NBA: The Longest Playoff Apperance Streaks of All Time (Team)
Over the years, everybody gets a chance to go on a postseason run in the NBA for a while, or just about everybody.
Postseason dynasties do abound in pro basketball. Almost nobody just makes the playoffs one season in the middle of nowhere. Teams always make it back at least a few times in a row or say five out of six years.
Many have streaks of seven, eight or nine seasons in a row.
And a full 15 – half the league – have at one time or another sported a postseason appearance streak of 10 years in a row. They are listed below.
What about two decades in a row? Yup, three teams have done it, our leaders in today’s post: the Philadelphia 76ers (and Syracuse Nationals) of the 1950’s and 1960’s and the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz of the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Imagine that. Being in the postseason every season for at least 20 years. Wow.
Quite the opposite of the Golden State Warriors, one of the no-shows. The Warriors, out of Oakland, (through Philadelphia and San Francisco) have never been to the postseason more than five consecutive seasons – way back in the first five seasons of the BAA/NBA itself. Another wow. The Warriors are one of the original teams.Follow @VinGetz
|TEAM||POSTSEASON APP. STREAK||SEASONS||FRANCHISE NOTES|
|1.||Philadelphia 76ers||22||1949-50 thru 1970-71||Includes Syracuse Nationals (1949-50 thru 1962-63)|
|2.||Portland Trail Blazers||21||1982-83 thru 2002-03|
|3,||Utah Jazz||20||1983-84 thru 2002-03|
|4.||Boston Celtics||19||1950-51 thru 1968-69|
|5.||San Antonio Spurs*||18||1997-98 thru Present|
|6.||Los Angeles Lakers||17||1976-77 thru 1992-93|
|7.||Los Angeles Lakers||16||1958-59 thru 1973-74|
|8.||Boston Celtics||14||1979-80 thru 1992-93|
|8.||Chicago Bulls||14||1984-85 thru 1997-98|
|8.||Detroit Pistons||14||1949-50 thru 1962-63||Includes Fort Wayne Pistons (1949-50 thru 1956-57)|
|8.||New York Knicks||14||1987-88 thru 2000-01|
|12.||Phoenix Suns||13||1988-89 thru 2000-01|
|13.||Dallas Mavericks||12||2000-01 thru 2011-12|
|13.||Milwaukee Bucks||12||1979-80 thru 1990-91|
|13.||Philadelphia 76ers||12||1975-76 thru 1986-87|
|13.||Washington Wizards||12||1968-69 thru 1979-80||As Baltimore Bullets (1968-69 thru 1972-73), Capital Bullets (1973-74) and Washington Bullets (1974-75 thru 1979-80)|
|17.||Atlanta Hawks||11||1962-63 thru 1972-73|
|18.||Denver Nuggets||10||2003-04 thru 2012-13|
|18.||Los Angeles Lakers||10||1994-95 thru 2003-04|
|18.||New York Knicks||10||1946-47 thru 1955-56|
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