2005 NBA Finals

The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. The San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference faced the Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference for the title, with the Spurs holding home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format. (Unlike the previous three rounds, the team with home court advantage hosted games one, two, six, and seven if all were necessary)

The Spurs won the series four games to three in the first NBA Finals to go to a Game 7 since 1994. The games were broadcast on ABC, with Al Michaels and Hubie Brown commentating. National radio coverage was provided by ESPN Radio through announcers Jim Durham and Dr. Jack Ramsay.

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... While the 2004 Finals showed improvement for ABC, the 2005 NBA Finals sank back towards record-low levels ... On Tuesday, June 7, 2005, the night after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Pistons and Miami Heat, ESPN's SportsCenter went as far as to air a segment between ... ratings, and Game 7 achieved the only double-digit final rating of the series, an 11.9 ...
2005 NBA Finals - Aftermath
... The Spurs won a franchise-record 63 victories to clinch the top seed in the West in the 2005-06 NBA season ... The Mavs would go on to lose in the 2006 NBA Finals ... The Spurs did win the 2007 NBA Finals the following year, their fourth as a franchise ...