NBA Conference Finals

Le National Basketball Association Conference Finals sanciscono la conclusione dei Playoff NBA, quando le ultime due squadre della Eastern e Western Conference si scontrano. I vincitori delle Conference Finals ricevono un trofeo d'argento e avanzano alle NBA Finals.

StoriaModifica

Inizialmente, la BAA (primo nome della NBA) suddivise i suoi team in due division, Eastern Division e Western Division. Le Divisional Finals, furono giocate per la prima volta nel 1948: nei primi due anni della sua vita la Lega usava invece un formato di playoffs che prevedeva incroci tra le squadre di Division diverse. Nel 1949 l'NBA creò tre Division, aggiungendo la Central Division; tuttavia tale sistema durò solo quella stagione, tornando l'anno dopo al formato a due Division, che durò fino al 1970. Nel 1970 la lega creò due Conference (Western e Eastern), costituite ciascuna da due Division: nacquero così le Conference Finals. Le Conference Finals erano al meglio delle 3 gare nel 1949 e nel 1950, al meglio delle 5 fino al 1956 e dall'anno dopo all'attuale formato al meglio delle 7 partite.

Riassunto finaliModifica

LegendaModifica

^ Squadra vincitrice delle NBA Finals
Detentrice del miglior record di regular season

Eastern e Western Division / ConferenceModifica

Eastern Division / Conference Western Division / Conference
Finali di Division
Campione Finalista Risultato Anno Campione Finalista Risultato
Washington Capitols New York Knicks 2-1 1949 Minneapolis Lakers Rochester Royals 2-0
Syracuse Nationals New York Knicks 2-1 1950 Anderson Packers Indianapolis Olympians 2-1
New York Knicks Syracuse Nationals 3-2 1951 Rochester Royals Minneapolis Lakers 3-1
New York Knicks Syracuse Nationals 3-1 1952 Minneapolis Lakers Rochester Royals 3-1
New York Knicks Boston Celtics 3-1 1953 Minneapolis Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons 3-2
Syracuse Nationals Boston Celtics 2-0 1954 Minneapolis Lakers Rochester Royals 2-1
Syracuse Nationals Boston Celtics 3-1 1955 Fort Wayne Pistons Minneapolis Lakers 3-1
Philadelphia Warriors Syracuse Nationals 3-2 1956 Fort Wayne Pistons St. Louis Hawks 3-2
Boston Celtics Syracuse Nationals 3-0 1957 St. Louis Hawks Minneapolis Lakers 3-0
Boston Celtics Philadelphia Warriors 4-1 1958 St. Louis Hawks Detroit Pistons 4-1
Boston Celtics Syracuse Nationals 4-3 1959 Minneapolis Lakers St. Louis Hawks 4-2
Boston Celtics Philadelphia Warriors 4-2 1960 St. Louis Hawks Minneapolis Lakers 4-3
Boston Celtics Syracuse Nationals 4-1 1961 St. Louis Hawks Los Angeles Lakers 4-3
Boston Celtics Philadelphia Warriors 4-3 1962 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons 4-2
Boston Celtics Cincinnati Royals 4-3 1963 Los Angeles Lakers St. Louis Hawks 4-3
Boston Celtics Cincinnati Royals 4-1 1964 San Francisco Warriors St. Louis Hawks 4-3
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 1965 Los Angeles Lakers Baltimore Bullets 4-2
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 1966 Los Angeles Lakers St. Louis Hawks 4-3
Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics 4-1 1967 San Francisco Warriors St. Louis Hawks 4-2
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 1968 Los Angeles Lakers San Francisco Warriors 4-0
Boston Celtics New York Knicks 4-2 1969 Los Angeles Lakers Atlanta Hawks 4-1
New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 1970 Los Angeles Lakers Atlanta Hawks 4-0
Conference Finals
Campione Finalista Risultato Anno Campione Finalista Risultato
Baltimore Bullets New York Knicks 4-3 1971 Milwaukee Bucks Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
New York Knicks Boston Celtics 4-1 1972 Los Angeles Lakers Milwaukee Bucks 4-2
New York Knicks Boston Celtics 4-3 1973 Los Angeles Lakers Golden State Warriors 4-1
Boston Celtics New York Knicks 4-1 1974 Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls 4-0
Washington Bullets Boston Celtics 4-2 1975 Golden State Warriors Chicago Bulls 4-3
Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 1976 Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors 4-3
Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets 4-2 1977 Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
Washington Bullets Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 1978 Seattle SuperSonics Denver Nuggets 4-2
Washington Bullets San Antonio Spurs 4-3 1979 Seattle SuperSonics Phoenix Suns 4-3
Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics 4-1 1980 Los Angeles Lakers Seattle SuperSonics 4-1
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 1981 Houston Rockets Kansas City Kings 4-1
Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics 4-3 1982 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs 4-0
Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 1983 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs 4-2
Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 1984 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns 4-2
Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 1985 Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets 4-1
Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 1986 Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons 4-3 1987 Los Angeles Lakers Seattle SuperSonics 4-0
Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics 4-2 1988 Los Angeles Lakers Dallas Mavericks 4-3
Detroit Pistons Chicago Bulls 4-2 1989 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns 4-0
Detroit Pistons Chicago Bulls 4-3 1990 Portland Trail Blazers Phoenix Suns 4-2
Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons 4-0 1991 Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers 4-2
Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 1992 Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz 4-2
Chicago Bulls New York Knicks 4-2 1993 Phoenix Suns Seattle SuperSonics 4-3
New York Knicks Indiana Pacers 4-3 1994 Houston Rockets Utah Jazz 4-1
Orlando Magic Indiana Pacers 4-3 1995 Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs 4-2
Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic 4-0 1996 Seattle SuperSonics Utah Jazz 4-3
'Chicago Bulls Miami Heat 4-1 1997 Utah Jazz Houston Rockets 4-2
Chicago Bulls Indiana Pacers 4-3 1998 Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
New York Knicks' Indiana Pacers 4-2 1999 San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers 4-0
Indiana Pacers' New York Knicks 4-2 2000 Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers 4-3
Philadelphia 76ers' Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 2001 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs 4-0
New Jersey Nets Boston Celtics 4-2 2002 Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings 4-3
New Jersey Nets Detroit Pistons 4-0 2003 San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks 4-2
Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers 4-2 2004 Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves 4-2
Detroit Pistons Miami Heat 4-3 2005 San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns 4-1
Miami Heat Detroit Pistons 4-2 2006 Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns 4-2
Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons 4-2 2007 San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz 4-1
Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons 4-2 2008 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs 4-1
Orlando Magic Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 2009 Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets 4-2
Boston Celtics Orlando Magic 4-2 2010 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns 4-2
Miami Heat Chicago Bulls 4-1 2011 Dallas Mavericks Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1
Miami Heat Boston Celtics 4-3 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs 4-2
Miami Heat Indiana Pacers 4-3 2013 San Antonio Spurs Memphis Grizzlies 4-0
Miami Heat Indiana Pacers 4-2 2014 San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2
Cleveland Cavaliers Atlanta Hawks 4-0 2015 Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets 4-1
Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors 4-2 2016 Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder 4-3
Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics 4-1 2017 Golden State Warriors San Antonio Spurs 4-0
Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics 4-3 2018 Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets 4-3
Toronto Raptors Milwaukee Bucks 4-2 2019 Golden State Warriors Portland Trail Blazers 4-0
Miami Heat Boston Celtics 4-2 2020 Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets 4-1

Central DivisionModifica

Nel 1949 vi era la suddivisione in 3 Division: Western, Eastern e Central. Il formato dei playoff prevedeva quindi tre "Division Finals"; la squadra campione delle Eastern Finals (Syracuse Nationals) avrebbe affrontato nelle NBA Finals del 1950 la vincitrice della semifinale NBA tra i vincitori delle Central Division Finals (Minneapolis Lakers) e i campioni della Western Division (Anderson Packers) in una serie al meglio delle 3 partite. Tale formato durò solo per quella stagione NBA.

Divisional FinalsModifica

Anno Campione Finalista Risultato
1950 Minneapolis Lakers Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0

Risultati per squadraModifica

Squadra East West Central Total East West Central Totale Totale
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Campioni Finalisti
Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers 0 30 1 31 0 9 0 9 40
Boston Celtics 21 0 0 21 14 0 0 14 35
Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers 9 0 0 9 12 0 0 12 21
New York Knicks 8 0 0 8 7 0 0 7 15
Fort Wayne / Detroit Pistons 5 2 0 7 6 3 1 10 17
Chicago Bulls 6 0 0 6 2 2 0 4 10
St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks 0 4 0 4 0 8 0 8 12
Philadelphia / San Francisco / Golden State Warriors 1 3 0 4 3 3 0 6 10
San Antonio Spurs 0 6 0 6 1 7 0 8 14
Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder 0 4 0 4 0 6 0 6 10
Houston Rockets 0 4 0 4 1 2 0 3 3
Baltimore / Washington Bullets (attualmente Washington Wizards) 4 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 5
Portland Trail Blazers 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 6
Phoenix Suns 0 2 0 2 0 7 0 7 9
Milwaukee Bucks 0 2 0 2 5 1 0 6 8
Utah Jazz 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 4 6
Orlando Magic 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 4
New Jersey Nets 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Rochester / Cincinnati Royals /
Kansas City / Sacramento Kings
0 1 0 1 2 5 0 7 8
Indiana Pacers 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 7 8
Miami Heat 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 6
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 0 0 5 3 0 0 3 8
Dallas Mavericks 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 4
Anderson Packers (scomparsa nel 1950) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Washington Capitols (scomparsa nel 1951) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Denver Nuggets 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3
Indianapolis Olympians (scomparsa nel 1953) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Minnesota Timberwolves 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Memphis Grizzlies 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Toronto Raptors 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
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