List of NBA franchise post-season droughts

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This is a list of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise post-season appearance droughts. This list includes the all-time and the active consecutive non-playoffs. Aside from the NBA playoff appearance droughts, this list also includes droughts of series wins, appearances in the NBA Finals and NBA championship wins. The teams which have never made an NBA Playoffs appearance, an NBA Finals appearance and have never won an NBA championship are listed from the year they entered the league.

Of the 30 current NBA franchises, 12 have never won the NBA championship. The oldest such franchise is the Suns (48 seasons), while the Royals/Kings and the Hawks have even longer championship droughts (65 and 58 seasons, respectively). Only seven (7) franchises have never been to the NBA Finals, the highest number among the major North American sports.[1] The oldest such team is the Braves/Clippers franchise (45 seasons); the Kings and the Hawks have appearance droughts that are even longer (65 and 58 seasons, respectively). The longest a franchise has gone without appearing in the playoffs at all is 15 seasons: the Braves/Clippers franchise from 1977 to 1991.

Of the 18 franchises that have won an NBA championship, 8 have droughts of 33 seasons or more, which is to say that the past 33 championships have been shared among only 10 franchises: the Lakers (8), the Bulls (6), the Spurs (5), the Celtics (3), the Pistons (3), the Heat (3), the Rockets (2), the Mavericks (1), the Warriors (1), and the Cavaliers (1). By contrast, the other three major North American sports have each had at least 15 franchises become champions over the same period of time.[2][3]

Active droughts[edit]

NBA Playoffs appearance droughts[edit]

Appearance droughts updated through the 2016 playoffs.
Playoff picture at NBA.com[4]
^ Longest drought in team history
Tied for longest drought in team history
Seasons Team Last earned appearance
in NBA playoffs
Reference
12 Minnesota Timberwolves^ 2004 Western Finals [5]
10 Sacramento Kings ^ 2006 First Round [6]
6 Phoenix Suns ^ 2010 Western Finals [7]
4 Philadelphia 76ers 2012 Eastern Semifinals [8]
4 Orlando Magic 2012 First Round [9]
4 Utah Jazz 2012 First Round [10]
3 Los Angeles Lakers ^ 2013 First Round [11]
3 Denver Nuggets 2013 First Round [12]
3 New York Knicks 2013 Eastern Semifinals [13]
1 Brooklyn Nets 2015 First Round [14]
1 Milwaukee Bucks 2015 First Round [15]
1 New Orleans Pelicans 2015 First Round [16]
1 Washington Wizards 2015 Eastern Semifinals [17]
1 Chicago Bulls 2015 Eastern Semifinals [18]
2016 Playoff teams
Charlotte Hornets 2016 First Round [19]
Boston Celtics 2016 First Round [20]
Indiana Pacers 2016 First Round [21]
Detroit Pistons 2016 First Round [22]
Memphis Grizzlies 2016 First Round [23]
Dallas Mavericks 2016 First Round [24]
Houston Rockets 2016 First Round [25]
Los Angeles Clippers 2016 First Round [26]
Atlanta Hawks 2016 Eastern Semifinals [27]
Miami Heat 2016 Eastern Semifinals [28]
San Antonio Spurs 2016 Western Semifinals [29]
Portland Trail Blazers 2016 Western Semifinals [30]
Toronto Raptors 2016 Eastern Finals [31]
Oklahoma City Thunder 2016 Western Finals [32]
Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Finals [33]
Golden State Warriors 2016 NBA Finals [34]

NBA Playoffs series win droughts[edit]

Droughts updated through the 2016 playoffs.'
Playoff picture at NBA.com[4]
0^0 Longest drought in team history
00 Tied for Longest drought in team history
00 Most consecutive series losses in team history
0§0 Equals most consecutive series losses in team history
Current Playoff series Loss Streak
Team Last series win
in NBA Playoffs
Seasons
Since Win
Losing
Streak
Series Losses - Teams Ref
Milwaukee Bucks ^ 2001 Eastern Semifinals 15 7 ♦ 2001 Philadelphia
2003 New Jersey Nets 00
2004 Detroit
2006 Detroit
2010 Atlanta
2013 Miami
2015 Chicago
[15]
Charlotte Hornets ^ 2002 Eastern First Round 12[a] 4 ♦ 2002 New Jersey Nets
2010 Orlando
2014 Miami
2016 Miami
[19]
Sacramento Kings 2004 Western First Round 12 3 2004 Minnesota
2005 Seattle
2006 San Antonio
[6]
Minnesota Timberwolves 2004 Western Semifinals 12 1 2004 Los Angeles Lakers [5]
New Orleans Pelicans ^ 2008 Western First Round 8 4 ♦ 2008 San Antonio
2009 Denver
2011 Los Angeles Lakers
2015 Golden State
[16]
Detroit Pistons 2008 Eastern Semifinals 8 3 2008 Boston
2009 Cleveland
2016 Cleveland
[22]
Denver Nuggets 2009 Western Semifinals 7 5 2009 Los Angeles Lakers
2010 Utah
2011 Oklahoma City
2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2013 Golden State
[12]
Utah Jazz 2010 Western First Round 6 2 2010 Los Angeles Lakers
2012 San Antonio
[10]
Orlando Magic 2010 Eastern Semifinals 6 3 2010 Boston
2011 Atlanta
2012 Indiana
[9]
Phoenix Suns 2010 Western Semifinals 6 1 2010 Los Angeles Lakers [7]
Dallas Mavericks 2011 Finals 5 4 ♦ 2012 Oklahoma City
2014 San Antonio
2015 Houston
2016 Oklahoma City
[24]
Philadelphia 76ers 2012 Eastern First Round 4 1 2012 Boston [8]
Los Angeles Lakers 2012 Western First Round 4 2 2012 Oklahoma City
2013 San Antonio
[11]
Boston Celtics 2012 Eastern Semifinals 4 4 ♦ 2012 Miami
2013 New York
2015 Cleveland
2016 Atlanta
[20]
New York Knicks 2013 Eastern First Round 3 1 2013 Indiana [13]
Brooklyn Nets 2014 Eastern First Round 2 2 2014 Miami
2015 Atlanta
[14]
Indiana Pacers 2014 Eastern Semifinals 2 2 2014 Miami
2016 Toronto
[21]
Chicago Bulls 2015 Eastern First Round 1 1 2015 Cleveland [18]
Washington Wizards 2015 Eastern First Round 1 1 2015 Atlanta [17]
Memphis Grizzlies 2015 Western First Round 1 2 2015 Golden State
2016 San Antonio Spurs
[23]
Los Angeles Clippers 2015 Western First Round 1 2 2015 Houston
2016 Portland
[26]
Houston Rockets 2015 Western Semifinals 1 2 2015 Golden State
2016 Golden State
[25]
z 30002016 Playoff Series 0 Winners 3000 3000
Atlanta Hawks 2016 Eastern First Round 1 2016 Cleveland [27]
Portland Trail Blazers 2016 Western First Round 1 2016 Golden State [30]
San Antonio Spurs 2016 Western First Round 1 2016 Oklahoma City [29]
Miami Heat 2016 Eastern First Round 1 2016 Toronto [28]
Toronto Raptors 2016 Eastern Semifinals 1 2016 Cleveland [31]
Oklahoma City Thunder 2016 Western Semifinals 1 2016 Golden State [29]
Golden State Warriors 2016 Western Finals 1 2016 Cleveland [34]
Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Finals 0 4 series win streak [33]
Team Last series win
in NBA Playoffs
Seasons
Since win
Losing
Streak
Series Losses - Teams Ref

a Charlotte was inactive for 2 years following the 2001–02 season.

NBA Division Championship droughts[edit]

Updated through the 2015-16 season.

0^0 Longest drought in team history
00 Tied for Longest drought in team history
00 2015-16 Division Champion

Left click once on Seasons since win column heading then once on Division column heading
to show teams listed in order of division championships.

Franchise Most recent title Division Seasons since win
Washington Wizards ^ 1978–79 Southeast 37
Charlotte Hornets ^ None Southeast 26
Memphis Grizzlies ^ None Southwest 21
Philadelphia 76ers ^ 2000–01 Atlantic 15
Milwaukee Bucks 2000–01 Central 15
Sacramento Kings 2002–03 Pacific 13
Minnesota Timberwolves 2003–04 Northwest 12
Brooklyn Nets 2005–06 Atlantic 10
Phoenix Suns 2006–07 Pacific 9
New Orleans Pelicans ^ 2007–08 Southwest 8
Utah Jazz 2007–08 Northwest 8
Detroit Pistons 2007–08 Central 8
Orlando Magic 2009–10 Southeast 6
Dallas Mavericks 2009–10 Southwest 6
Denver Nuggets 2009–10 Northwest 6
Los Angeles Lakers 2011–12 Pacific 4
Boston Celtics 2011–12 Atlantic 4
Chicago Bulls 2011–12 Central 4
New York Knicks 2012–13 Atlantic 3
Indiana Pacers 2013–14 Central 2
Los Angeles Clippers 2013–14 Pacific 2
Houston Rockets 2014–15 Southwest 1
Portland Trail Blazers 2014–15 Northwest 1
Atlanta Hawks 2014–15 Southeast 1
Miami Heat 2015–16 Southeast
Toronto Raptors 2015–16 Atlantic
Cleveland Cavaliers 2015–16 Central
Oklahoma City Thunder 2015–16 Northwest
Golden State Warriors 2015–16 Pacific
San Antonio Spurs 2015–16 Southwest

NBA Conference Finals appearance droughts[edit]

^ Longest drought in team history
Tied for longest drought in team history
Seasons Team Last appearance
in Conference Finals
Result Reference
46 Los Angeles Clippers ^ Never z [26]
37 Washington Wizards ^[c] 1979 Won vs. San Antonio [17]
26 Charlotte Hornets ^ Never z [19]
16 Portland Trail Blazers ^ 2000 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [30]
16 New York Knicks 2000 Lost vs. Indiana [13]
15 Milwaukee Bucks ^ 2001 Lost vs. Phil0Lost vs. Philadelphia0 [15]
15 Philadelphia 76ers 2001 Won vs. Milwaukee [8]
14 Sacramento Kings 2002 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [6]
14 New Orleans Pelicans ^ Never z [16]
13 Brooklyn Nets [d] 2003 Won vs. Detroit [14]
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 2004 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [5]
9 Utah Jazz 2007 Lost vs. San Antonio [10]
8 Detroit Pistons 2008 Lost vs. Boston [22]
7 Denver Nuggets 2009 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [12]
6 Orlando Magic 2010 Lost vs. Boston [9]
6 Phoenix Suns 2010 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [7]
6 Los Angeles Lakers 2010 Won vs. Phoenix [11]
5 Chicago Bulls 2011 Lost vs. Miami [18]
5 Dallas Mavericks 2011 Won vs. Oklahoma0Won vs. Oklahoma City0 [24]
4 Boston Celtics 2012 Lost vs. Miami [20]
3 Memphis Grizzlies 2013 Lost vs. San Antonio [23]
2 Miami Heat 2014 Won vs. Indiana [28]
2 Indiana Pacers 2014 Lost vs. Miami [21]
2 San Antonio Spurs 2014 Won vs. Oklahoma City [29]
.75 1 Atlanta Hawks 2015 Lost vs. Cleveland [27]
.75 1 Houston Rockets 2015 Lost vs. Golden State [25]
1.5 Z2016 Conference Finalists zzz
.75 Toronto Raptors 2016 Lost vs. Cleveland [31]
.75 Oklahoma City Thunder 2016 Lost vs. Golden State [32]
.75 Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Won vs. Toronto [33]
.75 Golden State Warriors 2016 Won vs. Oklahoma City [34]

NBA Finals appearance droughts[edit]

Seasons Team Last appearance
in NBA Finals
Result Reference
65 Sacramento Kings[a] 1951 Won vs. New York [6]
55 Atlanta Hawks[b] 1961 Lost vs. Boston [27]
46 Los Angeles Clippers Never yyyy [26]
42 Milwaukee Bucks 1974 Lost vs. Boston [15]
40 Denver Nuggets Never yyyy [12]
37 Washington Wizards[c] 1979 Lost vs. Seattle [17]
27 Minnesota Timberwolves Never yyyy [5]
26 Charlotte Hornets Never yyyy [19]
24 Portland Trail Blazers 1992 Lost vs. Chicago [30]
23 Phoenix Suns 1993 Lost vs. Chicago [7]
21 Toronto Raptors Never yyyy [31]
21 Houston Rockets 1995 Won vs. Orlando [25]
21 Memphis Grizzlies Never yyyy [23]
18 Utah Jazz 1998 Lost vs. Chicago [10]
18 Chicago Bulls 1998 Won vs. Utah [18]
17 New York Knicks 1999 Lost vs. San Antonio [13]
16 Indiana Pacers 2000 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [21]
15 Philadelphia 76ers 2001 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [8]
14 New Orleans Pelicans Never yyyy [16]
13 Brooklyn Nets[d] 2003 Lost vs. San Antonio [14]
11 Detroit Pistons 2005 Lost vs. San Antonio [22]
7 Orlando Magic 2009 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [9]
6 Boston Celtics 2010 Lost vs. Los Angeles Lakers [20]
6 Los Angeles Lakers 2010 Won vs. Boston [11]
5 Dallas Mavericks 2011 Won vs. Miami [24]
4 Oklahoma City Thunder 2012 Lost vs. Miami [32]
2 Miami Heat 2014.5 2014 Lost vs. San Antonio [28]
2 San Antonio Spurs 2014.52014 Won vs. Miami [29]
5 Z2016 Finalists 2014 zzz
Golden State Warriors 2016 Lost vs. Cleveland [34]
Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Won vs. Golden State [33]
  • a The Sacramento Kings last appeared in the 1951 NBA Finals as the Rochester Royals.
  • b The Atlanta Hawks last appeared in the 1961 NBA Finals as the St. Louis Hawks.
  • c The Washington Wizards last appeared in the 1979 Conference Finals and NBA Finals as the Washington Bullets.
  • d The Brooklyn Nets last appeared in the 2003 Conference Finals and NBA Finals as the New Jersey Nets.

NBA championship title droughts[edit]

Seasons Team Last NBA championship Reference
65 Sacramento Kings[a] 1951 [6]
58 Atlanta Hawks[b] 1958 [27]
48 Phoenix Suns Never [7]
46 Los Angeles Clippers Never [26]
45 Milwaukee Bucks 1971 [15]
43 New York Knicks 1973 [13]
42 Utah Jazz Never [10]
40 Denver Nuggets Never [12]
40 Brooklyn Nets Never [14]
40 Indiana Pacers Never [21]
39 Portland Trail Blazers 1977 [30]
38 Washington Wizards[c] 1978 [17]
37 Oklahoma City Thunder[d] 1979 [32]
33 Philadelphia 76ers 1983 [8]
27 Orlando Magic Never [9]
27 Minnesota Timberwolves Never [5]
26 Charlotte Hornets Never [19]
21 Houston Rockets 1995 [25]
21 Memphis Grizzlies Never [23]
21 Toronto Raptors Never [31]
18 Chicago Bulls 1998 [18]
14 New Orleans Pelicans Never [16]
12 Detroit Pistons 2004 [22]
8 Boston Celtics 2008 [20]
6 Los Angeles Lakers 2010 [11]
5 Dallas Mavericks 2011 [24]
3 Miami Heat 2013 [28]
2 San Antonio Spurs 2014 [29]
1 Golden State Warriors 2015 [34]
.25 SamDefending 2015.5 NBA champion
Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 [33]
  • a The Sacramento Kings last won an NBA championship in 1951 as the Rochester Royals.
  • b The Atlanta Hawks last won an NBA championship in 1958 as the St. Louis Hawks.
  • c The Washington Wizards last won an NBA championship in 1978 as the Washington Bullets.
  • d The Oklahoma City Thunder last won an NBA championship in 1979 as the Seattle SuperSonics.

All-time droughts[edit]

Closest approaches without winning[edit]

Updated through the 2016 playoffs.

Team Conference Quarter-Final Appearances1 Conference Semi-Final Appearances2 Conference Final Appearances3 NBA Final Appearances Fewest Wins Short of NBA Championship
Brooklyn Nets 19 7 2 2 02 wins short : 2003
Indiana Pacers 23 10 8 1 02 wins short : 2000
Phoenix Suns 26 18 9 2 02 wins short : 1976, 1993
Utah Jazz 25 14 6 2 02 wins short : 1997, 1998
Orlando Magic 14 5 4 2 03 wins short : 2009
Toronto Raptors 8 2 1 6 wins short : 2016
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 1 1 06 wins short : 2004
Denver Nuggets4 22 8 3 06 wins short : 1978, 2009
Memphis Grizzlies 9 3 1 08 wins short : 2013
Los Angeles Clippers 10 7 9 wins short : 1975, 2006, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans5 6 1 9 wins short : 2008
Charlotte Hornets5 10 4 9 wins short : 2002

Longest post-season droughts in team history[edit]

Updated through the 2016 playoffs.

0^0 Denotes active streak

Longest NBA Playoffs appearance droughts[edit]

Appearance droughts updated through the 2015–16 NBA season.
^ Denotes active streak
Streak Team NBA Playoffs
appearance droughts
Reference
15 seasons Los Angeles Clippers[a] 19771991 [26]
12 seasons Golden State Warriors 19952006 [34]
12 seasons Minnesota TimberwolvesMinnesota Timberwolves ^ 20052016 [5]
10 seasons Dallas Mavericks 19912000 [24]
10 seasons Sacramento Kings ^ 20072016 [6]
9 seasons Utah Jazz[b] 19751983 [10]
9 seasons Golden State Warriors 19781986 [34]
9 seasons Sacramento Kings 19871995 [6]
8 seasons Washington Bullets 19891996 [17]
8 seasons Denver Nuggets 19962003 [12]
8 seasons Memphis Grizzlies[c] 19962003 [23]
8 seasons Los Angeles Clippers 19982005 [26]
8 seasons Atlanta Hawks 20002007 [27]
  • a Streak included Buffalo Braves 1977–78 seasons, and San Diego Clippers 1979–84 seasons.
  • b Streak included New Orleans Jazz 1975–79 seasons.
  • c Streak included Vancouver Grizzlies 1996–2001 seasons.

Longest Conference finals droughts[edit]

Appearance droughts updated through the 2015-16 season. The current Conference Finals format introduced in 1971.
^ Denotes active streak
Year the team joined the NBA
Seasons Team NBA Conference Finals
appearance droughts
Subsequent appearance
in Conference Finals
Reference
46 Los Angeles Clippers ^ [a] 001971 02016 Active drought [26]
44 Atlanta Hawks 19712014 2015 [27]
38 Golden State Warriors 19772014 2015 [34]
37 Washington Wizards ^[b] 19802016 Active drought [17]
26 Charlotte Hornets ^ [c] 001989 02016 Active drought [19]
25 New Jersey Nets [d] 001977 02001 2002 [14]
23 Denver Nuggets 19862008 2009 [12]
20 Toronto Raptors 01996 2015 2016 [31]
20 Sacramento Kings [e] 19822001 2002 [6]
  • a Streak includes seasons as Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers.
  • b Team last qualified for the Conference Finals as Washington Bullets.
  • c Franchise inactive for two seasons between 2002 and 2004.
  • d Current Brooklyn Nets; includes 1 season as New York Nets.
  • e Includes 4 seasons as Kansas City Kings.

Finals droughts[edit]

NBA Finals in which neither team had previously won a championship[edit]

In these instances, the matchup ensured that one team would win the first NBA championship in its history.

Season Won Lost
2006* Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks
1978 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics (OKC)
1971* Milwaukee Bucks Baltimore Bullets (WSH)
1957* Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks (ATL)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (PHI) Fort Wayne Pistons (DET)^
1951* Rochester Royals (SAC)^ New York Knicks
1949* Minneapolis Lakers (LAL)^ Washington Capitols
1947* Philadelphia Warriors (GSW) Chicago Stags
  • *- In these cases, each team was making its first NBA Finals appearance.
  • ^- Team had previously appeared in the National Basketball League finals before said league was merged for the NBA's formation.
  • †- Defunct franchise.
  • Abbreviation in parentheses - Current location of NBA franchise.

NBA Finals in which neither franchise had won a championship in 20-plus seasons[edit]

Teams that had never won the NBA championship are included, even if they were less than 20 seasons old at the time.

Season Won Drought (seasons) Lost Drought (seasons)
2015 Golden State Warriors 39 Cleveland Cavaliers 44*
2006 Miami Heat 17* Dallas Mavericks 25*
1999 San Antonio Spurs 22* New York Knicks 25
1994 Houston Rockets 26* New York Knicks 20
1978 Washington Bullets 16* Seattle SuperSonics 10*
1971 Milwaukee Bucks 2* Baltimore Bullets 9*
1957 Boston Celtics 10* St. Louis Hawks 7*
1955 Syracuse Nationals 5* Fort Wayne Pistons 6*
1951 Rochester Royals 2* New York Knicks 4*
1949* Minneapolis Lakers 0* Washington Capitols 2*
1947 Philadelphia Warriors 0* Chicago Stags 0*

Numbers marked with * indicates that the number is counted from either the franchise's first year in the NBA or the first year of the league (1946, then known as the BAA).


Cities awaiting their first NBA championship[edit]

This list includes current active NBA cities that have never had their franchise(s) win an NBA championship, sorted by the number of seasons the city was represented in the NBA.


Last city to leave list - Cleveland 2016
City Drought Franchise(s)
(seasons played)
NBA Finals
appearance
Phoenix, Arizona 49 seasons Phoenix Suns (19682016) 1976, 1993
Atlanta, Georgia 49 seasons Atlanta Hawks (19682016)
Indianapolis, Indiana 41 seasons Indiana Pacers (19762016) 2000
Denver, Colorado 41 seasons Denver Nuggets (19762016)
Salt Lake City, Utah 38 seasons Utah Jazz (19792016) 1997, 1998
Sacramento, California 32 seasons Sacramento Kings (19852016)
Charlotte, North Carolina 29 seasons Charlotte Hornets (original) (19882002)
Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (20042016)
Orlando, Florida 28 seasons Orlando Magic (19892016) 1995, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 22 seasons Toronto Raptors (19952016)
New Orleans, Louisiana 20 seasons New Orleans Jazz (19741979)
New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (20022005; 20072016)
Memphis, Tennessee 16 seasons Memphis Grizzlies (20012016)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 11 seasons New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (20052007)
Oklahoma City Thunder (20082016)
2012

Teams awaiting their first NBA championship[edit]

This list includes teams within the current NBA that have never won an NBA championship, sorted by the number of seasons the team was represented in the NBA.


Last team to leave list - Cleveland 2016
Current city Total
(seasons played)
Franchise(s) NBA Finals
appearance
Phoenix, Arizona 49 seasons Phoenix Suns (19682016) 1976, 1993
Los Angeles, California 47 seasons Los Angeles Clippers (19702016)
Salt Lake City, Utah 43 seasons Utah Jazz (19742016) 1997, 1998
Brooklyn, New York 41 seasons New York Nets/New Jersey Nets/Brooklyn Nets (19762016) 2002, 2003
Indianapolis, Indiana 41 seasons Indiana Pacers (19762016) 2000
Denver, Colorado 41 seasons Denver Nuggets (19762016)
Charlotte, North Carolina 29 seasons Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (19882016)
Orlando, Florida 28 seasons Orlando Magic (19892016) 1995, 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota 28 seasons Minnesota Timberwolves (19892016)
Memphis, Tennessee 22 seasons Vancouver Grizzlies/Memphis Grizzlies (19952016)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 22 seasons Toronto Raptors (19952016)
New Orleans, Louisiana 15 seasons New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (20022016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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