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Southwest Division (NBA)

The Southwest Division is one of the three divisions in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The division is located in the South Central United States and consists of five teams, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies, the New Orleans Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs. Three of the teams, the Mavericks, Rockets, and Spurs, are based in Texas.

The division was created at the start of the 2004–05 season, when the league expanded from 29 to 30 teams with the addition of the Charlotte Bobcats. The league realigned itself into three divisions in each conference. The Southwest Division began with five inaugural members, the Mavericks, the Rockets, the Grizzlies, the Hornets (now Pelicans) and the Spurs.[1] The Mavericks, the Rockets, the Grizzlies and the Spurs joined from the now-defunct Midwest Division, while the Hornets joined from the Central Division. All five teams, including the Pelicans who spent one season in the Midwest Division as the Charlotte Hornets, are former Midwest Division teams.

The Spurs have won the most Southwest Division titles with seven. The Mavericks have won two titles and the Hornets have won one title. The Rockets and the Grizzlies have never won the Southwest Division title. Four NBA champions came from the Southwest Division. The Spurs won the NBA championship in 2005, 2007 and 2014, while the Mavericks won in 2011. In the 2007–08 season, all four teams that qualified for the playoffs each had more than 50 wins. In the 2010–11 season, all teams in the division had winning percentages above 0.500 (50%). The division has sent four of its five teams to the playoffs on four occasions, most recently in 2013–14. The most recent division champions are the San Antonio Spurs.

Contents

  • Standings 1
  • Teams 2
  • Division champions 3
    • Titles by team 3.1
  • Season results 4
  • Rivalries 5
    • Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 5.1
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Standings

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Houston Rockets 16 4 8–3 8–1 3–1 20
Memphis Grizzlies 15 4 8–1 7–3 2–2 19
San Antonio Spurs 15 5 7–1 8–4 2–2 20
Dallas Mavericks 15 6 .714 7–3 8–3 1–2 21
New Orleans Pelicans 8 10 5–2 3–8 1–2 18

Notes

  • x – Clinched playoff spot

Teams

Team City Year From
Joined
Dallas Mavericks Dallas, Texas 2004 Midwest Division
Houston Rockets Houston, Texas 2004 Midwest Division
Memphis Grizzlies Memphis, Tennessee 2004 Midwest Division
New Orleans Pelicans (2013–present)
New Orleans Hornets (20022005, 20072013)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (20052007)[a]
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[a]
2004 Central Division
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio, Texas 2004 Midwest Division

Division champions

^ Had or tied for the best regular season record for that season
Season Team Record Playoffs result
2004–05 San Antonio Spurs 59–23 (.720) Won NBA Finals
2005–06 San Antonio Spurs 63–19 (.768) Lost Conference Semifinals
2006–07 Dallas Mavericks^ 67–15 (.817) Lost First Round
2007–08 New Orleans Hornets 56–26 (.683) Lost Conference Semifinals
2008–09 San Antonio Spurs 54–28 (.659) Lost First Round
2009–10 Dallas Mavericks 55–27 (.671) Lost First Round
2010–11 San Antonio Spurs 61–21 (.744) Lost First Round
2011–12[b] San Antonio Spurs^ 50–16 (.758) Lost Conference Finals
2012–13 San Antonio Spurs 58–24 (.707) Lost NBA Finals
2013–14 San Antonio Spurs^ 62–20 (.756) Won NBA Finals

Titles by team

Team Titles Season(s) won
San Antonio Spurs 7 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
Dallas Mavericks 2 2006–07, 2009–10
New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans 1 2007–08

Season results

^ Denotes team that won the NBA championships
+ Denotes team that won the Conference Finals, but lost the NBA Finals
* Denotes team that qualified for the NBA Playoffs
Season Team (record)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2004–05 San Antonio^ (59–23) Dallas* (58–24) Houston* (51–31) Memphis* (45–37) New Orleans (18–64)
2005–06 San Antonio* (63–19) Dallas+ (60–22) Memphis* (49–33) New Orleans/Oklahoma City[a] (38–44) Houston (34–48)
2006–07 Dallas* (67–15) San Antonio^ (58–24) Houston* (52–30) New Orleans/Oklahoma City[a] (39–43) Memphis (22–60)
2007–08 New Orleans* (56–26) San Antonio* (56–26) Houston* (55–27) Dallas* (51–31) Memphis (22–60)
2008–09 San Antonio* (54–28) Houston* (53–29) Dallas* (50–32) New Orleans* (49–33) Memphis (24–58)
2009–10 Dallas* (55–27) San Antonio* (50–32) Houston (42–40) Memphis (40–42) New Orleans (37–45)
2010–11 San Antonio* (61–21) Dallas^ (57–25) New Orleans* (46–36) Memphis* (46–36) Houston (43–39)
2011–12[b] San Antonio* (50–16) Memphis* (41–25) Dallas* (36–30) Houston (34–32) New Orleans (21–45)
2012–13 San Antonio+ (58–24) Memphis* (56–26) Houston* (45–37) Dallas (41–41) New Orleans (27–55)
2013–14 San Antonio^ (62–20) Houston* (54–28) Memphis* (50–32) Dallas* (49–33) New Orleans (34–48)

Rivalries

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs

Notes

  • a 1 2 3 The New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City due to the effect of Hurricane Katrina. The majority of home games were played in Oklahoma City, while a few remained in New Orleans.
  • b 1 2 Because of a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011, and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.[2]

References

General
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Specific
  1. ^  
  2. ^ Southwest. 

External links

  • NBA.com Team Index
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