The Central Division is one of the 3 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 groups, except that the Cavaliers, are former Midwest Division teams, therefore the Central Division now mostly simplifies the Midwest Division in the 1970s.
The division was created at the start of this 1970–71 season, when the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the inclusion 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 every conference. The Central Division began with four inaugural members, the Atlanta Hawks, the Baltimore Bullets, the Cincinnati Royals and the Cleveland Cavaliers. [1] The Hawks joined in the Western Section, while the Bullets and the Royals joined from the Eastern Division.
The Pistons have won the most Central Section titles . The Bulls have won the second most names with eight. Eleven NBA winners came in the Central Division. The Bulls won six championships, the Pistons won three championships as well as also the Bullets and Cavs won one championship each. All of them, except the 1977–78 Bullets and the 2003–04 Pistons, were division winners. From the 2005–06 season, all five teams in the branch qualified for the playoffs. The most recent branch winner is your Cleveland Cavaliers. The Central Division has the most teams which have won an championship, with four out of five teams winning the tournament, and the Pacers the sole franchise to not have won.
The Central Division existed for one season from the 1949–50 year as one of the three branches in the NBA, along with the Western and the Eastern Division. On the flip side, the current Central Division which was shaped at the 1970, is one of the 3 divisions in the Eastern Conference, the successor of the Eastern Division.

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