5th Seeded Teams That Made the NBA Finals

Stats about how many teams reached the Finals and won or lost the NBA Championship after entering the playoffs as the 5 seed. It includes a statistical summary and and an all-time full list with all of them one by one with details of year, rivals, champion and series results.

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How many 5 seeds have reached the NBA Finals?
In NBA history, only 2 teams that arrived to the Playoffs as the 5th seed reached the Finals.

And how many 5 seeds were the NBA Champions?
So far, no team seeded 5th has won the NBA title.

Summary - 5th Seeded Teams

Champions Lost FinalsWinning % Finalists Finals Made

Notes: the NBA Playoffs have had 5th seeds only since 1975.

Number 5 Seeds that reached the NBA Finals - One by one

4-2 vs. Miami Heat (5th)