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Allen Iverson Named NBA MVP; Kobe Bryant Wins Scoring Title

The San Antonio Spurs captured their second straight NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat in five games in an Electronic Arts NBA LIVE 06 videogame simulation of the entire 2005-06 NBA season that began this week.

In the NBA LIVE 06 simulation the Spurs posted an NBA-best 60-22 record and reached The Finals after sweeping the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. Forward Tim Duncan was chosen the Finals MVP. The Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Last year, San Antonio posted a 59-23 regular season record and defeated the Denver Nuggets, Seattle Sonics, Suns and Pistons to claim the NBA championship.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson won his second MVP award after finishing second in scoring with 26.7 ppg, second in assists with 8.6 apg, and second in steals with 2.4 spg, leading the 76ers to a 56-26 record in the NBA Live 06 simulation. Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks was chosen Coach of the Year.

In the NBA LIVE 06 simulation guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA scoring title by averaging 27.3 ppg but he wasn’t able to lead the Lakers (40-42) back into the playoffs. The Sacramento Kings grabbed the final playoff spot in the West with a 42-40 record.

Cleveland’s LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a 15 win improvement over last season and to the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference at 57-25. James finished third in scoring with 24.1 ppg.

Utah forward Andrei Kirilenko was named Defensive Player of the Year, guard Chris Paul of New Orleans was Rookie of the Year, swingman Shane Battier of Memphis was Sixth Man and guard Sebastian Telfair was the Most Improved Player.

Nine teams posted 50 or more wins in the NBA LIVE 06 simulation, including the Cavaliers, 76ers, Heat (55-27) and New Jersey Nets (50-32) in the East and the Spurs, Nuggets (54-28), Suns (53-29), Dallas Mavericks (52-30) and Houston Rockets (51-31) in the West.

With unprecedented player graphics, true-to-life details and major gameplay advancements, NBA LIVE 06 on Xbox 360 elevates the sport of basketball to a whole new level.

The official videogame website can be found at www.easports.com/nbalive06.

Additional results from EA’s NBA LIVE 2006 video game simulation include:

2005-2006 NBA Final Regular Season

Regular Season Awards

MVP – Allen Iverson, Philadephia
Coach of the Year – Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia
Defensive Player – Andrei Kirilenko, Utah
Rookie of the Year – Chris Paul, New Orleans
Sixth Man – Shane Battier, Memphis
Most Improved Player – Sebastian Telfair, Portland

Regular Season Scoring Leaders

PLAYER – Points per game

Kobe Bryant - 27.3
Allen Iverson - 26.8
LeBron James - 24.1
Ray Allen - 23.7
Yao Ming - 22.5
Vince Carter - 22.4
Tim Duncan - 21.8
Rashard Lewis - 21.7
Kevin Garnett - 21.4
Peja Stojakovic - 21.1

Western Conference Standings

Team – W-L record

1. San Antonio - 60-22
2. Denver - 54-28
3. Phoenix - 53-29
4. Dallas - 52-30
5. Houston - 51-31
6. Memphis - 44-38
7. Golden State - 44-38
8. Sacramento - 42-40
9. Minnesota - 41-41
10. LA Lakers - 40-42
11. Portland - 34-38
12. Seattle - 33-39
13. Utah - 33-39
14. LA Clippers - 32-50
15. New Orleans - 24-58

Eastern Conference Standings

Team – W-L record

1. Cleveland - 57-25
2. Philadelphia - 56-26
3. Miami - 55-27
4. N.J. Nets - 50-32
5. Detroit - 49-33
6. Indiana - 48-34
7. Orlando - 38-44
8. N.Y. Knicks - 37-45
9. Chicago - 36-46
10. Washington - 35-47
11. Boston - 34-48
12. Toronto - 31-51
13. Milwaukee - 28-61
14. Atlanta - 27-55
15. Charlotte - 17-65

2006 NBA Playoffs & Results

NBA Finals: San Antonio defeats Miami, 4-1
MVP: Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

Eastern Conference

First Round
(1) Cleveland defeats (8) New York, 4-2
(5) Detroit defeats (4) New Jersey, 4-2
(3) Miami defeats (6) Indiana, 4-3
(2) Philadelphia defeats (7) Orlando, 4-1

Second Round
(5) Detroit defeats (1) Cleveland, 4-2
(3) Miami defeats (2) Philadelphia, 4-1

Eastern Conference Finals
(3) Miami defeats (5) Detroit, 4-3

Western Conference

First Round
(1) San Antonio defeats (8) Sacramento, 4-0
(4) Dallas defeats (5) Houston, 4-3
(3) Phoenix defeats (6) Memphis, 4-0
(2) Denver defeats (7) Golden State, 4-0

Second Round
(1) San Antonio defeats (4) Dallas, 4-0
(3) Phoenix defeats (2) Denver, 4-3

Western Conference Finals
(1) San Antonio defeats (3) Phoenix, 4-0

Member Comments
# 1 Nivek @ 11/03/05 01:25 AM
Pretty damn good simulation if you ask me.
 

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