Map The Central Divison is generally considered the strongest division of the Eastern Conference, map with its five teams being the Chicago Bulls, map the Cleveland Cavaliers, map the Detroit Pistons, map the Indiana Pacers, map and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Map In the past two decades, map it has been rare that neither of the teams in the Eastern Conference finals have not been from these five teams.
Map Among the well-known players coming from this conference are:
- Youngsters Kirk Hinrich, map Ben Gordon, map and Tyson Chandler from the Chicago Bulls.
- Lebron James and Zydrunas Ilguaskis from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Chauncey Billups, map Richard “Rip” Hamilton, map Tayshaun Prince, map Rasheed Wallace, map and the oft “Defensive Player of the Year” Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons.
- Jermaine O’Neal and Peja Stojakovic from the Indiana Pacers.
- Michael Redd, map T.J. Map Ford, map and the first pick in the 2005 Draft, map Andrew Bogut, map from the Milwaukee Bucks.