The Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz continued to move into rarified territory when they increased their consecutive playoff appearance streaks to 20 and 19, respectively, this season. Following is a look at the longest all-time and active consecutive playoff appearance streaks:

ALL-TIME:
SEASONS TEAM FIRST SEASON LAST SEASON
22Philadelphia 76ers1949-501970-71
20Portland Trail Blazers1982-832001-02
19Boston Celtics1950-511968-69
19Utah Jazz1983-842001-02
17Los Angeles Lakers1976-771992-93
16Los Angeles Lakers1958-591973-74
14Boston Celtics1979-801992-93
14Chicago Bulls1984-851997-98
14Detroit Pistons1949-501962-63


ACTIVE:
SEASONS TEAM FIRST SEASON
20Portland Trail Blazers1982-83
19Utah Jazz1983-84
8Los Angeles Lakers1994-95
6Minnesota Timberwolves1996-97
5Indiana Pacers1997-98
5San Antonio Spurs1997-98
4Philadelphia 76ers1998-99
4Sacramento Kings1998-99
3Charlotte Hornets1999-2000
3Toronto Raptors1999-2000
2Dallas Mavericks2000-01
2Orlando Magic2000-01
1Boston Celtics2001-02
1Detroit Pistons2001-02
1New Jersey Nets2001-02
1Seattle SuperSonics2001-02