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The Los Angeles Clippers were a National Basketball Association team in Los Angeles. The franchise was founded in the Basketball Association of America in Boston in 1946-47 as the Boston Celtics and joined the National Basketball Association in 1949-50 when its previous league merged with the National Basketball League. The team moved to San Diego as the San Diego Clippers in 1978-79, while the Buffalo Braves became the new Boston Celtics. The team moved to Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Clippers in 1984-85 and was renamed the LA Clippers in 2015-16.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
LA Clippers National Basketball Association STAPLES Center Los Angeles 2015-16
Los Angeles Clippers 1999-2000 2014-15
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 1984-85 1999
San Diego Clippers Pechanga Arena San Diego San Diego 1978-79 1983-84
Boston Celtics Boston Garden Boston 1949-50 1977-78
Basketball Association of America 1946-47 1948-49

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Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
National Basketball Association
1984-85 31 51 31 4th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1985-86 32 50 30 3rd in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1986-87 12 70 53 6th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1987-88 17 65 45 6th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1988-89 21 61 36 7th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1989-90 30 52 33 6th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1990-91 31 51 32 6th in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
1991-92 45 37 12 5th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated by Utah Jazz 3-2 (best-of-five) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
Anaheim Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California (one postseason game)
1992-93 41 41 21 4th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Defeated by Houston Rockets 3-2 (best-of-five) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1993-94 27 55 36 7th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (39 regular season games)
The Forum Presented by Chase, Inglewood, California (one regular season game)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (one regular season game)
1994-95 17 65 42 7th in Pacific Division
13th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (34 regular season games)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (six regular season games)
Yokohama Arīna, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Nippon-koku (one regular season game)
1995-96 29 53 35 7th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (33 regular season games)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (eight regular season games)
1996-97 36 46 21 5th in Pacific Division
8th in Western Conference
Defeated by Utah Jazz 3-0 (best-of-five) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (35 regular season games + one postseason game)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (six regular season games)
1997-98 17 65 44 7th in Pacific Division
13th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (33 regular season games)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (eight regular season games)
1999 9 41 26 7th in Pacific Division
13th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (19 regular season games)
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (six regular season games)
1999-2000 15 67 52 7th in Pacific Division
14th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2000-01 31 51 25 6th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2001-02 39 43 22 5th in Pacific Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2002-03 27 55 32 7th in Pacific Division
13th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2003-04 28 54 28 7th in Pacific Division
14th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (40 regular season games)
Saitama Sūpā Arīna, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken, Nippon-koku (one regular season game)
2004-05 37 45 25 3rd in Pacific Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2005-06 47 35 7 2nd in Pacific Division
6th in Western Conference
Defeated Denver Nuggets 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Phoenix Suns 4-3 (best-of-seven)
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
2006-07 40 42 21 4th in Pacific Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2007-08 23 59 34 5th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2008-09 19 63 46 4th in Pacific Division
14th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2009-10 29 53 28 3rd in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2010-11 32 50 25 4th in Pacific Division
13th in Western Conference
Did not qualify STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games)
2011-12 40 26 1 2nd in Pacific Division
5th in Western Conference
Defeated Memphis Grizzlies 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by San Antonio Spurs 4-0 (best-of-seven)
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (33 regular season games + five postseason games)
2012-13 56 26 0 1st in Pacific Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated by Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 (best-of-seven) STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2013-14 57 25 0 1st in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated Golden State Warriors 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2 (best-of-seven)
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + seven postseason games)
2014-15 56 26 11 2nd in Pacific Division
3rd in Western Conference
Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Houston Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (41 regular season games + seven postseason games)