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1. 1947 BAA Finals (1947)

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The 1947 BAA Finals was the championship round of playoffs following the inaugural Basketball Association of America's 1946-47 season. The Philadelphia Warriors faced the Chicago Stags for the inaugural championship.

Stars: Joe Fulks, Jerry Fleishman

2. 1984 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (1984– )

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The Boston Celtics faced the Milwaukee Bucks.

Stars: Al Albert, Tom Heinsohn, Jon McGlocklin, Dick Stockton

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3. The 1981 NBA Finals (1981)
Episode: Game 1 (1981)

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No one figured this series to be much of a Finals. Houston, in fact, had lost its previous dozen games to the Celtics, including a 4-0 series sweep in the previous years' playoffs. But ... See full summary »

Stars: Tiny Archibald, Larry Bird, M.L. Carr, Boston Celtics

4. 1982 NBA Finals (1982)
Episode: Game 1 (1982)

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Fresh from holding off the Celtics in the conference finals, the Sixers worked their offense to precision and held a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter 83-68. But, then, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Stockton, Bill Russell, Brent Musburger, Hubie Brown

5. The 1986 NBA Finals (1986)
Episode: Game 1 (1986)

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The "Twin Towers" Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon were saddled with foul trouble for much of the game. Sampson got three quick fouls just 4:45 into the game and scored only two points; ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Stockton, Tom Heinsohn, Pat O'Brien, Lesley Visser

6. The 1997 NBA Finals (1997)
Episode: Game 1 (1997)

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Despite injuring his foot in the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami, Scottie Pippen helped the Bulls to an 84-82 victory over Utah on Sunday. He scored 27 points while Jordan scored 31... See full summary »

Stars: Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone

7. The 1993 NBA Finals (1993)
Episode: Game 1 (1993)

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The Bulls defeat the Suns 100-92.

Stars: Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Phoenix Suns

8. 1947 BAA Finals (1947)
Episode: Game 1 (1947)

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Around 7,900 people attended Game 1. The Warriors led at halftime 34-20. Joe Fulks then scored 29 points in the second half, including 21 in the fourth quarter. Angelo Musi, a guard out of ... See full summary »

9. The 1980 NBA Finals (1980)
Episode: Game 1 (1980)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, playing on a mission and finally with an effective supporting cast around him, scored 33 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, and had six blocks and five assists on the way... See full summary »

10. The 1996 NBA Finals (1996)
Episode: Game 1 (1996)

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Although Chicago was not playing well offensively, they were able to compensate with superb defense. Chicago was leading only by 2 at the end of the third quarter, however in the final ... See full summary »

Stars: Marv Albert, Matt Guokas, Bill Walton, Ahmad Rashad

11. The 1994 NBA Finals (1994)
Episode: Game 1 (1994)

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The Houston Rockets defeat the New York Knicks 85-78 behind Hakeem Olajuwon's 28 points, Otis Thorpe's 16 rebounds, and Kenny Smith's 5 assists. The Knicks racked up 23 points from Patrick ... See full summary »

Stars: Marv Albert, Matt Guokas, Ahmad Rashad, Hannah Storm

12. The 1984 NBA Finals (1984)
Episode: Game 1 (1984)

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The Los Angeles Lakers win the Boston Celtics 115-109.

Stars: Dick Stockton, Tom Heinsohn, Pat O'Brien, Brent Musburger

13. The 1981 NBA Finals (1981)
Episode: Game 2 (1981)

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Malone would come up big in this game, scoring 31 points and pulling down another 15 boards. Bill Willoughby would add 14 off the bench to make up for poor shooting by Robert Reid (0 for 7)... See full summary »

14. 1982 NBA Finals (1982)
Episode: Game 2 (1982)

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In this game, Laker coach Pat Riley took a different defensive approach, assigning Magic Johnson to cover Julius Erving straight-up on defense. While Magic couldn't match the Doctor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Stockton, Bill Russell, Brent Musburger, Frank Glieber

15. The 1997 NBA Finals (1997)
Episode: Game 2 (1997)

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The Bulls simply dominated Game 2. After a hard-fought first quarter, the Bulls took control of the game with a 12-0 second-quarter run. Utah's 31 points in the first half was only one ... See full summary »

16. The 1969 NBA Finals (1969)
Episode: Game 2 (1969)

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The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Boston Celtics for Game 2 of the 1969 NBA Finals.

17. The 1983 NBA Finals (1983)
Episode: Game 2 (1983)

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The Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-93.

18. 1947 BAA Finals (1947)
Episode: Game 2 (1947)

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Fulks was not the scorer he was in Game 1, but he did not have to be, because five other Warrior players scored in double figures, including 18 points from forward Howie Dallmar and 16 from... See full summary »

19. The 1986 NBA Finals (1986)
Episode: Game 2 (1986)

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The third quarter again proved decisive for the Celtics, outscoring the Rockets 34-19 in the quarter. Sampson and Olajuwon combined for 32 points in the first half, but only seven in the ... See full summary »

20. The 1980 NBA Finals (1980)
Episode: Game 2 (1980)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar continued to dominate, with 38 points in Game 2. But, this time, he got very little help as the Laker break never got going. Julius Erving scored 12 points in the first ... See full summary »

21. The 1993 NBA Finals (1993)
Episode: Game 2 (1993)

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The Bulls defeat the Suns 111-108.

22. The 1994 NBA Finals (1994)
Episode: Game 2 (1994)

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The Knicks defeat the Rockets 91-83.

23. The 1996 NBA Finals (1996)
Episode: Game 2 (1996)

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Game two started well for Seattle with a 27-23 first quarter lead. However Seattle would once again lose the lead before halftime. Despite Shawn Kemp's 29 points and 13 rebounds, Chicago ... See full summary »

24. The 1984 NBA Finals (1984)
Episode: Game 2 (1984)

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The Celtics win 124-121 in overtime.

Stars: Dick Stockton, Tom Heinsohn, Pat O'Brien, Brent Musburger

25. The 1984 NBA Finals (1984)
Episode: Game 3 (1984)

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In Game 3, the Lakers raced to an easy 137-104 victory as Magic Johnson dished out 21 assists, an NBA Finals record. After the game, Larry Bird said his team played like "sissies" in an ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Stockton, Tom Heinsohn, Pat O'Brien, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

26. The 1997 NBA Finals (1997)
Episode: Game 3 (1997)

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Utah's fans welcomed their proud Western Conference champs with force. During the introductions of the Jazz's starting lineups, the Bulls players plugged their ears, due to the loud cheers ... See full summary »

27. The 1983 NBA Finals (1983)
Episode: Game 3 (1983)

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The Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-94.

28. The 1996 NBA Finals (1996)
Episode: Game 3 (1996)

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The Sonics suffered a 22-point blow-out on their return to Seattle, giving the Chicago Bulls a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 series lead. The Bulls were led by Jordan with 36 points, Rodman ... See full summary »

29. The 1986 NBA Finals (1986)
Episode: Game 3 (1986)

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The Rockets rallied from eight points down in the fourth quarter before escaping to a much-needed two-point win at home, despite another third quarter meltdown. Sampson and Olajuwon ... See full summary »

30. The 1980 NBA Finals (1980)
Episode: Game 3 (1980)

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With a split in L.A., the Sixers were hoping to take command of the series with the next two games in Philadelphia. The Lakers, however, ended those hopes by taking a 15-point lead in the ... See full summary »

31. The 1981 NBA Finals (1981)
Episode: Game 3 (1981)

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With the series back in Houston, Robert Reid, matched up with Larry Bird, would begin to garner attention for his defense on the Celtics star, holding him to three baskets and eight points.... See full summary »

32. 1982 NBA Finals (1982)
Episode: Game 3 (1982)

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Back at home at The Forum, the Lakers completely dominated Game 3. Norm Nixon scored 29 points as the Lakers marched to a 129-108 victory. Andrew Toney scored 36 and Julius Erving 21, but ... See full summary »

33. The 1993 NBA Finals (1993)
Episode: Game 3 (1993)

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The Suns defeat the Bulls 129-121 in triple overtime.

34. The 1994 NBA Finals (1994)
Episode: Game 3 (1994)

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The Houston Rockets defeat the New York Knicks 93-89 behind Hakeem Olajuwon's 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Knicks racked up 21 points from Derek Harper, 13 rebounds from ... See full summary »

35. The 1983 NBA Finals (1983)
Episode: Game 4 (1983)

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The Philadelphia 76ers win the 1983 NBA Finals.

36. The 1984 NBA Finals (1984)
Episode: Game 4 (1984)

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The Celtics win 129-125 in overtime.

37. The 1996 NBA Finals (1996)
Episode: Game 4 (1996)

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The SuperSonics win 107-86.

38. The 1986 NBA Finals (1986)
Episode: Game 4 (1986)

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Larry Bird's three-pointer with 2:26 remaining gave Boston the lead for good, while holding the Rockets to just one basket in the final four minutes, keyed by Kevin McHale's three forced ... See full summary »

39. The 1980 NBA Finals (1980)
Episode: Game 4 (1980)

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This game was a nip-and-tuck affair that was highlighted by Julius Erving's signature "Baseline Move" in the fourth quarter. The Sixers went on to even the series with a 105-102 win. Darryl... See full summary »

40. The 1981 NBA Finals (1981)
Episode: Game 4 (1981)

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Reid continued his air-tight defense on Bird, holding him to another eight points, while scoring 19 himself. The star of this game was Mike Dunleavy, Sr., who had 28 points. Malone would ... See full summary »

41. 1982 NBA Finals (1982)
Episode: Game 4 (1982)

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The Lakers controlled the tempo in Game 4 by going to their half-court game, passing down low to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. On the defensive end, they kept up the pressure with their zone trap. ... See full summary »

42. The 1993 NBA Finals (1993)
Episode: Game 4 (1993)

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The Bulls defeat the Suns 111-105.

43. The 1994 NBA Finals (1994)
Episode: Game 4 (1994)

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The New York Knicks win 91-82 to the Houston Rockets. Derek Harper scored 21 points, Charles Oakley grabbed 20 rebounds, and Derek Harper dished 5 assists in their win. Hakeem Olajuwon ... See full summary »

44. The 1984 NBA Finals (1984)
Episode: Game 5 (1984)

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In Game 5, the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead with a 121-103 victory, as Larry Bird scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The game was known as the "Heat Game", as it was played under ... See full summary »

45. The 1996 NBA Finals (1996)
Episode: Game 5 (1996)

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The SuperSonics win 89-78.

46. 1947 BAA Finals (1947)
Episode: Game 5 (1947)

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With less than a minute remaining, Howie Dallmar snapped an 80-80 tie by nailing a jump shot to seal the very first championship for the Warriors. With no days in between games in the same ... See full summary »

47. The 1986 NBA Finals (1986)
Episode: Game 5 (1986)

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The game was highlighted by Ralph Sampson's ejection early in the second quarter. With 9:40 remaining in the second, Sampson threw punches at the Celtics' reserve guard Jerry Sichting, 16 ... See full summary »

48. The 1980 NBA Finals (1980)
Episode: Game 5 (1980)

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Back at the Forum, the Lakers held a two-point lead late in the third quarter when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stepped on Lionel Hollins' foot as he was running upcourt after a Laker basket and ... See full summary »

49. The 1981 NBA Finals (1981)
Episode: Game 5 (1981)

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The Rockets had a losing regular season record at 40-42, but, up to Game 5, they showed they definitely belonged in the finals with the Celtics. So, no one could blame Moses Malone for ... See full summary »

50. 1982 NBA Finals (1982)
Episode: Game 5 (1982)

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Back in Philadelphia, the Sixers took out their frustrations and destroyed the Lakers, 135-102. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was held to just six points, a career playoff low, thanks to the spirited... See full summary »


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