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NBA PLAYOFF SERIES RESULTS 1946-47 to 2103-14
Anderson Packers
Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks Franchise
Baltimore Bullets
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets Franchise
Buffalo Braves
Capital Bullets
Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats Franchise
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Packers
Chicago Stags
Chicago Zephyrs
Cincinnati Royals
Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Rebels
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons Franchise
Fort Wayne Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors Franchise
Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets Franchise
Indiana Pacers
Indianapolis Jets
Indianapolis Olmpyians
Kansas City Kings
Kansas City-Omaha Kings
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers Franchise
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Franchise
Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies Franchise
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Hawks
Minneapolis Lakers
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans Franchise
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
New York Knickerbockers
New York Nets
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder Franchise
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers Franchise
Philadelphia Warriors
Phoenix Suns"
Pittsburgh Ironmen
Portland Trail Blazers
Providence Steamrollers
Rochester Royals
Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings Franchise
San Antonio Spurs
San Diego Clippers
San Diego Rockets
San Francisco Warriors
Seattle Supersonics
Sheboygan Redskins
St. Louis Bombers
St. Louis Hawks
Syracuse Nationals
Toronto Huskies
Toronto Raptors
Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Utah Jazz Franchise
Vancouver Grizzlies
Washington Bullets
Washington Capitols
Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards Franchise
Waterloo Hawks


ANDERSON PACKERS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: Anderson was only in the NBA for one season. 1950 joined NBA from NBL 1950 defeated Tri-Cities, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Semifinals 1951 dropped out of NBA Top

ATLANTA HAWKS FRANCHISE - 65 seasons, 43 playoffs, 4 finals, 1 titles

Playoff Fact: The 1958 Hawks were the only team to defeat a Bill Russell-led Celtics team in the NBA Championship Series, as Boston won in 11 of their 12 appearances during his career (between 1957 and 1969) - and that was the Hawks only NBA title. TRI-CITIES BLACKHAWKS - 2 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1950 joined NBA from NBL 1950 lost to Anderson, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1951 missed playoffs 1952 became Milwaukee Hawks MILWAUKEE HAWKS - 4 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1952-1955 missed playoffs 1956 became St. Louis Hawks ST. LOUIS HAWKS - 13 seasons, 12 playoffs, 4 finals, 1 title 1956 defeated Minneapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Fort Wayne, 3-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1957 defeated Fort Wayne, NBA Western Division Tiebreaker defeated Minneapolis, NBA Western Division Tiebreaker defeated Minneapolis, 3-0, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1958 defeated Detroit, 4-1, NBA Western Division Finals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1959 lost to Minneapolis, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1960 defeated Minneapolis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1961 defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1962 missed playoffs 1963 lost to Detroit, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1964 defeated LA Lakers, 3-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to San Francisco, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals 1965 lost to Baltimore, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1966 defeated Baltimore, 3-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals 1967 defeated Chicago, 3-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to San Francisco, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1968 lost to San Francisco, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1969 became Atlanta Hawks ATLANTA HAWKS - 46 seasons, 30 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1969 defeated San Diego, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1970 defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Division Finals 1971 lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1972 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1973 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1974-1977 missed playoffs 1978 lost to Washington, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1979 defeated Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Washington, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1980 lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1981 missed playoffs 1982 lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1983 lost to Boston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1984 lost to Milwaukee, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1985 missed playoffs 1986 defeated Detroit, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1987 defeated Indiana, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1988 defeated Milwaukee, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1989 lost to Milwaukee, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1990 missed playoffs 1991 lost to Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1992 missed playoffs 1993 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1994 defeated Miami, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1995 lost to Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1996 defeated Indiana, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Orlando, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1997 defeated Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1998 lost to Charlotte, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1999 defeated Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2000-2007 missed playoffs 2008 lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2009 defeated Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Cleveland, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2010 defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Orlando, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2011 defeated Orlando, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2012 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2013 lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2014 lost to Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round Top
BALTIMORE BULLETS - 7 seasons, 3 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 title Playoff Fact: Not only are the Bullets one of only three teams to win the championship in their first season in the league (Philadelphia Warriors 1947, Baltimore Bullets 1948, Minneapolis Lakers 1949), their 1953 team holds the distinction of being the worst team (16-54, .229) ever to qualify for the playoffs. 1948 joined BAA from ABL 1948 defeated Chicago, 1-0, BAA Western Division Tiebreaker defeated New York, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals defeated Chicago, 2-0, BAA Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, BAA Championship Series – BAA CHAMPIONS 1949 lost to New York, 2-1, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals 1950-1952 missed playoffs 1953 lost to New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1954 missed playoffs 1955 team disbanded prior to playoffs Top
BOSTON CELTICS - 68 seasons, 51 playoffs, 21 finals, 17 titles Playoff fact: The Celtics hold many NBA playoff records, the most important one being number of championships (17). 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 missed playoffs 1948 lost to Chicago, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals 1949-1950 missed playoffs 1951 lost to New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1952 lost to New York, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1953 defeated Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1954 defeated New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1955 defeated New York, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Syracuse, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1956 lost to Syracuse, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1957 defeated Syracuse, 3-0, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1958 defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to S. Louis, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1959 defeated Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated Minneapolis, 4-0, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1960 defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1961 defeated Syracuse, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated St. Louis, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1962 defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1963 defeated Cincinnati, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1964 defeated Cincinnati, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated San Francisco, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1965 defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1966 defeated Cincinnati, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1967 defeated New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1968 defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1969 defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1970-1971 missed playoffs 1972 defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1973 defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1974 defeated Buffalo, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1975 defeated Houston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1976 defeated Buffalo, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1977 defeated San Antonio, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1978-1979 missed playoffs 1980 defeated Houston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1981 defeated Chicago, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1982 defeated Washington, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1983 defeated Atlanta, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1984 defeated Washington, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1985 defeated Cleveland, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, NBA Championship Series 1986 defeated Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1987 defeated Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals 1988 defeated New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1989 lost to Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1990 lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1991 defeated Indiana, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1992 defeated Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Cleveland, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1993 lost to Charlotte, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1994 missed playoffs 1995 lost to Orlando, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1996-2001 missed playoffs 2002 defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2003 defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2004 lost to Indiana, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2005 lost to Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2006-2007 missed playoffs 2008 defeated Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Cleveland, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2009 defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Orlando, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2010 defeated Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Orlando, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals 2011 defeated New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2012 defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2013 lost to New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2014 missed playoffs Top
BROOKLYN NETS FRANCHISE - 38 seasons, 18 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Nets were ABA League Champions twice but have never won the NBA Championship. NEW YORK NETS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1977 joined NBA from ABA 1977 missed playoffs 1978 became New Jersey Nets NEW JERSEY NETS - 35 seasons, 16 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles 1978 missed playoffs 1979 lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1980-1981 missed playoffs 1982 lost to Washington, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1983 lost to New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1984 defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Milwaukee, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1985 lost to Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1986 lost to Milwaukee, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1987-1991 missed playoffs 1992 lost to Cleveland, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1993 lost to Cleveland, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1994 lost to New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1995-1997 missed playoffs 1998 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1999-2001 missed playoffs 2002 defeated Indiana, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Charlotte, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Finals 2003 defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Finals 2004 defeated New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2005 lost to Miami, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2006 defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2007 defeated Toronto, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2008-2012 missed playoffs 2013 became Brooklyn Nets BROOKLYN NETS - 2 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2013 lost to Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2014 defeated Toronto, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals Top
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS FRANCHISE- 10 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: The Bobcats are the only current NBA team not to win a playoff game. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS- 10 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2005 joined NBA as expansion team 2005-2009 missed playoffs 2010 lost to Orlando, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2011-2013 missed playoffs 2014 lost to Miami, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2014 team renamed Charlotte Hornets for 2014-15 season Top
CHICAGO BULLS - 48 seasons, 33 playoffs, 6 finals, 6 titles Playoff fact: The Bulls are the only expansion team to reach the playoffs in their first year. They are also the only team to reach the finals more than once and not lose in the finals. 1967 joined NBA as expansion team 1967 lost to St. Louis, 0-3, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1968 lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1969 missed playoffs 1970 lost to Atlanta, 4-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1971 lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1972 lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1973 lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1974 defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 1975 defeated Kansas City-Omaha, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Golden State, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1976 missed playoffs 1977 lost to Portland, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1978-1980 missed playoffs 1981 defeated New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1982-1984 missed playoffs 1985 lost to Milwaukee, 1-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1986 lost to Boston, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1987 lost to Boston, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1988 defeated Cleveland, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1989 defeated Cleveland, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1990 defeated Milwaukee, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1991 defeated New York, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1992 defeated Miami, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1993 defeated Atlanta, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Cleveland, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1994 defeated Cleveland, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1995 defeated Charlotte, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Orlando, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1996 defeated Miami, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Orlando, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1997 defeated Washington, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1998 defeated New Jersey, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Charlotte, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1999-2004 missed playoffs 2005 lost to Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2006 lost to Miami, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2007 defeated Miami, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2008 missed playoffs 2009 lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2010 lost to Cleveland, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2011 defeated Indiana, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2012 lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2013 defeated Brooklyn, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2014 lost to Washington, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round Top
CHICAGO STAGS - 4 seasons, 4 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Chicago Stags reached the playoffs in all four years of their brief BAA/NBA existence. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 defeated Washington, 4-2, BAA Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, BAA Championship Series 1948 lost to Washington, BAA Western Division Tiebreaker lost to Baltimore, BAA Western Division Tiebreaker defeated Boston, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals lost to Baltimore, 2-0, BAA Semifinals 1949 lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, BAA Semifinals 1950 lost to Fort Wayne, NBA Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Central Division Semifinals 1951 dropped out of NBA Top
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – 44 seasons, 18 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: In Cleveland’s 44 seasons in the NBA they have reached the playoffs only 18 times. 1971 joined NBA as expansion team 1971-1975 missed playoffs 1976 defeated Washington, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1977 lost to Washington, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1978 lost to New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1979-1984 missed playoffs 1985 lost to Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1986-1987 missed playoffs 1988 lost to Chicago, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1989 lost to Chicago, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1990 lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1991 missed playoffs 1992 defeated New Jersey, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1993 defeated New Jersey, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1994 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1995 lost to New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1996 lost to New York, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1997 missed playoffs 1998 lost to Indiana, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1999-2005 missed playoffs 2006 defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2007 defeated Washington, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to San Antonio, 4-0 in NBA Finals 2008 defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2009 defeated Detroit, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Orlando, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2010 defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2011-2014 missed playoffs Top
CLEVELAND REBELS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: The Cleveland Rebels were one of only three teams to reach the playoffs in their only year in the BAA/NBA. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 lost to New York, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals 1948 dropped out of BAA Top
DALLAS MAVERICKS - 34 seasons, 19 playoffs, 2 finals, 1 titles Playoff Fact: After missing the playoffs 10 straight years during the 1990s, Dallas reached the playoffs in the next 12 years and won the NBA title in 2011. 1981 joined NBA as expansion team 1981-1983 missed playoffs 1984 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1985 lost to Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1986 defeated Utah, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1987 lost to Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1988 defeated Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1989 missed playoffs 1990 lost to Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1991-2000 missed playoffs 2001 defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2002 defeated Minnesota, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Sacramento, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2003 defeated Portland, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Sacramento, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2004 lost to Sacramento, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2005 defeated Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2006 defeated Memphis, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Miami, 4-2, NBA Finals 2007 lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2008 lost to New Orleans, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2009 defeated San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2010 lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2011 defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Oklahoma City, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Miami, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2012 lost to Oklahoma City, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2013 missed playoffs 2014 lost to San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round Top
DENVER NUGGETS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: Denver was only in the NBA for one season. They won only 11 games but one reason for that was they were scheduled for extensive road trips – their first 14 games were on the road as were their last nine games. Only 25 of their 62 games were played at home with 11 games played at neutral sites. 1950 joined NBA from NBL 1950 missed playoffs 1951 dropped out of NBA Top
DENVER NUGGETS - 38 seasons, 24 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: In nine of 10 years from 2004-2013 Denver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. 1977 joined NBA from ABA 1977 lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1978 defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1979 lost to LA Lakers, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1980-1981 missed playoffs 1982 lost to Phoenix, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1983 defeated Phoenix, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1984 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1985 defeated San Antonio, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1986 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1987 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1988 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1989 lost to Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1990 lost to San Antonio, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1991-1993 missed playoffs 1994 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1995 lost to San Antonio, NBA Western Conference First Round 1996-2003 missed playoffs 2004 lost to Minnesota, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2005 lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2006 lost to LA Clippers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2007 lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2008 lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2009 defeated New Orleans, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2010 lost to Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2011 lost to Oklahoma City, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2012 lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2013 lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2014 missed playoffs Top
DETROIT FALCONS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: The Detroit Falcons were one of four teams to only play in the first season of the BAA and were one of three of those teams to fail to make the playoffs. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 missed playoffs 1948 dropped out of BAA Top
DETROIT PISTONS FRANCHISE - 66 seasons, 40 playoffs, 7 finals, 3 titles Playoff Fact: When the Pistons won the championship in 1988, they became the last of the remaining 1949 NBL/BAA merger teams to win the title (Minneapolis Lakers- 1949, Rochester Royals- 1951, Syracuse Nationals- 1955, Philadelphia Warriors- 1956, Boston Celtics- 1957, St. Louis Hawks- 1958, New York Knicks- 1970). FORT WAYNE PISTONS - 9 seasons, 8 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles 1949 joined NBA from NBL 1949 missed playoffs 1950 defeated Chicago, NBA Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker defeated Rochester, 2-0, NBA Central Division Semifinals lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Central Division Finals 1951 lost to Rochester, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1952 lost to Rochester, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1953 defeated Rochester, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Minneapolis, 3-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1954 lost to Rochester, 2-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin 1955 defeated Minneapolis, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1956 defeated St. Louis, 3-2, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1957 lost to St. Louis, NBA Western Division Tiebreaker lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1958 became Detroit Pistons DETROIT PISTONS- 57 seasons, 32 playoffs, 5 finals, 3 titles 1958 defeated Cincinnati, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to St. Louis, 4-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1959 lost to Minneapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1960 lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1961 lost to LA Lakers, 3-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1962 defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1963 lost to St. Louis, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1964-1967 missed playoffs 1968 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1969-1973 missed playoffs 1974 lost to Chicago, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1975 lost to Seattle, NBA Western Conference First Round 1976 defeated Milwaukee, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1977 lost to Golden State, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1978-1983 missed playoffs 1984 lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1985 defeated New Jersey, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1986 lost to Atlanta, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1987 defeated Washington, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1988 defeated Washington, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals 1989 defeated Boston, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1990 defeated Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Portland, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1991 defeated Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1992 lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1993-1995 missed playoffs 1996 lost to Orlando, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1997 lost to Atlanta, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1998 missed playoffs 1999 lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2000 lost to Miami, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2001 missed playoffs 2002 defeated Toronto, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2003 defeated Orlando, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2004 defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New Jersey, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2005 defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Finals 2006 defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Cleveland, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Miami, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2007 defeated Orlando, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2008 defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Orlando, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2009 lost to Cleveland, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2010-2014 missed playoffs Top
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS FRANCHISE - 68 seasons, 30 playoffs, 6 finals, 3 titles Playoff Fact: The Warriors (Philadelphia and Oakland), Nationals/76ers (Syracuse and Philadelphia) and Lakers (Minneapolis and Los Angeles) are the only franchises to win championships representing two different cities. PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS - 16 seasons, 12 playoffs, 3 finals, 2 titles 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 defeated St. Louis, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals defeated New York, 2-0, BAA Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-2, BAA Championship Series – BAA CHAMPIONS 1948 defeated St. Louis, 4-3, BAA Semifinals lost to Baltimore, 4-2, BAA Championship Series 1949 lost to Washington, 2-0, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals 1950 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1951 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1952 lost to Syracuse, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1953-1955 missed playoffs 1956 defeated Syracuse, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated Fort Wayne, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1957 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1958 defeated Syracuse, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1959 missed playoffs 1960 defeated Syracuse, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1961 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1962 defeated Syracuse, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1963 became San Francisco Warriors SAN FRANCISCO WARRIORS- 9 seasons, 5 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles 1963 missed playoffs 1964 defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1965-1966 missed playoffs 1967 defeated LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated St. Louis, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1968 defeated St. Louis, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Division Finals 1969 lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1970 missed playoffs 1971 lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1972 became Golden State Warriors GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS - 43 seasons, 13 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles 1972 lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1973 defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1974 missed playoffs 1975 defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Washington, 4-0, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1976 defeated Detroit, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1977 defeated Detroit, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Los Angeles, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1978-1986 missed playoffs 1987 defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1988 missed playoffs 1989 defeated Utah, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1990 missed playoffs 1991 defeated San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1992 lost to Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1993 missed playoffs 1994 lost to Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1995-2006 missed playoffs 2007 defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2008-2012 missed playoffs 2013 defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2014 lost to LA Clippers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round Top
HOUSTON ROCKETS FRANCHISE– 47 seasons, 28 playoffs, 4 finals, 2 titles Playoff Fact: The 1995 Rockets are the only team to win four playoff series (against the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic) without the home court advantage to win the championship. SAN DIEGO ROCKETS – 4 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1968 joined NBA as expansion team 1968 missed playoffs 1969 lost to Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1970-1971 missed playoffs 1972 became Houston Rockets HOUSTON ROCKETS – 43 seasons, 27 playoffs, 4 finals, 2 titles 1972-1974 missed playoffs 1975 defeated New York, 2-1, NBA Western Division First Round lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1976 missed playoffs 1977 defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1978 missed playoffs 1979 lost to Atlanta, 2-0, NBA Western Division First Round 1980 defeated San Antonio, 2-1, NBA Western Division First Round lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1981 defeated LA Lakers, 2-1, NBA Western Division First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Kansas City-Omaha, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1982 lost to Seattle, 2-1, NBA Western Division First Round 1983-1984 missed playoffs 1985 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Division First Round 1986 defeated Sacramento, 3-0, NBA Western Division First Round defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals 1987 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Division First Round lost to Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1988 lost to Dallas, 3-1, NBA Western Division First Round 1989 lost to Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Division First Round 1990 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Division First Round 1991 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Division First Round 1992 missed playoffs 1993 defeated LA Clippers, 3-2, NBA Western Division First Round lost to Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1994 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Division First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1995 defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Division First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Orlando, 4-0, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1996 defeated LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Division First Round lost to Seattle, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1997 defeated Minnesota, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1998 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1999 lost to LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2000-2003 missed playoffs 2004 lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2005 lost to Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2006 missed playoffs 2007 lost to Utah, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2008 lost to Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2009 defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Division First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2010-2012 missed playoffs 2013 lost to Oklahoma City, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2014 lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round Top
INDIANA PACERS– 38 seasons, 22 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Despite winning three ABA championships (1970, 1972 and 1973), the Pacers have yet to win an NBA championship 1977 joined NBA from ABA 1977-1980 missed playoffs 1981 lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1982-1986 missed playoffs 1987 lost to Atlanta, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1988-1989 missed playoffs 1990 lost to Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1991 lost to Boston, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1992 lost to Boston, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1993 lost to New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1994 defeated Orlando, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1995 defeated Atlanta, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Orlando, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1996 lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1997 missed playoffs 1998 defeated Cleveland, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1999 defeated Milwaukee, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2000 defeated Milwaukee, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphis, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals 2001 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2002 lost to New Jersey, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2003 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2004 defeated Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Miami, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2005 defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2006 lost to New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2007-2010 missed playoffs 2011 lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2012 defeated Orlando, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2013 defeated Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2014 defeated Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Miami, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals Top
INDIANAPOLIS JETS – 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Jets were originally known as the Indianapolis Kautskys when they played in the NBL but had to change their name when they joined the BAA since that league did not allow sponsors’ names to be used. 1949 joined BAA from NBL 1949 missed playoffs 1950 dropped out of BAA Top
INDIANAPOLIS OLYMPIANS – 4 seasons, 4 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Olympians were originally formed by players from the University of Kentucky who had also played in the 1948 Olympic Games. 1950 joined NBA as expansion team 1950 defeated Sheboygan, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Anderson, 2-0, NBA Western Division Finals 1951 lost to Minneapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1952 lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1953 lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1954 dropped out of NBA Top
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS FRANCHISE – 44 seasons, 10 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Clippers have won only four playoff series. BUFFALO BRAVES – 8 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1971 joined NBA as expansion team 1971-1973 missed playoffs 1974 lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1975 lost to Washington, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1976 defeated Philadelphia, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1977-1978 missed playoffs 1979 became San Diego Clippers SAN DIEGO CLIPPERS – 6 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1979-1984 missed playoffs 1985 became Los Angeles Clippers LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – 30 seasons, 7 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1985-1991 missed playoffs 1992 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1993 lost to Houston, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1994-1996 missed playoffs 1997 lost to Utah, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1998-2005 missed playoffs 2006 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2007-2011 missed playoffs 2012 defeated Memphis, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2013 lost to Memphis, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2014 defeated Golden State, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Oklahoma City, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals Top
LOS ANGELES LAKERS FRANCHISE – 66 seasons, 60 playoffs, 31 finals, 16 titles Playoff Fact: The Lakers have qualified for the playoffs 60 of their 66 seasons in the NBA (91%), the best ratio of any current NBA franchise. MINNEAPOLIS LAKERS – 12 seasons, 11 playoffs, 6 finals, 5 titles 1949 joined BAA from NBL 1949 defeated Chicago, 2-0, BAA Western Division Semifinals defeated Rochester, 2-0, BAA Western Division Finals defeated Washington, 4-2, BAA Championship Series – BAA CHAMPIONS 1950 defeated Rochester, NBA Central Division First Place Tiebreaker defeated Chicago, 2-0, NBA Central Division Semifinals defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Central Division Finals defeated Anderson, 2-0, NBA Semifinals defeated Syracuse, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1951 defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Rochester, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1952 defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated Rochester, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1953 defeated Indianapolis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated Fort Wayne, 3-2, NBA Western Division Finals defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1954 defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin defeated Rochester, 1-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin defeated Rochester, 2-1, NBA Western Division Finals defeated Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1955 defeated Rochester, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Fort Wayne, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1956 defeated St. Louis, 1-0, NBA Western Division Second Place Tiebreaker lost to St. Louis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1957 lost to St. Louis, 1-0, NBA Western Division tiebreaker defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to St. Louis, 3-0, NBA Western Division Finals 1958 missed playoffs 1959 defeated Detroit, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated St. Louis, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Championship Series 1960 defeated Detroit, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals 1961 became Los Angeles Lakers LOS ANGELES LAKERS – 54 seasons, 49 playoffs, 25 finals, 11 titles 1961 defeated Detroit, 3-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals 1962 defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1963 defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1964 lost to St. Louis, 3-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1965 defeated Baltimore, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1966 defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1967 lost to San Francisco, 3-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1968 defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated San Francisco, 4-0, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1969 defeated San Francisco, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Western Division Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1970 defeated Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Atlanta, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1971 defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1972 defeated Chicago, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1973 defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1974 lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1975-1976 missed playoffs 1977 defeated Golden State, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1978 lost to Seattle, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1979 defeated Denver, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Seattle, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1980 defeated Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Seattle, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1981 lost to Houston, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1982 defeated Phoenix, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1983 defeated Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Championship Series 1984 defeated Kansas City, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1985 defeated Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1986 defeated San Antonio, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Houston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1987 defeated Denver, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Seattle, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1988 defeated San Antonio, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 1989 defeated Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Seattle, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Detroit, 4-0, NBA Finals 1990 defeated Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1991 defeated Houston, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Finals 1992 lost to Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1993 lost to Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1994 missed playoffs 1995 defeated Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1996 lost to Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1997 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-1, NBA Western NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1998 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Utah, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 1999 defeated Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2000 defeated Sacramento, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Portland, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2001 defeated Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Sacramento, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2002 defeated Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Sacramento, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2003 defeated Minnesota, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2004 defeated Houston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Minnesota, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Detroit 4-1, NBA Finals 2005 missed playoffs 2006 lost to Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2007 lost to Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2008 defeated Denver, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston 4-2, NBA Finals 2009 defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Orlando, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2010 defeated Oklahoma City, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2011 defeated New Orleans, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Dallas, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2012 defeated Denver, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Oklahoma City, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2013 lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2014 missed playoffs Top
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES FRANCHISE – 19 seasons, 7 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Memphis did not win a playoff game until 2011, its 16th season in the NBA. VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES – 6 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1996 joined NBA as expansion team 1996-2001 missed playoffs 2002 became Memphis Grizzlies MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES– 13 seasons, 7 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2002-2003 missed playoffs 2004 lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2005 lost to Phoenix, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2006 lost to Dallas, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2007-2010 missed playoffs 2011 defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Oklahoma City, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2012 lost to LA Clippers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2013 defeated LA Clippers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Oklahoma City, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 2014 lost to Oklahoma City, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round Top
MIAMI HEAT – 26 seasons, 18 playoffs, 5 finals, 3 titles Playoff Fact: Miami is one of only three BAA/NBA teams to reach the championship finals in four consecutive years 1989 joined NBA as expansion team 1989-1991 missed playoffs 1992 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1993 missed playoffs 1994 lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1995 missed playoffs 1996 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1997 defeated Orlando, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1998 lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1999 lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2000 defeated Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2001 lost to Charlotte, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2002-2003 missed playoffs 2004 defeated New Orleans, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2005 defeated New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Washington, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2006 defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New Jersey, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2007 lost to Chicago, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2008 missed playoffs 2009 lost to Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2010 lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2011 defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Dallas, 4-2, NBA Finals 2012 defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Oklahoma City, 4-1 NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2013 defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated San Antonio, 4-3 NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2014 defeated Charlotte, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Brooklyn, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Finals Top
MILWAUKEE BUCKS– 46 seasons, 27 playoffs, 2 finals, 1 titles Playoff Fact: The Bucks were the quickest expansion franchise to win a championship, taking the title in their third season after drafting Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and trading for Oscar Robertson. 1969 joined NBA as expansion team 1969 missed playoffs 1970 defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1971 defeated San Francisco, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Baltimore, 4-0, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1972 defeated Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1973 lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1974 defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Chicago, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1975 missed playoffs 1976 lost to Detroit, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1977 missed playoffs 1978 defeated Phoenix, 2-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Denver, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1979 missed playoffs 1980 lost to Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1981 lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1982 lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1983 defeated Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1984 defeated Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1985 defeated Chicago, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1986 defeated New Jersey, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1987 defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1988 lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1989 defeated Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1990 lost to Chicago, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1991 lost to Philadelphia, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1992-1998 missed playoffs 1999 lost to Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2000 lost to Indiana, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2001 defeated Orlando, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Charlotte, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2002 missed playoffs 2003 lost to New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2004 lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2005 missed playoffs 2006 lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2007-2009 missed playoffs 2010 lost to Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2011-2012 missed playoffs 2013 lost to Miami, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2014 missed playoffs Top
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES– 25 seasons, 8 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Minnesota did not win its first playoff series until 2005, its 15th season in the league, and has not reached the playoffs since. 1990 joined NBA as expansion team 1990-1996 missed playoffs 1997 lost to Houston, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1998 lost to Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1999 lost to San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2000 lost to Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2001 lost to San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2002 lost to Dallas, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2003 lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2004 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Sacramento, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2005-2014 missed playoffs Top
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS FRANCHISE - 26 seasons, 12 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: In its relatively brief time (25 years) as an NBA franchise this team has played in three cities under four names and has never advanced past the second round of the playoffs. CHARLOTTE HORNETS- 14 seasons, 7 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1989 joined NBA as expansion team 1989-1992 missed playoffs 1993 defeated Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1994 missed playoffs 1995 lost to Chicago, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1996 missed playoffs 1997 lost to New York, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1998 defeated Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1999 missed playoffs 2000 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2001 defeated Miami, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2002 defeated Orlando, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to New Jersey, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2003 became New Orleans Hornets NEW ORLEANS HORNETS - 3 seasons, 2 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2003 lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2004 lost to Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2005 missed playoffs 2006 became New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets NEW ORLEANS/OKLAHOMA CITY HORNETS- 2 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2006-2007 missed playoffs 2008 returned to being just New Orleans Hornets NEW ORLEANS HORNETS - 6 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2008 defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2009 lost to Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2010 missed playoffs 2011 lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2012-2013 missed playoffs 2014 renamed New Orleans Pelicans NEW ORLEANS PELICANS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 2014 missed playoffs Top
NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS- 68 seasons, 42 playoffs, 8 finals, 2 titles Playoff Fact: The Knicks set an NBA record with 25 total playoff games in 1994, losing to the Houston Rockets in the NBA Finals and finishing 14-11. 1947 joined BAA as a charter member 1947 defeated Cleveland, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, BAA Semifinals 1948 lost to Baltimore, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals 1949 defeated Baltimore, 2-1, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Washington, 2-1, BAA Eastern Division Finals 1950 defeated Washington, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Syracuse, 2-1, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1951 defeated Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Syracuse, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to Rochester, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1952 defeated Boston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Syracuse, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1953 defeated Baltimore, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1954 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin lost to Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin 1955 lost to Boston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1956 lost to Syracuse, NBA Eastern Division Third Place Tiebreaker 1957-1958 missed playoffs 1959 lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1960-1966 missed playoffs 1967 lost to Boston, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1968 lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1969 defeated Baltimore, 4-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1970 defeated Baltimore, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1971 defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Baltimore, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1972 defeated Baltimore, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1973 defeated Baltimore, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1974 defeated Capital, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1975 lost to Houston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1976-1977 missed playoffs 1978 defeated Cleveland, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1979-1980 missed playoffs 1981 lost to Chicago, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1982 missed playoffs 1983 defeated New Jersey, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1984 defeated Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1985-1987 missed playoffs 1988 lost to Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1989 defeated Philadelphia, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1990 defeated Boston, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1991 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1992 defeated Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1993 defeated Indiana, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Charlotte, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1994 defeated New Jersey, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Houston, 4-3, NBA Finals 1995 defeated Cleveland, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1996 defeated Cleveland, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1997 defeated Charlotte, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1998 defeated Miami, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1999 defeated Miami, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Finals 2000 defeated Toronto, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Miami, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2001 lost to Toronto, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2002-2003 missed playoffs 2004 lost to New Jersey, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2005-2010 missed playoffs 2011 lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2012 lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2013 defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2014 missed playoffs Top
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER FRANCHISE- 47 seasons, 27 playoffs, 4 finals, 1 titles SEATTLE SUPERSONICS- 41 seasons, 22 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 titles Playoff Fact: Of the three teams winning 55 games for six consecutive seasons (with the Boston Celtics from 1979-80 to 1987-88 and the Los Angeles Lakers from 1984-85 to 1990-91 being the others), the SuperSonics (1992-93 to 1997-98) are the only one not to win a championship. 1968 joined NBA as expansion team 1968-1974 missed playoffs 1975 lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1976 lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1977 missed playoffs 1978 defeated LA Lakers, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Washington, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1979 defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Washington, 4-1, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1980 defeated Portland, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1981 missed playoffs 1982 defeated Houston, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1983 lost to Portland, 2-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1984 lost to Dallas, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1985-1986 missed playoffs 1987 defeated Dallas, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 1988 lost to Denver, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1989 defeated Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1990 missed playoffs 1991 lost to Portland, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1992 defeated Golden State, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1993 defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1994 lost to Denver, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1995 lost to LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1996 defeated Sacramento, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Houston, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Finals 1997 defeated Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1998 defeated Minnesota, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1999 missed playoffs 2000 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2001 missed playoffs 2002 lost to San Antonio, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2003-2004 missed playoffs 2005 defeated Sacramento, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2006-2008 2009 became Oklahoma City Thunder OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER- 6 seasons, 5 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles 2009 missed playoffs 2010 lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2011 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Memphis, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 2012 defeated Dallas, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Finals 2013 defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Memphis, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2014 defeated Memphis, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Clippers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals Top
ORLANDO MAGIC – 25 seasons, 14 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Orlando reached the NBA Finals in only its sixth season in the NBA. 1990 joined NBA as expansion team 1990-1993 missed playoffs 1994 lost to Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1995 defeated Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Indiana, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Houston, 4-0, NBA Finals 1996 defeated Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Chicago, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1997 lost to Miami, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1999 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2000 missed playoffs 2001 lost to Milwaukee, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2002 lost to Charlotte, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2003 lost to Detroit, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2004-2006 missed playoffs 2007 lost to Detroit, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2008 defeated Toronto, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2009 defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals 2010 defeated Charlotte, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2011 lost to Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2012 lost to Indiana, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2013-2014 missed playoffs Top
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS FRANCHISE – 65 seasons, 47 playoffs, 9 finals, 3 titles Playoff Fact: The Nationals/76ers streak of 22 consecutive years making the playoffs (1950-1971) is an NBA record. SYRACUSE NATIONALS – 14 seasons, 14 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 titles 1950 Joined the NBA from the NBL 1950 defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated New York, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1951 defeated Philadelphia 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1952 defeated Philadelphia, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to New York, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1953 lost to Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1954 defeated Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin defeated New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Round Robin defeated Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 4-3, NBA Championship Series 1955 defeated Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated Fort Wayne, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1956 defeated New York, 1-0, NBA Eastern Division Third Place Tiebreaker defeated Boston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1957 defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 3-0, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1958 lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1959 defeated New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1960 lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1961 defeated Philadelphia, 3-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1962 lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1963 lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1964 became Philadelphia 76ers PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – 51 seasons, 33 playoffs, 6 finals, 2 titles 1964 lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1965 defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1966 lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1967 defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals defeated San Francisco, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1968 defeated New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1969 lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1970 lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1971 lost to Baltimore, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1972-1975 missed playoffs 1976 lost to Buffalo, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1977 defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1978 defeated New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1979 defeated New Jersey, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1980 defeated Washington, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Atlanta, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1981 defeated Indiana, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1982 defeated Atlanta, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1983 defeated New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1984 lost to New Jersey, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1985 defeated Washington, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1986 defeated Washington, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1987 lost to Milwaukee, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1988 missed playoffs 1989 lost to New York, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1990 defeated Cleveland, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1991 defeated Milwaukee, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1992-1998 missed playoffs 1999 defeated Orlando, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2000 defeated Charlotte, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2001 defeated Indiana, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated Toronto, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 2002 lost to Boston, 3-2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2003 defeated New Orleans, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2004 missed playoffs 2005 lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2006-2007 missed playoffs 2008 lost to Detroit, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2009 lost to Orlando, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2010 missed playoffs 2011 lost to Miami, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2012 defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2013-2014 missed playoffs Top
PHOENIX SUNS - 46 seasons, 29 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Suns are the oldest current NBA franchise never to win an NBA championship. 1969 joined NBA as expansion team 1969 missed playoffs 1970 lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1971-1975 missed playoffs 1976 defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Golden State, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Championship Series 1977 missed playoffs 1978 lost to Milwaukee, 2-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1979 defeated Portland, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Kansas City, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1980 defeated Kansas City, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1981 lost to Kansas City, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1982 defeated Denver, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1983 lost to Denver, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1984 defeated Portland, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1985 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1986-1988 missed playoffs 1989 defeated Denver, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 1990 defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1991 lost to Utah, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1992 defeated San Antonio, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1993 defeated LA Lakers, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Finals 1994 defeated Golden State, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1995 defeated Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1996 lost to San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1997 lost to Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1998 lost to San Antonio, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1999 lost to Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2000 defeated San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2001 lost to Sacramento, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2002 missed playoffs 2003 lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2004 missed playoffs 2005 defeated Memphis, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 2006 defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Clippers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2007 defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2008 lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2009 missed playoffs 2010 defeated Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2011-2014 missed playoffs Top
PITTSBURGH IRONMEN - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: The Pittsburgh Ironmen were one of four charter members of the BAA that did not play past the league’s first season. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 missed playoffs 1948 dropped out of BAA Top
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS – 44 seasons, 30 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 title Playoff Note: The Trail Blazers are the only franchise since the BAA/NBL merger in 1949-50 to win the championship in their first trip to the playoffs. 1971 joined NBA as expansion team 1971-1976 missed playoffs 1977 defeated Chicago, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1978 lost to Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1979 lost to Phoenix, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1980 lost to Seattle, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1981 lost to Kansas City, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1982 missed playoffs 1983 defeated Seattle, 2-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1984 lost to Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1985 defeated Dallas, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1986 lost to Denver, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1987 lost to Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1988 lost to Utah, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1989 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1990 defeated Dallas, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Detroit, 4-1, NBA Finals 1991 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1992 defeated LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Finals 1993 lost to San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1994 lost to Houston, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1995 lost to Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1996 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1997 lost to LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1998 lost to LA Lakers, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1999 defeated Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 2000 defeated Minnesota, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 2001 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2002 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2003 lost to Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round 2004-2008 missed playoffs 2009 lost to Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2010 lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2011 lost to Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2012-2013 missed playoffs 2014 defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals Top
PROVIDENCE STEAMROLLERS - 3 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: In their brief three years in the BAA Providence only won 46 of 168 regular season games. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947-1949 missed playoffs 1950 dropped out of BAA Top
SACRAMENTO KINGS FRANCHISE – 66 seasons, 29 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 titles Playoff Fact: The Kings franchise last won the NBA championship as the Rochester Royals in 1951, the longest dry spell of any NBA team. ROCHESTER ROYALS – 9 seasons, 7 playoffs, 1 finals, 1 title 1949 joined BAA from NBL 1949 defeated St. Louis, 2-0, BAA Western Division Semifinals lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, BAA Western Division Finals 1950 lost to Minneapolis, 1-0, NBA Central Division First Place Tiebreaker lost to Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Central Division Semifinals 1951 defeated Fort Wayne, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals defeated Minneapolis, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1952 defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to Minneapolis, 3-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1953 lost to Fort Wayne, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1954 defeated Fort Wayne, 2-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin lost to Minneapolis, 1-0, NBA Western Division Round Robin lost to Minneapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Finals 1955 lost to Minneapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1956-1957 missed playoffs 1958 became Cincinnati Royals CINCINNATI ROYALS – 15 seasons, 7 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1958 lost to Detroit, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1959-1961 missed playoffs 1962 lost to Detroit, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1963 defeated Syracuse, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1964 defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals 1965 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1966 lost to Boston, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1967 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1968-1972 missed playoffs 1973 became Kansas City-Omaha Kings KANSAS CITY-OMAHA KINGS – 3 seasons, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1973-1974 missed playoffs 1975 lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1976 became Kansas City Kings KANSAS CITY KINGS – 10 seasons, 4 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1976-1978 missed playoffs 1979 lost to Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1980 lost to Phoenix, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1981 defeated Portland, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Houston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1982-1983 missed playoffs 1984 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1985 missed playoffs 1986 became Sacramento Kings SACRAMENTO KINGS - 29 seasons, 10 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1986 lost to Houston, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1987-1995 missed playoffs 1996 lost to Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1997-1998 missed playoffs 1999 lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2000 lost to LA Lakers, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2001 defeated Phoenix, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2002 defeated Utah, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 2003 defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2004 defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Minnesota, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2005 lost to Seattle, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2006 lost to San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2007-2014 missed playoffs Top
ST. LOUIS BOMBERS - 4 seasons, 3 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: St. Louis was one of only four BAA charter members to reach the playoff in all three BAA seasons. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals 1948 lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, BAA Semifinals 1949 lost to Rochester, 2-0, BAA Western Division Semifinals 1950 missed playoffs 1951 dropped out of NBA Top
SAN ANTONIO SPURS- 39 seasons, 34 playoffs, 6 finals, 5 titles Playoff Fact: The Spurs were the first former ABA franchise to reach the NBA Finals and win an NBA championship in 1998-99. 1977 joined NBA from ABA 1977 lost to Boston, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1978 lost to Washington, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1979 defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals lost to Washington, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1980 lost to Houston, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1981 lost to Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1982 defeated Seattle, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 1983 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1984 missed playoffs 1985 lost to Denver, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1986 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1987 missed playoffs 1988 lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1989 missed playoffs 1990 defeated Denver, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1991 lost to Golden State, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1992 lost to Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1993 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1994 lost to Utah, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1995 defeated Denver, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1996 defeated Phoenix, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1997 missed playoffs 1998 defeated Phoenix, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1999 defeated Minnesota, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Portland, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated New York, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2000 lost to Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2001 defeated Minnesota, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals 2002 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2003 defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2004 defeated Memphis, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2005 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Detroit, 4-3, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2006 defeated Sacramento, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2007 defeated Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Utah, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Cleveland, 4-0, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS 2008 defeated Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated New Orleans, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 2009 lost to Dallas, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2010 defeated Dallas, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2011 lost to Memphis, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2012 defeated Utah, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Clippers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Oklahoma City, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 2013 defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Memphis, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Miami, 4-3, NBA Finals 2014 defeated Dallas, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Oklahoma City, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals defeated Miami, 4-1, NBA Finals – NBA CHAMPIONS Top
SHEBOYGAN REDSKINS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Sheboygan is one of only three teams to qualify for the playoffs in their only BAA/NBA season. 1950 joined NBA from NBL 1950 lost to Anderson, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1951 dropped out of NBA Top
TORONTO HUSKIES - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: Toronto Huskies played in the first game in BAA history. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 missed playoffs 1948 dropped out of BAA Top
TORONTO RAPTORS - 19 seasons, 6 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: In their brief stint in the NBA Toronto has won only one playoff series. 1996 joined NBA as expansion team 1996-1999 missed playoffs 2000 lost to New York, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2001 defeated New York, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2002 lost to Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2003-2006 missed playoffs 2007 lost to New Jersey, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2008 lost to Orlando, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2009-2013 missed playoffs 2014 lost to Brooklyn, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference First Round Top
UTAH JAZZ FRANCHISE - 40 seasons, 25 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: After waiting until their 10th season to qualify for the playoffs, the longest wait in NBA history, The Jazz qualifed for the next 20 years. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ - 5 seasons, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1975 joined NBA as expansion team 1975-1979 missed playoffs 1980 became Utah Jazz UTAH JAZZ - 35 seasons, 25 playoffs, 2 finals, 0 titles 1980-1983 missed playoffs 1984 defeated Denver, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1985 defeated Houston, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Denver, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1986 lost to Dallas, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 1987 lost to Golden State, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1988 defeated Portland, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1989 lost to Golden State, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 1990 lost to Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1991 defeated Phoenix, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 1992 defeated LA Clippers, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Seattle, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals 1993 lost to Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1994 defeated San Antonio, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Denver, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Houston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 1995 lost to Houston, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 1996 defeated Portland, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to Seattle, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals 1997 defeated LA Clippers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Finals 1998 defeated Houston, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Finals lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Finals 1999 defeated Sacramento, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2000 defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2001 lost to Dallas, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round 2002 lost to Sacramento, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2003 lost to Sacramento, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2004-2006 missed playoffs 2007 defeated Houston, 4-3, NBA Western Conference First Round defeated Golden State, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals lost to San Antonio, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Finals 2008 defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2009 lost to LA LAkers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference First Round 2010 defeated Denver, 4-2, NBA Western Conference First Round lost to LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2011 missed playoffs 2012 lost to San Antonio, 4-0, NBA Western Conference First Round 2013-2014 missed playoffs Top
WASHINGTON CAPITOLS - 4 seasons, 3 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles Playoff Fact: The Washington Capitols are one of only two teams to disband in the midst of an NBA season. 1947 joined BAA as charter member 1947 lost to Chicago, 4-2, BAA Semifinals 1948 missed playoffs 1949 defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals defeated New York, 2-1, BAA Eastern Division Finals lost to Minneapolis, 4-2, BAA Championship Series 1950 lost to New York, 2-0, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals 1951 team disbanded prior to playoffs Top
WASHINGTON WIZARDS FRANCHISE- 53 seasons, 26 playoffs, 4 finals, 1 titles Playoff Fact: The 1978 Bullets have the worst regular season record (44-38, .537) of any championship team in NBA history. CHICAGO PACKERS- 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1962 joined NBA as expansion team 1962 missed playoffs 1963 renamed Chicago Zephyrs CHICAGO ZEPHYRS- 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1963 missed playoffs 1964 became Baltimore Bullets BALTIMORE BULLETS - 10 seasons, 7 playoffs, 1 finals, 0 titles 1964 missed playoffs 1965 defeated St. Louis, 3-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Western Division Finals 1966 lost to St. Louis, 3-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals 1967-1968 missed playoffs 1969 lost to New York, 4-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1970 lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals 1971 defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Milwaukee, 4-0, NBA Championship Series 1972 lost to New York, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1973 lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1974 renamed Capital Bullets CAPITAL BULLETS - 1 season, 1 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1974 lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1975 became Washington Bullets WASHINGTON BULLETS - 23 seasons, 13 playoffs, 3 finals, 1 titles 1975 defeated Buffalo, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Boston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Golden State, 4-0, NBA Championship Series 1976 lost to Cleveland, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1977 defeated Cleveland, 2-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Houston, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1978 defeated Atlanta, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round defeated San Antonio, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Finals defeated Seattle, 4-3, NBA Championship Series – NBA CHAMPIONS 1979 defeated Atlanta, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals defeated San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Finals lost to Seattle, 4-1, NBA Championship Series 1980 lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1981 missed playoffs 1982 defeated New Jersey, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 1983 missed playoffs 1984 lost to Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1985 lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1986 lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1987 lost to Detroit, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1988 lost to Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1989-1996 missed playoffs 1997 lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 1998 renamed Washington Wizards WASHINGTON WIZARDS - 17 seasons, 5 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles 1998-2004 missed playoffs 2005 defeated Chicago, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Miami, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals 2006 lost to Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2007 lost to Cleveland, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2008 lost to Cleveland, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round 2009-2013 missed playoffs 2014 defeated Chicago, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round lost to Indiana, 4-2, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals Top
WATERLOO HAWKS - 1 season, 0 playoffs, 0 finals, 0 titles Playoff fact: Waterloo was the only team from Iowa to ever play in any of the four major U.S. sports leagues (baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey). 1950 joined NBA from NBL 1950 missed playoffs 1951 dropped out of NBA Top