Since the NBA was formed in a 1949 merger, there have only been eight championship series sweeps

By Tim Hackett
June 03, 2018

Since the BBA and the NBL joined forces to become the NBA before the 1949-50 season, there have only been eight championship series sweeps. 

The Golden State Warriors opened as favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took a 2–0 series lead. Cleveland looks to even up the series as the teams move to Quicken Loans Arena. 

Here are eight times the brooms came out in the NBA Finals.

2006-07: San Antonio Spurs def. Cleveland Cavaliers 

2001-02: Los Angeles Lakers def. New Jersey Nets 

1994-95: Houston Rockets def. Orlando Magic 

1988-89: Detroit Pistons def. Los Angeles Lakers 

1982-83: Philadelphia 76ers def. Los Angeles Lakers 

1974-75: Golden State Warriors def. Washington Bullets

1970-71: Milwaukee Bucks def. Baltimore Bullets 

1958-59: Boston Celtics def. Minneapolis Lakers 

 

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
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IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)