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NBA PLAYOFF SERIES RESULTS 1946-47 to 1997-98


ANDERSON PACKERS

1950
defeated Tri-City, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals
defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, NBA Western Division Finals
lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA Semifinals


ATLANTA HAWKS
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).

TRI-CITY BLACKHAWKS

1950
lost to Anderson, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals

ST. LOUIS HAWKS

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

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

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

ATLANTA HAWKS

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

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

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

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

1991
lost to Detroit, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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


BALTIMORE BULLETS
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
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

1949
lost to New York, 2-1, BAA Eastern Division Semifinals

1953
lost to New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals


BOSTON CELTICS
The Celtics hold many NBA playoff records, the most important one being number of championships (16).

1948
lost to Chicago, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals

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

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

1960
defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Championship Series

1961
defeated Syracuse, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated St. Louis, 4-1, NBA Championship Series

1962
defeated Boston, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Championship Series

1963
defeated Cincinnati, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Championship Series

1964
defeated Cincinnati, 4-1, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated San Francisco, 4-1, NBA Championship Series

1965
defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Championship Series

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

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

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

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

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

1977
defeated San Antonio, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round
lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

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

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

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

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

1995
lost to Orlando, 3-1,NBA Eastern Conference First Round


CHARLOTTE HORNETS

1993
defeated Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round
lost to New York, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

1995
lost to Chicago, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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

2000
lost to Philadelphia, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round


CHICAGO BULLS
The Bulls won 22 playoff games before Michael Jordan arrived, but have totaled 125 since (including six in 1994 while he was retired).

1967
lost to St. Louis, 0-3, NBA Western Division Semifinals

1968
lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals

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

1977
lost to Portland, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round

1981
defeated New York, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

lost to Boston, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

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

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

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

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 Eastern Conference First Round

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

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


CHICAGO STAGS

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


CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

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

1985
lost to Boston, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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

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

1998
lost to Indiana, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round


CLEVELAND REBELS

1947
lost to New York, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals


DALLAS MAVERICKS

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

1990
lost to Portland, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round


DENVER NUGGETS

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

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

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


DETROIT PISTONS
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

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

DETROIT PISTONS

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

1968
lost to Boston, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals

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

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

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

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

1996
lost to Orlando, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

1997
lost to Atlanta, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

1999
lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

2000
lost to Miami, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round


GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
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

1947
defeated St. Louis, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals
defeated New York, 2-0, BAA Semifinals
defeated Chicago, 4-2, BAA Championship Series

1948
defeated St. Louis, 4-3, BAA Semifinals

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

1956
defeated Syracuse, 3-2, NBA Eastern Division Finals
defeated Fort Wayne, 4-1, NBA Championship Series

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO WARRIORS

1964
defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Western Division Finals
lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Championship Series

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

1971
lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

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

1975
defeated Seattle, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals
defeated Chicago, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Finals
defeated Washington, 4-0, NBA Championship Series

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

1987
defeated Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round
lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

1989
defeated Utah, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round
lost to Phoenix, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

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

1994
lost to Phoenix, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round


HOUSTON ROCKETS
Playoff Fact:  The 1995 Rockets are the only team to win four playoff series (against the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks) without the home court advantage to win the championship.

SAN DIEGO ROCKETS

1969
lost to Atlanta, 4-2, NBA Western Division Semifinals

HOUSTON ROCKETS

1975
defeated New York, 2-1, NBA Western Division First Round
lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

1977
defeated Washington, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals
lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Finals

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

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

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

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

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


INDIANA PACERS
Playoff Fact:  Despite winning three ABA championships (1970, 1972 and 1973), the Pacers have yet to win an NBA championship

1981
lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

1987
lost to Atlanta, 3-1, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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

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


INDIANAPOLIS OLYMPIANS

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


LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Playoff Fact:  The Clippers have not had the home court advantage for a playoff series since the were the Buffalo Braves in 1976, the longest stretch among current franchises.

BUFFALO BRAVES

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

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

1992
lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round

1993
lost to Houston, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round

1997
lost to Utah, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round


LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Playoff Fact: The Lakers have qualified for the playoffs 48 of their 52 seasons in the NBA (92%), the best ratio of any current NBA franchise, including 23 of the last 24 years.

MINNEAPOLIS LAKERS

1949
defeated Chicago, 2-0, BAA Western Division Semifinals
defeated Rochester, 2-0, BAA Western Division Finals
defeated Washington, 4-2, BAA Championship Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
los 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


MIAMI HEAT

1992
lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

1994
lost to Atlanta, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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


MILWAUKEE BUCKS
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.

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

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

1976
lost to Detroit, 2-1, NBA Western Conference First Round

1978
defeated Phoenix, 2-0, NBA Western Conference First Round
lost to Denver, 4-3, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

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

1999
lost to Indiana, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

2000
Lost to Indiana, 3-2, NBA Eastern Conference First Round


MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Playoff Fact:  The Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies are the only current NBA franchises never to win a playoff series.

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


NEW JERSEY NETS

1979
lost to Philadelphia, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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

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

1998
lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round


NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS
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
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

1959
lost to Syracuse, 2-0, NBA Eastern Division Semifinals

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

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

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

1978
defeated Cleveland, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round
lost to Philadelphia, 4-0, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

1981
lost to Chicago, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round

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

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


ORLANDO MAGIC

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


PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Playoff Fact:  The Nationals/76ers streak of 22 consecutive years making the playoffs (1950-1971) is an NBA record.

SYRACUSE NATIONALS

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

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

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

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

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

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

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

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

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


PHOENIX SUNS
Playoff Fact:  The Suns are the oldest current NBA franchise never to win an NBA championship.

1970
lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Western Division Semifinals

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

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

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


PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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.

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

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

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


SACRAMENTO KINGS
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

1949
defeated St. Louis, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals
lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, NBA 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

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

CINCINNATI ROYALS

1958
lost to Detroit, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals

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

KANSAS CITY-OMAHA KINGS

1975
lost to Chicago, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

KANSAS CITY KINGS

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

1984
lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round

SACRAMENTO KINGS

1986
lost to Houston, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round

1996
lost to Seattle, 3-1, NBA Western Conference First Round

1999
lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round

2000
lost to LA Lakers, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round


ST. LOUIS BOMBERS

1947
lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, BAA Quarterfinals

1948
lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, BAA Semifinals

1949
lost to Rochester, 2-0, NBA Western Division Semifinals


SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Playoff Fact: The Spurs were the first former ABA franchise to reach the NBA
Finals and win an NBA championship in 1998-99.

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

1985
lost to Denver, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round

1986
lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round

1988
lost to LA Lakers, 3-0, NBA Western Conference First Round

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

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

2000
lost to Phoenix, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round


SEATTLE SUPERSONICS
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.

1975
lost to Golden State, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

1976
lost to Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

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

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

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

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

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

2000
lost to Utah, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round


SHEBOYGAN REDSKINS

1950
lost to Anderson, 2-1, NBA Western Division Semifinals


UTAH JAZZ
Playoff Fact: After waiting until their 10th season to qualify for the playoffs, the longes wait in NBA history, The Jazz have quailifed every year since.

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, 3-2, NBA Western Conference Semifinals

2000
defeated Seattle, 3-2, NBA Western Conference First Round
lost to Portland, 4-1, NBA Western Conference Semifinals


WASHINGTON CAPITOLS

1947
lost to Chicago, 4-2, BAA Semifinals

1948
did not qualify

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


WASHINGTON WIZARDS
Playoff Fact:  The 1978 Bullets have the worst regular season record (44-38, .537) of any championship team in NBA history.

BALTIMORE BULLETS

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

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

CAPITAL BULLETS

1974
lost to New York, 4-3, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

WASHINGTON BULLETS

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

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

1982
defeated New Jersey, 2-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round
lost to Boston, 4-1, NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

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

1997
lost to Chicago, 3-0, NBA Eastern Conference First Round