Past NBA Championship History, Game Results and MVP's



Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Champs

A complete list of the NBA Finals Champions along with the runner up and MVP's since the first NBA Championship held in 1947.

Year Champion Loser Games MVP Winning CoachEast Finals LoserWest Finals LoserMore Info
2015 Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 Andre Iguodala Steve Kerr Atlanta Hawks Houston Rockets
MVP: Andre Iguodala
Winning Coach: Steve Kerr
East Finals Loser: Atlanta Hawks
West Finals Loser: Houston Rockets
2014 San Antonio Spurs Miami Heat 4-1 Kawhi Leonard Gregg Popovich Indiana Pacers Oklahoma City Thunder
MVP:Kawhi Leonard
Winning Coach:Gregg Popovich
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Oklahoma City Thunder
2013 Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs 4-3 LeBron James Erik Spoelstra Indiana Pacers Memphis Grizzlies
MVP:LeBron James
Winning Coach:Erik Spoelstra
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Memphis Grizzlies
2012Miami HeatOklahoma City Thunder4-1LeBron JamesErik SpoelstraBoston CelticsSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:LeBron James
Winning Coach:Erik Spoelstra
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
2011Dallas MavericksMiami Heat4-2Dirk NowitzkiRick CarlisleChicago BullsOklahoma City Thunder
MVP:Dirk Nowitzki
Winning Coach:Rick Carlisle
East Finals Loser:Chicago Bulls
West Finals Loser:Oklahoma City Thunder
2010Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics4-3Kobe BryantPhil JacksonOrlando MagicPhoenix Suns
MVP:Kobe Bryant
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Orlando Magic
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
2009Los Angeles LakersOrlando Magic4-1Kobe BryantPhil JacksonCleveland CavaliersDenver Nuggets
MVP:Kobe Bryant
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Cleveland Cavaliers
West Finals Loser:Denver Nuggets
2008Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-2Paul PierceDoc RiversDetroit PistonsSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:Paul Pierce
Winning Coach:Doc Rivers
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
2007San Antonio SpursCleveland Cavaliers4-0Tony ParkerGregg PopovichDetroit PistonsUtah Jazz
MVP:Tony Parker
Winning Coach:Gregg Popovich
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:Utah Jazz
2006Miami HeatDallas Mavericks4-2Dwyane WadePat RileyDetroit PistonsPhoenix Suns
MVP:Dwyane Wade
Winning Coach:Pat Riley
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
2005San Antonio SpursDetroit Pistons4-3Tim DuncanGregg PopovichMiami HeatPhoenix Suns
MVP:Tim Duncan
Winning Coach:Gregg Popovich
East Finals Loser:Miami Heat
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
2004Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers4-1Chauncey BillupsLarry BrownIndiana PacersMinnesota Timberwolves
MVP:Chauncey Billups
Winning Coach:Larry Brown
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Minnesota Timberwolves
2003San Antonio SpursNew Jersey Nets4-2Tim DuncanGregg PopovichDetroit PistonsDallas Mavericks
MVP:Tim Duncan
Winning Coach:Gregg Popovich
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:Dallas Mavericks
2002Los Angeles LakersNew Jersey Nets4-0Shaquille O'NealPhil JacksonBoston CelticsSacramento Kings
MVP:Shaquille O'Neal
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Sacramento Kings
2001Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers4-1Shaquille O'NealPhil JacksonMilwaukee BucksSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:Shaquille O'Neal
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
2000Los Angeles LakersIndiana Pacers4-2Shaquille O'NealPhil JacksonNew York KnicksPortland Trail Blazers
MVP:Shaquille O'Neal
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:New York Knicks
West Finals Loser:Portland Trail Blazers
1999San Antonio SpursNew York Knicks4-1Tim DuncanGregg PopovichIndiana PacersPortland Trail Blazers
MVP:Tim Duncan
Winning Coach:Gregg Popovich
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Portland Trail Blazers
1998Chicago BullsUtah Jazz4-2Michael JordanPhil JacksonIndiana PacersLos Angeles Lakers
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Los Angeles Lakers
1997Chicago BullsUtah Jazz4-2Michael JordanPhil JacksonMiami HeatHouston Rockets
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Miami Heat
West Finals Loser:Houston Rockets
1996Chicago BullsSeattle SuperSonics4-2Michael JordanPhil JacksonOrlando MagicUtah Jazz
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Orlando Magic
West Finals Loser:Utah Jazz
1995Houston RocketsOrlando Magic4-0Hakeem OlajuwonRudy TomjanovichIndiana PacersSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:Hakeem Olajuwon
Winning Coach:Rudy Tomjanovich
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
1994Houston RocketsNew York Knicks4-3Hakeem OlajuwonRudy TomjanovichIndiana PacersUtah Jazz
MVP:Hakeem Olajuwon
Winning Coach:Rudy Tomjanovich
East Finals Loser:Indiana Pacers
West Finals Loser:Utah Jazz
1993Chicago BullsPhoenix Suns4-2Michael JordanPhil JacksonNew York KnicksSeattle Supersonics
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:New York Knicks
West Finals Loser:Seattle Supersonics
1992Chicago BullsPortland Trail Blazers4-2Michael JordanPhil JacksonCleveland CavaliersUtah Jazz
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Cleveland Cavaliers
West Finals Loser:Utah Jazz
1991Chicago BullsLos Angeles Lakers4-1Michael JordanPhil JacksonDetroit PistonsPortland Trail Blazers
MVP:Michael Jordan
Winning Coach:Phil Jackson
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:Portland Trail Blazers
1990Detroit PistonsPortland Trail Blazers4-1Isiah ThomasChuck DalyChicago BullsPhoenix Suns
MVP:Isiah Thomas
Winning Coach:Chuck Daly
East Finals Loser:Chicago Bulls
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
1989Detroit PistonsLos Angeles Lakers4-0Joe DumarsChuck DalyChicago BullsPhoenix Suns
MVP:Joe Dumars
Winning Coach:Chuck Daly
East Finals Loser:Chicago Bulls
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
1988Los Angeles LakersDetroit Pistons4-3James WorthyPat RileyBoston CelticsDallas Mavericks
MVP:James Worthy
Winning Coach:Pat Riley
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Dallas Mavericks
1987Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics4-2Magic JohnsonPat RileyDetroit PistonsSeattle Supersonics
MVP:Magic Johnson
Winning Coach:Pat Riley
East Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
West Finals Loser:Seattle Supersonics
1986Boston CelticsHouston Rockets4-2Larry BirdK.C. JonesMilwaukee BucksLos Angeles Lakers
MVP:Larry Bird
Winning Coach:K.C. Jones
East Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
West Finals Loser:Los Angeles Lakers
1985Los Angeles LakersBoston Celtics4-2Kareem Abdul-JabbarPat RileyPhiladelphia 76ersDenver Nuggets
MVP:Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Winning Coach:Pat Riley
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:Denver Nuggets
1984Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-3Larry BirdK.C. JonesMilwaukee BucksPhoenix Suns
MVP:Larry Bird
Winning Coach:K.C. Jones
East Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
1983Philadelphia 76ersLos Angeles Lakers4-0Moses MaloneBilly CunninghamMilwaukee BucksSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:Moses Malone
Winning Coach:Billy Cunningham
East Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
1982Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers4-2Magic JohnsonPat RileyBoston CelticsSan Antonio Spurs
MVP:Magic Johnson
Winning Coach:Pat Riley
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
1981Boston CelticsHouston Rockets4-2Cedric MaxwellBill FitchPhiladelphia 76ersKansas City Kings
MVP:Cedric Maxwell
Winning Coach:Bill Fitch
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:Kansas City Kings
1980Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers4-2Magic JohnsonPaul WestheadBoston CelticsSeattle Supersonics
MVP:Magic Johnson
Winning Coach:Paul Westhead
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Seattle Supersonics
1979Seattle SuperSonicsWashington Bullets4-1Dennis JohnsonLenny WilkensSan Antonio SpursPhoenix Suns
MVP:Dennis Johnson
Winning Coach:Lenny Wilkens
East Finals Loser:San Antonio Spurs
West Finals Loser:Phoenix Suns
1978Washington BulletsSeattle SuperSonics4-3Wes UnseldDick MottaPhiladelphia 76ersDenver Nuggets
MVP:Wes Unseld
Winning Coach:Dick Motta
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:Denver Nuggets
1977Portland Trail BlazersPhiladelphia 76ers4-2Bill WaltonJack RamsayHouston RocketsLos Angeles Lakers
MVP:Bill Walton
Winning Coach:Jack Ramsay
East Finals Loser:Houston Rockets
West Finals Loser:Los Angeles Lakers
1976Boston CelticsPhoenix Suns4-2Jo Jo WhiteTom HeinsohnCleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors
MVP:Jo Jo White
Winning Coach:Tom Heinsohn
East Finals Loser:Cleveland Cavaliers
West Finals Loser:Golden State Warriors
1975Golden State WarriorsWashington Bullets4-0Rick BarryAl AttlesBoston CelticsChicago Bulls
MVP:Rick Barry
Winning Coach:Al Attles
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Chicago Bulls
1974Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks4-3John HavlicekTom HeinsohnNew York KnicksChicago Bulls
MVP:John Havlicek
Winning Coach:Tom Heinsohn
East Finals Loser:New York Knicks
West Finals Loser:Chicago Bulls
1973New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers4-1Willis ReedRed HolzmanBoston CelticsGolden State Warriors
MVP:Willis Reed
Winning Coach:Red Holzman
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Golden State Warriors
1972Los Angeles LakersNew York Knicks4-1Wilt ChamberlainBill SharmanBoston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
MVP:Wilt Chamberlain
Winning Coach:Bill Sharman
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
1971Milwaukee BucksBaltimore Bullets4-0Lew AlcindorLarry CostelloNew York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
MVP:Lew Alcindor
Winning Coach:Larry Costello
East Finals Loser:New York Knicks
West Finals Loser:Los Angeles Lakers
1970New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers4-3Willis ReedRed HoltzmanMilwaukee BucksAtlanta Hawks
MVP:Willis Reed
Winning Coach:Red Holtzman
East Finals Loser:Milwaukee Bucks
West Finals Loser:Atlanta Hawks
1969Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-3Jerry WestBill RussellNew York KnicksAtlanta Hawks
MVP:Jerry West
Winning Coach:Bill Russell
East Finals Loser:New York Knicks
West Finals Loser:Atlanta Hawks
1968Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-2Bill RussellPhiladelphia 76ersSan Francisco Warriors
MVP:
Winning Coach:Bill Russell
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:San Francisco Warriors
1967Philadelphia 76ersSan Francisco Warriors4-2Alex HannumBoston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:Alex Hannum
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1966Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-3Red AuerbachPhiladelphia 76ersSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1965Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-1Red AuerbachPhiladelphia 76ersBaltimore Bullets
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia 76ers
West Finals Loser:Baltimore Bullets
1964Boston CelticsSan Francisco Warriors4-1Red AuerbachCincinnati RoyalsSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Cincinnati Royals
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1963Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-2Red AuerbachCincinnati RoyalsSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Cincinnati Royals
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1962Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers4-3Red AuerbachPhiladelphia WarriorsDetroit Pistons
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia Warriors
West Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
1961Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks4-1Red AuerbachSyracuse NationalsLos Angeles Lakers
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:Los Angeles Lakers
1960Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks4-3Red AuerbachPhiladelphia WarriorsMinneapolis Lakers
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia Warriors
West Finals Loser:Minneapolis Lakers
1959Boston CelticsMinneapolis Lakers4-0Red AuerbachSyracuse NationalsSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1958St. Louis HawksBoston Celtics4-2Alex HannumPhiladelphia WarriorsDetroit Pistons
MVP:
Winning Coach:Alex Hannum
East Finals Loser:Philadelphia Warriors
West Finals Loser:Detroit Pistons
1957Boston CelticsSt. Louis Hawks4-3Red AuerbachSyracuse NationalsMinneapolis Lakers
MVP:
Winning Coach:Red Auerbach
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:Minneapolis Lakers
1956Philadelphia WarriorsFort Wayne Pistons4-1George SeneskySyracuse NationalsSt. Louis Hawks
MVP:
Winning Coach:George Senesky
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:St. Louis Hawks
1955Syracuse NationalsFort Wayne Pistons4-3Al CerviBoston CelticsMinneapolis Lakers
MVP:
Winning Coach:Al Cervi
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Minneapolis Lakers
1954Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals4-3John KundlaBoston CelticsCincinnati Royals
MVP:
Winning Coach:John Kundla
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Cincinnati Royals
1953Minneapolis LakersNew York Knickerbockers4-1John KundlaBoston CelticsFort Wayne Pistons
MVP:
Winning Coach:John Kundla
East Finals Loser:Boston Celtics
West Finals Loser:Fort Wayne Pistons
1952Minneapolis LakersNew York Knickerbockers4-3John KundlaSyracuse NationalsCincinnati Royals
MVP:
Winning Coach:John Kundla
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:Cincinnati Royals
1951Rochester RoyalsNew York Knickerbockers4-3Les HarrisonSyracuse NationalsMinneapolis Lakers
MVP:
Winning Coach:Les Harrison
East Finals Loser:Syracuse Nationals
West Finals Loser:Minneapolis Lakers
1950Minneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals4-2John KundlaNew York KnickerbockersAnderson Packers
MVP:
Winning Coach:John Kundla
East Finals Loser:New York Knickerbockers
West Finals Loser:Anderson Packers
1949Minneapolis LakersWashington Capitols4-2John KundlaNew York KnickerbockersCincinnati Royals
MVP:
Winning Coach:John Kundla
East Finals Loser:New York Knickerbockers
West Finals Loser:Cincinnati Royals
1948Baltimore BulletsPhiladelphia Warriors4-2Buddy JeannetteSt. Louis BombersChicago Stags
MVP:
Winning Coach:Buddy Jeannette
East Finals Loser:St. Louis Bombers
West Finals Loser:Chicago Stags
1947Philadelphia WarriorsChicago Stags4-1Edward GottliebNew York KnickerbockersWashington Capitols
MVP:
Winning Coach:Edward Gottlieb
East Finals Loser:New York Knickerbockers
West Finals Loser:Washington Capitols

Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Champs



Championship History NBA All-Time Rankings!!

Rankings are determined as:
  • 5 points for 1st place finish (Championship Points)
  • 3 points for 2nd place finish
  • 1 point each for the two teams that lost in the conference finals

Team Total All Time Points Championships (5)   Lost Championships (3)   Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1)   Franchise Started   Franchise Names More Info
Los Angeles Lakers1341615 91948 Minneapolis Lakers
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):9
Franchise Started:1948
Franchise Names:Minneapolis Lakers
Boston Celtics109174121946
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):12
Franchise Started:1946
Franchise Names:
Philadelphia 76ers4536121949Syracuse Nationals
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):12
Franchise Started:1949
Franchise Names:Syracuse Nationals
Detroit Pistons363491948Fort Wayne Pistons
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):9
Franchise Started:1948
Franchise Names:Fort Wayne Pistons
New York Knicks362681946
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):8
Franchise Started:1946
Franchise Names:
Chicago Bulls356051966
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):5
Franchise Started:1966
Franchise Names:
San Antonio Spurs355171976
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):7
Franchise Started:1976
Franchise Names:
Golden State Warriors354361946Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):6
Franchise Started:1946
Franchise Names:Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors
Miami Heat233221988
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):2
Franchise Started:1988
Franchise Names:
Atlanta Hawks231391949St. Louis Hawks
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):9
Franchise Started:1949
Franchise Names:St. Louis Hawks
Washington Wizards202311961Washington Bullets, Baltimore Bullets
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):1
Franchise Started:1961
Franchise Names:Washington Bullets, Baltimore Bullets
Oklahoma City Thunder191351967Seattle SuperSonics
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):5
Franchise Started:1967
Franchise Names:Seattle SuperSonics
Houston Rockets192231967
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):3
Franchise Started:1967
Franchise Names:
Milwaukee Bucks141161968
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):6
Franchise Started:1968
Franchise Names:
Portland Trail Blazers141231970
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):3
Franchise Started:1970
Franchise Names:
Phoenix Suns130271968
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):7
Franchise Started:1968
Franchise Names:
Sacramento Kings121071948Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City Kings, Rochester Royals
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):7
Franchise Started:1948
Franchise Names:Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City Kings, Rochester Royals
Utah Jazz100241974
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):4
Franchise Started:1974
Franchise Names:
Dallas Mavericks101121980
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):2
Franchise Started:1980
Franchise Names:
Indiana Pacers100171976
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):7
Franchise Started:1976
Franchise Names:
Orlando Magic80221989
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):2
Franchise Started:1989
Franchise Names:
Cleveland Cavaliers90231970
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):3
Franchise Started:1970
Franchise Names:
Brooklyn Nets60201976New Jersey Nets
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:1976
Franchise Names:New Jersey Nets
Chicago Stags30111946-1950
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):1
Franchise Started:1946-1950
Franchise Names:
Denver Nuggets30031976
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):3
Franchise Started:1976
Franchise Names:
Washington Capitols50111946-1951
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):1
Franchise Started:1946-1951
Franchise Names:
Minnesota Timberwolves*10011989
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):1
Franchise Started:1989
Franchise Names:
Memphis Grizzlies*10011995
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):1
Franchise Started:1995
Franchise Names:
Los Angeles Clippers*00001970Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:1970
Franchise Names:Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers
New Orleans Pelicans*00002002New Orleans Hornets
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:2002
Franchise Names:New Orleans Hornets
Charlotte Hornets*00001988Charlotte Bobcats
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:1988
Franchise Names:Charlotte Bobcats
Toronto Raptors*00001995
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:1995
Franchise Names:
Charlotte Bobcats*00002004
Western/Eastern Conference Losses (1):0
Franchise Started:2004
Franchise Names:

An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise that has NEVER made it to the conference finals or beyond.


Good NBA Reference Links

NBA.com has NBA Finals History information for 2003 Spurs, 2002 Lakers and more from their All-Time Champions page.

NBA Finals page on Wikipedia has a great history of the NBA, including "The Boston Celtics Dynasty" and "The Chicago Bulls Dynasty".

The Sporting News has pretty good NBA playoffs articles.


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