The statistics below refer to series wins and losses, not individual games won and lost.
|#||Team||W||L||%||Most recent appearance||Most recent title||Notes|
|31||Los Angeles Lakers||16||15||.516||2010||2010||1 NBL title and 5 NBA titles as Minneapolis Lakers; 2 three-peats: one as Minneapolis from 1952–54 and one as Los Angeles from 2000–02. The Lakers have won 11 and lost 14 NBA Championships in Los Angeles.|
|21||Boston Celtics||17||4||.809||2010||2008||Won 8 straight titles from 1959–66. The first 13 titles were Brown Trophies, the rest being Larry O'Brien Championship Trophies.|
|9||Philadelphia 76ers||3||6||.333||2001||1983||1–2 as Syracuse Nationals.|
|8||New York Knicks||2||6||.250||1999||1973||In 1999, became first 8th playoff seed to ever reach Finals.|
|7||Detroit Pistons||3||4||.428||2005||2004||0–2 as Ft. Wayne Pistons. Only franchise to win a title in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s (decade).|
|6||Chicago Bulls||6||0||1.000||1998||1998||All with head coach Phil Jackson and players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Two three-peats: 1991–93 and 1996–98.|
|6||Golden State Warriors||3||3||.500||1975||1975||2–1 as Philadelphia Warriors; 0–2 as San Francisco Warriors; 1–0 as Golden State Warriors.|
|4||San Antonio Spurs||4||0||1.000||2007||2007||All with head coach Gregg Popovich and Power Forward/Center Tim Duncan. Won three championships in six years (2003, 2005, 2007).|
|4||Houston Rockets||2||2||.500||1995||1995||2 championships with center Hakeem Olajuwon (named MVP in both championship series) and coach Rudy Tomjanovich, championships were back to back.|
|4||Atlanta Hawks||1||3||.250||1961||1958||All appearances as St. Louis franchise.|
|4||Oklahoma City Thunder||1||3||.250||2012||1979||1-2 as the Seattle SuperSonics. Relocated to Oklahoma City for the 2008–09 NBA season.|
|4||Washington Wizards||1||3||.250||1979||1978||0–1 as Baltimore Bullets, 1–2 as Washington Bullets.|
|3||Miami Heat||2||1||.667||2012||2012||All with Dwyane Wade. Faced Mavericks in 2006 (won in six on the road) and 2011 (lost in six at home). Won the 2012 Finals 4-1 after losing the first game.|
|3||Portland Trail Blazers||1||2||.333||1992||1977||Lost Games 1 and 2 in Philadelphia, won four straight, three of those coming in Portland, led by UCLA legend and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton.|
|2||Dallas Mavericks||1||1||.500||2011||2011||Lost in the 2006 Finals and won in the 2011 Finals versus the Heat.|
|2||Milwaukee Bucks||1||1||.500||1974||1971||Won with Oscar Robertson and Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).|
|2||Brooklyn Nets||0||2||.000||2003||Never||Won 2 ABA titles in 1974 and 1976, and was defeated in 1972 ABA Finals as New York Nets. Appeared twice in NBA Finals as New Jersey Nets.|
|2||Orlando Magic||0||2||.000||2009||Never||Swept by the Rockets in 1995 and defeated in 2009 by the Lakers in a 4–1 series.|
|2||Utah Jazz||0||2||.000||1998||Never||Both with coach Jerry Sloan and players Karl Malone and John Stockton and against the Bulls.|
|1||Sacramento Kings||1||0||1.000||1951||1951||Won one NBL title in 1946. Won first appearance in NBA Finals as Rochester Royals.|
|1||Cleveland Cavaliers||0||1||.000||2007||Never||Were swept in their first and only appearance in the NBA Finals.|
|1||Indiana Pacers||0||1||.000||2000||Never||Team won three ABA championships (1970, 1972, 1973) and made two other ABA Finals appearances (1969, 1975).|
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