List of NBA champions

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This is a list of NBA Champions.

BAA champions[change | edit source]

Year Western Champion Result Eastern Champion Reference
1947 Chicago Stags 1–4 Philadelphia Warriors [1]
1948 Baltimore Bullets 4–2 Philadelphia Warriors [2]
1949 Minneapolis Lakers 4–2 Washington Capitols [3]

NBA champions[change | edit source]

Year Western Champion Result Eastern Champion Reference
1950 Minneapolis Lakers1 4–2 Syracuse Nationals [4]
1951 Rochester Royals 4–3 New York Knicks [5]
1952 Minneapolis Lakers 4–3 New York Knicks [6]
1953 Minneapolis Lakers 4–1 New York Knicks [7]
1954 Minneapolis Lakers 4–3 Syracuse Nationals [8]
1955 Ft. Wayne Pistons 3–4 Syracuse Nationals [9]
1956 Ft. Wayne Pistons 1–4 Philadelphia Warriors [10]
1957 St. Louis Hawks 3–4 Boston Celtics [11]
1958 St. Louis Hawks 4–2 Boston Celtics [12]
1959 Minneapolis Lakers 0–4 Boston Celtics [13]
1960 St. Louis Hawks 3–4 Boston Celtics [14]
1961 St. Louis Hawks 1–4 Boston Celtics [15]
1962 Los Angeles Lakers 3–4 Boston Celtics [16]
1963 Los Angeles Lakers 2–4 Boston Celtics [17]
1964 San Francisco Warriors 1–4 Boston Celtics [18]
1965 Los Angeles Lakers 1–4 Boston Celtics [19]
1966 Los Angeles Lakers 3–4 Boston Celtics [20]
1967 San Francisco Warriors 2–4 Philadelphia 76ers [21]
1968 Los Angeles Lakers 2–4 Boston Celtics [22]
1969 Los Angeles Lakers 3–4 Boston Celtics [23]
1970 Los Angeles Lakers 3–4 New York Knicks [24]
1971 Milwaukee Bucks 4–0 Baltimore Bullets [25]
1972 Los Angeles Lakers 4–1 New York Knicks [26]
1973 Los Angeles Lakers 1–4 New York Knicks [27]
1974 Milwaukee Bucks 3–4 Boston Celtics [28]
1975 Golden State Warriors 4–0 Washington Bullets [29]
1976 Phoenix Suns 2–4 Boston Celtics [30]
1977 Portland Trail Blazers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers [31]
1978 Seattle SuperSonics 3–4 Washington Bullets [32]
1979 Seattle SuperSonics 4–1 Washington Bullets [33]
1980 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers [34]
1981 Houston Rockets 2–4 Boston Celtics [35]
1982 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Philadelphia 76ers [36]
1983 Los Angeles Lakers 0–4 Philadelphia 76ers [37]
1984 Los Angeles Lakers 3–4 Boston Celtics [38]
1985 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Boston Celtics [39]
1986 Houston Rockets 2–4 Boston Celtics [40]
1987 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Boston Celtics [41]
1988 Los Angeles Lakers 4–3 Detroit Pistons [42]
1989 Los Angeles Lakers 0–4 Detroit Pistons [43]
1990 Portland Trail Blazers 1–4 Detroit Pistons [44]
1991 Los Angeles Lakers 1–4 Chicago Bulls [45]
1992 Portland Trail Blazers 2–4 Chicago Bulls [46]
1993 Phoenix Suns 2–4 Chicago Bulls [47]
1994 Houston Rockets 4–3 New York Knicks [48]
1995 Houston Rockets 4–0 Orlando Magic [49]
1996 Seattle SuperSonics 2–4 Chicago Bulls [50]
1997 Utah Jazz 2–4 Chicago Bulls [51]
1998 Utah Jazz 2–4 Chicago Bulls [52]
1999 San Antonio Spurs 4–1 New York Knicks [53]
2000 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 Indiana Pacers [54]
2001 Los Angeles Lakers 4–1 Philadelphia 76ers [55]
2002 Los Angeles Lakers 4–0 New Jersey Nets [56]
2003 San Antonio Spurs 4–2 New Jersey Nets [57]
2004 Los Angeles Lakers 1–4 Detroit Pistons [58]
2005 San Antonio Spurs 4–3 Detroit Pistons [59]
2006 Dallas Mavericks 2–4 Miami Heat [60]
2007 San Antonio Spurs 4–0 Cleveland Cavaliers [61]
2008 Los Angeles Lakers 2–4 Boston Celtics [62]
2009 Los Angeles Lakers 4–1 Orlando Magic [63]
2010 Los Angeles Lakers 4–3 Boston Celtics [64]
2011 Dallas Mavericks 4–2 Miami Heat [65]
2012 Oklahoma City Thunder 1–4 Miami Heat [66]

Note 1: Due to the NBA's realignment into three divisions, the team with the best regular season record after the Divisional Finals advanced automatically to the Finals while the other two teams faced off in another series to determine the other finalist.

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