8th 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 8 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.

Seed: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 / All

How many 8 seeds have reached the NBA Finals?
In NBA history, only 2 teams that arrived to the Playoffs as the 8th seed reached the Finals.

And how many 8 seeds were the NBA Champions?
So far, no team seeded 8th has won the NBA title.

Summary - 8th Seeded Teams

Champions Lost FinalsWinning % Finalists Finals Made

Notes: the NBA Playoffs have had 7th and 8th seeds only since 1984.

Number 8 Seeds that reached the NBA Finals - One by one

4-1 vs. Miami Heat (8th)