Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA

Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA

NBA is one of the major professional level leagues in the United States and Canada. Formed in 1946, it has been entertaining millions of basketball fans all across the world. NBA, also broadly regarded as the premier professional basketball league for men in the world. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top NBA playoff series in the history of NBA. The calculation considers the average scoring margin, win-loss percentage, opponent win-loss percentage, and more.

The Calculation Of The NBA Playoff List

Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA
Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA

The following factors were taken into consideration to arrive at the list:

W/L: The playoff record of the team.

W/L%: Win-loss percentage of Playoff.

ASM: Average scoring margin at the time of the run.

OPP: Opponents faced at the time of the playoffs along with their regular-season records.

OPP W/L%: Regular-season percentage of win and loss of the opponent.

HOF: The number of Hall of Famers faced by the teams

We have ranked each team on the above factors, and calculated their scores. These scores are then added. Based on the total figure they are ranked on the list.

NBA PlayOffs: 1983 Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers is owned by Julius Erving and Moses Malone. This team lost only once to Bucks in their tenure.

W/L: 12-1

ASM: 6.5

OPP: NYK (44-38), MIL (51-31), LAL (58-24)

OPP W/L%: .622

Hall Of Famers Faced: Bob McAdoo, Bernard King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Bob Lanier, and Jamaal Wilkes

NBA Playoffs: 1982 Los Angeles Lakers

In 1982, the Lakers managed to score 57 wins and eight playoff victories that helped them made their way to the NBA Finals. After suffering from two losses, they deserve second place on the NBA’s best playoff run ever.           

W/L: 12-2 (.857)

ASM: 6.1

OPP: PHX (46-36), SAS (48-34), PHI (58-24)

OPP W/L%: .618

Hall Of Famers Faced: Dennis Johnson, Julius Erving, George Gervin, and Bobby Jones

NBA Playoffs: 1999 San Antonio Spurs

W/L: 15-2 (.882 tied-third)

ASM: 7.2 (ninth)

OPP: MIN (25-25), LAL (31-19), POR (35-15), NYK (27-23)

OPP W/L%: .590 (sixth)

Hall Of Famers Faced: Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant

The San Antonio Spurs are the NBA champions 1998-99. The prominent player of the team, Tim Duncan, followed his rookie season with an extraordinary playoff run with over 43 minutes per match in seventeen contests, scoring 23.2 pts with 2.6 blocks per match, and 11.5 rebounds while securing a place in Finals Most Valuable Players.

NBA Playoffs: 1986 Boston Celtics

W/L: 15-3 (.833, tied-eighth)

ASM: 10.3 (sixth)

OPP: CHI (30-51), ATL (50-32), MIL (57-25), HOU (51-31)

OPP W/L%: .576 (eighth)

Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA
Top NBA Playoffs In The History Of NBA

Hall Of Famers Faced: Hakeem Olajuwon, Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Sidney Moncrief

The 1986 Boston Celtics are considered to be the highest assembly of dominance, and talent in NBA history. It has recorded 67 regular-season wins and recorded the fourth-highest total at the time. The players have 82 collective victories that are considered to be the most in history of the National Basketball Association.

NBA Playoffs: 1971 Milwaukee Bucks

Oscar Robertson and Lew Alcindor, the star players of The Bucks, won almost all the matches that they played. During their playing career, they have beaten every other contender on the list. Three of their wins came by twelve points or above.

W/L: 12-2 (.857)

ASM: 14.5

OPP: SFW (41-41), LAL (48-34), BAL (42-40)

OPP W/L%: .533

Hall Of Famers Faced: Wes Unseld, Jerry Lucas, Wilt Chamberlain, Gus Johnson, Earl Monroe, Nate Thurmond, Gail Goodrich.


National Basketball Association playoffs have been a popular topic of debate. If you are a basketball fan, then you must know about these exciting playoff series.

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