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How Many Times Has There Been a Sweep in the NBA Finals?

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

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