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  NBA Finals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format.
The winner of the NBA Finals is presented the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy at the conclusion of the finals.
The comeback was led by Dwayne Wade's 12 points in the final six minutes and a clutch outside jumpshot by once-perennial all-star Gary Payton, who was appearing in his third NBA finals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NBA_Finals   (4576 words)

 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.
www.nbadraft.net /prevenas038.asp   (2346 words)

 SI.com - NBA
Though led by Finals MVP Chauncey Billups (center), Detroit needed its bench to win the title.
But to repeat on the NBA's biggest stage, writes SI.com's Jack McCallum, Detroit will need to lengthen its bench while remembering how it got there in the first place.
NBA Draft expert Chris Monterhas dusted off his crystal ball to divine where everyone is headed on June 24 in his first mock draft.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/nba/specials/playoffs/2004   (139 words)

 2005 NBA Finals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season.
The Finals were played using a 2-3-2 site format, where the first two and last two games are held at the team with home court advantage's (San Antonio's) home court (SBC Center).
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_NBA_Finals   (3139 words)

 InsideHoops.com - NBA Finals Preview
Dallas is led by superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki, who averaged 26.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.02 blocks per game in the 2005-06 regular season, shooting 48.0% from the field and 40.6% from three-point range.
The AP reports: This is the third team Riley has taken to the finals, though he hasn't won it all since 1988 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Little General became the NBA's top young coach with a remarkable alchemy of old-fashioned motivation and a sophisticated ability to adapt to any opponent's style.
www.insidehoops.com /finals-preview-060806.shtml   (918 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Best NBA Finals performances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The NBA Finals won't begin until next week, but Page 2 is already reminiscing about the best performances in pro basketball's championship round.
Chamberlain was at the top of his game in the Finals against the overmatched Warriors, pulling down eight rebounds and blocking six shots in the fourth quarter of the tightly contested sixth game.
Fulks led the BAA (the forerunner of the NBA) in scoring during the regular season, averaging 23.2 ppg.
espn.go.com /page2/s/list/nba/finals/performances.html   (1118 words)

 TurnTo10.com - NBA - revert after finals - Miami Hosts Mavericks In Critical Game 5 Of NBA Finals
Stackhouse will not play in tonight's contest, as he was suspended by the NBA on Friday for a flagrant foul on Shaq during the third quarter of Game 4.
The 6-6 Stackhouse is averaging 13.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the NBA Finals.
The road to the NBA Finals was a wild and entertaining one for the Mavericks.
www.turnto10.com /nba/9387793/detail.html   (534 words)

 NBA Finals 2000
Los Angeles center Shaquille O'Neal, the NBA's regular season Most Valuable Player, is going after his first of what could be many NBA titles.
A young Shaq played in his first NBA Finals with Orlando in 1995, but his Magic were swept by Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets in four games.
Some observers think this could be the first Finals sweep since then, but that this time Shaq would be the one with the broom.
www.factmonster.com /spot/00nbafinals1.html   (607 words)

 The Sporting News: History of the NBA Finals
The NBA's best sixth man of 1995-96 entered the series averaging 9.3 points in the playoffs and was a dismal 3-of-36 from 3-point range.
The decisive stretch came in the final 2:28 of the third period.
He was at his surrealistic best in the final four minutes of the second quarter, scorching the Sonics for 15 points to stake the Bulls to a 62-38 halftime lead.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/nbafinals/1996.html   (1882 words)

 NBA Finals: This is Wade's world now
Down by one, tie game, 1.9 seconds left in overtime, Game 5 of the NBA Finals, series knotted at two wins apiece.
Against Detroit in the East finals rematch, he wasn't slowed by constantly being the center of the Pistons' defensive attention, shoots 62 percent and the Heat wins in six games.
He's looked the part in the NBA Finals -- or at least, the past three games.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /basketball/274564_finals20.html   (859 words)

 NBA Finals betting NBA basketball odds, lines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NBA basketball information is provided by BetWWTS the largest and most established online sportsbook to assist you in NBA Finals betting.
Two of the top three teams in the NBA hold the top two lines in the Southwest Division, setting the stage for a showdown in the old Southwest.
With three NBA titles in the last seven years notched in their gun belts, the sharp shooters from the San Antonio Spurs have something to brag about.
www.betwwts.com /bet-nba-finals.asp   (571 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Readers: NBA Finals performances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With all due respect to MJ and his six rings and six Finals MVP awards, there has never been a better performance than the one turned in by Magic Johnson in Game 6 of the 1980 series vs. the Sixers.
Down three, under two minutes in the NBA Finals, in OT against the mighty Lakers, and AI hits two free throws, a 3-pointer in transition, and buries a jumper from the corner in Ty Lue's face!
Elgin Baylor is listed for his performance in the 1962 NBA Finals, which the Lakers lost to the Celtics, but in that same series Bill Russell had 40 rebounds in one game.
espn.go.com /page2/s/list/readers/nbafinals/performance.html   (1533 words)

 NBA FINALS / NOTEBOOK / Warriors assistant MacLeod won't return next season
Though Montgomery has taken his share of criticism for steering the Warriors to consecutive 34-48 seasons after jumping to the NBA from the Cardinal, his assistants have been in high demand.
Déjà vu: These Finals are looking more and more like last year's, when San Antonio routed the Pistons in the first two games and Detroit rallied to push the series to seven games.
In 2004, the Pistons became the first and only team to win the middle three games since the NBA adopted the 2-3-2 format for the Finals in 1985.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/16/SPGHFJFD2G1.DTL   (487 words)

 Lakers Web, 2004 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons
Larry Brown is the Pistons' coach today but he was the 76ers' coach when they won game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals against the Lakers at the Staples Center.
His Pistons are not the favorites in the 2004 NBA Finals, but they showed they are going to give fight with an 87-75 victory.
Devean George couldn't find his shot so the rookie son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton went to the court for the first time in the Finals and with his timely plays gave the Lakers an emotional lift that kept them in the game.
www.nbahoy.com.ar /playoffs/playoffs04lakerspistons.htm   (1288 words)

 NBA Finals Tickets, 2007 NBA Finals Tickets (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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The NBA Finals are the most exciting games in all of pro basketball.
We have the world's largest selection of tickets to the NBA Finals at some of the lowest prices in the industry.
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 NBA FINALS SUMMARY | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
According to Jason Terry, the Mavericks need anger to turn back around the NBA Finals that could be slipping away.
Wade is averaging 34.4 points in the series, and his 172 points are the third-most for any player through the first five games of his Finals career.
Wade's three straight Finals games of at least 35 points puts him into select company, joining Elgin Baylor (five games in 1962); Barry (four in 1967); Michael Jordan (four in 1993); O'Neal (three in 2000 and 2002); and Allen Iverson (three in 2001).
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/sports/3984664.html   (819 words)

 NBA Tickets - NBA Basketball Tickets, NBA Tickets on Sale Now!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All NBA tickets can be ordered securely online or over the phone at 800-279-4444.
NBA tickets are generally delivered within a few days.
NBA Finals tickets will be delivered as soon as the teams are determined.
www.tickco.com /sports_nba_tickets.htm   (234 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Familiar, new faces brighten NBA finals between Dallas-Miami
DALLAS – Never mind that the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks are NBA finals neophytes.
The Dallas Mavericks have waited 26 years to reach the finals since their inception, making this the NBA's first between newcomers since 1971.
Although he notes that his anger is aimed at the system, not the guys in the zebra shirts, it's still cost him well over $1 million in fines, including $200,000 during this year's playoffs.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/nba/20060607-1426-nbafinals.html   (870 words)

 The NBA Finals on SportzNutz.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not since 1971 has the NBA had two-first time teams playing for it’s championship… not only that, both teams during the course of their franchise history have endured ownership changes, numerous coaches, blockbuster trades, draft flops and years of being known as two of the worst teams in the NBA.
In 1988 and 2003 the Mavs reached the Conference finals, ironically it was Pat Reilly’s Lakers that kept the Mavs from reaching the Finals in 1988 – a Lakers team rich in talent with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabber.
Johnson was coach of the year in his first full season, and has shown why he was such a good choice during the playoffs by constantly making the right adjustments.
sportznutz.com /nba/nba_finals/index.htm   (963 words)

 Dallas Mavericks, Alonzo Mourning, Antoine Walker, Dirk Nowitzki, National Basketball Association, Miami Heat - CBS ...
Over the next few days, you're going to hear a lot about how great it is that these NBA Finals feature new blood, how the Pistons/Spurs act had grown tired, and how the guarantee of a brand new champion for the first time since 1978 is great for the sport.
It took the final second to tick off the clock in both deciding Game 6s for it to be proved, but signs were there all along.
The Dallas Mavericks fell short of their goal of claiming home court and topping San Antonio in the Southwest Division and squandered a 3-1 lead against the Spurs and a 20-point cushion in Game 7.
www.sportsline.com /nba/story/9479228   (857 words)

 NBA Awards: Finals MVPs Year by Year
The Finals Most Valuable Player award was stablished in 1969, 14 years after the first Regular Season MVP.
That first Finals MVP trophy went to the hands of Jerry West, who was so good that won the award despite the fact that the Lakers lost those Finals.
He was the only one selected from the lossing team, after that the award always went to best player of the winning team.
www.nbauniverse.com /awards/nba_finals_mvps_year.htm   (186 words)

 The Sporting News: History of the NBA Finals
Two days later, in the dusk of a brutally hot Texas afternoon, the Spurs bobbed down the San Antonio River on boats to show off their championship loot to the city and their fans.
Horry, now the winner of six NBA championships -- two with the Rockets, three with the Lakers and one with the Spurs -- was asked to reflect on his bounty of rings.
Even the choice of Duncan as the series MVP has drawn questions, given his shooting from the field (41.9 percent) and the free throw line (66.7 percent).
www.sportingnews.com /archives/nbafinals   (1294 words)

 NBA.com: Finals 2006
Exclusive to NBA.com are the new 2006 NBA Finals Wallpapers.
Get the full NBA Finals experience, and customize your computer with these wallpapers.
Finals MVP Voting Presented by T-Mobile is over.
www.nba.com /finals2006   (412 words)

 WNBA.com: WNBA Players’ NBA Playoff Predictions
At least among the WNBA players we spoke to about the predictions for the upcoming NBA Playoffs...
The Pistons have brought and "old school" feel back to the game, their talent and chemistry have given them a consistancy that we haven't seen in awhile.
Anybody in the bottom half of that Western conference bracket could have a somewhat free pass to the conference finals because the best two teams are in the top half.
www.wnba.com /voices/nbaplayoffpredictions2006.html   (554 words)

 NBA and WNBA Store: Heat Reebok Men's NBA Finals MVP Tee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NBA and WNBA Store: Heat Reebok Men's NBA Finals MVP Tee
The man they call "Flash" had 36 points and 10 rebounds during the deciding game of the 2006 NBA playoffs.
Celebrate Wade's MVP performance with the Reebok NBA Finals MVP Tee.
store.nba.com /gp/product/B000GFWEE4   (170 words)

 1993 NBA FINALS - Phoenix Suns vs. Chicago Bulls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 1993 NBA Finals will always be remembered as one of the great NBA playoff series of all-time.
From the first two games, in which Chicago stunned the Phoenix Suns by taking a 2-0 lead, to Phoenix rallying to win an equally shocking 2 of 3 games in Chicago, to a classic finale in Game 6 with an unlikely hero, this series had it all.
Danny Ainge feeds Charles Barkley in the paint for a slam dunk
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 BKN NBA Calendar | theledger.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
June 7 - NBA finals start date (possible move-up to June 5).
June 18 - NBA draft early entry entrant withdrawal deadline.
June 21 - NBA finals latest possible end date.
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