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List of NBA champions: Boston has won most titles

June 14, 2019 10:42 IST

Toronto Raptors players kiss the Larry O'Brien Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors to win the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Thursday

IMAGE: Toronto Raptors players kiss the Larry O'Brien Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors to win the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Thursday. Photograph: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors 4-2 to win the NBA Championships for the first time in the franchise's 24-year history.

Boston Celtics is the most successful franchise in the NBA with 17 titles to their credit with LA Lakers close behind with 16 titles.

 

Here is the list of National Basketball Association champions (best-of-seven series:

2019 - Toronto Raptors def. GoldenState Warriors 4-2

2018 - GoldenState Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0

2017 - GoldenState Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1

2016 - Cleveland Cavaliers def. GoldenState Warriors 4-3

2015 - GoldenState Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2

2014 - San Antonio Spurs def. Miami Heat 4-1

2013 - Miami Heat def. San Antonio Spurs 4-3

2012 - Miami Heat def. Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 

2011 - Dallas Mavericks def. Miami Heat 4-2

2010 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-3

 2009 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Orlando Magic 4-1

 2008 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2

 2007 - San Antonio Spurs def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0

 2006 - Miami Heat def. Dallas Mavericks 4-2

 2005 - San Antonio Spurs def. Detroit Pistons 4-3

 2004 - Detroit Pistons def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1

 2003 - San Antonio Spurs def. New Jersey Nets 4-2

 2002 - Los Angeles Lakers def. New Jersey Nets 4-0

 2001 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-1

 2000 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Indiana Pacers 4-2

 1999 - San Antonio Spurs def. New York Knicks 4-1

 1998 - Chicago Bulls def. Utah Jazz 4-2

 1997 - Chicago Bulls def. Utah Jazz 4-2

 1996 - Chicago Bulls def. Seattle SuperSonics 4-2

 1995 - Houston Rockets def. Orlando Magic 4-0

 1994 - Houston Rockets def. New York Knicks 4-3

 1993 - Chicago Bulls def. Phoenix Suns 4-2

 1992 - Chicago Bulls def. Portland Trail Blazers 4-2

 1991 - Chicago Bulls def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1

 1990 - Detroit Pistons def. Portland Trail Blazers 4-1

 1989 - Detroit Pistons def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-0

 1988 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Detroit Pistons 4-3

 1987 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-2

 1986 - Boston Celtics def. Houston Rockets 4-2

 1985 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-2

 1984 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3

 1983 - Philadelphia 76ers def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-0

 1982 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2

 1981 - Boston Celtics def. Houston Rockets 4-2

 1980 - Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2

 1979 - Seattle SuperSonics def. Washington Bullets 4-1

 1978 - Washington Bullets def. Seattle SuperSonics 4-3

 1977 - Portland Trail Blazers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2

 1976 - Boston Celtics def. Phoenix Suns 4-2

 1975 - GoldenState Warriors def. Washington Bullets 4-0

 1974 - Boston Celtics def. Milwaukee Bucks 4-3

 1973 - New York Knicks def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1

 1972 - Los Angeles Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-1

 1971 - Milwaukee Bucks def. Baltimore Bullets 4-0

 1970 - New York Knicks def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3

 1969 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3

 1968 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2

 1967 - Philadelphia 76ers def. San Francisco Warriors 4-2

 1966 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3

 1965 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1

 1964 - Boston Celtics def. San Francisco Warriors 4-1

 1963 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2

 1962 - Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3

 1961 - Boston Celtics def. St Louis Hawks 4-1

 1960 - Boston Celtics def. St Louis Hawks 4-3

 1959 - Boston Celtics def. Minneapolis Lakers 4-0

 1958 - St Louis Hawks def. Boston Celtics 4-2

 1957 - Boston Celtics def. St Louis Hawks 4-3

 1956 - Philadelphia Warriors def. Fort Wayne Pistons 4-1

 1955 - Syracuse Nationals def. Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3

 1954 - Minneapolis Lakers def. Syracuse Nationals 4-3

 1953 - Minneapolis Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-1

 1952 - Minneapolis Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-3

 1951 - Rochester Royals def. New York Knicks 4-3

 1950 - Minneapolis Lakers def. Syracuse Nationals 4-2.

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