San Antonio finished 60-22 and were led by a truly classic Finals performance from Tim Duncan for their second championship.
The West 2nd round had a seven-game series and the five game series everyone thought would happen. Warriors and Clippers in the Western Conference Finals.
Round #2 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs wasn’t even close with two sweeps. Raptors and Cavaliers advance to Eastern Conference Finals.
Golden State, Houston, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs advance as expected.
The addition of Phil Jackson as coach would help spark the Los Angeles Lakers to a 67-15 record and Shaquille O’Neal would take the MVP.
The Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and the surprising Milwaukee Bucks advance!
The 1996 Chicago Bulls garnered the best regular season record ever at 72-10, and then went 15-3 in the playoffs for their fourth title.
The Clutch City Rockets went 58-24 in the regular season and started the year winning 22 of their first 23 games.
The 1991-92 Chicago Bulls were definitely the best of the Bulls first three-peat teams. They finished 67-15 in the regular season and featured Michael and Scottie in their prime.
The 1988-89 Detroit Pistons finished the regular season 63-19 and 16-2 in the playoffs. The Bad Boys were the first team other than the Celtics, Sixers or Lakers to win a title in a decade.