Lost the Championship Then Won it

Can you name the teams that lost a championship and won it the next year?

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Championship YearTeamTeams Lost to/Defeated
NBA 1954-55Minneapolis Lakers/
Ft. Wayne Pistons
NBA 1957-58Boston Celtics/
Boston Celtics
NBA 1958-59St. Louis Hawks/
Minneapolis Lakers
NBA 1971-72Los Angeles Lakers/
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA 1978-79Washington Bullets/
Washington Bullets
NBA 1982-83Los Angeles Lakers/
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA 1984-85Boston Celtics/
Boston Celtics
NBA 1985-86Los Angeles Lakers/
Houston Rockets
NBA 1988-89Los Angeles Lakers/
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA 2008-09Boston Celtics/
Orlando Magic
NBA 2011-12Dallas Mavericks/
Oklahoma City Thunder
NBA 2013-14Miami Heat/
Miami Heat
NBA 2015-16Golden State Warriors/
Golden State Warriors
NBA 2016-17Cleveland Cavaliers/
Cleveland Cavaliers
MLB 1906Chicago White Sox/
Detroit Tigers
MLB 1923New York Giants/
New York Giants
MLB 1927St. Louis Cardinals/
Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB 1931Philadelphia Athletics/
Philadelphia Athletics
MLB 1935St Louis Cardinals/
Chicago Cubs
MLB 1940New York Yankees/
Detroit Tigers
MLB 1943St Louis Cardinals/
St Louis Cardinals
MLB 1944New York Yankees/
St Louis Browns
MLB 1956Brooklyn Dodgers/
Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB 1958Milwaukee Braves/
Milwaukee Braves
Championship YearTeamTeams Lost to/Defeated
MLB 1961Pittsburgh Pirates/
Cincinnati Reds
MLB 1970New York Mets/
Cincinnati Reds
MLB 1977Cincinnati Reds/
Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB 1989Los Angeles Dodgers/
San Francisco Giants
MLB 2015San Francisco Giants/
New York Mets
NFL 1934Chicago Bears/
Chicago Bears
NFL 1937Green Bay Packers/
Chicago Bears
NFL 1939New York Giants/
New York Giants
NFL 1943Washington Redskins/
Washington Redskins
NFL 1948Chicago Cardinals/
Chicago Cardinals
NFL 1951Cleveland Browns/
Cleveland Browns
NFL 1954Detroit Lions/
Detroit Lions
NFL 1961Philadelphia Eagles/
New York Giants
NFL 1972Baltimore Colts/
Miami Dolphins
NFL 1973Dallas Cowboys/
Washington Redskins
NFL 2018Philadelphia Eagles/
Los Angeles Rams
NHL 1933Toronto Maple Leafs/
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL 1943Toronto Maple Leafs/
Boston Bruins
NHL 1950Toronto Maple Leafs/
New York Rangers
NHL 1953Detroit Red Wings/
Boston Bruins
NHL 1956Detroit Red Wings/
Detroit Red Wings
NHL 1968Toronto Maple Leafs/
St Louis Blues
NHL 1984New York Islanders/
New York Islanders
NHL 2009Detroit Red Wings/
Detroit Red Wings
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