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All Finals have been played in a best-of-seven format, and contested between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, except in 1950 in which the Eastern champion faced the winner between the Western and Central champions. Prior to 1949, the playoffs were instituted a three-stage tournament where the two semifinal winners played each other in the finals. The winning team of the series receives the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

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1947
   was won by   
Philadelphia Warriors
Pre-NBA; Defeated the Chicago Stags
1948
   was won by   
Baltimore Bullets
Pre-NBA; Defeated the Philadelphia Warriors
1949
   was won by   
Minneapolis Lakers
Pre-NBA; Defeated the Washington Capitols
1950
   was won by   
Minneapolis Lakers
Defeated the Syracuse Nationals
1951
   was won by   
Rochester Royals
Defeated the New York Knicks
1952
   was won by   
Minneapolis Lakers
Defeated the New York Knicks
1953
   was won by   
Minneapolis Lakers
Defeated the New York Knicks
1954
   was won by   
Minneapolis Lakers
Defeated the Syracuse Nationals
1955
   was won by   
Syracuse Nationals
Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons
1956
   was won by   
Philadelphia Warriors
Defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons
1957
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the St. Louis Hawks
1958
   was won by   
St. Louis Hawks
Defeated the Boston Celtics
1959
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Minneapolis Lakers
1960
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the St. Louis Hawks
1961
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the St. Louis Hawks
1962
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1963
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1964
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the San Francisco Warriors
1965
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1966
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1967
   was won by   
Philadelphia 76ers
Defeated the San Francisco Warriors
1968
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1969
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1970
   was won by   
New York Knicks
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1971
   was won by   
Milwaukee Bucks
Defeated the Baltimore Bullets
1972
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the New York Knicks
1973
   was won by   
New York Knicks
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1974
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks
1975
   was won by   
Golden State Warriors
Defeated the Washington Bullets
1976
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Phoenix Suns
1977
   was won by   
Portland Trail Blazers
Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers
1978
   was won by   
Washington Bullets
Defeated the Seattle SuperSonics
1979
   was won by   
Seattle SuperSonics
Defeated the Washington Bullets
1980
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers
1981
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Houston Rockets
1982
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers
1983
   was won by   
Philadelphia 76ers
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1984
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1985
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Boston Celtics
1986
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Houston Rockets
1987
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Boston Celtics
1988
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Detroit Pistons
1989
   was won by   
Detroit Pistons
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1990
   was won by   
Detroit Pistons
Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers
1991
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
1992
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Portland Trail Blazers
1993
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Phoenix Suns
1994
   was won by   
Houston Rockets
Defeated the New York Knicks
1995
   was won by   
Houston Rockets
Defeated the Orlando Magic
1996
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Seattle SuperSonics
1997
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Utah Jazz
1998
   was won by   
Chicago Bulls
Defeated the Utah Jazz
1999
   was won by   
San Antonio Spurs
Defeated the New York Knicks
2000
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Indiana Pacers
2001
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers
2002
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the New Jersey Nets
2003
   was won by   
San Antonio Spurs
Defeated the New Jersey Nets
2004
   was won by   
Detroit Pistons
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
2005
   was won by   
San Antonio Spurs
Defeated the Detroit Pistons
2006
   was won by   
Miami Heat
Defeated the Dallas Mavericks
2007
   was won by   
San Antonio Spurs
Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers
2008
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
2009
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Orlando Magic
2010
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the Boston Celtics
2011
   was won by   
Dallas Mavericks
Defeated the Miami Heat
2012
   was won by   
Miami Heat
Defeated Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1
2013
   was won by   
Miami Heat
Defeated San Antonia Spurs 4-3
2014
   was won by   
San Antonio Spurs
Defeated Miami Heat, 4-1
2015
   was won by   
Golden State Warriors
Defeated Cleveland Cavaliers, 4-2
2016
   was won by   
Cleveland Cavaliers
Defeated Golden State Warriors, 4-3


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Allan R. Matthes








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