Blog Archives

Most Points Scored by a Team in an NBA Finals Game

YEAR GAME MOST POINTS OPPONENT
1. 1985 Game 1 Boston Celtics 148 Los Angeles Lakers* 114
2. 1965 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 142 Los Angeles Lakers 110
3. 1967 Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers* 141 San Francisco Warriors 135
3. 1987 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers* 141 Boston Celtics 122
5. 1960 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 140 St. Louis Hawks 122
6. 1984 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 137 Boston Celtics* 104
7. 1958 Game 2 Boston Celtics 136 St. Louis Hawks* 112
7. 1985 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 136 Boston Celtics 111
9. 1967 Game 1 San Francisco Warriors 135 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS* 141
9. 1970 Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135 New York Knicks* 113
9. 1982 Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 135 Los Angeles Lakers* 102
12. 1966 Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 133 BOSTON CELTICS* 129
13. 2008 Game 6** Boston Celtics* 131 Los Angeles Lakers 92
14. 1967 Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 130 Philadelphia 76ers* 124
14. 1977 Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers* 130 Philadelphia 76ers 98
16. 1961 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 St. Louis Hawks 95
16. 1962 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 129 BOSTON CELTICS* 122
16. 1965 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 123
16. 1965 Game 5** Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 96
16. 1966 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 133
16. 1966 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 109
16. 1977 Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 107
16. 1982 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 108
16. 1984 Game 4 Boston Celtics* 129 LOS ANGELES LAKERS 125
16. 1993 Game 3 Phoenix Suns 129 CHICAGO BULLS* 121

* Won NBA Finals

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers and Western Conference Finals Sweeps

Magic Johnson Played On Three Los Angeles Laker Teams That Swept The Western Conference Finals, Beginning With George Gervin And The San Antonio Spurs

Magic Johnson Played On Three Los Angeles Laker Teams That Swept The Western Conference Finals, Beginning With George Gervin And The San Antonio Spurs

The Los Angeles Lakers have swept the Western Conference Finals four times, and the San Antonio Spurs have done it twice. That’s six of the nine WCF sweeps since the conference format was adopted in 1970-71.

The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers pick up two of the other three sweeps.

And the now-Eastern Conference Milwaukee Bucks once swept a Western Conference Finals from the now-Eastern Conference Chicago Bulls.

Speaking of, what about the Eastern Conference and Eastern Conference Finals sweeps? We did that yesterday. There have been just five, including one this season. Take a look.

SEASON WINNER LOSER
1. 1973-74 Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls
2. 1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
3. 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs
4. 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers Seattle SuperSonics
5. 1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns
6. 1997-98 Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers
7. 1998-99 San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers
8. 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs
9. 2012-13 San Antonio Spurs Memphis Grizzlies

Photo: pinterest.com

NBA: The 10 Best and 10 Worst Playoff Teams of the Past 25 Years

10 BEST PLAYOFF TEAMS (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. San Antonio Spurs 24/25 96.0% 7/6 NBA Champs (1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14)
2. Los Angeles Lakers 21/25 84.0% 8/5 NBA Champs (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10)
3. Indiana Pacers 19/25 76.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1999-00)
4. Chicago Bulls 18/25 72.0% 6/6 NBA Champs (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
4. Miami Heat 18/25 72.0% 5/3 NBA Champs (2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13)
4. Portland Trail Blazers 18/25 72.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1991-92)
4. Utah Jazz 18/25 72.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1996-97, 1997-98)
8. Phoenix Suns 17/25 68.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1992-93)
9. Atlanta Hawks 16/25 64.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
9. Houston Rockets 16/25 64.0% 2/2 NBA Champs (1993-94, 1994-95)
9. Oklahoma City Thunder 16/25 64.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1995-96, 2011-12) Includes Seattle SuperSonics (1990-91 thru 2007-08)

*

10 WORST PLAYOFF TEAMS (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Golden State Warriors 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (1990-91, 2006-07, 2012-13)
1. Washington Wizards 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2004-05, 2013-14) Includes Washington Bullets (1990-91 thru 1996-97)
3. Los Angeles Clippers 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2005-06, 2011-12, 2013-14)
3. Minnesota Timberwolves 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2003-04)
5. Toronto Raptors 7/20 35.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2000-01)
6. Charlotte Hornets 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1992-93, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02) Includes Charlotte Bobcats (2004-05 thru 2013-14)
6. Sacramento Kings 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2001-02)
8. Memphis Grizzlies 8/20 40.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2012-13) Includes Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96 thru 2000-01)
8. Milwaukee Bucks 10/25 40.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Finals (2000-01)
10. Philadelphia 76ers 11/25 44.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2000-01)

*

EVERYBODY (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. San Antonio Spurs 24/25 96.0% 7/6 NBA Champs (1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14)
2. Los Angeles Lakers 21/25 84.0% 8/5 NBA Champs (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10)
3. Indiana Pacers 19/25 76.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1999-00)
4. Chicago Bulls 18/25 72.0% 6/6 NBA Champs (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
4. Miami Heat 18/25 72.0% 5/3 NBA Champs (2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13)
4. Portland Trail Blazers 18/25 72.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1991-92)
4. Utah Jazz 18/25 72.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1996-97, 1997-98)
8. Phoenix Suns 17/25 68.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1992-93)
9. Atlanta Hawks 16/25 64.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
9. Houston Rockets 16/25 64.0% 2/2 NBA Champs (1993-94, 1994-95)
9. Oklahoma City Thunder 16/25 64.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1995-96, 2011-12) Includes Seattle SuperSonics (1990-91 thru 2007-08)
12. Boston Celtics 15/25 60.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2007-08)
12. New York Knicks 15/25 60.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1993-94, 1998-99)
14. Dallas Mavericks 14/25 56.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2010-11)
14. Detroit Pistons 14/25 56.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2003-04)
14. Orlando Magic 14/25 56.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1994-95, 2008-09)
17. Brooklyn Nets 13/25 52.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (2001-02, 2002-03) Includes New Jersey Nets (1990-91 thru 2011-12)
18. Cleveland Cavaliers 12/25 48.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2006-07)
18. Denver Nuggets 12/25 48.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2008-09)
20. New Orleans Pelicans 6/13 46.2% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2007-08) Includes New Orleans Hornets (2002-03 thru 2004-05, 2007-08 thru 2012-13) and New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-06, 2006-07)
21. Philadelphia 76ers 11/25 44.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2000-01)
22. Memphis Grizzlies 8/20 40.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2012-13) Includes Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96 thru 2000-01)
22. Milwaukee Bucks 10/25 40.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Finals (2000-01)
24. Charlotte Hornets 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1992-93, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02) Includes Charlotte Bobcats (2004-05 thru 2013-14)
24. Sacramento Kings 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2001-02)
26. Toronto Raptors 7/20 35.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2000-01)
27. Los Angeles Clippers 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2005-06, 2011-12, 2013-14)
27. Minnesota Timberwolves 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2003-04)
29. Golden State Warriors 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (1990-91, 2006-07, 2012-13)
29. Washington Wizards 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2004-05, 2013-14) Includes Washington Bullets (1990-91 thru 1996-97)
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 189 other followers

%d bloggers like this: