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NBA Finals

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.

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NBA Finals 2019: Golden State Warriors Vs Toronto Raptors - Game 6 Predictions & Game 5 Highlights

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NBA Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5

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

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Opinion: Andrew Bogut's injury in the 2016 NBA Finals cost the Warriors, NOT Draymond Green's suspension

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Top 10 NBA Finals performances of All-Time

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5 Teams that were lucky to reach the NBA Finals

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Remembering Julius Erving's reverse lay-up: The greatest shot ever in NBA history?

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5 Legendary performances of Kobe Bryant in NBA Finals

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5 Memorable Games of Stephen Curry against the Cleveland Cavaliers

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NBA: Which championship shines the most for the Golden State Warriors?

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5 Youngest Finals MVP Winners in NBA History

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Top 5 Players with Most 3s in a Single Game in NBA Finals History

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NBA Finals: Ranking LeBron James' 5 best games against the Golden State Warriors

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NBA Free Agency 2018: The Re-Birth of an Old Rivalry - The LA Lakers & The Boston Celtics

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NBA Finals: Ranking the 10 Greatest Performances of the Warriors-Cavs Rivalry

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NBA Finals: Top 10 Moments of the Warriors-Cavs Rivalry 

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2018 NBA Finals - Reading Between The Lines

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Michael Jordan vs LeBron James: The 15-Year Comparison That Could End The GOAT Debate

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NBA: Why do we bother to watch anymore?

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Top 10 scorers of all-time in NBA Finals

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