NBA: Almost Back-to-Back Championship Wins

Can you name the NBA champions losing the next NBA finals as defending champions?

YearTeamResult (Series)
1948Baltimore Bullets (2-4)
1958St. Louis Hawks (2-4)
1973New York Knicks (1-4)
1979Seattle SuperSonics (1-4)
1983Philadelphia 76ers (0-4)
1985Los Angeles Lakers (2-4)
1987Los Angeles Lakers (2-4)
YearTeamResult (Series)
1989Detroit Pistons (0-4)
2005San Antonio Spurs (3-4)
2014San Antonio Spurs (1-4)
2016Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4)
2017Golden State Warriors (1-4)
2019Toronto Raptors (2-4)
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