1. The Lakers and Celtics have played each other in the NBA Finals 12 times, and have combined for 33 NBA Championships.
2. The 1999 Knicks were the only 8th seed to reach the Finals.
3. Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals between the Celtics and Suns, is considered the greatest game ever played. Boston won, 128-126 in triple overtime and then the Championship.
4. The Los Angeles Clippers (formerly known as the Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers) have never made an appearance in the NBA finals
5. Phil Jackson is the most successful coach in the NBA with eleven NBA Championship titles.
6. The Eastern Conference has dominated the Western Conference with 35 series wins.
7. The Miami Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra, is the first Filipino-American head coach in the NBA
8. The Mavs are the only team in last 15 years to pull off 15-point comeback in last five minutes of a playoff game
9. LeBron James is the youngest player to Score 2,000 points in NBA history.
10. Dirk Nowitzki Surpassed the 10,000 point plateau in his career on January 18, 2005 against the Washington Wizards.
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