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Topic: 2005 NBA Finals


  
  NBADraft.net | 2005 NBA Finals Breakdown
The 2004-2005 NBA season was billed as the return of high scores and fast breaks.
The Spurs and the Pistons might not be the NBA's dream match-up from a TV ratings standpoint, but people who truly love the nuances of this game are excited to see how the Finals plays out.
It wasn't enough to submarine the Eastern Conference Finals, and it might not be enough to submarine the Finals, but it's something the Spurs don't even have to think about.
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  2005 NBA Finals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season.
Going into the 2005 Finals, the Spurs had won two championships (1999 and 2003), while Detroit had three (1989, 1990, and 2004).
Only two teams in NBA Finals history have ever came back from a 2-0 deficit: the Celtics in the famed 1969 Finals and the Trail Blazers in a more obscure Finals in 1977.
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 NBADraft.net | 2005 NBA Finals Breakdown
The 2004-2005 NBA season was billed as the return of high scores and fast breaks.
The Spurs and the Pistons might not be the NBA's dream match-up from a TV ratings standpoint, but people who truly love the nuances of this game are excited to see how the Finals plays out.
It wasn't enough to submarine the Eastern Conference Finals, and it might not be enough to submarine the Finals, but it's something the Spurs don't even have to think about.
nbadraft.net /prevenas038.asp   (2346 words)

  
 NBA Finals Betting Odds - Basketball   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2005 NBA Finals finally closed its chapter in basketball history with the San Antonio Spurs dethroning the Detroit Pistons, 81-74.
The 2005 NBA Finals closed its 6th face-off at the SBC Center with the Detroit Pistons putting a hold to the San Antonio Spurs' celebratory champagne.
Six battles of the 2005 NBA Finals closed its pages in basketball history with two opposing forces caught in a tie as the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs are tied in their best-of-seven hate-fest, 3-3, to set-up a pivotal Game 7.
nba-finals-odds.blogspot.com   (5874 words)

  
 NBA Finals - Powerset
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each June.
NBA Finals The 2003 NBA Finals marked the first championship contested between two former ABA teams, the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets.
NBA on CBS The mark was the lowest in NBA history, until the 2003 NBA Finals averaged a 6.5 on ABC.
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 For coaches, the final meal food for thought - The Boston Globe
It was the last supper of the 2005 NBA Finals for the two coaches and longtime friends.
The finale was on the eve of Game 7, played last night at the SBC Center.
NBA sources confirmed yesterday that the Milwaukee Bucks, who fired Terry Porter, have spoken to ex-Golden State coach Eric Musselman.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2005/06/24/for_coaches_the_final_meal_food_for_thought   (684 words)

  
 NBA.com: Finals 2005
Rub it in playfully with NBA E-cards presented by Bud Light.
The chance to see grandson Beno play in the Finals was too great for 82-year-old Franc Udrih to pass up, so he boarded a plane for the first time in his life.
Make the Finals your own with a screensaver and wallpapers, free and exclusively for Fan Center members.
www.nba.com /finals2005   (345 words)

  
 Vari-Lite - Express Yourself.
The lighting package for the NBA Finals consisted of 26 VL3000™ spot luminaires, 6 VL2500™ spot luminaires, 28 Mac 2000 wash units, 8 Mac 600 units, 54 ETC Source Four units, 2 Grand MA lighting control consoles, along with Electrol and CD80 digital dimmers.
NBA events, such as the championship series, are an interesting compromise between crowd entertainment and a live television broadcast.
NBA championship in six years with a win over the Detroit Pistons in Game 7 of a highly excitable championship series.
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 2005 NBA Finals Betting PIcks Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2005 NBA Finals is underway as the Detroit Pistons have tied their best-of-seven face-off with the San Antonio Spurs, 2-2.
2005, we see Rasheed Wallace on the brink of having another NBA Championship ring as he continues to be that X-Factor for the Detroit Pistons, powering them in the inside, as well as the outside.
This best-of-seven battle of the 2005 NBA Finals has now been narrowed down to a best-of-three affair, the first team to win two of these three face-offs will be crowned as the 2005 NBA Champions.
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 Spurs Win Championship in 2005 NBA Playoff Finals, Pictures, Video, Scores
The San Antonio Spurs won the 7th game of the NBA Finals and took home their 3rd championship trophy in 7 years.
He summed up the 2005 NBA Finals in accepting the award.
TSN.ca - NBA Playoffs - A series preview and all the teams in contention, their standings in playoff history along with their related regular season logs and stats.
www.chiff.com /recreation/sports/nba-playoff.htm   (644 words)

  
 2005 NBA Finals
It is also a match up of the top two defenses in the NBA as both the Spurs and Pistons are capable of shutting down the top scorers in the league.
Though it may not be the sexy match up of superstars the NBA was hoping for all the games should be close, as breaking 90 could be difficult for either team.
Look for the difference maker to be Manu Ginobili who in 3 NBA seasons has seemed to raise him game in the playoffs, as he was the big x-factor for the Spurs 2003 Championship, and the 2004 Argentina Gold Medal winning team at the Athens Olympics.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /tank/nba/nba05finals.html   (241 words)

  
 NBA article archive for Doc's Sports
This NBA season is summed up in two words "quality" and "change." I cannot recall another season where player moves, player suspensions and player injuries so dramatically allowed teams to move from the bottom to the top, and visa versa.
NBA commercials this year include Dwyane Wade sculpting a trophy out of sand on Miami's South Beach, then commenting, "Now that is a work of art." Dirk Nowitzki leaving endless messages on the trophy's answering machine.
NBA sidelines have been adorned with half-naked women for years and that's enriched the live game experience ten fold.
www.docsports.com /NBA-articles.html   (1307 words)

  
 NBA.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Florida's Bracey Wright, an NBA designee from the T-Wolves, leads the D-League in scoring.
ESPN.com's Paul Lukas, who writes "Uni Watch," takes a look at what NBA players are wearing inside their kicks and comes to the conclusion: stripes are good.
Balloting has begun for the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, which will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 19.
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 NBA Basketball Betting Tips - NBA Playoffs to Finals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only NBA player known to have worn a wedding dress in public, Rodman was a walking color palate, with his multi-colored hair, his numerous tattoos and rings and his cartoonish, unpredictable behavior.
The NBA released its 2005-06 schedule, revealing that the Lakers will play the Miami Heat on Dec. 25 at Miami, a repeat of last year's yuletide encounter at Staples Center won by the Heat in overtime.
NBA teams cannot announce free-agent signings or sign-and-trade transactions until a league moratorium is lifted July 22.
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 NBA Playoff Betting Picks and Odds from FreePicksByEmail.com
Why Pistons are contenders: Defending NBA champions are a consummate T-E-A-M. The only real difference between the Pistons and Spurs is that they don't have a go-to player like Duncan to feed late when the game is on the line.
Head coach Larry Brown waited a long time for his first NBA title and is well-known for being a master motivator capable of getting the very most out of his talent.
O'Neal is definitely on the down-side of his career and proved in last year's NBA Finals that he's clearly not the same player he was when he led the Lakers to three championships in a row from 2000-2002.
www.freepicksbyemail.com /nbapicks/nba-playoff-betting-2005.html   (791 words)

  
 blogBunch : Gambling : Sports Betting : NBA Basketball Betting Tips - NBA Playoffs to Finals
The 2005 NBA Finals resumed its best-of-seven battle royal with the Detroit Pistons stopping Manu Ginobili and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan.
The 2005 NBA Finals is on its final stretch to crown the 2005 NBA Champion.
The 2005 NBA Eastern Conference Finals is heating up as the Miami Heat took a 2-1 series lead in game 3 of their seven-game war with the defending NBA Champions, Detroit Pistons.
www.blogbunch.com /Gambling/Sports_Betting/BasketballBetting   (12186 words)

  
 2005 NBA Finals
The ratings for the NBA playoffs on ESPN have been down 7 percent, on TNT they have been down 14 percent, and the ratings for ABC, which hosts the 2005 NBA Finals, have been down a horrific 31 percent.
The 2005 NBA Finals will feature the best player of his era, two all-time coaches, some budding stars, a handful of all-stars, plenty of solid role players with proven track records of success, and two charged up fan bases.
With their 111-108 win at Phoenix in Game 2 of the West Finals, San Antonio became only the third team in NBA history to win the first two games of a playoff series on the road after having trailed entering the fourth quarter in each game.
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 The Oakland Press: Local News: NBA tries to bring fans closer to action
To that end, NBA Entertainment, a subsidiary of the National Basketball Association, has made it possible for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite Pistons, and then some.
NBA Entertainment, which operates NBA-TV and NBA.com, has packed up its Secaucus, N.J., home and brought it on the road in an effort to provide 24-hour coverage to fans in southeastern Michigan, the United States and many other countries around the world.
With at least 14 camera crews and more than 300 employees prepared to bring coverage of tonight's Game 4 of the NBA Finals, executives with the professional basketball league believe they have all of their bases covered.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/061605/loc_20050616004.shtml   (936 words)

  
 NBA Finals bets, NBA Finals betting, Finals wagering, NBA Finals preview
This is the riddle that faces the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs as they tip off the NBA Finals at 9:00 pm EST on Thursday at SBC Arena in San Antonio.
The ratings for the NBA playoffs on ESPN have been down 7%, on TNT they have been down 14%, and the ratings for ABC, which hosts the Finals, have been down a horrific 31%.
The Finals will feature the best player of his era, two all-time coaches, some budding stars, a handful of all-stars, plenty of solid role players with proven track records of success, and two charged up fan bases.
www.bullz-eye.com /wagering/betting_tips/2005/NBA_finals.htm   (1789 words)

  
 NBA Finals, 2005 NBA Finals, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, ...
So imagine my surprise when the Spurs pulled out an 81-74 victory in the first NBA Finals Game 7 since the Rockets/Knicks clash 11 years ago.
After several consecutive timeouts (NBA players can't seem to go to the bathroom without their coach calling a timeout to talk about it first), the Pistons got the ball to Richard Hamilton (15 points), who missed a shot at the buzzer, giving the Spurs the victory.
But San Antonio is a veteran team and they responded to their wake-up call by outscoring the Pistons 80-52 over the final three and a half quarters.
www.bullz-eye.com /sports/blogs/nba_finals_2005.htm   (3688 words)

  
 Spurs Find Motivation in 2005 NBA Finals
They haven't, however, forgotten 2005 — that's when they led the Detroit Pistons 2-0 and looked well on their way to the title but wound up needing seven games to win.
Cleveland was down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference finals this year against Detroit before winning the next four games and a trip to the finals.
The Cavs got as close as eight twice in the fourth quarter and opened the final 12 minutes on a 22-4 run that erased two-thirds of the 27-point deficit they had at the end of the third period.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/06/11/sports/s121106D04.DTL   (682 words)

  
 2005 NBA Finals Preview: San Antonio versus Detroit
The NBA Finals matchup of San Antonio versus Detroit is not surprising to Basketball Spotlight readers.
Detroit advanced to the NBA Finals only after beating the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champions in New Jersey in a close game six and then routing the Nets 90-69 in game seven.
Suffocating defense and resiliency are the trademarks of the Detroit Pistons.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/basketball_spotlight/116415   (466 words)

  
 Basketball
NBA 2005 All-Star Game Pennant The 2005 NBA All-Star game was hosted by the Denver Nuggets.
NBA 2005 NBA Finals Pennant Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs The pennant is full size approx.
NBA 2006 West Conference Champ Pennant Suns vs Mavericks The pennant is full size approx.
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 About Basketball: 2005-06-05
nba basketball scores and college scoreboard for ncaa tournament, nba playoffs, and the nba draft.
There is a major difference in the NBA Finals than in the regular playoffs.
The Heat were one consistent 15 point scorer and a defender away from being in the 2005 NBA Finals.
basketball.glendo.net /2005_06_05_archive.html   (1121 words)

  
 2005 NBA Finals
The San Antonio Spurs win their third NBA title in the past seven years, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the first seven-game NBA Finals in eleven years.
The match-up between the Spurs and Pistons, though panned by the media and low-rated, is the first NBA Finals to match the last two NBA...
The NBA on ABC - 2002-03 - Nessler Tolbert and Walton.
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 Detroit Pistons 2005 Finals Pistons picture photo - Jan Kaulins Photo Art Photograph Gallery
2005 NBA Finals Finalists Detroit Pistons photo art picture print for sale: This Wide Angle color 2005 Detroit Pistons FINALS game photo at The Palace of Auburn Hills picture photo is made from an original fl and white photograph that was hand-colored by nationally recognized artist and sports photographer Jan Kaulins.
In this Detroit Piston NBA Finals photo, Ben Wallace is on the court against The San Antonio Spurs, surrounded by many of his fellow starting Detroit Pistons.
This original Limited-Edition artist signed and numbered Fine-Art color 2005 NBA Finals Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs photograph is made from an original hand-colored fl and white photo--This is NOT a mass produced poster--it is an original photograph by nationally noted photographer Jan Kaulins.
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