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Most Finals Appearances:
Team    #    Last      #titles                   NBA Champions
Lakers 31 2010 16 Celtics 21 2010 17 76ers 9 2001 3 Knicks 8 1999 2 Pistons 7 2005 3 Warriors 8 2016 3 Bulls 6 1998 6 Heat 4 2015 3 Rockets 4 1995 2 Hawks 4 1961 1 Wizards 4 1979 1 Cavs 3 2016 1 Spurs 6 2015 5 Blazers 3 1992 1 Sonics 3 1996 1 Mavs 2 2011 1 Magic 2 2009 0 Bucks 2 1974 1 Nets 2 2003 0 Suns 2 1993 0 Jazz 2 1998 0 Kings 1 1951 1 Pacers 1 2000 0

Teams that have never been to the Finals Bobcats Nuggets Clippers Grizzlies Timberwolves Hornets Raptors

Most Finals games won Lakers 89 Celtics 77 76ers 24 Bulls 24 Pistons 22 Knicks 20 Spurs 16 Most Points in a Finals game 148-Boston Celtics Fewest Points in a Finals game 54 Utah Jazz Dynasties Lakers 1949-1954 Celtics 1957-1969 Lakers 1980-1991 Celtics 1881-1986 Bulls 1991-1998 Lakers 2000-2003 Lakers 2009-2010 Heat 2012-2013 Great Teams 1954 Lakers 1958 Hawks 1962 Celtics 1965 Celtics 1967 76ers 1970 Knicks 1971 Bucks 1972 Lakers 1978 Bullets 1983 76ers 1985 Lakers 1986 Celtics 1987 Lakers 1990 Pistons 1992 Bulls 1996 Bulls 1997 Bulls 1998 Bulls 2000 Lakers 2001 Lakers 2003 Spurs 2008 Celtics

Trivia > The Lakers have been swept out of the finals more times than half the teams in the NBA have even made the Finals.
> The 1999 Knicks were the only 8th seed to reach the Finals.
> The 1995 Rockets were the lowest seed to win the NBA Championship(6th).
> The Lakers and Celtics have played each other in the NBA Finals 12 times, and have combined for 33 NBA Championships.
> The Lakers and/or Celtics have played in 49 of the 70 NBA Finals series ever played.
> Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals between the Celtics and Suns, is considered the greatest game ever played. Boston won, 128-126 in triple overtime and then the Championship.
> The Seattle Supersonics, Portland Trailblazers and Milwaukee Bucks are the only Western Conference Teams to have ever won an NBA title that do not reside in California or Texas. The Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, and St Louis Hawks won NBA titles as the members of the western division.
> California and Texas have combined for 21 total titles. California has 13 of the NBA titles, and Texas has 8. Only 2 California teams have won NBA titles, the Lakers(11) and Warriors (2), but all three Texas teams have won NBA titles. San Antonio 5, Houston 2, Dallas 1.

> Massachusetts has 17 titles, all being from Boston.
Individual Records
Most Points

61, Elgin Baylor
Most Rebounds
40, Bill Russel
Most Assists
21, Magic Johnson
Most Steals
7, Robert Horry
Most Blocks
8, Bill Walton, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O'neal and Tim Duncan.
Most Free Throws made
21, Dwayne Wade
Team Records
Most Consecutive Finals Games Won
8-Lakers, 2001-2002
Most Consecutive Home Games Won
8-Bulls, 1996-1998
Most Consecutive Road Games Won
6-Pistons, 1990-2004
Largest Deficit at Halftime Overcome to Win
24-Boston @ Los Angeles, June 12,2008 Recap
21-Baltimore @ Philadelphia, April 13, 1948 (Trailed 41-20; won 66-63)
Highest Halftime Score
San Francisco 72 vs. Philadelphia 68, April 14, 1967
Lowest Halftime Score
New Jersey 30 vs. San Antonio 33, June 8, 2003
Largest Halftime Lead
30-Celtics vs. Lakers, May 27, 1985 (Led 79-49; won 148-114)
Most Points at Halftime
79-Boston Celtics, May 27, 1985
Fewest Points at Halftime
30-Houston Rockets, May 9, 1981
Utah Jazz, June 12, 1998
New Jersey Nets, June 8, 2003
Most Points in the First Quarter
43-Philadelphia 76ers, April 14, 1967
Philadelphia 76ers, April 24, 1967
Fewest Points in the First Quarter
13-Ft. Wayne Pistons, April 2, 1955
Milwaukee Bucks, May 3, 1974
Largest First Quarter Lead
21-Lakers vs Celtics, June 12, 2008 (Led 35-14; lost 97-91)
20-Lakers vs. Knicks, May 6, 1970 (Led 36-16; won 135-113)
Most Consecutive 100+ Point Games
20-Lakers, 1959-1965
Lakers, 1983-1987
Most Consecutive Games With Less Than 100 Points
15-Bulls, 1996-1998(Still active)
Most Players With 30 or More Points by One Team
2-Done multiple times. Most Recent 2017 GSW-Durant, Curry and Cle-James, Irving
Most Players With 40 or More Points by One Team
2- Cleveland. James and Irving each had 41
Highest Fieldgoal Percentage by One Team in One Game
.617-Bulls, June 5, 1991 (50/81)
Lowest Fieldgoal Percentage by One Team in One Game
.275-Syracuse Nationals, April 7, 1955 (25/91)
Most Rebounds in One Game
93-Philadelphia 76ers, April 16, 1967
Fewest Rebounds in One Game
22-Bulls, June 14, 1998
Most Assists in One Game
44-Lakers, May 6, 1970
Lakers, June 4, 1987
Fewest Assists in One Game
5-Celtics, April 3, 1960
Most Turnovers
34-Blazers, May 22, 1977
Fewest Turnovers
4-Pistons, June 16, 2005