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NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE HISTORY

NBA Finals | Eastern Conference Finals | Western Conference Finals

The Western Conference Finals is one of two pro basketball conference series of the National Basketball Association. The winner of this best-of-seven series matchup will advance to The NBA Finals.

The Golden State Warriors have won the Western Conference Finals in five of the last seven years, which includes their 2019 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

This was the first time that a NBA team has captured five consecutive titles since the Boston Celtics accomplished the feat in the sixties. 

However, Golden State's run ended in 2020 as the Los Angeles Lakers led by LeBron James advanced to the NBA Finals after eliminating the Denver Nuggets in five games of the Western Conference Finals.

This year, the No. 3 seed Golden State Warriors face the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks as the Warriors enter as favorites to win the series, despite the Mavericks eliminating the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns. Check out the latest Conference Finals odds for the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

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NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS HISTORY

YearChampionOpponentSeries Result
2020-21Phoenix SunsLos Angeles Clippers4-2
2019-20Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets4–1
2018-19Golden State WarriorsPortland Trail Blazers4-0
2017-18Golden State WarriorsHouston Rockets4-3
2016-17Golden State WarriorsSan Antonio Spurs4-0
2015-16Golden State WarriorsOklahoma City Thunder4-3
2014-15Golden State WarriorsHouston Rockets4-1
2013-14San Antonio SpursOklahoma City Thunder4-2
2012-13San Antonio SpursMemphis Grizzlies4–0
2011-12Oklahoma City ThunderSan Antonio Spurs4–2
2010-11Dallas MavericksOklahoma City Thunder4–1
2009-10Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns4–2
2008-09Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets4–2
2007-08Los Angeles LakersSan Antonio Spurs4–1
2006-07San Antonio SpursUtah Jazz4–1
2005-06Dallas MavericksPhoenix Suns4–2
2004-05San Antonio SpursPhoenix Suns4–1
2003-04Los Angeles LakersMinnesota Timberwolves4–2
2002-03San Antonio SpursDallas Mavericks4–2
2001-02Los Angeles LakersSacramento Kings4–3
2000-01Los Angeles LakersSan Antonio Spurs4–0
1999-00Los Angeles LakersPortland Trail Blazers4–3
1998-99San Antonio SpursPortland Trail Blazers4–0
1997-98Utah JazzLos Angeles Lakers4–0
1996-97Utah JazzHouston Rockets4–2
1995-96Seattle SuperSonicsUtah Jazz4–3
1994-95Houston RocketsSan Antonio Spurs4–2
1993-94Houston RocketsUtah Jazz4–1
1992-93Phoenix SunsSeattle SuperSonics4–3
1991-92Portland Trail BlazersUtah Jazz4–2
1990-91Los Angeles LakersPortland Trail Blazers4–2
1989-90Portland Trail BlazersPhoenix Suns4–2
1988-89Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns4–0
1987-88Los Angeles LakersDallas Mavericks4–3
1986-87Los Angeles LakersSeattle SuperSonics4–0
1985-86Houston RocketsLos Angeles Lakers4–1
1984-85Los Angeles LakersDenver Nuggets4–1
1983-84Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns4–2
1982-83Los Angeles LakersSan Antonio Spurs4–2
1981-82Los Angeles LakersSan Antonio Spurs4–0
1980-81Houston RocketsKansas City Kings4–1
1979-80Los Angeles LakersSeattle SuperSonics4–1
1978-79Seattle SuperSonicsPhoenix Suns4–3
1977-78Seattle SuperSonicsDenver Nuggets4–2
1976-77Portland Trail BlazersLos Angeles Lakers4–0
1975-76Phoenix SunsGolden State Warriors4–3
1974-75Golden State WarriorsChicago Bulls4–3
1973-74Milwaukee BucksChicago Bulls4–0
1972-73Los Angeles LakersGolden State Warriors4–1
1971-72Los Angeles LakersMilwaukee Bucks4–2
1970-71Milwaukee BucksLos Angeles Lakers4–1
1969-70Minneapolis LakersRochester Royals2–0
1968-69Anderson PackersIndianapolis Olympians2–1
1967-68Rochester RoyalsMinneapolis Lakers3–1
1966-67Minneapolis LakersRochester Royals3–1
1965-66Minneapolis LakersFort Wayne Pistons3–2
1964-65Minneapolis LakersRochester Royals2–1
1963-64Fort Wayne PistonsMinneapolis Lakers3–1

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