NBA Team Championships

Here's the teams with the most NBA Championships and NBA Championships by year.

Most NBA Championships

Team Wins Losses Total Year(s) Won Year(s) Lost
Boston Celtics174211957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 20081958, 1985, 1987, 2010
Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers1615311949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 20101959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991, 2004, 2008
Philadelphia/San Francisco/Golden State Warriors64101947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 20181948, 1964, 1967, 2016
Chicago Bulls6061991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 19980
San Antonio Spurs5161999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 20142013
Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers3691955, 1967, 19831950, 1954, 1977, 1980, 1982, 2001
Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons3471989, 1990, 20041955, 1956, 1988, 2005
Miami Heat3252006, 2012, 20132011, 2014
New York Knicks2681970, 19731951, 1952, 1953, 1972, 1994, 1999
Houston Rockets2241994, 19951981, 1986
Cleveland Cavaliers14520162007, 2015, 2017, 2018
St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks13419581957, 1960, 1961
Baltimore/Washington Bullets/Washington Wizards13419781971, 1975, 1979
Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder13419791978, 1996, 2012
Portland Trail Blazers12319771990, 1992
Milwaukee Bucks11219711974
Dallas Mavericks11220112006
Baltimore Bullets (original) (folded in 1954)[g]10119480
Rochester/Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City/Sacramento Kings10119510
Phoenix Suns02201976, 1993
New Orleans/Utah Jazz02201997, 1998
New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets02202002, 2003
Orlando Magic02201995, 2009
Chicago Stags (folded in 1950)01101947
Washington Capitols (folded in 1951)01101949
Indiana Pacers01102000

 

The following teams have never made an NBA Finals:

Buffalo Braves/San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, Toronto Raptors, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies

 

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Past NBA Finals Champions by Year

Year Champion Series Opponent
2018Golden State Warriors4-0Cleveland Cavaliers
2017Golden State Warriors4-1Cleveland Cavaliers
2016Cleveland Cavaliers4-3Golden State Warriors
2015Golden State Warriors4-2Cleveland Cavaliers
2014San Antonio Spurs4-1Miami Heat
2013Miami Heat4-3San Antonio Spurs
2012Miami Heat4-1Oklahoma City Thunder
2011Dallas Mavericks4-2Miami Heat
2010Los Angeles Lakers4-3Boston Celtics
2009Los Angeles Lakers4-1Orlando Magic
2008Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
2007San Antonio Spurs4-0Cleveland Cavaliers
2006Miami Heat4-2Dallas Mavericks
2005San Antonio Spurs4-3Detroit Pistons
2004Detroit Pistons4-1Los Angeles Lakers
2003San Antonio Spurs4-2New Jersey Nets
2002Los Angeles Lakers4-0New Jersey Nets
2001Los Angeles Lakers4-1Philadelphia 76ers
2000Los Angeles Lakers4-2Indiana Pacers
1999San Antonio Spurs4-1New York Knicks
1998Chicago Bulls4-2Utah Jazz
1997Chicago Bulls4-2Utah Jazz
1996Chicago Bulls4-2Seattle SuperSonics
1995Houston Rockets4-0Orlando Magic
1994Houston Rockets4-3New York Knicks
1993Chicago Bulls4-2Phoenix Suns
1992Chicago Bulls4-2Portland Trail Blazers
1991Chicago Bulls4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1990Detroit Pistons4-1Portland Trail Blazers
1989Detroit Pistons4-0Los Angeles Lakers
1988Los Angeles Lakers4-3Detroit Pistons
1987Los Angeles Lakers4-2Boston Celtics
1986Boston Celtics4-2Houston Rockets
1985Los Angeles Lakers4-2Boston Celtics
1984Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1983Philadelphia 76ers4-0Los Angeles Lakers
1982Los Angeles Lakers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1981Boston Celtics4-2Houston Rockets
1980Los Angeles Lakers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1979Seattle SuperSonics4-1Washington Bullets
1978Washington Bullets4-3Seattle SuperSonics
1977Portland Trail Blazers4-2Philadelphia 76ers
1976Boston Celtics4-2Phoenix Suns
1975Golden State Warriors4-0Washington Bullets
1974Boston Celtics4-3Milwaukee Bucks
1973New York Knicks4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1972Los Angeles Lakers4-1New York Knicks
1971Milwaukee Bucks4-0Baltimore Bullets
1970New York Knicks4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1969Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1968Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
1967Philadelphia 76ers4-2San Francisco Warriors
1966Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1965Boston Celtics4-1Los Angeles Lakers
1964Boston Celtics4-1San Francisco Warriors
1963Boston Celtics4-2Los Angeles Lakers
1962Boston Celtics4-3Los Angeles Lakers
1961Boston Celtics4-1St. Louis Hawks
1960Boston Celtics4-3St. Louis Hawks
1959Boston Celtics4-0Minneapolis Lakers
1958St. Louis Hawks4-2Boston Celtics
1957Boston Celtics4-3St. Louis Hawks
1956Philadelphia Warriors4-1Fort Wayne Pistons
1955Syracuse Nationals4-3Fort Wayne Pistons
1954Minneapolis Lakers4-3Syracuse Nationals
1953Minneapolis Lakers4-1New York Knicks
1952Minneapolis Lakers4-3New York Knicks
1951Rochester Royals4-3New York Knicks
1950Minneapolis Lakers4-2Syracuse Nationals
1949Minneapolis Lakers4-2Washington Capitols
1948Baltimore Bullets4-2Philadelphia Warriors
1947Philadelphia Warriors4-1Chicago Stags

 

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