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NBA Finals History

NBA Finals History

Apr 18, 2012

NBA Finals History
Year NBA Champion Opponent Result Most Valuable Player
2012 Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 LeBron James
2011 Dallas Mavericks Miami Heat 4-2 Dirk Nowitzki
2010 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-3 Kobe Bryant
2009 Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic 4-1 Kobe Bryant
2008 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 Paul Pierce
2007 San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 Tony Parker
2006 Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks 4-2 Dwyane Wade
2005 San Antonio Spurs Detroit Pistons 4-3 Tim Duncan
2004 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Chauncey Billups
2003 San Antonio Spurs New Jersey Nets 4-2 Tim Duncan
2002 Los Angeles Lakers New Jersey Nets 4-0 Shaquille O’Neal
2001 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 Shaquille O’Neal
2000 Los Angeles Lakers Indiana Pacers 4-2 Shaquille O’Neal
1999 San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks 4-1 Tim Duncan
1998 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 Michael Jordan
1997 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 Michael Jordan
1996 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 Michael Jordan
1995 Houston Rockets Orlando Magic 4-0 Hakeem Olajuwon
1994 Houston Rockets New York Knicks 4-3 Hakeem Olajuwon
1993 Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns 4-2 Michael Jordan
1992 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Michael Jordan
1991 Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Michael Jordan
1990 Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 Isiah Thomas
1989 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 Joe Dumars
1988 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons 4-3 James Worthy
1987 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-2 Magic Johnson
1986 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 4-2 Larry Bird
1985 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1984 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Larry Bird
1983 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 Moses Malone
1982 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Magic Johnson
1981 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 4-2 Cedric Maxwell
1980 Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Magic Johnson
1979 Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets 4-1 Dennis Johnson
1978 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics 4-3 Wes Unseld
1977 Portland Trail Blazers Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 Bill Walton
1976 Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns 4-2 Jo Jo White
1975 Golden State Warriors Washington Bullets 4-0 Rick Barry
1974 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 John Havlicek
1973 New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 Willis Reed
1972 Los Angeles Lakers New York Knicks 4-1 Wilt Chamberlain
1971 Milwaukee Bucks Baltimore Bullets 4-0 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1970 New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Willis Reed
1969 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 Jerry West
1968 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2
1967 Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors 4-2
1966 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3
1965 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
1964 Boston Celtics San Francisco Warriors 4-1
1963 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-2
1962 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers 4-3
1961 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-1
1960 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-3
1959 Boston Celtics Minneapolis Lakers 4-0
1958 St. Louis Hawks Boston Celtics 4-2
1957 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks 4-3
1956 Philadelphia Warriors Fort Wayne Pistons 4-1
1955 Syracuse Nationals Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3
1954 Minneapolis Lakers Syracuse Nationals 4-3
1953 Minneapolis Lakers New York Knicks 4-1
1952 Minneapolis Lakers New York Knicks 4-3
1951 Rochester Royals New York Knicks 4-3
1950 Minneapolis Lakers Syracuse Nationals 4-2
1949 Minneapolis Lakers Washington Capitols 4-2
1948 Baltimore Bullets Philadelphia Warriors 4-2
1947 Philadelphia Warriors Chicago Stags 4-1