Top 5 NBA Finals rematches (1)

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The last time the Heat and Spurs got together in the NBA Finals, was the first time they did it, last season, in what is regarded as one of the greatest NBA Finals every played.

With Miami and San Antonio fighting it out again for the title this year, its the 13th time in league history that the finals is a rematch of the year before.

In those 12 previous finals rematches, the team that lost the previous season has gone on to win the next year five times. 

The other seven times a team has repeated, its been George Mikan's team, Bill Russell's team, and Michael Jordan's team, that won two in a row at the expense of the same opponent.

Five occurrences, strangely enough, happened consecutively in each of the five rematches from 1973 to 1989.

Here's a look back at the five greatest back-to-back finals match-ups in NBA history. 

LA Lakers
Detroit Pistons
NBA Finals
Boston Celtics
New York Knicks
Utah Jazz
San Antonio Spurs
Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat

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