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First to Win NBA Championship 3 or More Times in a Row

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What NBA team was the first to win the NBA finals 3 or more years in a row?

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The Minneapolis Lakers (now the LA Lakers) were the first to win 3 or more NBA championships in a row. They did it in 1951/52, 1952/53, and 1953/54. Of course, the kings of winning multiple NBA championships in a row are the Boston Celtics. They won 8 in a row starting with the 1958/59 season and ending with the 1965/66 season.

Golden State Warriors NBA Championships

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Through the 2013/2014 season, how many times have the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship?

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The Golden State Warriors, who were founded in 1942 as the Philadelphia Warriors, have won the NBA Championship three times. They won it twice as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1947 and 1956. They have won it all once as the Golden State Warriors in 1975. They never won the championship in their tenure as the San Francisco Warriors (1962 to 1971).

Most Lost NBA Finals

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Everyone knows that the Boston Celtics currently hold the record for the most NBA Championships. Who currently holds the record for losing in the NBA Finals?

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The Los Angeles Lakers, owner of the second most NBA Championship victories, also have the record for the most Championships losses.  To date, the Lakers have lost in the NBA Finals 15 times.

First NBA Team to Win Second NBA Championship

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What was the first NBA team to win a second NBA Championship?

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The Minneapolis Lakers, now the Los Angeles Lakers, won the BAA Championship in 1949, and then won the NBA Championship in 1950 to become the first team to win a second NBA Championship as well as the first team to win back-to-back championships. The BAA (Basketball Association of America) was the original name of the NBA when it was founded in 1947. The name was changed to the National Basketball Association in 1950.

First Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals

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The Celtics and the Lakers have met in the NBA finals numerous times. When did these two teams first meet in the NBA Finals?

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The Boston Celtics and the then Minneapolis Lakers first met in the NBA Finals in 1959. The Celtics won the championship that year 4-0.

First NBA Championship for the Miami Heat

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When did the Miami Heat win their first NBA Championship?

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The Miami Heat won their first NBA Championship in 2006. They defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 2 to take the championship. Heat Guard Dwyane Wade was the MVP for the series.

Most Points Scored in an NBA Finals Game

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What is the most points scored by a player in an NBA finals game?

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Elgin Baylor, who played his entire career with the Lakers, holds the record for the most points scored in an NBA finals game. He scored 61 points in game 5 of the Lakers / Celtics finals series on April 14, 1962 in Boston. The Celtics went on to win the series. Baylor was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Baylor’s 61 points is no, however, any longer the most points scored in a single NBA playoff game. That record will be a question for another day…

Player with Most NBA Championships

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What player has the most NBA championship rings?

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Bill Russell holds the record with a total of 11 championship rings acquired with the Boston Celtics over a 13-year career spanning 1956 through 1969.  He earned his rings in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969. The runner-up is his former teammate Sam Jones, who was part of 10 championship teams.