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NBA Finals 2019

NBA Finals is the best-of-seven championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA) between the Eastern and Western Conference Champions.


Prior to the merger in 1949 between the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL), this series was known as the BAA Finals. From 1950 to 1982, the series was given the name - NBA World Championship Series. It was then changed to Showdown till 1986 before finally settling on NBA Finals.


A total of 19 franchises have been victorious at the NBA Finals stage, led by the prestigious franchise of the Boston Celtics that has 17 titles to its name. The Los Angeles Lakers are in a close second spot with 16 championships, however, they do lead the way with respect to number of appearances in the NBA Finals - 31. It's not a huge difference but the Eastern Conference has bragging rights over their counterparts in the West having won more championships - 38 times via 10 different franchise as compared to 34 by 9 different teams.


Up until 1985, the Finals harbored a format of 2-2-1-1-1 with the first two games and the final game being played at the area of the team with the home court advantage (better regular season record). To reduce the cross country-travel and thus the load on the players, the format was switched to 2-3-2 with the first and the last two games being played at the arena of the team with the better regular season record.


From 2015 to 2018, the Finals' match-up has been the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are the only team to meet in the Finals, four years in a row, a testament to the competitive nature and greatness of this ongoing rivalry.


The 2019 NBA Finals will be played between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors with the latter appearing in the Finals for the first time in franchise history.

NBA History: 5 Greatest Toronto Raptors players since 2010
NBA History: 5 Greatest Toronto Raptors players since 2010
NBA News: Kevin Durant rubbishes reports claiming that the Warriors rushed him back
NBA News: Kevin Durant rubbishes reports claiming that the Warriors rushed him back
As the Raptors celebrate, is this the end of the super team era? 
As the Raptors celebrate, is this the end of the super team era? 
Golden State Warriors: Top 3 individual performances from the 2018-19 NBA season
Golden State Warriors: Top 3 individual performances from the 2018-19 NBA season
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking points from Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking points from Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6 MVP
Kawhi Leonard is the 2019 NBA Finals MVP as Toronto Raptors win their first championship
Kawhi Leonard is the 2019 NBA Finals MVP as Toronto Raptors win their first championship
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors Vs Toronto Raptors - Game 6 Predictions & Game 5 Highlights
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors Vs Toronto Raptors - Game 6 Predictions & Game 5 Highlights
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 6
NBA Finals 2019: Kevin Durant's injury and its multifold impact
NBA Finals 2019: Kevin Durant's injury and its multifold impact
NBA Finals 2019: 3 talking points from Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5 
NBA Finals 2019: 3 talking points from Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5 
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors Vs Toronto Raptors- Game 5 Predictions & Game 4 Highlights
NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors Vs Toronto Raptors- Game 5 Predictions & Game 4 Highlights
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking Points from Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking Points from Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4 MVP
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 4
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 3 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 3 MVP
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking points from Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 3
NBA Finals 2019: 3 Talking points from Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 3
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 3
NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors - Game 3
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NBA News Roundup, Tuesday June 4th: Kevin Durant to join Clippers? Klay Thompson injury update and more
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