Southwest Division (NBA)

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The Southwest Division is a division in the North American basketball league NBA , which is subdivided into the Western Conference and includes five teams.

At the start of the 2004/05 season there were by the expansion of the entire league from 29 to 30 teams (the Charlotte Bobcats joined the NBA) in the Western Conference too many teams for only two divisions. The teams in the Pacific Division and the Midwest Division , which was subsequently disbanded, were split between the Northwest Division and Southwest Division. In the Eastern Conference , the Southeast Division was introduced in parallel .

In the 2014/15 season, all five teams in a division qualified simultaneously for the play-offs for the first time .

The teams

The following teams play in the Southwest Division :


year Surname
2005 San Antonio Spurs
2006 San Antonio Spurs
2007 Dallas Mavericks
2008 New Orleans Hornets
2009 San Antonio Spurs
2010 Dallas Mavericks
2011 San Antonio Spurs
2012 San Antonio Spurs
year Surname
2013 San Antonio Spurs
2014 San Antonio Spurs
2015 Houston Rockets
2016 San Antonio Spurs
2017 San Antonio Spurs
2018 Houston Rockets
2019 Houston Rockets