The Central Division is one of the three Branches in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The branch includes five teams, the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Detroit Pistons, the Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks. All teams, except the Cavaliers, are former Midwest Division teams, hence the Central Division now largely simplifies the Midwest Division in the 1970s.
The branch Was Made at the start of this 1970--71 season, Once the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the addition of the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers. The league realigned itself into two conferences, the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, with two divisions each in each conference. The Central Division began with four inaugural members, the Atlanta Hawks, the Baltimore Bullets, the Cincinnati Royals and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Hawks joined from the Western Division, while the Bullets and the Royals united in the Eastern Division.
The Pistons have won the most Central Division titles . The Bulls have won the second most titles . Eleven NBA winners came in the Central Division. The Bulls won six championships, the Pistons won three championships and the Bullets and Cavs won one championship each. All of these, except that the 1977--78 Bullets along with also the 2003--04 Pistons, were division winners. In the 2005--06 season, all five teams from the division qualified for the playoffs. The division champion is your Cleveland Cavaliers. The Central Division has the most teams that have won an tournament, with four out of five teams winning the tournament, along with the Pacers the only franchise to not have won.
The Central Division existed for just one season in the 1949--50 season among the three divisions in the NBA, along with the Western and the Eastern Division. On the other hand, the current Central Division that was shaped at the 1970, is among the 3 divisions in the Eastern Conference, the successor of the Eastern Division.
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