The worst Finals in NBA history by regular season winning percentage

The Nuggets-Heat Finals has the potential to be a very interesting one, but there’s no denying it’s a very surprising matchup for a championship series considering Miami barely made the playoffs and had to go through two play-in games to qualify for the postseason.

As such, the 2023 Finals teams combine for a very low winning percentage. How low? Well, their combined 59.15 percent of wins in the regular season is the lowest mark in a championship series since 1978.

You can check the all-time ranking for worst Finals (by regular season winning percentage) below:

1957: Celtics vs. Hawks

Combined regular season winning percentage: 54.17 percent

1978: Bullets vs. Supersonics

Combined regular season winning percentage: 55.49 percent

1956: Warriors vs. Pistons

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AP Photo

Combined regular season winning percentage: 56.94 percent

1948: Bullets vs. Warriors

Combined regular season winning percentage: 57.29 percent

1952: Lakers vs. Knicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined regular season winning percentage: 58.33 percent

1976: Celtics vs. Suns

Combined regular season winning percentage: 58.54 percent

1959: Celtics vs. Lakers

Combined regular season winning percentage: 59.03 percent

2023: Nuggets vs. Heat

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Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Combined regular season winning percentage: 59.15 percent

1955: Nationals vs. Pistons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined regular season winning percentage: 59.72 percent

1977: Blazers vs. Sixers

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AP Photo/Gene Puskar

Combined regular season winning percentage: 60.37 percent

1954: Lakers vs. Nationals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined regular season winning percentage: 61.11 percent

1947: Warriors vs. Stags

Combined regular season winning percentage: 61.16 percent

1966: Celtics vs. Lakers

Combined regular season winning percentage: 61.88 percent

1981: Celtics vs. Rockets

Combined regular season winning percentage: 62.20 percent

1958: Hawks vs. Celtics

Combined regular season winning percentage: 62.50 percent

1969: Celtics vs. Lakers

Combined regular season winning percentage: 62.80 percent

1995: Rockets vs. Magic

Combined regular season winning percentage: 63.41 percent

2022: Warriors vs. Celtics

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Combined regular season winning percentage: 63.41 percent

1999: Spurs vs. Knicks

Combined regular season winning percentage: 64.00 percent

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