The First BAA (Basketball Association of America) finals were held in 1947, this league was one of two leagues (National Basketball League) formed to create the NBA.  The first NBA Finals were held in 1950.

1947 BAA Finals

Winner- Philadelphia Warriors (Coach Edward Gottlieb)

Loser- Chicago Stags (Coach Harold Olsen)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 84-71 Chicago
Game 2 Philadelphia 85-74 Chicago
Game 3 Chicago 72-75 Philadelphia
Game 4 Chicago 74-73 Philadelphia
Game 5 Philadelphia 83-80 Chicago

Philadelphia Warriors Win Series 4-1

1948 BAA Finals

Winner-Baltimore Bullets (Head Coach Buddy Jeannette)

Loser- Philadelphia Warriors (Head Coached Eddie Gottlieb)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 71-60 Baltimore
Game 2 Philadelphia 63-66 Baltimore
Game 3 Baltimore 72-70 Philadelphia
Game 4 Baltimore 78-75 Philadelphia
Game 5 Philadelphia 91-82 Baltimore
Game 6 Baltimore 88-73 Philadelphia

Winner: Baltimore Bullets 4-2

1949 BAA Finals

Winner Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla)

Loser Washington Capitols (Head Coach Red Auerback)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Minneapolis Lakers 88–84 Washington Capitols
Game 2 Minneapolis Lakers 76–62 Washington Capitols
Game 3 Washington Capitols 74–94 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 4 Washington Capitols 83–71 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 5 Washington Capitols 74–65 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 6 Minneapolis Lakers 77–56 Washington Capitols

Winner: Minneapolis 4-2

1950 NBA Finals

Winner Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla)

Loser Syracuse Nationals (Head Coach Al Cervi)

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 8 Syracuse Nationals 66−68 (0−1) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 2 April 9 Syracuse Nationals 91−85 (1−1) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 3 April 14 Minneapolis Lakers 91−77 (2−1) Syracuse Nationals
Game 4 April 16 Minneapolis Lakers 77−69 (3−1) Syracuse Nationals
Game 5 April 20 Syracuse Nationals 83−76 (2−3) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 6 April 23 Minneapolis Lakers 110−95 (4−2) Syracuse Nationals

Winner: Minneapolis 4-2

1951 NBA Finals

Winner: Rochester Royals (Head Coach Lester Harrison)

Loser: New York Knickerbockers (Head Coach Joe Lapchick)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Rochester Royals      92–65 New York Knicks
Game 2 Rochester Royals      99–84 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks      71–78 Rochester Royals
Game 4 New York Knicks      79–73 Rochester Royals
Game 5 Rochester Royals      89–92 New York Knicks
Game 6 New York Knicks     80–73 Rochester Royals
Game 7 Rochester Royals     79–75 New York Knicks

Winner: Rochester Royals 4-3

1952 NBA Finals

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla)

Loser New York Knicks (Head Coach Joe Lapchick)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Minneapolis Lakers  83–79 (OT) New York Knicks
Game 2 Minneapolis Lakers     72–80 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks     77–82 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 4 New York Knicks   90–89 (OT) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 5 Minneapolis Lakers    102–89 New York Knicks
Game 6 New York Knicks    76–68 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 7 Minneapolis Lakers    82–65 New York Knicks

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers 4-3

 

1953 NBA Finals

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla

Loser: New York Knicks (Head Coach Joe Lapchick)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1   Minneapolis Lakers 88–96 New York Knicks
Game 2 Minneapolis Lakers 73–71 New York Knicks
Game 3    New York Knicks 75–90 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 4    New York Knicks 69–71 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 5    New York Knicks 84–91 Minneapolis Lakers

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers 4-1

 

1954 NBA Finals

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla)

Loser: Syracuse Nationals (Head Coach Al Cervi)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Minneapolis Lakers 79–68 Syracuse Nationals
Game 2 Minneapolis Lakers 60–62 Syracuse Nationals
Game 3 Syracuse Nationals 67–81 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 4 Syracuse Nationals 80–69 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 5 Syracuse Nationals 73–84 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 6 Minneapolis Lakers 63–65 Syracuse Nationals
Game 7 Minneapolis Lakers 87–80) Syracuse Nationals

Winner: Minneapolis Lakers 4-3

 

1955 NBA Finals

Winner: Syracuse Nationals (Head Coach Al Cervi)

Loser: Fort Wayne Pistons (Head Coach Charles Eckman)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Syracuse 86–82 Fort Wayne
Game 2 Syracuse 87–84 Fort Wayne
Game 3 Fort Wayne* 96–89 Syracuse
Game 4 Fort Wayne* 109–102 Syracuse
Game 5 Fort Wayne* 74–71 Syracuse
Game 6 Syracuse 109–104 Fort Wayne
Game 7 Syracuse 92–91 Fort Wayne

Winner: Syracuse Nationals 4-3

 

1956 NBA Finals

Winner: Philadelphia Warriors (Head Coach George Senesky)

Loser: Fort Wayne Pistons (Head Coach Charles Eckman)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 98–94 Fort Wayne
Game 2 Fort Wayne 84–83 Philadelphia
Game 3 Philadelphia 100–96 Fort Wayne
Game 4 Fort Wayne 105–107 Philadelphia
Game 5 Philadelphia 99–88 Fort Wayne

Winner: Philadelphia Warriors 4-1

 

1957 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: St Louis Hawks (Head Coach Alex Hannum)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 123–125 (2OT) St. Louis Hawks
Game 2 Boston Celtics 119–99 St. Louis Hawks
Game 3 St. Louis Hawks 100–98 Boston Celtics
Game 4 St. Louis Hawks 118–123 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 124–109 St. Louis Hawks
Game 6 St. Louis Hawks 96–94 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Boston Celtics 125–123 (2OT) St. Louis Hawks

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-3

 

1958 NBA Finals

Winner: St Louis Hawks (Head Coach Alex Hannum)

Loser: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 102–104 St. Louis Hawks
Game 2 Boston Celtics 136–112 St. Louis Hawks
Game 3 St. Louis Hawks 111–108 Boston Celtics
Game 4 St. Louis Hawks 98–109 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 100–102 St. Louis Hawks
Game 6 St. Louis Hawks 110–109 Boston Celtics

Winner: St Louis Hawks 4-2

 

1959 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: Minneapolis Lakers (Head Coach John Kundla)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 118–115 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 128–108 Minneapolis Lakers
Game 3 Minneapolis Lakers 110–123 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Minneapolis Lakers 113–118 Boston Celtics

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-0

1960 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser St. Louis Hawks (Head Coach Ed Macauley)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 140–122 St. Louis Hawks
Game 2 Boston Celtics 103–113 St. Louis Hawks
Game 3 St. Louis Hawks 86–102 Boston Celtics
Game 4 St. Louis Hawks 106–96 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 127–102 St. Louis Hawks
Game 6 St. Louis Hawks 105–102 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Boston Celtics 122–103 St. Louis Hawks

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-3

 

1961 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: St. Louis Hawks (Head Coach Paul Seymour)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 129–95 St. Louis Hawks
Game 2 Boston Celtics 116–108 St. Louis Hawks
Game 3 St. Louis Hawks 124–120 Boston Celtics
Game 4 St. Louis Hawks 104–119 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 121–112 St. Louis Hawks

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-1

 

1962 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Fred Schaus)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 122–108 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 122–129 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 117–115 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 103–115 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 121–126 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 105–119 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Boston Celtics 110–107 (OT) Los Angeles Lakers

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-3

 

1963 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Fred Schaus)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 117–114 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 113–106 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 119–99 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 105–108 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 119–126 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 109–112 Boston Celtics

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-2

 

1964 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: San Francisco Warriors (Head Coach Alex Hannum)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 108–96 San Francisco Warriors
Game 2 Boston Celtics 124–101 San Francisco Warriors
Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 115–91 Boston Celtics
Game 4 San Francisco Warriors 95–98 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 105–99 San Francisco Warriors

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-1

 

1965 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Fred Schaus)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 142–110 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 129–123 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 126–105 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 99–112 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 129–96 Los Angeles Lakers

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-1

 

1966 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Red Auerbach)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Fred Schaus)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 129–133 (OT) Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 129–109 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 106–120 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 117–122 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 117–121 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 123–115 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Boston Celtics 95–93 Los Angeles Lakers

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-3

1967 NBA Finals

Winner: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Alex Hannum)

Loser: San Francisco Warriors (Head Coach Bill Sharman)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers 141–135 (OT) San Francisco Warriors
Game 2 Philadelphia 76ers 126–95 San Francisco Warriors
Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 130–124 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4 San Francisco Warriors 108–122 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 109–117 San Francisco Warriors
Game 6 San Francisco Warriors 122–125 Philadelphia 76ers

Winner: Philadelphia 76ers 4-2

 

1968 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Bill Russell)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Butch Van Breda Kolff)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 107–101 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 113–123 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 119–127 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 119–105 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 120–117 (OT) Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 109–124 Boston Celtics

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-2

 

1969 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Bill Russell)

Loser Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Butch Van Breda Kolff)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 120–118 Boston Celtics
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 118–111 Boston Celtics
Game 3 Boston Celtics 111–10 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Boston Celtics 89–88 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 117–10 Boston Celtics
Game 6 Boston Celtics 99–90 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 7 Los Angeles Lakers 106–108 Boston Celtics

Winner: Boston Celtics 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Jerry West (Only player to ever win NBA Finals MVP on losing team)

 

1970 NBA Finals

Winner: New York Knicks (Head Coach Red Holzman)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Joe Mullaney)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 New York Knicks 124–112 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 New York Knicks 103–105 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 108–111 OT New York Knicks
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 121–115 OT New York Knicks
Game 5 New York Knicks 107–100 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135–113 New York Knicks
Game 7 New York Knicks 113–99 Los Angeles Lakers

Winner: New York Knicks 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Willis Reed

 

1971 NBA Finals

Winner: Milwaukee Bucks (Head Coach Larry Costello)

Loser: Baltimore Bullets (Head Coach Gene Shue)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Milwaukee 98–88 Baltimore
Game 2 Baltimore 83–102 Milwaukee
Game 3 Milwaukee 107–99 Baltimore
Game 4 Baltimore 106–118 Milwaukee

Winner: Milwaukee Bucks 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Lew Alcindor

 

1972 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers ( Head Coach Bill Sharman)

Loser: New York Knicks (Head Coach Red Holtman)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 92-114 New York Knicks
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 106-92 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks 96-107 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 New York Knicks 111-116 OT Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 New York Knicks

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Wilt Chamberlain

 

1973 NBA Finals

Winner: New York Knicks (Head Coach Red Holzman)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Bill Sharman)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 115-112 New York Knicks
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 95-99 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks 87-83 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 New York Knicks 103-98 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 93-102 New York Knicks

Winner:  New York Knicks 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Willis Reed

 

1974 NBA Finals

Winner:  Boston Celtics (Head Coach Tom Heinsohn)

Loser Milwaukee Bucks (Head Coach Larry Costello)

Game Home team Score Road team
Game 1 Milwaukee 83–98 Boston
Game 2 Milwaukee 105–96 OT Boston
Game 3 Boston 95–83 Milwaukee
Game 4 Boston 89–97 Milwaukee
Game 5 Milwaukee 87–96 Boston
Game 6 Boston 101–102 2OT Milwaukee
Game 7 Milwaukee 87–102 Boston

Celtics Win 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: John Havlicek

 

1975 NBA Finals

Winner: Golden State Warriors (Head Coach Al Attles)

Loser: Washington Bullets (Head Coach K.C. Jones)

Game Home team Score Road team
Game 1 Washington     95-101 Golden State
Game 2 Golden State
    92-91  Washington
Game 3 Golden State
  109-101 Washington
Game 4 Washington     95-96 Golden State

Golden State wins 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Rick Barry

1976 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Tom Heinsohn)

Loser: Phoenix Suns (Head Coach John Macleod)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Boston 98–87 Phoenix
Game 2 Boston 105–90 Phoenix
Game 3 Phoenix 105–98 Boston
Game 4 Phoenix 109–107 (OT) Boston
Game 5 Boston 128–126 (3 OT) Phoenix
Game 6 Phoenix 80–87 Boston

Boston Wins 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Jo Jo White

 

1977 NBA Finals

Winner: Portland Trail Blazers (Head Coach Jack Ramsay)

Loser: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Gene Shue)

Game Home Team Score Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 107–101 Portland
Game 2 Philadelphia 107–89 Portland
Game 3 Portland 129–107 Philadelphia
Game 4 Portland 130–98 Philadelphia
Game 5 Philadelphia 104–110 Portland
Game 6 Portland 109–107 Philadelphia

Portland Wins 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Bill Walton

 

1978 NBA Finals

Winner: Washington Bullets (Head Coach Dick Motta)

Loser: Seattle SuperSonics (Head Coach Lenny Wilkens)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Seattle 106–102 Washington
Game 2 Washington 106–98 Seattle
Game 3 Washington 92–93 Seattle
Game 4 Seattle 116–120 Washington
Game 5 Seattle 98–94 Washington
Game 6 Washington 117–82 Seattle
Game 7 Seattle 99–105 Washington

Washington Wins 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Wes Unseld

 

1979 NBA Finals

Winner: Seattle SuperSonics (Head Coach Lenny Wilkens)

Loser: Washington Bullets (Head Coach Dick Motta)

Game Home team Result Road team
Game 1 Washington Bullets 99–97 Seattle SuperSonics
Game 2 Washington Bullets 82–92 Seattle SuperSonics
Game 3 Seattle SuperSonics 105–95 Washington Bullets
Game 4 Seattle SuperSonics 114–112 Washington Bullets
Game 5 Washington Bullets 93–97 Seattle SuperSonics

Seattle SuperSonics Win 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Dennis Johnson

 

1980 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Paul Westhead)

Loser: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Billy Cunningham)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 109–102 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 104–107 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 3 Philadelphia 76ers 101–111 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Philadelphia 76ers 105–102 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 108–103 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 6 Philadelphia 76ers 107–123 Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Magic Johnson

 

1981 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Bill Fitch)

Loser: Houston Rockets (Head Coach Del Harris)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 98–95 Houston Rockets
Game 2 Boston Celtics 90–92 Houston Rockets
Game 3 Houston Rockets 71–94 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Houston Rockets 91–86 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 109–80 Houston Rockets
Game 6 Houston Rockets 91–102 Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Cedric Maxwell

 

1982 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Loser: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Billy Cunningham)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers 117–124 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Philadelphia 76ers 110–94 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 129–108 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 111–101 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 135–102 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 114–104 Philadelphia 76ers

Los Angeles Lakers Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Magic Johnson

1983 NBA Finals

Winner: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Billy Cunningham)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers 113–107 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Philadelphia 76ers 103–93 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 94–111 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 108–115 Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers Win 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Moses Malone

 

1984 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach K.C. Jones)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 109–115 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 124–121 OT Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 137–104 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 125–129 OT Boston Celtics
Game 5 Boston Celtics 121–103 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 119–108 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Boston Celtics 111–102 Los Angeles Lakers

Boston Celtics Win 4-3

NBA Finals MVP:  Larry Bird

 

1985 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Loser: Boston Celtics (Head Coach K.C. Jones)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 148–114 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 102–109 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 136–111 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 105–107 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 120–111 Boston Celtics
Game 6 Boston Celtics 100–111 Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP:  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

1986 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach K.C. Jones)

Loser: Houston Rockets (Head Coach Bill Fitch)

Game Home team Result Road team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 112–100 Houston Rockets
Game 2 Boston Celtics 117–95 Houston Rockets
Game 3 Houston Rockets 106–104 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Houston Rockets 103–106 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Houston Rockets 111–96 Boston Celtics
Game 6 Boston Celtics 114–97 Houston Rockets

Boston Celtics Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Larry Bird

 

1987 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Loser: Boston Celtics (Head Coach K.C. Jones)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 126–113 Boston Celtics
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 141–122 Boston Celtics
Game 3 Boston Celtics 109–103 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Boston Celtics 106–107 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Boston Celtics 123–108 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 106–93 Boston Celtics

Los Angeles Lakers Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Magic Johnson

 

1988 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Loser: Detroit Pistons (Head Coach Chuck Daly)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 93-105 Detroit Pistons
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 108-96 Detroit Pistons
Game 3 Detroit Pistons 86-99 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Detroit Pistons 111-86 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Detroit Pistons 104-94 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 103-102 Detroit Pistons
Game 7 Los Angeles Lakers 108-105 Detroit Pistons

Los Angeles Win 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: James Worthy

 

1989 NBA Finals

Winner: Detroit Pistons (Head Coach Chuck Daly)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1: Detroit Pistons 109-97 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2: Detroit Pistons 108-105 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers 110-114 Detroit Pistons
Game 4: Los Angeles Lakers 97-105 Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons Win 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Joe Dumars

 

1990 NBA Finals

Winner: Detroit Pistons (Head Coach Chuck Daly)

Loser: Portland Trail Brazers (Head Coach Rick Adelman)

Game Home team Result Road team
Game 1 Detroit Pistons 105–99 Portland Trail Blazers
Game 2 Detroit Pistons 105–106 OT Portland Trail Blazers
Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers 106–121 Detroit Pistons
Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers 109–112 Detroit Pistons
Game 5 Portland Trail Blazers 90–92 Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons win 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Isiah Thomas

 

1991 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Mike Dunleavy)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Chicago Bulls 91-93 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Chicago Bulls 107-86 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 96-104 OT Chicago Bulls
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 82-97 Chicago Bulls
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 101-108 Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls Win 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1992 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Portland Trail Blazers (Head Coach Rick Adelman)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Chicago Bulls 122-89 Portland Trail Blazers
Game 2 Chicago Bulls 104-115 OT Portland Trail Blazers
Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers 84-94 Chicago Bulls
Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers 93-88 Chicago Bulls
Game 5 Portland Trail Blazers 106-119 Chicago Bulls
Game 6 Chicago Bulls 97-93 Portland Trail Blazers

Chicago Bulls Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1993 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Phoenix Suns (Head Coach Paul Westphal)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Phoenix Suns 92–100 Chicago Bulls
Game 2 Phoenix Suns 108–111 Chicago Bulls
Game 3 Chicago Bulls 121–129 3OT Phoenix Suns
Game 4 Chicago Bulls 111–105 Phoenix Suns
Game 5 Chicago Bulls 98–108 Phoenix Suns
Game 6 Phoenix Suns 98–99 Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1994 NBA Finals

Winner: Houston Rockets (Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich)

Loser: New York Knicks (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Houston Rockets 85–78 New York Knicks
Game 2 Houston Rockets 83–91 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks 89–93 Houston Rockets
Game 4 New York Knicks 91–82 Houston Rockets
Game 5 New York Knicks 91–84 Houston Rockets
Game 6 Houston Rockets 86–84 New York Knicks
Game 7 Houston Rockets 90–84 New York Knicks

Houston Rockets Win 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon

 

1995 NBA Finals

Winner: Houston Rockets (Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich)

Loser: Orlando Magic (Head Coach Brian Bill)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Orlando Magic 118-120 OT Houston Rockets
Game 2 Orlando Magic 106-117 Houston Rockets
Game 3 Houston Rockets 106-103 Orlando Magic
Game 4 Houston Rockets 113-101 Orlando Magic

Houston Rockets win 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon

 

1996 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Seattle SuperSonics (Head Coach George Karl)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Chicago Bulls 107–90 Seattle SuperSonics
Game 2 Chicago Bulls 92–88 Seattle SuperSonics
Game 3 Seattle SuperSonics 86–108 Chicago Bulls
Game 4 Seattle SuperSonics 107–86 Chicago Bulls
Game 5 Seattle SuperSonics 89–78 Chicago Bulls
Game 6 Chicago Bulls 87–75 Seattle SuperSonics

Chicago Bulls Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1997 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Utah Jazz (Head Coach Jerry Sloan)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Chicago Bulls 84–82 Utah Jazz
Game 2 Chicago Bulls 97–85 Utah Jazz
Game 3 Utah Jazz 104–93 Chicago Bulls
Game 4 Utah Jazz 78–73 Chicago Bulls
Game 5 Utah Jazz 88–90 Chicago Bulls
Game 6 Chicago Bulls 90–86 Utah Jazz

Chicago Bulls Win 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1998 NBA Finals

Winner: Chicago Bulls (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Utah Jazz (Head Coach Jerry Sloan)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Utah Jazz 88–85 OT Chicago Bulls
Game 2 Utah Jazz 88–93 Chicago Bulls
Game 3 Chicago Bulls 96–54 Utah Jazz
Game 4 Chicago Bulls 86–82 Utah Jazz
Game 5 Chicago Bulls 81–83 Utah Jazz
Game 6 Utah Jazz 86–87 Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Michael Jordan

 

1999 NBA Finals

Winner: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Loser: New York Knicks (Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 San Antonio Spurs 89–77 New York Knicks
Game 2 San Antonio Spurs 80–67 New York Knicks
Game 3 New York Knicks 89–81 San Antonio Spurs
Game 4 New York Knicks 89–96 San Antonio Spurs
Game 5 New York Knicks 77–78 San Antonio Spurs

 San Antonio Spurs win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan

2000 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Indiana Pacers (Head Coach Larry Bird)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 104–87 Indiana Pacers
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 111–104 Indiana Pacers
Game 3 Indiana Pacers 100–91 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Indiana Pacers 118–120 OT Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Indiana Pacers 120–87 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 116–111 Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Shaquille O’Neal

 

2001 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Philadelphia 76ers (Head Coach Larry Brown)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 101–107 OT Philadelphia 76ers
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 98–89 Philadelphia 76ers
Game 3 Philadelphia 76ers 91–96 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Philadelphia 76ers 86–100 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 96–108 Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Shaquille O’Neal

 

2002 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: New Jersey Nets (Head Coach Byron Scott)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers  99-94 New Jersey Nets
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 106-103 New Jersey Nets
Game 3 New Jersey Nets 103-106 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 New Jersey Nets 107-113 Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers win series 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Shaquille O’Neal

2003 NBA Finals

Winner: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Loser: New Jersey Nets (Head Coach Byron Scott)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 San Antonio Spurs 101–89 New Jersey Nets
Game 2 San Antonio Spurs 85–87 New Jersey Nets
Game 3 New Jersey Nets 79–84 San Antonio Spurs
Game 4 New Jersey Nets 77–76 San Antonio Spurs
Game 5 New Jersey Nets 83–93 San Antonio Spurs
Game 6 San Antonio Spurs 88–77 New Jersey Nets

San Antonio Spurs win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan

 

2004 NBA Finals

Winner: Detroit Pistons (Head Coach Larry Brown)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 75–87 Detroit Pistons
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 99–91 OT Detroit Pistons
Game 3 Detroit Pistons 88–68 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Detroit Pistons 88–80 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Detroit Pistons 100–87 Los Angeles Lakers

Detroit Pistons win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Chauncey Billups

 

2005 NBA Finals

Winner: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Loser: Detroit Pistons (Head Coach Larry Brown)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 San Antonio Spurs 84–69 Detroit Pistons
Game 2 San Antonio Spurs 97–76 Detroit Pistons
Game 3 Detroit Pistons 96–79 San Antonio Spurs
Game 4 Detroit Pistons 102–71 San Antonio Spurs
Game 5 Detroit Pistons 95–96 OT San Antonio Spurs
Game 6 San Antonio Spurs 86–95 Detroit Pistons
Game 7 San Antonio Spurs 81–74 Detroit Pistons

San Antonio Spurs win series 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Tim Duncan

 

2006 NBA Finals

Winner: Miami Heat (Head Coach Pat Riley)

Loser: Dallas Mavericks (Head Coach Avery Johnson)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Dallas Mavericks 90-80 Miami Heat
Game 2 Dallas Mavericks 99-86 Miami Heat
Game 3 Miami Heat 98-96 Dallas Mavericks
Game 4 Miami Heat 98-74 Dallas Mavericks
Game 5 Miami Heat 101-100 OT Dallas Mavericks
Game 6 Dallas Mavericks 92-95 Miami Heat

Miami Heat win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Dwyane Wade

 

2007 NBA Finals

Winner: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Loser: Cleveland Cavaliers (Head Coach Mike Brown)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 San Antonio Spurs 85–76 Cleveland Cavaliers
Game 2 San Antonio Spurs 103–92 Cleveland Cavaliers
Game 3 Cleveland Cavaliers 72–75 San Antonio Spurs
Game 4 Cleveland Cavaliers 82–83 San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs win series 4-0

NBA Finals MVP: Tony Parker

 

2008 NBA Finals

Winner: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Doc Rivers)

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Boston Celtics 98-88 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 2 Boston Celtics 108-102 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 87-81 Boston Celtics
Game 4 Los Angeles Lakers 91-97 Boston Celtics
Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 103–98 Boston Celtics
Game 6 Boston Celtics 131-92 Los Angeles Lakers

Boston Celtics win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Paul Pierce

 

2009 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Orlando Magic (Head Coach Stan Van Gundy)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 100-75 Orlando Magic
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 101-96 Orlando Magic
Game 3 Orlando Magic 108-104 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Orlando Magic 91-99 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Orlando Magic 86-99 Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Kobe Bryant

2010 NBA Finals

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers (Head Coach Phil Jackson)

Loser: Boston Celtics (Head Coach Doc Rivers)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 102–89 Boston Celtics
Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 94–103 Boston Celtics
Game 3 Boston Celtics 84–91 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 4 Boston Celtics 96–89 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 5 Boston Celtics 92–86 Los Angeles Lakers
Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 89–67 Boston Celtics
Game 7 Los Angeles Lakers 83–79 Boston Celtics

Los Angeles Lakers win series 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: Kobe Bryant

 

2011 NBA Finals

Winner: Dallas Mavericks (Head Coach Rick Carlisle)

Loser: Miami Heat (Head Coach Eric Spoelstra)

Game Home team Result Road team
Game 1 Miami Heat 92–84 Dallas Mavericks
Game 2 Miami Heat 93–95 Dallas Mavericks
Game 3 Dallas Mavericks 86–88 Miami Heat
Game 4 Dallas Mavericks 86–83 Miami Heat
Game 5 Dallas Mavericks 112–103 Miami Heat
Game 6 Miami Heat 95–105 Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks win series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Dirk Nowitzki

 

2012 NBA Finals

Winner: Miami Heat (Head Coach Eric Spoelstra)

Loser: Oklahoma City Thunder (Head Coach Scott Brooks)

Game Home team Result Road team
Game 1 Oklahoma City Thunder
 105-94 Miami Heat
Game 2 Oklahoma City Thunder  96–100 Miami Heat
Game 3 Miami Heat   91–85 Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 4 Miami Heat
104–98 Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 5 Miami Heat
121–106 Oklahoma City Thunder

Miami Heat win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: LeBron James

 

2013 NBA Finals

Winner: Miami Heat (Head Coach Eric Spoelstra)

Loser: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Miami Heat
 88-92 San Antonio Spurs
Game 2 Miami Heat  103-84 San Antonio Spurs
Game 3 San Antonio Spurs  113-77 Miami Heat
Game 4 San Antonio Spurs 109-93 Miami Heat
Game 5 San Antonio Spurs 114-104 Miami Heat
Game 6 Miami Heat 103-100 (OT) San Antonio Spurs
Game 7 Miami Heat 95-88 San Antonio Spurs

Miami Heat win series 4-3

NBA Finals MVP: LeBron James

2014 NBA Finals

Winner: San Antonio Spurs (Head Coach Gregg Popovich)

Loser: Miami Heat (Head Coach Eric Spoelstra)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 San Antonio Spurs
 110-95 Miami Heat
Game 2 San Antonio Spurs  96-98 Miami Heat
Game 3 Miami Heat  92-111 San Antonio Spurs
Game 4 Miami Heat 86-107 San Antonio Spurs
Game 5 San Antonio Spurs 104-87 Miami Heat

San Antonio Spurs win series 4-1

NBA Finals MVP: Kawhi Leonard

2015 NBA Finals

Winner: Golden State Warriors (Head Coach Steve Kerr)

Loser: Cleveland Cavaliers (Head Coach David Blatt)

Game Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 Golden State Warriors
        108-100 Cleveland Cavaliers
Game 2 Golden State Warriors         93-95 Cleveland Cavaliers
Game 3 Cleveland Cavaliers         96-91 Golden State Warriors
Game 4 Cleveland Cavaliers        82-103 Golden State Warriors
Game 5 Golden State Warriors        104-91 Cleveland Cavaliers
Game 6 Cleveland Cavaliers        97-105 Golden State Warriors

Golden State wins series 4-2

NBA Finals MVP: Andre Leonard 

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