The following is a look at how teams have fared in the NBA Finals since the league adopted the current format in 1985:

Home Team Wins First Two Games
2002: L.A. Lakers def. New Jersey; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-0
2000: L.A. Lakers def. Indiana; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-2
1999: San Antonio def. New York; San Antonio wins series, 4-1
1997: Chicago def. Utah; Chicago wins series, 4-2
1996: Chicago def. Seattle; Chicago wins series, 4-2
1989: Detroit def. L.A. Lakers; Detroit wins series, 4-0
1987: L.A. Lakers def. Boston; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-2
1986: Boston def. Houston; Boston wins series, 4-2

Road Team Wins First Two Games
1995: Houston def. Orlando; Houston wins series, 4-0
1993: Chicago def. Phoenix; Chicago wins series, 4-2

Teams Split First Two Games
2003: New Jersey at San Antonio; ??? wins series, 4-?
2001: Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers; L.A. wins series, 4-1
1998: Chicago at Utah; Chicago wins series, 4-2
1994: New York at Houston; Houston wins series, 4-3
1992: Portland at Chicago; Chicago wins series, 4-2
1991: L.A. Lakers at Chicago; Chicago wins series, 4-1
1990: Portland at Detroit; Detroit wins series, 4-1
1988: Detroit at L.A. Lakers; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-3
1985: L.A. Lakers at Boston; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-2

Home Team Wins Middle Three Games
None

Road Team Wins Middle Three Games
2001: L.A. Lakers def. Philadelphia; L.A. wins series, 4-1
1991: Chicago def. L.A. Lakers; Chicago wins series, 4-1
1990: Detroit def. Portland; Detroit wins series, 4-1

Home Team Wins Last Two Games
1994: Houston def. New York; Houston wins series, 4-3
1988: L.A. Lakers def. Detroit; L.A. Lakers win series, 4-3

Road Team Wins Last Two Games
None