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2005–06 Dallas Mavericks season

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Head coach  Avery Johnson
Record  60–22 (.732)
Owner(s)  Mark Cuban
Arena  American Airlines Center
Place  Division: 2nd (Southwest) Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish  NBA Finals (Lost to Heat 2-4)

The 2005–06 Dallas Mavericks season was the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season saw Dallas go to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. However, it was not to be as they lost to the Miami Heat, who were led by Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade, in six games. Dallas and Miami would meet again in the 2011 NBA Finals, where the Mavericks would get revenge, defeating the favored Heat in six games to win their first ever NBA championship; teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry are the only members of both 2006 and 2011 Finals teams.


Draft picks

The Mavericks did not have any selections in the 2005 NBA Draft.

  • x - Clinched playoff berth
  • y - Clinched division title
  • z - Clinched top conference record
  • (1) – (8) - Playoff seedings
  • West First Round

    (4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies

    Last Playoffs meeting: This is the first meeting between the Mavericks and Grizzlies.

    West Conference Semifinals

    (1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks

    Previous Playoffs meeting: 2003 Western Conference Finals (San Antonio won 4–2)

    West Conference Finals

    (2) Phoenix Suns vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks

    Previous Playoffs meeting: 2005 Western Conference Semifinals (Phoenix won 4–2)

    NBA Finals

    (W4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (E2) Miami Heat

    All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)


  • Avery Johnson, NBA Coach of the Year Award
  • Dirk Nowitzki, All-NBA First Team
  • Dirk Nowitzki, NBA All-Star Game
  • Dirk Nowitzki, NBA All-Star Weekend Three Point Shootout Champion
  • Free Agents


    2005–06 Dallas Mavericks season Wikipedia

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