2007–08 NBA season

The 2007–08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 131–92 to win the 2008 NBA Finals, four games to two. The 2007 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2007 and Greg Oden was selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. However, he missed the entire season due to knee surgery.

This season was notable for being one of the most competitive Western Conference playoff races in NBA history. Up until April 4, 2008, not a single Western Conference team had secured a playoff spot, and the 8th-seeded team was a mere 6.5 games behind the 1st seed. Additionally, the quality of the teams ensured that the Golden State Warriors finished with the highest winning percentage of any non-playoff team in NBA history since the switch to the eight-team playoff format, beating out the 2000–01 Houston Rockets. This was later tied by the 2013–14 Phoenix Suns. The all-time record is held by the 1971–72 Phoenix Suns (49–33), which was during the four-team playoff era.

Notable occurrences

Coaching changes

Final standings

By division

By conference

Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • y – Clinched division title
  • w – Clinched NBA 2008 title
  • r – Clinched NBA 2008 runners up title

Playoffs

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.

 First RoundConference SemifinalsConference FinalsNBA Finals
                   
E1Boston*4 
E8Atlanta3 
 E1Boston*4 
 E4Cleveland3 
E4Cleveland4
E5Washington2 
 E1Boston*4 
Eastern Conference
 E2Detroit*2 
E3Orlando*4 
E6Toronto1 
 E3Orlando*1
 E2Detroit*4 
E2Detroit*4
E7Philadelphia2 
 E1Boston*4
 W1LA Lakers*2
W1LA Lakers*4 
W8Denver0 
 W1LA Lakers*4
 W4Utah*2 
W4Utah*4
W5Houston2 
 W1LA Lakers*4
Western Conference
 W3San Antonio1 
W3San Antonio4 
W6Phoenix1 
 W3San Antonio4
 W2New Orleans*3 
W2New Orleans*4
W7Dallas1 


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


Statistics leaders

NBA awards

Yearly awards

Players of the week

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Players of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Rookies of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Coaches of the month

The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.

Notables

First games

The following is a list of notable players who played their first NBA game during the 2007–08 season, listed with their first team.

Last games

Uses material from the Wikipedia article 2007–08 NBA season, released under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.