Top 5 Greatest NBA Finals|
Players in the NBA come and go but there are memories left in our minds especially in the Finals history. The biggest meltdowns have happened both in the past, featuring Celtics against Lakers in 1969 and in recent times featuring Cavaliers against the Warriors in 2016. There have been legends of this great game and while there have a lot of finals since the NBA started, there have been some which have been exceptional and exciting. Even chemistry homework professionals cannot explain the energy seen in these games. Here is a list of the top 5 greatest NBA finals in history:
#1 Celtics Won 4-3 against Lakers in 1984
This was the height of Celtics and Lakers rivalry in the 80ís. The 1984 Finals pitted these two NBA franchises considered to be the most successful in these circles. Celtics made good use of their home court advantage setting a 63-19 record with the Lakers having a 62-20 record. Lakers won the first game that saw Kareem Abdul-Jabbar score 32 points in a 115-109 scoreline. Celtics came back with a 124-121 win, and then the Lakers with a 137-104 win but finally, Celtics emerged a 4-3 winner of the games series.
#2 Cavaliers Won 4-3 against the Warriors in 2016
In terms of comeback, this is definitely one of the greatest NBA Finals ever witnessed. This contest featured players like LeBron James considered being the best baller of all time facing the Warriors. Cavaliers reached the Finals much easier than it was the case the previous year, facing the Bulls and the Hawks. At the end of it all, it was them in the winning side in this Finals fixture.
#3 Celtics Won 4-3 against Lakers in 1969
These Finals pitted great names like Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlin coming against, John Havlicek, Sam Jones and Bill Russell. This was the best Final series to have been witnessed in basketball history to that time. The first game ended in Lakers victory in a 120-118 thriller where Jerry West stood out against Bill Russellís team.
#4 Lakers Won 4-3 against the Pistons in 1988
Here, the 2 greatest point guards of the time came against each other. These were none other than Magic Johnson playing for the Lakers and Isiah Thomas playing for the Pistons. Lakers ended up with a 62-20 record and Piston with 54-28 record in the regular season. The Lakers took advantage of the home court advantage in the Finals and the result was finally 4-3 in favour of the Lakers.
#5 Lakers Won 4-3 against the Celtics in 2010
This was a revival of a rivalry that has been there for years. This was the second time these two franchises were meeting in the NBA Finals in a span of 3 years. After winning in the 2008 Finals, the Celtics could match the Lakers in these 2010 Finals.
There has been a lot more entertaining NBA games than Thesishelpers can keep track of. However, these are the top 5 ones to have gone down in history so far!