin Garnett760.58.24/15.6752.60.11/0.3928.25.21/6.4381.00.20.10.00.00.00.3
LeBron James790.511.08/23.0848.01.61/4.8033.57.61/10.3073.90.10.10.00.00.00.4
Shawn Marion810.58.84/16.8552.51.19/3.5833.22.98/3.6881.00.10.00.00.00.00.3
Elton Brand790.59.57/18.1652.70.01/0.0425.05.57/7.1977.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
Kobe Bryant800.512.23/27.1645.02.25/6.4834.78.70/10.2485.00.10.10.00.00.00.4
Dirk Nowitzki810.59.27/19.3148.01.36/3.3540.66.65/7.3890.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Dwyane Wade750.59.32/18.8449.50.17/1.0116.88.39/10.7178.30.10.10.00.00.00.4
Allen Iverson720.611.32/25.3144.71.00/3.1032.39.38/11.5181.50.00.10.00.00.00.5
Paul Pierce790.58.72/18.5147.11.41/3.9735.57.94/10.2877.20.10.10.00.00.00.3
Gilbert Arenas800.59.33/20.8544.72.49/6.7536.98.19/9.9982.00.00.10.00.00.00.4

Best defensive players for the 2005-06 season

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

All-Defensive first team: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Metta World Peace (Indiana Pacers), Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons).

All-Defensive second team: Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons), Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs), Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2005-06 season

Rookie of the Year: Chris Paul (New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets).

All-Rookies first team: Deron Williams (Utah Jazz), Chris Paul (New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets), Charlie Villanueva (Toronto Raptors), Channing Frye (New York Knicks), Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-Rookies second team: Raymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats), Luther Head (Houston Rockets), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), Ryan Gomes (Boston Celtics), Marvin Williams (Atlanta Hawks).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
NovemberLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)
DecemberVince Carter (New Jersey Nets)Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
JanuaryChauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
FebruaryDwyane Wade (Miami Heat)Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns)
MarchLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
AprilDwight Howard (Orlando Magic)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

Eastern Players of the Week: Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (3), Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets), Jamal Crawford (New York Knicks), T.J. Ford (Milwaukee Bucks), Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls), Richard Hamilton (Detroit Pistons), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) (3), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (5), Mike James (Toronto Raptors), Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (2), Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats).

Western Players of the Week: Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Mike Bibby (Sacramento Kings), Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers) (3), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (5), Marcus Camby (Denver Nuggets), Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves), Pau Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) (2), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) (2), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (2), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (New Orleans-Oklahoma City Hornets), Chris Wilcox (Seattle SuperSonics).

2006 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Tony ParkerPGSan Antonio Spurs
Steve NashPGPhoenix Suns
Ray AllenSGSeattle SuperSonics
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Tracy McGradySF/SGHouston Rockets
Shawn MarionSF/PFPhoenix Suns
Elton BrandPF/CLos Angeles Clippers
Kevin GarnettPF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
Dirk NowitzkiPF/CDallas Mavericks
Tim DuncanC/PFSan Antonio Spurs
Pau GasolC/PFMemphis Grizzlies
Yao MingCHouston Rockets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Gilbert ArenasPG/SGWashington Wizards
Chauncey BillupsPG/SGDetroit Pistons
Allen IversonSG/PGPhiladelphia 76ers
Richard HamiltonSGDetroit Pistons
Dwyane WadeSGMiami Heat
Vince CarterSF/SGNew Jersey Nets
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
LeBron JamesSF/PFCleveland Cavaliers
Chris BoshPF/CToronto Raptors
Ben WallaceC/PFDetroit Pistons
Jermaine O'Neal*CIndiana Pacers
Rasheed WallaceCDetroit Pistons
Shaquille O'NealCMiami Heat

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).

More awards

Citizenship award: Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves).

Sportsmanship award: Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers).