List of NBA playoff series

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This is a complete listing of National Basketball Association (NBA) playoff series, grouped by franchise. Series featuring relocated and renamed teams[nb 1] are kept with their ultimate relocation franchises.[1] Bolded years indicate wins. Years in italics indicate series in progress. Tables are sorted first by the number of series, then the number of wins, and then by year of first occurrence.

Atlanta Hawks

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Boston Celtics 12 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1986, 1988, 2008, 2012, 2016 71 2–10 .167
Los Angeles Lakers 10 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970 56 5–5 .500
Detroit Pistons 8 1956, 1958, 1963, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1999 39 5–3 .625
Washington Wizards 6 1965, 1966, 1978, 1979, 2015, 2017 28 2–4 .333
Indiana Pacers 6 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014 31 2–4 .333
Chicago Bulls 5 1967, 1970, 1993, 1997, 2011 22 2–3 .400
Milwaukee Bucks 4 1984, 1988, 1989, 2010 22 2–2 .500
Orlando Magic 3 1996, 2010, 2011 15 1–2 .333
Golden State Warriors 3 1964, 1967, 1968 19 0–3 .000
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 2009, 2015, 2016 12 0–3 .000
Houston Rockets 2 1969, 1979 8 2–0 1.000
Miami Heat 2 1994, 2009 12 2–0 1.000
New York Knicks 2 1971, 1999 9 0–2 .000
Philadelphia 76ers 2 1980, 1982 7 0–2 .000
Brooklyn Nets 1 2015 6 1–0 1.000
Anderson Packers 1 1950 3 0–1 .000
Charlotte Hornets 1 1998 4 0–1 .000
Totals[nb 2] 71 364 26–45 .366

Boston Celtics

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Philadelphia 76ers 21 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2012, 2018, 2020 109 14–7 .667
New York Knicks 14 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013 67 7–7 .500
Atlanta Hawks 12 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1986, 1988, 2008, 2012, 2016 71 10–2 .833
Los Angeles Lakers 12 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2008, 2010 74 9–3 .750
Detroit Pistons 8 1968, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2002, 2008 45 5–3 .625
Cleveland Cavaliers 8 1976, 1985, 1992, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018 46 4–4 .500
Milwaukee Bucks 7 1974, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 2018, 2019 39 5–2 .714
Indiana Pacers 6 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2019 29 4–2 .667
Chicago Bulls 5 1981, 1986, 1987, 2009, 2017 23 5–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 4 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 23 4–0 1.000
Houston Rockets 4 1975, 1980, 1981, 1986 21 4–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 4 1975, 1982, 1984, 2017 22 3–1 .750
Miami Heat 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020 23 1–3 .250
Sacramento Kings 3 1963, 1964, 1966 17 3–0 1.000
Orlando Magic 3 1995, 2009, 2010 17 1–2 .333
Los Angeles Clippers 2 1974, 1976 12 2–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 2 2002, 2003 10 0–2 .000
Phoenix Suns 1 1976 6 1–0 1.000
San Antonio Spurs 1 1977 2 1–0 1.000
Toronto Raptors 1 2020 7 1–0 1.000
Chicago Stags 1 1948 3 0–1 .000
Charlotte Hornets 1 1993 4 0–1 .000
Totals[nb 3] 124 670 84–40 .677

Brooklyn Nets

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Toronto Raptors 3 2007, 2014, 2020 17 2–1 .667
Philadelphia 76ers 3 1979, 1984, 2019 12 1–2 .333
New York Knicks 3 1983, 1994, 2004 10 1–2 .333
Milwaukee Bucks 3 1984, 1986, 2003 15 1–2 .333
Detroit Pistons 3 1985, 2003, 2004 14 1–2 .333
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 1992, 1993, 2007 15 0–3 .000
Miami Heat 3 2005, 2006, 2014 14 0–3 .000
Boston Celtics 2 2002, 2003 10 2–0 1.000
Indiana Pacers 2 2002, 2006 11 2–0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 2 1998, 2013 10 0–2 .000
Charlotte Hornets 1 2002 5 1–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 1982 2 0–1 .000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 2002 4 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 2003 6 0–1 .000
Atlanta Hawks 1 2015 6 0–1 .000
Totals 32 151 11–21 .344

Charlotte Hornets

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Miami Heat 3 2001, 2014, 2016 14 1–2 .333
Orlando Magic 2 2002, 2010 8 1–1 .500
New York Knicks 2 1993, 1997 8 0–2 .000
Chicago Bulls 2 1995, 1998 9 0–2 .000
Boston Celtics 1 1993 4 1–0 1.000
Atlanta Hawks 1 1998 4 1–0 1.000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 2000 4 0–1 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 1 2001 7 0–1 .000
Brooklyn Nets 1 2002 5 0–1 .000
Totals 14 63 4–10 .286

Chicago Bulls

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
New York Knicks 7 1981, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 36 6–1 .857
Cleveland Cavaliers 7 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2010, 2015 34 5–2 .714
Miami Heat 7 1992, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013 31 4–3 .571
Detroit Pistons 6 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007 35 2–4 .333
Atlanta Hawks 5 1967, 1970, 1993, 1997, 2011 22 3–2 .600
Los Angeles Lakers 5 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1991 28 1–4 .200
Boston Celtics 5 1981, 1986, 1987, 2009, 2017 23 0–5 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 4 1974, 1985, 1990, 2015 18 2–2 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 3 1990, 1991, 2012 16 2–1 .667
Washington Wizards 3 1997, 2005, 2014 14 1–2 .333
Charlotte Hornets 2 1995, 1998 9 2–0 1.000
Utah Jazz 2 1997, 1998 12 2–0 1.000
Indiana Pacers 2 1998, 2011 12 2–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 2 1998, 2013 10 2–0 1.000
Portland Trail Blazers 2 1977, 1992 9 1–1 .500
Orlando Magic 2 1995, 1996 10 1–1 .500
Sacramento Kings 1 1975 6 1–0 1.000
Phoenix Suns 1 1993 6 1–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 1996 6 1–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 1 1975 7 0–1 .000
Totals 68 344 39–29 .574

Cleveland Cavaliers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Boston Celtics 8 1976, 1985, 1992, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018 46 4–4 .500
Chicago Bulls 7 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2010, 2015 34 2–5 .286
Washington Wizards 5 1976, 1977, 2006, 2007, 2008 26 4–1 .800
Detroit Pistons 4 2006, 2007, 2009, 2016 21 3–1 .750
Golden State Warriors 4 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 22 1–3 .250
Brooklyn Nets 3 1992, 1993, 2007 15 3–0 1.000
Atlanta Hawks 3 2009, 2015, 2016 12 3–0 1.000
Toronto Raptors 3 2016, 2017, 2018 14 3–0 1.000
Indiana Pacers 3 1998, 2017, 2018 15 2–1 .667
New York Knicks 3 1978, 1995, 1996 9 0–3 .000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1990 5 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 2007 4 0–1 .000
Orlando Magic 1 2009 6 0–1 .000
Totals 46 229 25–21 .543

Dallas Mavericks

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
San Antonio Spurs 6 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014 36 2–4 .333
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 1984, 1987, 2011, 2012, 2016 23 2–3 .400
Portland Trail Blazers 4 1985, 1990, 2003, 2011 20 2–2 .500
Los Angeles Lakers 4 1984, 1986, 1988, 2011 22 1–3 .250
Houston Rockets 3 1988, 2005, 2015 16 2–1 .667
Sacramento Kings 3 2002, 2003, 2004 17 1–2 .333
Utah Jazz 2 1986, 2001 9 2–0 1.000
Denver Nuggets 2 1988, 2009 11 1–1 .500
Phoenix Suns 2 2005, 2006 12 1–1 .500
Miami Heat 2 2006, 2011 12 1–1 .500
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 2002 3 1–0 1.000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 2006 4 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 2020 6 0–1 .000
Golden State Warriors 1 2007 6 0–1 .000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2008 5 0–1 .000
Totals 38 202 17–21 .447

Denver Nuggets

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
San Antonio Spurs 7 1983, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2019 33 2–5 .286
Los Angeles Lakers 7 1979, 1985, 1987, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2020 33 0–7 .000
Utah Jazz 5 1984, 1985, 1994, 2010, 2020 30 2–3 .400
Oklahoma City Thunder 4 1978, 1988, 1994, 2011 21 2–2 .500
Portland Trail Blazers 3 1977, 1986, 2019 17 1–2 .333
Phoenix Suns 3 1982, 1983, 1989 9 1–2 .333
Dallas Mavericks 2 1988, 2009 11 1–1 .500
Los Angeles Clippers 2 2006, 2020 12 1–1 .500
Milwaukee Bucks 1 1978 7 1–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2009 5 1–0 1.000
Houston Rockets 1 1986 6 0–1 .000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 2004 5 0–1 .000
Golden State Warriors 1 2013 6 0–1 .000
Totals 38 195 12–26 .316

Detroit Pistons

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 11 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1988, 1989, 2004 47 3–8 .273
Atlanta Hawks 8 1956, 1958, 1963, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1999 39 3–5 .375
Boston Celtics 8 1968, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2002, 2008 45 3–5 .375
Sacramento Kings 6 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1962 18 4–2 .667
Chicago Bulls 6 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2007 35 4–2 .667
Milwaukee Bucks 5 1976, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2019 21 4–1 .800
Philadelphia 76ers 4 1955, 2003, 2005, 2008 24 3–1 .750
Orlando Magic 4 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008 19 3–1 .750
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 2006, 2007, 2009, 2016 21 1–3 .250
Indiana Pacers 3 1990, 2004, 2005 15 3–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 3 1985, 2003, 2004 14 2–1 .667
New York Knicks 3 1984, 1990, 1992 15 1–2 .333
Miami Heat 3 2000, 2005, 2006 16 1–2 .333
Golden State Warriors 3 1956, 1976, 1977 14 0–3 .000
Washington Wizards 2 1987, 1988 8 2–0 1.000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 1990 5 1–0 1.000
Toronto Raptors 1 2002 5 1–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 1975 3 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 2005 7 0–1 .000
Chicago Stags 0 1 0–0 .000
Totals[nb 4] 77 372 39–38 .506

Golden State Warriors

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Philadelphia 76ers 10 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967 34 4–6 .400
Los Angeles Lakers 7 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1987, 1991 35 1–6 .143
Houston Rockets 4 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 23 4–0 1.000
Utah Jazz 4 1987, 1989, 2007, 2017 17 3–1 .750
San Antonio Spurs 4 1991, 2013, 2017, 2018 19 3–1 .750
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 22 3–1 .750
Boston Celtics 4 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 23 0–4 .000
Detroit Pistons 3 1956, 1976, 1977 14 3–0 1.000
Atlanta Hawks 3 1964, 1967, 1968 19 3–0 1.000
Portland Trail Blazers 3 2016, 2017, 2019 13 3–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 3 1975, 1992, 2016 17 2–1 .667
Milwaukee Bucks 3 1971, 1972, 1973 16 1–2 .333
Phoenix Suns 3 1976, 1989, 1994 15 0–3 .000
St. Louis Bombers 2 1947, 1948 10 2–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 2 2015, 2018 9 2–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 2 2014, 2019 13 1–1 .500
Chicago Stags 1 1947 5 1–0 1.000
New York Knicks 1 1947 2 1–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 1975 4 1–0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 1 1975 7 1–0 1.000
Dallas Mavericks 1 2007 6 1–0 1.000
Denver Nuggets 1 2013 6 1–0 1.000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 2015 6 1–0 1.000
Baltimore Bullets (original) 1 1948 6 0–1 .000
Washington Capitols 1 1949 2 0–1 .000
Toronto Raptors 1 2019 6 0–1 .000
Totals 71 349 42–29 .592

Houston Rockets

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Utah Jazz 9 1985, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2018, 2019 49 4–5 .444
Los Angeles Lakers 9 1981, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2020 40 3–6 .333
Oklahoma City Thunder 9 1982, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2013, 2017, 2020 49 3–6 .333
San Antonio Spurs 4 1980, 1981, 1995, 2017 22 3–1 .750
Portland Trail Blazers 4 1987, 1994, 2009, 2014 20 3–1 .750
Boston Celtics 4 1975, 1980, 1981, 1986 21 0–4 .000
Golden State Warriors 4 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 23 0–4 .000
Dallas Mavericks 3 1988, 2005, 2015 16 1–2 .333
New York Knicks 2 1975, 1994 10 2–0 1.000
Sacramento Kings 2 1981, 1986 8 2–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 2 1993, 2015 12 2–0 1.000
Phoenix Suns 2 1994, 1995 14 2–0 1.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 1997, 2018 8 2–0 1.000
Atlanta Hawks 2 1969, 1979 8 0–2 .000
Washington Wizards 1 1977 6 1–0 1.000
Denver Nuggets 1 1986 6 1–0 1.000
Orlando Magic 1 1995 4 1–0 1.000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1977 6 0–1 .000
Totals 62 322 30–32 .484

Indiana Pacers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
New York Knicks 7 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2013 41 4–3 .571
Atlanta Hawks 6 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014 31 4–2 .667
Boston Celtics 6 1991, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2019 29 2–4 .333
Miami Heat 5 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020 29 1–4 .200
Philadelphia 76ers 4 1981, 1999, 2000, 2001 16 2–2 .500
Orlando Magic 3 1994, 1995, 2012 15 2–1 .667
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 1998, 2017, 2018 15 1–2 .333
Detroit Pistons 3 1990, 2004, 2005 15 0–3 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 2 1999, 2000 8 2–0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 2 1998, 2011 12 0–2 .000
Brooklyn Nets 2 2002, 2006 11 0–2 .000
Washington Wizards 1 2014 6 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 2000 6 0–1 .000
Toronto Raptors 1 2016 7 0–1 .000
Totals 46 241 19–27 .413

Los Angeles Clippers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Utah Jazz 3 1992, 1997, 2017 15 0–3 .000
Denver Nuggets 2 2006, 2020 12 1–1 .500
Memphis Grizzlies 2 2012, 2013 13 1–1 .500
San Antonio Spurs 2 2012, 2015 11 1–1 .500
Golden State Warriors 2 2014, 2019 13 1–1 .500
Boston Celtics 2 1974, 1976 12 0–2 .000
Houston Rockets 2 1993, 2015 12 0–2 .000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1976 3 1–0 1.000
Dallas Mavericks 1 2020 6 1–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 1975 7 0–1 .000
Phoenix Suns 1 2006 7 0–1 .000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 2014 6 0–1 .000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 2016 6 0–1 .000
Totals 21 123 6–15 .286

Los Angeles Lakers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Portland Trail Blazers 12 1977, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2020 53 10–2 .833
Phoenix Suns 12 1970, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010 62 8–4 .667
San Antonio Spurs 12 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013 56 8–4 .667
Boston Celtics 12 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2008, 2010 74 3–9 .250
Detroit Pistons 11 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1988, 1989, 2004 47 8–3 .727
Atlanta Hawks 10 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970 56 5–5 .500
Sacramento Kings 9 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1984, 2000, 2001, 2002 37 8–1 .889
Oklahoma City Thunder 9 1978, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2010, 2012 41 6–3 .667
Houston Rockets 9 1981, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2020 40 6–3 .667
Denver Nuggets 7 1979, 1985, 1987, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2020 33 7–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 7 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1987, 1991 35 6–1 .857
Philadelphia 76ers 6 1950, 1954, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001 34 5–1 .833
Utah Jazz 6 1988, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010 31 4–2 .667
Chicago Bulls 5 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1991 28 4–1 .800
New York Knicks 5 1952, 1953, 1970, 1972, 1973 29 3–2 .600
Dallas Mavericks 4 1984, 1986, 1988, 2011 22 3–1 .750
Indianapolis Olympians 3 1951, 1952, 1953 7 3–0 1.000
Milwaukee Bucks 3 1971, 1972, 1974 16 1–2 .333
Chicago Stags 2 1949, 1950 4 2–0 1.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 2003, 2004 12 2–0 1.000
Washington Capitols 1 1949 6 1–0 1.000
Anderson Packers 1 1950 2 1–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 1965 6 1–0 1.000
Indiana Pacers 1 2000 6 1–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 1 2002 4 1–0 1.000
Orlando Magic 1 2009 5 1–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2011 6 1–0 1.000
Miami Heat 1 2020 6 1–0 1.000
Totals[nb 5] 153 758 109–44 .712

Memphis Grizzlies

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
San Antonio Spurs 5 2004, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 24 1–4 .200
Oklahoma City Thunder 3 2011, 2013, 2014 19 1–2 .333
Los Angeles Clippers 2 2012, 2013 13 1–1 .500
Portland Trail Blazers 2 2015, 2020 6 1–1 .500
Phoenix Suns 1 2005 4 0–1 .000
Dallas Mavericks 1 2006 4 0–1 .000
Golden State Warriors 1 2015 6 0–1 .000
Totals 15 76 4–11 .267

Miami Heat

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Chicago Bulls 7 1992, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013 31 3–4 .429
Indiana Pacers 5 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020 29 4–1 .800
New York Knicks 5 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012 29 2–3 .400
Boston Celtics 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020 23 3–1 .750
Brooklyn Nets 3 2005, 2006, 2014 14 3–0 1.000
Detroit Pistons 3 2000, 2005, 2006 16 2–1 .667
Charlotte Hornets 3 2001, 2014, 2016 14 2–1 .667
Milwaukee Bucks 2 2013, 2020 9 2–0 1.000
Dallas Mavericks 2 2006, 2011 12 1–1 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 2 2011, 2018 10 1–1 .500
San Antonio Spurs 2 2013, 2014 12 1–1 .500
Atlanta Hawks 2 1994, 2009 12 0–2 .000
Orlando Magic 1 1997 5 1–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2004 7 1–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 1 2005 4 1–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 2012 5 1–0 1.000
Toronto Raptors 1 2016 7 0–1 .000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 2020 6 0–1 .000
Totals 47 235 29–18 .617

Milwaukee Bucks

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Philadelphia 76ers 9 1970, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 2001 49 3–6 .333
Boston Celtics 7 1974, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 2018, 2019 39 2–5 .286
Detroit Pistons 5 1976, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2019 21 1–4 .200
Chicago Bulls 4 1974, 1985, 1990, 2015 18 2–2 .500
Atlanta Hawks 4 1984, 1988, 1989, 2010 22 2–2 .500
Golden State Warriors 3 1971, 1972, 1973 16 2–1 .667
Los Angeles Lakers 3 1971, 1972, 1974 16 2–1 .667
Brooklyn Nets 3 1984, 1986, 2003 15 2–1 .667
Orlando Magic 2 2001, 2020 9 2–0 1.000
Indiana Pacers 2 1999, 2000 8 0–2 .000
Miami Heat 2 2013, 2020 9 0–2 .000
Toronto Raptors 2 2017, 2019 12 0–2 .000
Washington Wizards 1 1971 4 1–0 1.000
Phoenix Suns 1 1978 2 1–0 1.000
Charlotte Hornets 1 2001 7 1–0 1.000
New York Knicks 1 1970 5 0–1 .000
Denver Nuggets 1 1978 7 0–1 .000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 1980 7 0–1 .000
Totals 52 266 21–31 .404

Minnesota Timberwolves

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Houston Rockets 2 1997, 2018 8 0–2 .000
San Antonio Spurs 2 1999, 2001 8 0–2 .000
Los Angeles Lakers 2 2003, 2004 12 0–2 .000
Denver Nuggets 1 2004 5 1–0 1.000
Sacramento Kings 1 2004 7 1–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 1998 5 0–1 .000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 2000 4 0–1 .000
Dallas Mavericks 1 2002 3 0–1 .000
Totals 11 52 2–9 .182

New Orleans Pelicans

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Golden State Warriors 2 2015, 2018 9 0–2 .000
Dallas Mavericks 1 2008 5 1–0 1.000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 2018 4 1–0 1.000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 2003 6 0–1 .000
Miami Heat 1 2004 7 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 2008 7 0–1 .000
Denver Nuggets 1 2009 5 0–1 .000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 2011 6 0–1 .000
Totals 9 49 2–7 .222

New York Knicks

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Boston Celtics 14 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013 67 7–7 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 9 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1968, 1978, 1983, 1989 34 3–6 .333
Indiana Pacers 7 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2013 41 3–4 .429
Chicago Bulls 7 1981, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 36 1–6 .143
Washington Wizards 6 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 36 5–1 .833
Miami Heat 5 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012 29 3–2 .600
Los Angeles Lakers 5 1952, 1953, 1970, 1972, 1973 29 2–3 .400
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 1978, 1995, 1996 9 3–0 1.000
Baltimore Bullets (original) 3 1948, 1949, 1953 8 2–1 .667
Brooklyn Nets 3 1983, 1994, 2004 10 2–1 .667
Detroit Pistons 3 1984, 1990, 1992 15 2–1 .667
Atlanta Hawks 2 1971, 1999 9 2–0 1.000
Charlotte Hornets 2 1993, 1997 8 2–0 1.000
Washington Capitols 2 1949, 1950 5 1–1 .500
Toronto Raptors 2 2000, 2001 8 1–1 .500
Houston Rockets 2 1975, 1994 10 0–2 .000
Cleveland Rebels 1 1947 3 1–0 1.000
Milwaukee Bucks 1 1970 5 1–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 1 1947 2 0–1 .000
Sacramento Kings 1 1951 7 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 1999 5 0–1 .000
Totals[nb 6] 80 376 41–39 .513

Oklahoma City Thunder

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Houston Rockets 9 1982, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2013, 2017, 2020 49 6–3 .667
Los Angeles Lakers 9 1978, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2010, 2012 41 3–6 .333
San Antonio Spurs 6 1982, 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2016 34 2–4 .333
Dallas Mavericks 5 1984, 1987, 2011, 2012, 2016 23 3–2 .600
Portland Trail Blazers 5 1978, 1980, 1983, 1991, 2019 21 2–3 .400
Utah Jazz 5 1992, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2018 28 2–3 .400
Phoenix Suns 4 1976, 1979, 1993, 1997 25 2–2 .500
Denver Nuggets 4 1978, 1988, 1994, 2011 21 2–2 .500
Memphis Grizzlies 3 2011, 2013, 2014 19 2–1 .667
Golden State Warriors 3 1975, 1992, 2016 17 1–2 .333
Sacramento Kings 2 1996, 2005 9 2–0 1.000
Washington Wizards 2 1978, 1979 12 1–1 .500
Detroit Pistons 1 1975 3 1–0 1.000
Milwaukee Bucks 1 1980 7 1–0 1.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 1998 5 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 2014 6 1–0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 1 1996 6 0–1 .000
Miami Heat 1 2012 5 0–1 .000
Totals 63 331 32–31 .508

Orlando Magic

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Detroit Pistons 4 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008 19 1–3 .250
Boston Celtics 3 1995, 2009, 2010 17 2–1 .667
Atlanta Hawks 3 1996, 2010, 2011 15 2–1 .667
Indiana Pacers 3 1994, 1995, 2012 15 1–2 .333
Chicago Bulls 2 1995, 1996 10 1–1 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 2 1999, 2009 10 1–1 .500
Charlotte Hornets 2 2002, 2010 8 1–1 .500
Toronto Raptors 2 2008, 2019 10 1–1 .500
Milwaukee Bucks 2 2001, 2020 9 0–2 .000
Cleveland Cavaliers 1 2009 6 1–0 1.000
Houston Rockets 1 1995 4 0–1 .000
Miami Heat 1 1997 5 0–1 .000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 2009 5 0–1 .000
Totals 27 133 11–16 .407

Philadelphia 76ers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Boston Celtics 21 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2012, 2018, 2020 109 7–14 .333
Golden State Warriors 10 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967 34 6–4 .600
New York Knicks 9 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1968, 1978, 1983, 1989 34 6–3 .667
Milwaukee Bucks 9 1970, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 2001 49 6–3 .667
Los Angeles Lakers 6 1950, 1954, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001 34 1–5 .167
Washington Wizards 5 1971, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1986 24 3–2 .600
Sacramento Kings 4 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 18 2–2 .500
Indiana Pacers 4 1981, 1999, 2000, 2001 16 2–2 .500
Detroit Pistons 4 1955, 2003, 2005, 2008 24 1–3 .250
Brooklyn Nets 3 1979, 1984, 2019 12 2–1 .667
Chicago Bulls 3 1990, 1991, 2012 16 1–2 .333
Atlanta Hawks 2 1980, 1982 7 2–0 1.000
Orlando Magic 2 1999, 2009 10 1–1 .500
Toronto Raptors 2 2001, 2019 14 1–1 .500
Miami Heat 2 2011, 2018 10 1–1 .500
Houston Rockets 1 1977 6 1–0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 1 1990 5 1–0 1.000
Charlotte Hornets 1 2000 4 1–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2003 6 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 1976 3 0–1 .000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 1977 6 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 1979 7 0–1 .000
Totals[nb 7] 93 448 46–47 .495

Phoenix Suns

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 12 1970, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010 62 4–8 .333
San Antonio Spurs 10 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 47 4–6 .400
Portland Trail Blazers 7 1979, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2010 31 4–3 .571
Oklahoma City Thunder 4 1976, 1979, 1993, 1997 25 2–2 .500
Sacramento Kings 4 1979, 1980, 1981, 2001 19 2–2 .500
Golden State Warriors 3 1976, 1989, 1994 15 3–0 1.000
Denver Nuggets 3 1982, 1983, 1989 9 2–1 .667
Utah Jazz 3 1984, 1990, 1991 15 2–1 .667
Dallas Mavericks 2 2005, 2006 12 1–1 .500
Houston Rockets 2 1994, 1995 14 0–2 .000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 2005 4 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 2006 7 1–0 1.000
Boston Celtics 1 1976 6 0–1 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 1 1978 2 0–1 .000
Chicago Bulls 1 1993 6 0–1 .000
Totals 55 274 26–29 .473

Portland Trail Blazers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 12 1977, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2020 53 2–10 .167
Phoenix Suns 7 1979, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2010 31 3–4 .429
Utah Jazz 6 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000 31 4–2 .667
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 1978, 1980, 1983, 1991, 2019 21 3–2 .600
Dallas Mavericks 4 1985, 1990, 2003, 2011 20 2–2 .500
Houston Rockets 4 1987, 1994, 2009, 2014 20 1–3 .250
San Antonio Spurs 4 1990, 1993, 1999, 2014 20 1–3 .250
Denver Nuggets 3 1977, 1986, 2019 17 2–1 .667
Golden State Warriors 3 2016, 2017, 2019 13 0–3 .000
Chicago Bulls 2 1977, 1992 9 1–1 .500
Memphis Grizzlies 2 2015, 2020 6 1–1 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1977 6 1–0 1.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 2000 4 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 2016 6 1–0 1.000
Sacramento Kings 1 1981 3 0–1 .000
Detroit Pistons 1 1990 5 0–1 .000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2018 4 0–1 .000
Totals 58 269 23–35 .397

Sacramento Kings

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 9 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1984, 2000, 2001, 2002 37 1–8 .111
Detroit Pistons 6 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1962 18 2–4 .333
Philadelphia 76ers 4 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 18 2–2 .500
Phoenix Suns 4 1979, 1980, 1981, 2001 19 2–2 .500
Utah Jazz 3 1999, 2002, 2003 14 2–1 .667
Dallas Mavericks 3 2002, 2003, 2004 17 2–1 .667
Boston Celtics 3 1963, 1964, 1966 17 0–3 .000
Houston Rockets 2 1981, 1986 8 0–2 .000
Oklahoma City Thunder 2 1996, 2005 9 0–2 .000
St. Louis Bombers 1 1949 2 1–0 1.000
New York Knicks 1 1951 7 1–0 1.000
Portland Trail Blazers 1 1981 3 1–0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 1 1975 6 0–1 .000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 2004 7 0–1 .000
San Antonio Spurs 1 2006 6 0–1 .000
Totals[nb 8] 42 188 14–28 .333

San Antonio Spurs

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 12 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013 56 4–8 .333
Phoenix Suns 10 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 47 6–4 .600
Denver Nuggets 7 1983, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005, 2007, 2019 33 5–2 .714
Oklahoma City Thunder 6 1982, 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2016 34 4–2 .667
Dallas Mavericks 6 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014 36 4–2 .667
Memphis Grizzlies 5 2004, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 24 4–1 .800
Utah Jazz 5 1994, 1996, 1998, 2007, 2012 24 2–3 .400
Portland Trail Blazers 4 1990, 1993, 1999, 2014 20 3–1 .750
Houston Rockets 4 1980, 1981, 1995, 2017 22 1–3 .250
Golden State Warriors 4 1991, 2013, 2017, 2018 19 1–3 .250
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 1999, 2001 8 2–0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 2 2012, 2015 11 1–1 .500
Miami Heat 2 2013, 2014 12 1–1 .500
Washington Wizards 2 1978, 1979 13 0–2 .000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1979 7 1–0 1.000
New York Knicks 1 1999 5 1–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 1 2003 6 1–0 1.000
Detroit Pistons 1 2005 7 1–0 1.000
Sacramento Kings 1 2006 6 1–0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 1 2007 4 1–0 1.000
New Orleans Pelicans 1 2008 7 1–0 1.000
Boston Celtics 1 1977 2 0–1 .000
Totals 79 403 45–34 .570

Toronto Raptors

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Brooklyn Nets 3 2007, 2014, 2020 17 1–2 .333
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 2016, 2017, 2018 14 0–3 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 2 2017, 2019 12 2–0 1.000
New York Knicks 2 2000, 2001 8 1–1 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 2 2001, 2019 14 1–1 .500
Orlando Magic 2 2008, 2019 10 1–1 .500
Washington Wizards 2 2015, 2018 10 1–1 .500
Indiana Pacers 1 2016 7 1–0 1.000
Miami Heat 1 2016 7 1–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 1 2019 6 1–0 1.000
Detroit Pistons 1 2002 5 0–1 .000
Boston Celtics 1 2020 7 0–1 .000
Totals 21 117 10–11 .476

Utah Jazz

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Houston Rockets 9 1985, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2018, 2019 49 5–4 .556
Portland Trail Blazers 6 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000 31 2–4 .333
Los Angeles Lakers 6 1988, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010 31 2–4 .333
Denver Nuggets 5 1984, 1985, 1994, 2010, 2020 30 3–2 .600
Oklahoma City Thunder 5 1992, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2018 28 3–2 .600
San Antonio Spurs 5 1994, 1996, 1998, 2007, 2012 24 3–2 .600
Golden State Warriors 4 1987, 1989, 2007, 2017 17 1–3 .250
Los Angeles Clippers 3 1992, 1997, 2017 15 3–0 1.000
Phoenix Suns 3 1984, 1990, 1991 15 1–2 .333
Sacramento Kings 3 1999, 2002, 2003 14 1–2 .333
Dallas Mavericks 2 1986, 2001 9 0–2 .000
Chicago Bulls 2 1997, 1998 12 0–2 .000
Totals 53 275 24–29 .453

Washington Wizards

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Atlanta Hawks 6 1965, 1966, 1978, 1979, 2015, 2017 28 4–2 .667
New York Knicks 6 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 36 1–5 .167
Philadelphia 76ers 5 1971, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1986 24 2–3 .400
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 1976, 1977, 2006, 2007, 2008 26 1–4 .200
Boston Celtics 4 1975, 1982, 1984, 2017 22 1–3 .250
Chicago Bulls 3 1997, 2005, 2014 14 2–1 .667
San Antonio Spurs 2 1978, 1979 13 2–0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 2 1978, 1979 12 1–1 .500
Toronto Raptors 2 2015, 2018 10 1–1 .500
Detroit Pistons 2 1987, 1988 8 0–2 .000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 1975 7 1–0 1.000
Brooklyn Nets 1 1982 2 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 1965 6 0–1 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 1 1971 4 0–1 .000
Golden State Warriors 1 1975 4 0–1 .000
Houston Rockets 1 1977 6 0–1 .000
Miami Heat 1 2005 4 0–1 .000
Indiana Pacers 1 2014 6 0–1 .000
Totals 45 232 17–28 .378

Defunct teams

Anderson Packers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Atlanta Hawks 1 1950 3 1–0 1.000
Indianapolis Olympians 1 1950 3 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 1950 2 0–1 .000
Totals 3 8 2–1 .667

Baltimore Bullets (original)

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
New York Knicks 3 1948, 1949, 1953 8 1–2 .333
Chicago Stags 1 1948 3 1–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 1 1948 6 1–0 1.000
Totals[nb 9] 5 17 3–2 .600

Chicago Stags

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 2 1949, 1950 4 0–2 .000
Washington Capitols 2 1947, 1948 7 2–0 1.000
Boston Celtics 1 1948 3 1–0 1.000
Golden State Warriors 1 1947 5 0–1 .000
Baltimore Bullets (original) 1 1948 3 0–1 .000
Detroit Pistons 0 1 0–0 .000
Totals[nb 10] 7 23 3–4 .429

Cleveland Rebels

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
New York Knicks 1 1947 3 0–1 .000
Totals 1 3 0–1 .000

Indianapolis Olympians

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Los Angeles Lakers 3 1951, 1952, 1953 7 0–3 .000
Sheboygan Red Skins 1 1950 3 1–0 1.000
Anderson Packers 1 1950 3 0–1 .000
Totals 5 13 1–4 .200

Sheboygan Red Skins

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Indianapolis Olympians 1 1950 3 0–1 .000
Totals 1 3 0–1 .000

St. Louis Bombers

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Golden State Warriors 2 1947, 1948 10 0–2 .000
Sacramento Kings 1 1949 2 0–1 .000
Totals 3 12 0–3 .000

Washington Capitols

Opponent S Occurrences GP Rec %
Chicago Stags 2 1947, 1948 7 0–2 .000
New York Knicks 2 1949, 1950 5 1–1 .500
Golden State Warriors 1 1949 2 1–0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 1 1949 6 0–1 .000
Totals 6 20 2–4 .333

Most frequent series

Rank Total Team Record Team First
occurrence
Last
occurrence
Franchise variants
1. 21[nb 11] Boston Celtics 14–7 Philadelphia 76ers 1953 2020 Boston (4–3) Syracuse
Boston (10–4) Philadelphia
2. 14[nb 12] Boston Celtics 7–7 New York Knicks 1951 2013
3. 12 Boston Celtics 10–2 Atlanta Hawks 1957 2016 Boston (3–1) St. Louis
Boston (7–1) Atlanta
12 Los Angeles Lakers 10–2 Portland Trail Blazers 1977 2020
12[nb 13] Los Angeles Lakers 9–3 Detroit Pistons 1950 2004 Minneapolis (4–1) Fort Wayne
Minneapolis (2–0) Detroit
Los Angeles (3–2) Detroit
12 Boston Celtics 9–3 Los Angeles Lakers 1959 2010 Boston (1–0) Minneapolis
Boston (8–3) Los Angeles
12 Los Angeles Lakers 8–4 Phoenix Suns 1970 2010
12 Los Angeles Lakers 8–4 San Antonio Spurs 1982 2013
9. 10 Philadelphia 76ers 6–4 Golden State Warriors 1950 1967 Syracuse (5–4) Phil. Warriors
Phil. 76ers (1–0) San Francisco
10 San Antonio Spurs 6–4 Phoenix Suns 1992 2010
10 Los Angeles Lakers 5–5 Atlanta Hawks 1956 1970 St. Louis (3–1) Minneapolis
St. Louis (2–2) Los Angeles
Los Angeles (2–0) Atlanta
13. 9[nb 14] Los Angeles Lakers 8–1 Sacramento Kings 1949 2002 Minneapolis (4–1) Rochester
Los Angeles (1–0) Kansas City
Los Angeles (3–0) Sacramento
9[nb 15] Philadelphia 76ers 6–3 New York Knicks 1950 1989 Syracuse (3–2) New York
Philadelphia (3–1) New York
9 Atlanta Hawks 6–3 Detroit Pistons 1956 1999 St. Louis (1–1) Fort Wayne
St. Louis (2–0) Detroit
Atlanta (3–2) Detroit
9 Philadelphia 76ers 6–3 Milwaukee Bucks 1970 2001
9 Los Angeles Lakers 6–3 Oklahoma City Thunder 1978 2012 Los Angeles (5–2) Seattle
Los Angeles (1–1) Oklahoma City
9 Los Angeles Lakers 6–3 Houston Rockets 1981 2020
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 6–3 Houston Rockets 1982 2020 Seattle (5–1) Houston
Houston (2–1) Oklahoma City
9 Utah Jazz 5–4 Houston Rockets 1985 2019
21. 8 Boston Celtics 5–3 Detroit Pistons 1968 2008
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 4–4 Boston Celtics 1976 2018

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Series featuring the Atlanta Hawks include series played as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949–1951), Milwaukee Hawks (1951–1955) and St. Louis Hawks (1955–1968); series featuring the Brooklyn Nets include series played as the New Jersey Nets (1977–2012); series featuring the Charlotte Hornets include series played as the Charlotte Bobcats (2004–2014); series featuring the Detroit Pistons include series played as the Fort Wayne Pistons (1948–1957); series featuring the Golden State Warriors include series played as the Philadelphia Warriors (1946–1962) and San Francisco Warriors (1962–1971); series featuring the Houston Rockets include series played as the San Diego Rockets (1967–1971); series featuring the Los Angeles Clippers include series played as the Buffalo Braves (1970–1978); series featuring the Los Angeles Lakers include series played as the Minneapolis Lakers (1948–1960); series featuring the New Orleans Pelicans include series played as the New Orleans Hornets (2002–2013); series featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder include series played as the Seattle SuperSonics (1967–2008); series featuring the Philadelphia 76ers include series played as the Syracuse Nationals (1949–1963); series featuring the Sacramento Kings include series played as the Rochester Royals (1948–1957), Cincinnati Royals (1957–1972), Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972–1975) and Kansas City Kings (1975–1985); series featuring the Washington Wizards include series played as the Baltimore Bullets (1963–1973), Capital Bullets (1973–1974) and Washington Bullets (1974–1997).
  2. ^ Games played totals against Minneapolis (Los Angeles Lakers) include a tiebreaker game from the 1956 and 1957 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against Fort Wayne (Detroit Pistons) include a tiebreaker game from the 1957 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  3. ^ Games played totals against Syracuse (Philadelphia 76ers) and New York include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  4. ^ Games played totals against Minneapolis (Los Angeles Lakers) and Rochester (Sacramento Kings) include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against St. Louis (Atlanta Hawks) include a tiebreaker game from the 1957 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against Chicago Stags include a tiebreaker game from the 1950 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  5. ^ Games played totals against Fort Wayne (Detroit Pistons) and Rochester (Sacramento Kings) include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against Rochester (Sacramento Kings) include a tiebreaker game from the 1950 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against St. Louis (Atlanta Hawks) include a tiebreaker game from the 1956 and 1957 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  6. ^ Games played totals against Boston and Syracuse (Philadelphia 76ers) include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  7. ^ Games played totals against Boston and New York include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  8. ^ Games played totals against Fort Wayne (Detroit Pistons) and Minneapolis (Los Angeles Lakers) include two round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs. Games played totals against Minneapolis (Los Angeles Lakers) include a tiebreaker game from the 1950 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  9. ^ Games played totals against Chicago Stags include a tiebreaker game from the 1948 BAA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  10. ^ Games played totals against Baltimore (original) include a tiebreaker game from the 1948 BAA playoffs. Games played totals against Fort Wayne (Detroit Pistons) include a tiebreaker game from the 1950 NBA playoffs. As these games were played only to determine playoff seeding, they are not considered to be a complete series and are not counted in the occurrences section or the total series win/loss records.
  11. ^ Including the round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs, both teams would have met 22 times.
  12. ^ Including the round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs, both teams would have met 15 times.
  13. ^ Including the round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs, both teams would have met 12 times.
  14. ^ Including the round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs, both teams would have met 10 times.
  15. ^ Including the round-robin games from the 1954 NBA playoffs, both teams would have met 10 times.
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