List of NBA franchise post-season streaks

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This is a list of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise post-season appearance streaks. This list includes the all-time and the active consecutive playoffs appearance. Aside from the NBA Playoff appearance streaks, this list also includes the NBA Finals appearance streak and the NBA championships win streak.

The San Antonio Spurs hold the longest active consecutive playoffs appearance with 17 appearances, starting in the 1998 NBA Playoffs. The Spurs have won five NBA championships during the streak. The Philadelphia 76ers (formerly known as Syracuse Nationals) hold the longest all-time consecutive playoffs appearance with 22 appearances during 1950 and 1971. The 76ers won two NBA championships during the streak. The Boston Celtics hold the longest consecutive NBA Finals appearance streak with ten appearances between 1957 and 1966. During the streak, the Celtics won eight consecutive NBA championships—also an NBA record.

Active streaks[edit]

NBA Playoffs appearance streaks[edit]

0^0 Longest streak in team history
0~0 Tied for longest streak in team history
2014 Playoffs [1]
Streak Team NBA Playoffs
appearance streak
NBA championships won
during streak
Reference
17 seasons San Antonio Spurs^ 19982014 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) [2]
7 seasons Atlanta Hawks 20082014 [3]
6 seasons Miami Heat~ 20092014 2 (2012-2013) [4]
6 seasons Chicago Bulls 20092014 [5]
5 seasons Oklahoma City Thunder 20102014 [6]
4 seasons Indiana Pacers 20112014 [7]
4 seasons Memphis Grizzlies^ 20112014 [8]
3 seasons Los Angeles Clippers~ 20122014 [9]
2 seasons Brooklyn Nets 20132014 [10]
2 season Houston Rockets 20132014 [11]
2 season Golden State Warriors 20132014 [12]
1 season Toronto Raptors 2014 [13]
1 season Washington Wizards 2014 [14]
1 season Charlotte Hornets[A] 2014 [15]
1 season Portland Trail Blazers 2014 [16]
1 season Dallas Mavericks 2014 [17]
  • A The Charlotte Hornets' current playoff berth was as the Charlotte Bobcats. The original Hornets had a three year streak before moving to New Orleans (becoming the current New Orleans Pelicans) in 2002.

NBA Playoffs series win streaks[edit]

This is a list of teams that have consecutive seasons with a playoff series win.

Series win streaks up to 2014 playoffs.
0^0 Longest streak in team history
0~0 Tied for longest streak in team history
Consecutive seasons with a series win
Streak Team NBA Playoffs
series win streak
NBA championships won
during streak
Reference
4 seasons Miami Heat ^ 20112014 2 (2012-2013) [4]
4 seasons Oklahoma City Thunder ^ 20112014 [6]
3 seasons Indiana Pacers 20122014 [7]
3 seasons San Antonio Spurs 20122014 1 (2014) [2]
1 season Washington Wizards 2014 [14]
1 season Portland Trail Blazers 2014 [16]
1 season Los Angeles Clippers ~ 2014 [9]
1 season Brooklyn Nets 2014 [10]

All-time streaks[edit]

NBA Playoffs appearance streaks[edit]

Appearance streaks up to 2014 NBA Playoffs.
0^0 Denotes active streak
Streak Team NBA Playoffs
appearance streak
NBA championships won
during streak
Reference
22 seasons Syracuse Nationals
Philadelphia 76ers
19501963
19641971
2 (1955, 1967) [18]
21 seasons Portland Trail Blazers 19832003 [16]
20 seasons Utah Jazz 19842003 [19]
19 seasons Boston Celtics 19511969 11 (1957, 19591966, 1968, 1969) [20]
17 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19771993 5 (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) [21]
17 seasons San Antonio Spurs^ 19982014 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) [2]
16 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
19591960
19611974
1 (1972) [21]
14 seasons Detroit PistonsFort Wayne Pistons
Detroit Pistons
19501957
19581963
[22]
14 seasons Boston Celtics 19801993 3 (1981, 1984, 1986) [20]
14 seasons Chicago Bulls 19851998 6 (19911993, 19961998) [5]
14 seasons New York Knicks 19882001 [23]
13 seasons Phoenix Suns 19892001 [24]
12 seasons Washington WizardsBaltimore Bullets
Capitol Bullets
Washington Bullets
19691973
1974
19751980
1 (1978) [14]
12 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 19761987 1 (1983) [18]
12 seasons Milwaukee Bucks 19801991 [25]
12 seasons Dallas Mavericks 20012012 1 (2011) [17]
11 seasons Atlanta HawksSt. Louis Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
19631968
19691973
[3]

NBA Finals appearance streaks[edit]

Appearance streaks up to and including the 2014 NBA Playoffs
0^0 Denotes active streak
Streak Team NBA Finals
appearance streak
NBA championships won
during streak
Reference
10 seasons Boston Celtics 19571966 9 (1957, 1959–1966) [20]
4 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19821985 2 (1982, 1985) [21]
4 seasons Boston Celtics 19841987 2 (1984, 1986) [20]
4 seasons Miami Heat ^ 20112014 2 (2012-2013) [4]
3 seasons New York Knicks 19511953 [23]
3 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 19521954 3 (1952–1954) [21]
3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19681970 [21]
3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19871989 2 (1987–1988) [21]
3 seasons Detroit Pistons 19881990 2 (1989–1990) [22]
3 seasons Chicago Bulls 19911993 3 (1991–1993) [5]
3 seasons Chicago Bulls 19961998 3 (1996–1998) [5]
3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 20002002 3 (2000–2002) [21]
3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 20082010 2 (2009–2010) [21]
2 seasons Philadelphia Warriors 19471948 1 (1947) [12]
2 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 19491950 2 (1949, 1950) [21]
2 seasons Syracuse Nationals 19541955 1 (1955) [18]
2 seasons Fort Wayne Pistons 19551956 1 (1956) [22]
2 seasons St. Louis Hawks 19571958 1 (1958) [3]
2 seasons St. Louis Hawks 19601961 [3]
2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19621963 [21]
2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19651966 [21]
2 seasons Boston Celtics 19681969 2 (1968-1969) [20]
2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 19721973 1 (1972) [21]
2 seasons New York Knicks 19721973 1 (1973) [23]
2 seasons Washington Bullets 19781979 1 (1978) [14]
2 seasons Seattle SuperSonics 19781979 1 (1979) [6]
2 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 19821983 1 (1983) [18]
2 seasons Detroit Pistons 19891990 2 (1989, 1990) [22]
2 seasons Houston Rockets 19941995 2 (1994, 1995) [11]
2 seasons Utah Jazz 19971998 [19]
2 seasons New Jersey Nets 20022003 [10]
2 seasons Detroit Pistons 20042005 1 (2004) [22]
2 seasons San Antonio Spurs ^ 20132014 1 (2014) [2]

NBA championships win streaks[edit]

Championship streaks up to and including the 2014 NBA Playoffs
0^0 Denotes active streak
Streak Team NBA championships
win streak
Reference
8 championships Boston Celtics 19591966 [20]
3 championships Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 19521954 [21]
3 championships Chicago Bulls 19911993 [5]
3 championships Chicago Bulls 19961998 [5]
3 championships Los Angeles Lakers 20002002 [21]
2 championships Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 19491950 [21]
2 championships Boston Celtics 19681969 [20]
2 championships Los Angeles Lakers 19871988 [21]
2 championships Detroit Pistons 19891990 [22]
2 championships Houston Rockets 19941995 [11]
2 championships Los Angeles Lakers 20092010 [21]
2 championships Miami Heat 20122013 [4]

References[edit]

General
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Specific
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  6. ^ a b c "Oklahoma City Thunder". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Indiana Pacers". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Los Angeles Clippers". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Brooklyn Nets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Golden State Warriors". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Toronto Raptors". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Washington Wizards". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Charlotte Bobcats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c "Portland Trail Blazers". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Dallas Mavericks". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Philadelphia 76ers". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  19. ^ a b "Utah Jazz". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
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  22. ^ a b c d e f "Detroit Pistons". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  23. ^ a b c "New York Knicks". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Phoenix Suns". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 

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