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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
NBA Finals
appearance streak and the NBA championships win streak. The San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
hold the longest active consecutive playoff appearances with 20 appearances, starting in the 1998 NBA Playoffs (also the longest active playoff streak in any major North American sports league as of 2017). The Spurs have won five NBA championships during the streak. The Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
(formerly known as Syracuse Nationals) hold the all-time record for consecutive playoff appearances with 22 straight appearances between 1950 and 1971. The 76ers won two NBA championships during their streak. The Boston Celtics hold the longest consecutive NBA Finals
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.

Contents

1 Active streaks

1.1 NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
appearance streaks 1.2 NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
series win streaks

2 All-time streaks

2.1 NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
appearance streaks 2.2 NBA Conference Finals appearance streaks 2.3 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
appearance streaks 2.4 NBA championships win streaks

3 See also 4 References

Active streaks[edit] NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
appearance streaks[edit] This is a list of teams that have active and current consecutive seasons with a playoff appearance. List updated through April 8, 2018.[1]

0^0 Longest streak in team history

0~0 Tied for longest streak in team history

2018 Playoffs [2]

Streak Team NBA Playoffs appearance streak NBA championships won during streak Reference

7000600000000000000♠6 seasons Golden State Warriors~ 2013–2018 2 (2015, 2017) [3]

7000600000000000000♠6 seasons Houston Rockets 2013–2018 0 !— [4]

5 seasons Toronto Raptors^ 2014–2018 0 !— [5]

5 seasons Portland Trail Blazers 2014–2018 0 !— [6]

4 seasons Boston Celtics 2015–2018 0 !— [7]

4 seasons Cleveland Cavaliers 2015–2018 1 (2016) [8]

3 seasons Indiana Pacers 2016–2018 0 !— [9]

2 seasons Milwaukee Bucks 2017–2018 0 !— [10]

2 seasons Washington Wizards 2017–2018 0 !— [11]

2 seasons Utah Jazz 2017–2018 0 !— [12]

1 season Miami Heat 2018 0 !— [13]

1 season Philadelphia 76ers 2018 0 !— [14]

0♦0 Streak over

2017 Playoffs [15]

Streak Team NBA Playoffs appearance streak NBA championships won during streak Reference

7001200000000000000♠20 seasons San Antonio Spurs^ 1998–2017 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) [16]

10 seasons Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
♦ 2008–2017 0 !— [17]

7000700000000000000♠7 seasons Memphis Grizzlies ♦ 2011–2017 0 !— [18]

7000600000000000000♠6 seasons Los Angeles Clippers♦ 2012–2017 0 !— [19]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Golden State Warriors 2013–2017 2 (2015, 2017) [3]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Houston Rockets 2013–2017 0 !— [4]

7000300000000000000♠4 seasons Portland Trail Blazers 2014–2017 0 !— [6]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Toronto Raptors^ 2014–2017 0 !— [5]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Cleveland Cavaliers 2015–2017 1 (2016) [8]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Boston Celtics 2015–2017 0 !— [7]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Oklahoma City Thunder 2016–2017 0 !— [20]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Indiana Pacers 2016–2017 0 !— [9]

7000100000000000000♠1 season Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
♦ 2017 0 !— [21]

7000100000000000000♠1 season Milwaukee Bucks 2017 0 !—

7000100000000000000♠1 season Utah Jazz 2017 0 !—

7000100000000000000♠1 season Washington Wizards 2017 0 !—

NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
series win streaks[edit] This is a list of teams that have active and current consecutive seasons with a playoff series win. List updated through the 2017 playoffs.[1]

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

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Cleveland Cavaliers 2015–2017 (2016) [8]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
~ 2015–2017 (2015, 2017) [3]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons San Antonio Spurs 2016–2017 0 !— [16]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Toronto Raptors ^ 2016–2017 0 !— [5]

7000100000000000000♠1 season Washington Wizards 2017 0 !—

7000100000000000000♠1 season Boston Celtics 2017 0 !—

7000100000000000000♠1 season Houston Rockets 2017 0 !— [4]

7000100000000000000♠1 season Utah Jazz 2017 0 !— [4]

All-time streaks[edit] NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
appearance streaks[edit]

Appearance streaks updated through March 17, 2018.

0^0 Denotes active streak

Streak Team NBA Playoffs appearance streak NBA championships won during streak Reference

22 seasons Philadelphia 76er !Syracuse Nationals Philadelphia 76ers 1950–1963 1964–1971 2 (1955, 1967) [14]

21 seasons Portland Trail Blazers 1983–2003 0 !— [22]

20 seasons San Antonio Spurs^ 1998–2017 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) [23]

20 seasons Utah Jazz 1984–2003 0 !— [24]

19 seasons Boston Celtics 1951 –1969 9 !11 (1957, 1959 –1966, 1968, 1969) [25]

17 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1977–1993 5 (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988) [26]

16 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 1959–1960 1961–1974 1 (1972) [26]

14 seasons Detroit PistonsFort Wayne Pistons Detroit Pistons 1950–1957 1958–1963 0 !— [27]

14 seasons Boston Celtics 1980–1993 3 (1981, 1984, 1986) [7]

14 seasons Chicago Bulls 1985–1998 6 (1991 –1993, 1996 –1998) [21]

14 seasons New York Knicks 1988–2001 0 !— [28]

13 seasons Phoenix Suns 1989–2001 0 !— [29]

12 seasons Washington WizardsBaltimore Bullets Capitol Bullets Washington Bullets 1969–1973 1974 1975–1980 1 (1978) [30]

12 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 1976–1987 1 (1983) [14]

12 seasons Milwaukee Bucks 1980–1991 0 !— [31]

12 seasons Dallas Mavericks 2001–2012 1 (2011) [32]

11 seasons Atlanta HawksSt. Louis Hawks Atlanta Hawks 1963–1968 1969–1973 0 !— [17]

10 seasons Atlanta Hawks 2008–2017 0 !—

NBA Conference Finals appearance streaks[edit]

Appearance streaks up to and including the 2017 NBA Playoffs; Includes both the NBA Conference Finals, introduced in 1971, and its predecessor Division Finals.

Streak Team NBA Conference Finals appearance streak Conference titles won during streak Reference

7001130000000000000♠13 seasons Boston Celtics 1957–1969 12 (1957–1966, 1968–69) [7]

7000800000000000000♠8 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1982–1989 7 (1982–85, 1987–89) [26]

7000600000000000000♠6 seasons St. Louis Hawks 1956–1961 4 (1957–58, 1960–61) [17]

7000600000000000000♠6 seasons Detroit Pistons 2003–2008 2 (2004–05) [27]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons New York Knicks 1949–1953 3 (1951–53) [28]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Minneapolis Lakers 1951–1955 3 (1952–54) [26]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons MinneapolisLos Angeles Lakers 1959–1963 3 (1959, 1962–63) [26]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1968–1973 4 (1968–70, 1972–73) [26]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons New York Knicks 1969–1974 3 (1970, 1972–73) [28]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Boston Celtics 1984–1988 4 (1984–87) [7]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Detroit Pistons 1987–1991 3 (1988–90) [27]

7000500000000000000♠5 seasons Chicago Bulls 1989–1993 3 (1991–93) [21]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Syracuse Nationals 1954–1957 2 (1956–57) [14]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 1965–1968 1 (1967) [14]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 1980–1984 2 (1982–83) [14]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Miami Heat 2011–2014 4 (2011–14) [13]

NBA Finals
NBA Finals
appearance streaks[edit]

Appearance streaks updated through 2017 playoffs.

0^0 Denotes active streak

Streak Team NBA Finals appearance streak NBA championships won during streak Reference

7001100000000000000♠10 seasons Boston Celtics 1957–1966 9 (1957, 1959–1966) [7]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1982–1985 2 (1982, 1985) [26]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Boston Celtics 1984–1987 2 (1984, 1986) [7]

7000400000000000000♠4 seasons Miami Heat 2011–2014 2 (2012, 2013) [13]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons New York Knicks 1951–1953 -2 !— [28]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 1952–1954 3 (1952–1954) [26]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1968–1970 -1 !— [26]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1987–1989 2 (1987, 1988) [26]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Detroit Pistons 1988–1990 2 (1989, 1990) [27]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Chicago Bulls 1991–1993 3 (1991–1993) [21]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Chicago Bulls 1996–1998 3 (1996–1998) [21]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 2000–2002 3 (2000–2002) [26]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 2008–2010 2 (2009, 2010) [26]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Golden State Warriors 2015–2017 2 (2015, 2017) [3]

7000300000000000000♠3 seasons Cleveland Cavaliers 2015–2017 1 (2016) [8]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Philadelphia Warriors 1947–1948 1 (1947) [3]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 1949–1950 2 (1949, 1950) [26]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Syracuse Nationals 1954–1955 1 (1955) [14]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Fort Wayne Pistons 1955–1956 1 (1956) [27]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons St. Louis Hawks 1957–1958 1 (1958) [17]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons St. Louis Hawks 1960–1961 0 !— [17]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1962–1963 0 !— [26]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1965–1966 0 !— [26]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Boston Celtics 1968–1969 2 (1968, 1969) [7]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Los Angeles Lakers 1972–1973 1 (1972) [26]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons New York Knicks 1972–1973 1 (1973) [28]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Washington Bullets 1978–1979 1 (1978) [11]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Seattle SuperSonics 1978–1979 1 (1979) [20]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Philadelphia 76ers 1982–1983 1 (1983) [14]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Houston Rockets 1994–1995 2 (1994, 1995) [4]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Utah Jazz 1997–1998 0 !— [12]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons New Jersey Nets 2002–2003 0 !— [33]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons Detroit Pistons 2004–2005 1 (2004) [27]

7000200000000000000♠2 seasons San Antonio Spurs 2013–2014 1 (2014) [16]

NBA championships win streaks[edit]

Championship streaks up to and including the 2017 NBA Playoffs

Streak Team NBA championships win streak Reference

8 championships Boston Celtics 1959–1966 [7]

3 championships Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 1952–1954 [26]

3 championships Chicago Bulls 1991–1993 [21]

3 championships Chicago Bulls 1996–1998 [21]

3 championships Los Angeles Lakers 2000–2002 [26]

2 championships Los Angeles LakersMinneapolis Lakers 1949–1950 [26]

2 championships Boston Celtics 1968–1969 [7]

2 championships Los Angeles Lakers 1987–1988 [26]

2 championships Detroit Pistons 1989–1990 [27]

2 championships Houston Rockets 1994–1995 [4]

2 championships Los Angeles Lakers 2009–2010 [26]

2 championships Miami Heat 2012–2013 [13]

See also[edit]

List of NBA franchise post-season droughts List of NFL franchise post-season streaks List of NFL franchise post-season droughts List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason streaks List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason droughts

References[edit]

General

"Team Index". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 

Specific

^ a b "Team pages". Basketball reference.com. Sports reference. Retrieved 22 May 2016.  ^ "Playoff Picture 2018". NBA.com. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  ^ a b c d e "Golden State Warriors". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2012.  ^ a b c d e f "Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c "Toronto Raptors". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2014.  ^ a b "Portland Trail Blazers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 5 April 2014.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Boston Celtics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2012.  ^ a b c d " Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
Team Page". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 20 March 2015.  ^ a b "Indiana Pacers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2012.  ^ "Milwaukee Bucks". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2015.  ^ a b "Washington Wizards". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2014.  ^ a b " Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
Franchise Index". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 8 March 2016.  ^ a b c d "Miami Heat". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g h "Philadelphia 76ers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Playoff Picture 2015". NBA.com. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.  ^ a b c " San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
Franchise Index". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 8 March 2016.  ^ a b c d e "Atlanta Hawks". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on January 19, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Memphis Grizzlies". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Los Angeles Clippers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012.  ^ a b "Oklahoma City Thunder". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g "Chicago Bulls". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Portland Trail Blazers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "San Antonio Spurs". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Utah Jazz". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Boston Celtics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Los Angeles Lakers". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c d e f g "Detroit Pistons". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ a b c d e "New York Knicks". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Phoenix Suns". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Washington Wizards". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Milwaukee Bucks". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Dallas Mavericks". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2009.  ^ "Brooklyn Nets". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 

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1940s

1947 1948 1949

1950s

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960s

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970s

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980s

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990s

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000s

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010s

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

v t e

NBA season-by-season team history

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors

Central

Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast

Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat Orlando Magic Washington Wizards

Western Conference

Northwest

Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Oklahoma City Thunder Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz

Pacific

Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings

Southwest

Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans

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