NBA Most Exciting Possible 2019 NBA Finals Matchups  

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List Rules Vote up the possible 2019 NBA Finals matchups you most want to watch

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATE: The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors will face off in the 2019 NBA Finals.

The most exciting 2019 NBA Finals matchup might not be between the top two seeds.

It could be a matchup of old foes like the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, who met twice in the 1980s for the NBA title. Or maybe you want to see the Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard take on the San Anotnio Spurs team he spurned. Of course, there's the desire to see anyone dethrone Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. But maybe you're rooting for the Warriors, maybe the best team in basketball right now, to cement their place in history.

Whatever it is, no one wants to see a boring battle for the 2019 NBA championship. Ideally, it would join the list of the greatest NBA Finals matchups ever. So vote for the teams you think will make for the most exciting, intriguing, and entertaining matchup when the trophy is on the line.

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16 4
Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #1 and East #1

2019 Records
Warriors:
 57-25
Bucks: 60-22

2
12 3
Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #4 and East #1

2019 Records
Rockets:
 53-29
Bucks: 60-22

3
9 1
Golden State Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #1 and East #3

2019 Records
Warriors:
 57-25
76ers: 51-31

4
10 2
Golden State Warriors vs.Toronto Raptors

Seeds: West #1 and East #2

2019 Records
Warriors:
 57-25
Raptors: 58-24

5
9 2
Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #2 and East #3

2019 Records
Nuggets:
 54-28
76ers: 51-31

6
10 3
Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #2 and East #1

2019 Records
Nuggets:
 54-28
Bucks: 60-22

7
8 2
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #3 and East #1

2019 Records
Trail Blazers:
 53-29
Bucks: 60-22

8
8 2
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics

Seeds: West #2 and East #4

2019 Records
Nuggets:
 54-28
Celtics: 49-33

9
10 4
Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics

Seeds: West #4 and East #4

2019 Records
Rockets:
 53-29
Celtics: 49-33

10
8 3
Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #4 and East #3

2019 Records
Rockets:
 53-29
76ers: 51-31

11
10 5
Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

Seeds: West #1 and East #4

2019 Records
Warriors:
 57-25
Celtics: 49-33

12
6 2
Los Angles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #8 and East #3

2019 Records
Clippers:
 48-34
76ers: 51-31

13
8 5
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors

Seeds: West #2 and East #2

2019 Records
Nuggets:
 54-28
Raptors: 58-24

14
6 3
Los Angles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics

Seeds: West #8 and East #4

2019 Records
Clippers:
 48-34
Celtics: 49-33

15
5 2
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #5 and East #3

2019 Records
Jazz:
 50-32
76ers: 51-31

16
4 1
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #3 and East #3

2019 Records
Trail Blazers:
 53-29
76ers: 51-31

17
3 0
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #6 and East #3

2019 Records
Thunder:
 49-33
76ers: 51-31

18
7 5
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics

Seeds: West #3 and East #4

2019 Records
Trail Blazers:
 53-29
Celtics: 49-33

19
6 4
Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers

Seeds: West #4 and East #5

2019 Records
Rockets:
 53-29
Pacers: 48-34

20
6 4
Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #5 and East #1

2019 Records
Jazz:
 50-32
Bucks: 60-22

21
6 4
Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers

Seeds: West #1 and East #5

2019 Records
Warriors:
 57-25
Pacers: 48-34

22
5 3
San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Seeds: West #7 and East #3

2019 Records
Spurs:
 48-34
76ers: 51-31

23
3 1
San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Seeds: West #7 and East #1

2019 Records
Spurs:
 48-34
Bucks: 60-22

24
3 1
Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers

Seeds: West #5 and East #5

2019 Records
Jazz:
 50-32
Pacers: 48-34

25
7 6
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors

Seeds: West #3 and East #2

2019 Records
Trail Blazers:
 53-29
Raptors: 58-24