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2006–07 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration October 31, 2006 – April 18, 2007
April 21 – June 2, 2007 (Playoffs)
June 7 – 14, 2007 (Finals)
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
TV partner(s) ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Top draft pick Andrea Bargnani
Picked by Toronto Raptors
Regular season
Top seed Dallas Mavericks
Season MVP Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
Top scorer Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Eastern champions Cleveland Cavaliers
  Eastern runners-up Detroit Pistons
Western champions San Antonio Spurs
  Western runners-up Utah Jazz
Champions San Antonio Spurs
  Runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers
Finals MVP Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs)
NBA seasons

The 2006–07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. The San Antonio Spurs were crowned the champions after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Team 2005–06 coach 2006–07 coach
Golden State Warriors Mike Montgomery Don Nelson
New York Knicks Larry Brown Isiah Thomas
Sacramento Kings Rick Adelman Eric Musselman
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Memphis Grizzlies Mike Fratello Tony Barone
Milwaukee Bucks Terry Stotts Larry Krystkowiak
Minnesota Timberwolves Dwane Casey Randy Wittman

Final standings[edit]

By division[edit]

By conference[edit]


Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
E1 Detroit* 4  
E8 Orlando 0  
  E1 Detroit* 4  
  E5 Chicago 2  
E4 Miami* 0
E5 Chicago 4  
  E1 Detroit* 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Cleveland 4  
E3 Toronto* 2  
E6 New Jersey 4  
  E6 New Jersey 2
  E2 Cleveland 4  
E2 Cleveland 4
E7 Washington 0  
  E2 Cleveland 0
  W3 San Antonio 4
W1 Dallas* 2  
W8 Golden State 4  
  W8 Golden State 1
  W4 Utah* 4  
W4 Utah* 4
W5 Houston 3  
  W4 Utah* 1
Western Conference
  W3 San Antonio 4  
W3 San Antonio 4  
W6 Denver 1  
  W3 San Antonio 4
  W2 Phoenix* 2  
W2 Phoenix* 4
W7 LA Lakers 1  

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 31.6
Rebounds per game Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves 12.8
Assists per game Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.6
Steals per game Baron Davis Golden State Warriors 2.14
Blocks per game Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 3.30
Field goal percentage Mikki Moore New Jersey Nets .608
Free throw percentage Kyle Korver Philadelphia 76ers .914
Three-point field goal percentage Jason Kapono Miami Heat .514


Yearly awards[edit]

Players of the month[edit]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October – November Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) (1/1)
December Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) (1/1) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/3)
January Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) (1/1)
February Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons) (1/1) Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1)
March LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2/3)
April Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets) (1/1) Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (3/3)

Rookies of the month[edit]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October – November Adam Morrison (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [18]
December Jorge Garbajosa (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Randy Foye (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1) [19]
January Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) (1/2) Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/3) [20]
February Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) (2/2) Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/3) [21]
March Wálter Herrmann (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) (3/3) [22]
April Shelden Williams (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Tarence Kinsey (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NBA All-Star Game,, accessed April 25, 2007.
  2. ^ Miller, Smith go to Sixers in deal for Iverson,, December 20, 2006, accessed April 25, 2007.
  3. ^ All-Time Winning Streaks,, March 13, 2007, accessed May 1, 2007.
  4. ^ Associated Press. Kobe scores 50 (again), leads Lakers past Hornets,, March 23, 2007, accessed May 1, 2007.
  5. ^ Associated Press. Gelston, Dan, Toronto 94, Philadelphia 85,, April 6, 2007, accessed April 25, 2007.
  6. ^ Warriors Make History, Close Out Mavs,, May 7, 2007, accessed November 16, 2007.
  7. ^ Parker, Spurs Close Out Cavs for Fourth Title,, June 15, 2007, accessed June 15, 2007.
  8. ^ "Dirk Nowitzki Wins 2006–07 MVP Award",, May 15, 2007, accessed May 15, 2007.
  9. ^ Nuggets’ Camby Wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award,, April 27, 2007, accessed April 27, 2007.
  10. ^ a b c Roy Headlines 2006–07 NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Team,, May 8, 2007, accessed May 12, 2007.
  11. ^ Phoenix's Barbosa Wins 2006–07 NBA Sixth Man Award,, April 23, 2007, accessed April 25, 2007.
  12. ^ Golden State's Ellis Wins 2006–07 NBA Most Improved Player Award,, April 26, 2007, accessed April 26, 2007.
  13. ^ Sam Mitchell Named 2006–07 Coach of the Year,, April 24, 2007, accessed April 24, 2007.
  14. ^ Raptors’ Bryan Colangelo Named Executive of the Year,, May 14, 2007, accessed May 15, 2007.
  15. ^ Chicago's Deng wins sportsmanship award,, May 3, 2007, accessed May 8 2007.
  16. ^ a b c Phoenix Duo Highlights All-NBA First Team,, May 10, 2007, accessed May 12, 2007.
  17. ^ a b c San Antonio Teammates Bowen and Duncan Top 2006–07 NBA All-Defensive Team Selections,, April 30, 2007, accessed May 12, 2007.
  18. ^ "Morrison, Gay Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  19. ^ "Garbajosa, Foye Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  20. ^ "Bargnani, Roy Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  21. ^ "Bargnani, Roy Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  22. ^ NBA Press Release (2008-04-02). "Herrmann, Roy Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  23. ^ NBA Press Release (2008-04-19). "Williams, Kinsey Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month". NBA. Retrieved 2010-03-05.

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