Bob Cousy played 13 years for the team, 6 of them ending in NBA titles
Toni Kukoč playing for the Bucks.
Dave Bing joined the team in 1966, scoring 1,601 points in his rookie year.
12 time All-Star Larry Bird played in the Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Michael Redd playing for the Bucks.
Isiah Thomas against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 1985.
Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Paul Pierce went on to star for the Celtics and later won the NBA Finals MVP Award when the team won the NBA championship in 2008
Brandon Jennings
Chuck Daly, coach of the 1989 and 1990 NBA champions.
Head coach Doc Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
A ticket for Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals at The Forum.
Brad Stevens, former head coach of the Celtics.
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2006–2015.
Doug Collins, one of five head coaches for the Pistons in an eight-year span.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers being defended by Celtics' center Bill Russell in 1966
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2015–present.
Larry Brown coached the Pistons to the 2004 NBA title and the Eastern Conference championship the following season.
Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce being defended by LeBron James
The Pistons are honored at the White House for the team's victory in the 2004 NBA Finals.
Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to 9 NBA titles, with eight straight between 1959 and 1966.
A game ticket from March 2006 between the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards.
The Celtics' wordmark, used since the 1969–70 season
Andre Drummond was selected by the Pistons with the ninth overall pick in 2012 NBA draft.
Little Caesars Arena in 2018
The Detroit Pistons playing in The Palace of Auburn Hills, seen here in January 2006.

Their first victory came in their sixth game as the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 134–118; they won only 26 more games in their first year.

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The 29-game improvement was the best in league history – a record which would stand for ten years until the Boston Celtics jumped from 29 wins in 1978–79 to 61 in 1979–80.

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Howell would go to win two championships as a member of the Boston Celtics.

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The Celtics returned to the playoffs the next year, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals in 1974 for their 12th NBA Championship.

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He almost immediately traded McAdoo, a former NBA scoring champion, to the Detroit Pistons for guard M. L. Carr, a defensive specialist, and two first-round picks in the 1980 NBA draft.

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In the off-season, the Pistons reached an agreement with former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon on a five-year/$55 million contract, as well as an agreement with former Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva on a five-year contract worth $35 million.

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New York Knicks

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American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Lapchick was responsible for leading the Knicks during their early success. However, these ventures never culminated with a win in the NBA Finals.
Patrick Ewing played for the Knicks from 1985 to 2000, leading them to the Finals in 1994 and 1999
The current Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.
Isiah Thomas as coach of the Knicks in 2007. He stayed six years on the bench
Larry Brown succeeded Thomas, coaching the Knicks from 2005 to 2006
The Knicks in action at Madison Square Garden in the 2008–09 season.
Mike D'Antoni, head coach of the Knicks from 2008 to 2012
Jeremy Lin was a surprise player that came off the bench during the 2011–12 season.
Mike Woodson, head coach of the Knicks from 2012 to 2014
The Knicks observed their worst-ever regular season record under the stewardship of Phil Jackson, who acted as the president of the franchise from 2013 to 2017.

Alongside the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of two original NBA teams still located in its original city.

The following season, the team acquired Dave DeBusschere from the Detroit Pistons, and the team went 54–28.

After defeating the Bullets in the Eastern Division semifinals and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Division finals, the Knicks faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Los Angeles Lakers

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American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Minneapolis team co-owner Benjamin Berger
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. He is described by the NBA's official website as the "first superstar" in league history.
Elgin Baylor (left) and Jerry West (right) led the team to a total of ten NBA Finals appearances in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed "Mr. Clutch", West's silhouette is featured on the NBA's official logo.
Wilt Chamberlain played for Los Angeles for five seasons during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an integral part of their 1971–72 team that is considered one of the best in NBA history.
The Lakers acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975.
Magic Johnson along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the "Showtime" Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s.
Los Angeles drafted James Worthy first overall in 1982. "Big Game James" recorded his only career triple double in the Lakers game seven victory over the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Finals.
Championship banners, Lakers retired jerseys, and honored Minneapolis Lakers banner hanging in the rafters of Crypto.com Arena in 2010
The Lakers at the White House following their 2001 NBA championship
The Lakers with President Barack Obama following their 2010 NBA championship
Frank Vogel, who coached the Lakers for three seasons
LeBron James in 2018
Jerry Buss owned the team from 1979 until his death in 2013.
The Lakers current wordmark, used since the 1999–2000 season. The version shown is used on their Sunday home alternate jerseys.
Former head coach Phil Jackson led the team to five championships.
Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Crypto.com Arena in 2013

The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 17 NBA championships, tied with the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history.

One of those games, a 19–18 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons, became infamous as the lowest scoring game in NBA history.

The next season the Lakers were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, led by future Laker Lew Alcindor (now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in the Western Conference Finals.

Orlando Magic

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American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida.

American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida.

Shaquille O'Neal in 1994
Dwight Howard was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2004 NBA draft.
Jameer Nelson spent 10 seasons with Orlando from 2004 to 2014.
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
JJ Redick in 2008
Scott Skiles coached the Magic in the 2015–16 season.
Aaron Gordon was selected by the Magic in the 2014 NBA draft.
Nikola Vucevic playing with the Magic
Markelle Fultz playing for the Magic.
Amway Center, the Magic's arena since 2010
Originally called the Orlando Arena, and later TD Waterhouse Centre, the Amway Arena was the home of the Magic from 1989 to 2010.
Wordmark logo (2008–present)
Stuff with the Orlando Magic Dancers

The Orlando Magic compiled a 57–25 record, best in the East and winning the Atlantic Division title, becoming the second-fastest team (behind the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971, who were in their third season) to advance to the NBA Finals in league history.

In the playoffs, the Magic defeated the Boston Celtics, Bulls, and the Indiana Pacers, advancing to the NBA Finals where O'Neal, Hardaway and the young Magic bowed to a more playoff-experienced Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets, winning their second consecutive championship in a 4–0 sweep of Orlando.

In the playoffs, after the Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando met the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Los Angeles Clippers

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American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Bob McAdoo (11) was the NBA MVP in the 1974–75 season after averaging 34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Clippers secondary logo
Ken Norman, the Clippers' scoring leader in 1988–89, was a key part of the team's nucleus during the late 1980s and early 1990s
Doc Rivers became head coach during the 2013 off-season.
The Clippers hosting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA playoffs first-round series
The Clippers' updated wordmark logo, unveiled on June 18, 2015.

The Braves qualified for the playoffs three times in a row, losing twice to the eventual Eastern Conference champions (the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, and the Washington Bullets in 1975).

Meanwhile, Vaught's career as a Clipper was effectively finished, as he left as a free agent after that season, and signed with the Detroit Pistons; at the time of his departure, he was the franchise's all-time rebounds leader with 4,471 (a number that was later surpassed by Elton Brand, with 4,710).

As a result, Simmons signed a 5-year, $47 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

National Basketball Association

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Professional basketball league in North America.

Professional basketball league in North America.

Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.
Michael Jordan goes to the basket for a slam dunk in 1987.
Kobe Bryant defending LeBron James in a February 2016 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.

The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are tied with the most NBA championships at 17 each.

In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1953–54, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises: the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Warriors, Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, and Syracuse Nationals, all of which remain in the league today, although the latter six all did eventually relocate.

From 1966 to 1968, the league expanded from 9 to 14 teams, introducing the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), San Diego Rockets (who moved to Houston four years later), Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns.

Eastern Conference (NBA)

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One of two conferences that make up the National Basketball Association , the other being the Western Conference.

One of two conferences that make up the National Basketball Association , the other being the Western Conference.

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1993–94 NBA season

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The 48th season of the National Basketball Association.

The 48th season of the National Basketball Association.

Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a game against the Orlando Magic in April, which led to his retirement from the NBA. Just a few months prior, teammate Bill Laimbeer announced his retirement, citing a lack of desire to play. Their retirements came a season before Grant Hill's arrival the next season.

The New York Knicks came one game away from playing the maximum number of playoff contests. Had the New Jersey Nets captured one more victory over them in the first round, this would have been done as the Knicks played seven-game series in the next three rounds against the Bulls, Pacers, and Rockets. The Boston Celtics would later exceed the mark in 2008.

The Milwaukee Bucks changed their logo and uniforms, adopting a new color scheme of purple to go with dark green, while their uniforms featured taller B's and S's on the home and road jerseys.

2004 NBA playoffs

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The postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2003–04 season.

The postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2003–04 season.

The San Antonio Spurs hosting the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the SBC Center

The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Pistons defeating the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers four games to one in the NBA Finals.

6) Milwaukee Bucks (41–41)

8) Boston Celtics (36–46)

2015–16 NBA season

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The 70th season of the National Basketball Association.

The 70th season of the National Basketball Association.

On December 20, 2015, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that assistant coach Joe Prunty would take on the interim head coach role while Jason Kidd recovers after taking an indefinite leave to have hip surgery.

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