Philadelphia 76ers Playoff History

Playoff Appearances: 46
Overall Playoff Record: 209-195
NBA Championships: 3 (1955, 1967, 1983)

2009 -- lost to Orlando, 4-2, first round

2008 -- lost to Detroit, 4-2, first round

2005 -- lost to Detroit, 4-1, first round

2003 -- defeated New Orleans, 4-2, first round
        lost to Detroit, 4-2, conference semifinals

2002 -- lost to Boston, 3-2, first round

2001 -- defeated Indiana, 3-1, first round
        defeated Toronto, 4-3, conference semifinals
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals

2000 -- defeated Charlotte, 3-1, first round
        lost to Indiana, 4-2, conference semifinals

1999 -- defeated Orlando, 3-1, first round
        lost to Indiana, 4-0, conference semifinals

1991 -- defeated Milwaukee, 3-0, first round
        lost to Chicago, 4-1, conference semifinals

1990 -- defeated Cleveland, 3-2, first round
        lost to Chicago, 4-1, conference semifinals

1989 -- lost to New York, 3-0, first round

1987 -- lost to Milwaukee, 3-2, first round

1986 -- defeated Washington, 3-2, first round
        lost to Milwaukee, 4-3, conference semifinals

1985 -- defeated Washington, 3-1, first round
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, conference semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-1, conference finals

1984 -- lost to New Jersey, 3-2, first round

1983 -- defeated New York, 4-0, conference semifinals
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, conference finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1982 -- defeated Atlanta, 2-0, first round
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-2, conference semifinals
        defeated Boston, 4-3, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals

1981 -- defeated Indiana, 2-0, first round
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, conference semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-3, conference finals

1980 -- defeated Washington, 2-0, first round
        defeated Atlanta, 4-1, conference semifinals
        defeated Boston, 4-1, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals

1979 -- defeated New Jersey, 2-0, first round
        lost to San Antonio, 4-3, conference semifinals

1978 -- defeated New York, 4-0, conference semifinals
        lost to Washington, 4-2, conference finals

1977 -- defeated Boston, 4-3, conference semifinals
        defeated Houston, 4-2, conference finals
        lost to Portland, 4-2, NBA Finals

1976 -- lost to Buffalo, 2-1, first round

1971 -- lost to Baltimore, 4-2, conference semifinals

1970 -- lost to Milwaukee, 4-1, division semifinals

1969 -- lost to Boston, 4-1, division semifinals

1968 -- defeated New York, 4-2, division semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-3, division finals

1967 -- defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, division semifinals
        defeated Boston, 4-1, division finals
        defeated San Francisco, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1966 -- lost to Boston, 4-1, division finals

1965 -- defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, division semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-3, division finals

1964 -- lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, division semifinals

(AS SYRACUSE NATIONALS)

1963 -- lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, division semifinals

1962 -- lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, division semifinals

1961 -- defeated Philadelphia, 3-0, division semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-1, division finals

1960 -- lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, division semifinals

1959 -- defeated New York, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-3, division finals

1958 -- lost to Philadelphia, 2-1, division semifinals

1957 -- defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to Boston, 3-0, division finals

1956 -- defeated New York, division tiebreaker
        defeated Boston, 2-1, division semifinals
        lost to Philadelphia, 3-2, division finals

1955 -- defeated Boston, 3-1, division finals
        defeated Fort Wayne, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1954 -- advanced, 4-0, in three-team division round-robin
        defeated Boston, 2-0, division finals
        lost to Minneapolis, 4-3, NBA Finals

1953 -- lost to Boston, 2-0, division semifinals

1952 -- defeated Philadelphia, 2-1, division semifinals
        lost to New York, 3-1, division finals

1951 -- defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to New York, 3-2, division finals

1950 -- defeated Philadelphia, 2-0, division semifinals
        defeated New York, 2-1, division finals
        lost to Minneapolis, 4-2, NBA Finals