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The NBA...simulated

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 10/31/2006 10:13 PM
EA has the results of their 2006-07 basketball tournament, and the numbers from NBA Live 07 simulation can be seen after the jump.  Not sure if it's as good as the real thing,  but it's cool to see the brand trying to reflect reality.


The Dallas Mavericks captured their first NBA championship by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games during an Electronic Arts NBA LIVE 07 videogame simulation that offers complete fantasy results on the entire 2006-07 NBA season. 

 

Mavericks’ forward Dirk Nowitzki was named The Finals MVP after averaging 20.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in the playoffs.  During the regular season, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett received the MVP award after scoring 25.8 ppg, leading the league in rebounding (12.1 rpg) and finishing third overall in blocks (2.5 bpg).

 

The fourth playoff seed in the Western Conference after posting a 56-26 regular season record, the Mavericks reached the The Finals for a second consecutive year after defeating the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game Western Conference Finals.  The Cavaliers defeated the defending NBA champion Miami Heat in seven games to capture the Eastern Conference Finals.  Last year the NBA LIVE simulation correctly predicted Miami would advance to the NBA Finals (losing to San Antonio) and Kobe Bryant would capture the regular season scoring title.

 

The 2006-07 “NBA Opening Week … It’s Game Time” readies to tip off on Oct. 31 with two games featuring the defending NBA champion Heat at home against the Chicago Bulls and Los Angles Lakers hosting the Phoenix Suns.

 

In the NBA LIVE 07 simulation, the Spurs posted an NBA-best 65-17 record while the New York Knicks finished last overall with a 19-63 mark.  Eight teams posted 50 or more wins including the Spurs (65-17), Phoenix Suns (62-50), Cavaliers (58-24), Mavericks (56-26), Los Angeles Clippers (55-27), Heat (54-28), Houston Rockets (52-30) and Chicago Bulls (52-30).

 

Additional results of the NBA LIVE 07 simulation for 2006-07 NBA Season include:

  • Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson capturing the NBA scoring title with 30.5 ppg, but unable to lead the 76ers into the playoffs.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, ranking fifth in scoring with 27 ppg, and leading the Cavaliers to the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference at 58-24.
  • Chicago Bulls’ Ben Wallace earning Defensive Player of the Year award.  
  • Charlotte Bobcats’ Adam Morrison receiving the Rookie of the Year award.
  • New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets’ Desmond Mason receiving the Sixth Man award.
  • Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson earning Most Improved Player.
  • San Antonio Spurs’ Greg Popovich receiving Coach of the Year award

 

NBA LIVE 07 was released worldwide in September under the EA SPORTS™ brand. NBA LIVE, the best-selling basketball videogame franchise of all-time, celebrates its 12th year in style with all new features, stunning graphics and improved gameplay.

 

Complete results from EA’s NBA LIVE 07 video game simulation are listed below:   

 

2006-2007 NBA Final Regular Season

 

Western Conference

W-L

 

 

Eastern Conference

W-L

 

 

1.  San Antonio            

65-17

 

 

1.  Cleveland    

58-24

 

 

2.  Phoenix

62-20

 

 

2.  Miami

54-28

 

 

3.  Dallas

56-26

 

 

3Chicago

52-30

 

 

4.  Minnesota

49-33

 

 

4.  New Jersey

48-34

 

 

5.  LA Clippers

55-27

 

 

5.  Detroit

48-34

 

 

6.  Houston

52-30

 

 

6.  Milwaukee

43-39

 

 

7.  LA Lakers

42-40

 

 

7.  Washington

41-41

 

 

8.  Denver

39-43

 

 

8.  Indiana

38-44

 

 

9.  Sacramento

38-44

 

 

9.  Orlando

37-45

 

 

10. New Orleans

35-47

 

 

10. Boston

37-45

 

 

11. Memphis

35-47

 

 

11. Philadelphia

32-50

 

 

12. Golden State

34-48

 

 

12. Toronto

31-51

 

 

13. Seattle

31-51

 

 

13. Atlanta

27-55

 

 

14. Utah

25-57

 

 

14. Charlotte

25-57

 

 

15. Portland

22-60

 

 

15. New York Knicks

19-63

 

 

 

 

2006-2007 NBA Final Regular Season Leaders

 

Points Per Game

Rebounds Per Game

Assists Per Game

1. A. Iverson - 30.5

1. K.Garnett - 12.1

1. S.Nash - 10.0

2. D. Wade - 28.5

2. E.Brand - 11.2

2. A.Iverson - 8.5

3. K. Bryant - 28.4

3. C.Bosh - 11

3. M.Bibby - 8.4

4. R. Allen - 27.7

4. D. Howard - 10.8

4. T.Ford - 8.4

5. L. James - 27.0

5. S.O'neal - 10.6

5. B.Davis - 8.2

6. J. Johnson - 26.9

6. B.Wallace - 10.5

6. L.James - 8.0

7. P. Pierce - 26.7

7. T.Chandler - 10.2

7. C.Paul - 8.0

8. D. Nowitzki - 26.5

8. T.Duncan - 10.1

8. D.Staoudamire - 7.6

9. C. Anthony - 26.3

9. J. O'Neal - 10.1

9. K.Bryant - 7.4

10. K. Garnett - 25.8

10. L. Odom - 10.1

10. K.Hinrich - 7.4

11. E. Brand - 25.8

11. E.Curry - 10.0

11. J.Kidd - 7.1

12. T. McGrady - 25.6

12. A. Stoudemire - 10.0

12. D. Dickau - 7.0

13. C. Paul - 25.2

13. C. Frye - 9.9

13. L. Ridnour - 6.8

14. M.Ginobli - 25.2

14. A. Jefferson - 9.8

14. S. Telfair - 6.7

15. J. Richardson-24.8

15. Y. Ming - 9.6

15. D.Wade - 6.5

16. V. Carter - 24.8

16. Z. Ilgauskas - 9.6

16. S. Marbury - 6.7

17. Y. Ming - 24.8

17. K. Martin - 9.5

17. G. Arenas - 6.7

18. T. Parker - 24.7

18. C. Kaman - 9.5

18. J. Terry 6.6

 

3-Point FG%

Blocks Per Game

Steals Per Game

1. P. Stojakovic - 50.0

1. J.O'Neal - 2.5

1. A. Iverson - 2.2

2. B.Davis - 48.9

2. C.Bosh - 2.5

2. P. Pierce - 2.1

3. J.Williams - 48.7

3. K.Garnett - 2.5

3. R. Artest - 2.1

4. R.Allen - 48.5

4. B. Wallace - 2.4

4. R Jefferson - 2.1

5. J.Crawford - 45.5

5. A.Kirilenko - 2.4

5. L. Hughes 2.0

6. M.Miller - 45.3

6. Z.Ilgauskas - 2.4

6. L.James - 2.0

7. R.Lewis - 45.2

7. A.Stoudamire - 2.3

7. D. Wade - 2.0

8. C.Billups - 45.0

8. Y.Ming - 2.3

8. B. Wallace - 1.8

9. K.Hinrich - 44.8

9. T.Duncan - 2.2

9. J. Terry - 1.8

10. D.Stoudamire - 44.7

10. E.Brand - 2.2

10. B. Davis - 1.7

11. G.Arenas - 44.2

11. R.Wallace - 2.2

11. G. Arenas - 1.7

12. M.Bonner - 43.7

12. S. O' Neal - 2.1

12. M.Ginobili - 1.6

13. B. Barry - 43.5

13. J. Smith - 2.0

13. R. Bell - 1.6

14. E. Piatkowski - 43.2

14. P. Gasol - 2.0

14. B. Wells - 1.6

15. M. Redd - 43.0

15. K. Perkins - 2.0

15. C. Billups - 1.6

16. B. Miller - 42.8

16. D. Howard - 1.9

16. T. Parker 1.6

17. C. Mobley - 42.5

17. A. Jefferson 1.8

17. D. Harris - 1.5

18. M. Bibby - 42.4

18. A. Mourning - 1.8

18. M.Bibby - 1.5