NBA Finals – 2005
The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004 – 2005 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 and the Pistons as defending champions. 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. It also marked the Pistons first NBA Finals loss to a team other than the Lakers since 1988.