|Some teams play really well for stretches and then they have that game where they cool off||However, if the Lakers have truly found their offense, Portland must consistently score in the 120s to have a realistic chance of winning this series|
|The latter percentage kept Portland alive in that game||Minneapolis was the Central Division now defunct, no relation to the current playoff champion, while the were the Western Division playoff champion|
Due to a , the season did not start until December 25, 2011 and all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.10
|Beck, Howard November 28, 2011||Mahoney, Brian June 20, 2013|
|The trophy was renamed for||The trophy was renamed for|
Eastern Division playoff champion Syracuse had the best regular season record among the division playoff champions, causing Minneapolis to face Anderson in the NBA Semifinals.