Great Upsets in NBA Playoff History

Dean HyblAnalyst IApril 25, 2009

Great Upsets in NBA Playoff History

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10. 1995 – Orlando Magic over Chicago Bulls – Eastern Conference Semifinals

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9. 1958 – St. Louis Hawks over Boston Celtics – NBA Finals

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8. 1981 – Houston Rockets over Los Angeles Lakers – Western Conference First Round

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7. 2004 – Detroit Pistons over Los Angeles Lakers – NBA Finals

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    AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 15:  Richard Hamilton #32 of the Detroit Pistons dribble drives against Gary Payton #20 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills  on March 15, 2004 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The

6. 1975 – Golden State Warriors over Washington Bullets – NBA Finals

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5. 1986 – Houston Rockets over Los Angeles Lakers – Western Conference Finals

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    Center Ralph Sampson of the Houston Rockets puts off a shot against center Kareem Abdul--Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers in a game held at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

4. 1984 – New Jersey Nets over Philadelphia 76ers – Eastern Conference First Round

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3. 2007 – Golden State Warriors over Dallas Mavericks – Western Conference First Round

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    DALLAS - MAY 01:  Baron Davis #5 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Devin Harris #34 of the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter of Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on Ma

2. 1959 – Minneapolis Lakers over the St. Louis Hawks – Western Division Finals

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1. 1994 – Denver Nuggets over Seattle Supersonics – Western Conference First Round

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